The Kilmore Quay Residence

co. wexford, ireland
3 bedroom - 1 bath
(4 reviews)
Travel dates:
€201 - €236 per night (EUR)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 full / double
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This warm and inviting 200-year-old cottage on a stunning 3 acres of mature grounds near Kilmore Quay, between Waterford and Wexford, includes a private river, orchard and converted stable for exciting and peaceful family adventures. A pretty jasmine and clematis-clad gazebo provides lovely sitting or dining options and the Weber charcoal BBQ makes evening meals fun and easy. It’s an ideal home base for spotting wildlife, paddling the river, accessing local beaches and exploring the sunny southeast of Ireland.

Why Kids Love it

Kids of all ages love the game room with chalkboard and games table, converted stone stable house with a pool table, and 3 acres of gardens to roam. They include a putting green, ample space for pitch and putt challenges, a tyre swing, and a wooden swing set for good, old-fashioned fun. The small private river is gated and a great spot for paddling, making boats and watching the wildlife together. Books, DVDs and board games are included for indoor entertainment (please put the activities back as you find them, ready for the next guests). A travel crib is provided.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days except over peak holiday periods where the minimum is 5 nights. Hosts would consider shorter stays at peak times for an additional fee. Contact host before booking for accurate pricing. The residence includes an easy carpeted staircase with a small landing after about 8 steps before another 5 steps, but stair gates are not included. The property’s private river is fenced for safety but children should be supervised around the water. A travel crib is provided, and babysitting services are available upon request. Washer/dryer, WiFi and DVDs included. The property is pet-friendly. The hosts use the house for their own vacations, so they request that you take care of their home and leave the space clean and tidy.

About the Location

Ideally situated close to pretty Kilmore Quay village with its marina and thatched houses, the cottage is close to family-friendly restaurants and many long, sandy beaches. Also convenient for exploring the historic Hook Head peninsula with Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operating lighthouse in Ireland, Loftus Hall haunted house, and cliff-edged beaches, beautiful for surfing, swimming or relaxing. A 15-minute drive to the historic Norman Wexford town with cobbled pedestrian shopping streets, home to lovely boutiques, cafes and artisans. It is 2.5 hours to Cork Airport by car.

Accommodation Details

This restored 200-year-old cottage sits on 3 acres of mature, private grounds with a small river, apple orchard, separate stable game room, swing set, large outdoor teepee and outdoor seating and dining. The residence has a master bedroom with kingsize bed, a bedroom with fullsize bed, a room with 2 twin beds, and a family bathroom with bath tub. There is a fully equipped eat-in kitchen seating 4 and family living room.

Style Notes

Country chic. The whitewashed exterior, stone fence and 3 acres of lush, green grounds are the stars of this property. The interior is warm and inviting with a brick and iron fireplace, deep window seats and snug sitting room with music system. The characterful kitchen is designed with exposed stone and wooden beams and includes an AGA cooker and NEFF double oven, with charming views of the country lane and herb garden. Bedrooms are fitted with crisp Egyptian cotton sheets. We love the picturesque summer house, tartan cushions and the owner’s collections on display.

kate T.
Member since July 12, 2016
Hi , we love to explore together and like to have personal space in which to relax together as a family ....and sand between our toes is always good !

4 reviews

Danny A.
Visited in September 2019
This was a fun location, not right by anything but not too far from anything either. We were here in the offseason, and was overall dirty when we arrived, but we enjoyed the location. Use the Lat/Long Coordinates to navigate there, the address doesnt work in Google Maps. Lots to do there for our 15 month old. Beds were comfy and backyard was great for him. Bonus: Full size shower and lots of hot water.
Response from kate T.
Thank you for your review and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found plenty to do in the area . We're sorry if we overlooked anything in preparing the cottage for you we did check in with you on a number of occasions during your stay when we were delighted you advised the cottage was so cool and well prepared and warmed for your arrival and if you had mentioned anything we would have been happy to redo anything . Our housekeeper is meticulous about cleaning the tiled floors downstairs , they are vacuumed /washed and vacuumed again but I know as soon as anyone walks in from the gravelled parking area or the lawns that dirt or pebbles come in with them . However we are always happy to offer a mid stay clean if guests wish - holidays are for rest and fun we'll take care of the housework
Anna B.
Visited in June 2019
We had a great time in Kate's cottage - it was our second stop on our travels through Ireland with our 2-year-old, and found it to be the perfect reprieve. The location is great for day trips around the area, but we were also more than happy to hang out at the cottage and grounds. My son loved the train set and the play equipment in the back! The house was so cozy and we had the best sleep in the comfortable bedrooms. Kate was extremely responsive to any questions we had, and provided great recommendations for local dining, etc. We especially enjoyed taking the mini-bus to Mary Barry's, where they have bouncy castles in back for the kids. Thank you for the excellent stay!
Nancy H.
Visited in April 2019
Welcoming and comfortable and clean! Younger kids need supervision around the river but they loved the tyre swing and the train set! Hook Lighthouse and Tintern Abbey with the walled garden close by were special days out. A lovely cottage, thank you.
Jacklyn F.
Visited in March 2018
We had such a fantastic stay at Kate’s place! We felt like we were in the cottage from the movie the Holiday. It was tucked away in a beautiful spot right along the river with a wonderful yard for our boys to play in. The town was charming, even with the cold weather and we would love to come back and stay again when it warms up to get full use of the beach nearby! The house was very comfortable and communication was easy and quick. The boys loved the train set and the DVD collection was enough to keep us all occupied in our downtime. WiFi didn’t work while we were there, but it was a nice break and never caused a problem. The stairs were a little hard for our one year old to maneuver, but other than that the setup was perfect for our family and we would absolutely recommend! Kate was wonderful!

Co. Wexford, Ireland

Ireland's sunny spot

Set on the lovely south-east coast two hours south of Dublin, County Wexford is Ireland’s sunny spot, with more hours of sunshine per day than anywhere else in the country. Made up of low-lying hills, stunning beaches, rivers and pretty waterfront villages with Viking history, it’s a great spot for a family break offering both outdoors adventures and culture plus a good dollop of laid-back Irish charm. Let the kids loose in surf school, hike hills and explore Enniscorthy Castle and Hook lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world.