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“A little gem in a heavenly setting”
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Nestled in The Dunes
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39 reviews
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
kitchen
kitchen
bathroom
second bedroom double bed
Morning Horse Riding
Ballinesker Beach
Ballinesker Beach
Beach- sunset
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Curracloe, County Wexford

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fabiandjo...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A little gem in a heavenly setting”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I didn't know places like this existed.

The owners were very accommodating and helpful with local shopping and suitable activities for us all.

The spectacular beach is quite honestly the most beautiful I have seen in Europe. The boys progressed from body boarding to surfing thanks to the local surf school and I surprised myself by finding the water...wasn't that cold!... warmer than expected!

The cottage itself was warm, cosy and well-appointed - enough for us to cook a double roast lunch for the whole family and our visitors. There was plenty of space in the garden for the younger children to run around and for our guests to park. In the evening we could wander back onto the beach and have it to ourselves. Some evenings we also ate and drank at Hotel Curracloe, a short drive away which was filled with local families and so a lovely place to be.

This is a little gem in a heavenly setting which proved perfect for me, my teenage boys and their friends. We loved our stay here and would like to go again next year - or maybe even sooner!

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Liked best: The beaches
Liked least: Wifi / internet - being improved as I understand
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jul 2016
Hi Fab
Thank you for your lovely review.
We also believe we are next to the most beautiful beach we have seen. So please the boys made the most of the local facilities and enjoyed the surfing. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
All the best
Dee & Jon
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Penny F
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Idyllic Cottage, Stunning Beach”
Reviewed 23 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A lovely well equipped cottage with a large enclosed sun trap of a garden. We had endless long walk along the near deserted beach 2 minutes from the cottage.

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Liked best: Snug and comfortable cottage and location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
23 Jun 2016
Hi Penny
Thank you for holidaying at The Dunes and for taking the time to write a lovely review.
We hope to welcome you back again in the future
All the Best
Dee
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Liz150577
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mr & Mrs”
Reviewed 15 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We loved our weeks stay in 'The Dunes' our boys just loved the garden as well as being just across the road to a beautiful beach. It was our first family holiday for just the four of us and along with the cottage, and the weather it was just perfect. Every need was catered for...Fishing for the man, garden water fights for the big boy ( thanks to the provision of water guns from the cottages shed) beach for Mam and baba. We shall book the dunes for many years to come. Fabulous place

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Management Response
16 Jun 2016
Hi Liz
Thank you for taking time out to write such a lovely review.
Mary tells me you were an absolute pleasure to deal with and lovely guests. The house is perfect for a family holiday and so pleased you got the weather, the cottage shines in the sun.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future
Many Thanks again and enjoy the rest of the summer
All The best
Dee
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Sharon M
1 review
“Awesome!!!”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed at The Dunes last week with my 8 year old son and partner. The place is amazing!!! the cottage has everything you could wish for and more. The beach is literally 2 mins across the beach road and beautifully unspoilt. The weather was fantastic all week, and felt like we had been transported to a Caribbean island.

The Dunes itself was immaculate, and a lot bigger inside than you think. A perfect holiday, and would recommend to families.

We will be looking to book next year.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
8 Jun 2016
Hi Sharon
Thank you of taking the time to write a review on The Dunes. We're delighted you had an enjoyable holiday and that you got the weather. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again.
Thanks for lovely comments
All The best
Dee
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cld777
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Gorgeous Cottage”
Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Beautiful Cottage with wonderful character, in an ideal location on the beach. Made to feel welcome and had an amazing holiday with my young family and will return in warmer weather

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 May 2016
Hi Catherine
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed the cottage and look forward to welcoming you back again
All The Best
Dee
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Hilary K
1 review
“"The Perfect Find for the Ideal Escape"”
Reviewed 11 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

What a wee gem of a property. It is truly stunning and is situated in the most amazing location. It's so picturesque. Nestled behind the sand dunes, and a stones throw from miles of sandy shorelines.
The cottage is very comfortable and homely and the decor adds to the charm of the property. It is very well equipped which allowed for a very comfortable stay.
It's an ideal location for children. Our children spent most of their days exploring the sand dunes, playing on the fabulous beach and swimming in the sea (wet suits were a must). Their is a huge selection of kids DVD's available at the cottage which was a lovely option to have at night time.
This property is a truly wonder place to escape to, a chance to recharge the batteries and enjoy quality family time.
We would highly recommend this property for its location, character and uniqueness. We will be back

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Liked best: The surprise of seeing such a picturesque property nestled behind the dunes, location is amazing and the property is so homely and comfortable
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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  • 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?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 May 2016
Thank you Hilary for taking the time to review The Dunes
We are delighted that you and the family had a relaxing and enjoyable stay and apple site your lovely comments.
Táimid ag tnúth le fáilte a chur roimh tú ar ais sa todhchaí
Go léir is Fearr
Deirdre
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JT185
Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent - An ideal place to get away from it all. Highly recommended.”
Reviewed 9 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We found The Dunes to be a fantastic place to relax and get away from it all. The cottage is extremely comfortable and the kitchen is as fully equipped as it possibly could be. There is also access to WI-FI and satellite television for those who can't do without. An extensive garden surrounding the cottage made it perfect for us as we had our two dogs with us. It is most obvious that Deidre has put a huge amount of work into catering for every possible need and making the cottage as comfortable as possible. As a location, you could hope for nothing more, with the beautiful Curracloe beach literally on your doorstep and the beach walks, especially at night a sight to behold. All in all, a perfect place to re-energise the batteries. We will definitely be returning in the near future.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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
Management Response
10 May 2016
Hi John
Thank you for your lovely review, it is great to hear the cottage is being used exactly as we intended with enjoyable walks on the beach with your dogs. That's what we enjoy most when we stay .
We look forward to welcoming you back again and thank you for being such lovely guests
With Best Regards
Dee
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