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Just 3 Miles From The Seaside Town Of Dungarvan on The South East Coast

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Thatch Cottage in Ballinacourty, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland - 300 Yards From The Beach, Perfect For Swimming / Surfing And Also For Fishing

Situated just 3 miles from the lovely seaside town of Dungarvan in the south east coast of Ireland. The property is cosy and is ideal for a getaway. It is just 300 yards from the beach, perfect for swimming or surfing and also for fishing. The Waterford Greenway [cycling and walking track] is just 200yards from the house. You can cycle / walk into Dungarvan town which is 3 miles away or just meander along the track , be careful this will take you all the way into Waterford city. On the way you will pass through tunnels and across viaducts build in the mid 1800.see it all on the website [] [][]

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, with Mahon Falls is 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. Just bring a picnic and enjoy nature at its best. For children there is a train from Kilmeadon to Waterford and back. Great fun.

For golfers you have a beautiful 18 hole golf course across the road from the cottage. There are three course in Dungarvan, You can play all 3 for €69 - great value and wonderful courses. If you are over 50 you can get even better value on open days for seniors. Just 3/4 hour away are the wonderful golf courses of Waterford Castle and Faithlegg. Both of these courses have open days during the Summer.

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Marie O'Sullivan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

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 Kilgrovan

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

16/06/11: Very nice place to explore the beauty of this coastline. Very well appointed cottage. Thanks to Tony and Marie for their hospitality and delicious scones. If you are a golfer the adjacent course is fantastic. Dave & Sue Eaglestone, England

16/07/11: What a wonderful holiday we had here at the cottage. Everything was perfect, the cottage was so comfortable had everything we needed and more. Tony & Marie were so welcoming and gave us lots of tips on places to visit also some lovely scones on arrival. We had the added bonus of sunshine so spent lots of days on the nearby beach and some lovely meals out in Dungarvan. We all had a great time. Dermot, Rachel, Patrick & Adam Dorman.
Jan 2012
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Kilgrovan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove your shoes when going upstairs Close all windows when leaving the house. Close velux [roof] windows if it might rain Limited Broadband
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk in enclosure with electric pumped shower
  • Upstairs there is a small bathroom with WC and sink. Downstairs bathroom has an electric pumped shower, WC and sink. The shower is a walk in shower. Towels are supplied to guests. 1 large white bath towel and 1 white hand towel is provided for each guest.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms Upstairs) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedside locker, lamp, clock, open wardrobe and shelving. There is a storage cupboard for suitcases etc.also. Bedroom 2 has twin single beds, bedside lockers, lamps, clock, open wardrobe and shelving. Travel cot is available on request. Linen and towels are supplied There is a full sized hairdryer in the bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: No smoking in the cottage please. Sorry no pets. Outside: The cottage is surrounded by grazing pastures to the back. It had its own garden with views of the Copper coast from the garden. The cottage faces on to an 18 hole championship golf course across the road.There is ample secure parking available. Outdoor furniture is supplied. Utility Room: Washing machine, clothes dryer. Outside clothes line, pegs supplied. Outdoor furniture are stored here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen supplied. Towels are supplied if you are coming from abroad. The cottage is cleaned before and after our guests.


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Just 3 Miles From The Seaside Town Of Dungarvan on The South East Coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Jacksonville, FL & Cleveland, OH

Lovely area and cottage

  • 5 of 5

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....

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 Regards Marie and Tony
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Delightful, restful and so quiet

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection and the best Irish hospitality

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Thanks again Marie and Tony
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Life changing holiday

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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. Regards Marie & Tony
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all even after 2 matches

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Gold Coast Hotel
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Across the road
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Gold Coast Hotel
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: necessary

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

Cahir Castle

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.


Getting There.

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

Further Details:

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $23.12

Booking Notes:
No smoking in the cottage please.
Supplement for electricity and heating oil of €35.00 per week.
Booking Notes:
Weekly lettings (normally sat-sat) are available throughout the year. We will be flexible on bookings wherever we can be. Contact to confirm availability and prices.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day Saturday, however we will be as flexible as possible where we have availability to do so, as with arrival and departure times. The cottage is available from 16:00 and departure is requested no later than 10:30.

A deposit of 1/3 of the weekly charge will be required on booking
A booking form will be sent you for this purpose.
We accept personal cheques or postal money orders in any recognised currency.

Changeover Day:
Change over day during peak season is normally Saturday

Notes on prices:
We accept personal cheques or postal money orders in any recognised currency for purposes of payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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