312. Carne, Co. Wexford
Sleeps: 8 + Cot • Bedrooms: 4 • Price Band: X
One of the finest examples of Georgian thatched mansions in the country, it’s located on a quiet sea-side road with spectacular views, including the iconic Tuskar Rock lighthouse. The house enjoys a large, sheltered rear garden, complete with a great barbecue area and patio (a real sun trap). White-washed, with a traditional thatched roof, the house has been completely, but sympathetically restored, maintaining its unique charm whilst benefitting from all the usual mod cons. It’s an historically protected property and was the holiday home of Oscar Wilde (as a child) and his family, being just a short hop, skip and jump to lots of the sunny south east’s sandy beaches. The Irish Times listed it in the top ten holiday homes in the country, with numerous attractions nearby, including bird twitching at the sea inlet/lake in Our Lady’s Island, horse riding, two 18 hole golf courses, Hook Head lighthouse, the Irish National Heritage Park and the award winning Lobster Pot restaurant. It’s under two hours from Dublin and just 10 minutes from Rosslare ferryport.
Tastefully restored to an extremely high standard in 2016, the olde worlde charm has been maintained, offering a little bit of heaven with a contemporary twist. Downstairs there’s a large open plan kitchen/diner (double French doors lead to the garden), complete with oil fired AGA and a rear scullery with pantry, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, etc. The spacious and bright sitting room enjoys a wood burning stove, with French doors to the rear entrance lobby, beautifully refurbished bathroom and large double bedroom. Upstairs there’s the main bathroom and three double bedrooms, two of which are extra large, with ample space for cots and one even enjoys a hidden vanity unit! One of the bedrooms is accessed via another (perfect for looking after smaller children) and both bathrooms have showers which are useful for washing sand from little (or big) toes!! Smart TV. Washing machine/dryer. Free Wi-Fi. No pets.
Aga is available between 1st October to 1st May
Oil, Electricity, Linen, Towels, WiFi