Peaceful riverside location, frequent sighting of otters, birdwatchers paradise
About Bridie Brittain
My husband, Ben and I found and restored Jack's Cottage. Ben is an artist with lots of experience in building restoration, even learning to thatch while renovating the cottage. My background is in administration but my passion is traveling. We have traveled a lot, all over the world, staying in all sorts of places, so when we found Jack's Cottage we knew we could create a unique and special place for other travelers to enjoy. We have been hosting people here for 20 years and would love to share it with you.
Bridie Brittain purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Bridie Brittain chose County Waterford
We discovered Jack's cottage when we took a trip on the Blackwater river with some friends on a sunny Sunday afternoon in August 1996. Our friends knew Jack when he was alive and wanted to show us his home, which had been in his family for 9 generations. We scrambled up the bank of the river and made our way through the overgrown path to the cottage. Although the cottage was in a dilapidated state, it was love at first sight.
What makes this Cottage unique
Staying at Jack's cottage is a wonderful experience, it is really off the beaten track, so it's very tranquil and peaceful, Assessed by a narrow farm lane, it may seem remote, but its only 20 minutes drive to the nearest towns of Dungarvan, Cappoquin or Youghal. Where you will find all the facilities you might need, such as top class restaurants, traditional music bars, banks, art galleries and lots of unique shopping opportunities. We are surrounded by fields and wonderful water meadows, where all sorts of wildlife and birds live peacefully beside us. There are otters in the river who visit our dock most days. Even after a couple of days most people are so relaxed when they leave, its almost as if they are floating on air. It really does have a magical quality.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very special place
We feel so lucky to have discovered Jack’s Cottage and hope to return one day. Amazing to find a place so remote yet so close to so many things.
Jack’s Cottage was pristine and it felt like being home, only better.
Thank you so much for your comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. You are welcome to return any time. Kind regards
A very special place
I wish that every Irish cottage could be as well cared for as this one. It is simply beautiful - full of character and authenticity and in a magical location. There is nothing I could fault. We even got used to the long lane to the house which actually helps to give you the feeling that you are away from the world and to enjoy the wonderful peace and quiet. Highly recommended.
Thank you very much for your generous review. I am so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and its location on the Blackwater river. We really enjoy sharing the cottage with people who are looking to get away from it all. Thanks for your remarks about the lane, its always helpful for future clients to read what other guests think about it.
Best wishes and I hope you will consider staying with us again if you are passing this way.
A fabulous hidden gem in wonderful peaceful surroundings - truly chocolate box accomodattion.
My husband and I stayed at Jacks cottage for 4 nights in early July with my elderly father and his treasured dog Jet. We really wished we had booked for longer. The place was a hidden gem in an idyllic peaceful location surrounded by beautiful gardens and close to the river which was ideal for an evening stroll. The accommodation was to a very high standard and a welcome pack greeted us on arrival including freshly backed bread. Bridie and Ben were truly lovely hosts and dad thoroughly enjoyed our evening chats. The narrow lane approach to the property was really no problem at all to us, however we are used to country lane driving. In summary, I would thoroughly recommend this accommodation and would love to return for a future stay - hopefully soon.
Thank you for your lovely review, we really enjoyed meeting you all. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed our chats too, your dad is quite the character. Thanks for your comments on the lane, I am sure they will be very helpful to other guests, who might be a bit nervous about it. Very best wishes, we hope you will come to stay another time.
Deja vu brilliant
Home from home after 8 years in a row.
Wonderful Cottage and Property!
This cottage was our favorite place to stay. We were here 4 nights.
The only reason I marked it 4 stars is because of the spiders. The spiders didn't bother us, unless they were in a spot too close for comfort (like right above my head on the headboard). I let most of them be, but had to remove a few. This is my only "complaint". The cottage was tidy and clean (except for the spiders).
My girls aged 9 and 10 were with us and absolutely loved meeting Silky (the cat). Bridie visited us our 2nd morning at the cottage. Thanks for stopping by!
The driveway is difficult and annoying if you have sensors on your vehicle. We left multiple times and never hit the hedges, but came pretty close. It was a stressful drive in and out every time...don't think it ever got "easier".
I am glad the cottage was your favourite, very sorry about the spiders, they seem to love the thatched roof, and you no sooner clean them up before they are back again!
Its a pity you found the access difficult, especially if you couldn't turn off your sensors, we do our best to inform clients that it can be a different driving experience before they complete their booking. Glad you didn't hit anything!
Silky was very lonely when you all left....
I don't believe there is a better place to stay in all of Ireland. What could be better ... a thatched cottage ... a beautiful garden ... a meander to the river ... clean and delightful inside ... fires in the evening ... and beautiful countryside to enjoy a walk!!! There is nothing NOT to love about this home!!!
There are abundant beaches and coves to explore nearby, as well as mountains and hills to be climbed. Historic towns and castles can be visited, and there are many memorable meals to enjoy. Discover some Irish culture in the nearby music pubs and Irish speaking area.
Other Activities: Wildlife and Bird watching, Canoeing, Visiting historic towns, houses \ gardens, Scenic driving tours, Wildlife park, Fine dining, Irish music pubs.