Duncannon, self-catering holiday cottages, barns, rural retreats and lodges to rent in Wexford, Ireland

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Duncannon is a lovely seaside village located by the coast in County Wexford in the south east of Ireland. With a golden sandy beach looking out onto the Irish Sea, it is a beautiful coastal resort in a picturesque area. Not only does this village have a beautiful seaside location with one of Ireland’s best beaches to recommend it for cottage holidays but also the Waterford harbour and lots of areas of beautiful hills and countryside close by.

About Cottage Breaks in Duncannon

Whether you are looking to take a romantic self-catering break or a family trip away, this area of Ireland has plenty to offer.  The historic Duncannon Fort provides a unique backdrop to the village and makes for a great visit, as it houses an arts centre, maritime museum, a craft shop and café. Guided tours can be taken around this incredible structure which was built in 1588, and is open during the warmer months from June to September. A visit here is a must if taking a cottage break in Duncannon.

Duncannon is located on the Ring of Hook, which is a stunning scenic drive which takes in sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and the golden sandy beach. Taking a relaxing drive and soaking up these incredible sights is a wonderful way to appreciate the untouched beauty of Duncannon, and you will feel a real sense of tranquillity when holidaying in this wonderful part of Ireland. The Ring of Hook is also perfect for keen photographers to get some brilliant snaps of the landscape.

There is a close-knit community in Duncannon, due to its small population, and visitors will feel this within the pubs and cafes that are dotted around by the beach and village. There are also a number of shops and convenience stores which are perfect for if you are staying in a self-catering cottage by the sea, to stock up on all the food and products that you will need.

There are also a number of festivals held in Duncannon during the summer month of August, which brings the community even closer together. One is the Kitesurfing Festival which takes place on the beach and is great if you have an interest in this activity. You don’t have to wait until August, however, to go kite-surfing in Duncannon, as there is a beach hut called Hooked Kitesurfing which teaches the fun water sport all year round on windy days in the village.

The other festival which takes place on the beach in August is the Sand Sculpting Festival, which is an action-packed three day family festival with not only sand sculpting, but other events including puppet shows and magic,  games and parties, fireworks and theatre shows, and is a very special festival to pop along to if you are taking a self-catering break in Duncannon with children.

When it comes to self-catering accommodation, options include chalets, log cabins, cottages near the beach and coastal cottages. Whatever type of accommodation best suits your needs, we hope you find your ideal choice available on Country Cottages Online.

Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Duncannon, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Wexford.

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