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Waters House

Bannow near Carrick, County Wexford (Ref. 15402)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


29 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay here."

    The property is very spacious, clean and right near the beach. It had beautiful views and we had a lovely relaxing time. We did have to change mattresses with the 2nd double room as it was very uncomfortable. Also needed a few more breakfast bowls as only 2 available and there was 5 of us. We did let the owner know at the time but didn't hear back. All in all it didn't put us off our stay and would come back again.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2021

  • "Lovely bright house with large garden and great views."

    However, for the price, you would expect a decent sized and comfortable bed (considering you'll spend maybe a 3rd of your holiday there), not a tiny cramped and lumpy thing. Also (I don't want to sound like a snob, just being honest), most of the furniture looks like it's been pulled out of a skip. I don't mean to be harsh, the house was really clean and the owner seemed nice, and if you just want a base for exploring then it's perfect. The location is fabulous, even though access to the rocky beach is extremely dangerous due to erosion. Saying that, throw a stone in any direction and you'll hit a beach down there! Incredibly beautiful picturesque part of the world though with loads to explore. Enjoy.

    Reviewed by RobJul 2021

  • "Having used Sykes for a number of years our experiences have been brilliant but not this time while the house was spacious and great location."

    .it was of a poor standard of cleanliness which l found appalling in line with our current situation…ie COVID-19..not only that the toaster tripped the electrics on the first morning then the washing machine gave an electric shock so l had to use a wooden spatula to turn it offf and if that wasn’t enough the owner knocked on the 2nd last day to spray weeds…not a standard I am used to from Sykes

    Reviewed by DervlaJun 2021

  • "Beautiful house and so close to beach made this a fantastic break away for our family."

    Reviewed by EmerAug 2020

  • "Very comfortable house, situated in a lovely, quiet location with fantastic ..."

    Very comfortable house, situated in a lovely, quiet location with fantastic views and a really large garden for the kids and dog to play

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2020

  • "Stunning house in rural Wexford amazing sea views."

    The house was very clean on arrival very spacious house. Car is essential. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2020

  • "Beautiful views fantastic peaceful break great inside and outside space pity about the village pub ,cafe and restaurant closures and tourist attractions closed due to Corona virus."

    T he best place to be isolated though.... we'll definitely be back!!

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2020

  • "This was working holiday and my work commitment was quite busy but we didn't really feel it at all as our stay at Waters House was very pleasant."

    I have to say that Joanne ( property owner) was very helpful & co-operative and she did her level best to make our stay as comfortable as possible. She was there to welcome us at property late in the evening on arrival and showed us around. She lives next door and was always available for any issues with prompt response. She went out of the way to look after us. Plenty of space, beautiful bathrooms, and scenery was heavenly. Best part of the day was to have cup of tea in the afternoon in sun room ( conservatory) with separate radiator for the space. Wifi was excellent and mobile signals were surprisingly great. I would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by IzharNov 2019

  • "The View was amazing."

    So great to just sit in the living room an look at the Sea. :-) The fireplace was great too. We had some nice evenings in front of it. The only negative thing were the matresses, as these were quite old and not very comfortable. But we had a great week in this house. Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by VerenaOct 2019

  • "Waters House is in a fabulous location and is very comfortable."

    The owners responded very quickly the morning after we arrived and changed the mattress of one of the beds also mentioned in the feedback - by lunchtime! It is five minutes drive from Bannow Beach and the remains of a Norman church. The beach is shallow and has wonderful waves. It is hardly used so you will have a huge stretch of sand mostly to yourselves. The nearby Hook Peninsula is remarkable and not well known. We had a great time sea kayaking. But for those who wish to stay at home it is peaceful and beautiful just gazing out to sea from the conservatory. The house is bigger than it appears in the photos. We had 14 of visiting family to supper one evening. The rooms are all pleasingly decorated. The easy walks along the local lanes are also a great pleasure. This is a great place for a holiday!

