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County Waterford

Riverbend

Price starts from €2,900 per week

Contemporary Copper Coast Retreat

Welcome to Riverbend – where coastal elegance meets tranquil riverside retreat. This beautiful white bungalow, A-rated and adorned in a laid-back beach and Scandi style, invites you to unwind in its modern open-plan design. With four bedrooms and an eight-person capacity, Riverbend is the epitome of comfort and relaxation.

Nestled on a private 6-acre site with an impressive 300 meters of river Mahon frontage, this haven is a paradise for fishing enthusiasts. Imagine casting your line into the teeming waters right at your doorstep.

Escape to Riverbend, where nature meets luxury, and every moment is a celebration of coastal living and tranquillity. Just two hours from Dublin and less from Cork.

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At a Glance

Bedrooms

Up to 8 guests
Two double bedrooms – 1 ensuite
Two twin bedrooms
Family Bathroom

Other Rooms

Open plan Living room, Dining room & Kitchen
Sitting room
Entrance Hall, Utility room
Guest WC

Features

Large Garden with
Panoramic Log Cabin
with wood-burning stove
Barbecue Patios front & rear
Fire-pit and seating
River frontage

Contempo

Flat screen TV, fast WiFi internet
Good Cell phone reception

Availability

High season Weekly only: Saturday to Saturday
Weekends: Friday to Monday
Midweek: Monday to Friday

EV Charging

This home does not have an EV charger. Click here for more information on EV charging and locations.

Dogs are welcome at this property
Restrictions 

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not welcome.
Children – Parts of the property may not suitable for young children, please enquire.
Pets – Dogs are not permitted.

Property Features

Contemporary and airy, with a Scandanavian aesthetic

Details

At the heart of this lustrous beach bungalow is an expansive open plan living space that absorbs the kitchen and dining area.

To one end, a modular sofa and TV define the sitting room section. Clean lines, ample storage and uncluttered surfaces characterise the kitchen. In the centre there is a preparation island flanked by a pair of breakfast bar stools – brilliant for socially inclusive catering.

The dining table is assigned an entire glazed bay with panoramic views down to the river. A pair of glazed doors open directly onto a sheltered and sunny rear barbecue patio. The sink and dishwasher have a dedicated zone screened from the main living area, that continues through to the sitting room. A utility room and guest WC are also reached from this section.

It’s difficult not to be impressed by views of the meandering river through the large picture window wall in the sitting room. Glazed French doors to the surrounding terrace blur the boundaries and expand the already generous interior. This is a terrific spot for dining al fresco at any time of day. An almost invisible balustrade of glass is a special touch.

Bedrooms

There is a wing of four bright bedrooms off the dog-leg hallway on the opposite side of the cottage – two doubles and two twin. The master bedroom has a mirrored wall of Sliderobes and an ensuite bathroom. The others share a family bathroom with walk-in shower and his & her basins.

Outside

The cottage sits on six acres of landscaped woodland and wildflower meadows that gently sweep down to the River Mahon which is tidal at this point.

Just a stone’s throw away, within 200 meters, lies the pristine Bonmahon beach, part of the breathtaking Copper Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, nature unfolds its wonders, and Riverbend becomes a haven not only for humans but also for the resident Herons, badgers, otters, foxes, egrets, and a symphony of birds. Witness the magic of Riverbend’s ecosystem, complete with owl and bird boxes, and an apiary boasting eight beehives that produce the distinctive Riverbend honey.

The Log Cabin

As if that weren’t enough, Riverbend offers a unique retreat within a retreat – a charming log cabin with panoramic views of the river and the majestic Comeragh Mountains. With its own wood-burning stove, this cabin is the ideal chill-out zone for quiet moments and sundowners, enhancing your holiday experience.

The river itself is alive with salmon, sea trout, mullet etc and a fishing platform has been constructed to enjoy this amenity. And of course there is a delightful fire-pit circle for sundowner stories.

A small section to the rear is fenced off for additional privacy.

