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The Dunes, Thatched Cottage, Wexford-Long Sunsets, 70 Steps to the Ocean.

Nestled in The Dunes
The Dunes
Nestled in The Dunes
Hobbit House
View of Dunes from cottage
View from front door
Small lobby lounge with double sided wood burner
Main Lounge to relax, plenty of entertainment
Relaxing, cosy ample seating
Cosy Double Sided wood burner
Romantic Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Private and quiet Master bedroom
Fully equipped kitchen
second bedroom double bed
Morning Horse Riding
Ballinesker Beach
Ballinesker Beach
Beach- sunset
1 of 26Nestled in The Dunes
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Curracloe, County Wexford
Set in the beautiful South East of Southern Ireland, with unspoilt sandy beaches which stretch for miles along the coastline, recently featured in the 2016, Oscar nominated move 'Brooklyn ' and previously in 1998 'Saving Private Ryan'. The Dunes is a traditional 300 year old cob cottage set in its own ground just the other side of the Sandy dune, with the sea 70 steps away from the front gate!
Ballinesker beach is a long sandy beach north of Curracloe, about 15 minutes drive from Wexford. It is a noted beach for bird watching and its fine white sand is rich in seashells. Ballinesker is one of the only beaches in North Wexford that roads runs parallel to the beach. It easily accessible for older people and disabled community.

The Beach is a 3 mile section of a long stretch of sandy coastline extending from the Special Ar...
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About the Owner, Deirdre M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2015
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 37 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Our caretaker Mary will meet you at the property and show you around.
Mary is your local contact should you need anything an I am always available by email and phone if needed
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Omaha, Nebraska
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in May 2018

Just what we wanted! The charm of a thatched cottage with all modern conveniences with theIrish Sea just over the dunes.

Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review The Dunes and your lovely comments. Mary also asked me to thank you for your generosity We very much hope you will visit again next time you are in Ireland With Our Best Wishes Deirdre


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County Carlow, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

Beautiful cottage , decorated so tastefully . A peaceful , serene break with the beach on my doorstep . Cottage provided everything I needed to cook , read , watch a movie or simply relax . Service poor but WiFi excellent so it’s not problem with viber or whatsapp ! Phone available if needed . I didn’t want to leave...

Management response:

Hi Sheila Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage and your lovely comments. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your mini break, it was a pleasure talking to you I hope you will visit the cottage again soon With Our Vey Best Wishes Dee


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Alicia O
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

The cottage is very charming and the location is terrific. The kitchen is fully fitted and the bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable. We didn't use the other bedroom. The only sound at night is the waves on nearby Curracloe Beach which is very soothing! We had two dogs with us and they thoroughly enjoyed the beach. Altogether...

Management response:

Dear Alicia Thank you for taking the time to review The Dunes at Christmas. We are delighted that you enjoyed the festive season on the beach and had a lovely time with the dogs. Thank you fro your kind comments on our little Thatched cottage. We love this time of the year in Ballinesker too. We very much hope to...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
PETS We are happy to accept a maximum of two dogs, subject to prior arrangement A minimum of €25 charge per dog will deducted from deposit to attend to any cleaning issues as...
    1 Full bath
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
    1 King
    1 Twin
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
R 1 808
R 2 261
R 12 056
9 Apr 2018 -
31 May 2018
3 nights
R 1 808
R 2 261
R 10 549
1 Jun 2018 -
30 Jun 2018
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R 10 549
1 Jul 2018 -
28 Jul 2018
July 2018
7 nights -- --
R 13 563
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  • Electricity approx. We reserve the right to charge for additional electricity used: R 754 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 1 507 / stay - Deposit
  • Booking Fee: R 754 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Ballinesker on Curracloe Beach is a regular holder of the Blue Flag Beach status. The dunes are currently the subject of an active conservation policy by Wexford County Council ensuring that this marvellous amenity and the plant and wildlife it contains, will be preserved for future generations. A nature trail runs through the dunes and continues for 5 km to Raven Point, passing through the beautiful peninsula which constitutes Raven Nature Reserve.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Dublin Airport: 146.0 km
Railway: Wexford: 8.9 km
Ferry: Rosslare, Co Wexford: 29.0 km
The Dunes Thatched Cottage, Ballinesker Beach, Currcaloe, Co Wexford,
Y21 K5X9

From Rosslare Harbour
1. Head west on N25 toward Cliff Rd 

2. At AshFeld Cross Roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on N25 

3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Rosslare Rd/R730 
Continue to follow R730 into Wexford town

4. Turn right to cross over Wexford Bridge/R741
5. Continue for 2 miles and then turn right onto R742 signposted Curracloe/ Courtown, Blackwater
6. Continue on road until you reach Curracloe Village,
You will pass Hotel Curracloe on your left
7. Carry on through the village pass Clonee's supermarket on the left onto country road for about 1 mile
8. After about 1mile you will see a signpost for Ballinesker beach on the right hand side, there is also a...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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