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Carthy's Cottage

(Ref. 3715)

Kilbrien near Dungarvan, County Waterford Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice well kept cottage, we enjoyed the stay despite the weather Malc and Lesley"

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Waterford in Carthy's Cottage."

    Bernie was so welcomig, met us at tbe cottage & showed us around. She texted us with lots of suggestions of places to visit & eat during the week. Dropped us in delicious scones mid week. The cottage was warm & homely, comfortable beds. Thank you Bernie for it all Ger & Ita

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in fabulous location."

    Big enclosed gardens ideal and safe for our dogs and also for enjoying the summer sun. Bernie was very helpful, plenty of tips and advice on where to visit. Nothing was too much trouble. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by fidel5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was in a lovely quiet area and had plenty of space for our dogs to run around safely outside."

    The owner was great and she would message with ideas of places to go that matched our interests each day. The bathroom could do with a little updating of the shower cubicle. However the rest of the cottage was comfortable.

    Reviewed by Fiona3.8Jun 2023

  • "Bernie was a fabulous host."

    Very generous with her time and information to make our holiday extra special. great location for touring the Comeragh Mountains.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had alovely stay at the cottage, the owners were exceptional there attention to detail, their friendliness, they really went over and above to make our stay memoriable and comfortable."

    They guided us too local attractions, our family pet, Buddy was so happy and our son was over the moon, being able to have his four legged friend with him. The scenic views and beqches were spectacular and local eatries, everything was available within a 20 minute radius. Highly recommend for family holiday or tranquil holiday away from the hum drum of life.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "The hosts here were amazing."

    They helped immediately and graciously to our special needs. They went above and beyond in sharing wonderful places to visit and eat. The stay was enriched because of their graciousness and friendliness. We so enjoyed ourselves. The character of the cottage and learning about its history added to our experience.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage."

    ..really relaxing and so peaceful...just what we needed for a long overdue break. Our host is a pure in a million..everything you need is in the cottage, everything and everybody catered for including an Irish breakfast in the fridge to get you started...and a bottle of wine...our host was so helpful with all the information you need to explore the region....we will definitely be returning for another stay......Josie and Ray

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic, cosy cottage in a stunning location and only 20 mins from my home town where I was able to go and visit family."

    brilliant back garden with games for kids and dog, hostess was amazing. had the essentials in for us when we arrived. Will definitely be booking again!!!

    Reviewed by Celine5.0Aug 2021

  • "This cottage is a slice of heaven host were so lovely and welcoming didn't want ..."

    This cottage is a slice of heaven host were so lovely and welcoming didn't want to leave this place it was everything we wanted and more would recommend for couples or family so private and relaxing will defo be going back again in the future

    Reviewed by Serena5.0Jun 2021

  • "This cottage was a fabulous location for visiting relatives ."

    My husband was very impressed with the dark sky for star gazing having taken his refractor and telescope to view the night sky . Obviously this cottage does have steps internally to the toilet so not suitable for wheelchair users . Bernie called around to make sure all was ok , left a very welcoming breakfast and wine in the fridge and plenty of coal for the fire !

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, if you want to experience a real cottage it's the place to be!"

    The host Bernie was very kind and gave us a lot usefull tips. The cottage is situated near the mountains, but also nearby Dungarven and the sea.

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Aug 2019

  • "Bernie was a super nice and caring host, thank you!"

    Reviewed by Beatrice5.0Aug 2018

  • "This cottage was a wonderful surprise, and Bernie, the owner was very accommodating."

    We had a fridge full of anything we could need on our first night/morning - an Irish breakfast, milk, wine and a fire lit! - The cottage was steeped in history and a wonderful throw back to traditional Irish living - this was a very relaxing week and we were close enough to Dungarvan to access all entertainment and fabulous restaurants we needed - it was also prefect for our dogs with its big garden which is enclosed and safe. I would highly recommend this cottage and host. If its a couple's escape you are seeking - then step back in time to Carthy's cottage and enjoy every moment it provides. We got out and about every day and discovered many coves/beaches and towns within 20 miles all worth a visit - Lismore, Stradbally, Dungarvan - the trip to Dunmore East and Passage East is beautiful - the Copper Coast drive is also a wonderful way to spend the day. A most memorable week.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful traditional Irish cottage."

    Lovely located not too far from Dungarvan. Quiet located for a relaxing holiday. Plenty of attractions and sight seeing not too far away.

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Jul 2018

  • "Location Superb."

    Very good host, who did that extra step to please, by giving information about things happening(i.e. farmers market) nearby.

