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Josie's House

(Ref. 16574)

Templetown near Fethard-on-Sea, County Wexford Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Pros: Josie's house was spotless and vast!"

    Kitchen was well stocked with utensils etc. The views from the house are spectacular and the area around is just beautiful. Communications with the owner were good too. I think this would be a great property for a big family to use in the summer months, with lots of lovely beaches nearby. Cons: Driveway was very rutted and could do with some work. We visited in March and found the house to be too cold for our liking. However the owner adjusted the central heating timer for us. Plus we bought coal and logs and got a fire going in the living room. It may have been because the house had been empty before we arrived and took a while to heat up

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing, it had everything that we needed for our stay and was in the most beautiful place."

    The directions to get to it needed to be a little clearer though. The pump house is small and hidden behind bushes, so we completely missed it! On calling the owner and learning that the little lane after the pump house, up to the house, is only about 100 yards from the house with the flat roof, on the opposite side, helped and we found it straight away. It truly is a hidden gem though and we would recommend it to anyone. Beautiful house, beautiful setting and the perfect place to both relax and explore. Thank you. Sharon, Adam and family

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful comfortable house with stunning views."

    Would be five stars only for the drive up the lane way. Dreaded having to go up and down for fear of damage to car. Pity the local pub was cancelled. Can't fault the house just beautiful and spacious and spotless. Thank you

    Reviewed by Cathy4.4Jul 2023

  • "This was a fabulous house."

    It had 270 degree views of Waterford Harbor down to the lighthouse, close to beaches and super comfortable. The house is spacious and well equipped. It was very clean. Eating out was limited on the Hook, the nearby restaurant was closed but New Ross is not far. A few minor areas to improve, the lane up could be improved, mattress upstairs wakes up the other person because the springs are so loud, a decent frying pan with the surface not coming off and a couple of extra mixing bowls would make the kitchen perfect for self catering (overall well equipped). A really glorious spot with good weather. We had a lovely week on the Hook!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous views and great house."

    The road up let's it down.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jun 2023

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful break here (May/June 23) and love it."

    Lovely home, from home. If you’re looking for peace and quiet it’s here. Wonderful views and a lovely area to explore. The sunset behind the distance mountains is amazing, as well as the diving gannets in the estuary. House is well equipped and plenty of room. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2023

  • "Great stay, can’t wait to come back."

    Amazing, peaceful, secluded location close to many beaches. Not far from amenities and a short drive to south east coast attractions. Lovely spacious house for our larger family.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay, the owner was very helpfull the cottage was very spaceous and clean also a very quiet location , nice to haveground floor bedrooms for us oldies ."

    Rocky (the dog) had plenty of room to gallop around the house on the lawns ,will deffintly be going back Paul , Cynth and Rocky

    Reviewed by Cynthia4.4Apr 2023

  • "Amazing location and stunning views."

    Owner was lovely and very happy to accommodate us when we requested a change to heating timings. Would recommend for a relaxing peacefull break.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a great week, quiet and relaxing."

    Josie was very helpful. Large property and was cold during our stay but she put heating on a bit longer for us. Views were great , shame pub was closed and need car as too far to shops. Overall enjoyed.

    Reviewed by James4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property could be enhanced by more soft furnishings felt very echoy and “goldfish bowl like” no curtains to close at night I know it was set up on a hill but personally didn’t like that you couldn’t close curtains at night and definitely would be unhappy if people were in houses nearby."

    Only two but even so at night could see right in Directions incorrect from ferry port told to go left at 2nd roundabout. Dunncannon it’s infacr rosslare roundabout And counting feet it’s third and at night in dark difficult And more info in house would be good ie local pub closed down for winter Was very wild and windy love a good storm

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed josies cottage, loads of outdoor space,superb views peace and quiet."

    We thought the main bedroom mattress could do with a upgrade.upstairs space could be utilised better and get rid of all the hanging wires in the rooms,but having said that we (and our dog) loved it there.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a great holiday."

    The house was lovely and the scenery fantastic. The drive up to the house was diabolical. That’s the thing that would stop me from booking it again. We also could have done with the oil central heating being available on one or two nights as it got quite cold. Also I have been booking homes in Ireland for years and it’s the first times we had to bring our rubbish with us. We are used to tying the black bags and throwing them in a bin provided

    Reviewed by Ann2.8Sep 2022

  • "The house is in a great location and has amazing views, the kitchen is super well equipped."

