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Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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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54 Reviews

4.9
based on 54 holidaymaker reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity

  • 5 of 5

Park was an undescribable place of refuge for us in our introduction to Ireland. As said by others, the pictures do not do justice to the lushness of the grounds. The beach is wonderfully private and our forays into the Irish Sea, nothing short of replenishing (ok, and 'refreshing'). The house itself is wonderful and allows you to step back in time, without sacrificing modern facilities. Meeting Donal (groundskeeper and all around handyman) and hearing the history of the house (and its famous use in film) was a treat. Colin , the owner, was great to deal with and very helpful (and concerned) when we had an illness arise. While we have other adventures to attend to, we will find ourselves back to this wonderful property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,097
for 7 nights
£1,097
 
 
Mid-Season
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
High Season
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,772
for 7 nights
£1,772
 
 
Mid-season
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 7 nights
£1,350
 
 
Low Season
23 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,097
for 7 nights
£1,097
 

Additional pricing information

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

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 Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom and shower room both have toilets and handbasin. There is no upstairs bathroom.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 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

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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.

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