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If you are looking for a 3 bedroom house with a great beach, sea and landscape view, this is the one for you. Fantastic view of the beach and harbour is what most people comment on. We have free Wi-Fi and Sky TV with a selection of shows and films recorded. 2 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, double bedroom en-suite downstairs adjoining living room and kitchen.
You can go for a walk on the beach before breakfast, have a friendly chat with one of the locals then go to the shop for the paper and a chat with Peggy, the owner. Hook Lighthouse from the house, go there after breakfast and take the tour, then walk through the fields along the cliffs to Slade Harbour, a walk not to be missed, the scenery is amazing. Go back along the road and have lunch in the restaurant at the visitor...If you are looking for a 3 bedroom house with a great beach, sea and landscape view, this is the one for you. Fantastic view of the beach and harbour is what most people comment on. We have free Wi-Fi and Sky TV with a selection of shows and films recorded. 2 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, double bedroom en-suite downstairs adjoining living room and kitchen.
You can go for a walk on the beach before breakfast, have a friendly chat with one of the locals then go to the shop for the paper and a chat with Peggy, the owner. Hook Lighthouse from the house, go there after breakfast and take the tour, then walk through the fields along the cliffs to Slade Harbour, a walk not to be missed, the scenery is amazing. Go back along the road and have lunch in the restaurant at the visitor centre. In the afternoon visit Loftus Hall, a big house with a lot of history, take the tour, see the great stairway and hear the stories of ghosts and the devil. In the evening go to Hal's or Roches on the corner in Duncannon, taste fantastic fish landed that day on Duncannon Quay or beef and lamb that have been raised grass fed on local farms. The potatoes, vegetables and fruit will also be from the locality.
If you would like to eat in a top class restaurant for a special night out, you have the choice of two within a mile of the village. Dunbroday House, home to celebrity chef, Kevin Dundon is very special as is the annual award winning Aldridge Lodge. Top class food from top class chefs always. An experience you won't forget.
Next day you could travel to Tintern Abbey, just 5 mile away, take the tour of grounds and garden, go for a walk in one of the designated areas, get a meal or cup of coffee when you finish. Dunbrody Abbey is also worth a visit, great location near the river, a secret passage way is said to link it with the buildings where you park. A maze and crazy golf are also part of this attraction. Further on the road to New Ross is the JF Kennedy arboretum, a great playground and a walk to the viewing point are some of the highlights. Learn lots about the plants and trees planted here.
Go on to the Kennedy Homestead a few miles away and then to the Famine Ship, the Dunbrody on the quayside in New Ross. See the Norman Tapestry and walk around the historic town. Next day go to Wexford, Johnstown Castle is very scenic and has a great museum, visit The Heritage Centre in Ferrycarrig, see the homes rebuilt from the stone age. if you fancy a bit of shopping go into Wexford town, it has a unique atmosphere, narrow streets and lots of local shops, not a place for the multi-nationals, some great shops with friendly staff and owners.
If you fancy a bit of the hurdy gurdys take the ferry to Waterford and go to Tramore, a seaside town with all the traditional amusements we associate with a lively seaside town. If you have any money left go into Waterford and do some shopping, you will find all the big name stores here. Great place to shop. of course you will also have to visit the historic monuments and the world known Waterford Glass.
All this is within 20 miles, if you want to go to Dublin or Cork they are only a 2 hour drive away. An easy trip on our great roads. You can easily take off in the morning, see the sights of our biggest cities and return in good time for a pint in Hal's and Irish music that night.
If you like an active holiday, this is the place for you. Kitesurfing lessons available from Niall on the beach, he also does board sailing, both great fun. At Shielbaggin Outdoor Adventure Centre about 2 mile away they do canoeing, cliff climbing, surfing and lots of other activities. If you are into golf or fishing you have lots of choice. There are 10 course within an hour's drive. Nearest is Faithlegg, just 6 miles away across the ferry to Waterford. A fine testing 18 hole course, other ones I would recommend are The Castle, on it's own little island near Waterford City, Waterford, Tramore, New Ross and a fine links course in Rosslare. They all have open weeks each year and open days most weeks.
