Prospect Cottage

Portlaw, County Waterford (Ref. 12919)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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The property

Portlaw 0.5 miles.

A striking, detached, Grade II listed, stone-built property located within walking distance to the town of Portlaw, just 9 miles from the popular city of Waterford on Ireland's south coast.

Designed by William Tinsley, an Irish architect of significant renown, this former barracks has been lovingly refurbished and retains much of its original form representing a unique holiday opportunity.

The architectural quality of the building gives it a medieval effect and with wood flooring throughout, high ceilings and thick stone walls, this Waterford cottage is rich in both character and history.

Across three levels with a split-level ground floor, this Waterford cottage boasts two separate sitting rooms, both with a warming open fire, and huge Georgian-style windows bringing a bright and airy feel to these rooms.

The four comfortable bedrooms, including two with king-size bed and a family room, offer flexible sleeping accommodation for any party while the kitchen and dining area houses a woodburning stove and acts as an excellent communal space during mealtimes.

To the rear of this Waterford cottage is a delightful, enclosed courtyard with furniture, great for an evening barbecue or for children to play in safety, while the lawned private garden to the side enjoys unfettered views of the meandering Clodagh River.

The property is within 15 minutes' drive of a range of Blue Flag beaches while the area is a walkers' paradise' take a drive to the Comeragh Mountains or simply stroll through the nearby Curraghmore Estate, the home of the Marquis of Waterford who leaves the gates to the estate open for visitors to enjoy its many walks.

With a selection of shops and pubs within walking distance and Waterford city just a short drive, this wonderful Waterford cottage awaits your arrival.


Over three floors. Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x king-size double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single, 1 x twin. Single bed available on request. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Lower ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Lower ground floor fitted kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 4), dining area and woodburning stove. Lower ground floor utility room. Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire. Second sitting room (seats 4) with open fire.


Oil central heating with woodburning stove in kitchen and open fires in sitting rooms. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with basic Sky, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Oil and electricity charged by meter reading. Starter packs for woodburning stove and open fires inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Rear enclosed courtyard with furniture and BBQ, side enclosed lawned garden. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 6 mins walk. Note: An extra full size single bed is available on request. This can be put in one of the king-size rooms or the family room. Please contact the owner for more details. Note: This cottage is next to a road, therefore some noise may be heard.

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect”
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    • “What a beautiful house! Prospect cottage is so rich in history, what a perfect place to stay on our trip to Ireland. The house has plenty of room, there were six of us and plenty of beds. The whole house was furnished beautifully and made you feel very warm and welcome. It had a washer and dryer and three bathrooms, and while the bath and shower upstairs needed the hot water turned on an hour before to warm, it was no bother as we had been told that by the owner, we just mostly used the downstairs bathroom which had hot water always. We stayed at prospect cottage for roughly a week and still didn't have time to take in all that this lovely part of the world has to offer. A beautiful house in a very picturesque part of Ireland.”

    CathK80, Ballarat, Australia, October 2014

    • “Amazing and stunning place to stay with fantastic owners at hand”
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    • “The picture really don't do the place justice. I would recommend staying in this beautiful house to everybody and look forward to stay there again. Portlaw is a great location to stay and has some amazing sight-seeing locations that is easily accessed. The owners are fantastic and very helpful. They made our holiday perfect in every way and couldn't have asked for more. It was our first holiday as a family in Ireland and would recommend people to book this place. A great experience all round :)”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Nottinghamshire, October 2013

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    • “Lovely property , plenty of room for our family”

    Mrs Long, London, August 2015

    • “The historical aspect of the cottage and the town of Portlaw was fantastic. Prospect cottage is a lovely home in a truly picturesque area.”

    Mrs Koros, Learmonth, September 2014

    • “An excellent location with access to lots. The property was perfect with a lot of space and the owners were helpful with any request.”

    Mr Kirwan, London, August 2014

    • “The house was lovely. The owners were fantastic and very helpful. We would definitely recommend it to others and would be more than happy to stay there again.”

    Mrs Myall, Aylesbury, July 2014

    • “Prospect Cottage was the perfect fit for our family! Plenty of space and amenities. We enjoyed staying there so much and especially liked the historic nature of the cottage and the beautiful town of Portlaw. The owners were so friendly and helpful! They made sure we had everything we needed and even researched our Irish surname so that we could visit the town where our family originated! It was the highlight of our trip, along with the guided tour of Curraghmore. This beautiful home of the 8th Marquis of Waterford is a gem and just around the corner from Prospect Cottage! We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have chosen this beautiful cottage and town for our holiday in Ireland. We hope to visit again!”

    Mr Driscoll, Schertz, June 2014

    • “We shared this property with another family and it was ideal. The building is unusual, well adapted and in a gorgeous part of Ireland. The garden was safe for the children to play in. The owners are exceptionally welcoming and on hand if any help is required, which was appreciated.”

    Mrs Banks, Preston, May 2014

    • “The cottage was lovely and had real history and character. The couple who own it met us on arrival and could not do enough to help us settle in. The comfort of the beds was excellent and duvets were really warm. The kitchen equipment was excellent and had all we needed for a weeks self catering for 10 people. Everyone in Portlaw thought we were mad for going there on holiday, the but the village is lovely and the people really friendly! The cottage also had a secure courtyard for the children to play in freely, and the views over the river Suir from the property were wonderful. The location is great for exploring the South East Coastal drive of Waterford and also Wexford and Cork were also easily accessible for a day trip”

    Miss Shortland, Feltham, April 2014

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About the location


Waterford 9 miles.

A pretty town just a short drive from Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, Portlaw stands in a delightful setting where the River Suir meets the River Clodagh. The main street offers a selection of amenities, including a supermarket, butcher, florist, newsagent and traditional pubs. The town’s main attraction is Curraghmore House and Estate, the seat of the Marquis of Waterford and home to some 2,500 acres of formal gardens and woodland. The grounds are open year-round and visitors are welcome. Though occupying an inland location, Portlaw is just a short drive to a number of beaches while the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains, popular with walkers and hikers, are only slightly further a field. Portlaw is an excellent base for exploring this part of County Waterford.