An idyllic mountain setting to experience the fabulous Irish scenery on the doorstep.Winter breaks!
Beautiful Restored Wicklow Holiday Cottage
Beautiful Restored Wicklow Holiday Cottage

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

4 Bedrooms

5 Beds

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

4 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

'Beautifully Restored' said The Daily Telegraph.Sleeps up to 7 in 4 bedrooms & described by The Irish Times as 'High in the Wicklow Mountains a 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.' Old world style with modern conveniences. Telephone and TV, fully equipped kitchen,central heating, open fireideal for hiking, hill walking and relaxing!

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $231
Weekend Price: $196 / night
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The space

Get away from it all ! This is the real thing - an amazing Irish holiday cottage deep in the Wicklow Mountains yet only an hour from Dublin. "Beautifully restored" said the Daily Telegraph newspaper. 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'. 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 a 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!

Guest access

You have the whole place to yourself! Total privacy and real beauty. 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 area is perfect for hiking and hill walking or just relaxing!

Interaction with guests

We welcome our 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 time at Aughavannagh Cottage. And then when we're gone you have total privacy for your entire stay!

We know the mountains so well and can recommend everything from hiking trails to great pubs and charming restaurants.

The neighborhood

Aughavannagh Cottage is set in a dramatic mountain landscape with fabulous views. Perfect for hiking, mountain climbing, hill walking and enjoying the outdoors. There are pretty villages and welcoming pubs and restaurants 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 1000 metres behind the cottage.

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.

Getting around

A car is highly recommended 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). Taxis are available locally if you are enjoying the Guinness. Do let us know how we can help you plan your visit - we'd be delighted to help you plan a great break!

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 at both Christmas and New Year at our weekly rates. There is mobile coverage in the garden. We don't have WiFi at the cottage but it is available locally. Our guests enjoy the peace and quiet of this gorgeous location!
Please ensure a printed copy of directions to ensure you find the cottage easily - sat nav is insufficient!

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

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. Aughavannagh Cottage is about one hour from Dublin.
Please make sure you have a printed copy of directions so you enjoy the drive and find us easily- we are happy to supply you with these.
We look forward to welcoming you to our lovely cottage and helping you make sure you have a lovely stay.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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49 Reviews

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Jane User Profile
May 2017
We stayed in David's beautiful home together with our 9-month old infant and another couple with their three year old son. The house is situated in the most scenic valley and an ideal get away from city living. It was perfectly equipped for kids with a selection of books and board games and a cozy living room with an open fire for us parents to enjoy a glass of wine. This is cleary a much loved home and David made us feel very welcome. He was readily available to answer any questions we had and arrangements were easy and efficient. We would love to return, ideally for a longer stay next time.

Heather User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful location, lovely cottage, fine accommodation. Very good overall.
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thank You Heather!
April 2017

Gill User Profile
April 2017
What a beautiful cottage to get away from it all. Couldn't recommend it more, had a lovely weekend here
David User Profile
Response from David:
We're delighted you had such a lovely time at Aughavannagh Cottage and we hope to welcome you back to the Wicklow Mountains at some stage in the future.
April 2017

Daniel User Profile
April 2017
Great communication, fantastic house!

Merritt User Profile
March 2017
David's cottage is absolutely lovely. My family's favorite place so far in Ireland!
David User Profile
Response from David:
We're so delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to Welcome you back to Aughvannagh Cottage in the future!
March 2017

Joan User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful place and stunning views, well worth a visit
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to welcome you to Aughvannagh Cottage at some time the future!
March 2017

Sally User Profile
February 2017
My friends and I had a great weekend in David's cottage. It is very cosy and well equipped and it really is off the beaten track!
David User Profile
Response from David:
Thanks Sally - it was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to welcome you back to Aughavannagh Cottage and the Wicklow Mountains some time in the future!
February 2017

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David User Profile

I love the Wicklow Mountains and I know the area very well. I restored Aughavannagh Cottage and I have a real passion for Wicklow and its landscape. I'm always delighted to share with guests all the tips we have for getting the best out of Wicklow and indeed the whole of Ireland. Being a Dubliner born and bred I also know the city - which is only an hour away from the cottage. So whether you want an activity holiday walking and hiking the hills, want to laze about and hunt down the best Guinness or combine a country and city vacation I am happy to help make yours a memorable trip. If you are planning on climbing Lugnaquilla I'd also be delighted to help you plan your ascent!

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