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Gorgeous spacious cottage in pretty garden setting in sunny south east Ireland!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Fabulous well-equipped cottage in a pretty country setting near Hook Peninsula

Horseshoe Cottage is one of 4 beautiful stone cottages where you can relax and enjoy the pretty gardens and lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

The cottages are located in a pretty prizewinning courtyard garden and each cottage has its own private patio/garden area. The cottages are all different, each with its own distinctive character, and they are spacious and equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

There is lots to do in the area, and in the wider area. Within 15 minutes drive there are parks, gardens, castles, abbeys, a replica famine ship to visit as well as a wonderful coastline with lots of sandy beaches.

The extensive J. F. Kennedy Memorial Park, 5 minutes away, has trees and shrubs from all over the world, lovely walks, good facilities for children and a viewing point from where you can see 5 surrounding counties. The JFK Ancestral Home at Dunganstown is 5 minutes from the farm. At New Ross quayside, 10 minutes away, you can visit 'Dunbrody' replica Famine Ship and see Ros Tapestry which depicts local history in richly embroidered panels. St. Mary's Abbey, Dunbrody & Tintern Abbeys are all within 20 km and the small harbours and sandy beaches of Hook Peninsula stretch southwards.

The Irish National Heritage Park near Wexford has won awards for its visitor experience and, apart from the wealth of knowledge that can be gained from various reconstructions of life through the ages, it provides a lovely walk in beautiful surroundings.

With Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny about half an hour away and Dublin and Cork a 2 hour drive, the farm makes an excellent base for exploring the sunny southeast corner of Ireland!

We would love to welcome you to one of our beautiful farm cottages where you can relax, unwind and enjoy the pretty gardens and lovely views of the surrounding area. The farm is in a quiet rural area with sweeping views of the Barrow Valley and estuary and it has been in Patricia's family for generations. Its area is 120 acres and the main enterprise is tillage, with grazing for cattle and sheep.

Our five stone cottages ooze character and have been renovated and restored to retain their many traditional features while providing the comforts and luxuries necessary for a calm relaxed holiday in a friendly atmosphere. Each cottage has its own south facing private patio with gas BBQ, and each has a large flat screen satellite TV and complementary Wi Fi.

The owners live in the main farmhouse nearby and are at hand for any extra information about the farm history and the area.

Exploring the Area: The Hook Peninsula, with its rocky coastline, safe sandy beaches and fishing harbours, stretches south to Hook Lighthouse, the oldest in Europe. The many castles and ruins in the area include Tintern and Dunbrody Abbeys and Slade Castle.

There is terrific choice of golf, par 3 and pitch & putt with 10 excellent golf courses within 25 miles of the farm. A well run local equestrian centre is popular for horse riding, as is racing at Tramore, Gowran Park and Wexford. Five major rivers flow through the region providing excellent fishing for trout and salmon, while sea angling and wreck fishing are available off the coast, and Oaklands Lake nearby is popular for coarse fishing.

Five signposted drives in the area bring you through hills and valleys, lush pastureland, with rugged coastline and many historical sites.

Northwards are the Blackstairs and Wicklow mountains and to the west are Tipperary's Comeragh mountains, popular with hill walkers, as is the extensive coastal path.

Nearby places to Visit:: Within 4 km is the extensive J.F.Kennedy Memorial Park which has a vast collection of trees/shrubs and a viewing point offering panoramic views of 5 counties the coast and the Saltee Islands, a notable bird and wildlife sanctuary.

J.F.Kennedy Ancestral home, 4 km, has family memorabilia of the former U.S.President. In nearby New Ross you can visit the replica emigrant ship 'Dunbrody' where transatlantic crossings of the 1840s are re-enacted and see fabulous Ros Tapestry.

A tour of famous Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre is a must, as is historic Kilkenny city and castle. Irish history and heritage can be explored with day trips to see The Rock of Cashel in Tipperary, kiss the Blarney Stone and visit Jamesons Distillery and the English Market in Cork, visit the monastic settlement at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. Travel to Dublin and take the sightseeing bus, and a host of other possibilities.

The farm is in a quiet, tranquil location, away from it all, yet near to so many amenities!

More Details

Property Manager
Roger + Patricia Knight
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Roger + Patricia Knight

Roger and Patricia live in the main farmhouse, close to the cottages, where Patricia's family has lived and farmed for many generations. We are on hand to chat with guests and help with questions and information.

