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Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A one-off comfortable period cottage right on the Irish Sea coast line

An unashamedly romantic secluded period farmhouse, “Park” has sea views from every room (from every bed if you want to be exact) and is set in a magical unspoiled coastal vista with an unrepeatable “get away from it all” atmosphere.”

A private holiday home and bolt-hole for the same family for more than fifty years, there is a calmness and a healing property that makes it perfect for honeymooners (not necessarily their first) and also idyllic for young children who might find they can explore the abundant natural beauty of the farmland and coastline with a nowadays unusual freedom.

The informal seaside style gardens feature ancient stone walls and extensive grassed areas and suggest the urgent need for a little more relaxation before indulging in anything as vigorous as a walk on the beach let alone a swim. There is a sheltered cove on the property and also rock pools and an amazing rock archway and seating with sea views.

More Details

Owner
Colin Brennan
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here for three wonderful days and only left once for supplies.

Once you come here, there is no reason to eave, wondeerful weather, beach picnics, siting in the beautiful gardens drinkinmg wine, warm cozy fires at night - The Perfecty Holiday - Ronan and Sonya
Apr 2012
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Amenities

Arklow Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom and shower room both have toilets and handbasin. There is no upstairs bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom with a double bed is upstairs where there are also two further bedrooms which lead off each other with two single beds in each A further bedroom with two single beds and a door to the outside is on the ground floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Some of the house is 17th century and it has been restored and furnished in keeping with its age. The bathrooms are however completely modern. A cast iron bath, power shower and electric towel rail were added in a 2011 upgrade to the plumbing. The kitchen is also up to date with high specification appliances and specially designed cabinets of locally grown and crafted elm. In September 2010, the farmhouse became the only property of its kind to be added to the List of Protected Structures by Wicklow County Council. Much of the furniture is antique but the interior is generally simple and easy to keep as is traditional in seaside houses.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 58 reviews
5

An amazing property. An amazing escape.

  • 5 of 5

Heavenly isolation. Unbelievably stunning views. 17th century abode with modern touches and nothing but the sound of the surf filling the house/grounds. Exactly as described and more - the epitome of what Ireland and its natural beauty has always represented to us. If that's what you're looking for, you've found it. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. This is one of those rare places in the world that your soul will revisit over and over again, long after the vacation has ended.

Colin (phone/email) and Donal (phone/in person) were always available and ready to help out if needed. Extremely gracious host/assistant.

Tips for the traveler:

Food -

Eat at The Blue Café in Arklow for breakfast.

Eat at The Duck in Gorey for dinner.

Eat at The Old Ship Inn in Arklow for any meal (breakfast all day if you wake up late) and/or a pint.

House -

Stock up the farmhouse at Tesco. They have most anything you need, including charcuterie and a nice wine selection, along with ample parking.

Look in the drawer under the kitchen table for all the user manuals for the appliances in case you need them (the oven and washer/dryer operating procedures were unfamiliar to those of us from the States).

Remember that you’re staying in an extremely old house. People were smaller in the 17th Century and the doorways do not accommodate anyone near 6ft tall. Quaint and authentic – reminds you that you’re staying in a truly historic building.

Things to do -

The obvious day trips to Powerscourt and Glendalough did not disappoint. Picnic at the waterfall.

Spend time on the grounds enjoying the magnificent views.

Try falconry at Woodenbridge Hotel (Arklow) via http://www.falconryofireland.com.

Spend time on the grounds listening to nature.

Capture a great picture of the resident seal from your private beach (we never saw a single person all week, but saw the seal numerous times).

Spend time on the grounds relaxing.

Collect driftwood for the evening fire to get the peat going.

Spend time on the grounds...

Tips for the owner:

Get rid of the TV, there’s absolutely, positively no reason for it :)

Other than that, don’t change a thing.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magical Place

  • 5 of 5

I spent a wonderful rejuvenating week at 'Park' at the end of October.

The setting is truly magical,a very private retreat to completely unwind and discover beauty ,the beauty of the place and its surroundings.

The house is very very special and you feel your going back in time but with all the amenities and comforts you would need.

I enjoyed every moment from discovering the beach,gardens, cooking in the well appointed kitchen and quiet evenings by the fire. The sunsets, sunrises and ever-changing clouds over your own private beach kept my eyes and camera wowed!

