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The Barn

(Ref. 1068285)

Fethard-On-Sea, County Wexford Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • upstairs (2)
  • freezing (2)
  • cooker (2)
  • bathroom (2)
  • shower (2)

5 Customer Reviews

  • "No mention in listing that electricity requires coins to be fed into meter, shower alternates between hot and freezing cold, electric cooker is ancient, so called central heating is a plugged in heater linked to a timer switch, no upstairs bathroom."

    Also the floor was dirty and a lot of the surfaces were sticky to the touch. Not a patch on other Sykes cottages we have stayed at.

    Reviewed by Charmian1.9Sep 2022

  • "The property is well situated with just a short walk to amenities."

    It's comfortable with a wood burning stove. Two points I'd bring to your attention. The cooker did not work well and is dated. Not too expensive to replace. The shower is not fit for purpose. Being systematically roasted and freezing is not acceptable. Again something that can be easily fixed. Other than that we enjoyed the holiday and the friendly people of Fethard.

    Reviewed by David3.1Sep 2022

  • "Really nice apartment, with lovely stonewalls inside and features that make the property very attractive."

    Nice private garden to back that provides suntrap. Great location within walking distance to shops and bars in village. Owner was lovely and very helpful. Only negative was the apartment could have done with a good dusting and clean, as lots of spiderwebs on walls and ceilings and floors left feet black. Luckily a hoover and mop were provided, so was able to clean as required.

    Reviewed by Ciaran3.4Jul 2022

  • "Spider webs everywhere was not cleaned."

    WiFi only worked on first day of stay. Washing left in washing machine all day. Would need a extra bathroom upstairs. Living room was to cramped with table and sofas need redesign. Rugs in bedrooms are a slip hazard.

    The washing belong to other guests summer time spiders hard to control in old buildings wi- fi works for other guests and myself it's not five star shower room and separate toilet downstairs first time I was told it was cramped . Rugs ?? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela2.2Jun 2022

  • "I already did and your response was not likely to fix issues with any customer."

    You clearly have a policy of not making any attempt to address issues in a professional or customer friendly manner.

    This is my response to the above complaint. 1. Our guest was 4 days late, I held the property for the Guest and as a result I lost two potential bookings. 2. Asthma The Guest,s wife suffers with asthma and they felt that the Barn being an old building in part could trigger of her condition. It clearly indicated on the Hogan’s site the building is an old renovated farmhouse (stone wall in picture) 3. Cleanliness. I take issue with the statement (the house was not well cleaned) If they had arrived on the due date the house would have smelled of cleaning and snatiation! 4. Darker/gloomier. The windows are south and north facing, bright in the sun rise and bright in sun set as all farmers would have it over a hundred years ago as they did not have electric lighting The Guest apparently arrived to the afternoon. 5. Pet friendly The Forge next door is not available for booking on the site for this year so it is so two pets is at the owner's discretion . see pictures of two aggressive dogs. 6. The private patio (garden) The gardens are exactly the same, the table has been upgraded to metal and glass table as the wooden table was damaged. I did put a second table in for previous guest as thee wanted to used it to BBQ as the weather so good and all the windows and door we open all of the last few months. 7. Old and uncomfortable furniture. Our guests didn’t stay, how could you know if furniture is uncomfortably. Never heard this from a guest. 8. Smaller space. I have never been asked to supply dimension drawings to a guest! CONTINUE 9. Attractive wooden table shown in photo. It is under the table cloth, I put it on for previous guest as they had young children. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian1.3Sep 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x family room with double and bunk bed, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and seating area with woodburning stove
  • External laundry room
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, shared washer/dryer, FreeSat TV, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel and power charged by meter, first 20 Euros inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio garden with seating
  • Shared courtyard
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Village pubs, restaurants and shops 300 metres
  • Beach 400 metres
  • Note: There is an on-site laundry room with washer/dryer
  • Note: Barbecue available on request Please note: This property does not take less than 4 night bookings during peak season.

The property

Set in the peaceful fishing village of Fethard-on-Sea, close to the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford is The Barn, a traditional converted farmhouse, resting within a courtyard beside the owner's home.

