You are viewing a holiday cottage to rent in Rathnure, Blackstairs Mountains, County Wexford. It is a Semi-detached Barn Conversion.
This charming barn conversion is located on the grounds of the owner's 18th century Georgian home where there is a working stud farm. The property is just 6 miles from Kiltealy and 10 miles outside Enniscorthy. It has been lovingly rennovated and restored which has transformed it into a delightful, open plan cottage offering snug and cosy living with a wood burning stove. This is the ideal base from which to tour the historic town of Kilkenny, travel to Dublin City for the day or explore the coastline of Wexford with its numerous sandy beaches and fine golf courses.
Shop. Pub 2 miles. Restaurant 10 miles. Beach 20 miles.
GF: lounge/kitchen/diner with sofa bed, twin. FF: double, shower room.
Electricity and oil central heating included, wood burner with fuel supplied, linen and towels included, travel cot, high chair, TV, video, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, dryer, babysitting on request, hairdryer, alarm clock, welcome pack, fully enclosed garden, garden furniture, bbq, locked shed available for storage, off road parking. Pets welcome.
This courtyard cottage is part of a complex of farm buildings and on the same grounds as the owner's 18th century Georgian home which has been home to the same family since 1769. A wood burning stove rolls back the years. On the farm you will see horses grazing in the fields alongside sheep and Kerry cows. At various times of the year foals, calves, and lambs romp in the meadows. This is a working stud farm and you will be able to experience the rhythm of agriculture at first hand during your stay. Added attractions for children are the pot-bellied pig, hens and chicks and other small animals housed in the courtyard.
** Wexford Opera Festival takes place in October.
FOOD and DINING:
With the mighty Atlantic washing its beautiful coastline, the South East offers incredible sea food from the small pubs in the seaside villages to the many larger restaurants in the towns and cities in the region. Monksgrange is strategically placed in close proximity to three larger town of Enniscorthy, Wexford and New Ross.
For guaranteed quality places to eat try:
Ballycross Apple Farm
Le Dolce Vita
Monart Destination Spa (super food 7 miles away)
Stable Diet Cafe and Patisserie
The Galley (river cruise/restaurant) - summer months
There are also cookery schools close by:
Dunbrody House cookery school - Arthurstown
Phelim Byrne cookery academy - Wexford town
The country cookery school Kilmuckridge.
WALKING and CYCLING:
Cycling and walking trails are enjoyed by visitors of all ages to the region, with uncrowned and scenic routes on your doorstep at Monkgrange. The walking trails are suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities. Numerous bike and walking operators are available in Wexford town for bike hire and guided walking tours/hiking trips. Monksgrange farm is situated at the foothills of Mount Leinster/Blackstairs mountains, trails can be walked from beginning to end from the farm. A perfect destination for an idyllic walking holiday.
The going is always good for horse riding enthusiasts at Monskgrange. The cottage is located on a stud farm famed for its long history in breeding and is the ideal destination for any equestrian fan.
Belmont Equestrian Centre Enniscorthy - 0539383993
Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre Enniscorthy - 0567773044
Anville Lodge Stables Enniscorthy - 087 6800919
Butterfly Farm, Xcamolin, Enniscorthy - 087 7666618
Think Golf - think Wexford!! The South East boasts a staggering 37 excellent golf courses. With the best weather and value for money to be found in the country its little wonder Ireland's south - east is such a popular golfing destination for natives and visitors alike.
Bunclody Golf Club - 0539374444
Enniscorthy Golf Club - 0539233191
New Ross - 051421433
Rosslare Golf Club - 0539132203
St. Helens Bay Golf Club - 0539133234
Wexford Golf Club - 0539142238
Mount Juliet Golf Club - 0567773064
With 5 of Ireland's principal rivers and the Atlantic Ocean surrounding its rugged coastline, the south -east is an attractive location for anglers of all levels of experience.
The regions rivers afford fishermen superb opportunities to fish for Trout, Salmon, Bream, Rud, Roach and Perch. The south east coastline plays host to arguably the best Bass fishing in Europe while deep sea fishing trips are available through a number of registered charter boat operators targeting a range of species including Ling, Pollack, Cod and Tope.
The purchase of a state licence is necessary to fish for Salmon and Sea Trout.. For current legislation on all angling disciplines log on to www.cfb.ie or contact local fisheries board.
Kilmore Quay, Wexford is a regional centre of excellence for Angling.
Loughmahon Lakes Fly and Bait fishing - Adamstown, Wexford - 0872765664
South East Angling - Wexford Town - 0539123351
Oaklands Lake - New Ross, Wexford - 051425196
FUN FOR KIDS:
Miles and miles of beaches, rock pools, only 20 miles away, with also plenty of water activities including surfing, saling,etc.
There is a fantastic choice of animal based attractions including pet farms, an aviary and reptile village. In the Courtyard cottage at Monksgrange there is an opportunity for your little ones to encounter all sorts of animals including horses, cows, sheep/lambs, potbelly pigs and hens.
There is plenty to do on a rainy day indoors as well from 10 pin bowling, state of the art play centres, swimming, pottery, laser mania, you will have fun whatever the weather.
The sunny south east offers a great variety of designs and styles of gardens for the enthusiast.
*Johnstown Castle and Gardens
*Newtownbarry House and Gardens
FESTIVALS and EVENTS:
** JFK Dunbrody Festival, New Ross - July
** Strawberry Festival, Enniscorthy - June
** Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Kilkenny - June
** Aims Choral Festival, New Ross - May
** Wexford Fringe Festival, Wexford - October
** Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford - October
Tennis on site. Walking - Hill 1 miles. Cinema, Swimming Pool, Childrens Playground, Golf, Horse riding 10 miles. Fishing 12.5 miles.
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