About the property
- House3 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Lodge in Knockananna, Wicklow, Ireland - Peaceful Country Hideaway
Hollow Lodge is tucked away in stunning countryside with breathtaking views offering huge privacy and an opportunity to taste the pleasures of a slower pace of life. The house has recently featured in one of Ireland's leading interior magazine's 'Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living' magazine July 2017 issue https://www.ihil.net/ .The lodge is deceptively spacious and oozing with charm with a very large country kitchen ideal for relaxing in and soaking up the atmosphere of the surrounding countryside.Renovated and modernised several years ago the architect remained sympathetic to the local rustic ideal. Included in accomodation downstairs is a utility room, shower/WC, sitting room with open fire and Sky TV Channels,unlimited broadband, large hall with wood burner,double bedroom. Upstairs are 3 further bedrooms - 1 double and 2 twins, an ensuite shower in the double bedroom. The kitchen leads to a well sheltered west facing external patio with granite cut table and seating perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing. Table tennis table available on site. Local village life can be experienced a short distance away (c. 5 mins walk) with local grocer, 2 pubs with traditional live music, and church.Beautiful sandy beaches are within easy reach with the sheltered sandy beach of Clogga Bay only a 35 min drive and the scenic Ballymoney Beach approx. 45 min drive..
Please note electricity and heating are charged separately by meter read
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Aoife Kennedy
Hollow Lodge is owned by Aoife & John Kennedy who live in County Dublin with their two young sons. Since taking ownership of the lodge over fifteen years ago we have extended and restored the house and adjoining buildings as well as laid out and planted the gardens and surrounding acreage (15 acres in all). We have tried to create a home away from home while retaining the relaxed atmosphere of a rural retreat to be enjoyed during all seasons! We enjoy outdoor activities - horse riding, walking, trekking, golf, sailing and many more. We have been welcoming holiday makers to Hollow Lodge for almost 15 years from all over the world whether it be for family holidays, family occasions and gatherings. short breaks, New Year's Eve events, Christmas & Easter breaks breaks, etc.
Aoife Kennedy purchased this House in 1997
Why Aoife Kennedy chose Kildare
Beautiful unspoilt countryside with stunning views of Glenmalure Mountain and close to historic villages of Aughrim, Avoca, Tinahely and Shillelagh. Easy access to Dublin Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Kildare. Also only 30 minutes from coast. Set amidst traditional farming community and well away from any potential future commercial development
What makes this House unique
Close to our house and work in Dublin Close to village Plenty of space in house
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fabulous holiday home
Wonderful house on 16 acres. Clean, comfortable and spacious. Dog friendly. Lovely atmosphere with many quaint features. 10 mins walk to Knockananna town with its store and two nice pubs. Lots to see in surrounding area with plenty of walks. House has v. noisy waterpump which woke us up during every night which should be fixed asap.
Overall the house was great. Thank you Aoife.
Many thanks for your review .Delighted you enjoyed Hollow Lodge.Thankfully our loyal plumber is in process of sorting out water pump
Best wishes and thank you for staying at Hollow Lodge
We enjoyed our stay at Hollow lodge. It's an ideal place to stay as an extended family with lots of room so you're not feeling too crowded. The children [9yrs & 6yrs] loved the garden.
The landlord at the local 'Wagon wheel' was very friendly & welcoming. The village shop was very good too, well stocked & also friendly. It was handy having the local playpark in the village.
We visited lots of places, all within easy reach. Wicklow gaol, Greenam maze, Pirates cove for Adventure golf & bumper boats at Courtown Harbour followed by a visit to the seal sanctuary there. Ballymoney beach. Kilkenny, Dublin zoo [excellent], Dublin. The chocolate Garden, where the girls made a chocolate cat & maze of Ireland, which was great fun at Rathwood. Powerscourt gardens were beautiful, Powerscourt waterfall had a good picnic sight. Wherever we went people were very friendly & the staff at all the attractions wanted you to enjoy yourself. A great holiday!
Thank you so much for your lovely review.It was a pleasure to have you and your family and to hear about all of the activities you enjoyed.
Thank you for staying at Hollow Lodge.
Aoife and John
Lovely Character Cottage
We had a very nice stay at Hollow Lodge. The downstairs bedroom was very convenient for our elderly parents, and there was plenty of space for all of us (six in total). We had an enjoyable week, with (mostly) great weather, and I wish we could have stayed longer. Aoife was very helpful and pleasant to deal with.
