Duncannon holiday house rental with beach/lake nearby, walking and log fire and TV

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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 21534

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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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.

Once you arrive, hang up the car keys - no need to drive anywhere - everything is seconds from your doorstep. The village centre is only a minutes walk away, offering excellent pubs, shops and award-winning 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. There are plenty of opportunities for fishing, at the harbour, along the beach, or out at sea. We provide contact information for charter fishing, along with plenty of other activities, horse riding, etc, to suit all ages and interests in our A-Z comprehensive guide at our holiday home. We can also recommend local baby sitters, fishing bait supplies, etc.


If relaxation, beautiful scenery and a perfect beach is what your after, well you've definitely found it! 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, 32" TV, DVD player with selection of DVD's, washing machine, fridge, cooker with pots, pans and all cooking utensils, hand blender, 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. Please enquire if you have any special requirements, e.g. stairgate and we will do our best to accommodate.

We are registered with the South East Wexford "Hook Tourism Office" as a preferred holiday home.

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
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Nearest beach Across road from Beach
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
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
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
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Our cosy house is fully furnished, with TV, DVD Player, Radio/CD player, comfy leather 3+2 sofas etc. Bedlinen included. 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, which guests are welcome to use.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. Our holiday home is accessible by wheelchair, although layout of living space and downstairs bedroom/bathroom will have some limitations for guests who are wheelchair-bound. Please contact owners prior to booking for more information.

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).

Further details

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 Province of Leinster 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.

Tintern Abbey:

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.

Ballyhack Castle:

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.

Fethard Castle

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

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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Review 1-4 of 4

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 Owners

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      Calendar last updated:28 Nov 2015

      Based in Ireland

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