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Beautiful base in Ireland's Copper Coast. Perfect location to take advantage of the lovely scenery, hiking, water sports and horse riding. Also great If you want to just relax, unwind & commune with nature.
Beautifully renovated little house/apartment in the quaint village of Annestown in the sunny south east of Ireland. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing retreat to commune with nature and explore the meandering coastline this is the ideal place to come. Breathtaking cliff walks and lots of hidden beaches to explore. Sea & river kayaking available nearby as well as surf lessons, horse riding & mountain bike tours. The apartment is across the road from the beach in the village. The building itself is quite old but was recently renovated and features stone walls, high ceilings and lots of sunlight. It has its own little courtyard out front. The courtyard separates the apartment from a 300 year old thatched house. The sleepy villages of Annestown is a cluster of little houses and a church a few hundred meters from the beach. There is no shop or pub but both can be obtained in the nearby villages of Dunhill and Fenor where there are lovely Irish pubs with music and food. There is a stunning nature walk along a little boreen by the River Anne to Dunhill Castle. Great historical sites nearby and the ruins of the old Copper Mines in Bonmahon. A few kilometres away is the fishing harbor of Boatstrand which is also a great place for swimming. Annestown is a also a popular surf spot.
The Copper Coast was declared a European Geopark in 2001 and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004.
Sea Kayaking, Surf School, Horse Riding & Mountain Biking all near by. Please ask for info.
When I am away I leave the key for you and can supply you with all pertinent phone numbers and information via e-mail. There is a caretaker of the property that can answer all your questions too.
No public transport in this area.
Make sure you bring provisions as there is no shop in Annestown. There are restaurants/bars 4km away however. Please note that things tend to close early in Ireland and many places stop serving dinner at 9pm.
There is no public transport that goes to Annestown. There is a bus that goes along the Copper Coast and it stops in Dunhill which is 4km away.
Please turn off the heat when leaving the house.
Well what can I say it was a perfect stay with a perfect back drop which is the copper coast with the only downfall being the weather Mary Susie was like every great host there when you needed her with great advice on things to do and places to go I would recommend Mary Susie's place to anyone 5 stars
We were warmly greeted by Mary Susie and she had even prepared a welcome pack with bread, milk, butter & the larder contained all we would need. The little apartment was perfect for us 2 + our small doggie & was a great get-a-way place to base ourselves to explore the Copper Coast. We only live under 1 hour drive away but thoroughly enjoyed being beside the sea & hearing the waves from our doorstep. Location is also perfect for day trips. Annestown has no shop or pub so we stocked up and had a BBQ in the courtyard. Great that we could use airbnb for a local stay as well as when we are abroad.
Beautiful place, so sorry we couldn't have stayed longer. Mary Susie made us feel very welcome. Fridge stocked with soda bread, milk and butter, plus tea,coffee cereals etc. everyone was so welcoming.
This cottage was exactly what we needed. My boyfriend was running a marathon in nearby Waterford and needed a good place to sleep. It was quiet, peaceful and a good change from the other Irish cities. There are beautiful beaches around as well.
It's definitely small. It best serves a solo traveler or a couple. Mary was very welcoming and attentive.
As previously stated by another review, there were some plumbing issues in the kitchen, the washer and the shower. The washer leaked and the shower drain worked really slow, sometimes taking all day. Other than that, the place was peaceful.
Mary Sue was een charmante, hulpvaardige verhuurder. Het was er fijn om in haar nabijheid te mogen verblijven. Zij bood regelmatig aan om verse vis en andere voedingsmiddelen voor ons van de winkel mee te brengen.
Zij hield ons op de hoogte van levende muziek in pubs in de omgeving en bijzonder plekken in de natuur.
Lovely small apartment in a beautiful location .
Perfect as a base for this area. Comfortable and extremely clean.
Didn't meet Mary Susie but she was excellent on communication and her friend Tanya ,who welcomed us, was lovely .
More of a place to sleep and go out for the day rather than hang out in only because of the size .
Would love to go back and do some of the walks .
This cute little cottage is in a very charming, sleepy village, perhaps the only one in Ireland without a pub! We rarely saw a soul on the street. The sea there is a wonderful spot for walking and enjoying the cliffs and rocks. It is just across the street and down a bit. No view from the cottage, but easy access.
The cottage is very compact. It is a clever remodel of an outbuilding to a very sweet thatched cottage. It felt a bit like being on a ship, with every space being used. Perfect for one person, and doable for two friendly, cooperative people. The bedroom is very small, but there is room for your clothes. If you have more than one large suitcase, it will be cramped. (we had two small ones and it was okay). The bed is a regular double, so tall/large people be aware.
Since there are no shops there, it was great to have tea, coffee, milk, bread, jam and some fruit there for us as starters. We also took advantage of the washer and clothes line outside.
We had some plumbing issues, and the host was very concerned and worked hard to make it right for us, which I greatly appreciated. It worked out at the end.
There was good wifi available, but no cell phone service for me except for one spot right on the beach. :-)
This spot would be great as a base for sleeping and eating breakfast, although I wouldn't plan on just hanging out here for your vacation. I think it would feel a little claustrophobic. It is very handy to many destinations, however. You can even walk to the ruins of a castle nearby. We drove to the races at Tramore, just 15 minutes away. There is a nice pub in the next village, Fenor, less than 10 minutes away. I believe they sometimes have music there on the weekends.
This a a small, compact spot for a few nights to serve as a base for further explorations. It was fun to experience the village and surrounding area.
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About the Host, Mary Susie
I am a nature enthusiast, artist and mother. Love meeting people from different places and swapping stories. Have trotted around the globe for a bit and have a great love for West Africa. I split my time between Ireland and New York.