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Holiday Cottage private Beach, Golf, Sea & Mountain views - up to 10 guests

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Johnstown North - Oban sur la Mer

5 Bed newly renovated seaside Cottage, decking, sun room, large gardens & swings

Brittasbayholiday.wordpress.com for more information & pictures.

4 double bedrooms +1 with bunk beds suitable for children. 4 beds have sea views & 1 double bed has mountain view. 3 bathrooms.

3 bathrooms in total, including 2 electric showers, plus a bath. 2 bathrooms downstairs & 1 upstairs.

Large living room with picture window to the sea, with dining table/chairs;

Leading to sun room;

Leading to large deck area with table, chairs & sun parasol for al fresco dining.

Separate fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons & including table & seating for up to 10 people.

Garden with fruit trees, swings & garden seats, with lockable gate for stepped & railed pathway to the sea.

Historic sites close to hand include Wicklow Gaol (Jail) which provides a good tour & history of the area back to the 18th century.

Avondale House is the ancestral home of Charles Stuart Parnell, the 'Uncrowned King of Ireland'. As well as offering an historical window on !9th century Irish history, Avondale is a great venue for country & forest walks, picnics & playgrounds.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Irish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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About Joe

We are a family of 5 living in the centre of Dublin & we love our weekends in 'Oban sur la mer', our haven of tranquility which we share with you. Our kids love the beach & having the Bridgewater Shopping Centre so close by, means that we are never short of things to do. A great hangout for the larger family gatherings - just 50 mins from Dublin but it seems like it's another world.

Joe purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Joe chose Ireland

Romantic beachside property

With lived in family feel

Beside golf courses

Close to town/restaurants but away from them

What makes this cottage unique

The sea rolling in mesmerically along the beach

Wonderful beach walks

Romantic woodland beachpath

Convenient to everything

Guestbook comments from the owner

A few short days in the countryside, was the perfect break from our Dublin vacation. Oban sur la mer was the perfect setting.

From Liam and Frances warm welcome, to the hours our children spent collecting shells on the beach, Oban we will miss you.

Open fires every evening, the football table, terrific family dinners. Oban we will miss you.

Skipping rocks on the Irish Sea, buidling sand castles and enjoying the sound of the crashing waves. Oban we will miss you.

A morning run on the coast road, ''full Irish'' breakfasts and surprisingly sunny, warm days. Oban, we will miss you.

Oban was the ideal setting for our family to reconnect, unwind and recharge.

Thank you to Joe and his extended family from the D family in Toronto.

''Oban, we will miss you!''

Derek, Andrea, Clara and Ronan
Oct 2012
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based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Holiday Cottage private Beach, Golf, Sea & Mountain views - up to 10 guests
average rating of 4.821429 based on 30 reviews

endroit magique maison des reves

  • 5 of 5

La maison est encore plus jolie que sur les photos.

La vue mer est extraordinaire depuis le jardin, le séjour et chambres.

La maison est très propre, avec tout ce qu’il faut et en très bon état.

Les chambres sont spacieuses et jolies.

La mer est accessible via des petites marches privées depuis le jardin,

Plage presque privée est magnifique.

Nous nous sommes baignés, mais l’eau fraiche fin aout (14degrees)

Le jardin est très beau avec des arbres fruitiers et belle pelouse verte,

Nous avons fait des compotes avec les pommes du jardin.

L’accueil était parfait pour l’arrivée et le départ.

Le propriétaire répondait très vites au messages et a rendu rapidement le dépôt de garantie.

Le village Arklow est proche en voiture (4km) avec pubs, cinema, magasins, bus, train.

Nous sommes allée à pied au village Arklow depuis la maison, par le bord de la mer, une ballade d’une heure superbe.

Nous avons fait une randonnée et de l’escalade block à Glendalough

Et une balade au lac : Lough Tay Guinness Lake Wicklow Sally Gap – magnifique.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Martha - une bonne vacance a Oban Sur la Mer! Nous sommes tres heureux aussi
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Perfektes Klippen-Idyll mit privatem Strandzugang

  • 5 of 5

Das "Oban sur le mer" liegt ideal auf den Klippen zur Irischen See mit eigenem Abgang zum Strand (Sand/Kiesel/Austern), dessen sicher mehr als 200 m Breite idyllisch quasi zur privaten Nutzung zur Verfügung stehen. Besser kann eine Lage definitiv nicht sein!

Das Oban ist in gutem, gepflegten und sauberen Zustand, großzügig geschnitten und mit allem ausgestattet, was der Urlauber benötigt. Mit seinen fünf Schlafzimmern, dem großen Wohnzimmer samt Esstisch, der zusätzlichen Essgelegenheit in der Wohnküche, seinem Wintergarten und der Holzterrasse gibt es reichlich Platz, dass jeder seinen individuellen Rückzugsort gefunden hat. Wir waren zu Zehnt.

