About this listing
A cosy getaway in the heart of the Irish countryside. There are NO EXTRAS on price, and lots to see and do in the South East region. The cottage is full of charm and character, and the owners are a friendly family who live just across the garden.
Please note that the gallery bedroom is tiny - although with a very comfortable big bed. The bedroom and stairs make this cottage unsuitable for anyone with limited mobility, but check the reviews! Most people love this place.
The Studio Cottage is a comfortable, fully equipped traditional stone cabin on a picturesque Irish farm. A tranquil spot close to Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny, so a great place for touring the South East of Ireland. There are 14 sandy beaches on the Hook penninsula, and Europe's oldest lighthouse to visit. Guests at Fruit Hill generally comment on the warmth of the welcome, the peace and quiet, and the unspoiled surrounding area. Richard and Susan have been in the holiday cottage business for 13 years and are on hand to advise or suggest the best places to see.
There's internet access; plenty of car park space; a washing machine and dryer in a shared laundry; everything you need for cooking at home but plenty of good restaurants and pubs nearby. A wood-burning stove in the 300 year old firelpace keeps the cottage cosy any time of year.
Guests will have access to a great big garden in a mature, historic setting.
Interaction with Guests
Susan and Richard live just across the garden and are always available if needed. Guests are welcome to call in for a coffee and a chat.
Everyone comments on the peace and tranquillity, and the slower pace of life here at Fruit Hill. It's not a lonely spot, but tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the world. It is a good place to recharge the batteries!
Public transport is pretty pathetic, unfortunately. It is possible, but not convenient to get here and get around. If you are keen cyclists or walkers, or don't want to stray too far from the premises, please get in touch.
Other Things to Note
Please ask about long stay rates.
Sorry to say: no pets. The cottage really isn't suitable for pets or small children, much though we love them.
The bedroom and stairs are quite confined and not convenient for anyone elderly or incapacitated.
You will need directions and a map to find us. Available on our website.
Simple good manners cover the house rules. We will treat you as a visiting friend, and would just like to be respected as friends.
I live in a big old house which was a ruin when we moved here in 1995 - with trees growing in it. We have a family of six, mostly teenagers, so we can cope with just about anything. It is lovely to share this place with people, and we have enjoyed meeting visitors from all over the world in our 12 years in the accommodation business. I look forward to meeting you. Susan