Coco’s Farm

Aglish, Co. Waterford
+353 866008937

Rustic and remote converted barn on the water’s edge, with architect and archivist owners across the courtyard


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You’ll find this place squirreled away past disused machinery and propped-up boat projects down a leafy country cul-de-sac. The Byre, your 200-year cowshed conversion, is across a grassy yard from the renovated farmhouse where the owners live.

It’s unfussy and informal with a simple kitchen that opens into the wild, colourful garden. A large wardrobe divides the sleeping and living area and a simple mattress-sized mezzanine is for adventurous ladder lovers. Sate your Waterford wanderlust (or visit the peculiar Hindu Gate) and return to a toasty log-burner.

Leisurely labours of love dot the greenery between buildings; come to experience an unhurried work in progress. Plan for boat trips and picnics or simple riverside relaxation.

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We think you'll love

  • The relaxed, informal feel
  • The fascinating owners
  • The abundant birdlife and song
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You should know

  • The interior is quite basic
  • There are fun, jumpy, dogs
  • There are streams and open water


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £64
Weekly price
from £450
1 House for 4
From £642 bedrooms


If you want to park up next to an old Massey Ferguson and don your favourite, muddy boots to explore, you've found the right place. This solid stone barn has a log burner at its heart and the river on its doorstep. It's basic inside but surrounded by peace and tranquility, with fascinating hosts (him an artist and archivist, her an architectural designer) and their dogs waiting to welcome you.

Kerry, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

You might meet excitable dogs or Poppy the pet cow. The horizon’s hills slope to the river Blackwater that edges the property; wander the woods to the pier or take their outboard (moored in nearby Villierstown) for a spin to see Strancally Castle from the water. Clashmore has a lively bluegrass scene and a great pub called The Still. For special meals – or after a Knockmealdown Mountains hike –try The Cliff House in seaside Ardmore.

Local points of interest from Paulus Van Heesewijk

  • The River Blackwater, which we overlook, is famous for trout and salmon fishing. There are nearby facilities for canoeing and sailing. Though fully navigable it is very unspoilt and wildlife is plentiful including otters and many species of birds.
  • Along the river are a number of historic mansions. Upriver is Lismore Castle owned by the Duke of Devonshire. The gardens are open to the public and there are beautiful walks in the vicinity. Lismore town is unique with its historic cathedral.
  • Nearby Ardmore has a Michelin Star restaurant, the Cliff House, and also a cliff walk and a lovely beach. in fact there are many unspoilt beaches to explore in the area, from rocky coves to wide sandy ones ideal for surfing.
  • Twenty minutes to the West is Youghal, an ancient walled seaside town dating back to the 5th century with many interesting features. To the East is Dungarvan, an old Viking port with a variety of busy shops, gourmet restaurants and charming waterfront pubs
  • For the energetic walker there is St Declan"s Way which goes all the way from Ardmore to Cashel, 104km, but there are a number of more modest walks in the area. The Knockmealdown mountains are nearby and the whole area is a hillwalkers paradise.
  • The Waterford Garden Trail features 15 different garden attractions. there are a wide variety to enjoy, ranging from the gardens of the great old houses to smaller gardens.


Paulus Van Heesewijk

Dutch Paulus is an archivist at Ardmore museum and an artist. Architectural designer Gillian is passionate about buildings and was behind Ballymaloe’s Grainstore, a fine venue 45 minutes’ away in Cork. They both love restoration and seized their chance to apply their passion to Coco’s, saving this characterful farm from demolition. Converting its other buildings is in the pipeline – join them for coffee and conversation.