About this listing
Jack's Cottage is located in an enchanting garden on the beautiful Blackwater river Accessed by a very long, narrow lane, its old world charm is unspoilt, and every modern convenience has been added for the perfect get away from it all holiday.
Jack's Cottage is an 18th century thatched fisherman's cottage located in a secluded garden beside the river Blackwater in Co Waterford, Ireland.
Beautifully restored, it retains its original charm, with every modern convenience.
Assessed by a narrow farm lane, it is a world away from busy 21st century lifestyles, but only 20 minutes drive to the nearest towns with all the facilities you might need, such as top class restaurants, traditional music bars, banks, art galleries and lots of unique shopping opportunities.
Perfect for get away from it all holidays, it has 3 bedrooms with brass beds. Duvets, crisp cotton linen and towels are provided, it sleeps 5/6. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a wonderful bathroom with a roll top bath and wet room shower. There is electric heating throughout with a wood burning stove in the living room. You will also find a welcome pack of essential supplies and fuel for the fire when you arrive.
The spacious cottage allows one to rediscover life's simple pleasures; it is ideally suited to nature lovers, gardeners, bird watchers, artists, walkers, cyclists, fishermen.....
We recently built a hide by the river to help improve spotting the local otters.
Well-behaved pets are welcome.
Electricity, except for two storage radiators, is not included in the price.
Staying here is really a unique experience, it is off the beaten track and is so tranquil and peaceful most people leave with the feeling of floating on air. It really does have a magical quality.
The cottage has 2 main living rooms, the first is the original kitchen with the dining table and wood burning stove with fireside chairs. The second has the TV and DVD player. There are 3 bedrooms and a very comfortable modern bathroom. The kitchen has all mod cons and there is a utility room with dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. The cottage is surrounded with a large garden with outdoor seating areas. Plus there is a path leading to the riverbank, with a dock and a hide for wildlife garden. There is ample car parking.
Interaction with Guests
We live next door to the cottage, so we are usually around to help guests get settled in or sort out any issues that might arise. We are available as little or as often as guests require.
The cottage is located on the bank of the peaceful and beautiful River Blackwater. Its a very quiet area, largely bypassed by modern tourism, therefore its very unspoilt and retains a charm which has been lost in some parts of rural Ireland.
There is very limited public transport available. a car is essential when booking the cottage.
Other Things to Note
The electricity costs are not covered by the booking fee, we read the meter at the beginning and end of a stay and that amount is due to be paid to the owner at the end of the stay.
Preferred changeover day: Saturday
Arrival after 3pm
Departure at 10.00am
This can be changed only by arrangement with the property owner.
We recommend travel insurance to cover any costs incurred if your booking has to be cancelled for any reason, we can not postpone bookings.
Extra guests and Events:
The cottage is not available to extra guests or their cars, not included in the guest list declared at the time of booking, without the owner's permission. Events such as parties or family reunions must be agreed with the owners at the time of booking.
We expect owners to be responsible for their pet's behavior and they should be under control at all times. Pets should not be left alone in the house or allowed into the bedrooms or on the furniture. Your dog must not be allowed to stray into the surrounding fields. Dog fouling must be cleared from the cottage garden and surrounding area, by use of biodegradable bags, to area provided.
Smoking is not permitted in the house; care of the thatched roof must be taken if smoking outside.
As the walls of the house are made of solid stone, ventilation is very important; we recommend that the windows are kept open as much as possible.
Should not be left on when you are not in the house.
The cottage and in particular the kitchen must be left as you would like to find it.
All waste must be separated into the appropriate recycling bins provided, compost bin also provided.
Security and safety:
The cottage must be locked securely when you are not there.
All outbuildings, the hide, the dock and lane to the river. are not covered by insurance; therefore you use them at your own risk. Please consult the owners prior to use of BBQ's in the garden.