I booked this cottage for my husband and I as part of our honeymoon in Ireland. We arrived quite late, as the ferry got into Dublin in the evening and it was then rush hour for driving. We stayed for a week, and I am so glad I picked this cottage.
I would highly recommend that you take your car, or alternatively rent one, as Ballycarney is somewhat in the middle of nowhere and you may struggle to find adequate public transport to get there. We had very little trouble finding it, as Caroline made sure to give me enough detail to get us to the nearby Ballycarney Inn. It was then a quick phonecall to her to find the gateway, as it was a little difficult to spot in the dark. The cottage is set within a working farm which breed Belgian Blue cattle - farm traffic was fairly minimal during our stay and I loved seeing the cows. There are also two dogs, which are friendly labradors.
On entering the cottage with Caroline we were greeted with a warm fire in the woodburner, home made scones with jam and clotted cream, and fresh eggs. She showed us around and made us feel very welcome. The cottage itself is beautifully decorated and furnished, and very clean. The double bed is comfortable, if a bit squeaky. There was a good assortment of pots and kitchen utensils - we took advantage of the local fishmonger's and thus did a lot of cooking whilst at the cottage.
The local villages and towns surrounding the cottage have a good range of shops, as well as local historical attractions in Wexford. Caroline and Trevor have collected a large assortment of flyers for local attractions, and ones slightly further afield, so we didn't struggle to fill our days with things to do.
Being set in the countryside, it made the perfect quiet getaway. Unfortunately my husband can't survive without internet, and so the lack of Wifi was a problem (for him!). This was easily sorted by purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone SIM card, which cost us 10EUR for 7.5GB of data - coverage in the cottage was sporadic, but not terrible.
Overall, I was extremely impressed, and hope to return again.