Slade near Fethard-on-Sea, County Wexford (Ref. 17185)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
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The property

Fethard-on-Sea 5.4 miles. A unique Irish property, a former Post Office situated next to the harbour in the quaint hamlet of Slade, near Fethard-on-Sea, County Wexford. This semi-detached cottage near Fethard-on-Sea features four ground floor bedrooms and a first floor sitting room with two large windows and two portholes to take full advantage of the glorious views across the Atlantic. Offering comfortable and homely accommodation, this Fethard-on-Sea cottage is perfect for those seeking a special kind of holiday in a stunning location. Located on the Hook Head Peninsula, this Fethard-on-Sea cottage is surrounded by the sea and faces the fishing harbour and ruins of Slade Castle. Hook Lighthouse, the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world is within walking distance along a route that, for the most part, has the sea within view. You'll never tire of exploring the scenic coastlines and discovering your own little pockets of paradise in this idyllic part of County Wexford. There are many activities for all the family available within easy driving distance of your Fethard-on-Sea cottage. You can wander along the unspoilt beaches, indulge in watersport activities, such as surfing, scuba diving and sailing, whale watch from Hook Head, look for fossils, seabirds and seaplants on the limestone cliffs, or you may wish to admire the countryside from horse-back. The Sheilbaggin Outdoor Education Centre offers land and watersports such as kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering, plus drive to Ballyhack and take the short ferry across the bay to soak up the vibrant Irish culture in Waterford or visit the county town of Wexford. All before returning to the peace and tranquillity that comes guaranteed at your delightful Fethard-on-Sea cottage.


Four ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 2 x single. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area and open fire. First floor sitting room with electric fire.


Oil central heating with open fire and electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot. Ample off road parking. Rear enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 3.5 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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Guest Reviews


    • “Great location and very good house”
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    • “Our contact at the house, Mary, was brilliant. She could not have been more helpful. She went to some lengths to make the stay as good as it could be. A great host who went out of her way - very typical of our Irish experiences in general but Mary took it to another level of thoughtfulness and generosity. The brilliant reputation the Irish have as wonderful hosts is well merited. The house is in a great and, for us, fascinating location with good walks and interesting things around. It is a light and airy, clean and pleasant house to stay in. We had plenty of room and were comfortable the whole time. I enjoyed Slade - found the working harbour and the characters around the hamlet interesting. The Hook area in general was entertaining, loved driving about the area - lots to do for us. The brilliant weather helped a lot. Some very good food at the Templars Inn not far away, probably the best pub food we ate in Ireland. The kitchen could have done with a sharp knife and a few more cooking essentials. We purchased a knife and left it there but there should be a decent chefs knife and a sharpener. We like to cook a lot and found it frustrating. I believe there will be wifi soon - missed not having it. Overall, I would recommend this cottage enthusiastically.”

    Chris M, Perth, Australia, July 2014


    • “Close to the sea, ideal for a fishing holiday which was the reason we chose this cottage and we plan to book the same place next year.”

    Mr Cusack, Bray., August 2014

    • “Our contact at the house was brilliant, she could not have been more helpful. She went to some lengths to make the stay as good as it could be, a great host who went out of her way. The house is in a great and, for us, fascinating location with good walks and interesting things around. It is a light, airy, clean and pleasant house to stay in.”

    Mr Mills, Nedlands, July 2014

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About the location


Duncannon 5.5 miles; New Ross 17 miles; Waterford 31.5 miles.

Fethard-on-Sea is a village nestling to the east of the Hook Peninsula, in the south-west of lovely County Wexford. Fethard-on-Sea has a colourful history, including the lifeboat tragedy of 1914, and the Fethard-on-Sea Boycott, which has been immortalised in print and on film. Now a quiet fishing and holiday village, Fethard makes a great base to enjoy sandy beaches, shops and pubs. The Hook Peninsula continues to attract visitors due to the ancient lighthouse and a multitude of beaches. There is a beach a day for a fortnight on the Peninsula, plus there are a variety of watersports, such as diving, snorkelling and shore angling, along with painting and birdwatching. There are many interesting historical sites to visit, such as Tintern Abbey with its walled garden, guided tour and forest walk and medieval abbeys in Dunbrody and Graiguenamanagh, plus the star shaped Elizabethan Fort at Duncannon houses a military and maritime museum, and The Cockleshell Art Gallery. Head up to New Ross and visit the JFK Arboretum or the Dunbrody Famine Ship, or travel over to Waterford in the west or Wexford in the east to take in all they have to offer, from the Wexford Opera House, Johnstown Castle and The Heritage Park to Waterford Castle and Waterford Crystal.