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

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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 a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

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 Wood Quay

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 Wood Quay in Dublin Southside

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Wireless Internet
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

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Magical artisan cottage, beautifully renovated, a unique & secret gem.
average rating of 4.95 based on 100 reviews
5

Excellent location and artisan cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable experience, highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Terrific host - Sean was a fountain of information. Lovely quaint little cottage

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved this cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage in the perfect location!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The absolute best place to stay in Dublin!

  • 5 of 5

Moffatt's Cottage is a hidden gem in the heart of Dublin. Sean has thought of everything you might need. The cottage is cozy and convenient to everything, yet it is in a quiet little part of town right around the corner from Christ Church. You definitely don't need a car. We fell in love with it, and we'll definitely stay there again, because it has all the comforts of home. Why stay in a run-of-the-mill hotel when you can have a real Irish cottage experience?! We highly, highly recommend Moffatt's cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I can't get over how perfect this little place is. First and foremost, Sean is a great host - quick to respond from my first inquiry to our first meeting, easy to meet up with, and very welcoming.

On the map, you might think the cottage looks far from the sights, but with a couple quick turns and short stroll, you're in the heart of everything. Even so, at night it was surprisingly quiet and if you need to relax a bit, the garden area is a lovely place to unwind or you can walk a few minutes over to the park of St Patrick's Cathedral. Nearby, you'll hear horses trotting around, which adds a nice touch to the ambience of the neighborhood.

Kitchen was well stocked and we even had cookies, milk, and tea/coffee waiting for us on arrival. If I was forced to find a fault, I'd say the mattress in the main bedroom was on the verge of needing replaced, but it wasn't enough to detract from how wonderful and magical this place was.

In summary, I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect base to explore Dublin.

  • 5 of 5

Moffatt Cottage is compact and cosy and within very easy walking distance of all the sights of Dublin. There's so much to see and do - we couldn't possibly do it all in a four day break so looking forward to a return visit and will have no hesitation in booking Moffatt Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • 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'Neills 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
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

Ask Owner a Question

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.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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