Many thanks for your very kind words about Hollow lodge.We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay and we would be delighted to welcome you back anytime.It is such a pity your were so unfortunate with the weather as it has picked up considerably since your stay.
With best wishes
Wonderful property in a beautiful location.
We had a wonderful stay at Hollow Lodge. The properties layout makes it perfect for families, with it's large kitchen and the central lounge with its wood burning stove. And yet the house also feels intimate, peaceful and welcoming. Set in beautiful gardens, amongst the surrounding rolling hills and also reasonably close to local towns, amenities and to the coast, it was a good base for our holiday. The shop in the village( a 5 minute walk away) sells most things you might expect/need and the staff are very friendly (there are also larger supermarkets a few miles away) For families with smaller children the village also has a good playground.
Aoife, the owner of the property was very helpful. I would highly recommend this property
Many thanks for your lovely review and for staying at Hollow lodge and looking after the house so well.It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we would be delighted to welcome you any time.We wish you a lovely summer.
Aoife & John Kennedy
Beautiful and peaceful!
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hollow Lodge! The house had everything that we needed for a truly wonderful trip and I would definitely recommend Hollow Lodge for anyone looking for a rental property. We had no issues at all throughout the entire process. The owners are also very helpful with any questions you might have.
Thank you for your lovely comments about Hollow Lodge.You were fantastic guests and we would be delighted to welcome you back anytime.
Fantastic for a family holiday!
Hollow Lodge was probably the best place we stayed in so far! We stayd there with two families (4 adults, 4 children). It´s spacious (much larger inside than it looks from the outside!), the kitchen is fantastic, the property beatiful...the kids especially loved the table tennis set-up in the barn! The only thing a bit hard to find was firewood, but the fireplace in the living rooms worked like a dream! Highly recommended!
Thank you for your lovely review .It was a pleasure to have you to stay and know that you enjoyed Hollow Lodge and the pleasures of County Wicklow.
Aoife & John Kennedy
Coast/Beach: Clogga Bay, Arklow, Co Wicklow 30 minutes beautiful drive sheltered sandy beach - ideal for children Ballymoney Beach - Co wexford..beautiful sheletered sandy beach c. 35/45 min drive Brittas Bay, Brittas, Co Wicklow - several miles of sandy beach Clara Lara Outdoor Activity Park nr Rathdrum -30 min drive Hollow Lodge on doorstep of scenic 'Wicklow Way' Fishing and Horseriding closeby Farmers markets closeby Travel: Dublin Airport 1 1/2 hours drive Rosslare Port 1.5 hours drive Dunlaoire Port -1.5 hours drive Dublin Port - 1 1/2 hours drive Car recommended Distances: Kockananna village - 5 minutes walk , 2 minutes drive Aughrim village -15 minutes drive Tinahely village -10 minutes drive Shillelagh village - 20 minutes drive Rathdrum village -25 minutes Drive Woodenbrigde - 20 minutes drive drive Avoca Village - 20 minutes drive Dublin City Centre 1 1/2 hours drive (68 km0 Further Details: Knockananna village is the local village and boasts two pubs and a shop. There is traditional music played in both pubs on various nights of the week. There is a large supermarket (supervalu) in nearby Hacketstown 15 minutes drive In Tinahely village there is a bank and several small shops and restaurants. Nearby the village of Tinahely is the Tinahely Farm Shop selling fresh produce,delicious home baked foodstuffs, gifts and a lovely coffee shop. For the kids there is a small farm enclosure and paddocks housing unusual goats, pigs, fowl etc We can arrange for food to be delivered to the house on arrival and can order in pre made meals (all natural ingredients) for guests . Joint Winner of the Best Gastro Pub awards -Actons Pub and Orchard Cafe are within easy distance in Wicklow town - c.30 min scenic drive Other joint winners Teach Dolmain in Carlow and Tides Gastro Pub in Wexford
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Booking can be made by email and or mobile phone. A 50% deposit is required on booking with the remainder to be paid six weeks in advance of arrival date. Electricity and heating are charged separately based on meter readings and paid on departure. Changeover Day: In high season July/Aug changeover day is Saturday. In high season July/August arrival time is 4PM and departure time is 10AM. Notes on prices: Outide of peak season (May-August and holidays such as Christmas, New Year and Easter) we can negotiate pricing depending on group size.