House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
For a perfect break, perfect for individuals, couples or families alike. In a peaceful surround. Our 3 bedroom holiday home is located in a small private development with private parking, literally across the road from Duncannon Beach, Wexford's prime blue flag beach. Our house is less than 3 years old, bright, very modern and will cater for your every need. We include deck chairs, wind break etc. The village centre is a minute walk away, offering excellent pubs, shops and restaurants. And the beach, well you can see that from the front rooms in the house and is less than 30 seconds from your front door. The area also offers a new and comprehensive children’s playground with basketball and tennis courts, within 5 minutes walk from the house, also new is the internet cafe located 5 minutes walk from the house in the Fort - open until 6:30 evenings.
No need to drive anywhere - everything is seconds from your doorstep. If relaxation, beautiful scenery and a perfect beach is what your after, well you've found it.
We include: CD Stereo, TV/DVD player, Comfy leather sofas, Towels, bed linen, iron & ironing board etc, deck chairs, wind break, Travel Cot/High chair provided free of charge if needed, and some children's board games
We are registered with the South East Wexford "Hook Tourism Office" as a preffered holiday home. We can also recommend local baby sitters or fishing bate supplies/boat charters etc.
Prices generally include cleaning, heating and electricity etc.
Contact Phil on the details listed for more info.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Across road from Beach|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dublin 190 km, Nearest railway: Waterford / Wexford 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
Our house is fully furnished, with TV, DVD Player, Radio/CD player. With comfy Leather 3+2 Sofas etc. We also provide deck chairs for the beach, wind breaks, and small children's games.
Our back garden provides an elegant patio with outdoor garden furniture. Smokers are of course welcome however we would request that you smoke outside the house in consideration for other guests. Pets are also welcome.
|Further details outdoors||
The House overlooks a private courtyard with side sea view. In additin a new children's playground can be found less than 5 minutes walk from the front door. ALso the local Duncannon Fort, less than 5 minutes walk provides full internet cafe access.
The house could not be located in a better position, Duncannon local council run plenty of beach activites for children during high season and the local pubs have weekend entertainment.
The area is renound for natural wild life with one of Ireland's main Bird Sanctuaries is only a short drive away.
The South East Ireland region
The Village owes its existence to Duncannon Fort, less than 500 yards from our house. The Fort with the first settlements reputedly being in the third century A.D. By the 1870's Duncannon had developed into a entre of great commerce. This progress helped with introduction of a steamer service to New Ross and Waterford. At one stage the village grew to a point where it could boast five churches, three schools, a hospital, five pubs and a cinema. Duncannon is now a beautiful and friendly fishing village bustling with life in the summer and offering a warm welcome to the visitor. Hook Lighthouse the oldest working in Europe, is a short drive as is many Abbeys and histrocial places of reference
Located on the Hook Penninsula, local attractions within 20 minutes drive include
John F. Kennedy Arboretum
At the John F. Kennedy Arboretum, there is something for everyone. Covering an expanse of 252 hectares, it contains a visitors centre with audio-visual show, 4500 types of labelled trees and shrubs, 200 forest plots, sign-posted walks, picnic area and lake. There is a motor road to the panoramic viewing point on Slieve Coillte. The arboretum is open all year round from 10 a.m. daily. Tel: 051 388171.
The Tall Ship Dunbrody
Irelands Unique Tall Ship Construction
The project involves the construction of a full scale sea-going replica of Dunbrody, a three masted barque, originally built in Quebec, Canada for the Graves Family of New Ross in 1845. Dunbrody carried many emigrants to the New World from 1845 to 1870.
The Dunbrody will house an educational exhibition re-enacting life on board the ship as she carried her passengers from New Ross to the US and Canada in the middle of the last century. It will tell the history and explore what they did and how they contributed to the growth of their new country.
Also on the Ring of Hook Drive, this Cistercian Abbey is set in a beautiful woodland area alongside a small riverside estuary. It is the sister abbey of Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey in Wales. Forest walk and guided tours. Tours Daily July & August. Tel: 051 562650
Hook Head Lighthouse
Visit Hook Lighthouse one of the oldest working lighthouses in the world.
After your guided tour, relax and enjoy the sumptuous food in the lighthouse cafe or have a leisurely browse in the craft shop. The former keeper's houses now play host to visitor facilities, while retaining the elegant facade of their late Victorian build.
Car and coach parking available on site, discount available for group bookings please contact the centre in advance to ensure a comfortable visit for groups. Multi-lingual literature available. Hook lighthouse is situated on the R734, 50 km from Wexford, 29 km from Waterford via the Passage East Car Ferry and 38km from New Ross.
Renovated Tower House structure built by the Knights Templar c. 1450. The castle is in the scenic medieval fishing village of Ballyhack. The castle now boasts a display about Crusader Knights, Medieval Monks, and Norman Nobility. Open daily July & August, Wed-Sun, April-June and September. Tel: 051-389468.
A fifteenth century castle built on the remains of a much earlier site. Following the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in Ireland in 1169, the district in which Fethard is situated was granted to a knight named Harvey de Montmorency. He, in turn, granted it to Christ Church, Canterbury, England. In 1200A.D. Canterbury ordered the construction of a castle at Fethard and a court to the north of the church, presumably on the site of the present castle
Dunbrody Abbey & Visitors Centre:
The abbey, dating from 1210 A.D., is one of the most vivid and imposing old Cistercian remains in Ireland. On site are a small museum, tea-rooms, crafts gallery, small pitch and putt course and a developing full size hedge maze (one of only two in Ireland). Guided tours available. Open daily April - Sept. Tel: 051 388603
Duncannon Fort is a star shaped fortress on an important promontory in Waterford Harbour. It was built in 1558 in the expectation of an attack on the area by the Spanish Armada. The Fort is surrounded by a 30 ft high dry moat and has one of the oldest lighthouses of its kind in Ireland. All the major buildings in the Fort surround a parade ground. A walk around the outer ramparts afford spectacular views across the estuary to Co. Waterford and down to Hook Head. Located at a lower level than the moat is the croppy boy cell. After the 1798 rebellion, prisoners were detained here pending transfer to Geneva Barracks for trial and sentencing. An added attraction from 2002 is the Maritime Museum which charts the maritime history of one of the most dangerous coastlines in Ireland, the Wexford coast.
The Kennedy Homestead
The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy's great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty and is still farmed by his descendants today.
Joining the multitudes of Irish fleeing the Great Famine, Patrick Kennedy departed from this Homestead for the port of New Ross on a wet day in 1848 to set sail for the United States where his descendants were to become the worlds most famous family.
The Kennedy Homestead is a unique Cultural Museum and Visitor Centre, celebrating this family history like no other