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“Wonderful weeks getaway”

Review of Clonsharragh Lodge

Clonsharragh Lodge
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Clonsharragh Lodge
Kitchen is well-equipped, large and has magnificent sea and farmland views with great sunlight. Sun patio to mature private gardens
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Clonsharragh Lodge
Kitchen is well-equipped, large and has magnificent sea and farmland views with great sunlight.
Sun patio to mature private gardens
Hall way and main reception room with reclaimed 200 year old pine floors
Downstairs bathroom
Foyer with open fire
Hook Lighthouse and whale watching
Duncannon Beach
Sitting Room with Woodforest burning stove and reclaimed pine floorboards from 18th century chu
Sitting room
Night time excellent for star viewing
Fishing village - Arthurstown fresh fish can be bought within the village.
Neighbours!
Enjoying the sun. Well-behaved dogs welcome!
Ballyhack where you can enjoy a pint of Guinness in the sun with fantastic sea views
Learn to windsurf on the beach
Sitting and TV room with wood burning stove
Upstairs double bunk bed room
View from master bedroom balcony
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Patio
Garden views towards Dunmore East
Scullery
Scullery with washing and drying machine.
Downstairs toilet
Downstairs single bedroom
Upstairs bathroom
Guest bedroom ensuite bathroom
Guest bedroom
Views from guest bedroom
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Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Duncannon, County Wexford

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JakeH24
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful weeks getaway”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Just got back from a weeks stay in this beautiful house.
It was everything we could have needed and more, the owners had been very thoughtful in leaving books, dvds, games and so forth.

On arrival there was food in the fridge (milk for that much needed cuppa), condiments in the cupboards and even a little freezer food.

The locations was relaxing yet held the ability for us to explore Ireland and have some fun too.
The property was ideal for wheelchair users, as we had one in our party, we never felt as though we was on top of one another the property was of a very generous size. Allowing everyone to have their own little space.

The property was very clean and tidy, the beds were also very comfortable. All the furniture was also very comfortable i.e. the sofas. It was a home from home.

The amount of bathrooms allowed a large party such as our own get ready that little bit faster, whilst also affording us all our own privacy.

Gabrielle the owner, was always able to help nothing seemed to much trouble, she was even emailing once we had arrived informing us of events on that week. We had a lot of questions prior to booking and once booked all of which she answered and did so very fast.

Overall very happy with our stay and would definitely recommend others to stay at the property.

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Liked best: The ability for everyone in the group to have their own space.
Liked least: Due to country location, there was a lot of flies.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jansse E
Killin, United Kingdom
1 review
“wonderful property in great location”
Reviewed 26 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a wonderful weeks holiday celebrating our 40th anniversary with our extended family 7 adults 3 toddlers a baby and a dog. The house is amazing beds and bedrooms all great. The house has several areas for congregating lots of thoughtful extras, games bikes, wet suite buckets and spades dvds etc etc. kitchen dining area large and sunny able to have us all there encouraging the cooks of the day and a very spacious dishwasher so no nasty chores. We loved the area plenty interesting things to go and see and lots of lovely beaches safe for the little people, but if you felt like staying at 'home' lovely big garden to play and chill in. No negatives by any of our party.

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Liked best: Family time in a lovely house.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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astrodub9...
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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“Wonderful getaway in a beautiful part of the Sunny South East”
Reviewed 3 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Substantial property with great views of the Hook Head Lighthouse and the coast. Local to Duncannon village, the famous Dunbrody House, Tintern Abbey and lots of other interesting historic sites. Would be a fabulous venue for families with kids. Sunrise and sunset fantastic.

Light a fire and put the feet up!

Spent a weekend, which felt like a week and left relaxed and ready for the crazy world again.

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Liked best: Relaxing atmosphere
Liked least: Stay not long enough
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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filntt
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good - recommended”
Reviewed 5 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Lovely house, exactly as the pictures indicate.

Our group was 2 adults, 2 OAPs and 2 teenagers, and there was plenty of space; the house is bright, clean and airy, but still comfortable and cosy. Good Wifi signal and Sky box (maybe we're spoiled at home, and maybe it was because the living room is so big, but the TV could be a bit larger!).

