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Relax in a luxury countryside retreat, just 5 minutes from a huge sandy beach.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Get away from it all and relax in the sunny southeast of Ireland.

“The Grove” is an architect-designed modern family-home that sleeps up to 8 people, and has a large garden, including a wild-area, fishpond, and two patio areas, complete with garden/patio furniture, sun umbrellas, and barbeque.

You can chill out in this quiet, secluded countryside retreat, located in the sunny south-east of Ireland, just a short 5-minute drive from the nearby “South Beach” (a massive continuous 20km-long stretch of golden sands) and just 2km from the quaint village of Ballygarrett, where you can enjoy its shops, pubs, churches, restaurant, café, takeaway, and unique Sunday Morning Market.

This large home (250 sq. metres/2,700 sq. ft.) features a marble-tiled entrance hall leading to 4 bedrooms (2 ensuite) and the main bathroom. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom has a super king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom, also with an ensuite bathroom, has a king size bed. The third bedroom has a double-bed, and the fourth bedroom has 2 single beds. The main bathroom is marble-tiled, with a large shower and Jacuzzi bath.

The sitting room is very cosy and relaxing with a fireplace with gas fire, TV, DVD player, music centre, and a selection of both DVDs and CDs. The family TV room also has a fireplace with gas fire, while the sunroom/dining-room has a large glass dining table (to seat 8 people) and a cosy seating area to relax over drinks and coffee before or after dinner, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the garden and fishpond, with large double doors that open out on the patio/barbeque area.

The kitchen comes well-equipped with a large centre island-unit, double oven, 5-ring glass hob, dishwasher, microwave,and fridge. The utility room has a washing machine, clothes dryer, and American-style fridge/freezer.

“The Grove” is a great base from which to visit all the tourist activities of the east and south east of Ireland, across Wexford, Wicklow, Waterford, Kilkenny, and Dublin.

In addition to the South Beach and Ballygarrett, the small fishing village of Cahore is just 2km away. Cahore has been a popular location for tourists, fishermen, and wild-life enthusiasts for generations. The village is dominated by its long pier, with a pub where you can relax over drinks,or have a bite to eat,looking out across the harbour. Generations of children have fished for crabs from the bridge in centre of the pier, while many small fishing boats are launched daily from the slipway. Sea anglers frequent the small beach to the immediate north (known locally as "the North Beach"), as do many families, who enjoy swimming and bathing in the shallow, sheltered area between the beach and pier.There is also a beautiful cliff walk between the north and south beach.

Also nearby is Wells House & Gardens, a beautiful Victorian house and gardens, which has something for all generations to enjoy: 2 woodland walks, beautifully-restored formal Victorian terrace gardens, an adventure playground, art gallery, restaurant, and even a resident archer and falconer!

The large bustling market town of Gorey is just 10km away, where you will find a new shopping centre, main street shopping, lots of popular boutiques,supermarkets, coffee shops, pubs, cinema and many good restaurants.

A short drive away is Enniscorthy town, home to the Wexford County Museum (housed in a 1,000-year-old castle!), with the renowned Monart Destination Spa (adult only)just outside the town. You could also visit Wexford town to see the Irish National Heritage Park or New Ross town to see the Dunbrody Famine Ship and John F. Kennedy Arboretum. Also nearby is Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, historic Kilkenny Castle, and the Wicklow Mountains National Park… even Dublin City is only an hour drive away, making it ideal for a day-trip!


The Wexford Festival Opera held in nearby Wexford town during October and November every year since 1951 is one of the world's most renowned opera festivals. It attracts audiences from both home and abroad, who travel to Wexford to experience this unique celebration of Opera in the newly-renovated Wexford Opera House, as well as the corresponding fringe festival that brings with it a unique mix of theatre, dance, craft, traditional music, and tours of local sites of cultural and historical importance.

If you are a visitor to the Wexford Opera Festival, then the Grove could be an ideal option for your accommodation needs. You can enjoy the calm of the nearby beach and countryside setting, while being just a short 30 minute drive from the action. Also, if traveling in groups, a stay with us could represent much better value than a stay at one of the local hotels.


