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cosy detached cottage 3 acres, your perfect escape! days on the beach, summer evenings in the garden

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Scar Bridge Cottage is an impressively stylish restored and extended 200 year old cottage on private 3 acres. It is a convenient pretty base for Wexford Opera Festival and the area benefits from many sandy beaches , scenic Hook Head and plentiful award winning restaurants in and around the thatched fishing village Kilmore Quay together with the cosmopolitan town of Wexford. The property boasts 4 poster bed , open fire and landscaped gardens with terraces , orchard and lawned areas overlooking its own river. As a bonus the pretty stone stables are used as a summer games room with pool table and stone courtyard. A lovely little wooden summer house is draped in jasmine and clematis in the summer months and is a lovely romantic corner from which to view the little fish jump in the river or the rest of your party play in the summer evenings on the top lawn !

Boules provided and great on the top lawn or gravel. The gardens wrap around the house and prompt games of hide and seek. With a corner for each hour ..the table and chairs on the top lawn are gorgeous for breakfast and the lower terrace beside the Bar BQ area offers shade in the warm afternoons. Move towards the house in the evenings to catch the setting sun on the landscaped terrace outside the sittingroom.

20 minutes Rosslare car ferry port , 15 minutes Wexford town , 2 hours drive from Dublin airport, 45 minutes Waterford airport. ideal as peaceful retreat , family beach holiday base , walking , fishing,golfing and bird watching, island cruises , harbour thrills , fishing charters , historic interest , excellent organic local produce providers , farmers market and fresh fish daily at the Quay.. Pony riding school for children just 400 metres away from the cottage.

There is an oil fired AGA at this property which ,may be turned off in the summer months the kitchen features an electric double NEFF oven grill hob alternative .

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ballyhealy 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Waterford 65 km, Nearest railway: Bridgetown 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

A truly stylish property. The country kitchen with dual aspect promotes leisurely breakfasts and entertaining dinners. Relax in the snug at the original stone fireplace or in the sunroom which boasts a vaulted ceiling and french doors to a sunny terrace. The utility room is handy to store fishing rods, beach paraphenalia and walking boots. downstairs wc. Upstairs the 3 bedrooms exude elegant cottage charm with 4 poster king size bed and wrought iron bedsteads. The rooms are lovely with deep window sills overlooking the river and country lane. The owners provide egyptian cotton bedlinen with down duvets. A pretty bathroom with vaulted ceiling has bath and power shower. master bedroom with whb. Outside features restored stone stables and courtyard , a wooden riverside summerhouse and plentiful terraced and lawned areas. Plenty of space for quiet privacy , lawn games with family, messing about in the river or sleeping in the hammock! please prebook charcoal BBQ euro 15. Please brebook oil fired aga euro 40 per week

Further details outdoors

The cottage sits on private 3 acres on a quiet country lane. Accessed over a stone bridge the cottage grounds are enhanced by the pretty river scar which runs through the grounds. The small river has been fenced off with gated access to a river walkway and steps to a wooden platform at the waters edge ideal for fishing , or relaxing . Size of river totally dependent on rainfall levels, dry summer months will leave it playfully knee deep! A wooden summer house sits on the river bank. The pretty stone stables are used as a summer games room with pool table. Stylish wooden garden furniture , seating 8 , is provided. The property provides ample secure parking for 4 cars. Ideal as a family holiday base or peaceful retreat. The young orchard in the upper lawn has apples , pears, and plums and the herb/ rhubarb garden is also availble for guests' use. Adirondack chairs encourage peaceful afternoons in the dappled shade of the plentiful mature trees. A large hammock with frame may be positioned anywhere you like but we recommend under a tree within earshot of the river! The sittingroom opens onto south facing terrace and with wooden relaxers. Read , sleep or enjoy a glass of wine! Enjoy the 8 person charcoal BAR B Q available . 15 euro fee per week. Tippee tent available as extra garden den for kids - euro 15 per week.

