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.
A keen outdoor enthusiast who loves walking,hiking and climbing Wicklow's Mountains or exploring the many walks and trails that run through the county. A great local knowledge of all the many things to see and do both locally and throughout Ireland - delighted to help you plan your visit to Wicklow and to help you get the most out of your stay whether you want an activity packed holiday or a more relaxing visit.
The location is stunningly beautiful and yet easily reached from Dublin with its airport and ferry terminals or indeed from other parts of Ireland. Aughavannagh Cottage is full of charm.
As kids growing up in Dublin we had the Wicklow Mountains on our doorstep. Whenever we could we were up in the mountains hiking, riding and just lapping up the gorgeous scenery - or down on the coast at Brittas swimming, kayaking or sailing. Barbecues and picnics were always on the agenda and we grew to know and love the mountains. When the opportunity arose to buy and renovate Aughavannagh Cottage we just couldn't resist!
It was a labour of love and now that it has been fully restored we stay as much as we can ourselves.
Despite our obvious bias, the location at the foot of Lugnaquilla Mountain is stunning. The sound of the stream in the morning, the smell of breakfast from the kitchen and the promise of a great day ahead all make waking up in Aughavannagh Cottage such a pleasure. We love that the house has character and that it avoids the sadly 'soulless' modernity of much purpose built holiday accommodation. The fact that Dublin is easily reached is also a huge bonus - meaning that you can visit the city and all its' attractions without a long and tiring drive.
The surrounding area is fabulous - walking and hiking, pints in the great pub over the pass in Glenmalure, coffee and pastries in the pretty village of Aughrim only a short drive away or a wilderness hike in the hills above the cottage. We have a huge antique pine kitchen table in the kitchen and its where all the plans for the day are made. When the day is done and its time to sit down we often stay put at the kitchen table despite the lovely fire in the adjacent sitting room. Inevitably a bottle is opened, the cards come out and stories are told and shared!
Aughavannagh Cottage was recently described by The Irish Times as ‘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 Sunday Business Post said ‘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 is 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’.
These accolades highlight what is so special about Aughavannagh Cottage. The location is superb - stunning unspoilt scenery, an idyllic private setting and a host of things to see and do all conveniently reached from the cottage.
The cottage itself has been sensitively and tastefully restored, keeping its character and unique ambiance. Yet the clever design and high quality fit-out means that all modern conveniences are at your disposal - including high quality appliances and a wide range of kitchen equipment for example - meaning this really is a 'home from home'.
In conclusion this cottage really stands out - a perfect location, easily reached and close to a range of visitor attractions - yet as the press reviews highlight it also is full of character and is a genuine Irish home. We're delighted to advise and help you plan your holiday to the area and to tell you everything you need to know about the cottage, the immediate location and all the things to see and do in Wicklow and further afield. We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you to Aughavannagh.