The house is perfectly located to discover the magnificent County Wicklow and all it's surprises.

I am lucky to have had the opportunity to stay at 'Park'

Cheers.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. It's nice to know "Park" can work its magic even so late in the season.
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely stay we had at Park. The beautiful scenery and warm and welcoming old house helped us to settle down and feel at home at once. We did a walk on the private beach every morning tot enjoy the sunrise! Despite its age, the house is equipped with modern comfort (warm shower, well functioning heating, all thinkable appliances in the kitchen). The place is remote, but many touristic spots can be reached within a one hour drive. A few weeks before arrival, the owner sent us a sightseeing list which was very helpful, we used it every day!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Recovery from Townlife

  • 4 of 5

We want to recreate from work and therefore we found:

- much space around and inside the house; both well kept

- the rooms are tastefully old furnished and breath past times

- the kitchen has all features we need today

- the environment is absolutely noiseless - no traffic

- no one around us

- we have seen the deepest black nights ever

- the owner takes care of us

What we missed:

- deck chairs

- outdoor lighting on the ground (for the mood)

In our opinion is this a good place to slow down in an amazing nature.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful seaside retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Park for a week in September. The grounds are beautiful and the house is well appointed. As the weather improved a few days into our stay, we enjoyed evening wine and reading overlooking the sea. We enjoyed some excursions closer to Park, including a few hours at the Avoca Handweavers location in County Wicklow and the Ireland Falconry demonstration. We drove to Bray to take the train into Dublin one day and enjoyed Glendalough, Kilkenny, and Rock of Cashel, as well. Although it was just two of us, I can see how a larger group would enjoy the property and location, especially during the summer. A memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

A lovely homely cottage, where you can truly switch off from everything.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week here. The gardens were fantastic and our 2 young children loved playing and exploring in them. It is then a short stroll to a lovely beach which we were the only inhabitants of for the whole week. The cottage is cosy with nice old furniture and features which we really loved. On chilly nights we were able to light the fire. Colin the owner has been very helpful with comprehensive information provided before and excellent communication with us throughout the whole experience. We would definitely recommend it as a great family holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Rosslare/ Dun Laoghaire
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Arklow
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Adjoining garden
Car: necessary

'Park,' the name of the property, is situated on the coast about four miles south of the town of Arklow which is the nearest center for shopping and a good choice of pubs and restaurants. Although secluded, with a town so close it could not be described as remote. It is about one mile off the road system at the end of a lane way with two farm gates which need to be opened and closed.

It is close to the Wicklow Mountains and the delightful village of Avoca where the TV sitcom Ballykissangel was filmed. Day trips to Dublin, Wexford and the charming City of Kilkenny are manageable. Russborough, the stately home, and the gardens of Powerscourt, Kilruddery and Mount Usher are all easily reached. The highly scenic valley of Glendalough with its monastic ruins is easy and rewarding to visit. Newgrange, the 5,000 year old stone-age passage grave, is a bit further afield but should not be missed.

For those who don't like an empty beach, the popular Clogga & Kilgorman strands are close by.

Other Activities: Garden visiting

Golf: The magnificently set Woodenbridge Golf Club, a leading parkland course of some significance described by the legendary Joe Carr as “Ireland’s Augusta” and “The most scenic golf course in Ireland, a hidden gem,' it is within five miles. Arklow Golf Club, a tricky but satisfying classic links course is even nearer.

There are many other course within east reach including Coolatin and Courtown.

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Rates & Availability

Arklow Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,743
 
 
Mid-season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,416
 
 
Low Season
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,416
 
 
Low Season
May 5 2018 - Jun 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,416
 
 
Mid-Season
Jun 3 2018 - Jun 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,743
 
 
High Season
Jun 17 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,288
 
 
Mid-Season
Sep 2 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,743
 
 
Low Season
Sep 23 2018 - Oct 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,416
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The house is not rented in winter month from November to April and it is only rented by the week on a Saturday-to Saturday basis. A non-returnable deposit of 25 per cent per week booked is required to confirm a booking with the balance being due two months before the commencement of the tenancy. In the event of cancellation, the refund of any payments is at the discretion of the owners.
The rents quoted are all-in. There are no taxes, cleaning charges or fees of any kind.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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