22 Beachview, Duncannon
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
If you're looking for a perfect break, for individuals, couples or families alike, Beach View is in a peaceful surround, literally across the road from the idyllic Duncannon Beach. Our 3 bedroom holiday home (2 bedrooms upstairs/1 bedroom with en-suite downstairs) is located in a small, private development with private parking. Our house is bright, modern and homely and will cater for your every need, including extras such as deck chairs, wind breaker, etc. to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The village centre is only a minutes walk away, offering excellent pubs, shops and restaurants. The safe, sandy beach, which you can see from the front rooms in the house, is less than 30 seconds from your front door, offering relaxation or fun for the kids. Kite surfing is available for the more adventurous and lessons can be booked from the kiosk on the beach. The area also offers a comprehensive children's playground, with basketball and tennis courts within 5 minutes walk from the house. Steeped in history, Duncannon Fort, which provides the location for the Tourist Office, is only a stones throw away, at the top of the village, overlooking the quaint harbour.
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. However, if you choose to book a longer stay, you may like to take a drive along the Hook Peninsula, taking in the breath-taking views and visiting historical places along the way, such as Hook Lighthouse (oldest working lighthouse), Tintern Abbey, Loftus Hall (believed to be the most haunted house in Ireland!), etc.
Facilities in house include: CD Stereo, TV, DVD player, washing machine, comfy leather sofas, towels, bed linen, iron & ironing board, deck chairs, wind break, travel cot, high chair and some children's board games. House recently re-decorated. New t.v., cooker, fridge and washing machine.
We are registered with the South East Wexford "Hook Tourism Office" as a preferred holiday home. We can also recommend local baby sitters, fishing bait supplies, boat charters, horse riding, etc.
Prices generally include cleaning, heating and electricity etc.
Contact Sharon (or 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, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|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 (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
Our cosy house is fully furnished, with TV, DVD Player, Radio/CD player, comfy leather 3+2 sofas etc. We also provide deck chairs for the beach, wind breaks, and a selection of board games, books and DVD's. Travel cot and high chair are also available on request. Extra bedspreads are also provided for your comfort. The house has central heating, an immersion heater for hot water, when heating is not required and an electric shower in the en-suite bathroom. The sitting/dining room also has an open fire.
Our small back garden provides an elegant patio with outdoor garden furniture (see photo). Smokers are of course welcome, however we would request that you smoke outside the house in consideration for other guests. Pets are welcome, provided they are house-trained.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a large green open area as you enter Beach View, offering spectacular, uninhibited views of the sea. Our house overlooks a private courtyard with a side sea view. In addition, a comprehensive children's playground can be found less than 5 minutes walk from the front door, with tennis courts/basketball court available for free use. Also the local Duncannon Fort, steeped in history, is less than 5 minutes walk away and local pubs (less than 2 mins walk) provide internet access (free WIFI).
The house could not be located in a better position, Duncannon offers a quiet retreat for that relaxing break, or during high season, the local council run plenty of beach activites, ideal for families with children of all ages. Various festivals are also run by the local council throughout the year and the local pubs provide weekend entertainment. Pub grub also available.
The area is renound for natural wild life with one of Ireland's main Bird Sanctuaries is only a short drive away. Kite surfing lessons can be obtained from the kiosk on the beach (minutes walk away). Horseriding, kayaking, sea angling/charter fishing are all within easy proximity.
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
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22 Oct 2014
"Great house what you would expect being near a beach.."
House had all we needed easy kept tidy especially with two teenages . house small but it was a holiday house and near the beach.we found ourselves all together in one roon at night quite strange with… More
Thank you so much for your review. It's great to hear that you had such a lovely holiday. Sounds like you fell for the charms of Duncannon and took away some lovely memories. We look forward to welcoming you back again at some stage in the future.
Sharon and Philip Gaynor (Owners)
4 Jul 2014
"Great location and scenery but house needs a major revamp."
The house is ideally located in a central position in town and within a stonesthrow of the fantastic beach and local amenities,however upon arrival we were disappointed as we were expecting a more spa… More
Thank you for your review, which we appreciate you making. We do try our best to ensure you have a pleasant stay and enjoy your holiday as much as possible. Thankfully, you seem to have brought the good weather with you, which is always a bonus!
In regards to the property not being as spacious as you expected, I did make it clear in advance of your stay that although the bedrooms have ample room and can actually sleep up to 7 people, we are limited to 6 in the living area (seating space, etc.) For a party of 3 adults and 4 children, there would have been limitations, which is why we specify 6 as our maximum occupancy.
The garden/patio of our holiday home (as per photo) is equipped for outdoor dining and whilst small,I'm sure you'd agree that the superb location with access to the beach and the large green area at the entrance to Beach View more than makes up for this.
I was not aware of the dining table/chairs being rickedy, however, we do have floor protectors underneath the legs so it's possible one/some of these have come off, causing this, so should be easily rectified. We recently had the interior and exterior completely re-painted and replaced some of our appliances, furniture and bedlinen, etc. so I regret that you feel that the appearance lacked in some way.
Regarding the couch being dirty, both of our sofas are leather, with zero damage or stains, so this is obviously a cleaning issue, as is the sandy floors. Cleaning fees are included in our prices, so we do ask our guests to notify us immediately if any aspect of the accommodation is not up to standard, so we have an opportunity to rectify this with immediate effect. As we provide direct contact numbers for both of us and our caretaker, Rose, who also looks after the cleaning, I'm disappointed that no contact was made at any time during your stay to advise us of these issues.
In regards to child safety, we did, at one point, investigate the possibility of getting child locks on the windows, but were advised that it was against best practice for fire safety regulations. We do not state anywhere in our property description that we include a stairgate. However, we certainly would have made every effort to provide one, had we known in advance that you required one.
We take all of our guest reviews on board and we do regret that some of your expectations were not met. However, I have no doubt that had we been made aware of these issues during your stay, the majority of them could have been easily rectified and I would stress the importance of communicating with the owners/management as early on as possible for any future holidays.
Sharon & Philip Gaynor
18 Jun 2012
"Excellent location however accommodation is a bit tired and needs a makeover."
Absolutely everything you could imagine is included in this rental, everything for the beach from deckchairs and windbreaks to buckets and spades for the kids.
My only concern was that the property was a little bit tired looking and needed a general overhaul. The garden is scruffy now and not really a very pleasant place to sit.
Overall we had a great weekend in Duncannon. I would recommend due to the location, however I would advise anyone to check with owner re cleaning.
Thank you for your valued comments, which we appreciate you taking the time to make. Our priority is to ensure that our guests have as enjoyable a stay as possible, as we appreciate that holiday time is precious. We advise our guests to notify us immediately, if they find any aspect of our home is not up to standard, so we have an opportunity to rectify this and ensure complete satisfaction with our accommodation.
We have recently given our holiday home a complete makeover and made various improvements, which we trust our guests will approve of. We have let our home again this year for the summer season and so far any comments received from guests have been very positive, with repeat bookings already requested for later in the year.
Sharon & Philip Gaynor
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