Roger + Patricia Knight purchased this cottage in 1860

Why Roger + Patricia Knight chose Ballyfarnoge

The five stone built cottages on the farm were originally stables, farm dairy, granary and coach house with various other uses over their long and colourful lives. Each was restored and converted and re-incarnated into cottages by Roger and Patricia over the past 20 years, with each cottage having its own distinct character and space.

What makes this cottage unique

Each cottage has its own special features, be it natural stone walls or beamed ceilings, one has a traditional half door, another has a canopied bed and several have wood burning stoves. They have a private garden area within a large richly planted garden with lovely views of the Barrow valley.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for our stay. This lovely cottage was the perfect place to spend our 1st anniversary. We enjoyed the walks and sights .. we can't believe we saw 2 abbeys, 3 castles, a fort and an 800 year old lighthouse all in the one day! Look forward to our next visit!
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ballyfarnoge in Kilkenny

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom has shower enclosure and toilet. Main bathroom has bath with shower over, and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom has a 5 ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom is located beside the main bathroom which has bath with shower and toilet. Cot available at no extra charge. Bed linen and towels are provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Children are welcome. We can provide cot & highchair, etc. on request, at no extra charge. We welcome a well-behaved dog. In the interests of hygiene and in consideration of other guests we ask that pets not be allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms please. There is complimentary wi fi available for guests.


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Gorgeous spacious cottage in pretty garden setting in sunny south east Ireland!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Carson City, Nevada, USA

Exceeded expectations! Just beautiful!

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I spent a week with my sister-in-law in Doyle's Cottage. I can't express how beautiful Warren Farm is! From initial inquiry, through a change in booking, and finally arriving, Patricia and Roger were nothing but wonderful -- accommodating, helpful, and so friendly! We both plan to come back to Warren Farm (the sooner the better!) with our husbands... it was truly awesome, and I very highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2008
  • Date of Stay: November 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Rosslare Harbour
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
New Ross Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M9 (Waterford to Dublin motorway)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
New Ross
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Our gorgeous converted stone farm cottages are nestled in the pretty countryside of the Barrow valley surrounded by patchwork of fields and hills in the sunny south east of Ireland. Nearby is the historic market town of New Ross and the Hook Peninsula with its sandy beaches, rocky coastline and Hook Lighthouse. Enjoy a range of activities from golf, fishing, horse riding, all water sports, hill & coastal walks and garden visits to bird watching and whale watching.

Visit beautiful JFK Arboretum/Forest Park nearby with a vast array of trees and shrubs and enjoy the amazing panoramic views of the 5 counties of the south east and its coastline from its viewing point.

Irish heritage can be explored with many historic abbeys and castles in our area including St. Mary's Abbey, Dunbrody Abbey, Tintern Abbey and Reginald's Tower. History comes to life at the award winning Irish National Heritage Park, a delightful venue in a charming setting for adults and children.

The Tall Ship 'Dunbrody', moored at New Ross quayside has re-enactments of the hardships and experiences of emigrant transatlantic crossings of the 1800s. A new focal point on New Ross quayside is the Eternal Emigrant Flame and Sculpture commemorating the late USA president JFK's family links in the area and his ancestral home nearby, and Ros Tapestry along the quayside depicts the early history of New Ross in a series of large hand-stitched colourful panels.

There are 10 Golf Courses in the area and also Par 3, Pitch and Putt and a Driving Range nearby. Horse riding is available close by and Horse Racing at Tramore, Gowran Park and Wexford.

This is a quiet and tranquil location that is close to a great many amenities and places of interest.

Waterford city, of Crystal fame, with its Viking Quarter and Kilkenny city, with its famous Castle and Design Centre, and Wexford, a vibrant bustling town, are all around 30 minutes' drive, and Cork and Dublin are 2 hours by car.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ballyfarnoge, Ireland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 March - 4 May
31 Mar 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 May - 22 June
5 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 June - 31 August
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 1 - 28
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sept - 5 Nov
29 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £21.94

Prices are inclusive of all bedlinen, towels, electricity and heating - there are no extra charges.
Cot and high chair available on request at no extra charge.
Wi Fi included
Booking deposit 95 Euro per week to confirm a booking
Balance payable 6 weeks prior to start of holiday.
We accept VISA/Master card , PayPal and Bank Transfer.
Pets are welcome.
Week-ends available but not in peak season.
Prices are inclusive of all bedlinen, towels, electricity and heating - there are no extra charges. Cot and high chair available on request at no extra charge. Wi Fi included Booking deposit 95 Euro per week to confirm a booking Balance payable 6 weeks prior to start of holiday. We accept VISA/Master card , PayPal and Bank Transfer. Well-behaved Pets are very welcome .. there is a Euro 25 charge

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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