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Gingerbread Cottage in Tallow, Waterford

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sleeps 6
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Gingerbread Cottage description

Holiday home
Gingerbread Cottage is a stone built thatched cottage just two miles from the village of Tallow in County Waterford. The cottage has two double bedrooms, plus a sofa bed, which with a family bathroom makes it suitable for six people. The cottage also contains a fitted kitchen, a dining room and a sitting room. Outside the cottage is off road parking for four cars, bike storage and a patio and garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue in a purpose built barbecue area at the rear of the house. With access to woodland walks and beautiful countryside from the doorstep, Gingerbread Cottage is an ideal place to take the family pets as there are kennels right next door.

Tallow is a village in County Waterford on the Blackwater Valley Scenic Drive. Tallow is just six miles from Lismore, which has pubs, restaurants and shops, as well as a golf course close by.

Known as the "Sunny South East", the counties of Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, and Tipperary offer everything you could need for a dream holiday in Ireland. Miles of sandy beach and scenic drives taking in mountains and coast are on your doorstep.

Gas central heating with woodburner in sitting room and gas fire in dining room. Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD. All fuel, power and wood for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 4 cars. Bike storage. Patio and garden with furniture and BBQ in purpose built BBQ area at rear of house. Two well-behaved pets welcome (kennel available if required). Sorry, no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Ms Evans
January 2016
It was a fantastic cottage on the edge of the woods and with a huge garden to explore. We stayed over Christmas and were able to have a wonderfully relaxing time, cooking in the well-supplied kitchen, walking the dogs and touring the local area.
Mr Kerr
October 2015
The Cottage was filled with enchanting items and a very high standard of General utensils. The property is large and warm and both my fellow travellers who had trusted my choice of venue were so impressed with its visage and interior. This is a great plan and we will return to it again, just magic.
Mrs Watkinson
May 2015
The cottages was excellent, its in a great position with gardens to enjoy sitting out in. We have no complaints, only wish there was dates available in September to go again
Mr Dwyer
September 2013
We wanted to stay in a traditional Irish house with a thatched roof, The Gingerbread Cottage was certainly that and more. It was nice to come home too at the end of the day after sightseeing and taking in the beauty of different counties. The house was comfortable, and the area so picturesque and peaceful. For anyone wanting a place of relaxation and quiet reflection, this is it. It is a real hideaway. The beauty and tranquillity of rural Ireland was particularly striking. The people were very friendly, polite and helpful anywhere we travelled. It was a wonderful holiday. We would certainly come back again.
Mr Littlechild
December 2013
We arrived in Tallow after 9pm, the owner made sure we were met in town and taken to the cottage, which I really appreciated. The cottage was beautifully quirky and had everything we needed ie: bedding, cooking and heating. I absolutely loved the place. but, it is extremely isolated which to me added to the charm of the cottage.
Mr Allen
December 2013
Idyllic cottage. Very pet friendly
Mr Morgan
January 2014
Stayed here for a Christmas break, fab walks for our dogs, fab cottage, would love to return. Totally fab cosy and cute both myself and my wife really enjoyed our stay.
Ms Powell
August 2014
The peaceful location was exactly what we were looking for, the grounds surrounding the property were very secure and our dog had a wonderful time, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get out of the rat race for a while and recharge the batteries.
Mrs Nearing
August 2014
Wonderfully quaint but so fully functional. Our family dream would be two weeks at Gingerbread Cottage twice a year, every year. My family thinks I'm a travel genius thanks to this sweet cottage.
Mrs Dickinson
October 2014
Location - Ireland is great!
Ms McCabe
October 2014
I absolutely loved this cottage, an absolute jewel of a find. It was perfect for our spooky Halloween weekend. We had a ball, it was perfect in every way. Will definitely return. 5 gold stars!
Mrs Coyne
May 2015
This is beautiful accommodation in an idyllic setting, loved the early morning bird song. It was safe for my dogs with plenty of room in the rest of the garden for them to run around. It really is a gingerbread cottage, you feel you're in the middle of the woods. Loved it.
August 2015
