SPECTACULAR CLIFF TOP 17TH CENTURY SEASIDE FARMHOUSE WITH OWN BEACH

Colin Brennan

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SPECTACULAR CLIFF TOP 17TH CENTURY SEASIDE FARMHOUSE WITH OWN BEACH

County Wicklow Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

A one-off comfortable period cottage right on the Irish Sea coast line

A unashamedly romantic secluded period farmhouse, “Park” has sea views from every room (from every bed if you want to be exact) and is set in a magical unspoiled coastal vista with an unrepeatable “get away from it all” atmosphere.”

A private holiday home and bolt-hole for the same family for more than fifty years, there is a calmness and a healing property that makes it perfect for honeymooners (not necessarily their first) and also idyllic for young children who might find they can explore the abundant natural beauty of the farmland and coastline with a nowadays unusual freedom.

The informal seaside style gardens feature ancient stone walls and extensive grassed areas and suggest the urgent need for a little more relaxation before indulging in anything as vigorous as a walk on the beach let alone a swim. There is a sheltered cove on the property and also rock pools and an amazing rock archway.

Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed here for three wonderful days and only left once for supplies.

Once you come here, there is no reason to eave, wondeerful weather, beach picnics, siting in the beautiful gardens drinkinmg wine, warm cozy fires at night - The Perfecty Holiday - Ronan and Sonya
Apr 2012
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Colin Brennan

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Reviews

4.8
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews
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Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96709
+00 44 (0) 20 7821 9936
County Wicklow Ireland
4

BEAUTIFUL OUT-OF-THE-WAY COTTAGE

  • 4 of 5
The weather was unexpectedly kind and we had a lovely week, hardly leaving the house, gardens and beach. We hope to return; it's a beautiful location.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96709
+00 44 (0) 20 7821 9936
County Wicklow Ireland
5

AN IDEAL HAVEN

  • 5 of 5
We felt that the place was just waiting for us. It is a true gem. The farmhouse is stunning inside and out and the gardens laced the sea views so beautifully. The house was so stylish and familiar in that the resonance from the antique furniture made it feel timeless yet comfortable. The kitchen was really well equipped and the cottage was clean and warm and the bedding was of a very good quality. Having a private beach was just amazing. It was a truly perfect haven.
Thank you to Colin for his attention to detail and for checking that all was well by phone when we arrived.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96709
+00 44 (0) 20 7821 9936
County Wicklow Ireland
Arlington Heights, Illinois
4

WONDERFULLY RELAXING LOCATION!

  • 4 of 5
Our family had a great time during our stay at the Park. The outdoor space is spectacular - complete with "pirate cave" down on the beach for little boys to discover. Although the historic farmhouse is restored and in may ways very updated - kitchen was grand! Well stocked with plates, serving dishes and silverware. Our only problem came from not so updated electricity for all the Ipads, phones and computers that all of us travel with nowadays.
I would recommend the Park for families that want a "getaway". It is a very relaxing place to stay especially if you don't need to sightsee everyday.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96709
+00 44 (0) 20 7821 9936
County Wicklow Ireland
5

UNVERGESSLICHE FERIEN IN IRLAND

  • 5 of 5
Dear Colin,

I have never written a review, so I’m just hoping it is what you expect and are interested in...

To start with, the house was absolutely great:
Everything was neat and in good condition. The beds were very comfortable and especially the living room with its fireplace very cosy! The kitchen was also nicely equipped – perhaps some sharp knives would be great. Furthermore it is very kind to prepare towels and blankets for the guests!
Nonetheless we did not spend too much time inside (only in the evenings) since the garden and the beach are so lovely!
Sitting at the outside table in the sun (as you said, we hit the weather jackpot!) surrounded by such a beautifully made garden was just grand. Having a beach just for ourselves was great, too! This green landscape around Park with no close neighbours – except cows and horses – has been absolutely the right place for all of us to calm down and simply relax.
Last but not least, your tips concerning visiting Arklow were helpful and we really enjoyed the city! All the people we met were exceptionally friendly and welcoming, too.
I must say, the description you gave on the Internet was not even a bit over exaggerated! The holiday was perfect in every way. Thank you so much for your preparation before our arrival as well as for the friendly call and your interest in our opinion afterwards.

