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Fort Mountain House

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing cottage, everything we needed was provided."

    Cosy comfortable authentic Irish feel. Ideally situated close to local pub, beaches and a 20 minute drive to town. Hosts are a lovely local couple who were a pleasure to meet, didnt bother us at all yet were on hand to support with tourist information and local amenities. I have stayed in many places across England & Ireland over the last 15 years and this was by far my most relaxing comfortable stay of all. There are not many authentic Irish cottages left and this one is a credit to the owners, thank you so much for everything our stay here was a little piece of tranquility and heaven for 7 days

    Reviewed by Moya5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Forth Mountain house - we were two couples using the cottage as a tour base for a week's holiday."

    It was well situated, very clean and the beds were really comfortable. The garden is gorgeous. Pauline was a lovely host and even offered to taxi us to a local pub if we needed it, but we found that there is an excellent pub within 10 minutes walk. Thank you for a really enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Een heel schoon klein oud huisje."

    Back to basic met ontzettend vriendelijke eigenaren die alles voor je willen doen om je verblijf zo aangenaam mogelijk te maken. De bedden zijn alleen wel een beetje erg smal voor volwassenen.

    Reviewed by Hendrik3.8Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely time in the cottage."

    It was well positioned for exploring wexford .the owners .Pauline and nick were excellent hosts the could not do enough for us to make our stay memorable .must nor forget timmy the dog .the beds were so comfortable did not want to get up.would highly recommend this accommodation. Gerry and therese.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Fort Mountain House,lovely property, spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    Pauline and Nick are wonderful hosts,nothing was too much trouble, even showed us round the local area. The garden is a lovely place to relax in.Many thanks Jo and Barry.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the best time ever so relaxing ,the couple who owned the cottage were so ..."

    We had the best time ever so relaxing ,the couple who owned the cottage were so nice we will definitely be back again it was my second holiday there love it :)

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2023

  • "It was great experience to stay in this old farmhouse for a few days."

    Friendly and helpful landlord, garden like a little park, nice pub in a walking distance. The only thing which was not perfect were the roads to the house. Ho matter which direction, you drive the last few miles on a washboard.

    Reviewed by Volker4.7May 2023

  • "Pauline and Nick are very friendly and helpful and the cottage is cosy, clean and beautiful in a wonderful landscape."

    Lots of activities for families within an hour drive.

    Reviewed by Nora5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our stay at this charming little cottage in south-east Ireland was absolutely delightful."

    The hosts were incredibly kind and accommodating, going above and beyond to make sure my stay was comfortable and enjoyable. They even offered to drive us to the supermarket and the pub, which was a very thoughtful gesture. The cottage itself was lovely and very traditional, with a rustic wood-burning stove that added to the cozy atmosphere. The furnishings were comfortable and tasteful, and I really appreciated the attention to detail throughout the space. From the little touches like fresh flowers on the table to the well-equipped kitchen, it was clear that the hosts take great pride in their property and in providing a top-notch guest experience. The location was also perfect - a quiet and peaceful spot that was still convenient to local attractions and amenities. I enjoyed exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby towns, and always looked forward to returning to the cottage at the end of the day to relax and unwind. Overall, we would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a memorable stay Ireland. The hosts were wonderful, the cottage was cozy and charming, and the location was perfect for exploring this beautiful part of the country. We can not wait to return someday!

    Reviewed by Jonas5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic welcome from our hosts Pauline and Nick, who made sure the cottage was warm throughout our stay."

    The premises were spotless, everything to hand that was needed including fresh linen and towels. This was all set In a beautiful rural location and we would throughly recommend a stay here to anyone

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Feb 2023

  • "Totally relaxing and cosy."

    Place to visit We loved every minute of our experience there and would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2022

  • "Hallo, die Gastgeber waren sehr freundlich und bemüht."

    Das Haus war allerdings sehr kalt und das Bad ist renovierungsbedürftig. Die Matratzen müssten mal erneuert werden. Insgesamt hatten wir einen schönen Aufenthalt und eine tolle Zeit.

