3-bedroom 2-bathroom stunning cottage on 1.6 acres with its own fishing river
Why Jeanne McSherry chose Avoca
There is an atmosphere there that is undefinable but is as close to a tranquil calming presence unlike anywhere I have ever been which is tantamount to the word 'spirituality' - it resonates with and touches the human spirit in a way that is almost beyond words.
What makes this Villa unique
Healing, soothing, refreshing, joyful, delightful, laugh-out-loud astounding natural beauty; restorative to the spirit: natural antidote to all stress and anxieties, in others words The Elixir of Life in a tiny pocket of God's Earth (a God not defined or restricted by race or religion but by compassion)
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
depending on size and event
Smoking allowed in gardens, this includes verandah
depending on size and breed
Children must be accompanied at all times by river
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please no smoking inside the cottage or on the verandah. Please be guided by rules for sorting household waste. 150 euros cost for any pets.
Bins marked for glass, plastic, newspapers/papers, cans/general waste. Please follow the guidelines as waste removal is a serious ecological issue.
Please ensure any lit candles are extinguished when no one present
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Our stay at Brook House was very enjoyable. The house is comfortable and well appointed, and the garden, which includes a river and two treehouses, was spectacular.
Despite our best laid plans, it was hard for us to venture out to visit the many beautiful Wicklow destinations because it was so pleasant to snuggle in at Brook House.
Jeanne and her local helper we were both very attentive without being at all intrusive.
One could take days exploring the eclectic appointments of both the house and the garden, not to mention the extensive library.
Brook House was the first stop on our first visit to Ireland. What an introduction!
Dear Andrew, am absolutely delighted to know that Brook Cottage was such a positive memorable experience as a first introduction to Ireland, thank you so much for being so complimentary and I hope you will have many more great trips to Ireland in the future, whichever beautiful little corner of Ireland that your journey through this wonderful life takes you. Slainte agus Dia dhuit, Jeanne
Magical, large, fairytale cottage with beautiful wildlife garden and dreamy location
Wow, just wow - Many, many thanks to Jeanne for creating such a wonderful, magical cottage. This has to be one of the best places we have ever stayed (if not the best!).
The photos online are beautiful but truly cannot sum up how wonderful the cottage really is. It is actually much bigger than we expected and easily accommodated 6 of us.
It is a place of peace, relaxation and regeneration. There are myriad of places to sit both in the house and in the garden and enjoy many different vistas, views and hidden places. You could spend the week exploring the garden and still find more.
The garden is huge with many hidden , beautiful places and includes two treehouses, one of which has two floors and overlooks the river. The whole garden is just astonishing.
The house and garden weaved a spell on our teenagers who just loved to spend time around the whole place, including wading the river from end to end and trying to figure out of the fish that jumped were salmon, trout or something else.
We ate many meals outside watching the courtship of the many fritilliary butterflies. At least that is our interpretation of their activity from the the many wildlife books within the house. We have never seen so many gardening books in our lives and lovely to just dip in and out. Also, some fascinating Irish history books too.
The house is not just a house; it is clearly a well loved home and Jeanne has furnished it with so many personal and pleasing items from antique to shabby chic, We felt like friends borrowing a very good old friends home . Just so much positive energy and incredibly welcoming.
A very special mention for Mary who looks after the property; thank you for all your incredibly hard work and for your very kind generosity. We had ferry issues and arrived late to the property. Mary was happy to meet us and show us everything. She even, very kindly, went to the local shop for us to fetch ingredients for "hot whiskey" and various medication to counteract Denise's heavy cold. This was incredibly kind and definitely unexpected.
Thank you so much (go raibh maith agat)
Ian, Denise, Charlotte, Christian, Matt and Sophie
Dear Ian, Denise, Charlotte, Christian, Matt and Sophie,
Thank you so very very much for such a wonderful review, I am ‘over the moon’ that all the efforts made by myself and Mary who is truly the lynchpin in being such a great ambassador for the cottage as well as being an absolute perfectionist with such high standards of preparation, in cleaning, in such hard work that the cottage always looks sparkling for each and every holiday visitor that kindly chooses to stay there for their holidays, Mary is just as much a gem as is the cottage and its gardens.
With all Best Wishes to each and every one of you and wishing you too great happiness in all that you do and wherever you may be.
Idyllic haven in Wicklow countryside
A wonderful property with all the comforts you could need set amid beautiful wildflower gardens imaginatively designed to make the most of the tranquillity of the location. A real gem!
Honestly. There is no better.
I totally agree with all previous reviewers the cottage is mystical and magical and you know when you arrive its something special, as if it were built just for you.
But I can also reassure any future visitors it is equally as practical, immaculately clean and a fully equipped home. The beds are extremely comfortable, the showers powerful and the kitchen has every thing you need. All leaving spaces are designed with inclusion of people and nature together. The lady who owns the home is just as enchanting as the cottage. The welcome is warm and the surroundings divine. Book it! It will enrich your stay I promise.
Dear Roisin and Darra,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review but I am honoured to have had such lovely people as yourselves choosing to stay there - and going forwards I wish you both every possible happiness in the present and into the future.
Unique vacation spot
A wonderful secluded spot amidst lots of trees, flowers and birds - a perfect spot for a relaxing vacation.
Thank you John, am absolutely delighted!
With all Best Wishes to you and your wife, Jeanne
We had a really wonderful stay here!
Thank you so much! We try hard to make it a pleasure and a joy to stay in Brook Cottage and I am so glad you all had a lovely time. With all my Best Wishes to such a lovely family, Jeanne
Nestled in the Vale of Avoca in the heart of County Wicklow with its own very private riverside setting on the banks of the ageless Avonbeg fishing river in which trout abound, sits this stunning stone and granite restored cottage that was built for utter luxury and delight to the eyes and the senses, both inside and outside with the wonderful one and a half acre gardens brimming with birdsong, wild flowers, ancient trees and wildlife, and the sound of the waters of the river cascading by to form a beautiful space in which to sit and breathe in the intoxicating sights and sounds of this hauntingly beautiful property and gardens that has proved inspirational for everyone who visits this hidden gem, yet is only an hour's drive from Dublin and a few minutes' drive from all the amenities that one could wish for.
For anyone seeking utter tranquillity, privacy, seclusion and peace, this truly is the place which evokes an atmosphere of magical beauty that truly is balm for the soul.
Golf: Golf courses at Brook Lodge in Macreddin Village near Aughrim; at Woodenbridge Hotel and Wicklow Town.