|Built in 1703, churchtown house was associated with some of wexfordâ??s most powerful families involved in the insurrection of 1798; notably the herron family, whose son john later became one of napoleonâ??s favourite generals. Today, patricia and austin cody have returned churchtown to its former glory and, in extending it, they have combined its traditional elegance with all the comforts of a small distinctive hotel. Set in 8 acres of mature parkland, the elegant reception rooms hung with irish paintings and individually appointed bedrooms make this the perfect breakaway retreat. Dinner at churchtown celebrates good country food cooked in a traditional style, matched with a personal selection of fine wine. Book by noon. Churchtown house is an ideal base from which to explore wexford, a land of living history, with an abundance of forts, castles and abbeys.