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A dream come true!!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Two beautifully restored historic properties located in a secluded Courtyard

The property is reached via a long driveway that runs in from the Royal Canal.

The secluded courtyard with its shady pergola is perfect for summer Barbeques and entertaining. Surrounding buildings originally served as the coaching stables for Luttrellstown Castle Estate, and adjoin the renown Beech park walled gardens, which were developed by David Shackleton in the mid 20th Century, and are due to re-open to the public in 2016.

Ethna Dorman
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Ethna Dorman

I am a retired widow who is a Lover of Philsophy, Plato studies and Sanscrit. I enjoy entertaining and meeting with friends. I have lovingly restored this property to which I brought my family back from America.The cottage in which I currently live in is also located in the courtyard in which the Carriage House and the Garden Cottage reside.

Especially with the year that is in it I am looking forward very much to welcoming our compatriots and visitors to Ireland to our centenary celebrations.

I am a proud grandmother of 5 grandchildren with 2 more on the way !

Ethna Dorman purchased this house in 1999

Why Ethna Dorman chose Clonsilla

I fell in love with this property due to it's unique heritage (serving as stables for Luttrellstown Castle in the 1700's) and Irish style and it's rural location whilst still being in very close proximity to Dublin City. Over the years I have looked after 4 generations of my family here and developed the property. My property has been used for my own family weddings and funerals and entertaining friends at Christmas and special birthday celebrations. Although there has been much land development in the area my property has that much sought after secluded rural setting far from the road via a long driveway from the Royal Canal and nestled in behind the rustling trees of Beech Park. I am proud of this beautiful property, it's heritage and look forward to sharing it's splendor with my guests.

What makes this house unique

Having returned from America after many years I was instantly enchanted by the secluded cobblestone courtyard and the tall trees which framed this property. I am delighted to say that it's unique essence has never been disturbed since I first saw it in 1999.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clonsilla, Dublin

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wet Room with Handicapped Access
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En Suite Bathroom for Master Bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , En Suite Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • A pull out bed for a Single Person is also available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • rafting


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(11 traveller reviews)

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A dream come true!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Lovely home close to train for convenience

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very late, something not recommended, and we were welcomed warmly by Ethna. The house is a modern museum of interesting artifacts of a life lived with many eclectic interests and many books and various home touches. The bedrooms were comfortable, quiet and peaceful with plenty of space for two couples. There is a well equipped kitchen for when we just wanted a meal at home. We enjoyed the sitting areas and looked through some of the many books available to read. We found the house just perfect for our daily outings to Dublin and the surrounding areas. The train depot is just a short walk away and runs on the 1/2 hour, approximately, into Dublin; which is great as driving in Dublin, and trying to find a parking spot, seems difficult. One day we took a short drive to the Hill of Tara and also Newgrange, it proved to be quite a spectacular outing.

If you are looking for a quiet retreat with easy access to Dublin then this is the place.

Additionally, Ethna is quite a lovely host and a pleasure to talk with.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a charming review of The Carriage House. I'm just delighted that you all had such a good time and I look forward to welcoming you back whenever you're back in Ireland. Best wishes to you all for a lovely summer. Fondly, Ethna
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An amazing charming Irish cottage.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay! My family and I stayed for 4 nights over New Year’s Eve and we all fell in love with the place. We were met by Phil who showed us round and made sure we had all we needed. The bedrooms were decorated beautifullly and the bathrooms were modern and with powerful showers.

The living room and kitchen held the real charm of the place, with many original features from the stables but updated and modernised tastefully keeping its character. It was lovely in the evenings to but the log burner on in the sitting room and relax and unwind.

A wonderful place and would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and well appointed carriage house!

  • 5 of 5

Warm and welcoming home. Very confortable beds in both bedrooms. Modern bathrooms. Very clean accommodations. Host was lovely and very welcoming. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most gracious guests. They were so respectful I loved having them and am delighted they had such a comfortable stay in the Carriage House. I look forward to seeing them again soon. Very best wishes . Ethna
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The Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very early in the morning and Ethna was there to greet us. The home is equipped with everything you will need to make your stay extremely comfortable. With the old charm still in tack, the home has been remodled to accomodate all your needs. Basic shopping is about a twenty minute walk, but a taxi can take you to the larger shopping areas in just a few minutes and runs about 10 Euros. The Carriage House is in a secluded area away from the city, but with just a short walk to the train station you can be in the center of Dublin in 20 minutes. Trains run about every half hour, and I would suggest getting a leap card if you plan on staying an extended amount of time. Dublin is a fantastic city to visit and the history and culture is amazing. People are so friendly and willing to help you get around if you have any questions. I highly recommend staying here as it truly is a "Dream come true". Thank you so much Ethna for making our vacation so pleasent!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful four days in Clonsilla - Dublin

  • 5 of 5

This was the best of our VRBO stays in the UK. Upon arrival, Ethna was waiting for us and gave us the tour of the property. The carriage house is perfectly insulated, with plenty of modern comforts while retaining that cozy, rustic feel. Incredibly spacious, quiet, comfortable, clean, etc. Better than expected. Would be happy to come back and just stay for a week just enjoying the house.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


Thank you for a wonderful stay. Your home is not only beautiful and comfortable, but extremely convenient for all excursions. We will definitely be back.

The Galvin Family

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Castleknock Hotel & Country Club
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
300 Metres
Luttrellstown Golf Club
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Luttrellstown Golf Club, Restaurant
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The nearest shops are in Clonsilla Village only a half a kilometre away, with the expansive Blanchardstown Centre just past them.

Trains to Dublin Connolly Street run from the station at the end of the driveway about every 15 minutes in rush hour, and less frequently throughout the day.

The Phoenix Park is very close and well worth a visit. One of Europe’s largest city parks, it is home to a herd of some 500 Fallow Deer. A number of significant buildings share the park including Farmleigh House and the home of the Irish President, Aras an Uachtarain, where Winston Churchill lived his early childhood. Dublin Zoo occupies 28 hectares of the park and is a major attraction for visitors and Dubliners alike.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Clonsilla, County Dublin

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

1 weeks notice required

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