About the property
- Cottage1022 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Child friendly family base for 6 with easy access to Dublin & Wicklow & Wexford
The Little Green House is an extended centrally heated terraced cottage equipped with fibre Wi-Fi and sleeping 6 (+baby) in three bedrooms and set up as a warm, comfortable and fully equipped base for exploring Dublin, and the Counties of Wicklow and Wexford all the year round.
Despite its compact frontage, the front door opens onto a light and spacious open plan ground floor, providing a relaxing seating area with sofa and chairs facing an open gas fire and a television with satellite and DVD . Additional chairs are provided at the other end, where prints of Wicklow landscapes by a local artist, Stanley Pettigrew, are displayed.
This leads through to the dining area set within an 'L' shaped kitchen fitted out with full sized equipment including cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave and all the necessary utensils, crockery and cutlery to provide for the preparation and cooking of full meals for our guests and their visitors.
The ground floor is completed by a toilet and shower room beside the stairs leading to the upper floor, which comprises one double bedroom, facing the garden and two twin bedrooms facing the street and the family bathroom, incorporating a bath with shower over, toilet and hand basin.
The back door from the kitchen opens onto the fenced patio with garden furniture in the seating area. Access through a gate leads down the terraced garden, planted with shrubs and surrounded by hedges for greater privacy with an off street parking space accessed from the road behind.
The cottage is located on the edge of the old part of Wicklow town, which provides all the resources of a country town, combined with easy access from Dublin, the airport and the counties of Wicklow and Wexford using road, rail and bus. An express bus 133 (hourly service) connects Dublin airport, Dublin city and places en route directly to within 50m of the front door.
Local places to explore include:
• The Port and the ruins of the Black Castle overlooking it (15 mins walk).
• Wicklow Gaol - re-enacting the story of Irish emigration and deportation (10 mins walk).
• The Vartry lakes - a local nature reserve (1 mile, 20 mins walk)
• Beaches - the Murrough, a 1.5 mile long grass backed stony beach to the north ( 1 mile, 20 mins walk) and the Town beach - a small stone/sand beach to the south (1.5 miles, 30 mins walk). Further down the coast, Brittas Bay offers long stretches of sand and areas for swimming under lifeguard supervision (8 miles, 15 mins drive).
• Walks - up the Murrough to Bray or down from the Black Castle along the cliffs passing Lime Kiln bay, home to grey seals, to the old lighthouse and onto Brittas Bay.
• Golf - the nearest course is Wicklow 18 hole Golf Course (1mile, 20 mins). 25 courses within County Wicklow.
• Childrens' Playground and small tennis court (150m, 5 mins).
If it is wet:
• Kidszone (childrens' indoor softplay area) and Bowling alley (2 miles along Dublin Road)
• Swimming Pool and gym - hourly sessions 1.5 miles along Station Road
• Library (free internet access using own or library computers) (10 mins walk)
Other local activities:
• Eating out/Takeaway - a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, take-aways and cafes in the town to suit all tastes (all within walking distance)
• Shopping - Department store, choice of three supermarkets, smaller Boutique shops
• Sea Trips - either fishing or sightseeing - with Chris Dunne from the port.
• Sea swimming - off the New Pier (1 mile, 20 mins)
• Sea Angling - either off the Murrough or using boats hired from Wicklow Marine on the Murrough.
• Eating out/Takeaway - a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, take-aways and cafes in the town to suit all tastes (all within walking distance)
Other local resources:
• Car hire - Sinnotts Garage - on the Dublin Road (2 miles)
• Cycle hire - Town or Mountain bikes -
• Kayak/canoe hire - Wicklow Marine on the Murrough (25 mins walk)
• Fishing Boat Hire - Wicklow Marine on the Murrough (25 mins walk)
• Taxis - easily available in the town
• Train station - trains to Dublin or Rosslare - not very frequent service but very picturesque routes (2 miles)
• Express bus 133 to Dublin (hourly) - terminus (10 mins walk)/nearest bus stop 50m.
• Tourist office - national - Failte Ireland- Fitzwilliam Square (15 mins walk)
• Tourist office - local - www.visitwicklow.ie. Office on the Murrough.
• Banks - a choice of AIB Bank and Bank of Ireland in the town - both in the Main Street.
Exploring further afield:
• Dublin - accessible by car, train and bus or a combination of these
All the highlights of Ireland's capital including:
• Trinity College and the Book of Kells
• Guiness Brewery
• Temple Bar
• Irish Writers Museum
• Abbey Theatre
• and many more outside Dublin
• Glendalough - an early Irish monastic settlement (18 miles)
• Avondale House - home of Charles Stuart Parnell - Rathdrum
• Avoca - home to 'Ballykissangel' and the famous Handweavers - also at Kilmacanogue on way to Dublin.