Eine "Einschränkung": Die TV-Kanäle der Satellitenanlage müssten allerdings einmal nachjustiert werden, damit nicht nur britische Olympiasieger auf dem Bildschirm zu bestaunen sind... :-)

Der Kontakt zum Gastgeber verlief freundlich, präzise und verlässlich. Wir fanden alles wie beschrieben vor und erhielten viel Unterstützung bei Anreise - und beim Nachsenden eines vergessenen Stofftieres nach Berlin. Danke auch dafür!!

Nach Arklow als nächster Stadt mit allen erdenklichen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und einer Vielzahl an Restaurants sind es nur 3 km. Wir empfehlen: Masala House (Arklow), Christies (Arklow), Wicklow Brewery (Redcross) und On the Grapevine (Dalkey)!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen danke Markus - we enjoyed having you stay. Hope you also got to visit Kilruddery, Powerscourt & Glendalough
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Great location. Great property

  • 5 of 5

Family reunion in Oban Sur Mer for 2 families with 4 kids under 11.

The house was clean and tidy with all facilities per the description.

The fact that the beach which literally at the bottom of the garden was absolutely fabulous. The kids loved exploring along the coast to other beaches and coves. The Wicklow mountains are a very short drive away with places like Glendalough to see. Plenty of supermarkets in Arklow town just a few minutes drive away. All in all a great holiday. Thanks Joe.

The Smiths, London

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted the families had a great time Alan - kids & beach & exploration make for hours of easy enjoyment at Oban
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Even Better than the First Time

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at this lovely holiday cottage (first stay was in late June 2014) and were pleasantly surprised by some of the enhancements made to the property. The hedges along the path down to the private beach were trimmed significantly, which made the walk down much more pleasant and also provided for an even better view of the sea from the beautiful back yard and bedrooms. Both of the downstairs bathrooms were also remodeled, which was a nice change. The property was clean and ready for our arrival at 4 pm. It is a perfect cottage for large families and we enjoyed many meals on the beautiful deck with 6 adults and 5 small children. The kitchen has a large refrigerator and separate large freezer, which is great for large groups so that you don't have to go to the market every day. Most days, we simply walked down to the beach and explored as far as we could walk toward the south when the tide is out. Arklow village is a quick drive (10 minutes) and offers many markets, shopping, and a cinema. We also visited Brittas Bay beach, climbed Sugar Loaf mountain, took a day trip to Clara Lara on a rainy day, and chartered a fishing boat out of Wicklow. Each of these excursions was less than a 45 minute drive away from the cottage (Brittas Bay is very close, maybe 10 minutes). On our last night, we visited McDaniels pub (just past Brittas Bay on Coast Road) for dinner and it was perfect, I wish we had found it sooner! I would absolutely recommend this property to friends and relatives, you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to have you back Sue - you certainly got around the area, kids & all!
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Mittelmeerfeeling in Irland

  • 4 of 5

Schon die Vorabwicklung bzgl. Anmietung, Kaution etc. war absolut unproblematisch.

Nachdem wir - 7 Frauen - unseren Mietwagen in Dublin in Empfang genommen hatten, war es klasse, dass das Haus, nach ca. 70 km, aufgrund der Beschreibung von Joe schnell zu finden war.

Als wir das erste Mal auf der Terrasse standen, wurden wir alle von dem Meerblick / Anblick umgehauen. Wow!!!

Zu dem Haus gehört ein schönes Grundstück, auf welchem auch Kinder wunderbar spielen können. Schaukel und Spiele sind auch vorhanden.

Vom Grundstück führt ein etwas verwunschener Weg zum Strand, an welchem man wunderbar Muscheln sammeln kann.

Wir hatten wunderbar Platz zu 7. Da es insgesamt auch 3 Bäder gibt, gab es auch kein Bäderstau. Die Einrichtung ist hell und freundlich. Was uns auch sehr gefallen hat, war das Vorhandensein von Wasch- und Spülmaschine und dem Trockner. In der Wohnküche ist ein großer Tisch, an welchem wir immer gegessen und auch ein wenig gefeiert haben. Die besten Feiern finden ja bekanntlich in der Küche statt.

Ein Mietwagen ist aber auf alle Fälle erforderlich. Das Haus liegt ca. 3 Km außerhalb von Arklow. Dort gibt es allerdings alles was das Herz begehrt. Selbst Lidl und Aldi ist vorhanden. Wir sind täglich los und haben Sightseeing gemacht. Dublin, Glendalough, um nur 2 Sehenswürdigkeiten zu nennen, sollte man sich auf alle Fälle nicht entgehen lassen.

