Our house is in the very centre of Newtownmountkennedy, a small village nestled in between the Irish sea and the Wicklow mountains. With quick and easy access to Dublin via the N11 and frequent fast buses, Newtownmountkennedy is the perfect distance to travel in and out of Dublin. We are 5 minutes drive to the sea and 10 minutes drive west to the Wicklow mountains. It is a great area for cycling and walking.
1 Double Bedroom
1 Single Bedroom
The 2 rooms for rent have a bathroom next to them which has a shower, washbasin and toilet. We provide clean, fresh sheets and towels. You are welcome to use our big country kitchen, sitting room and 2 bathrooms. There is access to a PC wireless internet, fax and printer. There are two gardens you can use. We have a warm wooden-floored multi-use space that you can use for yoga or other exercises.
I live here with my husband and our daughter. We have 4 other children who live away from home but who visit. We have a lovely, gentle dog and a cat. They mainly stay outside. My husband is the local GP in the village and I work part-time as a teacher in the local primary school.
The house is close to Dunnes supermarket, pharmacy and bookshop. There is a hotel across the road from the house which has a restaurant and also good bar food. There are chinese & indian takeaways within 50 meters. There are also two pubs in the village, one which serves good food.
This area is great for hiking and cycling and there are some beautiful places to visit not too far away one of them being Glendalough which is nestled in the Wicklow mountains. A monastic settlement, it has a beauty of its own with two lakes surrounded by forests and mountains.
We provide private parking for guests. Newtownmountkennedy is 35k south of Dublin. Our house is in the middle of the village, 20 metres away from the bus stop. The 133 Bus Eireann takes you directly into Dublin city centre every hour. The Dublin Bus No.184 connects the village to Greystones & Bray every 30mins.
Annick and her family were so accommodating. The house is so cute and lovely, and although we didn't have too much time to spend in the town, they had lots of great advice for things to do around the area.
The scones were delicious and we would definitely stay again!!
We arrived late at Annicks place and she was all smile and friendlyness. So was the rest of the family. We were offered tea and food on arrival, and after a nice chat shown to a nice room with a good bed.
The next morning Annick prepared us a wonderful and very good breakfast. The least we could do was was tidy up after us. And we are really sorry we couldn`t stay longer. When coming back to Wicklow we know where to stay. Thanks Annick. :)
We had the best time at Annik and Craig's home! The place, less than an hour drive from Dublin, is a haven of Irish hospitality, a true home away from home. The room was quaint, lovely, spotless, and appointed with love.
Everything, from the tea and home made cookies Annik made upon our arrival, to the amazing soda bread she made daily, through the pleasure of chatting with her, Craig, and daughter Kiri, made us feel very comfortable and welcome.
One thing to improve - this is a small village, so there's no sign saying 'Bishop' on the black gates leading to the house.
Talya and Ariel
I can't lavish enough praise on Craig and Annick for being such exceptional hosts (thanks so much guys for a great stay!).
It's a gorgeous and wonderfully eclectic home and the room itself was fantastic. I found it a great place to base myself for my excursions up the Wicklow mountains as well.
I would go back again in a heartbeat just for the homemade bread!! I would recommend it to anyone planning on staying in the area.
P.s. I haven't tried the Florida chicken reciepe yet, but I'll let you know how I get on when I do!
Annick, her daughter and her husband are very friendly and attentive hosts. We enjoyed our stay at Annicks beautiful place with a cuddly cat, also a cuddly dog and even two hens only a few carminutes away from the Wicklow Mountains and the beach.
We spent two fantastic days at The Corner House with Annick and Craig and their daughter, they are a lovely family and know well how to make their guests feel like at home. The house is so nice as well, cozy living room with sofas and big kitchen; bedroom was clean and well arranged and you would expect.
Newtown is a small town with it's own amenities but it's very close to other villages where you can enjoy the beach or a walk in the woods around Wicklow area.
This home and family are both truly lovely. Brilliant, friendly Irish hospitality.
Particular highlights for us were:
The farmhouse kitchen.
The homemade bread and jam and tea when we arrived.
We only stayed for one weekend but my girlfriend and I had such a lovely time and felt so relaxed and welcome we are planning to go back for a longer stay.
Staying with Annick, Craig and their daughter Kiri, really felt like home from home. The whole family, were so kind, concerned and warm. I would certainly come back to them again, whenever I visit Ireland. Thanks a million Annick and Craig, for the wonderful time I had with you.
The Bishops welcomed us very warmly.
They invited us to the beach for a walk and then showed us a place to eat. When we came back to sleep in the lovely bedroom, they made tea and lent us a water bottle.
Our time with them was perfect, even the animals were so nice ! Thanks a lot.
We felt so at home with Annick and Craig, we came in late after sight seeing and were welcomed with tea, flap jacks, and conversation. Their daughter was a treat, it was interesting to hear about her school. They have a dog (Apple) and cat (Lazy long cat), they helped with the home sickness (we were missing our dogs). We planned to stay one night, but the scones and soda bread convinced us to stay another (among many other things) LOL. Annick was very friendly and rather motherly in caring and Craig was fun and laid back. The entire family just put you at ease. The location was convenient; post office, grocery, and restaurants, in town. Dublin, Glendalough, Gray Stones, and the beach close drive. We loved it so much we were spoiled for the next B&B. It was our first stop in Ireland. They were very well traveled as well and had many stories to share. If we could, we would have probably moved in with them. ;-)
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.