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Family Friendly Romantic and Spacious Country Lodge On Private Grounds

Bedrooms 4
Space 3 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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 .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

More Details

Aoife Kennedy
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 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 Wicklow

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would highly recommend this lovely holiday cottage as it is set in the most beautiful,peaceful and tranquil location.It is in an ideal place to explore the surrounding areas of Co Wicklow and restaurants and pubs are not far away either.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wicklow in County Wicklow

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Shower in downstairs wc. Main bathroom upstairs. Ensuite upstairs attached to double bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed situated on ground floor Bedroom 2 - double bed situated on first floor with wc and ensuite shower Bedroom 3 - twin bedroom situated on first floor Bedroom 4 - twin bedroom situated on first floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Notes on accommodation: Hollow Lodge is a well laid out property with plenty of space available for either a large family, a small group of friends or equally a couple as although large the lodge retains a feeling of cosiness. There is tennis table and equipment on site. Outside: Hollow Lodge is set on mature grounds having been lovingly planted and looked after by the owner. There is plenty of space to sit out and take in the peaceful surroundings. Equally there is a sheltered patio area next to the kitchen that has a large granite stone table and seating. There is also another patio area to take in the morning sun. Utility Room: Washing Machine and sink Cleaning equipment Extra Storage space Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included .Towels and linen are changed once a week or as requested by holidaymaker Other: Entrance hall is a large welcoming room with high ceilings and chandelier complemented by wood burner and seating area with two sofas and extra chairs, ideal for relaxing and or entertaining


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Family Friendly Romantic and Spacious Country Lodge On Private Grounds
average rating of 4.5 based on 15 reviews

Quiet and lovely location close to Wicklow Way

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property on outskirts of a quiet village. If you love the country and walking this is a great place to stay. Shops and pubs in village and larger shops within easy driving distance. Short walk from part of the Wicklow Way so great for walkers. Property feels like home and is very spacious.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill Thank you so much for staying at Hollow Lodge and looking after the house so well.We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we would be delighted to welcome you back anytime. With very best wishes Aoife & John Kennedy
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Fabulous holiday home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark 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 Best wishes Aoife
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Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise 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. best wishes Aoife and John
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Corte Madera, California, USA

Lovely Character Cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patrick, 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 Aoife Kennedy
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Wonderful property in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick, 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. Best wishes Aoife & John Kennedy
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Beautiful and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments about Hollow Lodge.You were fantastic guests and we would be delighted to welcome you back anytime. Best wishes Aoife Kennedy
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BrookLodge & Macreddin Village
Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Jacobs & Wagon Wheels Knockananna
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Dublin port
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Woodenbridge Golf Club
Nearest Train
31 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
37 Kilometres
Clogga Beach
Car: recommended


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


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


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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wicklow, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 23rd 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Early July
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late autumn 2018
28 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Winter 2018
18 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late winter 2018
16 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Spring 2019
2 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter 2019
14 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring 2017
4 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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