About this listing
Sleeps up to 7 in 4 bedrooms described by The Irish Times as 'High in the Wicklow Mountains, just the most picture perfect example of a country home. It retains the 19th century cottage feel, but with all the comforts of a good home away from home.'
Get away from it all! This is the real thing - a beautifully restored Irish cottage deep in the Wicklow Mountains yet only an hour from Dublin. "Beautifully restored" said the Daily Telegraph. Located at the foot of Lugnaquilla mountain this is a perfect way of discovering the real Ireland. The Sunday Business Post said ‘A beautiful, traditional Irish cottage tucked away in a forested valley in the Wicklow Mountains, the 19th century Aughavannagh Cottage is lovingly restored with all mod cons. Located at the mid-way point of the Wicklow Way, it is an ideal base to explore nearby glens, old military roads, pilgrim trails and remote mountain routes - Glendalough and Brittas Bay beach are only half an hour away'. With a two night minimum stay,you have the whole cottage and spacious private grounds to yourself. The cottage comprises 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 7.
There are 2 beautiful double bedrooms upstairs both with great views and sharing a pretty shower room and w.c.
Downstairs there is a large twin room and a single
bedroom both sharing a bathroom with bath, power shower and w.c.
The magnificent kitchen is fully equipped with every modern convenience - electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and everything an enthusiastic cook would need.
The cosy sitting room comes complete with open fire, TV and DVD, iPod docking station, library of books and boardgames. The entire house is tastefully decorated in cool traditional creams and off-whites and provides an idyllic haven for rest and relaxation or a base for an activity break. Tranquility and peace and yet so easily accessible - its hard to believe that the vibrant city of Dublin is only an hour away!
You have the whole place to yourself! Guests have sole and unrestricted access to the whole cottage and grounds so you can enjoy the peace and quiet and the fabulous views. You are only 20 minutes to the fabulous lake and ancient monastic site at Glendalough and the whole area is perfect for hiking and hill walking.
Interaction with Guests
We welcome all guests in person to our Wicklow cottage - we show them around and are always so happy to share all the information needed to ensure a thoroughly enjoyable stay. We know the mountains so well and can recommend everything from hiking trails to great pubs and charming restaurants.
Aughavannagh Cottage is set in a dramatic mountain landscape with fabulous views.Many pretty villages (including 'Ballykissangel' of TV fame) complete with welcoming pubs and restaurants are nearby including Aughrim - our favourite. Woods and streams, deep glens and high mountains provide the perfect backdrop in which to discover the real Ireland.
The beautiful valley of Glendalough is 20 minutes away and the lovely blue flag beach at Brittas Bay is half an hour down the valley. The cottage is situated in a peaceful wooded glen at the foot of Luqnaquilla, Wicklow's highest mountain, which rises to over 3,000 feet.
In the local area there is golf, hill walking, mountain climbing, fishing, sailing and blue flag beaches.The cosmopolitan and vibrant city of Dublin is a little over an hour away.
A car is pretty much essential to enjoy Aughavannagh Cottage. The train station is just over 20 minutes away in Rathdrum with trains to Dublin and there is also a bus service from Dublin to Glendalough (Laragh).
Other Things to Note
Linen and towels are supplied as is a welcome pack of dishwasher tablets,toilet roll,detergent etc. The only extra charge is oil and electricity - metered and supplied at cost. Please note that we rent the cottage for a minimum of one week in the high season June 1 - September 30 and Christmas/New Year at our weekly rates and a two night minimum stay at other times.
We love this house and ask our guests to treat it with respect. It is not suitable for parties and is strictly reserved only for the number of guests confirmed on the reservation. We welcome dogs on request and ask our guests to smoke outside as this is a no smoking property. We also ask all guests to complete our standard rental agreement before arrival.