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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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

Sean Moffatt
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

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 Wood Quay

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!!!


Wood Quay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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
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


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Magical artisan cottage, beautifully renovated, a unique & secret gem.
average rating of 4.945652 based on 92 reviews

Excellent location and artisan cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable experience, highly recommend!

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

Thank you for allowing me to stay in your wonderful cottage. Everything was perfect! The location was ideal for hopping around the city and for watching the St. Patrick's Day Parade. It seemed as though everything was just around the corner. Sean was very attentive and checked in before, during and after my stay. When I am in Dublin again, I will be sure to check the availability of the Moffatt cottage and hopefully reserve it once more.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, ideally located and really comfortable little traditional 120 year old cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about staying here. Will be back again soon... especially since I'm the owner!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location and charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely quiet location in the heart of the city, would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Moffatt Cottage. Well equipped and lovely cottage. Convenient base to access shopping and culture. The owner Sean was very hospitable and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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cosy cottage in a great position

  • 5 of 5

Moffatt Cottage is very well positioned to explore the city. It is cosy, comfortable and well-equipped. Sean is a welcoming, accommodating and friendly host. He has much good advice about local attractions and amenities.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Dublin Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Dublin Port
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Heuston Railway Station
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.