Fishing is not bad on Duncannon Beach, you can generally catch a bass or flatfish. You can dig lugworm or buy from a local source. All the bays and harbours are fished, with a mixture of varieties caught. There is a boat for hire in the village, never met anyone disappointed with the trips out to Hook Head or Slade, generally catch more than you can handle. The cliffs from Slade Harbour to Hook are very popular in August and September are very popular for catching mackerel, if you don't fish it is a great place to buy a few fresh in from sea.
Overall, Duncannon is a place where you have the choice to either park your car for the week and walk around the beach and village, eat out each night and just generally relax. Alternatively you could go to a different town or county each day, see the sights, experience the culture and be home for a relaxing night. Or you could have a very active holiday, kitesurfing, boardsailing, walking, fishing or golf are within easy reach. You will want to come back again and again.More
Wow the views are amazing and right outside your window ! Just beautiful ! So welcoming spotless everything we needed big open fire so cosy this time of year .we loved the few days with our 7 month old choc lab he had a great...More
Date of stay: November 2018
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Adventurer555919, VR Owner at 3 bedroom house with great beach and sea view, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018
It was a pleasure to have you, the perfect guests. Looking forward to meeting you again.
The most amazing view over the beach from the big windows. Bed was so comfy and there was everything we needed in this cosy little cottage like apartment. Short walk to town. Duncannon is beautiful. Could have stayed forever.
Date of stay: October 2018
Adventurer555919, VR Owner at 3 bedroom house with great beach and sea view, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018
Delighted you enjoyed your visit, you were the perfect guest and we hope at some stage you can return.
We had a great week here. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. Great for our dog too. Tony and his wife were lovely and very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this. Without hesitation and hope to go again.
Date of stay: July 2018
Management response:Responded 23 July 2018
Thanks Yvonne, It was a pleasure to have you here and looking forward to your next visit.
Cosy and comfortable, with all amenities for a longer stay. Tony was helpful and obliging. We were two couples, and there was plenty of room, and the proximity to the main street and the pub was a bonus - a few minutes walk. We were...More
Date of stay: June 2016
Management response:Responded 8 July 2016
Thanks for pointing out this to us, we will fix it as soon as we can.
My husband and I have recently returned from a lovely week in this home. Tony was very helpful with any questions, both during our stay and before we arrived. The house had everything we needed, was clean and cosy. We especially appreciated that it was...More
Date of stay: September 2015
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Management response:Responded 1 October 2015
Thanks for your great review, it is much appreciated. I must get that stairs made safe, thanks for letting me know about it.
So good to hear you not only enjoyed the house but also the beach, village and local area. You will be very...More
The owner Tony was very helpful on answering questions and had a sense of humor about the things in which his wife was more familiar. The house was in a beautiful location and was clean. Over all it was not a bad stay there were...More
Date of stay: September 2015
Management response:Responded 22 September 2015
Thanks for your review, did not realise those things were wrong and will move to correct them as soon as we can. I had no idea there was a problem with the shower, it would certainly be very messy. Never thought of telling you how...More
We loved that all the windows of the facade were facing the sea, but the back bedroom window was overlooking the cemetery... That doesn't frighten but not very favorable to rest. The house itself is good, but the bedrooms are not large at all, and...More
Date of stay: June 2015
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Management response:Responded 28 July 2015
Thanks for your review. As regards size, wonder would it help if I put the area of house on the information?
The cleaning wasn't finished that day as one of your party arrived 3 hours early with a lot of luggage and food. Very hard...More
I stayed over the Christmas period in Tony´s house. I love the peacefull atmosphere and the wonderful views. The house is comfortably furnished and the kitchen well equipped. Sky TV and wifi were much appreciated. Very recommendable!! Will definitely repeat!!
Duncannon is on the Hook Peninsula, 14 different bays within that area. Hook Head is at the tip, just across from Dunmore East on the Waterford side. Lots of historic sites locally, castles in Slade, Fethard-on-sea and Ballyhack, Abbeys in Tintern and Dunbrody, a fort in Duncannon. The big house and ghostly tours in Loftus Hall, the gardens of Kilmokea, arboretum near Campile. A lot to do in a radius of about 15 miles.
Take the ferry to Waterford at Ballyhack, only 3 miles away. See the fishing villages of Passage East and Dunmore East. Do the tour of Waterford City with its historic Reginald's Tower and other Norman landmarks. Waterford is the biggest city in the area, with all the big name shops and some good local ones as well. You could definitely spend a good day there and it is only 10 miles away via the ferry.