Entire renovated farmhouse in the countryside. 2 bright airy spacious doubles & 1 twin room. Convenient to Dublin airport & Rosslare ferry port, both approx. 90 mins. away. This is a comfortable home close to many amenities: beach, hill walking, horse riding, golf, fishing and much more! Can sleep up to nine.
The house is surrounded by beautiful views. It is a very quiet and peaceful place where the day begins with birdsong and ends with the setting sun flooding into the living room. The house is bright and spacious, and arrangements can be made to accommodate more guests using a sofa bed or an extra single bed in one of the bedrooms.
There is safe parking, and a shed for bicycles.
Entire house and garden.
Guests are welcome to chat or share a meal with me, or to be completely private. It is your choice.
Aughrim village is just 4 km away, and the house is close to Brook Lodge Hotel and Ballybeg wedding venue. Glendalough, the Meetings of the Waters and Avoca are also close by. There are grocery shops, a butchers, pharmacy, post office, tourist information, petrol, cafe and hotel in Aughrim. Local people are very friendly and helpful.
The nearest public transport is from Rathdrum where there is a train station, or Arklow where there is a train station and frequent buses. Both are approx. 11 km away.
We hebben een mooie kerstweek (2013) doorgebracht in het huis van Emer. Het is ruim, ligt mooi aan het einde van een landweggetje en heeft een prachtig uitzicht. De grote keuken met houtkachel werd al gauw onze woonkamer, terwijl er boven ook een hele grote woonkamer is. De eerste dag was nog wat kil in bed, maar later deed de verwarming het goed. Jammer was dat er niet veel hout was en we zelf bij moesten kopen. Een prima huis als je niet teveel luxe eisen hebt en houdt van rust, stilte en ruimte.
Emer's big house in Aughrim is just lovely. It is in the most beautiful location in Wicklow, up on a height, so you have a huge panoramic view. The house inside was very clean and roomy (3 bedrooms and plenty of extra space) and has many beautiful, original details; dark wooden floors, big sash windows, interesting antique furniture, yet it is not too posh for a very comfortable stay. I stayed there with 3 girlfriends for a few days and we had everything we needed, including wood for the stove in the kitchen/dining/hanging-out room and good wifi. It was a blustery weekend and we were very happy and never cold. The fire was great and heating in the house worked very well. Emer is a very friendly woman who made us feel like we could ask her for anything. We all liked her very much. The location for exploring Wicklow could not be better. You are 5 minutes drive to Aughrim (which has a great restaurant and good pubs), 10 minutes to a very unique pub with nice atmosphere and good craic (meeting of the waters), 15 to Rathdrum with a delicious restaurant (Bates) and great pubs and a good shop, and 10 minutes to Avoca with it's amazing working, weaving mill that you can tour (very friendly weavers who explain everything), tempting shop, good pub and tasty cafe. There are so many gardens and walks from Avondale to Glendalough to the Wicklow way, just walk out your door! Her place is good value... especially for a week rate. She doesn't implement all that extra stuff like cleaning charges and extra charges for wifi. I also have a family with a husband and 4 kids and I want to bring them here, it's perfect for families. It would also be a great place for 2 couples or 2 small families to meet up as there is ample sleep space and 2 different big living rooms to spread out in. I am busy planning my next excuse to rent here again! I think it will be a repeat and regular event! I live in Ireland and have rented a good bit on airbnb and this is a really unique place, not to be missed!
Emer was a great host and made us feel at home in her lovely house. We definitely recommend her and her place!