• Scenic Gardens at Mount Usher (4 miles), Powerscourt (17 miles), and National Garden Exhibition Centre (10 miles)
• The Wicklow Way - a long distance footpath, accessible from Roundwood (11 miles) or Glendalough or other intermediate points
• Horse riding at Ashford (6 miles)
• Golf - 25 courses within County Wicklow (9 within 10 mile radius). Championship courses at Druids Glen & Heath (10 miles) and the European (12 miles). The nearest 18 hole courses are Wicklow (1 mile) and Blainroe (4 miles) Others include 18 or 9 hole and par 3 courses with further details on visitwicklow.ie
• Walking - climb Greater Sugarloaf from above Glenview (Kilmacanogue)
- explore the Eagles Nest above Bray and walk along the cliff path
- self guided walks with details from visitwicklow.ie
- Sculpture Woods and Waterfall at the Devils Glen above Ashford
- visit Tinahely and try their self guided local walks
• Trout Fishing - Annamoe trout farm
• Shopping - Dundrum Shopping Centre (Ireland's premier centre) and then catch the Luas (Tram) into Dublin City centre.
• Cinema - Bridgewater Shopping Centre in Arklow - multi screen complex.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, I can answer e-mails received in French and German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Pat Taverner
I was brought up and lived in the town of Wicklow, and only left Ireland to pursue post graduate education in Scotland. Here I met my husband, never to return again to live in Ireland.
Pat Taverner purchased this Cottage in 1989
Why Pat Taverner chose Wicklow
This cottage, although not my family home, was bought and has been set up as a second home for my family and is used on a regular basis by the various generations of our family.
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage has a very compact frontage, but having been extended, offers a very well equipped and warm family orientated base for exploring Dublin, and the Counties of Wicklow and Wexford .These offer vistas and activities from the mountains in the west to the beaches on the East coast and all places between with all the beauty within 'The Garden of Ireland'.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Two Fabulous Weeks in a Perfect Holiday Location
We just arrived back after spending two weeks at the wonderful „Little Green House“ in Wicklow. The Cottage was spacious, spotless clean, cosy and very welcoming, whereby Mary (the friendly and warmhearted keyholder) had ensured that everything was to our complete satisfaction. The Cottage at large and especially the kitchen is equipped with everything (and even more) we needed.
Wicklow Town was also very nice and friendly and provided to all our needs – especially the staff at the Tourist Office is very kind and helpful. The coastline to the south is spectacular, don’t miss the cliffwalk, you will probably be able to spot grey seals in the sea. We also had a wonderful time exploring the Wicklow Mountains, for which this place is an ideal location.
We had a wonderful holiday and would like to recommend this cottage to anyone.
Anouk, Diana and Peter
We are very pleased that these three share our enthusiasm for the countryside and wildlife of Wicklow and underline using the cottage as a base for exploring this area of Ireland. They also compliment the attention given to our guests by our keyholder Mary and the resources provided in the cottage.,
The property has every thing you need it really is a home from home would highly recommend
This property is in a great location a few miles to the local beach 5mins walk into town very near to M11 which makes it ideal to explore nearby towns . Mary is wonderful and really helpfull
We are very pleased that Jacqui found our keyholder so helpful and our cottage so very homelike. Its location ensured that it was very suitable as a base for exploring the local area with its easy access to the main road (N11) to Dublin and the south east.
Little green house
Great base for visiting a lovely county ,clean comfortable cottage amazing how roomy inside .
We are very pleased that Pat, as a repeat guest, continues to find our cottage a very good base from which they can continue to enjoy the town and County of Wicklow. They also confirm that our cottage's outside appearance belies the space available within for families and groups.
Happy and sad in Wicklow Town
We have rented many cottages here in Ireland -- some good, some not so good but everyone of them had a hairdryer. Every woman with long or short, curly or straight hair needs a hairdryer. I stopped bringing my own after a cottage owner told us she suffered a fire from an American-style hairdryer. She lost 6 months of revenue from her rental while her place was being repaired.
After a long day of sight-seeing, it would have been nice to relax on those comfortable-looking sofas, except that they weren't comfortable.
It would have been nice to have a clothes dryer too.
Wicklow Town and area was a pleasant surprise to explore.
