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Norman Castle Cottages Beautifully Renovated - Bagenal Harvey & Boxwell Cottages (Sleeps 14, 6 Bedrooms)



Updated: 30-Aug-2016
Holiday Homes in Tomhaggard, Co. Wexford, Ireland - Tranquil 100 Acre Farm - Ten Minutes From The Beach

The castle cottages, newly refurbished, are on a heritage site, flanking a superb 1500s castle (Tower House). Butlerstown has been in the ownership of the same family for many generations, and it has been the wish of the current owners for many years that its beauty and tranquility should be made more available to the public. Set in 100 acre farm and woodland, in the sunniest corner of Ireland, we are just 10 mins drive from the closest good beach. The castle cottages have their own private Herb Garden and Lavender Haggard, and there is a small soccer pitch for children to play on. Good local restaurants, pubs (such as the Lobster Pot pub/restaurant), riding stables, golf courses, museums and bird heritage sites (such as the Saltee Islands, North Slob and Tacumshin Lake) are all within easy striking distance. Donkeys and other pet animals, and a traditionally run vegetable garden, ancient well and other special features all help to make Butlerstown a unique place.

Details for holiday cottage Bagenal Harvey & Boxwell Cottages (Sleeps 14, 6 Bedrooms), 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Bagenal Harvey Cottage is flanked by Butlerstown Castle (Tower House), a herb garden and lavender haggard. Boxwell Cottage is next door to it.

Both cottages provide 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (1 en-suite in each cottage) on the 1st floor, and the bathrooms are traditionally fitted with bath, basin and WC.

There is a large sitting room on the ground floor of Bagenal Harvey Cottage with oak floor boards, ceiling with old wooden beams, and open fireplace. There is enough room in one end of the sitting room to put tables together so that up to 14 can be seated for a meal. The kitchen-come-small dining room is next door.

All rooms are traditionally furnished, and wood is available for the fire. In Bagenal Harvey Cottage a small lobby and cloakroom (WC) leads to the front door and lavender garden.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Anna's family has been living at Butlerstown Castle for many generations. It has been her wish for many years to be able to share the tranquility and beauty of the place with others. Her husband Jim worked for years in London restoring heritage buildings, and running an architectural salvage business. He has done all the restoration and repair work himself to the two cottages (originally a 1600s cowhouse). Anna works with complementary therapies - and organizes workshops at Butlerstown.

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From the Owner

We moved back to Anna's family home some years ago. People often say it is like stepping into another world coming here, it is so peaceful! The castle, or Tower House, is remarkable in that it is in such good original condition. We are a mile from the sea as the crow flies and there are a number of good beaches within a 10 or 15 minute drive. There are also places of great natural and wild-life beauty nearby, such as Tacumshin lake, and the world-heritage Saltee Islands which are accessed from Kilmore Quay. Anna has a range of pets, including donkeys, free range hens and sheep.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Hideout, Tomhaggard at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Rosslare Port at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Rosslare at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Wexford at 13 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Mary Barry's fish restaurant/pub at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ballyhealey at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Healing workshops of various kinds and painting holidays will become available more and more here.


There are a number of good local beaches. The closest is 10 mins by car, Ballyhealy beach. This is our favourite, though can sometimes be a little stoney. There are very sandy beaches 15 and 20 mins away, including Rosslare Strand, Carne and Kilmore Quay.


The closest channel port, Rosslare, is just 15 mins drive. Waterford Airport is 1 hr 15 mins drive, and Dublin Airport 2 hr 20 mins. The use of a car is essential, as we are in the country with the nearest small village over 1km away.


Nearest village, Tomhaggard is just over 1km. Wexford town is 12km. Kilmore Quay and Rosslare Harbour are approximately 10km. Rosslare Strand is 12km.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jan 2017 - 20 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2017
21 Mar 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Easter 2017
10 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please ring for booking details. Tel + 353 (0)53 9135 506.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday, though this is flexible. Arrival after 4pm, and departure before 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 30-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

We are just 20 minutes from Wexford, and15 minutes from Ireland's main port, Rosslare Harbour. There is good access to excellent restaurants, pubs - the Lobster Pot is a well known pub/restaurant - riding stables, Johnstown Castle museum, Kilmore Quay fishing village and golf courses.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, with shared bathroom
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, with shared bathroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, with en suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, with en suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, with shared bathroom
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, with shared bathroom


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Bedding and towels are provided (except for bathing towels). Outside: There is a Herb Garden and a Butterfly Haggard private to the two cottages (and shared by them). Both have outdoor seating and tables. There is also a small soccer pitch for children to play on, and plenty of space to run around it. The sea is only a short drive away, with a number of good beaches.

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