Wicklow Head Lighthouse

Lighthouse - Entire home/apt · Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
Irish Landmark

This is a peace seeker's haven with inspiring and refreshing views of the Irish Sea. The landscape and scenery surrounding the lighthouse provide a perfect backdrop for a unique and memorable break.Wonderfully restored, warm and cozy- this is our most popular property.

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This is a peace seeker's haven with inspiring and refreshing views of the Irish Sea. The landscape and scenery surrounding the lighthouse provide a perfect backdrop for a unique and memorable break.Wonderfully restored, warm and cozy- this is our most popular property.

The Space

The Lighthouse has 6 octagonal rooms carefully constructed in the void that existed within the tower when it was first taken on by Irish Landmark. The arched windows set into walls which are a meter or more thick offer stunning views out to the Irish Sea and the surrounding countryside: all making this property a most unique place to stay.

2 double bedrooms
1 bathroom
Iron & ironing board
Electric central heating

Special note: 109 steps to kitchen which is on the top floor. This property is surrounded by sea on three sides

The Irish Landmark Trust acquired Wicklow Lighthouse in 1996, and set about conserving the tower. This involved re-plastering the internal and external walls, making and fitting 27 windows, wiring, plumbing, flooring and installing a water pumping system. When the stairs and timber floors were in situ, a series of 6 octagonal rooms were arranged vertically. Although the rooms are small, they have high arched windows set into walls which are almost a metre thick.

All the windows were newly made in accordance with traditional joinery practices. Double-glazing was used to counteract the high winds and exposed location of the lighthouse. Blinds for the windows had to be fitted, as it was required that they should be closed at night lest the lights from the lighthouse confuse ships around the headland. The arched head on the windows meant that special blinds were needed. These were handmade from various coloured sail fabric and attached to the windows with brass fittings. Because the blinds are flush to the windows, it means that the window alcove becomes a useable space, even at night when the blinds are closed.

All the walls were painted white, and this gives the building an almost contemporary feel. It was decided to furnish the lighthouse in a minimalist fashion. This was further consolidated by the fact that all of the furniture had to be either built in-situ, or else dismantled to bring it up the winding 109 steps to the top.

Because no one had ever lived in the lighthouse, there was no evidence as to how it might have been furnished. Therefore, the furniture selected is, in general, quite simple with a nautical theme. The mosaic tiles on the bathroom floor were influenced by similar samples found in other lighthouses.
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Guest Access

Sliver Strand Beach
Wicklow way walking routes
Powerscourt garden and waterfall

Interaction with Guests

Our House Manager : Mirriam Conway will show you around, show you know how everything works and then will leave you to enjoy this wonderful property.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1752 /week
Security Deposit: $140
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • This cozy property is tucked away on a quiet country road. It was full of personality. The property manager was lovely - she helped us with finding things and provided milk for our coffee in the morning. The bed was comfortable. The under-floor heating was luxurious. We kept the windows open a lot of the time because the floor heat kept the place warm. The fireplace is available if you get cold. Really there was nothing better than reading our books curled up on the couch while it rained outside. There's lots of restaurants in Bushmills and Portrush. We were very happy here.

    June 2014
  • The Merrion Mews was the perfect venue for me and my travel companions! After long days of sightseeing, it was such a relaxing and QUIET place to come home to. We spent the mornings in the kitchen planning our adventures over a pot of tea, then relaxed in the cozy living room in the evenings. Our host was able to be flexible to our travel arrival/departure times, and gave us a great orientation to the property and how everything worked. This property was much better than finding three hotel rooms for our group; the bedrooms were all comfortable sizes, and the kitchen and living room gave us lots of space to spread out. I would not hesitate to book this property on my next trip to Dublin!

    May 2014
  • The House is very big, unique,clean and ideal to explore Dublin and specially the Temple Bar region. Also Dairine and Shirley were very flexible about the check-in and check-out. We had a great time and would come back anytime.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Wonderful stay in this flat !!!
    It's a classical georgian flat with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, perfect for 7 girls !
    It is really well positionated : in Temple Bar, which means that you can do every thing by walking: night life, visiting college, cathedral etc...
    Shirley was very nice and helpful with arrival and departure's time.
    Perfect for a week-end or a week to discover Dublin !
    I would totally recommend this place !

    April 2014
  • Great house, nice, comfortable and warm. We were 5 friends coming from Paris and it was perfect. Only need to walk like ten minutes to go anywhere. We recommend it!

    March 2014
  • What a lovely, lovely place to stay in Dublin. So beautiful, full of character and charm, has everything you need and it's in a great central location. We'll be back!

    March 2014
  • This accommodation is absolutely fantastic! My friends and I stayed here for St. Patrick's Festival and it couldn't have been better. First of all, the location can't be beat as it is just around the corner from the Temple Bar where all the partying happens. Of course, noise is to be expected in such an area but we were fine with it. Didn't have to pay taxis/transportation all weekend (aside from the airport) because we were in the center of everything! Secondly, the place itself is incredible. Three floors of space, which was more than enough room for 8 of us! Loved the fireplace, and even got to use the bathtub! I can confidently say on behalf of my whole group that we had zero complaints about this accommodation and we would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much, Irish Landmark!

    March 2014
  • The house was really nice and wonderful. It is an old property but it is renovated, well decorated and furnished.
    We were 6 people and the only negative point is that, despite of there were 2 bathrooms, just one shower was able to use.
    We have spend very nice days during St. Patrick´s festival and the property was very good located to go to the center by walk.

    March 2014
  • We were six guys having a great stay at this large, beautiful townhouse. Shirley, the House Manager, was really helpfull. The only downside with the townhouse was that the water in the shower never got properly warm and the bedroms to were a bit cold. Luckily the fireplace in the livingroom weighted up for this. I'll definatly choose this townhouse the next time I'm going to Dublin.

    February 2014
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Irish Landmark is a non-profit organisation that finds interesting and unusual properties that are in need of conservation, and we give them new life. Since 1992, we’ve been turning historic buildings into truly special self-catering holiday accommodation. Our properties range from lighthouses and schoolhouses, to castles and gate lodges. As an educational charity, our primary aim is to conserve and sustain iconic buildings. That’s why Irish Landmark properties are living buildings, not museum settings. Irish Landmark always respects the history and architectural integrity of the structures we conserve, but we also ensure they have all the contemporary comforts you want in a holiday home.
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