Fisherman’s cottage in Waterford is alluring

Marston Cottage is a real catch for anyone interested in angling holidays as Trish Dromey describes.

Fisherman’s cottage in Waterford is alluring

Ballyduff, West Waterford €235,000

Sq m 100+39 (1,076 sq ft & 430 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2 & 1

Bathrooms: 1 & 1


Best Feature: Riverside setting

The owners of Marston Cottage in Ballyduff don’t have to go far to fish, since the garden runs right down to the River Blackwater.

It’s an original fisherman’s cottage which has now been put into use in recent years as a holiday home for owners who go there for the fishing.

“This is a pretty property in a peaceful and tranquil setting which has 100 metres of river frontage, ” says Eamonn Spratt of REA Spratt, quoting a guide of €235,000.

Located one mile from the West Waterford village of Ballyduff, the cottage was extended and modernized by previous owners who put in double glazed sash windows and oil central heating.

Mr Spratt says Marston Cottage is well presented and quite spacious with over 1,000 sq ft of living space. In addition to the two bed cottage there’s also a small one bed guest cottage or granny flat, which has another 430 sq ft of space.

The main cottage has a 19’ long carpeted living room with a solid fuel stove as well as a pine floored dining room which has two windows and French doors overlooking the back garden and the river.

To the rear there’s also a galley kitchen with fitted units, appliances, a dresser and a free-standing workstation The single storey property also has a bathroom and two large pine floored bedrooms with fireplaces.

The separate guest cottage has a carpeted living room, a utility area, a bathroom and a bedroom overlooking the river.

Fitted with double glazed sash windows and oil-fired central heating Marston Cottage has a D2 energy rating. The small guest cottage has storage heating and double-glazing.

On a site of three quarters of an acre, the property has mature tree-lined gardens with lawns, shrubs, flowering plants, and a fruit garden.

Close to the river there’s a vegetable patch and small glass house Next to the cottage, there is a detached garage with a workbench.

Mr Spratt says that the riverfront location is a big draw for anglers.“We have had a good interest and have had two enquiries from Dutch anglers who come to Ireland to fish,’’

VERDICT: A good catch for a holidaying angler

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