We are pleased you enjoyed visiting Wicklow but sorry that you were not happy with the accommodation. We take comments very seriously and as a result have not had any negative feed back in the last 2 years. I have spoken to Mary, our keyholder who said you had assured her everything had been fine. Had you asked her for a hair dryer she could have provided one but has only been asked for it a maximum of twice over the years as the majority of our guests bring their own. We were surprised about the comments relating to the lack of tumble dryer - the web site makes clear we provide washing machine and dish washer but does not mention a tumble dryer. Washing dries very quickly on the clothes line outside and we provide a clothes drier for indoors - the cottage is centrally heated and there is also an airing cupboard. We find these arrangements more than adequate when we stay. As we provide a lot of crockery and cooking utensils we prioritise the dish washer. We hope you found the second venue more suited to your requirements.
more than a holiday home
The cottage is more like a home from home, it had everything anyone needs and more, the children were happy that it had WiFi to enable them access to their favorites on YouTube, only thing lacking is a tumble drier for rainy days.
It is in a great area for exploring the countryside and a regular bus service into Dublin one way and Arklow the other. I'd definitely stay here again.
We are very pleased that our guests found our cottage so very appropriate for what they were looking, and had such a wonderful holiday. They have highlighted the ease of access to Dublin and Arklow by bus, and the countryside to be explored around Wicklow.
We note the comment about the tumble dryer and will relook at providing one in our cottage, whilst fibre based Wi-Fi is provided for our guests use.
THELITTLE GREEN HOUSE, WICKLOW
The house is clean and friendly in a perfect location for exploring County Wicklow
and Dublin. The bus stop outside is Ideal
for Popping into Dublin and Wicklow Town has fine restaurants and pubs (all within easy walking distance).
Just enjoyed our second year of spending a month in the property.
We are very pleased that Elizabeth had chosen to come again and found our cottage still met her expectations and provided her with a good base for an extended stay.
Wicklow Town provides a wide range of shopping, eating and drinking and leisure activities as well as easy access to the counties of Wicklow and Wexford and Dublin including:
In town: Playground/tennis court 150m,
On Dublin road: Kidszone Childrens' soft play & Indoor Bowling 2miles, Leisure Centre/Swim/Gym 1.5 miles,
Harbour: sea swimming 1 mile
Dunbar Road: 18 hole Wicklow Golf Club 1.5 miles
Murrough Road: Boat hire Kayaks & small fishing boats 1.3 miles
Wicklow Gaol - tourist attraction - 10mins walk.
Harbour : South Quay- 15 mins walk. Seal feeding & Fish Cookery (Watch, Drink & Eat) and seafood restaurant (Mr Fish).
Town centre for pubs/restaurants/shops - Choice of over 25 restaurants of all tastes, over 10 pubs - 10 mins walk.
Golf: 25 courses in County Wicklow - 9 within 10 mile radius.
Beaches: Brittas Bay sandy - 10 miles: Town Beach shingle - 1 mile: Murrough shingle/turf - 1,5 miles.
Walking: Coastal paths to north & south; Inland woods and hills; long distance Wicklow Way.
Riding: Tuition and pony trekking above Ashford - 6 miles.
Fishing: Sea fishing from either a boat (hire or charter) or off piers/Murrough - 1 mile: Inland on rivers and reservoirs.
Arklow (shopping centre and multi screen cinema) - 16m car/bus.
Glendalough - early monastic settlement - 18m car/bus.
Dublin - 30m car/bus/train. Express bus 133 from outside cottage to Dublin every hour.
Wexford - 60m car.
Award winning Gardens, - Mount Usher (Rathdrum) 8 miles;National Garden Centre 10 miles
Golf: 25 Courses within County Wicklow (9 within 10 mile radius) ranging from Championship courses at Brittas (The European - 12 miles), Newton Mount Kennedy (Druid's Heath and Druid's Glen - 10 miles) through 18 hole dune, inland and seaside courses (nearest Wicklow GC 1.5 miles or Blainroe 4 miles) to par 3 .
Details of top 20 courses including addresses and contact numbers available on www.visitwicklow.ie.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
For rates from 5th Jan 2019 onwards, please contact the owners. Prices are for the property per night in euros, but can be paid in euros or pounds sterling equivalent, and include all heat, light, power and fibre Wi-fi access and all linen and towels (except swimming towels) and the greeting on your arrival by and the services of our local keyholder during your stay. Minimum number of nights vary by season, and a cleaning /handover charge is added to the cost of nights booked to give the final cost. Changeover day is Saturday with access from 3pm and exit by 10am, but this is negotiable outside peak periods.