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Unique And Charming Traditional Stone Cottage In Picturesque Surroundings

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5 in triple bedroom, double bedroom and bed loft.

Turrock Cottage is situated along the Wicklow Way, on the east side of Stookeen Hill, with views over South Wicklow and North Wexford. The cottage is within a farmyard, and close to the main house where we live. We are close to Shillelagh and Tinahely villages, and the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the delights of both Wicklow and Wexford. Avoca, the Ballykissangel village, is just 25kms away while Dublin is 70 kms away. Both the medieval city of Kilkenny and Glendalough are less than an hour’s drive away. An ancient oak forest, Tomnafinnogue Wood, is a beautiful place to walk, any time of year and the beautiful Altamont Gardens and Huntington Castle are always worth a visit. Horse riding, fishing and the Coolattin Golf Club are all available locally. No visit to Turrock is complete without a visit to the Dying Cow pub where you can relax and look at the views, hear some traditional music being played by local musicians and while away the hours. For walkers, we are on the Tinahely to Clonegal leg of the Wicklow Way and are close to the Tinahely loop walks which cater for walkers of varying fitness levels.

Our traditional stone cottage sleeps 5 in comfort but can accommodate 6 if 3 sleep in the downstairs bedroom. There is a triple room, a double room and a single bed loft above the wood-burning stove fireplace. The dining area/kitchen is very spacious with a high ceiling allowing plenty of light and is complete with a large Belfast sink and traditional pine dresser. The large dining table seats 6 comfortably on traditional Bentwood chairs, but will squeeze in more if required. The table is perfect for hosting long, lazy breakfasts and cosy, evening meals while the stove with its dramatic granite chimney breast heats the radiators throughout the cottage keeping it warm and comfortable. The kitchen is fitted out with dishwasher, fridge, microwave and washing machine. Local carpenters and wood-turners have crafted the many presses, worktops and lamp stands giving the cottage a warm, rustic feel. For wet or winter days, a CD/TV is available as well as a small library with a section of books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and Scrabble for those who crave excitement! A small sitting room with sofa and doors opening onto a raised stone deck continues on from the kitchen area. Outside furniture is available for those long, hot summer evenings when all you want to do is look at the magnificent views while having a cup of tea or glass of wine. Internet is not always reliable.

The bedrooms have exposed timber flooring while the kitchen and bathroom have traditional black slate tiles. The wet room/bathroom has a traditional Belfast sink and walk-in electric shower with stones foraged from Wicklow and Wexford beaches that massage your feet while you wash away the stresses of the day.

Sit out on the raised stone deck area and admire the views, listen to the donkeys serenading and the roosters and goat providing the perfect soundtrack to your day. Later in the evening, you may spot deer, see bats leaving their ‘batcave’ for their nightly flight; in early May you may be lucky enough to hear the cuckoo. Our hens and ducks provide perfect eggs for breakfast and our 6 ‘outside’ cats may come looking for attention. Hector the goat is always pleased to see visitors and Hamish and Alex, our donkeys, are delighted to see new people who might give them the odd carrot. Scooby, our dog, is very friendly and cannot get enough attention.

More Details

Deirdre Starr and Ciaran Sloan
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Deirdre Starr and Ciaran Sloan

After years of living in New Zealand, we returned to Ireland to find a place of beauty where we could live. We found paradise in South Wicklow. We are musicians, performing regularly in Ireland and overseas.

Why Deirdre Starr and Ciaran Sloan chose Mungacullin

We are surrounded by forests, hills and views of Lugnaquilla and Croghan mountains. It is an oasis of calm and amazing beauty.

What makes this cottage unique

The views say it all and you will want to return to Turrock again and again.


Mungacullin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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Unique And Charming Traditional Stone Cottage In Picturesque Surroundings
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 57 reviews

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Home from home. You have everything that you need

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Beautiful setting quaint cottage and amazing views. All you would want for a relaxing base to tour.

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived Ciaran and Deirdre made us feel totally welcome. The cottage was all we expected and more. It had views which were amazing the animals which were friendly and so much detail had gone into the decor to give it the rustic Irish feel. The area was good for touring but you could quite easy spend a few days here without ever leaving the cottage. The beds were comfortable and the spiral staircase an adventure. The hosts are excellent at what they do and I can't wait to my next visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Deserves 10 stars!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough good things about this home and our hosts!!! We have traveled quite a lot and this home has been our absolute favorite! The home itself is absolutely gorgeous, the decor is beautiful and gives it such a homey feel, we enjoyed fresh eggs and homemade scones and wonderful conversations with our host. The animals were a bonus! We fed the donkeys and played with Juno (the dog) and loved on Milo (the cat) and laughed over George Clooney (the goose). There were walking trails on the property and we so enjoyed the peacefulness of the place. My daughter slept in one of the lofts upstairs and loved staring out the picture window as she fell asleep and then awoke each morning. We truly hated to leave! One more thing I will mention, our plane arrived in Dublin at 4:30 a.m. We had been on two flights with one very long layover and none of us had slept. We explored the city until we just simply had no energy left. We weren't supposed to check in till 4:00 but we ended up arriving at 3:00. Personally, I would've been a bit put out at our early arrival but our hosts were so kind. Even though they were in the midst of cleaning up from their last guests, they finished quickly and welcomed us inside. How's that for wonderful hosts? Again, we enjoyed this place more than any we have ever stayed at and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best part of the entire trip to Ireland, staying at Turrock Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts, Ciaran and Dierdre, were so very warm and welcoming. Their farm, with wonderful and entertaining assortment of geese, ducks, chickens, two sweet rescued donkeys and much loved dog and kittys made our stay feel like we had gone back in time to a simpler, more peaceful way of life. Turrock Cottage was truly a lovely, beautifully restored home away from home and Ciaran and Dierdre were ever attentive to whatever we might need, whether directions and recommendations to area places of interest, to providing any essentials we might be missing, or just to sit and chat with us about the history of the place and people who had lived and visited there. Very warm and inviting - makes you want to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Susan for such a lovely review. Hosting guests such as yourself and Julia make us so happy to keep doing what we love. Come back and see us again next time you are traveling in these parts.
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Lovely country cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house is a lovely country cottage. With the most beautiful views. The owners are amazing friendly people. Oh and so are the animals

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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We had an amazing time and we wish we could have stayed longer.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful place in the Wicklow mountains. The host are incredibly welcoming and made us feel right at home. The kids loved the animals and our adventures on the trails.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $114.39

The maximum number of nights that we rent out Turrock Cottage is 14 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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