    Reviewed by RitaAug 2019

  • "The cottage is very spacious, comfortable and clean, and the owner was very helpful."

    The beach (accessible for dogs) is only a couple of minutes away, and the cottage also serves as an excellent base for trips into the wider area. We had everything we could possibly need, and were able to combine relaxation with outdoor activities. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by PetraJul 2019

  • "The house was gorgeous, even closer to the beach than we thought!"

    In the morning we could see beautiful water and at night clear sky full of stars! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2019

  • "Beautiful House, located very close to sea, amazing view ."

    so so happy with the place

    Reviewed by JasonFeb 2019

  • "Great house with fabulous views!"

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2018

  • "The view is fantastic we were able to have family round for meals this is the second time I have used this accommodation but the first time for my sister and her husband they loved every minute and said they will be back it is breath taking staying here we had no problems whatsoever and sykes always deliver on the exact description on any of the properties we have stayed in and Mr & Mrs Waters really take great care of their property."

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2018

  • "The location of the house is fantastic, right by the sea so you can hear and smell the water."

    But the house is tired and half hearted at best, so for me does not score the rating you have given it - this was disappointing because we have used Sykes for years now and this house has let you down. The beds (mattresses and headboards) are old, uncomfortable and need replacing. The hob has been smashed and glued back together! The kitchen utensils were non-existent, literally just the absolute minimum - I've seen better in a caravan! The house needs to be listed as a 2* because that would manage the expectations of people looking to book something a bit special, which this - apart from location - is not. I have some photos if that would help.

    Reviewed by JoJul 2018

  • "Very friendly owners, wonderful location ..."

    Very friendly owners, wonderful location however the beds are old and only standard size, and while there is everything you need the house felt a little sparse i,e, no radio in the kitchen but all in all the grand holiday let

    Reviewed by DeanJun 2018

  • "Such a lovely comfortable house with wonderful views - we look forward to going back ☺ Ps Mary Barry's is fantastic"

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2018

  • "No real beach."

    Found house very cold and bad smell from utility room from oil central heating. Beds very uncomfortable matresses need replacing shattered coming hme. Furniture in utility broken. House generally shabby. Would rate poor. View from hse incredible. Cooker kept cutting off and impossible to cook a dinner. Would not return

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2018

  • "Can only echo previous positive reviews."

    Waters House is a lovely property in a really peaceful location. The house is large, yet comfortingly cosy in the cold winter weather we experienced. We found the conservatory to be usable despite the low outside temperatures and a super suntrap. Very interesting locality. All the locals we encountered were really friendly and welcoming. Despite some "Beast from the East" weather difficulties we really enjoyed our brief immersion into Irish life. Love their lifestyle, culture, history, and the future looks good, too, with continued EU membership. Envious.

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2018

  • "Absolutely amazing 5 night break with my wife & dog."

    Perfect location for a 10 minute walk to the beach. Being aware there is a rocky path but no problem if you have no walking difficulties. We watched beautiful sunsets nearly every night from the comfort of the conservatory. Well stocked kitchen , a warm fire awaited with plenty of coal & wood to keep us going although with the central heating we personally didn’t need the extra heat! A local shop where we stocked up twice only 10 minutes away. The lady owner was there to greet us at 20.30 on arrival other than the friendly wave we were not bothered. I would recommend this house & location to anyone it was most memorable.

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2018

  • "Cottage was obviously empty for some time and was extremely cold upon arrival."

    Would have been nice if the cottage had been warmed up a little before our arrival. Hosts were absolutely fabulous went above and beyond when electricity failed in the locality one evening. Cottage is great and location could not be better

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2017

  • "It was a beautiful cottage in a beautiful country."

    We loved it so much we have already booked up for next year. The views from the cottage are amazing and the area is so peaceful.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2017

  • "Beautiful house in a fantastic location will definitely be back"

    Reviewed by NormaApr 2017

  • "The house is in the most spectacular setting right on the coast."

