Old Fisherman's Cottage

Slade near Fethard-on-Sea, County Wexford (Ref. 18200)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Folland
    September 2016
    “We enjoyed the time at the cottage ...”
    We enjoyed the time at the cottage and very lovely location. Beds were comfortable and it was full of character.
    We enjoyed the time at the cottage and very lovely location. Beds were comfortable and it was full of character.


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

The property

Fethard-on-Sea 5.5 miles.

Wonderfully located at the water's edge, in the fishing village of Slade in County Wexford, is the charming Old Fisherman's Cottage.

Originally a thatched cottage, but lovingly refurbished by the welcoming owners, this Fethard-on-Sea cottage is almost 200 years old and is a listed building.

Don't be fooled by the diminutive frontal view of this Fethard-on-Sea cottage - it is deceptively spacious boasting two sitting rooms, a generously-sized kitchen and three comfortable bedrooms.

Homely and cosy, the main sitting room enjoys a nautical theme and incorporates wood from ships that once sailed the high seas, while the smaller second sitting room enjoys views of the harbour where you can relax with a book from the substantial selection available, or simply watch the fishing boats return with the ocean's bounty after a day on the waves.

A real home-away-from-home, the well-equipped kitchen and dining area on the upper ground floor is ideal for meal times, but when the sun is shining, why not enjoy a barbecue on the rear patio?

The Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world, can be accessed via a scenic walk along the coast, while the property itself is adjacent to the 15th century Slade Castle.

The amenities of the village of Fethard-on-Sea are just a short drive away and the area is home to a fine selection of sandy beaches.

For a fantastic getaway in a beautifully scenic area of Ireland's South East, look no further than this character-filled Fethard-on-Sea cottage.

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Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility. Two lower ground floor sitting rooms, one with an electric fire.


  • Electric night storage heaters with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Electricity charged by coin meter
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Coast 2 mins walk
  • Note: Due to low ceilings, care should be taken on the first floor.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas