The Old Deanery Cottages are located just outside the town of Ferns.
They consist of 6 charming renovated cottages in the courtyard of the beautiful Old Deanery House, which dates back to 1735 and is sorrounded by 7 acres of mature gardens.
In total they sleep 27 guests and they are mainly 2 bedroomed except for one 3 bedroomed and one which just has 1 bedroom.
For large groups taking up full occupancy, they can have use of the converted barn facilities for dining and entertainment purposes. It can seat 30 guests comfortably for sit down dining and many more if just for finger food etc.
The Barn has seen many momentous occasions and uses: Birthday Parties, Hen/Stag Parties, Family Reunions, Wedding Vow Renewals, Photo Shoots, Recording Studio – the list goes on and on. If only these old walls could talk, what happy stories they would tell…
We love to work with you to customise our space to make it your place. Don’t forget, The Barn is surrounded by acres of private gardens that are also at your disposal – so if the weather is friendly you can feel free to take things outdoors!
And if the party goes on into the wee hours, you only have to skip (or trip) across the stone courtyard to one of our Holiday Cottages.
We encourage guests to arrange their own catering, music and bar services – but are more than happy to be on hand for advice and connections.
The Pig House
• 2 bedroom courtyard cottage, sleeps max 4 adults
•Upstairs: 2 double bedrooms, full bathroom and a shower and WC
•Downstairs. Open plan living / kitchen area with a fully fitted kitchen (fridge, cooker, microwave, dishwasher etc) oil-fired central heating, open fire, TV
The Duck House
•2 bedroom courtyard cottage, sleeps max 4/5 (2 adults 3 children or 4 adults)
•upstairs: bedroom 1 contains 1 double & 1 single bed, bedroom 2 contains 2 single beds. The main bathroom is located upstairs. There is a shower room and WC
•Downstairs: Open plan living / kitchen area with a fitted kitchen (fridge, cooker, microwave, dishwasher etc) oil-fired central heating, TV and open fire place.
The Hen House
• 2 bedroom courtyard cottage, sleeps max 5 adults
•Upstairs: bedroom 1 contains a double & 1 single bed, bedroom 2 contains a double bed. The main bathroom is located upstairs there is a shower room and WC
•Downstairs: Open plan living / kitchen area with a fully fitted kitchen (fridge, cooker, microwave, dishwasher etc) oil-fired central heating, TV and open fire place.
The Cow House
•3 bedroom courtyard cottage, sleeps max 7 adults
•Upstairs: bedroom 1 contains 1 double & 1 single bed with ensuite shower & w.c
•Upstairs: bedroom 2 contains 2 single beds with ensuite shower & w.c
•Downstairs: bedroom 3 contains 1 double bed with a full bathroom ensuite. Open plan living / kitchen area with kitchen (fridge, cooker, microwave, dishwasher) oil-fired central heating, TV/DVD and open fire place.
The bedrooms in the 3 bedroom cottage are a good size. If your party consists of 7 adults, the dining is split between a table for 5/6 persons and a bar counter for 2 persons.
The Sheep Shed
•1 bedroom courtyard cottage, sleeps max 2 adults
•Upstairs: 1 double room ensuite, additional bathroom
•Downstairs: (with bath). Open-plan living/kitchen areas with fully fitted kitchens (Fridge, cooker, microwave, dishwasher) oil-fired central heating, TV/DVD and open fire place
•2 bedroom courtyard cottage, sleeps max 4 adults
•Ground floor accommodation: separate fully fitted kitchen, Living room with wood burning stove. Shower and w.c.
•Upstairs: 2 double bedroom one with an ensuite shower and w.c. Small private garden to the rear of the cottage.
•Note this cottage does not have a bath.
•At present no Wi-Fi due to it’s location.
Companies of every shape and size love the privacy, tranquility and versatility we offer at The Old Deanery. Where better to get everyone thinking outside the box than in a converted 16th century barn, set in acres of beautiful gardens? Whether you need to fire up the think tank, refuel and relax – or a little bit of both – something unique and inspiring awaits you.
Glam Hen Parties are something of a specialty at The Old Deanery in County Wexford. We aren’t sure if it’s our location (just 1 hr from Dublin and Waterford on the N11), the unique 17th century setting, or the privacy that Hen Parties love most. Or perhaps it’s all the activities that are within easy reach of The Old Deanery. Maybe it’s the option to use The Barn for catered dinners/cocktail parties, offering both atmosphere and intimacy. Whatever your Hen style – we look forward to help you plan a weekend that is uniquely yours.
Here at The Old Deanery we cater for small intimate Weddings and Vow renewals. The capacity of our cottages is 27 guests and the Barn (our rustic function room) can seat up to 40 guests. It's the perfect place for an alternative relaxed and intimate Wedding.