How far to the nearest Beach?
8 miles from Warren Farm, is the nearest Beach which is very long, open and
sandy. There is a kite-surfing club at the beach and the village has
several good pubs serving very good foods and seafood. There are lots of other safe, sandy beaches and
coves on both
sides of Hook Peninsula and along the coast - Booley and Dollar Bays, Carnivan
and Baginbun, Grange Strand, to name but a few.
Do I need a car?
Yes, a car is essential. The nearest village with
shops, pubs, restaurants, and post office is Campile about 4 Km away. The
nearest large town New Ross, is 9 Km from the Farm. The local pub is about 3 Km. There is very little
public transport available in the area.
Q How do I travel to Ireland?
We are just under an hour's drive from Rosslare port. We
are 2 hours from Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ports and also from Cork.
There are Car Ferry
services as follows:
from Fishguard and from Pembroke in Wales, U.K. and
from Cherbourg and Roscoff in France.
To: Dublin and
Dun Laoghaire from Holyhead.
To: Dublin and
Dun Laoghaire from Holyhead and Liverpool.
from Liverpool and Cairnryan
A useful website to
search for the cheapest Ferry deals is: www.AFerry.co.uk
For Flights to
Dublin, Cork and Waterford you can check these links:
Do you live on the farm?
Yes, we live in the main farmhouse,
which is close to the cottages, so we are nearby if you need any help or
main farming activity is tillage. We grow malting barley for brewing
Guinness and beer, and cattle and sheep can be seen grazing in the fields around the farmhouse in summertime.
What is there to do when we stay in your cottages?
There is such a lot to do that most
people say they were not able to do and see everything in a week!
exploring Wexford and Waterford, the
neighbouring counties of Kilkenny, Carlow, Tipperary and Wicklow are also there
to be discovered.
There are lots of lovely walks and drives in the area as well as in the Blackstairs Mountains to the north of
us, and in the Comeragh Mountains a bit further in Co. Waterford. The
east coast of Wexford has wonderfully long stretches of sandy beaches, including Curracloe Beach
where "Saving Private Ryan" was filmed, and south-west Wexford has
beautiful sheltered coves near Hook Peninsula, presided over by the ancient Hook Lighthouse,
thought to be the oldest in the world!
There is a
very good riding stables and a Par 3 Golf course within 3 Km of us, and there is
popular Oaklands Coarse Fishing lake, about 8 Km away. There are lots
golf courses near us. New Ross 18-hole is the nearest, but in easy reach
is the renowned Mount Juliet Golf Course, also Waterford Castle Golf Course, Faithlegg
Golf Course, St. Helen's Bay Golf in Rosslare, Dunmore East Golf Course and many
other golf courses in the area.
Arboretum/Memorial Forest Park is a must to visit, and is about 3 Km from
us. It has thousands of trees and shrubs from all over the world in a
lovely setting, and the viewing point at the top of Sliabh Coillte (the
wooded hill) in the Arboretum provides fabulous walks with panoramic views of
the surrounding 5
The town of New Ross has
the tall ship "Dunbrody" which provides excellent interactive guided tours with
actors in period costume and a database of passengers/emigrants to America &
Canada. The annual New Ross Piano Festival at the end of
September is steadily growing in popularity and stature.
Waterford, Wexford and
Kilkenny are all quite different in character. Waterford City has a vibrant
Viking Quarter close to Reginald's Tower and excellent award-winning museums. There
is a great Waterford Crystal factory tour with an amazing showroom, and
Waterford County has beautiful gardens and estates that are open to visitors.
Wexford town has a vibrant,
artistic, friendly atmosphere and is home to the world-famous Wexford Opera
Festival, held in mid-October each year. The eclectic Wexford Craft Trail
is a chance to visit the craft workshops and meet the designers, and the
Irish National Heritage Park near Wexford town provides a very enjoyable and
interesting day exploring Ireland's early history from pre-historic eras to
monastic times and the Viking period, with life size reproductions, craft
demonstrations and courses in a beautiful riverside location.
Kilkenny City is full
of character with old shop-fronts and alleyways. Kilkenny Castle
offers a fascinating visitor tour, and
the Kilkenny Design Yard and shop showcases the wealth of crafts and
produce of the area. County Kilkenny has a designated Craft Trail where you can
visit the individual showrooms and workshops to see the crafts in incubation and
ancient abbeys to visit - Dunbrody Abbey,
Tintern Abbey, Jerpoint Abbey, and in New Ross, St. Mary's Abbey.
...I could go on, and on, but I
think you will get the idea that there is lots to
do in this area !
(Of course, you don't have to go
anywhere and instead just 'chill out' and relax in the peace and
quiet of the cottage!)
Q Is there a Booking Fee?
No we do not charge a Booking Fee.
Q Is everything really included
in the price?
Yes, we include everything in the
weekly price. There are no hidden extras. We like to keep life as
simple as possible for our guests, so everything is included in the price:
bed linen, towels, kitchen towels, electricity, central heating, BBQ and Wi