Duncannon is about a 40-minute drive from the Rosslare ferry port. Directions given by the owner (Gabrielle) were good, BUT the house is not signposted or visible from the road, so it took us 10 minutes of driving up and down and asking neighbours before we found it.

Apart from that we settled in quickly and put up the snooker/pool table, which was well used for the whole week.

All facilities in the house worked well. There was a problem with one of the showers and it couldn't be used for the last few days, but there were spares to be shared, so not a big deal. Otherwise, hot water, cooker, dishwasher, washer-dryer, microwave, etc. were all good.

Two people in the group would have liked better quality mattresses but it didn't ruin their sleep. And there was a great hammock to put up in the garden!

As well as the pool table, Gabrielle and Fintan have put out a good selection of books, games and DVDs, so you're unlikely to be bored. There are also some children's wetsuits and boogie boards if you have kids who want to venture into the surf.

Duncannon beach stretches about a mile or so and is a great place to spend time. You can drive your car onto the beach all the way down from the village, so you don't have to worry about carrying a ton of stuff from a car park down to the beach.

However, be prepared if you have little ones or elderly people in your party. From the house, the nearest part of the beach is about a 15-20 minute walk along a country road with no pavement.

Then the main village and beach (with shops, restaurants and cafes) is an additional 1km / 10-15 minute walk from there. I was hoping it would be a short and easy walk from the house to Duncannon village but it isn't, so be prepared to drive or go for a little bit of a hike.

Nearest shops are in Ramsgrange (5 minute drive) and a bigger one at Wellington Bridge (15-minute drive).

We had some good day trips to local spots. Waterford is lovely and only a short journey, using the car ferry at Ballyhack (12 Euros return; frequent trips, roll-on / roll-off). Hook Lighthouse is pretty dramatic and worth a look. I didn't pay for the tour inside, but the landscape's free - and beautiful.

A day in Dublin was probably the highlight. 2-3 hours' drive, but the traffic was light and roads good - at least compared with the dreaded M25.

And I'd recommend visiting the Kennedy House near New Ross. It's only small, but has huge significance for local and international history.

Some little oddities about the stay. Household rubbish has to be taken to a token-operated compactor in Ramsgrange. 8 Euros for a token should give you enough time to get a couple of large rubbish sacks stuffed in there.

And on a more pleasant note, Brandy the neighbourhood dog (corgi?) was a regular visitor. He's very playful and loves some attention (he'll also walk down the lane with you to the beach), but doesn't object to being put outside at meal times or if you don't really like dogs. There are plenty of wild rabbits for him to chase outside anyway.

There's a working cattle farm next door, so there was a little noise of farm vehicles coming and going, but really nothing too bad. And if the wind changes direction, let's say you're more aware of it. But farming's the main local industry apart from tourism, so no complaints from us.

Of the local eateries we tried, The Hollow (seafood restaurant) was our favourite. Really great quality food and lovely service. Not cheap, but well worth the two trips we made there.

All in all, a really enjoyable stay. Gabrielle, if there were just a few things I'd recommend you changed, it would be putting a sign on the gate, putting a parasol with the garden table, and a bottle of milk in the fridge on arrival.

Otherwise, it was just about perfect!

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Liked best: Like a home away from home
Liked least: Not as close to the beach and village as expected
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
28 Sep 2014
Many thanks for your kind remarks and observations.
We will certainly consider putting a sign although usually the directions given are adequate.
Excellent suggestions for a larger TV and a parasol.
The system for rubbish disposal appears to work well, particularly in high season.
Many thanks again for your constructive remarks, and we hope to see you again sometime soon.
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bexkeatin...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect house and location for multi generational family and 3 very happy dogs!”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Our family had a wonderful stay at Clonsharragh Lodge. The house and gardens are perfectly maintained, clean and very welcoming. The kitchen is particularly lovely. The kids loved the pool table and the dogs loved the garden (including the very friendly neighbour's dog, Brandy!) The location of the house is great, very peaceful and yet very near to lots of spectacular beaches, interesting places to visit and good local amenities. The weather was surprisingly good during our stay and we made good use of the bbq. Definitely a house our family would return to.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: The setting and quality of the house
Liked least: Lack of fence around the property meant the dogs couldn't be left in the garden unwatched
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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