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Just 3 Miles From The Seaside Town Of Dungarvan In The South East Coast



Updated: 31-Aug-2016
Thatch Cottage in Ballinacourty, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland - 300 Yards From The Beach, Perfect For Swimming / Surfing And Also For Fishing

Situated just 3 miles from the lovely seaside town of Dungarvan in the south east coast of Ireland. The property is cosy and is ideal for a getaway. It is just 300 yards from the beach, perfect for swimming or surfing and also for fishing. There is a cycling track 200 yds from the house [Deise Greenway]. One can cycle right into Dungarvan town on this track, ideal and safe for families.[3 miles] From the heritage town of Lismore, to the seaside resort of Ardmore, the harbour at Dungarvan and on to the Geopark on the Copper Coast, West Waterford has some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. The Comeragh Mountains range, with Mahon Falls is just a short drive away, is designated as an area of outstanding beauty, and is ideal for nature lovers and walkers with its beautiful waterfalls, woods and unspoilt lakes. Also the Nire Valley is very popular for hill walking. Just bring a picnic and enjoy nature at its best. For children there is a train from Kilmeadon to Waterford and back. Great fun

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Marie. My husband Tony's home place is about 15min. drive away. Several of his siblings are living in the area. We have always loved the beaches here and have spent many summer days walking the beaches of Clonea, Stradbally, Bunmahon, Annestown and Boatstrand. We both play golf and are spoiled for choice with 3 golf courses within a few minutes form the cottage.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

16/06/11: Very nice place to explore the beauty of this coastline. Very well appointed cottage. Thanks to Tony and Marie for their hospitality and delicious scones. If you are a golfer the adjacent course is fantastic. Dave & Sue Eaglestone, England

16/07/11: What a wonderful holiday we had here at the cottage. Everything was perfect, the cottage was so comfortable had everything we needed and more. Tony & Marie were so welcoming and gave us lots of tips on places to visit also some lovely scones on arrival. We had the added bonus of sunshine so spent lots of days on the nearby beach and some lovely meals out in Dungarvan. We all had a great time. Dermot, Rachel, Patrick & Adam Dorman.
Jan 2012
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Perfection and the best Irish hospitality

  • 5 of 5

we always wanted to stay in a thatched cottage. From the first inquiry email to our visit, Marie and Tony we "above and beyond". Other owners on Home Away could learn from them. Directions were perfect, and our stay was a highlight of our first visit to Ireland. Great location to day trip (Waterford, Lismore, etc) Cottage was perfect.. cozy.. but Marie and Tony were the best!! Who knew Dungarvan would have the best restaurants on our visit!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to see that our guest enjoyed their stay in the thatched cottage and the Dungarvan / Waterford area. Many thanks for such a wonderful review. Marie and Tony
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful two week holiday in the cottage, from the moment we arrived we had a warm welcome from the owners Marie and Tony.

The cottage itself was lovely and cosy and well equipped, everything you need for your holiday, and just a few minutes gentle walk down to the beach, which was great for rock pooling, and exploring by young ones and older ones..

Lots to do in the area with plenty of restaurants and bars.

If you like golf there are courses to suit all ages and abilities including a local pitch and put.

I would like to recommend this cottage but I also want to keep it a secret as it is a hidden gem.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your wonderful review. Delighted that you all enjoyed the holiday so well. It is a hidden gem but with the greenway well on its way now it will soon be an open secret. Thanks again Marie and Tony
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Life changing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage,very well appoined,very clean.Faultless really,Tony and Marie could not have been any more obliging.2 weeks of wonderful peace and quiet,even if you don't do golf,which is literally on your doorstep,there is so much sightseeing to do .If you are not feeling active just relax with a book in the grounds or take a short 5 minute walk onto the beach.Our first trip to Ireland and this short stay has us considering a permanent move over the water.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria many thanks for your wonderful review. Delighted to hear that Peter and yourself really enjoyed your stay with us. Good luck with your decision. Regards Marie & Tony
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all even after 2 matches

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days have nothing but good memories,the kitchen was well equipped and organised .Cottage was very comfortable and modern.Our hosts were more than generous and the salt of the earth.The golf was all close and reasonable in price,hiked up to Mahon Falls and went to Punchestown to bet the horse's.Have visted Ireland

8-9 times and this was our Stanley Cup. Nancy and i golfed almost everyday as it is right out your front door.Wish Tony & Marie the best and hope to see them in the fullness of time. Douglas

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Douglas and Nancy on mature reflection we should have gone up the 19th.!!! You have no choice but to return? Sincerest thanks for the wonderful review, we very much appreciate it. We really did enjoy your company. Marie and Tony
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Wonderful thatched cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Ireland having spent 5 days in this lovely thatched cottage. The cottage was comfortable, the views from the garden were spectacular, location for exploring was great and there were great biking trails. We lucked into some great weather and Marie and Tony went above and beyond. Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to have you both all the way from Canada. It was wonderful that the weather for mid September was so good that you could get out and about and enjoy the bicycle trails that are in Dungarvan. Tony and Marie
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Lovely week

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Marie and Tony for your warm Irish welcome. The cottage is delightful and met our every need. Very well equipped, cosy and a great central base for exploring the south coast. Would highly recommend the cottage for its facilities, location and peacful atmosphere. All contributed to a relaxing holiday, in beautiful surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Phillipa for such a wonderful review. Yes the cottage is very peaceful. We are very fortunate to have our thatched cottage so close to the sea in such a quiet location. It is very central to explore the south with both Waterford and Cork within an hours drive . Hope you had a pleasant journey home. We look forward to having you back in the future. Marie and Tony
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From the Owner