Als Fazit kann ich sagen...........Irland hat uns allen super gut gefallen. Das Wetter war perfekt......nur Sonne und strahlend blauer Himmel. Die Menschen sehr freundlich. Ich denke, wir werden wiederkommen. :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect get-away for us

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our family gathering. The accommodations were comfortable and allowed us ample space and support to play, eat, explore, lounge... We had eight adults and three children under three. There were plenty of beds and baths and toys for all of ours to play and nap and eat. we typically ate meals at home, and set off to explore the area in the morning and evening, pit-stopping at the house around noon for lunch and naps. The owners provided plenty of instruction and suggestions for us to figure out how to function in the house (think washer/dryer, heater...) and of places to try sightseeing. Their explanations of the area gave us enough information to know what would be good activities for the different ages in our group. The back yard was wonderful and we all were able to play in it-- even in the rain. The access to the beach was magical and we all made our way down to watch the sea and play on the beach, each day. It was great to have it easily accessible to visit and it was wonderful to get to enjoy the views even from the house.

Overall, everything about our vacation was pleasant. We would love a do-over someday, or at least hope for equivalent accommodations elsewhere. This location and these owners set the bar high for us. We give high recommendations for anyone interested.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay & we'd be delighted to welcome back you & any other French visitors. Winter in Wicklow is a great time to explore & beach walks & beach combing in winter can be great fun.
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Car: necessary

Scenic Seaside Vacation Beach Cottage nestling in historic mountain setting with great golf courses close to hand. For more information & photos go to www.brittasbayholiday.wordpress.com

Just a few kms from 8th century monastic ruins at Glendalough, where mountains & waterfalls combine to deliver a spiritual tranquillity. Where Excalibur, The Tudors & Braveheart are just some of the movies shot against beautiful mountain scenery.

A private sandy beach shared with just one other house, makes seaside walks, sea angling, surfing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing & all water sports, an easy everyday option for all the family.

Revel in Shirley's home baking available from 'An Cisean Aran' (the bread basket) in Arklow for the farm fresh food for which Wicklow, 'The Garden of Ireland', is famous. Step back in time to Hunter's Hotel in Rathnew, an old stage coach inn now famous for its afternoon tea of cucumber sandwiches & cake on the lawn. For a more formal quality dining experience, the Park restaurant in Arklow is highly recommended.

And there is Eddie Rockets in Arklow Bridgewater Shopping Centre for the classic kids experience, following the late morning movie where there is always a deal on the early kids movie.

Nearby the Arklow Bay Spa and Leisure Centre, provides a swimming pool and all gym facilities.

Golf is hugely popular with the world famous European Club just 2 kms away; Woodenbridge, Arklow & Blainroe giving 3 more golfing challenges all within a half hour of the cottage.

Historic houses & sites including Russborough which housed the famous Beit art collection, Kilruddery, Mount Usher & Powerscourt (now home to a five star hotel & luxury Rhodes restaurant), are all easily accessible, less than an hour from the cottage.

For a night at the theatre, a concert at the Point or the RDS, or attending a football, rugby or hurling match at either of Ireland's world class stadiums in Croke Park or the Aviva, the heart of Dublin city is just an hour away. Or visit the Gate, the Abbey, the Tivoli, the Gaiety or any of Dublin's world renowned theatres for an unforgettable the Spain experience.

Take a tour of 2 of Ireland's best known breweries/distilleries, Guinness & Jameson, located in the centre of Dublin, & sample the 'craic' in Dublin's music filled pubs.

Horse racing, riding & horse shows, fill the Irish sporting calender & are readily available throughout the whole area - from the neighbouring Seabank equestrian farm, you will often see horses being exercised outside your door.

Shopping on your doorstep just 3kms away in the state of the art Bridgewater Centre, with a range of well known brands & fashion items to hand, as well as drop in cafes & entertainments for the kids.

Relax in front of a blazing fire, with the beach-combed wood freshly cut for your convenience & take in the moon spilling its golden light across the sea & into your living room.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Johnstown North, Ireland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn/Winter Except Holidays
2 Oct 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April/May 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2017
27 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July/August 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2017/1 Oct 2017ex hols
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £450

For holidays including Christmas & Easter, when there is peak demand, the rental charge is €1300 per week.

50% of the rental charge to secure the booking; the balance of 50%, plus damage deposit, payable 4 weeks before commencement of letting.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Johnstown North in Europe

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 230 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 family bathroom downstairs with bath & shower 1 en suite bathroom with electric shower 1 upstairs bathroom with electric shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with en suite & dressing room & sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds & sea view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Mountain view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Magnificent sea view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Stunning sea view
  • All bedrooms have wardrobes & 4 of the 5 look out to sea while the 5th looks to the mountainside. All are brightly painted with windows which make the most of the views.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
No smoking or pets please

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