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Abhainn Ri Farm Cottages With Stunning Lake & Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,173 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4* Cottages - Ideal Family Holiday. Sleeps six all bedrooms en suite

Abhainn Ri self catering accommodation in the heart of Wicklow’s magnificent mountains, lakes, rivers, valleys, beaches, historic houses, heritage locations, and family visitor attractions. Ideal for culture seekers & family holidays. So much to see and do on the East Coast of Ireland in County Wicklow & Kildare and only 1 hour to Dublin. Guests are welcome to use or WiFi to check in with family and friends - available in all cottages. Abhainn Ri Farm is a stunning location for very special activity breaks or family holidays in one of Ireland's greatest areas of outstanding natural beauty in County Wicklow. Situated overlooking the rolling Wicklow hills and Kings River (Abhainn Ri) as it flows into the spectacular Blessington lakes. Lots of fun places to see and things to do. We have a lovely selection of farm animals guests are welcome to visit. Guests staying at Abhainn Ri Cottages can order food delivered or come to the Farmhouse B&B for breakfast. Irish Bread Making classes in our newly renovated farmhouse B&B. Bookings can be made securely on our dedicated website Abhainn Ri Farm Cottages using Sagepay.

Property Manager
Niamh Byrne
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 30, 2017

About Niamh Byrne

Owners Joe & Niamh welcome you to stay at Abhainn Rí Farm in very scenic County Wicklow. Joe loves to farm and Niamh loves to cook so it is perfect for our guests to enjoy. We love animals and have a selection of wonderful farm animals jacob sheep, goats, donkey's and a Connemara pony and not to forget our little sheep dog buzz. We welcome our guests to enjoy treat on arrival. You can order some of our Irish foods specially made to order delivered to your cottage. Bookings can be made securely on our own website Abhainn Ri Farm Cottages using Sage Pay Secure.

Why Niamh Byrne chose Ballintober

The Byrne family is fifth generation living on Abhainn Rí Farm so we feel passionate about our accommodation & location and welcoming guests to stay with us. The views from all properties are simply breathtaking. We are located on a quiet country road so it is wonderful quiet area yet only one hour to Dublin City. An excellent location for sight seeing all along the east coast of Ireland. We renovated the old farmhouse into a B&B and opened in 2014. Guests staying at the cottages can now enjoy Irish breakfast or we deliver food to the cottages or attend our cookery classes.

What makes this cottage unique

A stunning lakeside location to stay and enjoy the beauty. Relax and unwind from your busy life style. Enjoy our home cooked foods made from our farm produce. Ideal for food lovers. Learn how to make Irish soda breads in our 170 year old farmhouse. Ideal for family gatherings and reunions. Fantastic location for visiting local attractions such as Glendalough, Russborough, Powerscourt & Dublin City.

Guestbook comments from the manager

View guests comments on Tripadvisor.

Jessica - New York - Summer 2012

We had a wonderful time at Abhainn Ri in August 2012. The setting truly is breathtaking, just stunningly beautiful. The cottage was very clean and was fully supplied with everything from tea bags to tongs. We did plenty of day trips and we also enjoyed exploring the Abhainn Ri fields and reservoir. Feeding the animals on the farm was a highlight for our kids ages 7 and 4--Joe was so engaging and patient with them. We highly recommend Niamh's beef stew and champ--DELICIOUS!

We highly recommend Abhainn Ri. We do wholeheartedly support their recommendation that you bring your wellingtons.
Mar 2009
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Ballintober Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1173 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Each bedroom has its own en suite (2 showers & 1 bath).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Double bedroom downstairs with en suite shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , With en suite bath room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With en suite shower
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with double bed (ground floor) Bedroom 2 with twin beds (upstairs) Bedroom 3 with twin beds (upstairs)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: Wheelchair accessible. Contact owner for requirements. Suitable for small children with cots, high chairs, stair gates available free. Strictly no pets allowed stay in the cottages. Maximum six persons per cottage Outside: Landscaped gardens, outdoor furniture. The most spectacular view in the Blessington lakes and mountains right on site. 100 acres to explore with stunning views using our guided map. New 2014 walkways through the old farmhouse garden to visit the hens & ducks and collect eggs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels / linen included. Extras such as washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, hand soap, kitchen cleaners, tee towels and dish cloths included. Changed weekly. Washer dryer in each cottage. Other: One double bedroom with shower en suite. One twin bedroom with shower en suite. One twin bedroom with bath en suite.


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Abhainn Ri Farm Cottages With Stunning Lake & Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Like Staying in Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We (myself and my husband) arrived and our jaws dropped at the view - so spectacular - Niamh was a fantastic host - we stayed in the farmhouse and the breakfasts were wonderful and she couldn't do enough for us - the farmhouse was beautifully decorated and everywhere was spotless - views from the windows can only be described as heavenly - lots of animals to see on the farm, so great for adults and kids alike - near to Dublin for day trips and ideally located for the whole of Wicklow - We thoroughly enjoyed it and will be coming back as would love to stay in the self catering cottages with our three grown up children too - Can't wait for next time

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great view, very cosy rooms, and a lovely owner

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at this cottage, and had a wonderful time. The house is fully equipped, very clean and furnished with a taste.

The view is just amazing, and we enjoyed having meals looking at the gorgeous view through the window.

The owner is also lovely. You can tell that she really cares about making the guests' stay pleasant. It was nice to find a freshly baked bread waiting for us when we arrived.

We would recommend it to anyone who is looking to have a quality time in Wicklow!


  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Brittas Bay

Special interest holidays:

Guests are welcome to participate in farm activities such as feeding the small farm animals on scheduled days. We give children small buckets and they learn how to take care & feed the small farm animals and they love it. Special home cooked foods available to order from our menu. Welcome pack with team, milk, sugar, butter, home made jam & our own home baked scones on arrival.

Learn to bake Irish bread with host Niamh in her farmhouse. 1/2 day making Irish soda bread, wheaten bread, scones etc. €50


Wicklow the garden of Ireland is located on the coast. The nearest beach is 3/4 hr drive away. With golden sandy beaches wonderful for summer by the sea.


Dublin airport only 1hr away.

Ferry Ports in Dublin 1hr away.

Rosslare 1.5 hrs away


Nearest Village 2 miles. Nearest town 8 miles away Blessington. Has three large supermarkets. Dunnes Stores, Aldi and Supervalue.

Further Details:

Large Dunnes Stores Supermarket 10 mins drive away in Blessington.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings taken securely on our website using Sage Pay. We do not accept payments through any third party only through our website We request a deposit of €200 and then the balance six weeks prior to arrival. Full terms on booking.

Changeover Day:
Flexible arrival subject to availability. July/Aug. normally Sat.-Sat. Contact directly if your stay is not Sat-Sat. and we may be able to accommodate you.

Notes on prices:
Prices listed based on weekly rate (7 nights). Shorter breaks are priced percentage of total for week. Visit for exact prices.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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