“A comfortable, cheerful cottage in even more cheerful Blackwater. One of the best holidays of my life! Diana from Australia.”
Paul's reviewsAs a host (2)
“What an experience we had at Paul and Maura's holiday home in Blackwater. Located in a picture perfect village on the coast it allowed us to explore the stunning surrounding countryside. We would recommend their home.”
Where is it?
It is situated in the small but beautiful village of Blackwater 70 miles south of Dublin and one mile from long deserted beaches including that used in the opening scenes of “Saving Privet Ryan”. Dublin is an hour and a half away and Wexford Town, home of the international opera festival, is twenty minutes. There are oceans of history in the area from the landing of Cromwell to the ancestral home of the Kennedys and indeed JFK visited Wexford in July 1963 only four months before his death. Also in Wexford is the port of Rosslare from where car ferries can bring you to England in a couple of hours and to France in 20. It would be possible to visit the Normandy beaches where soldiers from the USA, England, France, Canada and Australia landed on D-Day 1944, the 70 anniversary is next year.
Besides long beaches to walk on there are a number of golf courses within miles of the village, horse riding close by, cycling trails and sea angling. Boat trips can be taken from Wexford to uninhabited islands which house colonies of sea birds and folk centres can show how the Irish lived a thousand years ago. The medieval city of Kilkenny, well known for its arts festival is also one and a half hours away.
This is our second home so exchange dates are flexible and a car could be provided
Our wish is to travel to New South Wales/Queensland in April-June 2018.
In the future we would love swaps in USA or Europe at other times. If a simultaneous exchange was an option our house in Dublin could also be available for a similar property in,for example, Sydney.
Love to chat about travel.
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