Foulksmills holiday house rental with balcony/terrace, walking and log fire and TV

Mill Farm Cottages Foulksmills County Wexford Irel

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Shrek and Bertie our pet donkeys, looking for attention and maybe some food from our visitors

House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 66658

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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Fern Cottage (Holiday Home Reference 66658) is a smart, cosy and comfortable cottage furnished and decorated to FOUR STAR grading awarded by Tourism Ireland. The cottage can be booked in conjunction with the two other cottages on the farm to accommodate larger groups/families - 18 guests maximum. The cottages are built in the courtyard of the lovely old watermill (built in 1851 by Austin's Great Grand Uncle) providing a unique and tranquil location. With lots of outdoor space & seating guests can relax to the sound of the running water in the adjacent fields. Children have lots of room to play games/football/ basketball/table tennis while younger children have the safety and fun in the enclosed play area, equipped with play house, sand pit and lots of ride on toys. The animals graze in the adjoining paddock and really enjoy the attention given to them.

Foulksmills village is a very short walk - just 5 minutes; There are two pubs in Foulksmills with "THE OAKTREE" one of which serves food at the weekends. There is a supermarket, pharmacist, fuel station, bank machine, beauty salon, hairdressers (5), garden centre, restaurant, Chinese Takeaway and local garage in the nearby village of Wellingtonbridge.

Mill Farm is an ideal touring base: Within 20 minutes of Wexford Town/New Ross & Enniscorthy towns; Many attractions including: the Hook Lighthouse, which is said to be the "oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world and voted by Lonely Plant Guide as the no.1 Flashiest Lighthouse in the World"; John F Kennedy Park; The John F Kennedy Homestead and Duncannon Fort - Military re-enactments take place each summer. Sand sculpting, kite surfing & surf boarding (available daily on Duncannon beach); A visit to The Dunbrody Ship, Johnstown Castle & Wexford Heritage Park are to be recommended. Golfers can choose from SIX championship golf courses as well as 3 magnificent 3 par courses. Bird watching in Wexford slobs and the Saltee Islands

Horse riding, surf boarding, hill walking, cycling and family days out at one of the 3 magnificent swimming pools in Wexford all within 20 mins. drive.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Check in time: 14:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Cullenstown Strand 8 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dublin or Cork 200 km, Nearest railway: Wexford Town 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Fern Cottage - : sleeps up to a maximum of six people. Can be booked with the other two cottages for larger group bookings - up to a maximum of eighteen.

It is a two storey cottage with ramp access - no steps. Downstairs has entrance hall, open plan living room and kitchen area (washing machine/dishwasher/microwave/TV, dvd, radio supplied); Downstairs single bedroom has ensuite; The upstairs has family bathroom (with power shower over bath); There are two bedrooms: one with double bed and one bedroom with double and single bed; Cot and highchair available if needed - no additonal charge. Stair gates at top and bottom of stairs. Cleaning Services are available for guests staying two or more weeks, if required.

Information Packs - local events/places to visit/facilities. Lots of games and books supplied for all ages. Ideal touring base for southern Ireland.

Further details outdoors

The children love to feed the rabbits and of course our very own 'Shrek', 'Bertie', 'Rosie' and Baltizaar (the resident donkeys) are a huge attraction, calling around each evening to say hello and hoping to get an apple or carrot along the way. They love being scratched and talked to and are a huge attraction young and old alike. Adjoining the play area the sheep and calves graze in full view of the guests.

The grounds are kept immaculate and the owners are on hand to answer any queries guests may have during their stay. Adult guests are welcome to take a walk over the beautiful country lane on the farm away from all the road traffic. Children have the freedom to run around and play games in the enclosed garden. There is room too for a 'friendly' football game which will keep Dad exercised too while on holiday.

Wexford Town is a quaint yet modern shopping town with an assortment of boutiques for both ladies and gentlemen as well as the chain stores. Quirky shops, antiques, tourist office located on the board walks of Wexford Quay. Lots of excellent restaurants to be enjoyed too.

Further details

Private parking available for two cars per house.Guests are met on arrival by the owners who live nearby and available if needed during your holiday. A welcome pack includes tea/milk/sugar/dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, toilet rolls etc. Each cottage has own outdoor seating area; Barbecue available for guests use;

Traditional music - details provided in the information pack provided covering Art exhibitions; Wexford Opera; Spiegel Tent and many many more events; Information on cycling routes, walking trails, horse riding, water sports available for guests; Tours of old houses - Loftus Hall and Wells House are recommended. A tour of Wexford Heritage Park has something to suit all ages as well as having an excellent restaurant and visitors centre on site.

The Province of Leinster region

Beautiful scenery with a mild climate - County Wexford known as the sunny south east of Ireland. Hugging the coastline of the Irish Sea on one side and the Atlantic on the other. Many beaches to explore, cliff tops to walk on and magnificent views to be enjoyed visitors can take a trip across to the bird sanctuary - the Saltee Islands - from the old fishing village of beautiful Kilmore Quay.

