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Jack's Cottage - Wonderful Riverside location

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Jack's Cottage is a beautifully restored18th century thatched fisherman's cottage, nestled in a peaceful garden on the banks of the River Blackwater in lovely unspoilt rural West Waterford on Ireland's south coast. The long, narrow lane that leads to the cottage takes you away from the hustle and bustle of modern life to a different world. Here the loudest sounds around are made by pheasants in the surrounding fields or the cormorants on the river, the perfect soundtrack for you to unwind to in this historic, comfortable house and riverside garden. We have recently built a hide to improve wildlife watching on the river and it is possible to see otters and salmon in the wild, as well as a huge variety of birds. The recently redecorated cottage, which retains its traditional charm, wil...Jack's Cottage is a beautifully restored18th century thatched fisherman's cottage, nestled in a peaceful garden on the banks of the River Blackwater in lovely unspoilt rural West Waterford on Ireland's south coast. The long, narrow lane that leads to the cottage takes you away from the hustle and bustle of modern life to a different world. Here the loudest sounds around are made by pheasants in the surrounding fields or the cormorants on the river, the perfect soundtrack for you to unwind to in this historic, comfortable house and riverside garden. We have recently built a hide to improve wildlife watching on the river and it is possible to see otters and salmon in the wild, as well as a huge variety of birds. The recently redecorated cottage, which retains its traditional charm, will allow you to rediscover life's simple pleasures. It would be difficult to find a more peaceful, romantic and secluded location for your holiday, it is perfect for nature lovers, bird watchers, artists, fishermen and walkers. All modern conveniences are provided. Bed linen and towels are included in the price, as well as household items such as cleaning products and basics for the kitchen and bathroom. Well-behaved pets are welcome. A word or two about the lane which leads to the cottage. Its the reason Jack's cottage is such an unspoilt and special place. It was originally created before the motor car, to take a cow to pasture, and as the people who lived in the cottage used boats to get around, it was only upgraded relatively recently to take a car. However we find that depending on your driving experience the lane can be quite challenging, especially the first time you use it. The lane is .75 of a mile long and graveled; the first half is a typical farm lane, used by several different farmers who use the land around it. It can be a little rough and muddy depending on the weather. We do not own the lane but we do our best to keep it repaired given the other users. The second half of the lane is used almost exclusively by our family or the clients in the cottage. The problem with this part of the lane is that it is narrow, 7 ft at its narrowest, with clay or stone walls at the sides, it's not unlike sunken roads found in rural England: e.g. Somerset or the Lake District or Kerry in Ireland. There are two bends and a number of essential drains running across it. As the lane is often the last hurdle after a long days travel to get to the cottage, some people can find it difficult, although once you have driven it the first time, we promise it gets easier. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Well behaved pets are welcome Smoking is not permitted The cottage must be left as you found it Household waste must be separated into recycling bins provided The cottage must be locked when you are not there The outbuildings, hide, dock and lane are not covered by insurance Consult the owners prior to use of BBQ’s Extra guests are not entitled to visit without permission Events, parties, family reunions etc must be agreed at the time of booking Travel insurance is recommended
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Bridie B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2010
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Reviewed 19 March 2019

Jack's cottage is a beautiful thatched cottage that's both traditional but with every modern convenience you could want, its situated right beside the blackwater river with stunning views just outside your front door. Bridie was a wonderful host and made us feel instantly welcome and...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank tomgriffiano
bridieb2015, VR Owner at Jack's Cottage - Wonderful Riverside location, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2019

Thank you Tom, we are delighted you and you friends enjoyed staying at Jack’s Cottage! West Waterford has lots to do and enjoy!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

As lovely as is looks in the photographs, they still don't do it justice! Really beautiful cottage and garden, we coudn't fault it. There's loads to do in the area, would recommend the Comeragh Drive and the Mahon Falls walk. Dungarvan is just a short...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank pamela k
Bridie B, VR Owner at Jack's Cottage - Wonderful Riverside location, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in the cottage so much! We hope you will come to stay again if you are in the area!

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Beautiful thatched cottage, sympathetically renovated with all mod-cons, and in a perfect location by the river. Bridie was a perfect host, with lovely homemade wheaten bread in the kitchen on arrival. The only drawback we had with the cottage was the narrow lane way, which...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank EXITHSG
Bridie B, VR Owner at Jack's Cottage - Wonderful Riverside location, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for your review, and kind comments about the cottage. We do indeed have a narrow lane leading to the cottage, which we try to describe accurately on the websites, as we hate it to cause problems for guests. In fact, we make a...More

Reviewed 7 July 2015

We stayed here with our 3 small boys and grandparents and had such a lovely time. While the weather was a bit hit and miss the cottage made staying inside enjoyable (great fire!). The gardens to the property are so peaceful and there is a...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank All20040
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We stayed in Jacks Cottage in June with friends. It was a truly magical place to stay. The river side location was beautiful. Away from all the worries of a hectic life. Bridie, Ben and their great dogs were the perfect hosts. Kind and very...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Loraine S
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Reviewed 9 December 2014

After traveling 13 hours from the North of Scotland we arrived to a roaring log fire in Jack's cottage, what a welcome. It really is blissful. The owners have kept all the charming features and enhanced with lovely modern conveniences ( underfloor heating in bathroom)...More

Date of stay: November 2014
Thank LAC29_13
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Before setting out to Jack's Cottage, get your brakes tested as the approach is a little steep, we drove a Frontera Sport and had 4inches clearance either side, but sometimes it was less. However once you get to the cottage the descent is forgotten, it...More

Date of stay: July 2014
1  Thank Sunotts
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is an experience you will frame in your memories forever. The picture-perfect thatched cottage is surrounded by the most beautiful colorful flowering gardens which photos can't seem to capture -- each view is a lovely painting. There is a private grassed walk from the...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank LovelyViews
Reviewed 4 May 2014

It's difficult to put into words just how nice this pretty little thatched cottage in the country truly is, and how much we've enjoyed staying here. Far off the beaten tourist path, it feels as though we've stepped back in time to an earlier and...More

Date of stay: May 2014
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Date of stay: May 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Jack's cottage is centrally located in the west Waterford area. It's approx 2 to 3 miles from the villages of Aglish, Clashmore and Villiarstown Co Waterford, Ireland, Equally we are about a 25 minute drive from the towns Cappoquin, Ardmore, Ring and Dungarvan in Co Waterford and the same to Youghal, Co Cork.
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