A lovely little cottage set in a rural area that dates from the 1860's - it's original function was the local doctor's dispensary / surgery - it has been thoroughly renovated & modernized & provides all mod cons yet keeping it's original charm.
The Dispensary Cottage is a charming little home from home - whilst it has been renovated to the highest standard in terms of mod-cons, it still retains a lot of original features such as white-washed stone walls on the interior, original fireplace, antiques etc.
Our guests have access to their own private patio with a BBQ, patio furniture etc. They also have access to the large courtyard, 2 acres of gardens & paddock, treehouse & trampoline for the kids. Our gate are electrically controlled thus making it safe for children & pets. Family pets are very welcome to stay indoors with their owners. Oil fired central heating, solid fuel for the open fire, WIFI & Free Sat TV are included in the rate. We provide €5 towards the metered electricity per day which is monitored by a panel installed in the kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
We also live on the grounds so are always available to interact with guests, arrange excursions, provide advice, arrange lifts & to help in any way we can. There is a comprehensive guide for the best deals in local restaurants / festivals etc available in our guests information book.
We are located in a beautiful rural part of the South East of Ireland - Award Winning Brittas Bay Beach is an approximate 5 minute drive, the Wicklow Way surrounds us, & there are plenty of lovely parks & woodland walks in the locale. We have an array of pubs & restaurants in the vicinity & we are only happy to arrange lifts for any excursions. Wicklow Town & Arklow Town are approximately a 15 minute drive with plenty of amenities in each for both adults & kids. We are here to provide you with assistance to set up your itinerary during your visit.
There is parking available for over 10 cars on the grounds, secured by an automatic gate.
There is public bus transport from the main road which is approximately 500m from us.
There is also the Airport Shuttle Bus that drops visitors at the same spot.
There is a train service from both Wicklow & Arklow servicing Dublin City Centre / Bray / Dun Laoghaire. Lifts can be arranged.
Other Things to Note
We can provide evening meals & packed lunches for picnics with 24 hours notice.
We allow pets & they are very welcome to stay indoors with their family. However, we expect our guests to ensure that they tidy up after their pets for the safety and comfort of others, & we can provide the necessary equipment.
Smoking is allowed outside in the patio & garden areas & we provide the relevant equipment in line with Health & Safety Regulations.
We don't have many house rules but we would like that you leave the Loft
the way you found it, in deference to the next guests.
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Excellent location and wonderful host. This is a great place to check out all Wicklow has to offer. I stayed in The Loft and found it wonderfully cosy and warm. Sheena was welcoming and helpful. Highly recommended.
We had booked the cottage, but ended up staying in the loft which was fine for us. Sheena is very friendly and hospitable. The loft is very comfortable and close to the Wicklow hills and to Dublin.
The cottage is an interesting conversion with tasteful fixtures and fittings. It is located in the back yard of the owner's house and there is a flat directly above it and the floorboards creaked. There are no views except on to the back of the main house.
Due to a problem, the cottage had not been cleaned on our arrival and the nature of its location means it would be hard to keep entirely spotless - this is country living after all. Nellie the dog is very friendly and gentle and the cats are omnipresent too.
Sheena was very attentive, popping in frequently to check we were OK and taking our daughter to collect eggs. This wouldn't be somewhere to stay if you wanted total seclusion.
The cottage is a short drive from Wicklow with its famous Gaol, and Brittas Bay with its wonderful beach. But you will need to drive everywhere.
We had a lovely stay with Sheena. She was so flexible, accommodating, welcoming and friendly. We were attending a wedding but had our dogs with us ( as we had nobody to mind them at home)..and Sheena even minded them for the afternoon and evening, took them out for a long walk with her own dog and fed and watered them! We were just so grateful and thrilled with the friendly helpfulness. Absolutely best hospitality ever. She made us a pot of tea on arrival and was so considerate of my mother in law who just came along for a brief visit, out of curiosity as to where we were staying! The cottage is quirky with lovely touches, plenty of space and everything on hand. We had a nice sleep as the area is quiet and peaceful. The gardens are lovely and the setting and scenery beautiful. Sheena even took our 3 year old to collect fresh eggs from her chickens. Our kids enjoyed the whole experience too as the whole environment is very child and pet friendly. A reasonable price for a lovely time!
I stayed 2 nights at Sheena's place and it was one of my best stay while I was in Ireland. It was indeed a lovely restored cottage, like a mini apartment. We had a kitchen that had almost everything. The bedroom was clean and cosy, and I had the best sleep. The location was good, near to Wicklow National Park and only 5 to 10 minutes drive to nearby town with supermarket. Sheena was welcoming, friendly and helpful. And I have to mention her dog- friendly, adorable and disciplined (how cute!).
This cottage is beautiful but absolutely filthy. Every has cobwebs on it that have not been cleaned off in years. The dishes in the cupboards were even still dirty after been previously washed.
The duvet on our bed had brown stains?????????
Even the the out doors was very dirty cigarette butts even on the outdoor furniture.
Until this place is cleaned we would not recommend staying at this establishment.
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