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Bagenal Harvey and Boxwell cot

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Cottage | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The two castle cottages (newly refurbished) are adjacent to the 15th century Butlerstown castle, and surrounded by their own private Butterfly Haggard and a Herb Garden. Butlerstown has been in the ownership of the same family for many generations, and it has been the wish of the current generation for many years that its beauty and tranquility should be made more available to the public. Set in over 100 acres of peaceful farm and woodland, we are just 10 minutes drive from the closest good beach. There is a small soccer pitch for children to play on, and animals to feed. A good variety of local restaurants, pubs (such as the Lobster Pot pub/restaurant), riding stables, golf courses, museums, deep sea fishing from Kilmore Quay, bird heritage sites (such as the Saltee Islands, North Slob, Our Lady's Island and Tacumshin Lake) are all within easy striking distance. Donkeys, sheep, free range hens and other pet animals, as well as an ancient well and traditionally run vegetable garden, all help to make Butlerstown a unique place.

Size Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ballyhealy 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Waterford, Nearest railway: Rosslare Harbour 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Table tennis
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 6 bedrooms
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

A washing machine is available in the main house, if needed.

Further details

Smoking outside is not a problem.

About this location

The Province of Leinster region

Bagenal Harvey cottage is in the sunniest corner of Ireland, and as the crow flies is just 1 mile from the sea. Set in the precincts of Butlerstown Castle, one of the best preserved 'Tower Houses' in Ireland, the place itself is rich in history; for it has been within the Boxwell family and their descendants now for at least 7 generations. Bagenal Harvey cottage is named after the lawyer who lived in neighbouring Bargy Castle, and became leader of the Wexford insurgents in the 1798 rebellion for a short time. It was he who asked for Butlerstown Castle to be bequeathed to his Boxwell cousins shortly before he was killed.


Johnstown Castle with its park and museums; Wexford Heritage park; Hook lighthouse; Kilmokea gardens; Woodstock arboretum; The Saltee Islands (from Kilmore Quay)

The Wexford Opera Festival in October; Traditional Irish Music Festival in Carrig-on-Bannow; Kilmore Seafood Festival; Our Lady's Island Pilgrimage

Riding, swimming, golf, deep sea or river fishing, water sports, walking, cycling.

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Review 1-5 of 5

11 May 2014


"Wonderful tranquil cottages, it is a truly magical place"

We have just spent our third weekend break in the cottages and again we had a wonderful stay. It is such a peaceful place and so safe for the children. We were a family group of 9 adults and 7 childr… More

17 Nov 2013


"Really lovely place to stay"

Perfect place to stay for a mixed age group, from young children to older family members. Really beautiful spot and very private. We really enjoyed sitting outside in the lovely lavender garden in th… More

7 May 2013


"Exceptional, so good I'm almost tempted to keep it a secret"

I booked both cottages for a family get together in April and we had a really special weekend. Stunning, comfortable, impeccably clean cottages, beautiful gardens, great location, donkeys, sheep and o… More

25 Apr 2013


"Dormire in un castello nella campagna Irlandese"

Ottima casa vacanze, abbiamo prenotato un soggiorno per quattro notti, siamo arrivati molto tardi la sera per colpa di ritardo aereo, e la proprietaria residente nel luogo ci ha aspettato e fatto trov… More

12 Jun 2012


"A gorgeous place and welcome from the owners"

The cottages are gorgeous, beautifully decorated with a real attention to detail. The kitchens were fully kitted out with all utensils you could use and the owners had some essentials provided on our arrival. We had 6 children with us and you could hardly get them inside for the whole weekend from tennis on the lawn to football, and they feeding the chickens and donkeys. We also really enjoyed the tour of the castle that "King Jim" provided.
Thanks to Anna and Jim for their hospitality, we felt so welcome and comfortable without feeling intruded upon. And the adults had a great few nights in front of the log fires.
A brilliant place for a family break.

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:28 Feb 2015

Based in Ireland

Languages spoken
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  • German

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