About This Listing
2 bedroom mews house at edge of Powerscourt estate in beautiful Enniskerry; a short walk from the waterfall. Own entrance and garden, stunning countryside location featured in PS I Love You and Vikings. Heaven for walkers; on the 80mile Wicklow Way
Beautiful countryside on the famous Wicklow Way walking trail - 80 miles of mountain walks right on our doorstep. Perfect for hikers, runners, cyclists, equestrian or wildlife enthusiasts. Favoured Irish location for international wildlife and Irish culture photographers, filmakers and journalists. Beside the picturesque Enniskerry village and 45 minutes from Dublin city. Here is a little video of the area we live in - some of these shots done within 200 metres of our house.
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In the self-contained flat there your own entrance door and hallway, a large sitting room/living area, three steps down to the kitchen and dining area. Upstairs on the mezzanine level is a double bedroom with a stunning valley view from your pillow.
Down the hall there is a separate double bedroom, and large bathroom with bath and shower.
Guests have the complete flat/mews building with their own entrance. There is also a garden and small terrace for guests. Parking is shared with the main house and there is space for one car or sometimes two. This location is really better with a car - although you can walk to the waterfall and wicklow way directlyrte from the house on our quiet locals roadrunners, Enniskerry is 3 miles away along a busy rural road and is better (website hidden) jccxc
Interaction with Guests
However much guests want. We are always on hand for advice but let people do their own thing and check themselves in and out alone if they want - especially couples who want a quiet time away. On the other hand if you want to meet the horses, ponies and dogs we do lots of chatting around the stable with guests and children adore the chance for a pony cuddle! We have plenty of tips for local attractions, hiking trails and restaurants if people wish to get local advice. Transport times, international travel reccomendations or anything you request we have an answer!
Our neighbourhood is one of the most celebrated places in Ireland and appears constantly in television series, movies and advertisements both Irish, UK and American. We have even had film crews at our house. It is a rural location but 35 minutes from Dublin so hard to beat in terms of convenience to both worlds. It's a quiet, natural environment with farmland borderin onto our property. If you want to experience rural Ireland close to Dublin this is it. See ((website hidden)) for more information on our nearby village (5 minutes drive from the property)
We are 7 minutes drive from the motorway to Dublin (M11) at Kilmacanogue. 5 minutes drive to Enniskerry village by car and 15 minutes to Bray - a large seaside town with plenty of restaurants and entertainment. A bus service connects Dublin to Enniskerry and another service runs every ten minutes to Dublin. Dart and Luas rail services to Dublin and towns countrywide are also within 15 minutes drive of the property. We recommend you have a car to come here as its the easiest way to see the Wicklow county and move between Dublin, Wicklow and other Irish cities if you have time
Other Things to Note
You may see some cancellations in our review section where we had to take the flat off rental in Autumn '15 for family reasons. Happily we are back up and running again and some of those cancelled bookings (automatically posted by AirBnB) are still coming to stay with us.
We've no house rules other than behave generally you would expect us to if we were in your home. Children welcome and they tend to love the ponies! Smoking outside!
Check in is 2pm, check out is 12pm
Surrounded by the `Wicklow Mountains we had a very pleasant stay.
Der Ort ist sehr schön, um sich ein Bild abseits von Dublin zu machen. In der Nacht war die Unterkunft für uns leider sehr schwer zu finden. Das Haus an sich war sehr schön, aber es wurde leider nicht sauber übergeben. Die Fenster und Ecken waren voll von Spinnennetzen, dass man sich dadurch ekelte das Zimmer zu lüften. Im Endeffekt haben wir das Haus verlassen und haben uns eine neue Schlafunterkunft gesucht.
Suzanne's accommodations were exactly as advertised. The home was comfortable and complete with all of the amenities required - even towels for the bathroom. The setting is pastoral and quiet and very close to the Powerscourt Waterfall. We had a good time there and would recommend the place to all travelers. The only quirk we encountered was the heating and hot water, which guests do not control. The hot water system is on a timer, so be sure to tell Suzanne your schedule so she can adjust the timer accordingly. Otherwise, you may end up taking a cold bath in the morning. She can also adjust the heating from her side of the house to fit your schedule. Because the weather in Ireland changes rapidly, the timer settings for the previous guests might not fit your schedule, so be proactive about communicating your needs.
We had a lovely time staying in Suzanne and Philips beautiful house. As parents of 2 small children we found our stay a comfortable, warm and exciting one for us all. Our kids really enjoyed looking at the ponies and horse and the 2 dogs. And they also had access to a beautiful, tranquil garden compete with swings and a slide! Overall we had a really lovely time staying here and we would highly recommend it to any potential visitors.
Die Unterkunft ist schön gelegen in der Nähe des Powerscourt Waterfall. Die Wohnung ist praktisch für vier Personen, jedoch spärlich eingerichtet (z.B. Geschirr, Küchentücher, etc.). Wer Privatsphäre sucht, ist hier richtig. Wir hätten etwas mehr Kontakt geschätzt, um uns "Zuhause" zu fühlen.
Suzanne and her husband were great hosts, they had provided detailed instructions on how to get there and what amenities were available nearby. Although the property was attached onto the main house, it had a separate entrance and Suzanne respected our privacy throughout our stay. The surrounding area was beautiful but the roads to get to the property were narrow and uneven in places. Overall I would recommend this property as we had a wonderful stay.
About the Host, Suzanne
The area we live in is beautiful beyond belief and we hope you will find it as restful and unique as we do. Our 2.5 acres includes our main house, your mews flat and stables for horses and ponies. The mews has a double bedroom and a double mezzanine bedroom, a kitchen, livingroom and large bathroom.
Our house is on the Wicklow Way; an 80 mile series of hiking trails where you can hike uninterrupted over the mountains for 6-9 days (depending on fitness!). I'm a food and farming journalist so know the best of Irish food and countryside locations. I love travelling and travellers, and will give you any help you need on exploring Ireland and Dublin city. I've lived in Paris, Nice, Tokyo and London but my best travel experience was spent 20 years ago on the Laos/Myanmar border and perhaps on the best beach ever in Sumatra, Indonesia. Zanzibar and Syria (before the war) are also game changers for me as regards travel experiences.
As a TV producer and journalist I've also filmed and travelled pretty much worldwide. I've still not come home with a shamrock tatoo. #win
Come visit us and we'll show you the best pub in Ireland x