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

44 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 coast...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 Area of Conservation at the Raven Point to Ballyconniger Head, which is approximately 10 miles long. The Beach has an easterly aspect overlooking Wexford Bay and the Irish Sea and is bordered on the west by a line of sand dunes. Ballinesker Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag Beach 2015 The cosy thatched cottage has a living room with satellite TV, WIFI, log burner. Master bedroom with beamed roof. Second Bedroom with double bed and single bed. Kitchen breakfast rooom. Toilet/shower room with power shower. Hall area with log burner. Extensive gardens with outside shower for washing down after the beach. Bikes, wind surfboard available. Please note that additional fees apply for electricity and internetMore
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About the Owner
Deirdre M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
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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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I so enjoyed my stay at Curracloe. Wonderful place for the kids too. The beach is wild and beautiful- Long walks every day.. The Cob cottage is really special. Wonderfully decorated and maintained inside and out, with perfect Thatch.Dierde has thought of everything that might...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Dee M, VR Owner at The Dunes, Thatched Cottage, Wexford-Long Sunsets, 70 Steps to the Ocean., responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday at The Dunes and thank you for the lovely comments. We hope to welcome you back again in the future With Best Wishes Deirdre"

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Thank you Deirdre and Mary! Our stay was as perfect as we could've imagined. Curracloe beach if i was to compare it to anywhere, is like Ireland's Orange County California. SO laid back, so cool, all sunshine (for us :P) and the cottage is perfect...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Dee M, VR Owner at The Dunes, Thatched Cottage, Wexford-Long Sunsets, 70 Steps to the Ocean., responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Dear Francis and David Thank you for taking the time to review The Dunes and your positive comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, love the comparison with California :)). Parking yes a bit tricky but next on my list of development to...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

My husband and I absolutely loved The Dunes but I think Henry and Dolly our dogs enjoyed it even more, perfect safe walk across a quiet road to a magnificent beach it was so relaxing and peaceful we will be backMore

Date of stay: August 2018
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Dee M, VR Owner at The Dunes, Thatched Cottage, Wexford-Long Sunsets, 70 Steps to the Ocean., responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review The Dunes. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We love staying with our two Cocker Spaniels and Jack Russell and rarely see them inside. We would very much like to welcome you back in the...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018

Our family of 5 had a great 10 day stay here. The house catered for all our needs both inside & out with the beach literally the 70 steps away as promised. On the rainy days Wexford & Gorey were just a short spin away...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Dee M, VR Owner at The Dunes, Thatched Cottage, Wexford-Long Sunsets, 70 Steps to the Ocean., responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Hi Greg Thank you for taking the time to review your holiday at The Dunes. It was a pleasure speaking with you and thank you for the lovely comments. We hope to welcome you back again in the future Enjoy the rest of the holidays...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018

We stayed here with our three children in July 2018. I can only highly recommend this house. When Deirdre advertises it is 70 steps from the beach she is not exaggerating. The house comes fully equipped with everything and all the mod cons one needs...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Patrick K
Dee M, VR Owner at The Dunes, Thatched Cottage, Wexford-Long Sunsets, 70 Steps to the Ocean., responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Dear Patrick, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of The Dunes and your very kind comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am so pleased that you and family had an enjoyable holiday at...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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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.
How to get there
Address 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 sig...
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