Regular horse race meetings are held in Wexford racecourse and weekly greyhound racing in Enniscorthy town. Top class golf courses all short drive.

Wexford Town is an excellent shopping town with the Marble City of Kilkenny within an hour's drive. A guided tour of Kilkenny Castle is highly recommended. There are many top class restaurants in the locality - Dunbrody House under the guidance of owner and famous chef Kevin Dundon is twenty minutes drive. Horetown House is 1.5km from Fern Cottage - work up an appetite and keep fit by walking to Horetown House and avail of the courtesy car for the return journey - best of both worlds! Excellent food is served in the Horse & Hound Bar/Restaurant too which is just a ten minute drive from Fern Cottage - children are most welcome too.

With its large number of rivers and lakes Wexford is an angler's delight. Fishing licences can be purchased in Wexford town.

Proud of its heritage visits to Hook Lighthouse, Duncannon Fort, Wexford Heritage Park are not to be missed.


Wellingtonbridge (R733) village is five minutes drive from the village of Foulksmills; A thriving business centre comprising of supermarket, drapery, fuel station and Costcutters, hairdressing salons (4), hardware/garden centre, also beautician, optician and local chemist are available.

From Wellingtonbridge the following routes are signposted

1) The main route to Wexford Town -

2) the historic Bannow Bay - Normans landed here in 1169

3) Duncannon Beach/Fort - tours given

4) Ballyhack Car Ferry - trip to Dunmore East & Waterford

5) FOULKSMILLS & Clongeen .

Foulksmills is a first prize winner in the County Wexford Environmental awards which are held annually. The Corach river flows gently through the pretty village park and used to turn the wheel of the old watermill when in operation.

Foulksmills is set amidst a historic setting of the 1798 battlefield; The old RUC Barracks, now a private dwelling house, retains almost of its original exterior features and is now a beautiful cottage located in the centre of the village.

There is an active Tidy Towns Committee and their hard work ensures that the village performs well each year in the National Tidy Towns Competition.

Fern Cottage, one of three cottages, located directly behind and in the yard of the 'Mill' . The cottages are idealy located for touring the south east.

Co Wexford has lots to offer for both the young and the not so young and most activities are only twenty minutes drive in any direction. Lovely country roads to walk on, overshadowed on each side by mature trees.

Children are well entertained too - they are welcome to play in the village park which is a short stroll from Fern Cottage; At the back of Fern Cottage is an enclosed garden and play area - many important soccer matches played here!

A short drive brings them to lots of water activities in nearby Duncannon or Tramore beaches; A selection include -pony riding, quadding, visit to animal farms, JFK Park, and of course the public playground (in Wellingtonbridge)for the good weather days;

Wexford is proud to host Ireland's first All Digital Cinema recently opened and a treat for the odd rainy day. Also there is an up to-date bowling alley and play zone area all in Wexford town district.

Afternoon tea is served in historic Horetown House and from the beautifully restored Drawing Rooms guests overlook the lawns where battles were fought in front of the 'big' house.

International Polocross events take place annually in Horetown Equestrian Centre from May to September organised by the Young Family.

Fern Cottage & Mill Farm were very proud to provide accommodation for the 2007 American Polocross Team, though the Irish Team was successful on this occasion, the visiting team had a fabulous time competing at the event.

We are always delighted to accommodate the visiting teams for these Polocross events.

Foulksmills village has a post office, a local grocery shop and two pubs for nightly entertainment all of which are a short stroll from Fern Cottage.

The watermill, built in the 1800's by an ancestor of the present owner was in full operation until about fifteen years ago. However with modern technology and more efficient methods of grinding corn - the demand for stone ground wheat meal produced in this way regrettably declined.

The wheel and its inner workings are still in the mill and Austin (present owner) is willing to give a tour of the mill when asked to do so.

Gaelic games play a huge part in the local activities with games being played throughout the summer in the local G.A.A. park - generally admission is free - visitors are most welcome to come along and experience the 'clash of the ash' as the players play for the pride of their parish - sometimes, it could be said, with more passion than skill - the old saying - "the best hurler is on the ditch" could well apply to the many excited supporters who surround the pitch for the games.

There is lots to do - quadding, fishing, cycling (Bikes available for hire in Wexford Town); Wind surfing - lessons are provided on Tramore Beach in Co Waterford. Courtown Harbour and Tramore provide lots of seaside activities - Aqua parks, carnivals etc.

Beaches are a great place to spend the day with little cost -pack a picnic and enjoy. Buckets and spades are available at the Cottage.

