FERNS (No Extra Charges)
Free Fuel Electricity and WIFI
Arrive to the warmth of a log stove and the aroma of home baked scones and our organic preserves.
Take yourself, your children, and/or your pets along to experience a slice of Irish Village Life.
Stroll up to the village for your morning paper or escape to the fields behind to feed the wild pheasants and rabbits.
Enjoy the views of the Wicklow Hills while you 'talk' to our horses, hens and ducks. Lounge in the hammock in our large secluded garden and listen to birdsong.
Take a walk back in time through the many historic ruins of the village.
You can also arrange a free guided tour of the heritage features throughout the village (during Summer months only) by contacting the Ferns Heritage Office through their website (website hidden). Visit the Heritage page for details.
The village boasts
2 Restaurants and 3 Takeaways!
3 Small supermarkets/shops/Delis
1 Craft Butcher
1 Monastery of Meditation
This bungalow is bright and airy with excellent cooking facilities.
We include a Picnic Hamper for your longer days out - just cook up some nice organic eggs, buy some bread and cheese from our local deli and off you go.
Other extras provided by us for your comfort include:
A Welcome hamper: (starter pack of tea, sugar, coffee, milk, scones, butter, conserve and produce from our organic garden as available. Week long bookings earn a bottle of wine)
A Pillow Menu (just ask when booking)
Hot Water Bottles with washable hygienic covers
We provide logs for the stove for winter and also include central heating and electricity in our rates.
We have an array of outdoor and indoor toys for the little ones too and a high chair or cot is available on request.
We supply a Wii console with several games and a Wii fit for yourselves!!!
We are on the bus routes to Dublin city/airport and most of the neighbouring towns so why not leave your car and use public transport. We provide detailed information for exploration/shopping/sightseeing trips and mobile WIFI for up to 5 devices.
Wexford's coastline boasts a chain of lovely beaches and Wexford's towns are historically fascinating and picturesque too.
We are just over the border from Co Wicklow - famed for its hills and woodlands. Coollattin Golf Club is our local with Enniscorthy and Courtown Clubs within 20 mins drive. We provide sets of clubs free to anyone so inclined.
We live a few yards from Gardenrath which has been in Stephen's family for generations. We are both retired, Stephen from the civil service and myself from a Bed and Breakfast business and Adult Education. We have three married children and four grandchildren.
We enjoy the 'good life' keeping horses, chickens and ducks and growing our own organic fruit and vegetables. Stephen is a keen golfer; we have been members of Coollattin Golf Club for over 40 years and Stephen held the post of Club Captain for 2009.
See our website under gardenrath and check out our reviews on TripAdvisor (Enter Ferns under the Holiday Rentals section).
A typical Review
A wonderful place to stay
"This was a return visit for us to 'Gardenrath Lodge', a place we have come to consider a home away from home. The lodge itself is superb, clean, comfortable and self contained with lots of little extras that you would not normally have. The added bonus for us is that we are able to bring our canine friends too. We have been in both autumn time and summer time and both were most enjoyable. It is very central to many locations for those wishing to travel around but we would highly recommend a guided tour of Ferns Castle itself as we found it most enjoyable.