Fishermans cottage is a quaint old, stone built cottage. It is located within minutes of Goat Island beach, and Whiting Bay beach.
Fishermans cottage is a quaint old, stone built cottage with a lot of original features (ie. stairway, doors).
It is located within minutes of Goat Island beach, and Whiting Bay beach, and is close to the
Round Tower and historic ruins of Ardmore. It has two cosy bedrooms upstairs, and a double pull out bed settee downstairs. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a sitting room with a solid fuel burning stove, and a sun room with views of the countryside and sea. This cottage sleeps 4 comfortably upstairs. Please note the following: Due to having the original steep stairway of its epoch, the upstairs bedrooms are not at all suitable for toddlers, young children or people with mobility constraints.
Around the Cottage: -
Whiting Bay within a walking distance of 5 minutes has a beautiful sandy quiet beach which stretches for over a mile and provides a great location for swimming, fishing, boating and surfing or simply for an enjoyable stroll and enjoying beautiful seascapes, skyscapes and landscapes. Goat Island which is a little sheltered beach nestling among rocks and caves is also close to the cottage.
You will be approx. 35 minutes walk to the village of Ardmore. Here you will also find beautiful beaches, a fishing pier, the round tower, and a well known restaurant WhiteHorses and the award winning Five star Cliff Hotel . These amenities together with the famous cliff walk and many more attractions guarantee you a pleasant and active holiday..
Around the area:-
This gold coast of Ireland circuit takes in the Gaeltacht area of Ring and Helvic Head. Dungarvan has up to date amenites, cinemas, bookshops, library, video stores etc.
On the Cork side of Ardmore is the beautiful town of Youghal. Here you will find the most scenic routes along the river Blackwater which is the widest river in Ireland. Youghal boasts of a renowned fish restaurant - Aherns, and plenty of sites of historic interest. Close by is Trabolgan Holiday Centre for family fun, and in Middleton you can visit Jameson whiskey heritage centre. Please visit the tourist office in Youghal to get friendly advice on attractions to suit your interests.
The property is in an excellent location, very close to the beach at Whiting Bay, with easy access to the main road that runs across the south of Ireland from Rosslare.
The property is clean and mostly well maintained, and the helpful messages, discretely written on the walls by the owners, are useful and create a welcoming atmosphere. The kitchen is well equipped and the bedrooms are a good size, with a double and a single bed in each. Adequate bedding was provided.
There were a couple areas where the cottage could easily be improved but none of these had a big impact on our holiday: the washing machine needed some attention and the shower was a little disappointing (especially in the absence of a bath). Also, a couple of the electric fires downstairs needed repairing/replacing.
One further point, which was not a problem for us in the slightest but may be for some visitors, was that the stairs were very narrow and steep.
However, having said these things, I would happily go back there and I woudld certainly recommend it to friends. Finally, I spoke to the owner briefly before our trip and found him to be helpful and friendly.
It was a nice and pleasant cottage with many equipment and at a perfect place. We have enjoyed the surroundings. All arrangements were made for our arrival. And instructions were good.
It was a bit hard to find the exact cottage, because the description is somewhat outdated, with many new houses around. The best indication would have been:"when you arrive almost at the valley bottom, you find after a leftward bend two double fishermens cottages on your left, while looking straigth towards a ruined one in front. The rented cottage is the first on the left."
Due to the narrow and steep stairs, the cottage is not fit for everyone.
A lovely holiday in a lovely cottage. The property was well-maintained, containing everything possible you would need - the owners had thought of everything.
Great location for walks around Ardmore and surrounding areas. The cottage is handy for local beaches and the nearby village. A very quiet, away from it all location.
Would love to return - I have no hesitation in recommending the Fisherman's cottage.
My daughter, my 4 1/2 and 11 year old grandsons, and I had a WONDERFUL time in this delightful cottage that was everything we had hoped for. It was a short walk to the beach. We flew kites, skipped stones, found 4 leaf clovers and loved Ardmore's food store in the main square. It was great to have historic sites like the Round Tower and the stone ruins at the end of the path so close by. The steep stairs were challenging, but for me, at 71, they were fun.
4 other reviews
A lovely holiday in a lovely cottage. The property was well-maintained, containing everything possible you would need - the owners had thought of everything. Great location for walks around Ardmore and surrounding areas. The cottage is handy for local beaches and the nearby village. A very quiet, away from it all location. Would love to return - I have no hesitation in recommending the Fishermans cottage.
Patrick from Manchester
Fell in love the moment we opened the door. Facilities were excellent. Stairs not for the faint hearted, but otherwise I cannot fault this wonderful cottage. The area was magnificent, a little slice of Heaven on earth. I was a little worried that it was going to be too quiet for the children, but they absolutely loved it.
Submitted by Joy from Limerick
From the welcoming chocolate cookies to the great ambience, we truly enjoyed our time in the Fishermans Cottage. There was fire wood and turf waiting for us and lots of bedding and other supplies. The view was gorgeous, nice walks to the beach and the cliffs! We rented a car and found the cottage a great spot to tour Waterford and all of the surronding villages! Our main goal is to save up the funds to return next year! Ardmore is a wonderful community and we would definitely highly recommend this rental property. Thanks again Ron, Nuala and Maria! -
Submitted by Ron from Fredericton, New Brunswick - Canada
A lovely holiday in a lovely cottage. The property was well-maintained, containing everything possible you would need - the owners had thought of everything. Great location for walks around Ardmore and surrounding areas. The cottage is handy for local beaches and the nearby village. A very quiet, away from it all location. Would love to return - I have no hesitation in recommending the Fisherman's cottage.
A Solid Fuel Stove, Storage Heaters, Electric Heaters, Electric Blankets, will ensure your comfort through an overcast rainy day or night. Ardmore is safe for swimming, kayaking or just walking. You can savour the food and ambiance of the famous 5* "Cliff Hotel" , eat at award winning restaurants -" Whitehorses" in the village, or at the renowned "Aherns" fish restaurant. Youghal, On a dreary day, you can enjoy sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and indoor swim in the "Gold Coast Hotel, Dungarvan. 5 golf courses within 20 minutes! You have views of McKenna's Castle and surrounding landscape with farm animals and farm activities. Visit tourist offices for up to date info on local events and attractions. Enjoy your holiday!