    It just feels a little empty and doesn’t have much character (lots of empty spaces, not decorated much, feels a little odd). The huge empty space upstairs is a great example of this. Some of the mattresses could do with replacing too. A bit of guest information (a book of local attractions and information) would help a lot too. Hope this is taken in the spirit of ‘would be even better if’ rather than criticism. We had a lovely week and the location is stunning

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic views, beautiful house, the water on a timer so hot water limited, no cold water one day in the kitchen and utility room, we went out for the day and it was back on in the evening so it didn't really hinder us, the plugs all went off one day it was a very misty day outside, there was no information book so we searched for fuse box (in utility room behind the door) garden furniture table and chairs great, nothing to lay on though."

    it could do with a shelf in the bathroom as nowhere to put things and no dressing table or mirror. all this said we had a great holiday. the drive up to the property needs attention as car scrapes the bottom. i am disabled and we had a 3 month old baby we all loved it there. We left a couple of items in the property and the owner was a great help in posting these items back to us, the owner went above and beyond and was extremely helpful while at the property.

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Jul 2022

  • "The property has a stunning view."

    The beds were comfortable. Sitting room furniture comfortable but could be updated. Kitchen well equipped. Bathrooms clean but not enough hot water often only lukewarm water in shower. Laneway entrance badly in need of repair could damage bottom of cars if not careful!

    Reviewed by Roseanne3.4Jun 2022

  • "Very impressed with the location of Josie's House and also how easy it was to have 2 small children in the space - very comfortable and safe - would be very keen to book again!"

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2022

  • "We loved the position of Josie's house, with fabulous views around the Hook penisula, including the Hook lighthouse."

    The property was spacious and clean with good facilities in the kitchen and utility room. Great for our dog, as it has a large garden at the front and hard flooring throughout. We did find the property cold however, especially early morning and in the evenings. We were aware that there was to be no heating provided between May and October, apart from lighting the open fire in the large living room. Curtains in all the living areas and bedrooms would have helped retain heat. When we alerted the owner that it was very cold, Josie did agree to provide 2 hrs of heat in the evenings, but it had little impact being a large property. Perhaps the owner could consider the option when booking of providing heating at an additional cost. The road to the property is steep and long and shared with other properties which is in bad need of repair,it is badly rutted and could damage a car, being more suitable for a 4x4 vehicle at present.

    Reviewed by Ruby3.8May 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a house, Josie has the best view of the peninsula."

    Just spent a week here, weather was good, some wet days which were easily passed staying indoors in Josie's house. Excellent room throughout the house. Good mobile signals too. The photos do not do justice to the location. Loads of good food locally on offer. Only an hour from Curracloe beach too if you want to Save Private Ryan. Loads of abbeys, walks, beaches and of course Hook head itself. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Seamus5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent house with amazing views."

    A great week spent.

    Reviewed by Pierce5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely house, stunning views of Hook."

    Beautiful area anytime of year. Away from lights on elevated site, great for star gazing.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2021

  • "Amazing location!"

    Very clean, well stocked and most of all, dog friendly. Views from house are incredible!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location."

    Beautiful views. Lots to do locally. House was very suitable for our group of 5 adults and dog.

    Reviewed by Donal4.7Aug 2021

  • "We booked josies house as a family of 4 adults and 2 children it was absolutely ..."

    We booked josies house as a family of 4 adults and 2 children it was absolutely perfect in every way , plenty of space inside and out amazing bedrooms, good well equipped kitchen and views which were simply stunning We were extremely lucky with weather the first week so most of our time was spent at the lovely beach and outside the cottage having barbecues , the only slight negative was the upstairs bed was fairly uncomfortable probably needs a new mattress but it would not stop us booking again

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Jul 2021

  • "Pictures don't do the view justice."

    House was spotless, had loads of extras in that you generally don't find in holiday homes. We always rent a house in Ireland each year and this was the best we have ever stayed in. I loved the nearby beaches and the remoteness of the location. Cleanest house I've ever stayed in. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful location, repeat visit and would return"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2020

  • "Josie's House was great, all of the family enjoyed it (including the dog)."

    Plenty of space and fabulous views.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2020

  • "We were 100 percent happy with the location and the welcome we received however the house was gloomy, there were no curtains in the house at all, the furniture was very basic Drab and sparse, the house sleeps 7 but there were only 6 seats at the table."