    Reviewed by Ann-kathrin3.4Oct 2022

  • "This was a second stay at the cottage."

    Again all went well, no problems and and enjoyable break spent in a quiet and picturesque location

    Reviewed by Fintan4.4Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic hosts."

    Totally recommend and if we return to Ireland this is where we would stay.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage, with thick stone walls to keep you cool."

    Great as a base for exploring County Wexford/Waterford. You will need a car though. The Dorans, who live on the same plot, are a lovely, friendly couple. They are there if you need them, but are not intrusive. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Jul 2022

  • "Hosts were very friendly, and great location for exploring Wexford and surrounding areas."

    Cottage was very clean throughout and we couldn't fault anything here. Kitchen was reasonably fitted out, but would have liked to have had a sieve to use and a larger frying pan. Some of the finer details were lacking, like the finishing on the paint work and coordination in the bedrooms. We also felt the layout in the lounge and limited seating did affect the comfort, as well as the temperature in the bathroom (seemed very bold all the time). Otherwise, great stay and reasonably priced.

    Reviewed by Nathan4.1May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area."

    Hosts are very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Weston5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this cottage and the owners were extremely accommodating ..."

    We had a lovely stay at this cottage and the owners were extremely accommodating and we will definitely be going back again

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Jan 2022

  • "This cottage is 5 star you can't get any better very helpful owners ill be back as soon as I can"

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Oct 2021

  • "Ideal remote location perfect for digital detox yet convenient for main routes to visit local and regional places of interest."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location to see , Wexford , Kilkenny and Waterford."

    Thanks for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Ciara4.7Sep 2021

  • "On arrival our hosts brought us some food to eat as we arrived late."

    we got lost and our hosts came to meet us, We weren’t t expecting that at all. The host were very kind and couldn’t do enough for us, the hosts were very friendly, and made us feel very welcome. The cottage was immaculate. Would definitely recommend and would stay again. Thank you for warm hospitality

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Charming, peaceful cottage with lots of history, located within short drives to so many tourist attractions in Wexford,The hosts were very helpful and supplied firewood etc."

    for the stove. Beautiful hidden gardens surrounding the cottage with areas to sit out. We would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Dorothy3.8Jul 2021

  • "Pauline and her husband we a very lovely couple who made my 2 weeks stay very comfortable."

    the cottage has everything I needed and is more like a private home than a holiday let. The house is very quite and has a lovely garden and I really enjoyed my stay and I would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2020

  • "Really enjoyed my stay at this house, the couple who own it are lovely and extremely helpful with information on places to go."

    The house is really nice and spotless. Would definitely recommend. I will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jul 2020

  • "Pauline and nick wear excellent hosts they couldn't do enugh for us, nick braught us on a tour of the locality and showed us places we'd never of found on our own, the cottage is immaculate clean, warm and comfertable, defentaly going back, highly recomend you to stay in this beautiful 140 year old cottage, absolutely highly recommende forth mountain cottage, 5 stars all the way, had a fantastic time, thank you Pauline n nick for a lovely time, can't wait to come back and stay."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet rural location, the owners are extremely friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Oct 2019

  • "Pauline and john were very friendly, warm and attentive, nothing was too much trouble."

    Always available in person or by phone if we needed them. A very cosy, dinky cottage in a sweet country location. Great base to explore we Ford. Log burner just Fab. 2 lovely size bedrooms. Its a real find.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Oct 2019

  • "The owners were so so informative and helpful without being intrusive."

    The comfort of the solid fuel stove was lovely as some evenings got a little cold. If you are tall just mind your head going into bedroom to the left. Great place

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely part of the world, nice little cottage ideal for a couple travailing, a bit basic BUT not discomfortable."

    Land lady very good host, it is what it is BUT value for money

    Reviewed by Trevor3.8Jul 2019

  • "Excellent landlord/lady only next door if you needed anything."

    Welcome pack of food/drink upon arrival. Very peaceful location in a very pretty location.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2019

  • "The house is absolutely lovely, situated in rural county Wexford."

    The owners living nearby are very nice and look to make sure you enjoy your stay.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, great base for touring the southeast coast."