    Reviewed by Toon4.4Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely but would recommend better quality furniture seating in ..."

    The cottage was lovely but would recommend better quality furniture seating in living room very uncomfortable everything else was fine

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jul 2018

  • "It's too complicated."

    If I book through Booking com, Idon't want to communicate still with another office. You phoned me several times and when I call back you don't know why they phoned me. And I booked 5 appartements in Ireland and when you phone me why schould I know which appartement it concerns and I thought I would just communicate with Booking com and not with somebody else.

    Reviewed by Therese4.4Jun 2018

  • "Our host Bernie was very welcoming and helpful - even with our two dogs, we talked briefly about before arrival!"

    All information needed was provided so we did not need to ask for more support. Our host gave us a little tour around the house and the surrounding area. We hiked and did cycling tours - the Greenway from Dungarvan to Waterford is perfect for that. So was the accommodation: A beautiful and charming cottage with a big garden including stunning view. The pictures in the listing show exactly what you'll find.

    Reviewed by Steffi4.8Jun 2017

  • "We stayed in Carthy's cottage with our small dog."

    We were made most welcome and the cottage was lovely and traditional but with every mod con we needed. The front enclosed courtyard and big grassy enclosed garden at the back of the house was perfect and safe for our dog. The cottage itself was much roomier than we expected. The landlady was very kind and helpful and was ever only a phonecall or text away. The area was so peaceful and we were never too far away from the places and sights we choose to visit. The Comeragh Mountains and Mahon Falls are only a 20 minute drive away and Colligan Woods less than 10 minutes away. So many lovely walks and such beautiful scenery and a lovely traditional cottage to relax in, a holiday to remember!

    Reviewed by Mary4.6Sep 2016

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  • Two lower ground floor bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single, 1 x twin (accessed through family room)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (split-level)
  • Lower ground floor sitting room with solid fuel stove
  • Radiators powered by solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, CD/radio, library of books, games and DVDs
  • Table football in outbuilding
  • Electricity and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, €25 supplement per week Oct - Mar payable directly to owner
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack including Irish breakfast ingredients and Guinness provided
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Courtyard to front, lawned garden with furniture to rear
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Twin room is only accessible through family room
  • Note: There are 3 internal stone steps between the kitchen and bathroom, and the rest of the house
  • Note: There are external doors on both levels
  • Approx 15 minutes by car from The Waterford Greenway
  • Please note: guests will need to bring their own towels

The property

Dungarvan 11 miles.

A 300 year old, stone-built, detached, semi-thatched cottage, in a rural location, 11 miles from the town of Dungarvan, in County Waterford.

Cosy and traditional, with features such as a thatched roof and solid fuel stove, Carthy's Cottage offers comfortable, character accommodation, with country charm.

The rural location offers peace and tranquillity, while the pool table and table football will keep children of any age entertained.

Drive the short distance to Dungarvan, where you can enjoy one of three golf courses or numerous restaurants, or experience the scenic Comeragh Drive and take in the stunning scenery of the mountains.

Local cycling available nearby at Waterford Greenway.

Enjoy hill walking in the Nire Valley, visit one of the nearby equestrian centres, or the numerous attractions in Tipperary.

A lovely Ireland cottage, ideal all year round.

About the location


Lismore 15 miles; Youghal 19 miles; Waterford City 29 miles, Cork City 50 miles, Kilkenny City 50 miles.

A lovely historic harbour town located around the 13th century King John’s Castle, a real haven for fishing, boating, bird watching, cycling and enthusiasts alike with hillwalking /hiking in the nearby Comeragh Mountains & scenic Nire Valley. Dungarvan really comes alive in summertime, with residents and visitors all indulging in their favourite water sports, or dining the evenings away in one of the harbourside cafes, pubs or restaurants. For beach lovers, there are plenty of long sandy beaches within easy driving distance, whilst nearby Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, is a lively city with great shops, restaurants, theatres, pubs and nightlife. The city also houses The Waterford Museum of Treasures and the House of Waterford Crystal. Nearby attractions include the Round Tower and St Declans Way at the village of Ardmore, the beautiful Mount Melleray Abbey at Cappoquin and the Heritage Town of Lismore with its Heritage Centre and iconic castle. Also within easy driving distance are the many attractions of the “Premier County”, Tipperary, with its glorious scenery and historic monuments including the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle. This is also a great region for anglers, hillwalkers and golfers, with a wealth of rivers , mountain trails and golf courses to choose from.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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