Charming bedrooms with 2 doubles and 1 twin, imagine this as your own holiday escape ...cosy snug to relax in with good music and a roaring fire , bright and light sittingroom with extensive DVD library ,french doors to terrace. Kitchen with stone wall feature ,bespoke cabinets and dual aspect over country lane and herb garden. Convenient to an array of beautiful clean sandy quiet beaches

Further details

English speaking caretaker will meet guests with keys and show the property. She is available if needed during your stay for assistance or babysitting, for you to arrange privately with her. Security deposit of euro 300 in cash required at arrival and refunded upon sactisfactory inspection at departure

new charcoal bar b q available - nominal 15 euro cleaning fee per week.

please give advance request notice

Tippee tent may be available for kids use as garden den . Please enquire with owner . Advance notice required, euro 15 per week. Kay will leave it out for you to set up as it is straightforward but a 2 person job !

Kate will give you advance local recommendations for beaches / pubs/ family activities / restaurants (local fish specialty and craft butcher supplied / michelin bib) local interest , day trips , fishing charters , boat trips to the Saltee Islands , local farmers market for home baking , organic produce , gourmet products, horseriding , sightseeing etc etc -so you can enjoy planning what you might like to see or do during your stay at Scar Bridge Cottage

The South East Ireland region

Stunning coastal area with long sandy blue flag beaches ideal for swimming or fishing,beach angling and picnicing and exploring rock pools. Choose from sandy dune backed strands or stunning cliff surrounded sandy coves.Excellent golf courses, Johnstown Castle, the Hook Lighthouse( the oldest working lighthouse in the world) , Wexford town ( a bustling cosmopolitan Norman town , home of many fashion designers and the world renowned wexford opera festivals). Only 2 hours drive from Dublin airport , 45 minute drive from Waterford airport, and 20 mins from Rosslare ferry port. An ideal base for a family beach holiday or a peaceful retreat for couples and friends. Wexford is known as the SUNNY SOUTH EASTenjoys the SUNNIEST weather and DRYEST summers , on this sheltered corner of Ireland. Available activities including surfing ,pottery making , basket weaving, angling , horseriding , scuba diving , sea fishing , speedboat trips about in Wexford harbour , historic sites , michelin restaurants, opera festivals, theatre , music festivals , reinactments at Duncannon Fort ...southeast garden trail and craft trail including pottery , cubist rug making, wood turning etc.

This region of south east Ireland is dotted with castles charting the Norman Invasion and proud of many historical and scenic areas.

Kilmore Quay

Many festivals including the national ploughing championships 2012,Wexford Opera Festival ,Duncannon fort reinactments and sand sculpting festivals, fishing competitions , story telling fireside tale venues, boat day trips to the beautiful Saltee Islands off Kilmore Quay, bird sanctuary at Tachumshane Lake , the National Heritage Centre , Dunbrody Famine ship,Johnstown Castle ,and Gardens, Scenic Hook Head and Hook Lighthouse , John F Kennedy Park and Arboretum, Tintern Abbey.Many Golf courses and equestrian centres. Forest and cliff walks. Many beaches both cliffed and duned.

Pony riding school for children just 400 yards from Scar Bridge Cottage.

Swimming pools and crazy golf available nearby.


New Pirate themed playground overlooking the sea at Kilmore Quay village. Kilmore Quay is fast establishing itself as a little gourmet retreat with no less than 6 restaurants within its small radius.Doyles Craft butchers, excellent home baking delis and of course fresh fish daily make it one of the wonders of SE Wexford where even the little takeaway offers superb monkfish in parsley crumb with your chips!Exciting fishing charters and boat trips to the Saltee Islands availble daily in summer season. Horseriding and tennis also on offer.


kate provides all guests with local informationa nd recommendtaions in advnace of your stay so that you can plan your days and get the moost out of your visit to this beautiful part of Ireland.