Facilities

Kitchen Appliances
• 4 ring induction hob with Black Hole extractor
• Electric Oven
• Fridge
• Freezer, plus another in utility room
• Dishwasher
• Toaster
• Microwave

Utility Appliances
• Washing machine
• Iron

Bedrooms
• Sizes – Two Zip & Link double beds
• Two single beds

Tech & Entertainment
• Wi-Fi Internet
• Flat-screen TV
• Geo-thermal heating

Other
• Wood burning stove
• Charcoal Barbecue
• Multiple outdoor seating/dining
• River access

Out and About

This is Ireland’s Copper Coast, packed with undiscovered gems. Here’s a few suggestions to whet your appetite.

Things to do

For unique ways to make the most of your stay on the Copper Coast we recommend you contact Waterford Camino Tours
• Dunmore East Blue Grass Festival (end of August)
• Waterford Spraoi (start of August)
• Christmas Festival Waterford (22rd Nov – Dec 23rd)

The Locality

Directly across from the cottage, Bunmahon Beach stretches for about half a kilometre. Its sand dunes offer protection to an abundance of unusual flora and fauna.

This region, known as the Copper Coast, gets its name from the copper mines that were active in the mid-19th century. Remnants of the engine rooms and chimneys are still evident, the most locally prominent being Tankardstown, a couple of minutes away.

Directly above the house, overlooking the village, is the Copper Coast Geopark centre where you can discover much about the legacy of the region. Don’t miss the wonderful cakes and sandwiches in the café.

It is a sometimes stormy margin and the coastline is littered with ship wrecks.

You will notice The Engine House Bar and cafe at the corner of the village – great for lunch or dinner.

Dungarvan, about 30 minutes West, is a busy seaside town with good restaurants. The main attraction is King John’s Castle, an Anglo-Norman fortification (1185) which would have originally been entered by drawbridge. It is undergoing reconstruction but there are guided tours, an audio-visual show and exhibitions during the summer season.

They are mad about cycling in Dungarvan, and it was here that the first cycling club in Ireland was founded in 1869. The local club went on to win the first ever bike race in the British Isles. They still have the cup to prove it.

Tramore is about 25 minutes away, and is a popular resort for tourists in the summer. It has a 5km beach, sand dunes looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean, and a well-deserved reputation for surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Road Bowling is a traditional and popular local sport that requires hours of practice and technique to master. 28oz steel balls are rolled in turn for just over a mile along roads from Fenor to Annestown.

Probably the most popular local attraction is a spectacular 46-kilometre off-road cycling/walking trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan known as the Waterford Greenway. Bikes can be hired locally and of course you can stop or start wherever you like. Kilmacthomas might be a good place to start- Coachhouse Coffee is great for a lunch break along the way.Mahon Falls is a dramatic 80m waterfall nestled in the Comeragh Mountains surrounded by breathtaking scenery. There is a car park near 15 minutes away from the house with a not too strenuous thereafter, so don’t miss it.

Waterford, about 30 minutes away, is Ireland’s oldest city. Originally a Viking settlement, it is now a major port with much to see and do. Glass, or crystal, was manufactured in the city from 1783 until early 2009, when the factory there was eventually shut down. There is a great annual Viking marathon in June.

About 45 minutes away, the magnificent Lismore Castle with its long and distinguished history, has splendid gardens open to the public during the summer months, and compelling cultural events are held in the town throughout the year.

Cycling The Waterford Camino

How to get there (Car advised)

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Cork or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – just over two hours from the cottage.
Cork Airport – approx 1 and half hours from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and half hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just over two hours from the cottage.
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is one and half hours from the house.

Pricing Options

This home is let by the week, except for weekends and midweek stays between October and May.

Week bookings run from Saturday to Saturday – 7 nights
Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend bookings run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights

Christmas, New Year and Public Holidays are at the high season rate.

A refundable breakages deposit of €350 is payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

Please Note: This house does not accept pets, thank you.

Duration of Stay Per Week Weekend Midweek
October to May €2,900 €1,800 €1,800
June to September €3,200 N/A N/A
Easter Weekend Thurs. 28th March – Tues. 2nd April 2024 €3,200
Christmas Break Sat. 21st December – Fri. 27th December 2024 €3,200
New Year Break Sat. 28th December – Fri. 3rd January 2025 €3,200

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