The Garden Apartment at Swallows Rest is a large self-contained apartment on the edge of Wicklow Town. It offers spacious accommodation for 4/5 people
Located on the ground floor of the owner’s home the apartment is fully self-contained.
The Garden Apartment at Swallows Rest is a large self-contained apartment on the edge of Wicklow Town. The apartment offers spacious accommodation for up to 4 people. With a large private garden this property is ideal for families visiting Wicklow.
The kitchen is fully equipped and comes with dishwasher, washer/dryer. There is an oven with separate hob and a microwave. There is a large fridge/freezer. There is a table and seating for four in the kitchen
The double bedroom is ensuite and has a queen sized bed. There is also a 32' wall mounted flat screen TV with 'free to air' satellite TV.
The second bedroom has two single beds and a patio door to the garden. There is an additional shower room beside this room.
The large living room/dining room has plenty of space. Enjoy 'free-to-air' satellite TV (30+ channels) and a DVD player. There is a large dining table and seating for six people.
The large private garden has plenty of privacy for you to enjoy. It is mature and very pleasant to sit in on a fine summer's evening. Try dining outside with a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the mountains.
Wicklow town has an abundance of shops, restaurants and great pubs (some with live music every night). It is an easy 15 minute downhill walk into town. You might prefer to get a taxi home as it is an uphill walk back!!
There are some great beaches on the east coast of Ireland. One of the finest, Brittas Bay, is only 15 minutes away by car.
For golfers there are many great courses within a 30 minute drive.
The owners of the apartment live in the accommodation above the apartment. We are here to help and to guide you towards the best local tourist attractions. Dublin is only 35 - 45 minutes away so while you have all the attractions of a rural retreat you have the excitement of the city firmly within your grasp if you wish to spend a day in the capital city.
There is a large garden for guests to enjoy. We encourage guests to enjoy this as it is beautiful with plenty of bird activity.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be personally welcomed to the property and shown around. Although there is information on how things work we will generally run through everything with guests to make sure they are happy with everything. We are available after that for any questions. We leave the guests then to get on with their holiday.
We are located on the edge of Wicklow town. It is an elevated site with great views over town and surrounding countryside. Even with a country feel the accommodation is just 10 minutes walk from town.
Town can be easily accessed on foot or by car. There is a bus stop across the road from the accommodation from where the Dublin bus can be boarded. With a car there are a multitude of visitor attractions and places of interest.
Other Things to Note
Please read the reviews posted by some of our guests to date. I hope these will give prospective guests a good 'feel' for what we supply.
It is expected that the accommodation be left in a clean and tidy condition with all rubbish bagged and ready for disposal.
Smoking is not permitted indoors but outside you are welcome.
Spotless and spacious, Swallows Rest is filled with all that a traveller needs to feel comfortable. Just minuted from the town centre, it is quiet with rural views.
Ian is a genial and helpful host who is very easy to deal with.
Ian made us feel very welcomed and we had a wonderful time in his basement appartment.
Ian fue muy amable y nos dio toda la ayuda necesaria para pasar una semana fabulosa. Su casa es muy acogedora, amplia y limpia. Nos encantó latranquilidad y el bonito entorno natural en el que está inmersa. La primera vez que llegas es un poco difícil encontrar la entrada, por lo que la amabilidad de Ian para guiarnos y enseñarnos el camino es de agradecer.
Wicklow está muy bien ubicado para visitar localidades del este y del sur de Irlanda, así como la visita a Dublín, que es una preciosa capital europea.
Además de Wicklow pudimos visitar Wexford, Kilkenny, Glendelough y las montañas y también la playa, Britas Bay.
Great experience in a lovely fully-furnished and spacious apartment. A fully-operating kitchen and a washer/dryer are a significant plus. The setting is lovely--quiet and peaceful. Ian was helpful, friendly, and flexible well beyond the call of obligation. The place can be a bit difficult to find the first time unless you search for it by name in (website hidden) Maps, after which it is a breeze to locate.
Ian gave us perfect directions to Swallows Rest apartment and we were welcomed by his wife Berni. The apartment was below their home but felt very private. The apartment was well equipped, clean and ideal
for our two night visit to Wicklow.
We had a lovely time at Ian's and Bernadette's apartment. The apartment itself was spacious and well equipped. If you are planning to see the Wicklow Mountain National Park this apartment has the perfect position. We visited Glendalough which is just a couple of kilometers away. I would recommend a car for the visit though. We also visited the rocky beach of Wicklow.
We had some difficulties to find the apartment (probably due to the fact that there are no numbered houses in Ireland), but a short call to Ian solved the problem. It's on the right of the B&B on the opposite of the Montessori school.
Overall we had a great stay.
The apartment was huge, spotless, and far exceeded our expectations. Ian graciously picked us up at the bus stop and drove us to the grocery store so we could buy food before heading up the hill. The apartment is about a 15-20 minute walk from town with a beautiful garden/outdoor area if you're lucky enough to be there on a sunny day. There isn't a whole lot to do in Wicklow town itself without a car, and the traditional music is only on Wednesday and Friday nights, but there are some beautiful cliff walks you can get to by foot, including the ruins of blackrock castle and a walk along the beach by the harbor. With a car, however, this would be an ideal spot, as there are many places nearby worth exploring. However, the train didn't run nearly as often as we expected and the bus, which runs hourly is a good hour and a half ride to Dublin and doesn't stop at many of the places we would have liked to get to. Yet, this first air bnb experience was a positive one, and I would give Ian a perfect rating for accommodations and hospitality. I did omit a star due to some misperceptions about the ease of accessibility without private transportation.
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