The Best Holiday Apartments in Waterford, Ireland

Macs Townhouse, in the pretty harbour town of Dungarvan, has a retro theme throughout
Macs Townhouse, in the pretty harbour town of Dungarvan, has a retro theme throughout | Courtesy of Macs Townhouse /
Sadie Whitelocks

County Waterford is home to the oldest city in Ireland, with Waterford’s history dating back to the Vikings. The pretty town is also the birthplace of Waterford crystal. Here are some of the county’s best holiday apartments – perfect for group or long-term trips – and they’re all bookable on Culture Trip.

You could definitely spend a good amount of time exploring all that this historical coastal area has to offer, from the lively nightlife and arts scene to the fine Waterford Treasures museum.

1. Waterford Castle Lodges


A living room at Waterford Castle Lodges with a white sofa, a coffee table and stylish furniture
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Live it up on the island estate of Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort in these smart self-catering lodges. There are 45 family-friendly units set amid the stately home’s grounds. All three-bedroom homes feature slick contemporary interiors, modern appliances and plenty of space for entertaining. A stay here means you have access to all the amenities, including clay pigeon shooting and tennis lessons, and if you don’t feel like cooking, pull up a pew in the turreted main lodge.

2. Sonas Luxury Living


A living room at Sonas Luxury Living with grey sofas, a TV and a fireplace
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For a true home-away-from-home experience, look no further than this three-bedroom home complete with two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, living room and a garden with barbecue. The interiors are clean, modern yet homely, and roof windows allow for plenty of natural light. You’ll also love the convenient location of Sonas Luxury Living in the historic harbour town of Dungarvan, in the heart of County Waterford.

3. Greenbank Apartments


A spacious living room at Greenbank Apartments with a red dining table, grey sofas and a white coffee table
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Feel like a local with a stay at this simple yet homely two-bedroom apartment complex – a light, airy home on a quiet, residential street in the centre of town, with attractions on the doorstep, including the Garter Lane Arts Centre and the Waterford Treasures Museum. There is an open-plan kitchen and living area with balcony doors, so you can take in your surroundings with a view from the roof.

4. Kilmokea Coach House


A homely living room at Kilmokea Coach House, with traditional sofas, an open fireplace and, in the background, a kitchen
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Step back in time at this rental home on the grounds of an 18th-century Georgian stone rectory-turned-guesthouse, in the heart of the Wexford countryside. The coach house, which was restored in 1999, contains a spread of features, with exposed stone walls, antique furnishings and an open fireplace among the mix. The attractive home splits into two sections that can accommodate three to four guests using just one bedroom – or, as a whole, it can sleep up to eight. Guests can make use of the facilities at the main house, comprising a heated pool, tennis court, croquet lawn and gym.

5. Kilmokea Garden Suite

Apartment, Boutique Hotel

A large living room at Kilmokea Garden Suite, with a dining table and a large, circular window in a stone wall
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Green-fingered travellers will love this self-catering property, set in the beautiful grounds of Kilmokea. The two-bedroom apartment, in a converted granary, serves up views of an Italian Renaissance-style garden. Many of the original features have been retained, with exposed stone walls and high beamed ceilings. In keeping with the gardening theme, the two bedrooms are named Iris and Clematis.

6. Anglers Rest


A bedroom at Anglers Rest opens out into a garden area
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This pretty riverside apartment is quite the catch, especially for those who enjoy a spot of fishing. Anglers Rest features a light-filled bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, with a sauna and free parking. It’s close to the beach and local pub, and the generous kitchen provisions also get the thumbs-up.

7. Arlington Lodge Suites


A corner sofa with a coffee table at Arlington Lodge Suites
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If you’re looking for an Instagrammable façade, this smart Georgian property should satisfy. Arlington House has been converted into nine dreamy, one-bedroom suites, which sleep up to eight. There are also two lodges off from the main house. All of the suites have names with a local connection, with one named after Waterford resident Dorothy Jordan who went on to become feted as one of the greatest comic actresses of her day, and later became the long-term royal mistress of King William IV. This makes for a regal place to base yourself just a 15-minute walk from the centre of town.

8. Faithlegg Estate Holiday Lodge


A living room at Faithlegg Estate Holiday Lodge, with a deep red sofa, a dining table, a fireplace and a TV
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Roll out of bed and wander around the grounds of one of Waterford’s most spectacular stately homes with a stay on the Faithlegg Estate. There is a mix of self-catering holiday homes next to the 18th-century stately home – which now operates as a four-star hotel – offering two- and three-bedroom houses that are modern yet homely, with an open fire and warm interior. There are fully equipped kitchens, but you can also mosey over to Faithlegg House, where the Roseville Rooms restaurant boasts two AA rosettes.

9. Macs Townhouse


A bedroom at Macs Townhouse with a double bed and paintings high on the walls
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A hot-pink door offers a hint of what you’ll find inside Macs Townhouse, a grey-hued property in the pretty harbour town of Dungarvan that’s home to six hipster-chic apartments. A retro theme runs throughout, with 60s-inspired furnishings, exposed-brick walls and filament-style bulbs. The townhouse used to be Macs Hotel, which was one of the oldest hotels in Dungarvan before it burnt down in 1921; the current building underwent a major refit in 2000.

For more options, check out our guide to where to book a stay in Waterford, Ireland, or discover the best hotels in Waterford, bookable with Culture Trip.

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