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

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Bagenal Harvey & Boxwell Cottages (Sleeps 14, 6 Bedrooms)

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.

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About the property


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.

Anna Skrine
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018

About Anna Skrine

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.

Anna Skrine purchased this cottage in 1780

Why Anna Skrine chose Wexford

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Available Rentals

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wexford in Wexford Municipal District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • 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
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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Bagenal Harvey & Boxwell Cottages (Sleeps 14, 6 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Peaceful, serene, romatic and also a great place for spending time with loved ones and family

  • 5 of 5

We booked both cottages for a family birthday celebration - three generations who all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The cottages were beautifully restored and well stocked and in the most resplendent surroundings. Whether it’s a romantic break or a family get together this was indeed a most enchanting place in the shadow a fabulous castle - which, by the way, we got a grand tour of by Jim (thanks a million - I still can’t get over the amount of work you put into it - definitely a life-long passion of yours!!). The children loved feeding the animals (just a little bit more than the adults) - thanks Anna. Had the most wonderful weekend and will definitely return. Would recommend it to all. A magical place. Thanks Anna and Jim.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Hideout, Tomhaggard
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Rosslare Port
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Mary Barry's fish restaurant/pub
Nearest Beach
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.