We stayed at Gingerbread cottage the first week in August. The cottage is set in a lovely location, far enough into the countryside for peace and tranquillity yet close enough to civilisation so as not to leave you feeling isolated, with Tallow only a 5 min drive away. The cottage itself is set in lovely surroundings and although the weather was not good enough for us to enjoy the outside area, I can imagine in nice weather that it would be a lovely place to relax and unwind outside. The interior of the cottage is simply lovely, with some very interesting ornaments adorning the various rooms. We didn't expect to need the log fire but there were a couple of evenings when the weather was really dire and so we lit the fire. It really made a difference and we were really cosy playing our board games. It is by far the most well stocked cottage we've ever stayed at. It has everything you could possibly need. There was plenty of toilet paper in both bathrooms, (nothing worse than arriving somewhere only to find one and a half toilet rolls or even worse, none at all!). There were dishcloths a scourer and tea towels in the kitchen, washing up liquid as well as plenty of dishwasher tablets and detergent for the washing machine. There were DVD's and a couple of drawers full of CD's. There is a CD/radio in the kitchen and it was lovely to listen to the radio in the morning. All the kitchen utensils you could possibly need were there. These things all made our stay totally hassle free and I only wish more places realised what a difference these little touches make. The owner was a marvel and put up with us phoning with queries about the hot water and sent a plumber out straight away to check that everything was as it should be for us. The cottage was spotless for us when we arrived and on the day we were due to leave, although we had vacated the cottage by ten o'clock as we were meant to, we had not finished loading up our vehicle. The cleaners arrived as we were doing this and were absolutely lovely, telling us not to worry and to take our time. When we arrived back in Wales, my son realised he had left his neck chain behind that was given to him by his Grandfather. He knew where he had left it and so once again we contacted the owner. The chain was found and the lovely owner is going to post it back to us. The cottage is ideally located and we made the most of every day by getting out and about. We visited the Mitchelstown Caves which were a definite must. We all enjoyed the visit, including the teenagers! We explored the local area as well as a few places further afield. We visited Waterford and took a tour of the Waterford Crystal factory. We also visited the Viking triangle and went up the tower. All these were worth a visit and good value for money. We also visited Dungarvan, An Rinn, Ardmore and Youghal. All these were not too far away and all well worth a visit. Further afield we visited the Cliffs of Moher, which took about 2.5 hours to get there. The cliffs were majestic and once again, we all enjoyed the visit, including the teenagers. We also visited Dingle to see Fungie the dolphin. It took about 3.25 hours to get to Dingle but was well worth it as we felt very fortunate to see Fungie. Although both the Cliffs of Moher and Dingle are not much more than 100 miles from the cottage, it's the country roads that extend the journey. No dual carriageways! However, if you're up to the drive then the journey is absolutely worth it and the scenery is breathtaking. Another thing I must add is that getting out and about was really easy and nowhere was difficult to find. All in all we had a lovely stay and although the weather wasn't great it did nothing to spoil our holiday as there were so many places we could visit. I highly recommend Gingerbread Cottage.
December 2014
My family and I spent five days over Christmas in this cottage. The owner gave excellent directions to the cottage and had the heating on when we arrived. The cottage is in a stunning location which was very peaceful and tranquil. The property itself is charming it has a very traditional feeling and decor but all mod cons. The cottage has a large living area with a wood burning stove and plenty of seating for families. The cottage has a large kitchen which has everything you need for your stay we were surprised at how well stocked the kitchen was with all the cutlery, glasses and cooking utensils you need. There is also a stunning dining room with an open fire, sofa and a piano. Upstairs the cottage has two stunning bedrooms with the most comfortable beds imaginable. One bedroom has an en suite. There is a bathroom downstairs too with an electric shower and roll top bath. The grounds of the property are lovely and we had our little dog with us who loved being out in the secure garden. There are woods and a stream facing the property and plenty of stunning walks to be done. The local village Tallow has well stocked shops, pubs and take away. The local people were very helpful and lovely to us all throughout our stay. We also drove to Youghal which is a twenty minute drive and is a lovely town as is Fermoy which has a lovely shopping street and large supermarkets, pubs etc. We travelled with two kids who loved the cottage. We would recommend this cottage 100% it has so many little touches that make it a very comfortable stay. We will be returning for sure.
June 2013
Highly recommend this cottage. It is full of character with lovely gardens in a most secluded location but just two miles from nearest well stocked supermarket. It is very homely with lots of quirky decorative items about the place and very well equipped. There is a network of leafy lanes through rolling farmland for the nature lover to enjoy. No need to budge, but if you do want to, Lismore and the Knockmealdowns are there to explore and only 20 minutes away. An unusual feature was that the owner made no fuss about the place, none of the usual notes about what to do and what not to do that go with holiday lets in my experience. This made the stay very relaxed and homely. The greeter was very pleasant and helpful.
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