The reason we bought here is, it is a unique location, adjacent to golf courses, fishing and beaches. We love to walk in Colligan Woods or to stroll up to the Mahon Falls. We go for walks on Clonea beach nearly every day. Sometimes we cycle into Dungarvan using the cycle paths provided. They are so safe. We bring our grandchildren on the paths with us. They love to cycle down to the beach near the cottage and search for crabs etc in the pools on the rocks.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cork at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Gold Coast Hotel at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Roslare at 70 Miles Nearest Train : Waterford at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : N25 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Gold Coast Hotel at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Clonea at 200 Metres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Attractions Within Driving Distance:

* Ardmore Pottery & Craft Shop

* Bru Boru in Cashel

* Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills

* Cobh Heritage Centre

* Fota Wildlife Park

* Jameson Heritage Centre at Midleton

* Lismore Heritage Centre

* Mount Mellary Abbey

* Ring Crystal

* Splashworld at Tramore

* Waterford Crystal Factory

From the heritage town of Lismore, to the seaside resort of Ardmore, the harbour at Dungarvan and on to the Geopark on the Copper Coast, West Waterford has some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland.The Comeragh Mountains range, just a short drive away, is designated as an area of outstanding beauty, and is ideal for nature lovers and walkers with its beautiful waterfalls, woods and unspoilt lakes. Also the Nire Valley is very popular for hill walking. Colligan Wood nearby - ideal for a stroll. Dungarvan has a variety of outdoor activities to choose from golf, pitch and put, tennis, fishing, cinema and wonderful playgrounds for children.


Clonea strand, a blue flag beach is within walking distance from the cottage on a walkway near the sea. While driving along the Copper Coast to Tramore you will come across other beautiful beaches, Stradbally, Annestown, Boatstrand, Bunmahon. Any little turn off towards the sea will bring you to an unspoilt beach which you may have to yourselves. Bring a book and enjoy.


Getting There.

Fly to Dublin /Cork/Shannon/Kerry with Ryan Air, Aer Lingus etc.

Cork is the nearest . It is 1 hours drive away.

Ferries available to Dublin, Rosslare and Cork.

Car hire available at the airport and ferry ports


Airport: Dublin (2 hours)

Airport: Cork (1 hour)

Airport: Shannon (2 hours)

Ferry: Dublin (2 1/2 hours)

Ferry: Cork (1 hour)

Ferry: Rosslare (1 1/2 hours)

Dungarvan town: 3 miles

Lismore town: 1/2 hours drive

Waterford: 3/4 hours drive

Ardmore: 3/4 hours drive

Further Details:

There is a folder in the cottage with menus from a variety of restaurants in Dungarvan which includes the cost of meals.There are many pubs and restaurants, everything from fast food to award winning cordon bleu cuisine in Dungarvan, Cappoquin, Ardmore and Youghal. The cottage is just half an hour from local horse racing in the town of Tramore. Dungarvan hosts a traditional music festival in May, with lots of outdoor concerts and plenty of choice of music in the various pubs.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £0

Booking Notes:
No smoking in the cottage please.
Supplement for electricity and heating oil of £30.00 per week.

Cottage is available at 4.00pm on arrival and vacated by 10.30 on day of departure.

Please note that the change over day is Saturday for high season May - Sep inclusive.

A deposit of 1/3 of the weekly charge will be required on booking
A booking form will be sent you for this purpose.
We accept personal cheques or postal money orders in any recognised currency.

Changeover Day:
Change over day during peak season is Saturday

Notes on prices:
We accept personal cheques or postal money orders in any recognised currency for purposes of payment.

A booking form will be sent to person enquiring. Form and a deposit of £100 to be returned to secure holiday booking.. Remainder to be paid 4 weeks before start of holiday

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From the Owner

We play lots of golf. You can play all 3 three course in Dungarvan for €69 - great value and wonderful courses. If you are over 50 you can get even better value on open days for seniors.We have a house close to the cottage.We really enjoy Dungarvan with its many eating spots, pubs with traditional music. Sometimes when we feel energetic we cycle into Dungarvan town using the cycling paths. Really safe if you have children. The Deise greenway is now open . Great to cycle or walk on.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, walk in enclosure with electric pumped shower
  • Upstairs there is a small bathroom with WC and sink. Downstairs bathroom has an electric pumped shower, WC and sink. The shower is a walk in shower. Towels are supplied to guests travelling from overseas. These are changes weekly for guests during longer stays. 1 large white bath towel and 1 white hand towel is provided for each guest.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms ) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedside locker, lamp, clock, open wardrobe and shelving. There is a storage cupboard for suitcases etc.also. Bedroom 2 has twin single beds, bedside lockers, lamps, clock, open wardrobe and shelving. Travel cot is available on request. Linen is supplied and changed weekly during longer stays.


  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: No smoking in the cottage please. Sorry no pets. Outside: The cottage is surrounded by grazing pastures to the back. It had its own garden with views of the Copper coast from the garden. The cottage faces on to an 18 hole championship golf course across the road.There is ample secure parking available. Outdoor furniture and gas BBQ are supplied. Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes dryer. Outside clothes line, pegs supplied.Gas BBQ and outdoor furniture are stored here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen supplied. Towels are supplied if you are coming from abroad. The cottage is cleaned before and after our guests.

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