Foulksmills is a wonderful base for families or couples to stay. The holiday can be relaxed or active whatever the visitor desires. Try out : -

Hook Lighthouse;

Dunbrody Ship;

John F Kennedy Arboretum in New Ross;

Wexford Heritage Park;

Kilmore Quay;

Courtown Amusement Park;

Tramore Splashworld;

Quadding in Clonroche;



Wexford Strawberries

One of the many golf links

Shopping in Wexford Town, Waterford, and Kilkenny with its many beautiful boutiques and restaurants is highly recommended.

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28 Apr 2013


"Our perfect family holiday"

We read the positive reviews here before our visit to Mill Farm and it is a privilege to add ours to the list. We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday at Mill Farm. The cottage was well presented and welcoming on our arrival. The open fire was lit ready for us, we had milk and a lovely cake waiting for us and Catherine and Austin greeted us and our children having remembered all of our names from our booking. There were games, DVD's and magazines in the cottage for us to use as well as an array of leaflets and information so we could plan our days out. Nothing was too much trouble for Catherine and Austin. At the mention of us heading to find a swimming pool, we found an envelope through the door with printouts of directions, opening times etc which was just one of several kind gestures we received from the lovely Redmonds. Mill Farm is such a pretty setting for a relaxing break. So quiet and peaceful. The donkeys were the reason we chose this holiday and they were a delight, especially when we woke one morning to see Shrek had had her foal! The highlight of our holiday!! We will treasure the memories of our special Mill Farm holiday and it would be a joy to return somewhen. If you are looking for a comfortable and peaceful family holiday to get away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life, we can recommend Mill Farm. The cottage is a home from home and Catherine and Austin are incredibly kind and welcoming.

Thank you so much for taking the time to write up the review on your stay at Mill Farm. It means a lot to Austin and I that you and your family enjoyed your holiday and we hope that you brought home many happy memories. Herbert, is doing really well and getting bigger each day. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we would be delighted to have you all visit again in the future. Best wishes always. Catherine & Austin.

15 Sep 2012


"Perfect for relaxation, peaceful surroundings and lovely views of the river."

Just what we needed. The cottage (brook cottage) was more beautiful than the pictures we had seen. Our daughter was over the moon about her bedroom where her bed had been thoughtfully made with hello kitty covers and a huge teddy bear placed in there too. Very helpful and friendly owners. Loved the donkeys and the play area. Would definitely return for another visit!

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay with us at Mill Farm, Foulkesmill; We are really glad that you found the cottage welcoming and comfortable to stay in and especially that 'Hello Kitty' helped your little girl settle in for a fun holiday. Best wishes always Austin & Catherine

28 Apr 2012


"Perfect family accommodation."

We were traveling to Ireland to visit familythese New Ross. From my first communication with the proprietors I knew we would be well looked after at this accomodation. When we arrived with our four children we were welcomed by Austin, who had the fire burning for us in the spacious lounge/kitchen. The children soon discovered their large bedrooms, each furnished with a double and a single bed. We had a double room downstairs with an ensuite wet room. Outside, there was a large walled garden with swings, basketball hoop and football net. There was also a patio area with a playhouse and a large selection of toys for the kids to enjoy. But the main attraction for our children were the rabbits and the three donkeys. Foulksmill is a beautiful setting, just over half an hour from Rosslare.we enjoyed some lovely days out at the Irish heritage centre in Wexford (it is well worth taking the guided tour- the guide was humourous and knowledgable and really interacted with the kids). JFK arboretum is a beautiful peaceful place with a brilliant kids play area and cafe. We had a fantastic stress free week at this spacious cottage. The cottage was well equipped and the little extras were provided (washing up liquid, tea bags, coffee, salt and pepper, hand soap, tea towels etc). The setting was picture perfect and the children were well catered for. I have no doubt that we will be returning to Mill Farm Cottages in the future.

Sincere thank you from both Austin any myself for taking the time to give such a generous review. We are really delighted to know that you and your children had a wonderful holiday and that the cottage and play areas added to the fun. We will let our other guests know of the places you enjoyed to visit and it goes without saying that we would be complimented and love to have you all back again for another stay at Mill Farm Cottage.

1 Oct 2011


"Dream of exploring Ireland"

On arrival, we were we fell in love with the area and nice quite Town. The enclosed court yard was wonderful, and the cottages were nicley done, with facilities to the elderly and disable a like.( ramps for wheelchairs/handles in bathroom downstairs) The Owners were really great, prepared us all the necessary daily items,milk,toiletries, wine and a cake for our arrival. They even clearly marked the Cottage from the inside window,clearly indicating it and a welcome note. We have a wonderful week,roaming around in the soth part of Ireland,and when we were at the Cottage,enjoyed the pets in the fields ( Donkeys,chickens etc) and the harmony of the singing birds in the early morning hours.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked the cottage and the surroundings. The animals are missing all the attention now that the summer season is over. Shrek (the white donkey) and her little foal are doing really well. Hope that you brought home wonderful memories of your visit to Ireland. Thank you so much for your kind words, they are much appreciated - Austin & Catherine

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