About this listing
Coastguard Station built in 1875, a listed building with magnificent views of the coast below and Tara Hill to the northwest. Lovingly cared for terraced lawns lead down to the first beach. This is the cosy middle section of the Coastguard Station.
Seaview from Front bedroom and dining area. A small grass path leads from the garden directly to the beach.
Built in the 19th century to keep an eye on the Wexford coast northward to Kilmichael and south to Cahore, house number 4 has been carefully modernized and still retains special charm. The wood stove heats the house when required, the bunkhouse has no heating.
Car parking well off the road and very close to the house. Bikes, Kayaks or canoes can be arranged.
Interaction with Guests
I live very near by, so guests can make contact anytime and get advice or assistance.
- Swimming, canoeing and shore angling on Ballymoney beach (including sea bass)
- Ballymoney designated bathing water and Green Coast award
- On the Wexford coastal path walks and special Tara Hll down to the sea walk
- The shore is of national geological importance with fine rock folding, ice age features and rocky shore with gravel and sandy coves.
Walk (within 0.5 and 2 Km):
- Tara Vale pub
- Orphan Girl pub
- Seafield spa hotel
- Coffee and crafts
- Craft workshops in Ballymoney house – felting, willow baskets, etc.
- Walk along the shore or cycle to Courtown indoor swimming pool, new Gravity outdoor course for the teens and adult with climbing walls, ropes, etc.
- Courttown harbour, angling trips, boat hire, pubs and restaurants
- Courtown woods: old deciduous park riparian woodland
- Three golf courses: Seafield, Courtown and Ballymoney
Cycle, bus or drive to Gorey:
- supermarkets and services
- good boutiques lady’s fashion
- Saturday farmers market
Many bus services to the local town Gorey from Dublin or Wexford and a train service with lovely coastal views from north Wicklow and Dublin.
Other Things to Note
The ideal seasons to rent this property are late Spring, Summer and early Autumn.
The Coastguard Station is a collection of small holiday homes, all family owned. Guests must respect their neighbors. Pets only with prior agreement and no smoking in the house.
Fabulous location. The building has charm, character and history as well as being very cosy with lovely touches like fresh flowers.. We've stayed in lots of rentals around north Wexford but this has been our favourite, both for location, great quiet beaches, gardens and the house itself. We will hopefully stay soon again.
I was looking for a quiet place at the beach for a week in Ireland and chose this quaint cottage in Ballymoney! My stay was very relaxing, nice walks on the beach, a cute coffee shop within walking distance too. I didn't have a car and was so grateful to Paul for picking me up in Gorey when I arrived on the bus after flying all night from the states . I was so jet lagged and he made sure I had everything I needed including some nice groceries to get me going! I had a nice wood stove to keep me warm, although I found out I'm not to good with a fire!! Paul also took me to town the next day to do some grocery shopping. The local people on the beach were also so friendly and always with a story to share. I really enjoyed my time here and would recommend Ballymoney Beach for a lovely holiday!! Thank you for everything Paul!! Bridget
It was great to meet Bridget and have so many interesting conversations. A Brave lady as Ballymoney can be sunny by day but cold at night in the Coastguard Station. I hope Bridget will keep in touch and let me know where her travels take her (maybe back to Ballymoney again?)
Cette maison de "garde côtes" est un lieu très agréable pour des vacances en famille. Le jardin est immense, la plage au bout du jardin. Depuis la maison, nous avons une très belle vue sur le bord de mer. Le voisinage est accueillant. Paul et son épouse sont disponibles, accessibles, et chaleureux : bouquets de fleurs du jardin, fruits, partager un moment à la plage...
Bref, très bonne adresse !
We had such a lovely week in Ballymoney. The house was charming and really nicely decorated. (No washing machine, which saved me a lot of work.) The views are amazing on a sunny day and we had plenty of those. We loved the gardens. The neighbours were incredibly welcoming, which was really helpful as the houses are very, very close together. I wouldn't recommend this as a party house. Best for couples and small families. We have made great friends and would love to visit again. Thanks to Paul for being a great host.
My husband and I had a great week in Ballymoney. The house and area were perfect for a relaxing break. We spent lots of time walking and had picnics on many of the lovely beaches that surround the house. The closest beach was only a 2 minute stroll down a sea view path.
Paul was extremely helpful and friendly and I would definitely return to one of his homes in Ballymoney.
We found the house clean and extremely well equipped. There was a sheltered area at the back door of the house with sun all day long. There was also a small patch of garden, if you wanted to sit away from the neighbours, but this did not have sun in the evening. However, the house had a huge garden at the front accessed by the main laneway and each house had their own allocated section, so there was always somewhere to enjoy the sun.
Everything in the house felt new and cared for. Both the bed and the sofa were big and comfortable. We did not use the wood burning stove but it looked good and would be great during cooler spells.
The best bit was listening to sea in bed! All in all, a great stay!
We spent a wonderful week in Ballymoney. The house and grounds were even lovelier than we expected. The views from the windows are beautiful - in all weathers! Gorgeous beaches are just minutes walks away. The neighbourhood is peaceful yet friendly in the nicest of ways. Our children ran around barefoot and happy the whole time! Paul is a wonderful host - exceptionally welcoming, helpful, good humoured and interesting. We really didn't want to leave and hope to return before too long. Thank you for everything!
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About the Host, Paul
My wife and I enjoy growing our own vegetables, collecting our own oysters and mussels in Bannow Bay, swimming, long walks, gardening, traveling and good debate.
We love our children and our grand-children. We love to travel, visit friends and have friends over.
We also love slow-food and good wine!