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Unique And Charming Traditional Stone Cottage In Picturesque Surroundings

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 5 in triple bedroom, double bedroom and bed loft.

Turrock Cottage is situated along the Wicklow Way, on the east side of Stookeen Hill, with views over South Wicklow and North Wexford. The cottage is within a farmyard, and close to the main house where we live. We are close to Shillelagh and Tinahely villages, and the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the delights of both Wicklow and Wexford. Avoca, the Ballykissangel village, is just 25kms away while Dublin is 70 kms away. Both the medieval city of Kilkenny and Glendalough are less than an hour’s drive away. An ancient oak forest, Tomnafinnogue Wood, is a beautiful place to walk, any time of year and the beautiful Altamont Gardens and Huntington Castle are always worth a visit. Horse riding, fishing and the Coolattin Golf Club are all available locally. No visit to Turrock is complete without a visit to the Dying Cow pub where you can relax and look at the views, hear some traditional music being played by local musicians and while away the hours. For walkers, we are on the Tinahely to Clonegal leg of the Wicklow Way and are close to the Tinahely loop walks which cater for walkers of varying fitness levels.

Our traditional stone cottage sleeps 5 in comfort but can accommodate 6 if 3 sleep in the downstairs bedroom. There is a triple room, a double room and a single bed loft above the wood-burning stove fireplace. The dining area/kitchen is very spacious with a high ceiling allowing plenty of light and is complete with a large Belfast sink and traditional pine dresser. The large dining table seats 6 comfortably on traditional Bentwood chairs, but will squeeze in more if required. The table is perfect for hosting long, lazy breakfasts and cosy, evening meals while the stove with its dramatic granite chimney breast heats the radiators throughout the cottage keeping it warm and comfortable. The kitchen is fitted out with dishwasher, fridge, microwave and washing machine. Local carpenters and wood-turners have crafted the many presses, worktops and lamp stands giving the cottage a warm, rustic feel. For wet or winter days, a CD/TV is available as well as a small library with a section of books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and Scrabble for those who crave excitement! A small sitting room with sofa and doors opening onto a raised stone deck continues on from the kitchen area. Outside furniture is available for those long, hot summer evenings when all you want to do is look at the magnificent views while having a cup of tea or glass of wine. Internet is not always reliable.

The bedrooms have exposed timber flooring while the kitchen and bathroom have traditional black slate tiles. The wet room/bathroom has a traditional Belfast sink and walk-in electric shower with stones foraged from Wicklow and Wexford beaches that massage your feet while you wash away the stresses of the day.

Sit out on the raised stone deck area and admire the views, listen to the donkeys serenading and the roosters and goat providing the perfect soundtrack to your day. Later in the evening, you may spot deer, see bats leaving their ‘batcave’ for their nightly flight; in early May you may be lucky enough to hear the cuckoo. Our hens and ducks provide perfect eggs for breakfast and our 6 ‘outside’ cats may come looking for attention. Hector the goat is always pleased to see visitors and Hamish and Alex, our donkeys, are delighted to see new people who might give them the odd carrot. Scooby, our dog, is very friendly and cannot get enough attention.

More Details

Owner
Deirdre Starr and Ciaran Sloan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Deirdre Starr and Ciaran Sloan

After years of living in New Zealand, we returned to Ireland to find a place of beauty where we could live. We found paradise in South Wicklow. We are musicians, performing regularly in Ireland and overseas.

Why Deirdre Starr and Ciaran Sloan chose Ireland

We are surrounded by forests, hills and views of Lugnaquilla and Croghan mountains. It is an oasis of calm and amazing beauty.

What makes this cottage unique

The views say it all and you will want to return to Turrock again and again.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mungacullin in Carlow

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
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Great home and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the unique location and found the short drive to catch a train to Dublin, a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage ....warm, welcoming owners

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, warm cottage. This was our first stay during our family's first trip to Ireland and we couldn't have chosen a better place. Deirdre and Ciaran made us feel so welcome and at home. The cottage was truly wonderful and the area was very charming. This cottage experience is everything you hope Ireland will be. The only drawback was that we had to leave! We highly recommend this cottage for your stay in Ireland.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cottage was beautiful. Everything was thought of, really enjoyed staying here, hoping to visit next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm, friendly and authentic!

  • 5 of 5

This is the REAL deal Irish cottage, but instead of cold stone walls this Irish cottage has been lovingly restored to give you an authentic experience with cosy warm insulation a real bonus to two South African's used to warm weather. A beautiful area and the closest town of SHILLELAGH which has to be the most perfect, tidiest, cleanest little town I have ever seen offers a small grocery shop as well as a local pub. Try the Dying Cow close by as another option for your watering hole and lots of castles to see in the area. The lovely couple who own and run this holiday let are wonderful and are close by to assist without being intrusive. Mario the cat makes himself at home and rules the roost until the geese come out at night then he retreats with a distasteful look on his face. Simply wonderful place! Do not hesitate for a minute just book! Remember to take some extra carrots for the donkeys. Thank you Deirdre and Ciaran so very much for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to stay, Ciaran and family were very helpful with everything. Beautiful views of the mountains and a very peaceful environment in the Irish countryside. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a unique place to stay in Ireland. Five stars.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We have just come home from a 7 day stay in this beautiful cottage. We haven't got a bad word to say about the place. It was an absolutely beautiful location, very well placed for exploring the south east of Ireland. Even Dublin wasn't a million miles away, easily reachable in an hour and a half.

The cottage itself was so lovely. Pictures on this site and others do not do it justice. The interior is beautiful, kitchen and living area is lovely and much more spacious than we expected from the pictures. Upstairs sitting area has beautiful views of the fields and valley. We really enjoyed having the fire on in the evenings also. Everything we needed was there in one shape or form, from washing machine and dishwasher, to wellies that were available to borrow, to kitchen utensils and basic supplies. All of the cats were adorable, (especially Mario, one of the friendliest cats we have ever met!) as were the donkeys who we enjoyed visiting every day and feeding a carrot or two!

Ciaran and Dierdre were excellent hosts, very welcoming and more than happy to advise on the area or point in the right direction on things to do. Scones were a lovely touch and we thoroughly enjoyed them on the first day. Thank you so much!

Overall a 10/10 stay in a beautiful cottage- we will highly recommend to all our friends and family and will be hopefully returning in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mungacullin, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£183
for 2 nights
From
£91
From
£114
Fri,Sat,Sun
£502
£2,010
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£183
for 2 nights
From
£91
From
£114
Fri,Sat,Sun
£411
£1,644
 
 
Nightly Rate
15 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£114
From
£114
Fri,Sat,Sun
£411
£1,644
 
 
Autumn
20 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£183
for 2 nights
From
£91
From
£114
Fri,Sat,Sun
£411
£1,644
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£183
for 2 nights
From
£91
£411
£1,644
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£183
for 2 nights
From
£91
£420
£1,681
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£183
for 2 nights
From
£91
From
£114
Fri,Sat,Sun
£512
£2,046
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£183
for 2 nights
From
£91
£420
£1,681
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£183
for 2 nights
From
£91
From
£114
Fri,Sat,Sun
£512
£2,046
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £91.36

The maximum number of nights that we rent out Turrock Cottage is 14 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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