Hairdryers, toiletries, robes/slippers, towels, bedlinen, cot/bedding, high-chair, baby buggy, patio furniture, BBQ, 2 televisions, broadband internet connection, DVD player and DVDs, surround-sound system, radio, CD player and CDs, books for adults and children, some children’s games and toys, beach towels, first-aid kit, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, fire blanket, and oil-fired central heating.


No smoking. Not suitable for pets. Not suitable for young children. No parties or events. A car is essential. There are no hidden extra charges. Check-in after 4pm. Check-out before 11am. Minimum stay 3 nights from September-June. 7nights in July and August.

More Details

Edel Kavanagh
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018


Gorey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Relax in a luxury countryside retreat, just 5 minutes from a huge sandy beach.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic property and a fantastic owner

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property and the owner, Edel is kind, thoughtful and has high integrity. We travel a lot and use VRBO almost exclusively, Edel is the best owner we have ever come across. Her property and amenities were exactly as stated. She went above and beyond making us fresh scones and leaving a bottle of Prosecco to celebrate our upcoming nuptials. She refunded our deposit on time and was exceptionally professional in all our communication. There were no hidden costs or unexpected situations, The home is very charming and has a beautiful beach nearby. Thank you Edel for making our trip stress free and special. You are a delightful person and deserve lots of business. I hope this review helps you.

Our very best, Ken and Kelly Thompson

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Home in a Spectacular Area of Ireland

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed in this luxury home in Wexford in mid-June. The photographs of the house do not come close to doing it justice! It is beautifully and tastefully decorated and has every convenience you could ask for. From the spacious kitchen to the private patios to the comfortable beds, this rambling ranch house is a perfect place to relax or to use as a home base when touring the area. We loved the big screen TV and there are actually 2 living rooms, so some of us could watch television while the others read, watched a DVD, or played a game. In addition, the house was very clean and quiet. Edel is very responsive to any question or concern; we enjoyed meeting her and we appreciated the fresh scones and other items (eggs, milk, etc.) that she left for us in the kitchen.

We could not have asked for a better place to stay as we toured Wexford, Laois and Waterford. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer. My brother dubbed this house "The Palace" -- and we all agreed!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic and relaxing holiday in a beautiful and welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home which was welcoming, luxurious and made for a very relaxing stay

Edel was a fantastic host. Her attention to detail was amazing. The house is very well appointed, looked after and perfect for upto 8 people.

It is a lovely area to explore. Though there is a wind farm near by at no time was it even noticeable once you drove into 'The Grove'

There are good beaches around and the weather was brilliant practically throughout

The closest supermarket is about 4 miles away but others do deliver. Great for a relaxed holiday, beach walking, horse riding (though didn't do it saw some stables and a few out riding)

Dublin is about 90 minutes away. The Wicklow national park is about an hour and Waterford is about 45 min. All great for day trips

Thank you Edel for a very nice holiday

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home. Very comfortable. Felt like a hotel. Great WiFi to keep kids happy. Sandy beach close

  • 5 of 5

Very good family home for a holiday. Gorgeous sandy beach (3km long!)only 5 mins drive away. House is beautiful, like a hotel. We felt very spoiled for our break. Definitely recommend it to everyone. And Edel the owner is very nice and accommodating. Great job Edel! Keep up the good work

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super House Great Facilitiies

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. Very friendly and helpful owner. Great garden and superb rooms, beds, showers, comfortable lounges, TV room, well equipped stylish kitchen.

Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

- sauberes, sehr schönes, luxuriöses Haus

- super ausgestattet

- ruhig gelegen

- 5 Autominuten von wunderbarem Stand entfernt (ca 30 Min. zu Fuß)

- Vermieterin sehr freundlich, telefonisch erreichbar, mit Nachfrage, ob alles i.O.

- mit dem Auto sind Tagesausflüge nach Dublin und Umgebung kein Problem

- deutsches Fernsehprogramm wäre schön gewesen

- waren 4 Erwachsene für 5 Nächte und können es nur empfehlen

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Dublin International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
The Strand Bar
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Rosslare Europort
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Courtown Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
The Wishing Well
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
South Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $346.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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