Walkers Cottage

This impressive old Georgian country house sits on a bluff with commanding views of the woodlands, walled gardens and walkways that make up Waterford’s Woodhouse Estate. 
Capacious enough to cater for a large family, it is ideally placed for cycling trips around the headlands and coves of Ireland’s Copper Coast, hill-walking in the Comeragh Mountains, or just traipsing around this elegant estate.

Space for all the family

A finely proportioned building with generous room sizes, Walkers Cottage has recently been extended to the rear, and completely refurbished to a very high standard.

A house of two halves, the original 19th century home which first greets you has thick walls with the original six over six, three section sash windows bracketed by simple solid shutters.

Moulded ceiling friezes and solid panel doors are of traditional country house style, augmented by a beautiful white limestone floor, soft buttermilk tones and flush lighting.

A deep arch to the rear opens seamlessly through to the bright family kitchen of the extended house.
The two rooms are united by walls of pale pumpkin, and bleached oak floor boards.

The living room to one side of the lobby is perfect for family games, both board and more high-tech. There is an abundance of logs from the estate to power the wood burning stove.

To the opposite side of the hall, a rustic dining table seats eight for large meals or entertaining on with painted Van Gogh chairs. There’s even a blackboard for murals or menus.

French doors open southwards from the kitchen into the panoramic gardens.

The remainder of the ground floor consists of a large stylish bathroom and a spacious utility room and boot lobby.

A carpeted winder stair takes you up to the bedrooms – one on each corner of the house – and a second family bathroom complete with dual head shower.

Children get an irresistible twin bedroom of their own. Candy pink with very special AA Milne wallpaper.

  • A lovely few weeks in Walkers with wonderful weather. Thank you to Ted, June and Breda and everyone else for their help and friendliness during my stay.  A great opportunity to invite family and friends along the way to enjoy the beautiful Estate. Particularly enjoyed the lengthy visit to the fascinating Marianna in the museum.

    Geraldine (September 2020)

  • We have had a wonderful week in this gorgeous cottage (Walkers). We relaxed, explored and ate both in the house and the local area.  We are sorry to leave but would love to be back in the future.
    We loved walking the grounds and down to the beach with our dog Alfie, admiring the deer, horses and livestock and watching Alfie try (and fail) to squeeze himself into the dog basket.
    We’ll definitely be back!

    The Nearys (August 2020)

  • Thank you for a comfortable and lovely stay! This week has been fantastic, full of beach swims and explorations, visits to gorgeous towns, lots of dinners out and relaxing dinners in and an easy journey to an amazing day out in Cobh and Spike Island.

    It was always a delight to come back to the house and I would definitely come back again and will recommend to all!

    The Dublin Learys (August 2020 - Walkers)

  • Thank you Woodhouse Estate and Walkers Cottage for the most wonderful weeks stay.  It is a magical place, breathtaking view everywhere.  We loved watching the horses come down to visit us, playing tennis, walking around the walled garden.  There is just so much to explore and enjoy.  We also loved swimming in Stradbally Cove and eating out in Dungarvan.  We have honestly had one of the best week’s holiday in Ireland ever!! We will be back!
    Thank you so much for the care taken by the owners who have done such an excellent job restoring and running Woodhouse Estate.  It is truly amazing.

    Ths Stack Family (July 2020)

  • Thank you for a fabulous stay – it’s been lovely!  If there’s a better holiday home in Ireland we’d love to see it!!
    We’ll definitely be back,

    The Powers & The Halls (August 2019 )

  • Cottage is just idyllic!
    We had an absolutely wonderful family holiday and we go away with lots of memories of this beautiful house and the picturesque Woodhouse Estate.  It was a delight to be here. The hospitality and attention from June was marvelous.
    Thank You

    Jim, Barbara & Family (July 2019)

  • Walkers Cottage is absolute heaven – a home away from home and the most peaceful, beautiful place ever.  Woodhouse is a total dream and we have all had the best time – playing in the Cove, wandering in the woods, feeding the donkeys and brilliant walks to Mahon waterfalls and the cliff walk in Ardmore.  Thank you for the wonderful welcome.  The weather has been great and a G&T anywhere other than here is going to feel a bit disappointing now…..

    The Williams Family (June 2019)

  • We had a fantastic time with friends and shared 3 special days out of busy lives.  Walkers Cottage is a really special haven to relax and live life as it should be!
    Look forward to our return!

    The Byrne Family (March 2018)

  • Exceptional in so many ways.  The peace and tranquility, the warmth and cosiness, the attention to detail.  A true gem!

    Aileen & David (January 2018 )