Visitors’ Book

S Moore Northern Ireland/New Zealand June 2014 Kirby’s
Really lovely cottage in a peaceful spot. A part of Ireland definitely worth visiting and a host who can help you find the best places to see. Really enjoyed our stay.

Frenece B Tasmania May 2014
The cottage was gorgeous , nice and private with everything we needed. Great cooking facilities and Susan was a lovely host. Very clean and a gorgeous property. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Ken S. New Zealand May 2014
Susan and Richard’s cottage was such a winner for us. It is really well equipped with home comforts and so well located for many interesting day trips. We were made to feel very welcome and were given excellent advice about the local attractions. This is a great place to really relax and enjoy the rural outlook. Great hosts and great place.

The Coach House

A magical Christmas break. Thank you for the warm welcome. Log fire burning, tree lights sparkling and beautiful memories to take away with us.

Christmas 2011
Mills family, Worcester

We had a great time – everything we needed, lots of space, interesting things to do. Thank you Susan and Dick for another lovely holiday! We’ve had many rock pool adventures, sand castles, log fires and big family meals round your huge table. And lots of chocolate cake !!

April 2012
The Kelly family, Worcester and Reading

What a lovely place to unwind; peaceful and ideal base for exploring the South East. Places we enjoyed visiting : Hook Lighthouse ( very interesting ); Waterford Crystal; Dunbrody Ship; Dunmore East ( pretty ); Kilmore Quay; Kilkenny ( Castle good, plenty of shops and eateries ). Would recommend L’Atmosphere French restaurant in Waterford. An excellent meal and they do and early bird from 5.30 for €20, 3 courses.

May 2012
Peter and Christine, near Sheffield

A lovely relaxing holiday in a warm and comfortable cottage, well placed for exploring the area. Had a lovely day in the sun at Hook Lighthouse, and at Dunmore East ( our favourite spot ). The Lemon Tree Café is well worth a stop for excellent coffee and cake. We preferred Wexford to Waterford; and don’t miss the drive up the hill opposite the JFK Arboretum for a fantastic view of the area. This has been our first visit to Ireland, but it won’t be our last. Thank you, Susan for the scones and jam and the fresh eggs.

May 2012
Barbara, Tony and Anna. Swansea and London

We loved the cottage and gardens. Thank you, Susan for your warm welcome and gorgeous cake. We’ve enjoyed discovering this part of Ireland and with some searching we did find some good weather in amongst the rain ! The girls loved Hook Lighthpouse, rock pools, castles, and Dunbrody Ship. We particularly enjoyed going to Kilkenny and Woodstock Gardens. Very many thanks for a great stay.

June 2012
Graham, Nicola, Hannah and Katrina, Northamptonshire

Thank you, Susan and Richard, for letting us stay in your gorgeous cottage – Fruit Hill is truly a little piece of Heaven ! Even though we know Coach Cottage was far to big for just the pair of us, we thoroughly enjoyed the space. The cottage was beautifully kitted out with everything we required, and we thoroughly enjoyed the goodies you left for us. We will certainly recommend you.

June 2012
Ruth and John, Melbourne, Australia

We had a wonderful visit. You have created a gem of peace and tranquility. Beautiful spot and a great way to explore South East Ireland. We met many great people; we also really enjoyed horseback riding at Paddy’s. Thanks again for your hospitality.

July 2012
O’Donoghue family, Canada

Thanks for a lovely holiday. We have stayed in numerous houses over Ireland in the past 7 years and Fruit Hill has been by far the most outstanding. Our stay was everything we hoped for. It’s certainly a comeback. Thanks for everything. PS Shane wants to bring home the tree house.

August 2012
Declan, Mary and family, Co Meath

We’ve had a very relaxing week in the comfortable and homely cottage. Great fires, comfy beds and chocolate cake ! Some of our highlights have been the Dunbrody Famine Ship at New Ross, Carnivan beach, Dollar Bay, and the Hook peninsula. We also took a two hour drive to Dublin and had a fantastic day. We have loved our first visit to Ireland and will be coming back.

August 2012
Howatson family, Northants, UK

We have really enjoyed our week at Fruit Hill. The kids especially loved the animals, the tree house and the special toy cupboard. We enjoyed the chocolate cake, the flowers in the house and the books. Thank you Susan for your kind welcome.

August 2012
Daly family, Dublin

A lovely introduction to this place, sadly very brief. It was magic to have so much space ! Thank you Susan for all your help and patience whilst we worked out a plan of action !
Had a fab day at the Waterford Harvest festival followed by the most glorious and friendly sea swim EVER at Guillamene and Newtown – just west of Tramore. I can’t wait to be back for weeks to swim daily in the fabulous sea water. Amazing ! Saw a beautiful sunset from Hook Head too.