Offering a stunning holiday home, filled with character and traditional features, The Barn is ideal for a family wanting to explore the coast and multitude of sandy beaches along the Hook Peninsula.

Step inside this self-contained unit to find an open-plan living space boasting original stone features, as well as a well-equipped kitchen unit, where you can prepare home-cooked meals for the group, before winding down in the seating area on one of the inviting sofas for a family film night on the FreeSat TV.

Catch up on rest in one of three first-floor bedrooms; the master room is ideal for a family with young children, offering a double and bunk bed, along with a further double bedroom and single room, all sharing use of the family shower room, where you can start each day with a refreshing rinse.

Spend time in your enclosed patio garden, sitting back with a delicious morning coffee, and make use of the shared courtyard and barbecue to enjoy an alfresco dinner.

There is also an on-site laundry room with washer and dryer, should you need to clean up any sandy and salty clothes after a day at the beach.

The Barn is a fantastic family holiday home for a coastal break in County Wexford.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1068283 & 1068286, together sleeping 16 guests.

Hook Cottages

Just a short distance from the stunning Hook Peninsula in the fishing village of Fethard-On-Sea in southwest County Wexford are Hook Cottages, three character properties that form part of an 18th century, traditional stone farmhouse. Set around a courtyard with the owner's home, these delightful properties retain some original features, like old beams and stonework, as well as having their own enclosed gardens and shared use of a courtyard and barbecue. Fethard-on-Sea village centre is within walking distance and offers a host of amenities, pubs and restaurants, while the Hook Peninsula boasts a wealth of sandy beaches, an ancient lighthouse and watersport activities like diving, snorkelling and shore angling. There are many historical buildings within easy reach that are worth visiting, including Tintern Abbey with its walled garden, Dunbrody and Graiguenamanagh Medieval abbeys, while Duncannon houses a military and maritime museum. Walk the Wexford Coastal Path for picturesque coastal scenery; venture east towards Wexford to visit its 12th century abbey, magnificent opera house and 35-acre Irish National Heritage Park, while west brings you to Waterford, Ireland's oldest city, home to a Medieval museum, nature park and a 16th century castle set on a private island along the River Suir, surrounded by 310 acres of land. New Ross, which sits on the Wexford/Kilkenny border, is home to John F Kennedy Arboretum, with a collection of 4,500 trees from all over the world, along with a lake and idyllic hilltop views, the 12th century Dunbrody Abbey and its fantastic hedge maze, and the the Dunbrody Famine Ship. Within easy reach of a wealth of attractions and glorious sandy beaches, you will never be short of things to do from this excellent holiday base.

About the location


Duncannon 5.5 miles; New Ross 17 miles; Waterford 31.5 miles.

Fethard-on-Sea is a village nestling to the east of the Hook Peninsula, in the south-west of lovely County Wexford. Fethard-on-Sea has a colourful history, including the lifeboat tragedy of 1914, and the Fethard-on-Sea Boycott, which has been immortalised in print and on film. Now a quiet fishing and holiday village, Fethard makes a great base to enjoy sandy beaches, shops and pubs. The Hook Peninsula continues to attract visitors due to the ancient lighthouse and a multitude of beaches. There is a beach a day for a fortnight on the Peninsula, plus there are a variety of watersports, such as diving, snorkelling and shore angling, along with painting and birdwatching. There are many interesting historical sites to visit, such as Tintern Abbey with its walled garden, guided tour and forest walk and medieval abbeys in Dunbrody and Graiguenamanagh, plus the star shaped Elizabethan Fort at Duncannon houses a military and maritime museum, and The Cockleshell Art Gallery. Head up to New Ross and visit the JFK Arboretum or the Dunbrody Famine Ship, or travel over to Waterford in the west or Wexford in the east to take in all they have to offer, from the Wexford Opera House, Johnstown Castle and The Heritage Park to Waterford Castle and Waterford Crystal.

Please note: This property does not take less than 4 night bookings during peak season.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season