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Annagh Vale - Countryside house nestling at the foot of Annagh Hill

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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Clonroe Lower House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedroom house Wexford/Wicklow border sleeps 14 set on 1.4 acres of gardens

Nestling at the foot of Annagh Hill enjoying splendid views of the surrounding unspoiled countryside. The residence is presented in excellent condition. Located in a picturesque setting in a much sought after area. 10mins drive to the large towns of Gorey or Arklow, 10 min drive to Tinahely, 15 min drive to the Wicklow Way and 5 mins walk from the The Gap Pub. 1hr15min Dublin City Centre. Deceptively Spacious 2,300 Ft2 on c. 1.4 acre site. A small stream runs along the bottom of the garden with Annagh Hill. The surrounding forests offer miles of undisturbed walking with breathtaking views and wildlife. We are 20 min from beautiful unspoiled Sandy Castletown Beach. Dogs are welcome in the property and even horses - local stabling arranged 5 min away. 45 min drive to the lakes in films P.S. I love you and Braveheart. Organic ready cook meals ordered & delivered upon request. 2 Mountain bikes upon request. Prams on request. A large decking area with stunning views. Children's swings.


Annagh Vale near Ballythomas Hill is the ideal base from which to plan an angling holiday. Wild Brown Trout are plentiful in the rivers and lakes of the Wicklow Mountains, along with good seasonal runs of Sea Trout. For the sea angler, Bass, Smooth Hound, Tope, and Grey Mullet to specimen size can be targeted from the local coastline, along with a range of lesser species such as Codling, Flounder, and Mackerel.

Game Angling

The local Aughrim and Avonmore Rivers offer superb Wild Brown Trout fishing, and in their lower reaches the opportunity to catch Sea Trout in season (largest ever caught of 16.lbs on the fly near Arklow in Aug 2011 on Aughrim river). The rivers run off moor land, and in the middle sections flow through beautiful wooded valleys. Two local clubs, the Aughrim and Rathdrum Trout Anglers control the Brown Trout fishing, day tickets are available.

Brown trout average 6 – 8 oz, with fish reaching a pound+. They are free rising and on light tackle give great sport.

Hunting and Riding:

Annagh Vale is right at the heart of the hunting scene in Ireland. With many hunts on the doorstep including the foxhound hunts - the Wicklows, Shillelagh's, The Island and the Wexfords and further afield the Carlow Farmers, the Bree and the Bray's (harriers). Local stabling provided by experienced professional only 2 miles from the property - competitive rates - €100 pw full livery.

For those not looking to hunt there are miles of forest tracks and quiet roads to go hacking in with stunning scenery. There is also a local riding club with cross country course and Olympic size arena as well as the munny trail - a 600 acre estate only 20 min drive,


Annagh and Ballythomas Hill are a walkers paradise, with close proximity to the Wicklow Way, it also has it's own less busy walks. Miles of forestry and beach walking, close to Croghan Mountain - a nesting place for birds of prey. Stunning scenery with lots of wildlife including deer and hare, this is not a busy area therefore you can go for miles in total solitude. Annagh hill is featured in our photographs and this is right behind the property, this has a great view from the top across Wicklow and Wexford counties. Article printed in the Irish Times about walks in the area. From pines to peaks - Sat Mar 06, 2010. © 2010 The Irish Times

The walk from Raheenleagh Wood to Croghans top offers great views, writes Brendan Bracken

After a long walk how about a relaxing treatment at the Atlantis Centre, located a mile from Annagh Vale.

Reiki, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Aroma Therapy Massage, Stress Management.

Facilities with in 5 miles.

3 miles - 3 acre lake for fly fishing - Brown Trout on a 'pay as you fish' rate. Equipment on site.

5 miles - Archery.

Further away Gorey/Arklow/Aughrim/Tinhaley/Courtown

Town Parks and play areas, Swimming pools.

Gravity Extreme Adventure Park - Forest Park Leisure Centre, Coutown Harbour. Co.Wexford.

Outdoor Fun Park 'Clara Lara' - Vale of Avoca, Rathdrum, Co.Wicklow. About 30mins drive.

