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Irrepressible Contemporary Coastal Cottage

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The Beach House, County Wexford

Overlooking a sweep of more than a kilometre of fine sandy beach on the sunniest stretch of Ireland’s coast, this eponymous home perfectly combines alfresco living with the demands of multi-generational family holidays.
Very centrally located – an hour from the metropolis of Dublin and equally close to the Rosslare to UK ferry – locations don’t get easier than this.


From sun-room sofa to lazy lounger

This awesome cottage is defined by the broad elevated sun deck that surrounds it like a balcony hovering above a dazzling beach spectacle.

chairs on the decking armchairs in the sunroom

Opening on to the decking, a series of living spaces meld together in a fluid open plan space that occupies the elbow of this L shaped home, embracing a variety of informal seating and dining areas and incorporating a contemporary cottage kitchen.

sunroom furniture the living room the dining table
Rates & Dates table on decking horses in field living room armchairs sofas in living room FAQs

White walled with panelled ceiling, there’s always a panoramic backdrop of windows designed to exploit this unique location.

the kitchen table

Whether it’s lethargic alfresco summertime luncheons or the cosy open fire at the end of a blustery beach walk, here is a holiday home for all generations and all seasons.

table on the decking
the kitchen

There is also a dedicated television room – plastered with pictures and wall to wall movies and games – and across the entrance lobby, a smaller library with exercise bike option.

TV room the hallway wc
exercise bike books on shelf

Boisterous with the paraphernalia of family vacations, there is no shortage of books, and no shortage of corners to read them in.


This is a home from home, equipped with everything you would expect in a contemporary family residence - from Wi-Fi to barbeque, clothes dryer to microwave, freezer, books, games, videos ..
If you have a particular requirement, be sure to tell us…

guest bedroom view from bedroom

The two principal bedrooms are at opposing extremes of the cottage, each with French doors to the omnipresent perimeter decking, azure skies and lapping tides.
Both have ensuite bathrooms, though the master one shares with a twin bedroom via separate doors.

view from master bedroom master ensuite bathroom
twin bedroom

The bunk room adds an extra dimension of fun for kids.

bunks double bedroom
master bedroom


It’s impossible to avoid the seductive horizon view and seascape horizon beyond the hardy New Zealand flax that shelters the extensive decking.

There is a gravelled drive and lawned areas front and back if you fancy a bit of croquet, but with Clone Strand just metres away, sandy feet and salty hair beckon to the main beach attraction.

beach view
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flowers outside cooking pans a view of decking


Smoking - No, sorry!
The owners regret Stag or Hen parties are not admissible.
Pets – Possibly, check with us.

Out and About

County Wexford is at the centre of Ireland’s Ancient East, with magnificent beaches, fascinating history, festivals and wildlife - plus it’s all within easy reach of Dublin city...

on the beach
Here are links to some of our favourite activities-


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About the Locality

The Beach House is located on the coast half way between the largish towns of Arklow and Gorey – both 20 minutes drive away. Dublin city is just over an hour by motorway to the north.

trawlers in Arklow

This is the region that receives the most sunshine in Ireland, averaging more than 7 hours a day in the early summer. Boasting some 50 kilometres of white beach, not surprisingly, it is also a very popular retreat, with multiple holiday homes along the coast.


How to get there - Car advised..

By Air: Flights to Dublin airport.
Dublin Airport - approx 1 and a half hours from house

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare ferry port, which is less than 1 and a half hours from the cottage.
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 1 and a half hours from house

There are a number of adventure parks and activity centres catering to children along the routes south and at Courtown Harbour, with frequent events advertised on posters locally.

pirate cove

The fine weather also encourages the fruit and veg industry, most famously strawberries, which can be bought from stalls along the roadside throughout the summer. The Strawberry Festival is an annual event in the town of Enniscorthy, when a festival Queen is coronated.

along the beach

photo - David Barrie

Wexford town lies just over an hour to the south. Founded by the Vikings around 800 AD it is probably best known for its International Opera Festival, which takes place every year in the Theatre Royal, and runs for several weeks.

Click here for more information on Ireland’s Ancient East

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