Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Scar Bridge Cottage is an impressively stylish restored and extended 200 year old cottage on private 3 acres.Recently refurbished it is maintained to a very high standard. 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. A putting green has recently been established on the top lawn with plenty of options for landing in the rough ! 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 NEFF oven grill hob alternative .

This property is maintained to a high standard with weekly gardener/housekeeper and regular servicing of all equipment. The house is closed for 10 days each autumn to be repainted and to facilitate minor maintenance after the busy summer season .

For bookings of 2 weeks or more a mid term housekeeping service is offered at a charge of euro 50 to cover change bedlinen/towels and general cleaning of the property .

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 toilet only
Nearest beach Ballyhealy 5 km
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
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, 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
Furniture Super King Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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 casual 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. Wooden garden furniture/ deck chairs , seating 8 , is provided. The property provides ample secure parking for 4 cars. Ideal as a family holiday base or peaceful retreat. A putting green has been mown in the top lawn for the summer - bring your own clubs! 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/ deck chairs encourage peaceful afternoons in the dappled shade of the plentiful mature trees! The sittingroom opens onto south facing terrace. Read , sleep or enjoy a glass of wine! Enjoy the 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.Pets are welcome but not allowed upstairs. please ensure that pets are not allowed on furniture or rugs. Dry cleaning charges will be deducted from security deposit if soft furnishings are damaged or stained.

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

please give advance request notice and we'd love you to use it to enjoy the lovely grounds at this property !

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

Ownwe 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. We encourage you to LIKE our facebook page Scar Bridge Cottage to keep up to date with local seasonal interest / activities/ amenities

The Province of Leinster 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.