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The Trawler

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • beach (15)
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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Crockery and cutlery left in dishwasher Mould in shower wash hand basin drain ..."

    Crockery and cutlery left in dishwasher Mould in shower wash hand basin drain plug broke on sunday and reported had to use kitchen sink to wash rest of week paid call out charge for T V repair as we were not able select any channels waiting for refund

    Reviewed by Malcolm2.5Sep 2023



    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2023

  • "The only item the towels were old and need replacing and were not sufficient for a weeks stay and could not switch hot water on independent of heating."

    Other than that which i consider as a inconvenience not a complaint it was lovely.

    Reviewed by Royston5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was perfect I have been going to Blackwater for over 40 years and with ..."

    The house was perfect I have been going to Blackwater for over 40 years and with family over from Canada we needed extra space it was great for us everything we needed we had a brilliant week

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous location and access to one of the best beaches in Ireland."

    Small suggestion: coat hooks in the hall so that wet jackets are not dragged into the house. We had great weather so was no issue for us.

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Trawler was good value for money, it was just a couple of minutes walk to the beach and had a nice big garden for the kids to run around in."

    However, the accuracy of the listing was not great- there is no pub and shop less than a mile away, probably more like 4km away down a winding country road- meaning that we had to drive there and we couldn't both have a drink. The listing also states that there is a cot and highchair on request, but there isn't. We weren't made aware of this until we were at the property and I contacted sykes to find out where it was. I heard nothing back from sykes until the next morning. In the meantime I had emailed the owners and they had got back to me to say they didn't provide these and had made sykes aware back in April. Had I known, I could have brought a travel cot, instead my 1 year old had to sleep on a mattress on the floor for the week. Luckily I had brought a spare single sheet which i put on the mattress, as only the double bed and one other single bed had been made up (which my other daughter was using), and there were no spare sheets provided. Apart from these issues, the house was comfortable, just could do with a little maintenance e.g. the shower doors didn't close properly and when the washing machine drains it spills out onto the back patio. Also kitchen equipment was lacking- only 4 forks provided, cheese grater was broken and sharp at edges, serving spoon was broken, ladle also broken etc. All the above issues did marr the holiday a bit, but otherwise was a good base to explore wexford.

    Reviewed by Isabel2.8May 2023

  • "Kitchen floor dirty shower moldy and slippery"

    Reviewed by Marie3.8May 2023

  • "House was clean and had all the essentials for a holiday home,close to a beautiful beach you can walk for miles,short drive to blackwater village."

    I gave 1 star for comfort as we had to cut our holiday short as the bed was so uncomfortable couldn't sleep in it which is a pity because we loved the area and would love to go back to the Trawler if there was a more comfortable bed.

    Reviewed by Denise4.1Apr 2023

  • "This was a beautiful location, and Sykes have been great throughout, they were able to speak with us on the phone, and checked to make sure we were happy."

    This property must not be let to a family with children, water gets into the electrics, the owner does not feel this is dangerous, fuse box tripped every time it rains, the contact details left by the owner was for someone who no longer had anything to do with the property. The owner never bothered to call us despite knowing the problem with the electrics before we arrived, they would only communicate via E-mail when they could be bothered.

    Reviewed by John4.1Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed our short time at the cottage."

    It's location so close to the ocean was wonderful and we enjoyed the sound of the waves and our walks along the beach. Joan was very easy to communicate with and everything was as advertised. The owners were also very accommodating and went above and beyond trying to resolve an issue that was beyond their control and it was appreciated. Would love to visit in the summer as it is in a quiet location and the proximity to the ocean can't be beaten.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Trawler is in an incredible location."

    Right by the beach. To wake up to the view of the waves was amazing. The house is basic but cosy and comfortable. We had a simply amazing time and will be back

    Reviewed by Alastair4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week at The Trawler."

    It is a superb location for the beach and great to be able to bring our dog aswell. You can hear and see the ocean right from the front door, really amazing. The house is very comfortable and cozy and Joan was very responsive to us. I think the house does need a bit of upkeep done especially the decking, bunk beds are pretty noisy and rocky, the place had some cobwebs which the kids hated and the wifi wasn't great. The gardens are an amazing space and we had wonderful weather during our stay and overall we would come back as the house was so cozy and such a great location. We found it very private and never saw anyone walk by our gate, they were on the outer road. I would love to experience a week in winter

    Reviewed by Pamela4.1Jul 2022

  • "The property was in a great location."

    We thought that the property could have been doing with more equipment for cooking. E. G. only 1 egg cup. no food turners, a larger saucepan would be a suggestion. In previous stays at other properties booked through this website, we found that they were well stocked with cleaning products and wrongly assumed this would be the same case here. No washing up liquid or hand gel. So we had to go and buy stuff like this. Not a criticism, just something we just assumed would be there having been there for other properties, and will have to ensure we take these types of things if booking through sykes again.

    Reviewed by Terence3.4Jul 2022

  • "We had a great stay ."