Angling Park, Rednagh Road, Aughrim, lake is stocked with game fish . Bring your own fishing rods and bait or alternatively you can hire rods and purchase bait at the facility. (0402) 36552.

Children's Mini Farm - Kia Ora Mini Farm, Courteencurragh, Gorey, Co.Wexord.

Childrens Mini Farm - Tick Tock activity farm, Thomastown, Arklow,

18 miles - Field Archery - at Wells House & Gardens, Ballyedmund,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Martyn or Grace Veitch
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Martyn,

Just a quick note to say a massive thanks on behalf of my family and I for a fantastic stay in your house over the Christmas period. A shame I never got to meet you in person, but you were very helpful on the phone and via email, and my family also said you were very helpful and flexible, especially on arrival and departure, so many thanks. Pauline and Sean down the local pub were also very friendly.

We really loved the house, especially the large kitchen/dining area which made cooking and enjoying Christmas dinner for 12 very easy. The bedrooms were also massive and provided ample space for all of us. I only wish we could have stayed a bit longer, but unfortunately we had to get back to the UK due to work commitments etc.

In any case, thanks again, and if we celebrate Christmas in Ireland again, we will definitely be in touch.

Kind regards,

Dec 2012
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based on 22 traveler reviews

Annagh Vale - Countryside house nestling at the foot of Annagh Hill
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 24 reviews

Excellent all round property

  • 5 of 5

Wow what a house. There were 11 adults and 2 children, this house provided lots of space and cleanliness. Situated in an idyllic spot at the foot of the hills with plenty of off road walking but within an hours drive to Dublin, 20 minutes to a beautiful beach and 15 minutes to Gorey town which we fell in love with with its quaint shops.

Local people so friendly, even down to the local pub owners!

Would recommend this property to friends and hopefully return again in a couple of years time.

Martyn & Grace the owners are such friendly helpful people. We loved your property!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Gail & Ian, Thank you for your kind words. Glad you all had a great time, and looking forward to your return in the future. Martyn
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I -we were 10- spent a very good time in Annagh Vale.

A beautiful house in a quiet place.

A friendly and a helpful landlord.

All good, nothing bad to say.

I hope to come back again.


  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Owner's Response: Great to hear you all had a good time, thanks for taking time to write a review.
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Les Martres de Veyre

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

"Very beautiful home well appointed, near the mountains of Wicklow and Dublin, we spent a pleasant stay, a friendly pub "The Gap" is located at 200 meters. However a vehicle is essential, the small town of Gorey is 9 kilometers and you will find any trade as well as a supermarket and pubs. The welcome from the owners is good, the house is clean and well kept, we would recommend this home. Thanks Martyn, Marc president of Railder's Auvergnats."

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Les Martres de Veyre

Very beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

"Very beautiful home well appointed, near the mountains of Wicklow and Dublin, we spent a pleasant stay, a friendly pub "The Gap" is located at 200 meters. However a vehicle is essential, the small town of Gorey is 9 kilometers and you will find any trade as well as a supermarket and pubs. The welcome from the owners is good, the house is clean and well kept, we would recommend this home. Thanks Martyn, Marc president of Railder's Auvergnats."

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marc, it was a pleasure meeting you all. I am delighted that you had such a good time. Hope to see you again soon.
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Stay at Annagh Vale

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in a lovely house. The accomodation had everything you needed. We were a group of 13 and we all fitted comfortly. Enough bathrooms, toilets, hot water... Nice big garden and the views are lovely! A lot of interesting places to visit are nearby.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review, I am glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Annagh Vale.
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A great house perfect for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We would like to thank martyn for all of his hospitality from first enquireing and then booking and all his help and advice for our stay.

It was the ideal place for our party of eleven as it has six nice bedrooms three bathrooms and a great kitchen diner with a large dinner table that seats twelve comfortably,there was a living room but didnt use as we always were outside on the decking or in kitchen /diner.

The house was clean/tidy and was as stated on website,large garden to play football or other games.