Best regards
Anna, Ruth, Rebekka, Christian & Esther
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ruth,
That seems to be a pretty well written review for a beginner! Thank you and thank you all the nice things you have said.
I am glad you think our description of the property is under stated. We always like to think that our guests find things to be better than they were expecting.
Remember, if you ever need to calm down and relax again, you know where to find a welcome.
Best wishes,
Colin
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Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96709
+00 44 (0) 20 7821 9936
County Wicklow Ireland
Prescott, AZ
5

OUTSTANDING

  • 5 of 5
An absolutely fabulous location with awesome views of the Irish Sea. Set away from civilization, The Place is the place to go for a relaxing and quiet time. The beach was a great place to walk to look for seashells. For stargazers - we saw three planets and numerous constellations.

Colin and Fleur, the owners, provided awesome directions from Dublin; what to do for wifi connections; and a menu of places to visit and restaurants to dine. It is refreshing to deal with people who still believe in customer/client service. They were top notch in very way, even calling to check up on us.

The focal point of our stay with my two Irish cousins was the "old kitchen" with its huge fireplace and comfortable seating, and here is where we spent many a long night catching up on family.
What a way to wind down.

My cousins want to know when we're returning to Ireland,so that they can come back again to The Place with us.

Kevin Forth
Prescott, AZ
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96709
+00 44 (0) 20 7821 9936
County Wicklow Ireland
5

A RELAXING GETAWAY...

  • 5 of 5
A week away was just as I hoped - a quiet, comfortable, quaint house tucked away for peace and quiet to catch up with old friends. The location was beautiful with a path down to the beach for walking and and enjoying the days - either rain or shine. The picnic location at the top of the bluff was great for sitting to watch and listen to the surf, which you could also hear with windows open at night.
Information on the local area was readily available from the owner, and it was a great location to make easy day-trips to see the beautiful countryside and some other attractions.
The owners were very personable in their correspondence, kept in contact to make sure all was well throughout my stay (without being intrusive), and made sure my stay lived up to my expectations.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and I highly recommend this for others looking to get away and enjoy a beautiful slice of the Irish countryside.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Rosslare/ Dun Laoghaire
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Arklow
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Adjoining garden
Car: necessary

'Park,' the name of the property, is situated on the coast about four miles south of the town of Arklow which is the nearest center for shopping and a good choice of pubs and restaurants. Although secluded, with a town so close it could not be described as remote. It is about one mile off the road system at the end of a lane way with two farm gates which need to be opened and closed.

It is close to the Wicklow Mountains and the delightful village of Avoca where the TV sitcom Ballykissangel was filmed. Day trips to Dublin, Wexford and the charming City of Kilkenny are manageable. Russborough, the stately home, and the gardens of Powerscourt, Kilruddery and Mount Usher are all easily reached. The highly scenic valley of Glendalough with its monastic ruins is easy and rewarding to visit. Newgrange, the 5,000 year old stone-age passage grave, is a bit further afield but should not be missed.

For those who don't like an empty beach, the popular Clogga & Kilgorman strands are close by.

Other Activities: Garden visiting

Golf: The magnificently set Woodenbridge Golf Club, a leading parkland course of some significance described by the legendary Joe Carr as “Ireland’s Augusta” and “The most scenic golf course in Ireland, a hidden gem,' it is within five miles. Arklow Golf Club, a tricky but satisfying classic links course is even nearer.

There are many other course within east reach including Coolatin and Courtown.

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County Wicklow Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,600
 
 
Off-peak
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,250
 
 
Low season
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,000
 

Notes

  • A non-returnable deposit of 20 per cent per week booked is required to confirm a booking with the balance being due two months before the commencement of the tenancy. In the event of cancellation, the refund of any payments is at the discretion of the owners.
    The rents quoted are all-in. There are no taxes, cleaning charges or fees of any kind.

Amenities

County Wicklow Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Paper Towels
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom and shower room both have toilets and handbasin. There is no upstairs bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom with a double bed is upstairs where there are also two further bedrooms which lead off each other with two single beds in each A further bedroom with two single beds and a door to the outside is on the ground floor
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Some of the house is 17th century and it has been restored and furnished in keeping with its age. The bathrooms are however completely modern. A cast iron bath, power shower and electric towel rail were added in a 2011 upgrade to the plumbing. The kitchen is also up to date with high specification appliances and specially designed cabinets of locally grown and crafted elm. In September 2010, the farmhouse became the only property of its kind to be added to the List of Protected Structures by Wicklow County Council. Much of the furniture is antique but the interior is generally simple and easy to keep as is traditional in seaside houses.