    The Dorans are a lovely couple they made us very welcome and nothing was to much trouble, They provided us with fresh eggs daily and home grown tomatoes which was a nice touch. The cottage is located in a quite country lane and was clean warm and comfy. We would highly recommend,

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Sep 2018

  • "No had a great time ."

    Cottage was great and the owners are a lovely couple. They had provided us with some food and it was very much appreciated , they also give us some of their fresh laid eggs three or four days in the werk.there were plenty of brochures about places to see and things to do . Beds were very comfortabe and everything was beautifully clean.

    Reviewed by Vivian5.0Sep 2018

  • "The hosts were excellent, very considerate and welcoming."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2018

  • "Was disappointed there was no WiFi as mobile reception was poor."

    The owners were very helpful especially when we had problems with the electric. The shower was difficult to control it was either very hot or very cold.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Jul 2018

  • "Wonderful,peaceful,traditional cottage."

    The Dorans are the perfect hosts. Very kind and friendly. Nothing I too much trouble for them and they made our stay trouble free. Second time we've stayed there and will stay there again. If you want a taste of the real Ireland this is the place to go.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "A lovely cottage well presented, the owners were very helpful and welcoming also provide plenty of wood for the log burner."

    A great location to explore.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2017

  • "The house was excellent,comfortable,well insulated and heated."

    The kitchen which is otherwise very well equipped lacked a sharp vegetable knife.However as the host lives right next door I'm sure that had we bothered to ask, one would have been supplied. The location which is slightly off the beaten track suited us perfectly and our host was very friendly and helpful with no fuss about anything.I would definitely recommend this property to other people.

    Reviewed by John4.8Nov 2016

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Central heating powered by multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Gravel garden to front with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles, beach 4 miles
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children under 10
  • Note: There is no WiFi in the property

The property

A delightful detached cottage situated on the owners' land close to the village of Duncormick in the beautiful county of Wexford.

This traditional Duncormick cottage is over 120 years old and has retained some of the original features.

The cottage has been lovingly restored to provide intimate and cosy accommodation, which is ideal for couples looking to explore the stunning south east of Ireland.

This Duncormick cottage has two double bedrooms as well as a separate dining room and ground floor bathroom.

The sitting room features a multi-fuel stove that provides a snug and welcoming feel.

This Duncormick cottage acts as the perfect base for discovering everything the South East of Ireland has to offer and is close to the ferry port of Rosslare.

Just a stone's throw away you will find three popular pubs, all hosting live music at the weekend, acting as the perfect base to unwind and enjoy some night-life entertainment; one of which offers a courtesy bus for convenience.

The coastline is awash with clean and picturesque beaches with Cullenstown and Kilmore Quay being just a few minutes' drive away.

A visit to the mystical Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operating example in the world, is a must and you can discover the history of Tintern Abbey, set amongst acres of beautiful grounds.

The area is also perfect for those with a sense of adventure, from windsurfing, canoeing, and scuba diving, to hiking the Fort Mountain trail, or for those who fancy a slower pace, there are many renowned golf courses and fishing spots to enjoy, or you can just savour the sea air along the spectacular coastline.

With so much to see and do, this Duncormick cottage is the ideal setting for your Irish self-catering holiday.

About the location


Wellingtonbridge 6 miles; Rosslare 15 miles.

Nestled amongst the scenic countryside of County Wexford lies the pretty village of Duncormick. The village lies on the River Muck and is one of the stops along the Bannow Drive which also incorporates Cullenstown, Bannow and Wellingtonbridge. The village is well served by shops and pubs, with traditional music occasionally performed. There are a multitude of beautiful walks to enjoy with the coastal route to Kilmore Quay offering chances to observe the local wildlife and take in the pure sea air. The village is also within easy reach of the ferry port of Rosslare as well as the larger towns of Wexford and Waterford. Visit the JFK Arboretum, Hook Head lighthouse, Loftus Hall or Johnstown Agriculture Museum. Duncormick is the perfect spot for your authentic Irish holiday.

Note: This property is not suitable for children under 10.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas