Unique low impact chalet and charming purpose built kitchen and dining space on an old traditional small farm in rural County Wexford. 14 acres with regenerating woodland, stream, pond, woven willow hut, farm animals and wandering badgers......
Badgers Hill Chalet, warm and relaxing. Above, the sleeping loft, with a double mattress. Ground floor, futon sofa that open into double bed.
We are offering our lovingly built cabin in the tranquil countryside of Ireland's sunny southeast. New in 2014- we have just added a purpose built kitchen! Our place is an ongoing work. It encompasses a private, small, warm and bright chalet and separate new kitchen in the middle of a family run 14 acre working smallholding. The chalet is 32 sq metres and has a purpose-built sleeping loft with a double mattress (look closely at the photos and you will see the bed up the ladder in the loft). There is also a double futon sofa, that can be used on the ground floor as a second bed for families or groups. If you have larger groups, please inquire as we have other sleeping options. The space is heated by a woodburning stove, firewood provided! The chalet is often used by the owner as a yoga studio, classes can be requested when you book in. It was built over a two year period and many of the materials were recycled or sourced by the owner through his forestry work. Wifi is available in the chalet, or if your prefer it can be turned off.
We have just added a new complete kitchen- see updated photos! There is a new five ring gas hob, under counter fridge, beautiful hand made beech counter and with 18m2 of space there is lots of time and space for enjoying the peace of the countryside.
We provide clean bed linen and towels for all the beds/guests.
There is a private dry compost toilet alongside the chalet and shower use is available in the main house. We are very conscious about keeping the space immaculate, so that the integrity of the building can be appreciated.
The smallholding is very secluded, approx. 3km from the main road and only 7km from artistic Wexford Town. The chalet is tucked into a secluded, private place on the land, near our old apple orchard and wood store.
We are a working smallholding and keep geese, chickens, and a donkey. We have established a new large orchard and a regenerating woodland. Our place is far from the road so it is very safe for children. We have a tree house, swingset and there is a small stream, for relaxing, paddling fun. Beautiful long walks and bike rides from your doorstep. There are also many easy, enjoyable walks to take with children. It is a perfect space for people who desire a quiet place to work, think or meditate. There is an abundance of wild birds and wildlife and often a fox, badger or heron can be spotted.
The main house is located 20 metres from the chalet, down the lane. We are only 20km from Rosslare Europort. 15km to nearest beach, Curracloe. Many other beautiful beaches not much further down the Wexford coast. 2km to a beautiful walk along the Slaney river. There is a small dock along the river, and kayaking/canoeing is a popular activity.
Meals can be provided by an experienced cook prepared from home reared meat and other local produce. We bake sourdough bread in a wood fired clay oven, orders taken! Likewise our pizza's are a treat and make for an ideal summer meal with fresh salad. Pizza firings can be arranged.
Wexford is the home of the Wexford Opera Festival on the 23rd of October to the 3rd of Novermber. wexfordopera
Wexford comes into full swing during the festival, so book your stay early.
There is also a fringe festival at the same time. wexfordfringe
Wexford also has a vibrant arts centre for performances and classes. wexfordartscentre
Wexford is packed with all types of interesting places to visit; from the wild and beautiful Hook Peninsula to the Irish National Heritage Park (just down the road from us). Wexford has many delightful restaurants, and we are quite choosy! from Thai to Italian... Wexford is a slow food town.
the website for Wexford tourism is visitwexford
Loads of activities for children... horseriding, surfing, a great public swimming pool, along with all the great beaches, 10 screen cinema, bowling alley and huge indoor play centre with climbing frames, video arcade, pool tables and cafe. so rain or shine... everyone can be happy.
Wexford is a 3 hour train journey from Dublin, the route is down the east coast, with beautiful views the entire way. Or 2.5 hours on the bus. Glendalough is 2 hours by public transport, less by car. Cork is 2.5 hours. Kilkenny 45 minutes. Waterford 45 minutes. Both train and bus have a very flexible schedule with many busses and trains returning daily and can leave you in a multitude of places in Dublin or anywhere along the way.
We think our home and area are very special and love to welcome people here.
We live on 14 acres of land and guests are free to roam and explore the small regenerating woodland, the new orchard, a stream, feed the geese from the woven willow hut by the pond..........
Interaction with Guests
We are always here to welcome the guests and are usually around to give them great tips about local secret spots or update them on local events.....
Leave chalet as you find it.
No loud noise after midnight- wandering badgers exempt!
No parties, anti-social, threatening behaviour.
WiFi can be turned on or off, as desired by the guest.
Chris gave us the warmest welcome and so did Vivian and their children when we met them the day after.
It is the best location for those looking to get back to basics and forget the silliness of city lifestyle.
The grounds are amazing and our 3 year old loved observing and feeding the ducks and geese.
We weren't too lucky with the weather but hey, it's Ireland after all.
Regarding the accomodation: there is everything you need and more!
Thanks guys and see you very soon!
Vivian and Chris have created a lovely place to stay in a lodge in their garden with a newly built kitchen area. They were very welcoming, as were their very friendly dogs. We even tried out the zip wire in the woods, and I had my eye on the trampoline! Would recommend Badgers Hill for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of it all - but equally the WIFI signal in the lodge is excellent!
We had a great time at Badger's hill, Chris and Vivian were great hosts and very accommodating. The kitchen and bedroom were very cosy and it was lovely to look out the window and see the chickens and dogs! We would definitely recommend it for w tranquil and unique getaway! Ciara and Ed
Although we never met Vivian, her husband Chris arranged everything for us, and was very flexible with our schedule and made us feel right at home. The little Chalet on their farm was just like the photos. Clean and cozy with plenty of firewood to keep us warm. We also took full advantage of the kitchen facilities while we were there. And the roaming cats and dogs on the farm made for welcome company. I highly recommend staying with them for a night if your passing through, or weekend or even a weekly getaway in the country. Thanks again!
Badgers Hill provided one of the most perfect little getaways, to the extent that myself and my partner really struggled to leave come the end of our stay. Vivian and Chris are beautiful people and proved to be unbelievable hosts from start to finish, with little touches such as the wood burner being lit upon arrival and a complimentary bottle of wine making for a really special experience. We will definately be returning at another point and strongly recommend it to anyone wanting to relax and unwind amidst nature while still being conveniently close to Wexford town.
I had a lovely stay on the farm with Vivian and her family. The accommodation is simple, but spacious ... especially spacious since I was traveling alone! It would be an ideal location for a small family that is looking to make meals in the detached kitchen, and are all happy to stay together in the chalet (a very affordable option too!). Vivian was also really helpful with tips on places to see/eat in Wexford, as well as scenic sites/drives in the surrounding area. On my way out of town I took a snack for the drive home, per Vivian's suggestion ... an apple off their tree! The chalet is only a short (and scenic) 10/15 minute drive to Wexford, so ideal if you are looking to both enjoy the outdoors/rural surrounding, but also go into town a time or two.
Vivian and her family are really awesome people, who made us feel really welcome and at home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful place, stories and hospitality. The place is really beautiful and quiet and full of good vibes, where there are amazing and friendly animals. It was a fantastic experience sharing the moments with this amazing family and friendly animals and feeding apples to the horses and donkey was really cool. Thank you for sharing and we want definitely to come back and recommend this place :-)
A busy mother of four who bakes sourdough bread, teaches yoga and loves the Irish spring. We are an adventurous family who have lived in the United States and Spain and traveled many other places. Our best holidays are ones we have shared with local families. Our home is special and feels like another world. There is always someone playing music, walking in the garden or enjoying a quiet spot among the trees.