Butterfly House Retreat

Cappoquin, County Waterford (Ref. 936766)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Cappoquin 5 miles. This delightful detached rural cottage is situated in the townland of Moneygorm, five miles from Cappoquin in lovely County Waterford. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and with woodland walks on the doorstep this lovely property will suit families or groups of friends looking to spend time together. You start to feel relaxed as you approach the property taking in the glorious surrounding countryside. As you step through into the hall the room to the right leads to a spacious open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare a delicious meal to be enjoyed together at the large dining table. Just off the kitchen there is a utility room which also has a toilet as an additional facility. After dinner retire to the comfortable sitting area and relax with a coffee in front of the multi-fuel stove as you chat over the day’s adventures. On sunny days throw open the doors and let the summer breeze in or enjoy a leisurely breakfast outside on the large decked area as the children explore the woodland area below. The owner has even included a magical treasure hunt of fairy doors in the woods for the children to discover, so you will be able to sit back and relax as you hear their shouts of excitement. This large property has space for everyone with two of the bedrooms being on the ground floor. The double bedroom has Jack-and-Jill access to the ground floor bathroom which comes complete with both a bath and separate shower. The second double bedroom also on the ground floor has its own-en-suite with a separate shower and bath too. Upstairs leads to the remaining three bedrooms. There is a twin and double bedroom both with a basin for convenience, and a large family room that the children will make their own with 4 single beds and its own TV. The family room also has a breakfast table for two and stunning views over the meadows below. Outside you can enjoy the 7 acres of grounds which is private for your own use with woodland walks and a short drive away is the market town of Cappoquinn where there is a selection of shops and bars. Cappoquinn is home to Cappoquinn House and Gardens an 18th century Georgian mansion with magnificent views over Blackwater Valley. The Blackwater Valley is also popular with anglers which offers both coarse and game angling. Visit the pretty town of Mallow in County Cork where you can peruse the shops and friendly pubs or for the more adventurous hop on your bike and explore the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails, a fun and challenging way to view the beauty of this region. With the delights of Killarney National Park with its walking trails within a daytrip and the Doneraile Wildlife Park, an 18th century landscaped park, perfect for walkers and nature lovers you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whatever you choose to do this comfortable cottage will be waiting for you on your return.



Ground floor

  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 8) with solid-fuel stove
  • Utility
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • One double bedroom with en-suite corner bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • One double bedroom with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom

First floor

  • One double bedroom with basin
  • One twin bedroom with basin
  • One family room with TV and 4 singles
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC


  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove and solar panels
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • WiFi
  • TV with basic Sky
  • DVD
  • Selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking


  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • Walks in woodlands and meadows
  • Shop and pub 5 miles

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Please enquire with the call centre for the week 23rd June x 7 nights
Please enquire with the call centre for the week 18th August x 7 nights

From 2019 this will be a 4 bedroom property that sleeps 8, the property will be inclusive on a meditation room.

About the location


Lismore 5 miles; Dungarvan 9 miles; Cork 40 miles.

Driving times:

  • Waterford Airport – 42.4 miles, 1 hr 2 mins
  • Rosslare ferry – 84.5 miles, 1hr 55 mins


  • Nearest shop; 5 miles
  • Nearest pub; 5 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Ballymoon Castle - 14th Century castle, once a fortress occupied by the Knights Templar
  • Lismore Castle - A stunning 13th century castle, open to the public
  • Mount Melleray Abbey - Cistercian abbey on the slopes of Knockmealdown Mountains
  • Stradbally Beach - Spend a day at one of the three beaches in the area, fun in the sun for all the family

Day trip:

  • Killarney National Park - Explore this beautiful part of Ireland and admire the mountains, lakes and waterfalls
  • John F Kennedy Arboretum - Impressive arboretum dedicated to the memory of JFK
  • Cork City - Explore this upbeat city, alive with shops and bars, with the chance of a whale watching boat trip from the harbour
  • Dingle Peninsula - Beautiful tip of Ireland with beaches, mountains and lovely scenery