Bunclody 3.5 miles.
Settled in County Wexford near to Bunclody is this detached dwelling, Dairy Lane Cottage, bursting with original features and beautifully renovated to offer a contemporary spin on traditional style.
With three bedrooms Dairy Lane Cottage sleeps six guests, perfect for three couples or a family seeking outdoor adventures with the property being surrounded by wonderful walking country.
Enter through the modern front door and be welcomed into the open-plan living and dining room, immediately admiring the gorgeous, exposed stone fireplace where a woodburning stove sits in the centre to keep you warm as you socialise on the sofas.
A long dining table rests opposite on the slate floor, with the large floor-to-ceiling windows allowing the natural light to flood the room, it's a serene spot to come together in.
Head to your right and find a homely snug reached via four steps down, with a Smart TV in here to watch curled up on the sofa after a busy day outdoors.
Travel back through the living area and into the kitchen to make use of the excellent appliances when cooking your homemade meals, with a large electric oven and a gas hob at your fingertips alongside the sleek, blue-grey units, as well as a handy utility room next to it for all your laundry needs, perfect for long stays.
A ground-floor wet room can be found next, providing a sleek spot to freshen up in, serving the first-floor twin room reached via a winding wooden staircase and featuring a rustic stone wall.
Completing the layout are two more bedrooms on the ground floor; find a lovely king-size double bedroom with plenty of hanging space and three steps down taking you into the wonderful en-suite wet room, while further along the hallway is another king-size double, this one slightly more spacious and featuring both a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite wet room, along with doors out to the patio so you can wake up to the fresh morning air.
When you're ready to head out for the day, pull on your walking boots and embark on a hike right from your doorstep, with Dairy Lane Cottage being next door to Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster, so there's plenty of routes to explore to keep you busy.
After a day of energetic rambling, a well-earned pint is a must, so head into the nearby town of Bunclody for a choice of several classic Irish pubs and bars to drink in, with a host of shops here too for any ingredients you might need for your home cooking in the cottage.
Bunclody also has Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club, perfect for those who like to play a round or cast a line, whilst several horse riding stables lie in the surrounding area offering scenic horse-trekking.
The county town of Wexford is just under 30 miles away and presents a great day out; visit the Irish National Heritage Park where life of ancient Ireland is revealed with life-size models and costumed guides within a 35-acre park, whilst the Omniplex cinema just outside the centre of town is perfect for a rainy day.
Spend a day at the beach with Curracloe Beach being home to fine, white sand backed by grassy dunes and popular with walking and swimming, along with some seaside cafés to stop in for lunch.
Admire the riverside castle in Kilkenny and explore the beautiful gardens, or travel down to Waterford just a scenic drive away.
Enjoy a peaceful retreat in this serene spot at Dairy Lane Cottage in County Wexford.