    I watched the sun come up every morning except for one (when it was very foggy) and the sun set each evening. Real peace and quiet and fantastic starry sky at night. The beach is only a short stroll down but the approach is a bit scary due to the cliff erosion. We chose to drive round to a little bay and access the beach from there. It could easily be walked also, along lanes in either direction. The coastal path in Ireland is not like the coastal path here at home! We booked thinking it was excellent value for money - which it is. It appears the base price is on the up, so though we'd happily go back and pay more, feel the kitchen equipment ought to be of better quality and with a few basic extras added. (could send a list if requested). Also felt they were a bit mean with towels and bed linen. Of the three bedrooms only one had been made up for us so we were compelled to use that one. The pillows are very thin and cheap, and need to have pillow covers (protectors) as well as a case. We were told the garden is enclosed but it isn't, to warn future dog owners. The above are just silly niggles as we had a marvellous holiday. Loved every minute and would go again tomorrow if we could. Joanne the owner is very sweet - as is her teeny tiny dog!

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2016

  • "This is an absolutely stunning house and location."

    We would highly recommend this property and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2016

  • "The views from this property were amazing and the house was well kept and welcoming."

    The holiday as a whole in Ireland was amazing; everyone is so friendly, the food was of a very high standard and the history is astonishing.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2016

  • "The standard of the property was, in our view, excellent and we would certainly consider going back and also recommend to friends and family."

    We had a really relaxing time. It made all the difference being able to take our puppy along.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2016

  • "Gorgeous property in a stunning location."

    Very peaceful and spacious.

    Reviewed by NickFeb 2016

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The property

Carrick 3 miles.

A delightful detached house near Bannow, exceptionally placed on the County Wexford coastline.

With great sea views and the beach only down the lane, this is a perfect destination for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a relaxing break away.

This comfortable cottage has three good-sized bedrooms upstairs, one of which has an en-suite shower, as well as a family bathroom.

On the ground floor there is a dining room with solid fuel stove, and a sitting room with an open fire, both great for taking it easy at the end of the day either relaxing over a tasty meal, vegging out with a movie on the TV or curled up with a good book.

There is also a well-equipped kitchen with dining area where you can prepare a tasty feast, and then move into the sunroom with a refreshing drink at the end of the day.

Step outside with a glass of wine and take a seat looking out over the Celtic Sea while the youngsters run around the garden, or take a stroll down to the beach and go for a quick dip.

Carrick is a quick jaunt down the road and has a few pubs where you can grab a drink and a bite to eat.

Alternatively, a little further away is Wellingtonbridge that should tend to all of your basic needs.

Travel a bit further and see the likes of the Hook Head Lighthouse, the Dunbrody Famine Ship, the Duncannon Fort, New Ross, Waterford and Wexford.

An outstanding property that will be enjoyed at any time of the year.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and breakfast bar (seats 3)
  • Utility
  • Dining room with solid fuel stove
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire
  • Sun room (seats 3).
  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stove and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove and fire inc.in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Beach 2 mins walk. This property changed to pet free on the 12th May 2021
  • There are bookings with pets taking place until 5th Jan 2022.

About the location


Rosslare 18 miles; New Ross 19 miles.

Carrick is a small village, with a shop, three pubs, a hairdresser’s and a guesthouse, in County Wexford, on the east coast of Ireland. Half an hour by car will take you to the cliff top village of Rosslare; with the second largest harbour in Ireland and panoramic views of Rosslare Bay, it is well worth a visit. A little further afield is the port town of New Ross where you can experience life on an emigrant ship aboard the historic Dunbrody Famine Ship, explore fine beaches and restaurants or try one of the many activities on offer including angling, golf or even a river cruise. With miles of safe sandy beaches, family friendly restaurants to enjoy, and the possibility of spotting a dolphin or whale, County Wexford has something to suit all tastes. A fantastic location offering something for everybody.

This property changed to pet free on the 12th May 2021. There are bookings with pets taking place until 5th Jan 2022.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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