Thatch Cottage in Ballinacourty, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland - 300 Yards From The Beach, Perfect For Swimming / Surfing And Also For Fishing
About Marie O'Sullivan
My name is Marie. My husband Tony's home place is about 15min. drive away. Several of his siblings are living in the area. We have always loved the beaches here and have spent many summer days walking the beaches of Clonea, Stradbally, Bunmahon, Annestown and Boatstrand. We both play golf and are spoiled for choice with 3 golf courses within a few minutes from the cottage.
Marie O'Sullivan purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Marie O'Sullivan chose Dungarvan
The reason we bought here is, it is a unique location, adjacent to golf courses, fishing and beaches. We love to walk in Colligan Woods or to stroll up to the Mahon Falls. We go for walks on Clonea beach nearly every day. Sometimes we cycle into Dungarvan using the cycle paths provided. They are so safe. We bring our grandchildren on the paths with us. The Deise Grreenway is now open so you can walk / Cycle to Waterford on the Greenway from Dungarvan . We go over to Durrow and go through the tunnel and onto the viaduct. The views from the Greenway are fabulous. Children love to cycle /walk down to the beach near the cottage and search for crabs etc in the pools on the rocks. The location of the cottage is great for travelling around the south of Ireland.
What makes this Cottage unique
We play lots of golf. You can play all 3 three course in Dungarvan for €69 - great value and wonderful courses. If you are over 50 you can get even better value on open days for seniors. Waterford Castle golf course is Both of these are wonderful courses. We have a house close to the cottage.We really enjoy Dungarvan with its many eating spots, pubs with traditional music.You must not miss the pub in the Square named The Local if you love traditional music. Sometimes when we feel energetic we cycle into Dungarvan town using the cycling paths. Really safe if you have children. The Deise greenway is now open . Great to cycle, jog or walk along.
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Delightful, restful and so quiet
We had a very restful stay at the cottage. Strolling down to the beach each morning and watching the tides with the grand children was great fun. off they ran into the water in their wet suits. Such fun they had. We all looked for little crabs in the rock pools. Hours of enjoyment were had. We watched the sea gulls dive for fish. Too soon the holiday was over. We'll be back
Lovely area and cottage
I cannot say enough nice things about our stay in Dungarvan and at the Thatched roof cottage. Marie & Tony were exceptional hosts - they even went out of their way to book tee times for our family of 4 at the Gold Coast Golf course. We only stayed for 4 nights, but they were the best 4 nights our of our 2 week driving tour through Ireland.
We hope to return to this area of Ireland again and when we do - we will rent the cottage for a full week....
Sincerest thanks Vickie for your wonderful comments on your holiday in the cottage. Lovely to hear that you really enjoyed your holiday in County Waterford. Being golfers ourselves we know all the courses locally and the best deals.
Delighted to hear you may be back again
Marie and Tony
Perfection and the best Irish hospitality
we always wanted to stay in a thatched cottage. From the first inquiry email to our visit, Marie and Tony we "above and beyond". Other owners on Home Away could learn from them. Directions were perfect, and our stay was a highlight of our first visit to Ireland. Great location to day trip (Waterford, Lismore, etc) Cottage was perfect.. cozy.. but Marie and Tony were the best!! Who knew Dungarvan would have the best restaurants on our visit!
We are very pleased to see that our guest enjoyed their stay in the thatched cottage and the Dungarvan / Waterford area. Many thanks for such a wonderful review.
Marie and Tony
A Hidden Gem
Just returned from a wonderful two week holiday in the cottage, from the moment we arrived we had a warm welcome from the owners Marie and Tony.
The cottage itself was lovely and cosy and well equipped, everything you need for your holiday, and just a few minutes gentle walk down to the beach, which was great for rock pooling, and exploring by young ones and older ones..
Lots to do in the area with plenty of restaurants and bars.
If you like golf there are courses to suit all ages and abilities including a local pitch and put.
