|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This beautiful newly constructed holiday vacation Dormer Bungalow with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 well appointed bathrooms + excellent formal/informal living is nestled in a whisper quiet rural/hilly/mountainous/farming community. The elevation allows for sweeping views across to famous Mount Leinster & the unspoilt countryside. The home will appeal to those who seek peace, quiet, tranquillity & picturesque landscapes (ideal if you are wishing to escape from the stress of modern day living).
The property is in close proximity to the town of Bunclody (River Slaney) & on the borders of Co Carlow and Co Wexford + just over an hours drive from Dublin.
Local amenities incl golf clubs (The South East of Ireland being a golfers paradise), fishing (River Slaney), hiking(Wicklow Way), cycling, restaurants, famous villages i.e. Clonegal (Huntington Castle) & Shillelagh. Towns - Borris, Carlow, Enniscorthy, Wexford + the historical city of Kilkenny (beer & castle).
Check out www.bunclody.net or www.clonegalkildavin.ie
for further infomation on the local area.
Hiking, walking and hang-gliding: Distance:The Wicklow Way. Traditionally the Wicklow Way is walked from north to south, beginning at Marlay Park in South Dublin and ending in Clonegal, Co. Carlow. The Wicklow Way can be completed on day trips, covering sections and can be a serious test of physical endurance'.
Picturesque Mount Leinster is the highest mountain in the province of Leinster, Ireland and is the highest of the Blackstairs Mountains at 796 metres (2,605 ft). The mountain is most often climbed from the Nine Stones, a landmark point at the foot of Mount Leinster, about 8 miles east of Borris.
Mount Leinster has been used in stages of the Tour of Ireland.
Mt Leinster is a internationally renowned location as well as being a multi-directional site for both hang-gliding and para-gliding during the months of March to October.
Special day trips: (A) Powerscourt House And Gardens is one of Europe's great treasures & Ireland's most famous house & gardens. Gracing the Wicklow Mountains, Powerscourt, a heritage property with a surprising difference, is one of the most beautiful country estates in Ireland.
(B) Altamont Garden, known as the most romantic garden in Ireland is an enchanting blend of formal an informal gardens located on a 100 acre estate. Whilst still little known, it ranks in the top ten of Irish gardens and is often referred to as 'the jewel in Ireland's gardening crown'.
(C) County Wicklow is rightly known as the Garden of Ireland, such is its majestic beauty in so many forms. Famous for the incredible mountain ranges that are contained within such a small area, Wicklow has many other attractions that add to the desire to explore this place, none more so than the village of Avoca and the famous 'Meeting of the Waters'. Avoca Village was the location of the very popular BBC television series “Ballykissangel'.
Just a quick email on behalf of myself and my Friends to say thank you so much for a wonderful holiday . Your home is beautiful and we had a ball !
We spent our boxing day to New Year 2014-2015 in this lovely cottage. Paul and Joe were lovely hosts and helped us a lot to get settled. As soon as we got the fire lit - the house soon warmed up and stayed toasty for the duration of the holiday.
Joe and Paul didn't rush us out of the cottage on our final day which was lovely considering our ferry return wasn't until 9pm.
We spent a fair amount of time in the golf course in the local village, everyone there was lovely, they served a nice meal and was great to walk with the dogs as there are some gorgeous views.
The local town - Bunclody, was very nice and quiet with some good pubs.
We wandered a lot to surrounding areas such as Waterford, Dublin, Carlow, Mayo etc.
Very relaxing - would recommend.
Amie & the Smith Family (not forgetting Billie & Pippin the dogs)
We had a great week in the house which was very clean and well equipped - ideal for a large group. With fabulous views and close proximity to all amenities such as golf, bars, shops etc., it was ideal. A bonus was that it is only a few miles from the Wicklow Way National Forest. Definitely coming back again!
This house is even better than the pictures indicate. It was new and clean and had a great view. The area is a bit off the tourist track so it made it an even better Irish experience.
Joe was very helpful. He gave us some great tips re. the area and showed us everything we needed to know about the house.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this rental.
We loved our stay at Mount Leinster View and recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting the East of Ireland (good weather is not guaranteed although we didn't see a spot of rain in mid-September).
