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“Great hospitality as always!”
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The White Cottages
Ranked #1 of 6 Skerries B&B and Inns
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Lincolnshire, UK
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28 reviews
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“Great hospitality as always!”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

White Cottages is the first place we book when visiting Ireland as we always stay here when we arrive off the ferry in Dublin. Fantastic location, great hosts and wonderful breakfasts what more could you want?

Thanks Joe and Jackie for another great stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Huntsville, ON Canada
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We spent three nights at The White Cottages and wish we could have stayed longer. The B&B is perfect, wonderful and delightful. The owners are outstanding! Joe and Jackie are terrific and the breakfast is amazing! Skerries was the first leg of our two week vacation and the perfect way to start our Ireland adventure. We relaxed sea side, enjoyed the beauty of the seashore, ate fabulous food [seafood is sensational in Skerries] and took a day trip into Dublin [short and easy DART ride into Dublin]. Perfectly situated to have the best of both worlds. We cannot say enough about this B&B or about Skerries - just take our word for it and go.

Room Tip: Loved the Master Harbour suite!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

My family and I loved our stay at the White Cottages in Skerries. Joe was an amazing host and filled us in with all sorts of information about Ireland and places to visit. The food was delicious, the views spectacular and the rooms were clean and comfortable. Jackie worked hard behind the scenes as did their daughter, Jessica. Skerries was a charming fishing village with a great restaurant called Stoop Your Head as well as a pub next door called Tim May. It was a great way to visit Dublin and the surrounding area without the stress of navigating the Dublin streets. I would go back there in a second. Bravo to the O'Connor family!

Room Tip: Stay in the Harbor Master room or the Crow's Nest.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

My wife and I spent 2 wonderful nights of our honeymoon here and we wish we were able to stay longer. Joe, Jackie, and Jess will do anything to make your stay the most amazing experience. This place has it all from breathtaking views of the Irish Sea, to comfortable and bright clean rooms, and one of the most amazing breakfasts we had anywhere in Ireland. I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

I can only endorse all the previous views that have been written - great location, lovely views, nice rooms and very friendly hosts. We were also lucky enough to have sunny weather which meant we could enjoy afternoon tea and breakfast on the terrace facing the sea which is a fairly unique event in Ireland.

Jess's tea was one of the highlight's for us - freshly made sandwiches with some great home baked scones and cakes. Rooms have fabulous views (Captains & Old Harbour Master) and are nicely decorated and furnished. Jackie and Joe are great hosts who go the extra mile to make sure you are happy - nothing seems to be too much bother.

The location is particularly good for watching birds on the coast and there are binoculars and a book available plus Joe can answer any questions you may have. Finally the dog - just like the hosts - very friendly and great fun. I would add that Jackie and Joe do try to make sure the dog is kept away from the main guest areas so if you do have a problem with dogs then don't let this put you off.

Room Tip: Captain's Room an d Old Harbour master's rooms are more expensive but worth the money for th...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

On a warm sunny Monday afternoon we had Jessica's afternoon tea sitting out side at the waters edge of The White Cottages. Jessica is a young bright intelligent girl who loves to bake. Jessica's afternoon tea is one of the best for home bakeing ,freshness, value at €17.50per head €4.00 for a glass of prosecco. The afternoon tea is well presented on a three tier cake stand with a selection of sandwiches, savoury biscuits with salmon mousse, scones with jam and cream, carrot cake to die for,rose water shortbread, chocolate covered strawberries, part of your five a day forget that they are dipped with chocolate enjoy and as much tea or coffee as you would like. The setting is stunning as you are out on the portico over looking the sea and Jessica has a little soft back ground music playing. Would highly recommend to make a booking for the afternoon tea and sit back take in the view and the sea air while enjoying Jessica's delights. This is one of the best afternoon tea's around even compared to the top five star hotels.

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  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

We were initially looking for a location near Dublin airport because we had an early pick-up. Not knowing the area we found The White Cottages thru tripadvisor. We could not have been more happy with the choice. True, the cost is a bit higher than many others, but the location cannot be beat as it sits, literally, right on the waterfront at Skerries harbor. There are only a few rooms, so they fill up fast. The rooms are very well appointed, and extremely clean and well maintained. There is a common deck area perched right at the waterside with tables for relaxing or eating. Their breakfast was great. There are also many restaurants within walking distance or a short drive. But, the best parts are the owners. Jackie and Joe are the best! Joe is a life long resident of the area and he would be a wealth of info if required. Both are very personable and friendly without being intrusive. You will feel most welcome and appreciated. I could not recommend this B&B more highly and would stay there again if in that area.

Room Tip: Only a few rooms so not much to suggest. We had the Harbormaster Room which probably has the best vi...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The White Cottages

Property: The White Cottages
Address: The White Cottages Balbriggan Road, Skerries, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Skerries
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Skerries
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The White Cottages Hotel Skerries

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