    Joan was wonderful as usual everything was perfect.The only problem with this property is the lack of blinds/curtains on bedrooms and front of the house we constantly had to keep heavy curtains closed for privacy and security which defeated the purpose of the amazing location and sea views. The gardener entering the gardens to cut the grass without any notice was also an issue . If these small issues were dealt with The Trawler would be 100% the perfect holiday

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jun 2022

  • "I had a lovely time in The Trawler."

    It was great to be so close to the beach and to able to bring my dog was fantastic. The house was lovely quite basic and a bit tired in places but for a holiday home it was fine. Joan was available if I needed to ask anything and she was very helpful. I hope to come back! Marie

    Reviewed by Marie3.8Jun 2022

  • "Satisfied with the location but the property needs up dating as we found a few ..."

    Satisfied with the location but the property needs up dating as we found a few things not right for example--- toaster not working burns all bread==fridge not cold enough even with the max temperature number==not able to keep water in bathroom sink as the plug was not fitting=needs a new frying pan badly we were not able to use it ==in saying all that we found the bed really comfortable,

    Reviewed by Heather3.1May 2022

  • "We had a nice two week stay at the trawler ."

    Joan was very good at making sure we had everything we needed it was a pleasure talking to her .the only negative was the sitting room could do with a wee update . John and Mary Scotland

    Reviewed by John3.8May 2022

  • "Had a great time in the Trawler and could not praise Joan enough on her care ."

    The cottage is in a great location and great to be able to bring our dog. Would definitely book again .

    Reviewed by Betty4.7May 2022

  • "The location of the house is very good but unfortunately no access to bigger beach by bridge."

    I thought the house was very dated and in serious need of upgrading. Particularly in line with the fees for rental. I found the matress in the main bedroom very uncomfortable and probably needs to be replaced. Generally an investment to upgrade the property is required in my opinion.

    Reviewed by Norah2.5Apr 2022

  • "Our second visit to the Trawler and once again everything was perfect."

    Thank you Joan for the hard work and caring that we were happy and comfortable. We had a relaxing pleasant time. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Nov 2021

  • "The house is immaculate, well equipped and is located 2 mins from the sea."

    Beautiful view of sea from front decking. Its my 3rd year in this house and I will definitly visit again. Very peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Aug 2021

  • "We couldn't believe how lucky we were to be so close to the beach."

    . morning swim, afternoon swim, fabulous !!! We had wonderful weather in a wonderful location.. The house was just perfect for a holiday home.. bedrooms bathroom sitting room and kitchen all great space and lovely and clean and tidy.. Huge back garden was like having another room.. lots of room where we played football tennis etc and privacy to sunbathe and eat meals.. Couldn't recommend the trawler enough.. Wonderful!!!!!

    Reviewed by Leeanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "House is lovely and clean."

    We had a lovely stay. Everything you need for a holiday home. Nice and close to the beach so it is an easy walk. The gate closes at the front of the house so lovely and safe for kids.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jun 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The greatest advantage of this property is the location, as it is only 2 minute walk to the beach. We came with our 4 year old and a puppy . They both had a great time. A lot of space in the back garden.

    Reviewed by Kamila3.8Jun 2021

  • "Seaview from sitting room window Decking front and back, peace and quiet."

    Lovely walk to blackwater village. Joan the caretaker went above and beyond. Will definitely ho back.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Caretaker Joan is an absolute gem."

    Nothing too much trouble - always a happy friendly person. Only complaint is that the cottage could do with cooking pans for the oven - lent to us by Joan - and the oven needs replacing. otherwise it was spotless and we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Oct 2020

  • "This cottage is disgustingly filthy and does not meet environmental health standards in any way shape or form."

    I have produced a document with photos attached showing the dirty standards. With The Covid 19 Outbreak this cottage should be condemned. I have tried to email the photos along with a written document highlighting the grime inside the cottage but can’t find an email address to send it to. I have noticed that in the review section other people share my views about the state of the cottage. My wife had to clean up the grime with bleach before we dare occupy the property. I think that we deserve some compensation From you for ruining our holiday. If I do not hear anything from you the document and photos will be sent to the environmental health. Geoff and Sue

    Reviewed by Geoffrey1.3Aug 2020

  • "We had a really enjoyable holiday."

    The house is a two minute walk to the beach, and a short drive to the village. Wexford town is no more than a 20 minute drive, with lovely restaurants and a holiday atmosphere. We love this house and we have been visiting for years. The least favourite part of our stay this year was that we didn't get to chat with Joan due to Covid. She's very accommodating and will do what she can to facilitate your stay. We're already looking forward to next year!

    Reviewed by Dermot4.7Jul 2020

  • "A bread knife would be useful and bowls with lids for the microwave could also use some wine glasses Joan looked after us with courtesy and consideration."

    a lovely location for peace and quiet and lots of sea air

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Mar 2020

  • "There was no sharp kitchen utility knife."

    Theere were no lids to any of the saucepans and there were no dishes to use in the microwave. Other than this we had a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Taniarae3.8Feb 2020

  • "Nice cosy house with plenty of parking, large enclosed rear garden and nice countryside views."

