Wonderful Holiday. Just exactly what we needed.
Due to my extensive travel overseas, we decided for the first time in years to holiday in Ireland rather than get on a plane. Rather than head West ( where I was originally from) we decided to go South / Sout East.
On coming across the house on-line, it looked promising. The fact that it was a standalone house, with a big garden, space and quiet really appealed to me.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: In actual fact, the house is even more spacious than the impression given on-line. It is new, clean with ample space to eat ( inside , outside), lie out or read a book, or watch the large collection of DVD's available.
FOOD: We like good food, so we split our time between eating at the nice restaurants, Bar-Restaurants nearbye and cooking ourselves using local produce. A Lady sells fish on Thurs / Fri and we got great value. There was advice on where to go in a book left in the house, and this was very helpful. The Kitchen was excellent, but we also used the Bar-B-Que most days as the weather was good.
ACCOMODATION: The beds were comfortable. I slept exceptionally well. The bay-window on the photo is a suntrap, so it was really nice to sit there in the late evening also.
PLACES TO SEE: Our highlight was the trip to the Saltee Islands. We made the mistake of thinking that it was just a boat tour and went completely unprepared. You actually get to land on a rubber dirigidible and wander for ~ 5 hrs to one of the biggest bird colonies in Ireland. Despite having no food, suncream, umbrella or water for 2 young lads and ourselves, it still was one of the highlights as we saw rare birds ( puffins, great black back gulls ) up close.
The local beaches varied in size and use. The best were the smaller ones,e.g Dollar beach. The one in Duncannon is better for a walk or windsurfing, but not swimming. Waterford is close too.
We had no need to contact the owner during the stay, and did meet them at the last day. All was exactly as described.
We loved our time, and would reccomend this house to a family, to a group of couples. You do need to have a car or bikes to get to the sea, but that is more than compensated by the excellence of the house and location.
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 17/17
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