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Swallow Barn Ballard Farm Holidays

Entire cabin hosted by Mary Denise
5 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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The host doesn’t allow pets or parties.
Swallow Barn is a converted farm building on Ballard Farm that has been host to families for over 30 years in the tranquil landscape of Co Wicklow. The original interior has been beautifully restored, revealing the original thick structural beams and stone work. This allows for a spacious yet cosy ambience, heated by a combination of radiators and a large Waterford log stove. Doors open out onto the farmyard, where the daily comings and goings of farm life can be enjoyed from your morning cuppa.

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Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Dryer
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys
High chair

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Brittas Bay, Wicklow, Ireland

Ballard Farm is situated at the southern part of Co Wicklow near to Brittas bay, the first of the many long sandy beaches which stretch down the coast through Wexford. We are ideally situated with plenty of activites to suit all ages near by.

Wicklow town (10 minute drive) is a charming harbor town with many interesting shops, laid back cafes, and a variety of quality restaurants and an excellent bookshop to stock up on your holiday reading. The historic town Gaol (Jail) is very popular with the older children, some evenings special scary tours are arranged. Other activities for children include a kidszone, bowling alley, swimming pool and marine activities. There is even a celebrity seal called Sammy who swims into the harbour for his early evening meal provided by The FishMan who stocks an excellent selection of fresh fish and seafood. There are a number of local country pubs all within a short driving distance that do meals also.

If you want to get out into the fresh air there is a selection of golf courses from par 3 to international championship courses within thirty minutes drive. World renowned Mount Usher (Robinsonian) gardens and Powerscourt House and garden are also near with many other gardens open throughout the summer. Horse riding is also a popular activity with plenty of trekking centres nearby. Bikes can be rented locally also, although note that whilst the farm enjoys a wonderful elevated aspect, the hills can be tough on the cycling legs so some cycling experience would be recommended!

Brittas Bay is the nearby coastline (6 km) with stunning golden sandy beaches and gentle waves, perfect for a walk any time of year. There is a small surfing school, with classes all summer and usually on the term breaks off season. And if relaxation is in mind there is an superb yoga studio just 3 kilometers from us. They offer a selection of levels and class types and dropins are welcome with a quick call before to check availability.

For the walkers out there Wicklow is a must with routes that will cater for all levels. Going west, inland to the mountains, Glendalough was one of the most important early christian settlements in Europe and makes an inspiring visit with many walking trails, for both beginners and advanced, starting at this point.

Dublin is only an hours drive away although most guests like to opt for the rail route which takes the same time but travels along the coastline.

Back on the farm there are bar-b-qs for your use and most weeks there is some seasonal activity happening on the farm.

Hosted by Mary Denise

Joined in July 2015
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During your stay
Michael and Denise Sloan live permanently in the main house. Farming is a 365 day job and they are always on site if you have any questions or would like to know more about the farming life. They are very welcoming and have been hosting holiday makers for over 30 years now, with many guests returning year after year.

We provide kitchen essentials for cooking including a continental breakfast at the start of your stay. This includes cereal, bread, butter, juice, tea, coffee, milk, fresh eggs and usually a pot of homemade marmalade or jam if Michael Sloan hasn't polished off the last pot!
Michael and Denise Sloan live permanently in the main house. Farming is a 365 day job and they are always on site if you have any questions or would like to know more about the far…
Mary Denise is a Superhost
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Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
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