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Magical artisan cottage, beautifully renovated, a unique & secret gem.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, sleeps 3, extra single blow-up mattress in loft space. Ask owner

Staying in this genuine one hundred year old red-brick artisan cottage in this tiny, quiet, hidden square is in itself a rare and extra-special treat. Bright and airy by day, cozy and warm by the stove at night, your own private south-facing patio to the rear to sit out on, a bright modern galley kitchen and bathroom. But its location cannot be bettered with literally all that Dublin has to offer the visitor there within a few minutes walking distance of your doorstep.

Checking in and out: On your arrival the owners of the cottage will make you feel more than welcome, giving you a good idea of how close you are to all the major sights, good places to eat and shop, tips on how to make the best of your time, what's on music-wise, in theaters, at galleries or book readings. We can even give you knowledgeable advice/assistance if you are interested in your Irish family history!

Whenever it is possible (and within reason) we like to let our guests arrive on their first day as early as they like and leave on their last day at the time that suits them best in relation to their flights etc. Unfortunately, when there is an overlap with guests arriving and departing on the same day this may not be possible and the check-in time would have to be between 1.30 and 2.00, while check-out time would have to be by 10am. This is to allow us time to to prepare the cottage. Do check with us in advance of your arrival just to be sure.

The Perfect Base: Forget about the car. Not only are the city sights on your doorstep but for a few Euro you can access all along the beautiful Dublin coast as far as Wicklow by the Dart (Electric train), from the city station just ten minutes away. From Heuston Station (five minutes away by taxi) you can even travel on one or two-day trips train trips to Galway (3 hours, 34 Euro return trip) and get to see the Arran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher or even the Ring of Kerry, and lots more. Glendalough in Wicklow can be reached by a coach from a nearby bus stop (one and a half hours, about 15 Euro return), Newgrange from the Central bus station.

The cottage does have internet.

More Details

Owner
Sean Moffatt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Sean Moffatt

We've been involved fulltime in the arts for most of our lives. The idea of renting the cottage was suggested to us by some friends, which seemed mad at the time (before Air B&B!) but we haven't looked back since. Guests just seem to take to the cottage immediately (as the reviews will testify) which is very satisfying. Long may it continue!

Why Sean Moffatt chose Dublin

For it's location and it's charm, it's that simple. Oh... and for being able to hear birdsong in the morning despite the fact that you are in a busy city!

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is so close to the center of things and yet you are in a tiny, quiet, residential square, cut off from all that traffic and everyday business, a landscaped garden to one side, potted plants to the other, a high old wall, that runs along the line of the old city walls, climbing roses covering it in late spring and early summer... all this and the fact of it being a 'Cottage' not an apartment, but a real house, over one hundred and twenty years old, a piece of history in itself!!!

Amenities

Wood Quay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • The cottage may accommodate a forth person on a mattress in the small open loft space above the main bedroom (you can see the ladder to the loft in the photo of the main bedroom) or on a blow-up mattress on the floor of the living room. There is an extra charge for a 4th person. Naturally this space is not ideal though many guests have used it and seemed fine with it. There is also a travelling cot with a mattress suitable for a young baby should it be needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Parking. We discourage guests from having a car when staying with us as everything is in walking distance. You can only park in front of the cottage on arrival or for a short time etc. There is parking in the nearby Christchurch car park behind Jury's hotel 2 minutes away. The rates for this vary depending on the number of day's/nights you wish to book. You can contact them at christchurch@parkrite.ie

Reviews

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Magical artisan cottage, beautifully renovated, a unique & secret gem.
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5

Excellent location and artisan cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable experience, highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was on the edge of Dublin, SO close to everything...no car needed.

It was so quiet at night that you thought you were in the country!

Very quaint and suited our small family perfectly (2 adults, 1 teenager).

Sean was great to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

Sean welcomed us to the cottage and gave us maps/guides/and hints all about Dublin! The weather was hot so we had a great time wandering around the city, the Zoo is well worth a visit! The cottage was ideal for us, the rear yard with its plants and bench is a sun trap where we enjoyed relaxing after our exertions! No need for a car, just follow the river as a guide and you'll find most of the best of Dublin nearby! Thank you Sean for making us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for you kind and generous comments. It was lovely having you and, what's more, you have to be in the top 5 of all the guests we've had over the years to leave the cottage is such an immaculate condition! We thought the cleaner had got there before us! In fact we even wondered if anybody had stayed in the cottage at all, never mind for a week! Very much appreciated!
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Perfect place for our time in Dublin!

  • 5 of 5

Sean's cottage was the perfect home base for our trip to Dublin. He was so helpful and accommodating when we were discussing how to meet up, and he took the time to walk us through the cottage and its small quirks before answering our Dublin questions and letting us get to exploring. Sean mentioned wishing he could live here again- and we don't blame him! But until then, make sure you check out this charming cottage in the heart of Dublin. Thanks again for everything, Sean!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a great stay! Will recommend it to a friend.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that, and we loved the flowers you left us, they really add something special to the cottage!
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Map

Kilmainham Gaol
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
Cornucopia Restaurant
The Brazen Head
Dublin Bus Tours
O'Neill's Bar and Restaurant
Irish Museum of Modern Art
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
National Gallery of Ireland
Trinity College Library
St. Michan's Church
Dublin City Gallery - The Hugh Lane
The Book of Kells
Fallon & Byrne
Leo Burdock's
Chester Beatty Library
Iarnrod Eireann
Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Dublin Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Dublin Port
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Heuston Railway Station
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

An artisan cottage situated in a tiny, quiet picturesque square in the heart of the old city just a short stroll from all the city's main attractions including Guiness's Brewery, St Patricks, Trinity College, Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Museum, Temple Bar, Christ Church, National Gallery and Museum, St Stephen's Green and Grafton Street, Theatre's, Cinemas, Cafes and restaurants, The Brazen Head known to be the oldest pub in Ireland, markets, antique shops, genuine traditional music sessions.

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Rates & Availability

Wood Quay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$151
$931
$2,677
 

Additional information about rental rates

Service Charge 10 Euro
A non-refundable deposit of 100 Euro. Please do tell us the number of guests staying when booking.

Guests pay a non-refundable deposit of 100 Euros via Paypal, and the remaining amount on arrival. If guests want to pay the full amount by Paypal there is an extra charge for this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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