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Magical artisan cottage, beautifully renovated, a unique & secret gem.

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, sleeps 3, extra single blow-up mattress in loft space. Ask owner

Staying in this genuine one hundred year old red-brick artisan cottage in this tiny, quiet, hidden square is in itself a rare and extra-special treat. Bright and airy by day, cozy and warm by the stove at night, your own private south-facing patio to the rear to sit out on, a bright modern galley kitchen and bathroom. But its location cannot be bettered with literally all that Dublin has to offer the visitor there within a few minutes walking distance of your doorstep.

Checking in and out: On your arrival the owners of the cottage will make you feel more than welcome, giving you a good idea of how close you are to all the major sights, good places to eat and shop, tips on how to make the best of your time, what's on music-wise, in theaters, at galleries or book readings. We can even give you knowledgeable advice/assistance if you are interested in your Irish family history!

Whenever it is possible (and within reason) we like to let our guests arrive on their first day as early as they like and leave on their last day at the time that suits them best in relation to their flights etc. Unfortunately, when there is an overlap with guests arriving and departing on the same day this may not be possible and the check-in time would have to be between 1.30 and 2.00, while check-out time would have to be by 10am. This is to allow us time to to prepare the cottage. Do check with us in advance of your arrival just to be sure.

The Perfect Base: Forget about the car. Not only are the city sights on your doorstep but for a few Euro you can access all along the beautiful Dublin coast as far as Wicklow by the Dart (Electric train), from the city station just ten minutes away. From Heuston Station (five minutes away by taxi) you can even travel on one or two-day trips train trips to Galway (3 hours, 34 Euro return trip) and get to see the Arran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher or even the Ring of Kerry, and lots more. Glendalough in Wicklow can be reached by a coach from a nearby bus stop (one and a half hours, about 15 Euro return), Newgrange from the Central bus station.

The cottage does have internet.

More Details

Owner
Sean Moffatt
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

About Sean Moffatt

We've been involved fulltime in the arts for most of our lives. The idea of renting the cottage was suggested to us by some friends, which seemed mad at the time (before Air B&B!) but we haven't looked back since. Guests just seem to take to the cottage immediately (as the reviews will testify) which is very satisfying. Long may it continue!

Why Sean Moffatt chose Dublin

For it's location and it's charm, it's that simple. Oh... and for being able to hear birdsong in the morning despite the fact that you are in a busy city!

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is so close to the center of things and yet you are in a tiny, quiet, residential square, cut off from all that traffic and everyday business, a landscaped garden to one side, potted plants to the other, a high old wall, that runs along the line of the old city walls, climbing roses covering it in late spring and early summer... all this and the fact of it being a 'Cottage' not an apartment, but a real house, over one hundred and twenty years old, a piece of history in itself!!!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Merchants Quay, Dublin

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • The cottage may accommodate a forth person on a mattress in the small open loft space above the main bedroom (you can see the ladder to the loft in the photo of the main bedroom) or on a blow-up mattress on the floor of the living room. There is an extra charge for a 4th person. Naturally this space is not ideal though many guests have used it and seemed fine with it. There is also a travelling cot with a mattress suitable for a young baby should it be needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Parking. We discourage guests from having a car when staying with us as everything is in walking distance. You can only park in front of the cottage on arrival or for a short time etc. There is parking in the nearby Christchurch car park behind Jury's hotel 2 minutes away. The rates for this vary depending on the number of day's/nights you wish to book. You can contact them at christchurch@parkrite.ie

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(70 traveller reviews)

Magical artisan cottage, beautifully renovated, a unique & secret gem.
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 70 reviews
5

Excellent location and artisan cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable experience, highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind works!
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5

An absolute quaint gem with a great helpful host. A pocket home away from home. Quiet, central.

  • 5 of 5

Short walk from 747 Apt bus, close to food stores, tourist spots but the real magic is the cottage, no noise apart from beautiful church bells. Had everything we needed for 5 days kichen, washer/dryer. Sean the host welcomed us and told us re history etc. On the last day he even got us a taxi when none turned up. Just perfect.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, it was lovely having you. You Mum is so sweet! ( I hope that doesn't sound patronising!) Sorry about the taxi service on departure day! We live and learn. Take great care! Sean
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5

Great stay in Dublin

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our stay in Sean's cottage in Dublin. The cottage is everything the other reviewers have said and more. Sean was very easy to deal with and answered all my questions in a very timely manner. The cottage is in a very convenient location and you can walk everywhere. We were blessed with great weather while we were there which made out stay even better. I will recommend this cottage to anyone I know travelling to Dublin. Thank you Sean for sharing your wonderful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks folks so much, it was really lovely having you! And thanks for leaving the cottage in such a good state after nearly ten days. You guys take care and hopefully we'll meet up again in the not too distant future. Sean
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excellent location, very quiet cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is in a great location, yet still very peaceful. Sean was very easy to work with and responsive. There were a lot of guidebooks on the shelves, which were helpful. For the price I thought it was a good place to spend a few days.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

charming

  • 5 of 5

The tiny lovely cottage was a perfect place to stay for visiting Dublin. Sean is a wonderful host and his knowledge was very appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! As ever, the pleasure was all ours!
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5

Walking distance to everything

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week with three adults. We walked everywhere. The location is perfect and the cottage is cozy and charming. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone. Only slight downside is that the bathroom is a little narrow.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Kilmainham Gaol
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
Cornucopia Restaurant
The Brazen Head
Dublin Bus Tours
O'Neill's Bar and Restaurant
Irish Museum of Modern Art
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
National Gallery of Ireland
Trinity College Library
St. Michan's Church
Dublin City Gallery - The Hugh Lane
The Book of Kells
Fallon & Byrne
Leo Burdock's
Chester Beatty Library
Iarnrod Eireann
Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Dublin Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Dublin Port
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Heuston Railway Station
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

An artisan cottage situated in a tiny, quiet picturesque square in the heart of the old city just a short stroll from all the city's main attractions including Guiness's Brewery, St Patricks, Trinity College, Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Museum, Temple Bar, Christ Church, National Gallery and Museum, St Stephen's Green and Grafton Street, Theatre's, Cinemas, Cafes and restaurants, The Brazen Head known to be the oldest pub in Ireland, markets, antique shops, genuine traditional music sessions.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Merchants Quay, County Dublin

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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4 night minimum stay
£438
for 4 nights
From
£109
£674
£1,937
 

Additional pricing information

Service Charge 10 Euro
A non-refundable deposit of 100 Euro. Please do tell us the number of guests staying when booking.

Guests pay a non-refundable deposit of 100 Euros via Paypal, and the remaining amount on arrival. If guests want to pay the full amount by Paypal there is an extra charge for this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Special Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot

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