Aughavannagh Cottage is the perfect family friendly self catering cottage rental. This beautifully restored home sleeps up to seven in four pretty bedrooms and is ideally situated in an idyllic and private setting amidst the spectacular scenery of the Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin. This lovely cottage is fully equipped with every modern convenience yet retains the charm of a bygone era. Easily accessible from ferries and airports, this is the perfect venue for sightseeing, beaches, golf, hill walking, sailing and fishing - or just lazing about enjoying the beautiful Irish landscape.
THE IRISH TIMES said:
'High in the Wicklow Mountains, just the most picture perfect example of a country home. It retains the 19th century cottage feel, but with all the comforts of a good home away from home'
THE IRISH TIMES also noted:
‘Tucked away in a forested valley in the Wicklow mountains, the 19th century Aughavannagh Cottage is lovingly restored with all mod cons. Located on the mid-way point of the Wicklow Way, it's an ideal base to explore nearby glens, old military roads, pilgrim trails and remote mountain routes and Glendalough and Brittas Bay beach are less than half an hour away’.
THE SUNDAY BUSINESS POST said:
‘A beautiful Wicklow vacation rental set in a peaceful valley at the foot of Lugnaquilla mountain. Steeped in history, this unspoilt getaway is ideal for a relaxing break or an activity packed Irish holiday. On 5 acres with stunning views and tucked away up a leafy lane off a quiet country road, Aughavannagh Cottage is far from the madding crowd yet easily accessible to Dublin, air and ferry ports’.
Set in a peaceful wooded valley beside a little stream and with extensive gardens – you have found the ideal location for a perfect Irish holiday. This lovingly restored home comprises a fully equipped kitchen with a large old farmhouse table and oil fired range as well as a modern hob and oven. There’s a pretty sitting room with open fire, TV, video and stereo system. There are two beautiful double bedrooms upstairs and one twin and one single bed room downstairs - all with gorgeous views as well as 2 bathrooms -one upstairs and one downstairs. There's also a utility room with washing machine & dryer.
THE SURROUNDING AREA: The house is set on 5 acres with ample space for sitting outside, garden furniture and a barbecue. In the area there are many pretty villages (including 'Ballykissangel' of TV fame) complete with welcoming pubs and restaurants. The beautiful valley of Glendalough is 20 minutes away and the lovely blue flag beach at Brittas Bay is half an hour down the valley. Powerscourt and the vibrant city of Dublin are easily accessible for day trips to the Guinness brewery and Trinity College and further afield but easily reached are attractions such as the medieval city of Kilkenny and Waterford Crystal.
For walkers, the Wicklow Way is one of Europe’s most beautiful way marked trails. It begins just south of Dublin and stretches deep into the mountains, meandering for 100 kilometres through countless spectacular glens and valleys. Aughavannagh Cottage is ideally placed on the mid –way point, making it the perfect location for a relaxing holiday for strollers or more avid walkers and climbers.
THE WICKLOW MOUNTAINS: The Wicklow Mountains is one of Ireland most scenic areas. The cottage is in a walker’s paradise with many opportunities to get away from it all in beautiful unspoilt scenery. During your holiday in Ireland, whether you want a gentle stroll, or prefer a more energetic all day hike, there is always a wide choice of hill walking for every taste available. You’ll find that waterfalls, mountain lakes, deep glaciated valleys and the blue flag beach at Brittas provide a wonderful backdrop for your holiday. Deer, foxes and hares can all be seen in the quiet glens and kestrels, merlin and peregrine falcons can also be spotted with a bit of luck. If you want to rent a cottage near Glendalough, this is one of the 'must see' locations in Wicklow and is about 20 minutes drive from Aughavannagh. For those renting our Irish holiday home, it is often one of the highlights of a visit to the Wicklow Mountains and if being within easy access of Dublin matters, then the city is a little over one hour away.