Red Kite Cottages
These two superb semi-detached houses are situated in the heart of the quaint and quiet village of Avoca, within easy reach of the towns of Arklow and Wicklow in County Wicklow. These lovely cottages are steeped in character and history. They were originally built as a chapel, then converted in c.1820 into a primary school and then into a Post Office. They are now two holiday properties that are ideal for a couple or small family who wish to explore this part of Ireland. Both of these delightful cottages sleep four people with both having two bedrooms, including the main bedroom in each which has en-suite facilities. Red Kite One has a woodburning stove, perfect for winter evenings and Red Kite Two has a wall mounted flame-effect electric fire. Both of these cottages have shared use of a raised front patio area with furniture, a gorgeous sun trap over which the magnificent red kites fly. This patio is the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy a drink after a day out and about while watching the gentle bustle of village life. There is also a small gravelled rear garden for each property, secure and private. The village of Avoca is situated on the River Avoca, in Ireland’s Garden County, with the surrounding green landscape ideal for walks and cycle rides. Avoca found fame in the late 1700s as it became the site of Ireland’s largest gold rush. The village is also known as being the location of the TV series, Ballykissangel, as well as the Avoca Handweavers Mill, shop and cafe (Ireland's oldest working woollen mill). There’s plenty more to see and do within reach, including a visit to the towns of Wicklow and Arklow, and even the capital Dublin is only an hour and a half away, where you will find something for everyone. Two delightful holiday homes, both of which are an ideal base for your Irish getaway.
Upon entering this superb cottage you will find a well-equipped kitchen with dining area, a comfortable sitting room with an electric flame-effect fire, and a cloakroom.
Walk up the stairs to the first floor, where there are two delightful king-size double bedrooms, including one with an en-suite shower, and there’s a separate bathroom available.
This is a wonderful Emerald Isle base with plenty to see and do in the area.
Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 947208, together they sleep 8.
Two king-size double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric fire.
- Oil central heating with electric flame-effect fire
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Eir Vision TV, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair on request
- Load/unload outside property only
- Free car park 50 yards from property, plus roadside parking
- Rear enclosed gravelled garden with furniture
- Shared, front raised patio with furniture
- One well-behaved pet welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 2 mins walk
- Note: As this property was once part of a chapel, a graveyard which is no longer used can be seen from the rear of the cottage.
About the location
AVOCA, COUNTY WICKLOW
Rathdrum 5 miles; Arklow 7.5 miles; Wicklow 15 miles.
The pretty village of Avoca sits in a wooded valley, in the heart of the Garden of Ireland. The village's first claim to fame came in the late 1700s, when it became the site for Ireland's largest gold rush. A large nugget was discovered which then prompted many thousands of people to come and find more. Avoca's quaint streets are best known as being the location for the TV series, Ballykissangel, and the Avoca Handweavers Mill, shop and cafe. This famous company produces stunning rugs, scarves and woollen ware, and sells all manner of authentic handmade products. Enjoy a pint in the cheery pub by the bridge and take in the village’s picturesque surroundings. There are stunning walks and this area is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists. Visit the local towns of Wicklow and Arklow for a wide range of amenities for all the family to enjoy, while Dublin and Rosslare Port are just an hour away.