I would like to recommend this cottage but I also want to keep it a secret as it is a hidden gem.
Many thanks for your wonderful review. Delighted that you all enjoyed the holiday so well. It is a hidden gem but with the greenway well on its way now it will soon be an open secret.
Marie and Tony
Life changing holiday
Wonderful cottage,very well appoined,very clean.Faultless really,Tony and Marie could not have been any more obliging.2 weeks of wonderful peace and quiet,even if you don't do golf,which is literally on your doorstep,there is so much sightseeing to do .If you are not feeling active just relax with a book in the grounds or take a short 5 minute walk onto the beach.Our first trip to Ireland and this short stay has us considering a permanent move over the water.
Maria many thanks for your wonderful review. Delighted to hear that Peter and yourself really enjoyed your stay with us. Good luck with your decision.
Marie & Tony
all even after 2 matches
We stayed for 10 days have nothing but good memories,the kitchen was well equipped and organised .Cottage was very comfortable and modern.Our hosts were more than generous and the salt of the earth.The golf was all close and reasonable in price,hiked up to Mahon Falls and went to Punchestown to bet the horse's.Have visted Ireland
8-9 times and this was our Stanley Cup. Nancy and i golfed almost everyday as it is right out your front door.Wish Tony & Marie the best and hope to see them in the fullness of time. Douglas
Douglas and Nancy on mature reflection we should have gone up the 19th.!!! You have no choice but to return? Sincerest thanks for the wonderful review, we very much appreciate it. We really did enjoy your company. Marie and Tony
Special interest holidays:
Attractions Within Driving Distance:
* Ardmore Pottery & Craft Shop
* Bru Boru in Cashel
* Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills
* Cobh Heritage Centre
* Fota Wildlife Park
* Jameson Heritage Centre at Midleton
* Lismore Heritage Centre
* Mount Mellary Abbey
* Ring Crystal
* Splashworld at Tramore
* Waterford Crystal Factory
Killarney National Park
Rock of Cashel
From the heritage town of Lismore, to the seaside resort of Ardmore, the harbour at Dungarvan and on to the Geopark on the Copper Coast, West Waterford has some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland.The Comeragh Mountains range, just a short drive away, is designated as an area of outstanding beauty, and is ideal for nature lovers and walkers with its beautiful waterfalls, woods and unspoilt lakes. Also the Nire Valley is very popular for hill walking. Colligan Wood nearby - ideal for a stroll. Dungarvan has a variety of outdoor activities to choose from golf, pitch and put, tennis, fishing, cinema and wonderful playgrounds for children.
Clonea strand, a blue flag beach is within walking distance from the cottage on a walkway near the sea. While driving along the Copper Coast to Tramore you will come across other beautiful beaches, Stradbally, Annestown, Boatstrand, Bunmahon. Any little turn off towards the sea will bring you to an unspoilt beach which you may have to yourselves. Bring a book and enjoy.
Fly to Dublin /Cork/Shannon/Kerry with Ryan Air, Aer Lingus etc.
Cork is the nearest . It is 1 hours drive away.
Ferries available to Dublin, Rosslare and Cork.
Car hire available at the airport and ferry ports
Airport: Dublin (2 hours)
Airport: Cork (1 hour)
Airport: Shannon (2 hours)
Ferry: Dublin (2 1/2 hours)
Ferry: Cork (1 hour)
Ferry: Rosslare (1 1/2 hours)
Dungarvan town: 3 miles
Lismore town: 1/2 hours drive
Waterford: 3/4 hours drive
Ardmore: 3/4 hours drive
There is a folder in the cottage with menus from a variety of restaurants in Dungarvan which includes the cost of meals.There are many pubs and restaurants, everything from fast food to award winning cordon bleu cuisine in Dungarvan, Cappoquin, Ardmore and Youghal. The cottage is just half an hour from local horse racing in the town of Tramore. Dungarvan hosts a traditional music festival in May, with lots of outdoor concerts and plenty of choice of music in the various pubs.