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Cairbre House

Dungarvan, County Waterford (Ref. 993150)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Cairbre House is the ideal location to enjoy the many attractions of Dungarvan.”

    It is surrounded by beautiful gargens front and rear with sea views of the Colligan river estuary which flows into Dungarvan Harbour. The house is within five minutes walking distance of the Town Centre with it's many restaurants and cafes and pubs. ...

    It is surrounded by beautiful gargens front and rear with sea views of the Colligan river estuary which flows into Dungarvan Harbour. The house is within five minutes walking distance of the Town Centre with it's many restaurants and cafes and pubs. The house is very clean and homely with lots of facilities like a well fitted kitchen and every bedroom had it's own ensuite.and TV. Lots of room for all the family and there were lots of us staying there. We hired out ebikes from Michael Whyley's Bike & Hire Adventures and also enjoyed a night or two in the local Minnie's pub after a day of exploring many places of interes. Brian the owner is a dream to deal with I would highly recommend a stay in this beautiful House.

    - Ms O'toole, October 2021

The property

Located on the shores of the Colligan River estuary and set in the colourful harbour town of Dungarvan, nestled within beautiful County Waterford in Ireland, is Cairbre House.

This listed building is steeped in history, dating back to 1819, it enjoys a traditional feel inside, perfect for large groups of friends and families looking to explore all the treasures of the surrounding area.

For at least the past 100 years this house, formally once part of the Duke of Devonshire's Waterford Estate, played host to an award-winning bed and breakfast.

It now retains much of its character and charm, from the pretty climbers cascading up the exterior, to the sash windows and country-style décor.

The cottage opens up into a hallway and through to the reception room with a luxurious chaise-longue.

A fully equipped kitchen is accompanied by a large dining room and utility with washing facilities, whilst the sitting room boasts a cosy open fire set within a beautiful mantelpiece.

Each of the bedrooms boast a traditional style, with en-suite shower facilities to refresh you each morning and all with their own individual flat screen TV's, with the first floor bedrooms, kitchen and dining room overlooking the stunning one acre waterfront setting and river estuary.

There is also a wooden-clad bathrooms serving the first floor bedroom, with an additional shower room conveniently stowed on ground level.

Outside, the rose beds compliment the manicured lawns extending across the front.

A secret enclosed garden enjoys hours of fun for hide-and-seekers, with a lovely barbecue area benefitting picturesque, estuary views backed by the foothills of the Comeragh Mountains.

This town is a real haven for anglers, surfers, cyclists and walking enthusiasts, with many attractions beckoning visitors of all ages.

There are plenty of long, sandy beaches, shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as a thriving nightlife.

The Waterford Greenway is a major attraction, this is a 26 mile long spectacular off-road cycle /walking trail on the site of a disused railway line stretching all the way from Dungarvan to Waterford City, passing through scenic countryside, crossing 3 high viaducts, a long atmospheric tunnel and 11 bridges, Opened in 2017, the Waterford Greenway starts a short 5 mins walk from Cairbre House (for visitors who have not got their own bikes there are numerous bike hire shops in town).

Dungarvan Bay and the Colligan River Estuary are designated as Special Areas of Conservation, hosting a wide range of sea and shore birds, seals and otter are frequently seen from the house and gardens.

Cork City sits just inland on Ireland's Southwest coast, only 1 hours drive away, it is connected to the sea by Cork harbour, this is a beautiful city steeped in history with its center sitting on its own island on the River Lee.

Kilkenny City, also 1 hours drive away is a medieval city with its castle dating back to 1195 built by Norman Occupiers, The town has deep religious roots and many well-preserved churches and monasteries, including imposing St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey Dominican priory, both from the 13th century.

It's also a crafts hub, with shops along its winding lanes selling pottery, paintings and jewellery.

Adventure in the south eastern sector of Ireland’s Ancient East.


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x first floor family room with double, single and adjoining twin room with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x first floor doubles with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x first floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric hob, electric oven and grill, microwave, fridge, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • 6 x TV's, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Large enclosed garden at front and rear with lawned areas, furniture, additional enclosed garden at rear with barbecue area and ample bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, restaurants and pub 5 mins walk
  • Town center, castle and harbour 10 mins walk.

About the location


Lismore 15 miles; Youghal 19 miles; Waterford City 29 miles, Cork City 50 miles, Kilkenny City 50 miles.

A lovely historic harbour town located around the 13th century King John’s Castle, a real haven for fishing, boating, bird watching, cycling and enthusiasts alike with hillwalking /hiking in the nearby Comeragh Mountains & scenic Nire Valley. Dungarvan really comes alive in summertime, with residents and visitors all indulging in their favourite water sports, or dining the evenings away in one of the harbourside cafes, pubs or restaurants. For beach lovers, there are plenty of long sandy beaches within easy driving distance, whilst nearby Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, is a lively city with great shops, restaurants, theatres, pubs and nightlife. The city also houses The Waterford Museum of Treasures and the House of Waterford Crystal. Nearby attractions include the Round Tower and St Declans Way at the village of Ardmore, the beautiful Mount Melleray Abbey at Cappoquin and the Heritage Town of Lismore with its Heritage Centre and iconic castle. Also within easy driving distance are the many attractions of the “Premier County”, Tipperary, with its glorious scenery and historic monuments including the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle. This is also a great region for anglers, hillwalkers and golfers, with a wealth of rivers , mountain trails and golf courses to choose from.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season