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31 Aug 2014


"House tired and dirty"

We were very disappointed with our two weeks in Scarbridge Cottage this August. The house was dirty and tired. We spent a morning cleaning the bathrooms, vacuuming and cleaning the fridge. This house … More

4 Aug 2014


"'Stunning and gives you 24 hours back into your day'"

Kate - really helpful owner. Kay - really helpful local person for meet and set up.Really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, Sunshine for the week, local fish served is the best i have tasted and the be… More

Thank you - the best thing we can hear is that our guests enjoy their precious holiday times with us ! We'd love to welcome you back anytime and thank you again for taking the trouble to write your review!

10 Jul 2014


"Rural retreat"

Beautiful cottage set on extensive gardens, plenty for the kids to do with the games room and the tire swing proved a massive hit! Excellent spot for touring nearby villages and towns. Plenty of nea… More

We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay - thank you for taking the time to review us !
You are of course welcome back anytime - just let me know !!

6 Apr 2014


"Peace & Quiet"

Enjoyed our stay in Scar. The cottage is tastefully decorated, designed and equipped with all you would need for domestic living. Comfortable, warm and peaceful. Our caretaker Kay was very welcomin… More

30 Oct 2013


"A little gem; the perfect get-away..."

Stayed at Scar Bridge Cottage for a long weekend. Sorry we did not book for a full week. If you like olde world charm this is it. Open fire, timber lofted ceilings, converted outbuildings into fun and… More

3 Oct 2012


"The best location for our trip to the Ploughing in New Ross"

I, my wife, my business partner, his wife and two adult children travelled to Wexford in Late September to attend the National Ploughing Championships, held in 2012 in Heathpark, not far from New Ross… More

Thank you , Im delighted your stay at Scar Bridge Cottage was a success for you and you colleagues - we hope to welcome you back when you have time to relax more !! Best of luck with your new website!

16 May 2012


"Secluded and cosy"

We stayed here for a long weekend during the easter hols. Lovely place right by babbling stream, tons of space outdoors for kids to play. Inside the house is very comfortable and cosy. Kate the very h… More

many thanks for your feedback - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay so much.We love the privacy and the space for our kids to enjoy too.
I agree too , its marvelous being surrounded by excellent local organic suppliers - next time you come try the breaded "caught today" monkfish from the fish takeaway in Kilmore Quay !

28 Oct 2011


"school holidays."

what a fabulous place to stay, cosy and warm, comfortable beds with lovely fresh bedding, large garden to play in and the stream at the bottom, open fire which we used on a couple of occasions. we had… More

many thanks - it really is great to hear you all enjoyed your stay in our cottage !We like to visit ourselves when we can throughout the year so am glad it worked for you as it does for us in any weather !!

12 Jun 2011


"A must, for a stay in Wexford"

This property was absolutely perfect, our children had an amazing time playing in the vast grounds, which were safe and secure. The grounds and cottage are immaculate. Its home away from home with a quaint country feel. We were made feel so welcome when greeted at the cottage when we arrived. The cottage has everything you could need. Its a great central location for many excursions. It has amazing views and we had a fabulous time and will definitely be going back. Kilmore Quay, Hook Lighthouse and the many beaches are a must see.

Thank you for taking the time to review- its marvellous to get feedback. We put a lot of care into making sure that the house is pristine for each guests' arrival and that the grounds are well maintained ,colourful and interesting reflecting a typical period country residence - and hopefully our various picnic spots inspire restful hours with good cheeses and a glass or two of prosecco!
Our own children are 7 and 5 yrs so it is important for us that we know that they are safe and happy in the cottage and grounds. I have a background in interior design so its design and character are important for us and our own regular visits to Scar Bridge Cottage ensure that for own comfort it is well equipped and cosy. Hopefully our own needs match yours!
We'd love to welcome you back anytime - winter too is good with the large open fire and aga taking centre stage alongside the numerous local restaurants/pubs and refreshing beach walks !Not to forget The world famous opera Festival
Many thanks again for your kind comments- much appreciated

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