    The property also needed some maintenance doing, the kitchen hot tap was broken as was the shower over the bath, also there was only 2 table spoons,it is a real shame as the location was fantastic

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Jun 2019

  • "Had a brilliant week in Josie's House."

    House is beautiful , loads of space. The views are breathtaking. Close to lots of tourist attractions . Shop and pub within walking distance. ( Approx 2 km each way). Josie so helpful with a few queries we had. Privacy and space respected. Josie also posted us an item we had left behind. Would definitely recommend it. A little piece of heaven on a fine day. We hopefully will be back.

    Reviewed by Ursula5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage and the views were excellent."

    Josie and Helen were lovely and helpful

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.7May 2019

  • "This was our second visit, house has not really changed in 4 years!"

    The road leading to the house really needs sorting, very bad. Majority of Windows have blinds but really need on rest, especially in the en-suite downstairs. Overall it's a great place to stay, loads of room and Josie & her sister very welcoming & helpful.

    Reviewed by Sylvia3.8Aug 2018

  • "Josie was extremely friendly and helpful."

    Please take note: the photos do not do the house or the breathtaking view justice; both outstanding. This is a brilliant location that allows access by car to amazing beaches: Duncannon (10mins), Dollar bay (5 mins, no facilities), Booley bay (5 mins, no facilities), Currlacoe (50 mins - AMAZING). Good for the following: Tintern Abbey/gardens/forest walk (15 mins), Hook lighthouse (spectacular views 10mins), Kilkenny(1 hour), Wexford and Waterford (50 mins). Local pub serves great food and drink and is a 10 min walk via a bendy road- be careful. House quite noisy in the wind at night so bring ear plugs of particularly sensitive, especially upstairs. Overall an amazing holiday and house, book now!

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2018

  • "Better view than we expected."

    Amazing shower in the bathroom. Could perhaps have better identification of the lane entry from the road. Enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jun 2018

  • "We stayed at Josie,s for a week."

    What a lovely house very spacious and comfortable with everything you need at hand, the grounds and views are spectacular with open views over the ocean. A little bit isolated but a shop and pub near by. With a lovely drive on beAch a couple of miles away,there is also a small town 3 miles away with local shops and restaurants. I would highly recommend Josie,s house loved staying there and Josie is very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Cecelia5.0May 2018

  • "The house is even more spacious than the pictures."

    The sea view over 180 degrees and you can see all of the Hook peninsula down to the lighthouse. Josie was lovely to deal with.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Aug 2017

  • "Host was very friendly and helpful."

    The house was very comfortable and in an excellent location. There is a lot to do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2016

  • "Very good it was a bit difficult to get to as it was remote but very good overall"

    Reviewed by James4.6Sep 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with sea views and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin with sea views, 1 x ground floor single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6) and comfy seating
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire
  • First floor games area with pool table and comfy seating.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TVs with Freeview, DVD, selection of games and DVDs
  • Electricity and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Oil charged by meter reading Oct - Apr inclusive, first 30 euro's inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Large lawned front and side garden with sea views and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 12 mins walk
  • Note: Customers will be charged for rubbish disposal; customers need to take rubbish to tip 2 miles away and will be charged 5 euro's per bag
  • Please note: This property no longer accepts pets [this does not apply to bookings already in place] 05/06/2023

The property

Fethard-on-Sea 3.6 miles.

A spacious detached property in a rural setting in the hamlet of Templetown, with panoramic sea views, less than 4 miles from the village of Fethard-on-Sea in County Wexford.

This welcoming cottage offers a selection of bedrooms including some on the ground floor and two with en-suites, ensuring parties of all ages and make-ups can enjoy time here.

The sitting room with its open fire makes a cosy space for relaxing, while livelier times may be enjoyed round the pool table on the first floor.

The large gardens are perfect for family fun.

Alternatively, just sit back with a glass of something cold, or a mug of something hot, and take in the superb sea views, a delight in all seasons.

The cottage is ideally placed for exploring the Hook Peninsula, including its beaches, watersports, fishing, golf and horse riding, and of course its ancient lighthouse, with the light being visible after dark from your holiday home.

This high-spec Wexford cottage is also within easy reach of the JFK Arboretum, Dunbrody Famine Ship and the charming towns of Wexford and Waterford.

A wonderful cottage, in an enviable coastal setting.

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.

Please note: This property no longer accepts pets [this does not apply to bookings already in place] 05/06/2023

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas