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 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
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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Sliver Strand Beach
Wicklow way walking routes
Powerscourt garden and waterfall
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.
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.
This place is awesome. Its located in the center of the city. The rooms are bright and clean, the house is super well furbished and very cosy for cold grey irish nights. It can be a bit noisy through the night since many bars and clubs are no the same street. I would dev. come back again!
Drum Gatelodge is a lovely place, beautiful, comfy and cosy, not sure what more we could have asked for, apart from to stay for longer.
Such a charming and lovely place! The Merrion Mews sits above a historic mews (that actually still functions!) and offers such an authentic experience as a visitor in Dublin. The 3 quaint bedrooms, each filled with character, large kitchen with everything you need, and giant a bathtub to unwind were just what we were looking for. Jean was a wonderful host, from communication to punctuality, her hospitality was flawless. Location is prime, just a 5 minute walk to St. Stephen's Green and the shops around the area. Definitely stay here if you have the chance!
We spent new year at the Drum Gate Lodge in Bushmills. It was the perfect experience - beautiful comfortable and cosy!
Wonderful central location, though on the noisy side. Spacious accommodations which suited our large group well. The managers were helpful and responsive.
The house is very nice, spacious, clean and situated in a great location close to downtown. Even though we arrived late at night we had no problems at check-in, the host friendly and very helpful. I recommend everyone this accommodation ...
This place is amazing. Right in the center of Dublin, but still quiet and just lovely. The hosts are amazing and make sure you get everything you need. Check in was great and easy. The rooms are pretty and all in all its a great experience. I can only recommend it!
Beautiful property in a great location! It was perfect for our needs.
In the center of Dublin, suitable for 7 people (we stayed 5 people). We loved the place, the only thing that could be improved is the heating, the house was a bit cold.