Looking for an unfussy but quality guesthouse or B & B to stay at in Wexford then look no further than Cuasnog. Am I letting a good secret go here by posting this review? Who knows.
I originally booked 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation staying in Wexford to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday. The owner Caitriona and partner Theo offered a very reasonably priced 3-night discounted rate and I honestly don't believe I could have bettered my choice in terms of location, comfort, food, service and value on this my first ever visit to Ireland.
Although only 5 minutes walk from the town centre Cuasnog offers privacy, seclusion, easy accessibility, quieteness and perfect requirements for the discerning traveller be it solo (or couple) without the added costs involved regarding where to stay in South East Ireland but I will say if you don't do 'normal', working class, family run, or dog friendly environment then forget it. Am I being politically incorrect here or not? Quite frankly I don't give a rat's [--].
With tasty home-cooked (and locally sourced) fayre, very clean well appointed rooms, warm cozy feel and complimentary use of a mountain bike to get around I can happily say I would stay at Cuasnog over and over if ever visiting this region of Ireland again.
Laid back and traditional in welcome - nothing seemed too much trouble - (provided you ask of course) along with a genuinely homely feel, Cuasnog is a small private house (3 rooms only) ideal for business, pleasure or convenience should you be visiting the area.
Ideal as a base to explore the nearby unspoilt beaches of Curracloe, White Gap and Ballinesker (my apologies if I have misspelt) or the local wild fowl sanctuary (an ornithologists paradise) this is a lovely little hidden gem of a place to stay for a few days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This home offers BOTH separate self catering and /or B&B for up to 2 couples. Rates €37.50 to €60 pps. We have a camp bed too. Cuasnog is renowned for home-made preserves & chutneys - baking and our own eggs used in pancakes, French toast, omelettes notwithstanding the full-Irish (with Pat O Neill's bacon). Porridge can be dressed in Whiskey and cream, or you could have the healthy 'Bircher' meuseli. Choice of cereals in their boxes. Tomatoes (in season) from the Poly'Tunnel . You will be spoiled with freshly squeezed OJ or ruby grapefruit segments or fruit salad or fruit compote and yoghurt. With pots of Barry's Tea or Badger & Dodo coffee we also have fresh mint/sage tea or a selection of herbal teas or Lavazza for the espresso lover. Green & Blacks Hot Choclate. There is usually something home-made (cake/scones) served on arrival and occasionally more substantial snacks like bread cheese chutney or smoked salmon, ideally this should be booked in advance, if you don't want a light supper you can opt for the no-frills rate. We now offer separate self-catering facilities, minimum 2-nights €200 for up 4 people. With the flagship foodie heaven straight down the hill 5 mins on foot, Green Acres is renowned for wine & food, look at their website & we can shop in advance for you if you want something special. However we provide a complimentary Continental breakfast in the self-catering accommodation. We will enable you to devise a tailor made accommodation package to suit your budget. We welcome long-stay guests in particular language students from Slaney Language School, Plein-Air artists, musicians and opera employees and especially animal lovers. The Wygram nursing Home is 200m away as the crow flies. The new Court House will be less the a 5 minute walk, with work scheduled for 2016. ... more less