A nice local pub called the gap were we called in a couple of times do great pizzas.and made to feel very welcome,and is only 150 meters down the road but sean the owner will drive your party home free of charge.

Lovely views to annagh hill at the rear of property the pictures on website dosent do it justice it is so near,we walked it once but be aware its not ideal for young children to climb as steep in places and lots of felled trees to climb over.

All in all first class will stay again but next time for two weeks

Michael and Helen Connolly

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Owner's Response: Michael & Helen, Glad to hear you all had a great time, that hill is harder than it looks!! hope to see you in the near future. Best wishes, Martyn
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Traditional Irish Pub
Nearest Ferry
75 Kilometres
Rosslare / Dublin / Dunlaoghaire
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Par 3
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Gorey / Arklow
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
N/M 11
Nearest Restaurant
11 Kilometres
Gorey or Arklow
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
championship golf
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The property is located is in stunning countryside on the border of Wicklow and Wexford, close to the Wicklow Way. It is 45 min from the Blessington lakes and Glendalough and the Vale of Avoca - Ballykissangel. Many films take place here including PS I love you, Braveheart, Michael Collins, the hand that shakes the Barley, etc. Wexford is renowned for its 27 miles unspoiled quiet sandy beaches. Many ring forts are close to the property and one can be seen close to the house dated 800 BC. Close to major towns and Dublin there is plenty of things to see and do including local theatre only 10 min away. We are right in the middle of excellent walking, cycling and riding country where you might not meet anyone for miles. Lots of deer and wildlife. Croghan Mountain - walking distance is a nesting place for birds of prey. Irish heritage centre is only 30 min drive, where you can learn of Ireland's historical past. Golf in the area is excellent with many championship courses.

Other Activities: Clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, theatre, golf, fishing


The South East of Ireland is a golfer's paradise, with a wonderful mix of links and park courses, and many driving ranges to practice your swing. The range and variety of golf courses ensures that there is something to suit everyone, from the seriously committed to the relaxed holiday golfer. The renowned Courtown Golf Club is just 20 minutes from Annagh Vale.

With six championship courses, County Wexford is a golfers paradise. The wonderful natural terrain around our coastline provides superb linkland. All the courses are open during daylight hours and require neat, casual dress. Advance booking is recommended. Club hire is available and individual tuition can be arranged on request.

The courses provide full clubhouse / catering facilities and open licensing hours.


Rates & Availability

Clonroe Lower House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Xmas Period
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter Period
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 20 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27

Please enquire for an actual price as rate calculator is only a guide.
Monthly rates available at €1000/month plus electric and heating.
Pest allowed at a rate of €25 per pet.
Booking deposit required (non refundable)
Weekend stays deposit required €100,
Weekly stays deposit required of €250,
All balances paid 8 weeks before arrival
Refundable Security Deposit of €300 or £220 cash payable on arrival.

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Clonroe Lower House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are fitted to a high standard with power showers, with a large water tank for plenty of hot water.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • All rooms are large. Children's fold down beds can be provided to accommodate more than 14 with a small additional cost. All bedrooms are carpeted. All linen and towels supplied. One of the bedrooms has French doors to the decking at the back. 4 out of the six bedrooms have stunning views.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Large decking area and flat garden area. Outdoor seating - 2 Picnic tables to seat 16. Pets Welcome additional fee of €25 per pet, horses also welcome with local stabling arranged, livery €100 per week. Central heating. Double buggy/single buggy available upon request 2 adults bikes available upon request, 2 small childrens bikes/cart onsite. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the property. Within a mile of the property you can relax and have a treatment on one of the following at the Atlantis Centre •Stress Management •REIKI •Reflexology •Indian Head Massage •Aroma Therapy Message For the more adventurous 'GRAVITY' a new purpose built high/low level extreme aerial adventure trekking site, located 12 miles away at Courtown. A days Trout Fishing at Annamoe, Brown Trout stocked lake. Childrens Activity Farms available - Tick-Tock Farm at Thomastown, Arklow, & Kia- Ora Mini Farm at Gorey

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