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

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space sq. ft.
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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 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

Merchants Quay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Magical artisan cottage, beautifully renovated, a unique & secret gem.
average rating of 4.9846153 based on 65 reviews
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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Grass Valley, CA
5

Warm and cozy, perfect for our family of two adults and two kids.

  • 5 of 5

Sean is a responsive and excellent host. The cottage is in a perfect location on a very quiet square only steps away from the city center.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN
5

Perfectly located to everything

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was amazing. It was a close walk to everything we wanted to do, but also felt like we weren't in the middle of a city. There are even a couple stores very nearby to pick up food and drinks for meals and snacks.

Sean was very welcoming, he met us at the bus stop to walk us to the cottage and showed us how to get to all of the nearby attractions, he even had a detailed map for us to use. He made sure we had no more questions before leaving us to enjoy our stay and was very quick at responding to emails before and during the stay to answer any questions we had.

I have been telling all my friends who plan to make trips to Dublin that this is the perfect place to stay, and plan to make it back there myself sometime.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many many thanks folks for such lovely positive comments! It is always so good to get feedback like that, we never take it for granted. And it's also very satisfying just to know our guests had a good time... that's what it's all about in the end! Take care, Sean
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Not sure why I'm being asked to review my own property (probably because I just had some friends stay and left my own email), but I still think our place is Fantastic! Love it! Best place anybody could possibly stay in Dublin... maybe I'm over-dioing it a bit?

Sean

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, well-located cottage you don't want to miss

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for six nights in late January - early February. Sean is a premier host -- the pride he has in his former home shows everywhere. It has many touches that you will appreciate.

It was very quiet due to being on a side cul-de-sac, yet close to many attractions, public transportation, markets and cafes. The only thing we wanted for was more time to spend in the cottage, as we were on-the-go every day..

We didn't prepare meals so I can't speak to the kitchen appliances, but we did some laundry. The washer/dryer performed flawlessly.

We are a couple in our early sixties but would recommend this for small families as well. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the good words folks, very much appreciated that you went to the trouble of writing the review and of course for being so very positive!
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Vancouver, BC Canada
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from spending 9 days at Moffatt Cottage. I have booked many great stays through VRBO and this was one of my favorites. It has all the comforts of home and more. The location is ideal for walking to most of the tourist attractions that Dublin has to offer and also very convenient to transit. Sean was fantastic to deal with and replied to all of my questions very quickly. I would definitely recommend Moffatt Cottage if you want to experience a bit of the authentic Dublin. We look forward to staying here again on our next trip to Dublin.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Merchants Quay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$140
$860
$2,474
 

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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