Kilmokea, The Garden Suite & The Coach HouseGreat Island, Campile, County Wexford, Y34 TH58, Eire
The Garden Suite & The Coach House
There are two self-catering units at Kilmokea, converted from a granary and coach house and retaining beamed ceilings, crafted stone work and original windows. The beautiful furnishings and excellent facilities are only part of their appeal. More importantly, guests in the self-catering units have free access to all the B&B’s main facilities: the seven-acre gardens, the indoor heated swimming pool (from April), the tennis court, croquet lawn and more. Add on the options of taking aromatherapy treatments and the occasional meal in the conservatory or dining room and you really have the best of both worlds.
The Garden Suite has been converted from the original Granary and is an attractive two-bedroom first-floor apartment, with a large rose window giving views of the Italianate Gardens. There is a drawing room with a high beamed ceiling, a fully-equipped kitchen/diner and two separate bedrooms, each with their own ensuite shower rooms.
The Coach House offers unusually flexible accommodation: It can either cater for four guests by using just the Orchard bedroom or up to eight by adding on two further bedrooms, the Orchard Room and the Tulip Suite. Whichever you choose, the bedrooms are on the first floor, while downstairs you have use of a large drawing room/kitchen with a vaulted ceiling and Minstrell’s Gallery: a character setting for relaxing by the fire.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Children by Arrangement
- Dinner by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Swimming Pool
- Bird Watching
- Water Activities
There is a 4 night minimum for rentals
The Garden Suite (up to 4 guests) - from €510
Coach House (up to 9 guests) - from €910
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Much of the pleasures are found within the grounds, elegantly tumbling down to the River Barrow. But take time to explore. South Wexford is 'secret Ireland' - largely unspoilt and awaiting discovery. The coastline offers a beach a day for a fortnight, with pretty villages, bird-filled mudflats, surf beaches and pretty fishing villages all within easy reach. There are 11 golf courses within an hours drive, with the closest being 10 minutes away, fily fishing on rivers and more angling to sea, kite-surfing, kayaking, and history on every side. Best of all are the people: warm, friendly, interesting and philosophical - and always with time for a chat.
Emma & Mark Hewlett
- Bio : Your hosts at Kilmokea are the Hewlett family, who have spent the last 20 years restoring the property to its former glory and who welcome guests because they like looking after people. Emma and Mark have three boys. Joshua is your waiter in the evening and Myles & Cosmo help below stairs. Several animals, including a retired horse live here, the hens providing eggs for breakfast. They have spent a lot of effort restoring the gardens - think an Irish Heligan with giant rhubarb, tree ferns and bamboo - in particular restoring the vegetable garden into a fully organic fruit and vegetable potager, providing super-fresh ingredients direct to the plate.