About this listing
This pretty cottage is everything you could want for a relaxing break in friendly Co Wexford. An ideal base for touring the Sunny South East.
Kirby's is a traditional Irish stone-built cottage set in green, tree-lined pastures in the South East of Ireland. It is one of three cottages in the grounds of 300 year old Fruit Hill House where Susan and Richard live with their family, and are on hand to help and advise about things to do and see in the area. Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny are all within easy driving distance, as are the 14 sandy and unspoiled beaches of the Hook peninsula. The cottage is bright and airy, fully equipped to a high standard, and decorated with stylish simplicity.
Accommodation consists of one double bedroom with a 5 ft king size bed, and a pretty twin room; shower room; kitchen/living room.
Wifi signal available from the greenhouse. Electric storgage heaters, an open fire and well-stocked book shelves together with tv and dvd make for cosy evenings at any time of year.
Nearby is the award-winning restaurant, Aldridge Lodge, and there are shops and pubs a couple of miles away in Campile village. Nearest town is New Ross with its historic ship, the Dunbrody, the Ros tapestry, and from 2013 a fantastic new public swimming pool.
JF Kennedy Arboretum is a lovely park for a stroll with magnificent trees and views, and the Hook Lighthouse, Europe's oldest, is well worth a visit.
This is a welcoming place to stay, and a friendly and interesting part of the world to explore.
Please note that prices quoted per week/month are for the low season. Rates vary, but are always competitive. Please ask for a quote and see.
Guests are free to wander through the grounds, bearing in mind that it is a working farm, and children should be accompanied by an adult.
Interaction with Guests
The owners are present on site - a short walk through the garden.
Wexford has got to be the friendliest County in Ireland.
Public transport is of very little use. Fruit Hill, while not remote, is off the beaten track.
Basic good manners will cover the house rules, but we're not keen on smoking in the house.
Susan made us very welcome right from the start! Very helpful with directions and with the booking! Susan was available if we needed anything at all. Lovely home made scones with jam, fruit bowl and freshly laid eggs awaiting us when we arrived. Cottage very private with nice garden area. Very clean, well equipped with everything we needed to make the most of our stay. Countryside around very pretty - lots of information leaflets in cottage about interesting places to visit. Would definitely recommend to our family and friends. Thank you very much for letting us stay and enjoy the Irish countryside. Hope to visit again, best wishes from Denise and Mick Thwaites
Cottage surpassed out expectations being in quiet location, well presented, quality furnishings and welcomed with scones and a smile.
Susan hat uns sehr freundlich empfangen. Im Haus brannte ein Feuer im Kamin und sie hat diverse Lebensmittel für uns bereit gestellt. Das Haus war sehr gemütlich und sauber. Alles war vorhanden und wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Wir würden das Haus sofort wieder mieten!
Herzlichen Dank an Susan!
Vielen Dank Susan für die tollen und entspannten Tage. Das Cottage war sehr sauber, die Lage sehr idyllisch und ruhig. Wir haben die Zeit sehr genossen und können die Unterkunft sehr empfehlen.
We had a wonderful weekend at this cottage. Everything was exactly like it was described in the listing and the other fabulous reviews are completely accurate. There were four of us - parents and two kids (aged 5 and 3) - and the cottage was a perfect size and perfectly equipped. Susan was an ideal host - friendly and informative but not 'in your face' and the scones were grand :-)
We'll be back..................
We came when it was already dark and we couldn't find Susan's house. But I wasn't worry about that because I had seen in the commentarys of the others that Susan is very friendly and comes fetching her lost sheep :)
She fetched us and we had also a warm fire and some nice scones in our house. It was good that we had everything we needed in the house: Tea, washing and cleaning products, toilet paper, towels, the beds were ready to sleep in and the biggest point for the kids was that there were toys (2 big fire cars, books, puzzles, films,...) :)
The house was nice with little lovely things. There is a lot of green around - no stress :)
There are some nice things to visit around: The beach, the hook lighthouse, Waterford, secret valley (farm for children),...
We had some nice days!!!
(Some further bullet points from Manuel, Stephie's husband):
• Susan and her husband are super nice and welcoming
• Susan showed us the cottage/the rooms and has a short page explaining the basic stuff
• The cottage is only 10km away from the beach (in Duncanon) and the little ferry that crosses the Bay (Arthurstown/Ballyhack)
• Susan had us go to her house, with a very welcoming Kitchen, where we had tea/coffee and they gave us a few tips of things to visit, like the Hook Lighthouse
• There are toys for kids in the cottage and outside as well, which was awesome for our kids! Not to mention green everywhere around!
• It's (we think) super safe to let the kids play outside alone, since there are no roads around!
• The necessary (toilet paper, dish washing liquid) is in the house, no need to buy it.
• Plenty of books and DVDs ensure all evenings will be good.
• Two power adapter from Irish to European were in the house — very convenient since many of us (...) might have forgotten that "detail"
Thank you, Susan!
Susan traf uns am vereinparten Treffpunkt und fuhr mit uns gemeinsam die letzten Kilometer. Es war bereits dunkel. Ein wundervoller Ort, ein zauberhaftes Cottage erwarteten uns. Das Feuer im Kamin brannte bereits und verbreitete eine zauberhafte Atmosphäre. Kuchen und Milch standen bereit für den Willkomnenstee.
Eine Umarmung von Susan und wir fühlten uns sofort, als wären wir alte Freunde, die auf einen Besuch dort (website hidden) sind wir wieder Zuhause und vermissen Irland und Susan sehr .
Hab Dank für alles Susan, es war wundervoll bei dir zu Gast sein zu dürfen.
Christine und Klemens
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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