About this listing
A cosy getaway in the heart of the Irish countryside. There are NO EXTRAS on price. Loads 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.
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, but we will direct you to full details on our website.
Susan and Richard were very welcoming and friendly. The cottage is set in a quiet picturesque location and is well equipped including iron and ironing board and a shared laundry. Although tucked away down a lane it is close to a number of attractions.
We ended up staying in a cottage on Susan's property which was a bit bigger (Kirby's Cottage), and suited our family more as we were traveling with a six month old baby in tow.
The property is gorgeous and picturesque. It is everything we imagined the Irish countryside to be, and more. The cottage was a lovely respite for our family after wandering the hectic streets of Dublin. The kitchen was well equipped and we were able to cook some great meals. Susan had the fireplace going and little scones waiting for us upon arrival. What a nice and welcoming touch.
Though we stayed at Kirby's Cottage, we took a peek into the Traditional Cottage and it was equally cute!
We stayed for three nights at Susan's cottage and had a wonderful time. Situated in a very beautiful scenery, the cottage was clean, spacious, provided with all the basic groceries you need and just the way it was described. Susan and Richard were very caring hosts: As a welcome we found some delicious self-made scones with butter and marmelade on the kitchen table. The peat-stove was already lit upon our arrival. Overall I can highly recommend staying at their place.
We spent a very enjoyable week in Susan's cottage. Being greeted with a basket of scones along with butter, jam, tea and coffee started things out nicely. With the fantastic old hearth, we really enjoyed being able to have a fire while sitting around. The location was a good base for exploring Waterford and Wexford. Susan has found a good balance of being attentive without being intrusive. We also enjoyed being invited in for coffee and conversation with her and her husband.
Susan is superb. She makes you feel welcome from the first moment. The cottage is charming and my, did we sleep well. The only pity was that we had to leave.
Susan is who you would always want as an host !
She went to the nearby village so that we could find the cottage, she showed us around very nicely and even baked us some scones for our arrival ! (With butter, jam and milk for the breakfast!). At the end of our stay we had a very nice time with her et her husband around a Coffey and more scones ! (Yayyy !)
The cottage is a very nice and warm place to stay a few days. The fireplace is perfect and the bedroom cosy :)
It was perfect for a part of our honeymoon!!
We had the best time staying here. Beautiful beautiful beautiful place! Very welcoming hosts, we would highly recommend :) thanks heaps!
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About the Host, Susan
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