The house is modern, clean, well maintained, very well kitted out, large (we hardly used the 2nd living room even though there were 5 adults, babies and a toddler) and has a lovely view from the front rooms of the house and the front garden. Paul was very helpful before our stay and Joe during.
As some of our party hadn't yet learned to walk or only learned a few months ago we can't rate any of the nearby hikes but highly recommend walks around the nearby golf club (which has a great bar/restaurant and WiFi as the house didn't) as well as visits to nearby Courtown (small but has a lovely beach and nearby leisure facility with play park, high ropes, laser tagging, a water slide in the pool open on weekends), Enniscorthy (quaint riverside town) as well as Wexford and New Ross slightly further out. Ferns is small but has a nice castle ruin with a free tour and a lot of history. See other reviews for more places worth visiting that are slightly further away.
Note: If you're driving from Dublin or the Airport be sure to pay the M50 toll or set up an account beforehand as there are no booths and you can get fined if you don't pay by 8pm the next day.
This house is a bright spacious and modern home, in a beautiful rural setting. The home is larger than it appears in the pictures, and we found it very comfortable. I would stay here again if I were in the area, and I would recommend it without hesitation. I would like to thank Paul for making his home available to rent.
Mount Leinster View is a fantastic holiday property, that comfortably accommodated our family of 5. The location is stunning and is a perfect base for exploring the south east. Everyone we met were so friendly and seemed genuinely glad to see and speak to you.(even every local kid waves as you go past in your car) Joe, who is Paul's business partner met us a short drive from the property and was very helpful with friendly advice to help our holiday get underway. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to holiday in the Wexford area. 5 stars...!
Mount Leinster View, Ballynastraw (or Ballinastraw), Bunclody, North Co. Wexford.
*****Check out www.bunclody.net or www.clonegalkildavin.ie for further infomation on the area.
Thank you Paul.
Other Activities: Hand gliding on Mount Leinster
Golf: Golf in the South East of Ireland .This region covers the counties of Carlow, Wexford, Kilkenny, Waterford and Tipperary and it could be described as Ireland's undiscovered golfing region. It has an impressive collection of courses, comprising traditional links, championship parkland courses plus hidden gems.
Local golf clubs include:
(A) Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club which is situated in 300 acres of breathtaking parkland in the former Hall-Dare Estate on the Carlow Wexford border. Newly opened in March 2009, it is already rated in the top 100 courses in Ireland by Golf Digest and is regarded the best ranking course in Co.Wexford. Designed by Jeff Howes the championship course runs over 7000 yards on the Banks of the River Slaney and has a wide variety of holes to satisfy the most discerninging golfer.
(B) Coollattin Golf Club, Coollattin, Shillelagh Challenging 18 hole course with scenic views of the Wicklow countryside & is an oasis of calm in a truly beautiful woodland setting.
(C) Powerscourt (East) Golf Club, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry.
(D) Killerig Golf Club, Killerig, Co. Carlow 18-hole Championship parkland course with exceptional views designed to full USGA standard.
(E) Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Country Club, Tullow, Co.Carlow. This 'masterful Christy O'Connor design will remind you of the reason you first swung a club'.
(F) Borris Golf Club, Deerpark, Borris.
(G) Carlow Golf Club, Deer Park, Dublin Road, Carlow. A championship 18 hole golf course
Ski: (A) The National Heritage Park at Ferrycarrig, which depicts the evolution of Irish history from 7,000BC to the12th century and the arrival of the Normans. The Hook Lighthouse is a massive 100ft structure that predates the practice of building stone lighthouses by over 600 years. The Ring of Hook Drive takes you through some beautifully scenic coastal roads and historic sites.
(B) John F Kennedy Arboretum - New Ross. The John F Kennedy Arboretum displays an extensive collection of trees and shrubs from temperate regions of the world, dedicated to the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Arranged in botanical sequence, it covers 252 hectares.
(C) Arboretum lifestyle, garden centre and restaurant, Kilkenny Road, Leighlinbridge, Co.Carlow.
(D) Brownshill Dolmen. One very unmistakable monument dating back to pre-historical times is the great Dolmen at Brownshill to the east of Carlow town. The dolmen has a granite capstone weighing over 100 tonnes making it one of the largest in Europe.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Aug 31 2014 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 30 2015 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.