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
  • Rating


  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


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 one 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 double with basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single, 1 x twin. Folding bed available. 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. Folding bed, 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: This cottage is next to a road, therefore some noise may be heard.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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.