Experience the Best of Both Worlds

Alastair Sawday said I have the “warmest smile, the twinkliest eyes, an artistic temperament – “ well I’m a member of the Wexford Festival Singers since 1999 & we perform about 2 major works a year including during the world famous Wexford Opera Festival. Guests here include contract workers from Opera directors to Eishtec employees, visitors to Government Departments, those with Wexford roots and relations, bird watchers, golfers, Bass anglers, singers, musicians, painters for the Plein Air, students of all ages from Slaney Language School, as well as families & tourists of all Nationalities. Even well behaved dogs are welcome. Sawday’s also say “Sociable and hugely caring of her guests, she cannot possibly let you leave for the early ferry without breakfast.”

This time-consuming one-night turnover is the primary reason I have converted my twin room to a kitchen cum dining. I think I am a bit of people-pleaser and I like to share my knowledge, enthusiasm for culture as well as my favourite foods with my guests, whether it be baking, preserves, chutney, Elderflower cordial, tomatoes or whatever is going, & yip only the best. I enjoy hospitality and all it entails but well over the half-way mark myself now I want to have more time with Theo, my parents, the wider family, make more leisure time & develop my interests and maintain my house. I really enjoy gardening a new departure of the last 4 years, and the hens followed in February 2014. Pinioned and opinionated they entertain as well as nourish us and confine us.

This modest 1920s townhouse was inherited from a Charlestown grand-aunt Anne McKeown (nee McIntyre), I think she would be proud of the refurbishment and happy to see the life I have carved out (and livelihood eked out!) for myself . A graduate of ICSA but a failed company secretary I spent many years selling anything from tickets to the Arainn Islands to vending rubbish from China for kids to Wexford strawberries at the Willie Clancy Week to bathroom-service contracts to 21years B&B’ing, & when I became ‘green’ I even tried my hand at selling the Kachelofen wood-burning stove. Now I just cook, serve, clean, grow, nurture and keep the place cosy and as ethically & green as possible.

So please come sample my hospitality while you can & I still have a warm smile albeit the wrinkliest eyes and God only knows what kind of a temperament. Room one is back to back with our living room & benefits from the heat of our Kachelofen, but the two bedrooms and new kitchen can be heated independently and electric consumption can be easily monitored, at present we pay around 20 cent per KWH and charge clients the same. In the recursion of Cuasnóg I installed an additional new 300 litre water tank which I am in the process of commissioning with its own solar heating as well as electric immersion. Where a former fireplace was I’ve instated a Stanley Oisin, a multi fuel cast iron stove which we can supply with appropriate fuel at cost price also, so the new guest kitchen living room can be warmed very quickly by stove or electrically either if one prefers.

Rated #6 out of 30 B&Bs on TripAdvisor

84% of reviewers have rated Cuasnóg "Excellent". What more could you ask for?

Outstanding Breakfast

On request, you can order breakfast as well as vegertarian meals. We try to use as many organic products as possible in our kitchen!

Personal Service at its Best

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Our Facilities

2 Ensuite Bedrooms both doubles, (also a camp bed €10 to dress) Resident ‘chalet-girl’ mself when available
Washer & dryer for the initiated
Solar panels Kachelofen and fossil fuel heating
TV & FREE Wireless Broadband Internet
Radio, CDs, board games & books to use and some to take away with you
No Smoking inside (ashtrays provided.).
Lovely Garden at front, all sorts of seating available depending on weather
Well behaved children & dogs welcome
Toiletries & Hairdryer supplied FOC
Communal kitchen supplies Tea/Coffee & all basic condiments
Good herb garden also FOC

Nearby Attractions

5 mins walk from the National Opera House, 15 mins to historical walking tours which begin at 11am at the wonderful new Tourist Office on the seafront, Heritage Sites include old town wall Westgate & Selskar Abbey, also 5 mins to Wexford Arts Cantre. The Blue Egg Craft Gallery, opp the new library. Friday & Saturday Market Bull Ring. Less than half a kilometre to North Main St Shops Restaurants and Bars and the bus/train station is within easy walking distance though I have been know to pick up my guests.

By car (taxi’s that are good value can be arranged) we have many Golf courses both links & parklands & driving ranges. Stunning beaches the nearest is 12km Curracloe with nearby wildfowl reserve & bird watching.. The hook head peninsula is an easy day-trip (safari available too).

There is Ballycross Apple farm & an exceptional Craft & Garden traill too.

Water Activities include beginners surfing in Curracloe, Kite-surfing in Duncannon, diving at the Hook & by boat from Kilmore Quay see the Saltees Islands or try sea & shore Angling, sport fishing. Horse-Racing, 2 Equestrian outfits, Local pool park crafts & art galleries, hotel spas. If you want to learn to throw pottery in Ballyelland Pottery, The Old Mill Castlebridge the minimum number is two I think, we have wonderful yoga teachers accessible also.

+353 (0)53 912 3637 (landline)

+353 (0)87 292 2679(mobile)

St John's Road, Wexford Town, Ireland