Deep in the ‘sunny south east’ of Ireland, many visitors are first attracted to County Wexford holiday homes for the beautifully sandy beaches and warm weather, yet keep returning at times throughout the year. This is because County Wexford is a magnificent region of unspoilt Ireland, offering those staying in Wexford accommodation the chance to really relax in some of the most awe-inspiring scenery, plenty of leisure options and most of all, an amazingly warm welcome. Whether you are looking to enjoy the beaches, the fishing, the walking, the horse riding, the Wexford Opera Festival or simply relax in a Wexford pub, there is an ideal Wexford cottage just waiting to be found.
You will never be short of entertainment from a self catering Wexford property. The beach destinations of County Wexford, including Courtown and Rosslare Strand, have wide expanses of soft sand on which to set out your pitch. Four of the beaches available from a self catering Wexford holiday home have been awarded the European Blue Flag. Along the coast are a number of water sports centres too. Sailing is particularly enjoyable along the coast of County Wexford, although canoeing or kayaking slowly along the inlets and crags of the Wexford coast is an unrivalled joy.
Canoeing up the River Slaney is also a wonderful experience, especially if you take a fishing rod with you. There are a huge amount of fishing opportunities available from a County Wexford cottage or holiday home, with licenses available from post offices throughout the area. The River Slaney is the best place to fish from a Wexford cottage, and there is plenty of coastline from which to go sea fishing too. There are also some fantastically challenging golf courses in County Wexford. Accommodation anywhere in the county will be within easy access of at least one top class golf course, as there are plenty to choose from!
Self catering Wexford accommodation has always been popular with those with a love for the great outdoors. Walking, hiking, climbing and riding in the Blackstairs Mountain range is a magnificent experience. There are many fantastic routes to tackle, giving amazing views across the Irish Sea. There are a few fearsome climbs to attempt too, perfect for mountaineers and climbers.
There are a huge range of historical sites in County Wexford too. However, if you would like to enjoy the Wexford way of life fully from a self catering Wexford property, there are plenty of fantastically fun, hospitable and cosy local pubs to visit for a refreshing drink or heart meal. The whole area is steeped in history too. The oldest lighthouse in Europe lies on the Hook Peninsula, which is well worth the walk, and the Wexford County Museum, held in Enniscorthy Castle, give a wonderful insight into County Wexford’s history. The Irish National Heritage Park is a magnificent attraction, presenting life throughout the ages, with an ancient Viking shipyard, a 7th century mill and remains of homesteads on display.
Wexford Town is a favourite place to take Wexford accommodation, especially due to the annual Wexford Opera Festival which is held in October. The Wexford Opera Festival attracts music lovers from every corner of the globe to Wexford accommodation.
Reaching self catering Wexford holiday homes is easy. Flights to Wexford arrive into Waterford Airport (WAT), which is served by Aer Arann with services to Birmingham (BHX), London and Manchester (MAN) and Ireland’s premier sea port, Rosslare, is served by Stena Line and Irish Ferries from ports along west coast of England and Wales.