    Quiet location. About 2 miles from Blackwater. We had a lovely time here and Joan, a lovely woman, was very helpful. Could do with more cooking pots (with lids) otherwise everything was fine.

    Reviewed by Pat3.8Dec 2019

  • "Lovely hidden gem beside the beach, spotlessly clean and in excellent condition."

    On arrival we were met by the caretaker, the lovely friendly Joan who couldn't do enough for us. As a family of 6 I would highly recommend The Trawler and will definately be back !!

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely bright comfy cottage with amazing garden and even a sea view from the bedroom window!"

    Really close to the beach and not far from shops and pubs. Blackwater was a really pretty village and the food in the hotel was great. The Trawlor was in a great location and was perfect for our family holiday. We would definitely return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2019

  • "Our week in the Trawler was excellent ."

    The cottage was spotless thanks to Joan the care taker , who took a inquiry from me on a Sunday Joan your a little star ! The location is amazing 2 minutes from the beech & 5 minutes to the town by car couldn't ask for more. We will definitely be back next year !

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jul 2019

  • "We spent the first week of july in the trawler and we loved it,from the bedroom windows you can see and hear the sea,two minutes takes you to the beech,unbelievable spot,the trawler has everything you need for a nice cosy,comfortable stay,back garden is massive,this place is rural and seaside at the same time, 20minutes brings you to enniscorthy where you have unbelievable irish history,we give the trawler top marks all round and will be returning for the same again,Joan,who looks after you while you stay made sure we were well looked after."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jun 2019

  • "The information about the cottage was incorrect- no pub or shop within 0."

    6 miles more like 6 miles-it took 6 or 7 minutes in the car to get to the nearest facilities which were in the village!! You also said there was no iron in the property yet there were 2-it ruined the holiday, since we specifically wanted somewhere where we did not have to drive to get to the pub. Feel tremendously let down by this and would therefore politely request a refund John Vernon

    Reviewed by John3.1Jun 2019

  • "Contrary to impression given, cottage is very dated and in need of update."

    Furniture/flooring paint splattered. Dining table badly stained with rings which don't wipe off. Broken toilet seat Shower doesn't mix - scalding turns to freezing! Also, when rinsing out, nasty black residue flushed out Hot water/CH control above front door requiring climbing onto a chair to access! Hot water takes ages to reach taps Filthy under beds and furniture, all of which is accessible for cleaning Kitchen door sticks Instruction left to leave property in same condition as found - no cleaning materials. In fact it was left cleaner than found. Caretaker directed us to put keys through letterbox as she didn't want to arrive as early at 10am departure time and we had a ferry to catch. Guests instructed to carry refuse bags to nearby caravan site for disposal in the evenings as not caretakers responsibility, despite blue refuse bin collection. Garden/decked areas not enclosed so unsuitable for small children

    Reviewed by Jacqueline1.3Jun 2019

  • "Proximity to the beach was excellent."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x bunk
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Front enclosed decking area with furniture and rear enclosed lawned garden and decking area with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Note: Though all rooms are on the ground floor, there are steps leading up to the decking area and inside the cottage and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of the rural village of Blackwater, in County Wexford, Ireland, is this superb bungalow.

It is wonderfully presented throughout, with bright colour schemes and plush furnishings, making it an ideal setting.

Share this lovely setup with your loved one and spend some quality time in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

Spend your evenings keeping up to date with all your favourite shows and enjoying family time on the provided sofa and armchairs.

The open-plan kitchen has a wonderful set of cream units, coinciding with the hardwood flooring, and the dining area has seating for up to six people, a wonderful social space for the whole family to dine together.

All rooms are located on the ground floor, including the three spacious bedrooms - one double, one twin and one bunk room - all with a range of modern furnishings and offering an abundance of space to store your personal items.

There is a separate family shower room with modern fixtures and fittings for your comfort.

Use the front or rear decking area as a relaxation spot while you take in this beautiful scenery, with a refreshing glass of wine to complete your day.

Situated just under 10 miles away is the Irish National Heritage Park, on the banks of the picturesque River Slaney, it showcases 9,000 years of Irish heritage, with a natural woodland area and a lovely on-site restaurant.

Near the coastline, you can explore all it has to offer, including a selection of beaches with golden sands and clear waters for swimming.

The Trawler is the perfect getaway for small families.

About the location


Enniscorthy 10 miles; Wexford 11 miles.

The village of Blackwater is just 20 miles north of the ferry port at Rosslare. There is a busy village atmosphere with two shops and a selection of pubs. Less than 2 miles away is the stunning coastline of Wexford Bay, which boasts 20 miles of sandy Blue Flag beaches backed by dunes and nature trails. The southernmost stretch of beach at Curracloe has been voted “The best beach in Ireland” and was the location for the opening shots of the movie blockbuster Saving Private Ryan. The quaint heritage town of Wexford has narrow winding streets, a colourful quayside lined with historical buildings and a vibrant traditional Irish nightlife. Other ideas for days out include shopping in Waterford for exquisite crystal ornaments and unique knitwear, or a round of golf on the beautiful links at St Helen's, while all the excitement of Dublin is 80 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas