STUNNING LUXURY COTTAGE/VILLA POSITIONED ON THE BANKS OF THE AVONBEG RIVER

Jeanne McSherry

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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STUNNING LUXURY COTTAGE/VILLA POSITIONED ON THE BANKS OF THE AVONBEG RIVER

County Wicklow Villa Rental Photos and Description

3-bedroom 2-bathroom stunning cottage on 1.5 acres with its own fishing river

This villa (Cottage does not adequate to describe this stunning property of 1,800 Ft.of sheer luxury) with its own private fishing, private mooring for kayaks and canoes, timber decking and 200 foot elevated railed walkway along a section of the river leading to its own little 'beach' area positioned in the middle of the river with stunning close far-reaching river views down and upriver, ancient woodland on both riverbanks, in total and utter seclusion in these 1.5acres of landscaped gardens dotted with wild flowers, indigenous shrubs, trees and plants that is a haven for wildlife and songbirds with the river flowing through for over 700 metres width of the incredibly beautiful gardens that also has in addition its own stream leading down to the river with two bridges that bisect the gardens as well as a pond and its own family of pheasants wandering in the shrubbery with the occasional shy elegant deer to to be found also roaming through this wonderful habitat.

Enchanting villa in the Vale of Avoca: Hidden in a winding valley sheltered in what must be one of the most outstandingly beautiful scenery in all of Western Europe - the Wicklow Mountains - lies this truly enchanting villa that is set like a glittering emerald just above the banks of the River Avonbeg whose clear waters sparkle and gleam as they cascade and wind their way for over 700 metres through the one and a half acre gardens that surround and enclose this property with ancient woodland and wild flowers dotting these gardens along with wildlife such as the lilting songbirds, the butterflies, the bees, the river trout that abounds in the river and yet this oasis of peace and tranquillity has within a ten-minute drive, all the amenities, restaurants, pubs, shops, museums, historical buildings, arboretums, walks, craic and music that one could wish for if one could bear to leave this place whose soothing atmosphere washes away all worries restoring calm and balm to body and soul as well as a delight to all the senses.

The Cottage/Villa and area: The walls of this luxury cottage are over two foot thick: this stunning villa-style cottage was gutted, renovated and extended lovingly and painstakingly over a three-year period which works were completed in April 2011. The walls were forged from the river stone and Wicklow granite that was hewn from the local quarries, with the gravelled chippings around the cottage also coming from the same sources, the silver glints in the granite showing the history of the area which was once, in ancient times, mined for silver and gold and also the rich fertility and beauty of its land being a source of turmoil and possession throughout Irish history until the last century when peace was hard won by the Irish people whose leaders had wills of granite and hearts full of compassion, as do most Irish people, they brim with compassion and kindness woven with veins running with hard work and a sense of humour and twinkling eyes. The valleys and mountains of this area are steeped in the history of a proud people and strong leaders, both men who women who had dignity but who also knew how to laugh and enjoy life even in hard times, and they still do along with an unmatched sense of humour and warmth.

Attractions in this area of County Wicklow: Once behind the 18-foot high electronic timber gate, the sense of seclusion, utter peace and beauty is unsurpassed: however the local area abounds with many attractions among which are: Brittas Bay within a 25-minute drive, offering a broad expanse of golden beaches; ethereal Glendalough, the site of St. Kevin's monastic ruins and lakes; Charles Stewart Parnell's Avondale House, Parnell being the 'Uncrowned King of Ireland'; The famous Meetings pub; Avoca Wollen Mills, one of the oldest mills in Ireland that produces wonderful textiles with a fabulous cafe serving luscious food, all holiday visitors being given not just a warm welcome on their arrival by a very welcoming local lady but also with a selection of those same top quality wholesome Avoca foods freshly bought that day along with a great bottle of pink or white champagne and a bottle of excellent white or red wine too ; Mount Usher the beautiful gardens in Ashford whose centred in a square of chic shops/ cafes; Powerscourt Demesne in attractive Enniskerry village with its fabulous gardens, waterfall and stately house.

Horse-riding; canoeing; kayaking; water-sports; mountain-biking; swimming, fishing; sailing; Michelin-starred restaurants and lively pubs with music or quiet quaint pubs are all within a short drive.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Jeanne McSherry

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Pay with confidence
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Reviews

5
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Stunning luxury cottage/villa positioned on the banks of the Avonbeg River
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Stunning luxury cottage/villa positioned on the banks of the Avonbeg River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865118
+44 2036025521
County Wicklow Ireland
5

SECLUDED COTTAGE IN BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect place for a really restful escape, deep in the heart of Wicklow.
The cottage was equipped with very amenity you could want............the surrounding grounds were just stunning, with a private, secluded walk along the Avonbeg river.

We would strongly recommend this to our friends, and we would be confident that they would enjoy their stay.

it would be hard to find anything better..........excellent.

J. Davies
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Stunning luxury cottage/villa positioned on the banks of the Avonbeg River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865118
+44 2036025521
County Wicklow Ireland
5

WICKLOW'S HIDDEN GEM

Wicklow's Hidden Gem
  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from spending nine wonderful days at Brook Cottage. I chose this house because it was close to where my daughter was getting on March 8th, but we were not prepared for how stunning and amazing this cottage really is.
The atmosphere is so peaceful just what we needed during the build up to the wedding. There is everything in the house that you could possibly want and more, its so very very comfortable. If a house could "Hug you" that what's Brook Cottage. The welcome we received from Siobhan was just as warm and friendly, she got us settled in quickly and very helpful throughout our stay.


The gardens are fabulous, great for relaxing especially just sitting by the river or up in the Tree House with a glass of wine. When it was time to leave, we were very reluctant, but we will be back.

Thank Jeanne

Margaret & Ian Bland, Surrey
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Stunning luxury cottage/villa positioned on the banks of the Avonbeg River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865118
+44 2036025521
County Wicklow Ireland
5

SUPERCALAFRAGALISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS

  • 5 of 5
When it came to planning somewhere to go to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary my daughter asked where I would like to go and I said Wicklow as I hadn’t been there for 47 years! She immediately started to surf the net for a 5-star hotel and my wife was delighted. I pointed out that we had always had an annual villa holiday in Spain / Turkey because we preferred the freedom of a ‘home from home’ and thankfully the girls agreed to look for a cottage instead. I don’t know what my daughter Googled but the very first property she found was Brook Cottage and within 5 minutes we decided not to look any further as we felt we had found our perfect ‘home from home’.

My daughter checked the availability and made the booking for the week commencing Saturday 29th September and then unfortunately she passed over the task of paying to me! It was then that I made my first contact with Jeanne and found her to be a most excellent communicator, trying to please in every way and you could tell she was so proud of her home and make no mistake that is what Brook Cottage is. It is not the usual well presented, but bare, holiday let, which is the normal standard. Rather it has all Jeanne’s personal touches and items and it is furnished like a home.

On arrival we received a hearty greeting from Siobhan and after the preliminaries we got down to the important business of bird-feeding and having been appointed to the task I dutifully filled 7 feeders daily and was amazed to find that the predominant species by far was the Coal Tit. Famous pheasant only appeared once but we did see a heron quite a few times.

I was surprised to find that there was a very stable internet connection even though we were in the country and I made use of a little desk / table, beside a window in the kitchen to set up my workstation for the week – just like home.

I could now start and repeat everything that I have read in the rest of the reviews but what is the point when I can simply say that I agree wholeheartedly with the positive points in them all especially when they say that once that big electric gate closes you really wouldn’t care if it didn’t open again until you were going home! I’ll finish off by saying that Jeanne’s home exceeds ALL the villas we have stayed in on the continent – except that there is no pool but why have a swimming pool when you can have your own river!

J Ken Crozier
Dungannon, NI
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Stunning luxury cottage/villa positioned on the banks of the Avonbeg River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865118
+44 2036025521
County Wicklow Ireland
5

HOLIDAY VISITORS FROM U.S.

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at Brook Cottage with another couple in connection with the Notre Dame v. Navy football game in Dublin. We had an awesome vacation. Brook Cottage is ideally located near Avoca and other lovely small Irish villages as well as within reach for a day in Dublin. The cottage exceeded our expectations. The pictures accurately portray this beautiful, inviting, clean and serene oasis. The house was perfect and met our every need. The grounds were beautiful and relaxing. Siobahn, the caretaker, is as lovely, helpful and accommodating as can be and my interactions with Jeanne, the owner, renew my faith in dealing with people of fine character, whom I can trust though I have never met. There is no "downside" to a stay at Brook Cottage -- and I cannot say enough positive things about it in this brief space. Suffice it to say that my husband and friends and I will definitely return, and Brook Cottage is our new home away from home.

Debra & Bob
Rockport, Maine & Naples, Florida, US
Judy & Brian
Washington, DC & Delavan, Wisconsin, US
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Stunning luxury cottage/villa positioned on the banks of the Avonbeg River
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p865118
+44 2036025521
County Wicklow Ireland
5

LOVED IT !!!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful week, the girls and I loved every minute. The house was so relaxing after a day of seeing the sights. Everything smelled so clean and fresh. The grounds along the river were so inviting we never wanted to leave.
Thanks again,
The Peterson Girls
Morgan, UT. USA
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Stunning luxury cottage/villa positioned on the banks of the Avonbeg River
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+44 2036025521
County Wicklow Ireland
5

DREAM COME TRUE

  • 5 of 5
This is one of the most wonderful places we have been for a long time...and we have been in quite a lot with our children every summer.

This is like being in a dream., If anybody could ever imagine the perfect place to live and to stay , brook cottage would represent it.

Incredible place,awesome and beautiful garden. my children spend great time feeding the birds and spying some squirrel who was always trying to trick them. Miguel had his fisrt fishing lesson there and he enjoy with his sisters amazing times.

Jeanne welcome was wonderful and she showed us around. Siobahn helped us to find also the perfect places to visit with kids and without them, as she also babysit ted them. It was incredible time.

And I loved the place because every detail, every little corner breaths like Heaven.

Thank you very much and DO NOT DOUBT WE WILL COME BACK,
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Rosslare or Dun Laoghaire or Dublin Port
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Rathdrum
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Ashford/Rathnew
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Brittas Bay
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Ballinaclash or Rathdrum
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Aughrim/Brook Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Rathdrum
Car: recommended

Nestled in the Vale of Avoca in the heart of County Wicklow with its own very private riverside setting on the banks of the ageless Avonbeg fishing river in which trout abound, sits this stunning stone and granite restored cottage that was built for utter luxury and delight to the eyes and the senses, both inside and outside with the wonderful one and a half acre gardens brimming with birdsong, wild flowers, ancient trees and wildlife, and the sound of the waters of the river cascading by to form a beautiful space in which to sit and breathe in the intoxicating sights and sounds of this hauntingly beautiful property and gardens that has proved inspirational for everyone who visits this hidden gem, yet is only an hour's drive from Dublin and a few minutes' drive from all the amenities that one could wish for.

For anyone seeking utter tranquillity, privacy, seclusion and peace, this truly is the place which evokes an atmosphere of magical beauty that truly is balm for the soul.

Golf: Golf courses at Brook Lodge in Macreddin Village near Aughrim; at Woodenbridge Hotel and Wicklow Town.

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Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€575
€1,500
 

Notes

  • 50% of the rental payment agreed to be received within 7 working days on the acceptance of a holiday booking confirmation with balance to be received 2 months before start date of the holiday booking. 200 euros bond also required in case of accidental damage to be returned 7 days after departure.

    rental includes 'welcome pack' of locally sourced wholewheat bread, home-made jam, milk, free-range eggs and a good bottle of red or white wine or champagne; candles in the candelabras and tealights in the many elegant candle holders dotted around the cottage and verandah; toiletries in each bathroom and a very helpful lady who will be there to welcome you to the cottage on your arrival and show you round the cottage/ gardens as well as have the fire in the mutli-fuel stove if requested. Big baskets of logs/coal/firelighting materials included. Sky and Sky Sports; internet/broadband included as well
  • Holiday rental includes also perusal of hundreds of wonderful books covering numerous subjects as diverse as gardening, interior and exterior design, landscape design; Irish and general history; modern and contemporary art; astronomy, wildlife including wildflowers, birdlife, nature, indigenous the Irish landscape and geology; serious and humourous fiction, these all being the owner's personal collection for the perusal of holiday visitors.

    also for visitors perusal hundreds of cds covering numerous tastes from classical opera, to ballroom, romantic and Irish lyrics and melodies featuring older and modern artistes plus those from around the world; classics such as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, country and western music, ballroom, jive and Latin American music with everything else in between also provided a top quality cd/ipod/radio player on which to play them.

    also included is a wonderful collection of DVDS covering classic and contemporary themes.
  • For cooking aficionados, there is a top of the range Rangemaster stove with two ovens and an induction hob with numerous utensils, pots, crockery, ovenware provided and large quartz granite worktops to prepare them on and lovely selection of wine and champagne glasses; also a large microwave with in addition its own oven capacity and a tall built-in fridge as well as a separate very large freezer in the utility room (the utility room is separate from the kitchen but attached to it) together with a Bosch washing machine and separate condenser dryer as well as a separate sink and quartz worktop for washing delicate fabrics or for washing hands between bouts of gardening, hiking, walking, fishing, canoeing in the gardens or the river or in the locality the utility room being also the area for taking off muddy boots as well as a separate guest w.c. here which is very useful apart from the main bathroom and en-suite.

Amenities

County Wicklow Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 165 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Tiled Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • There are two bathrooms and a separate guest WC off the utility room near the main entrance. the main bathroom is tiled in light white tiles with an all-over white theme: there is a large walk-in shower cubicle and shower with a separate large steel bath; basin, WC and circular mirror that that has an inbuilt light which is great for putting on or taking off make-up, etc! there is a shaver socket in each bathroom also. There are also heated towel rails in each bathroom. The second bathroom is the en-suite off the main bedroom: it has a walk-in shower enclosure with electric shower; WC and basin. Tiled floors, again decorated in a clean white minimal style.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • The main bedroom has en-suite with walk-in shower cubicle and electric shower. there are double patio doors leading to small patio area flanked by raising planting area and steps leading into the rear gardens with views of the river - the river is about 7 metres away. The floors are oak with double-glazed windows; the room is decorated in a French romantic style with free-standing white wardrobe and matching furniture. There is a very romantic decorative brass bed. the room and the views from it are totally secluded and private. the bedlinen is cotton with French cotton and Avoca woollen throws. there is recessed lighting along with decorative bedside lamps. The second bedroom has double doors leading directly onto the flagstone verandah. it is decorated in a darker style with an Edwardian free-standing wardrobe; hand painted chest of drawers and dark bedside cabinets. The third bedroom have a lovely old brass bed and hand painted wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
This villa/cottage is located in an absolutely stunningly beautiful setting tucked beside but in a slightly elevated position above the Avonbeg River, one of the most famous rivers in Ireland as it forms, a mile further downstream the Avoca river after it merges with the meeting of the waters at The Meetings Pub made famous by Thomas Moore the songwriter who was inspired to write 'The Last Rose of Summer' when he was living in this area. The river - which holds brown trout - courses through these one and a half acre gardens for at least 900 metres with granite steps cut into the riverbank for dining by the river with a mooring for a kayak or a canoe built into the granite rocks whilst further down there is a winding elevated walkway with steel and timber rails that follows the line of the river for at least 150 feet and leads eventually to an outcrop of ancient boulders and a flat area which offers fabulous views both up and down river as though one were actually floating on it.

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