September 2012
Lucy and Rose, Cardiff and Carlow

Thank you Susan for a wonderful friendly welcome. The cottage is beautiful and comfortable with its big open fire. Will be back again.

Sept 2012
Larkin family, Co Galway


What a wonderful and magical stay we had! We stayed in the converted stables and the space was just perfect for us and the two boys. It especially appealed to me with my love of interior design. Beautiful high ceilings and non fussy decor. The rooms were beautifully styled with gorgeous little touches everywhere. With a light and airy feel in every room we felt calm and relaxed instantly. Susan’s little touches of scones on arrival, toys for the kids, a set fire to name but a few only added to this cosy, welcoming feel. The outside of the property had a beautiful lawn and magnificent tree which we spent many an hour relaxing under. The views were stunning, looking across tree lined fields. The flat space was especially welcome as our one year old has recently found his feet and was practically running by the end of our stay! A long way off the main road it was quiet and safe for the kids to play so we could totally relax. We did a little exploring of the local area visiting a few beaches and took a trip into Waterford and to Tramore Beach but mostly we just enjoyed our surrounding of our cottage and had fun with the kids. Our hosts Susan and Dick were ever friendly and available and gave us great tips on the local area and spots to visit on the way home. We did call into Ashford to look at the gardens Dick but got caught in a deluge of rain so will keep that for the next time! We hope to book again very soon for a longer period and then we may or may not travel further! Thank you!!

Cathy McG, Co Fermanagh. May 2019

Lovely cottage – had a great stay and visited many places. Thank you for making us welcome. Cake was lovely.

March 2012
Dave and Carole, Cambridgeshire

Thank you for a lovely and peaceful stay in your cosy “retreat “ and cottage in this beautiful part of Ireland. The fire on arrival and scones and jam were a welcome treat. We had a really nice break.

April 2012
Susan and Eamonn

Thank you for another wonderful stay at Fruit Hill. It’s been good to be here in Spring ( We have stayed here before in Summer ). This time we’ve explored JFK Arboretum and the hill opposite; we’ve had a trip on the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway – a lovely way to see beautiful river. Also Waterford City to see the shops. Today inland to Graiguenamanagh and back through Blackstairs Mountains. So sorry to be leaving tomorrow !

April 2012
Robin, Addie and Emma

I enjoyed my first holiday in the country very much – as did my Mum and Dad. I slept very well and ate my first solid foods in Fruit Hill. I hope Mummy and Daddy will bring me back. Thank you.

April 2012
Nesas, 4 months old

Had a relaxing and peaceful week. Such a lovely setting. Thank you for everything. Love, Betty

June 2012
Betty, Eric and Neil

We had a great holiday and took in a lot of local attractions, our favourite being Duncannon beach and Roche’s pub for a great chowder . . We hope one day to return, and to once again enjoy the lovely hospitality of Susan, Dick, Blaise and all the family

July 2012
Declan and children, Germany

We’ve had a lovely week here at Kirby’s cottage with a great welcome from Susan with homemade cake ! Great location for visiting attractions both near and far. The children enjoyed the swing, the treehouse and visiting the chickens – daily ! A lovely quiet location – just what we needed. Thank you.

August 2012
O’Mahony Family, Rochdale

Lovely peaceful setting. Great location and would recommend the chocolate cake.

September 2012
The Gambles

Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxing week. A beautiful location and we were very lucky with the weather! We hope to come back one day.

October 2012
Fenton family

Loved the space, the comfy bed, the privacy, the fabulous fire. Had the chowder and brown bead at Roche’s – very good. Had lunch at La Dolce Vita ( Wexford ) – also very good. Ate at Aldridge Lodge – faultless. Lots of lovely walks in the area and 3 days of sunshine. Thank you so much.

November 2012
Pairic and Rachel, Dublin

We had a great time here. Lovely house, lovely family! Great beaches, plenty to see and do

August 2013
Leslie, Ian and family, Dublin

Idyllic location, peaceful, beautiful views and utter tranquility. The cottage has been perfect, so much so that we don’t want to go home!! We have had the best time. The weather has been stunning! Susan and Dick, thank you so much for your hospitality, we will 100% be back.

August 2013
Sean, Heidi and Alex, North Yorkshire

Thank you for a lovely spot to enjoy my vacation. Watching the farmers work, and hearing the sounds of the country – very relaxing.

Sept 2013
Diane from Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Had a wonderful long break with fantastic hosts with nothing too much trouble. Highly recommended for families and sight-seers of all ages. We will be back!

Nov 2013
Matt and Kirstie, Stoke on Trent