Dan Breen's Hideout

Roundwood, County Wicklow (Ref. 912543)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Roundwood 4 miles. Spread between two buildings and situated just a short drive from the pretty village of Roundwood in Wicklow, is this charming detached cottage near the owner’s own home. This delightful cottage dates back over 250 years and still retains all the traditional delights of an Irish cottage, including artefacts from the original build, but has been renovated and tastefully decorated to offer stylish accommodation for friends and families wishing to spend time with one another in this wonderful county. The main cottage boasts four cosy bedrooms, one of which has French doors leading to the front courtyard so you can enjoy the morning sunshine as it streams in. The open plan living area encompasses a charming kitchen with a breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area, all complemented by a woodburning stove for extra comfort and luxury during your stay. There is also a second sitting room where you can enjoy a chapter of your book or read the local paper before setting off on the day’s excursions. The second part of this Roundwood cottage is located a few steps across the courtyard and is a self-contained cottage, boasting a walk-in shower room and an open plan area with a small kitchen and sitting area with a double sofa bed and woodburning stove. Outside this cottage in Wicklow, you will find a large, lawned area and a delightful sun house where you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet as the children play in the garden. Many a barbecue can be had on the sheltered decking on hazy summer evenings. The village of Roundwood is located in the heart of Wicklow and is only a short drive from Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most iconic locations, famed for its beautiful mountains, lakes and forestry. Roundwood boasts a selection of shops and pubs where you can enjoy the local cuisine, all washed down with a pint of Guinness! Nearby, a wonderful time can be had at Victoria’s Way, an Indian sculpture park that stretches across 22 acres and encompasses 22 black granite statues, a truly enchanted place. Further afield, the seaside town of Bray offers seaside attractions and shopping and from here, Dublin is only half an hour’s drive where there is certainly no shortage of sites and delights. Whatever the weather, there is something for all ages. A wonderful Wicklow cottage, a place to make some unforgettable memories!


Main cottage: Four bedrooms: 2 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 4), breakfast bar (seats 2), and sitting area (seats 3) with woodburning stove. Sitting room (seats 6). Second cottage: Open plan living area with kitchen and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburning stove. Shower room with shower, basin and WC.


Main cottage: Electric central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs, WiFi. Fuel and power charged by meter reading, first €20 inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Front lawned garden with furnished summerhouse with French doors. Decked area with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 4 miles. Note: There are 2 steps with handrail between the living area and the rest of the cottage. Note: There is an enclosed chicken coop on site and customers can collect their own eggs each day.

Guest Reviews


    • “Loved it!!!”
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    • “We chose Dan Breen's hideout for a family holiday this year and we were'nt disappointed. It was such a relaxing little retreat in the middle of the countryside, SO quiet! Danny + Maeve couldn't have been more friendly and helpful-they even left some sandwiches in the fridge for our arrival as they knew we'd be late. They helped us a lot with local info + directions. The cottage was great for us, lots of space, well equipped and comfortable. BBQ area was FAB! We loved collecting fresh eggs from the chickens + ducks, and feeding the donkeys and pony. Check out the traditional dancing at one of the many local pubs-good craic!! Dan Breen's is great for couples, families and older people with limited mobility. We would love to return. Thanks for having us!!”

    Nerys B, Swansea, United Kingdom, July 2015

    • “The perfect getaway!”
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    • “The property has authentic Irish charm and true character,nestled in the mountains of WIcklow in a beautiful location.There are many amenities and places to visit at close range.Suitable for family and friends alike.The owner lives nearby and could not have been more accommodating and helpful whilst still affording us our privacy and space.People of all ages will find something to occupy themselves in this home away from home.Highly recommended - we'll be back!!”

    Matthew M, Millisle, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “Fantastic location for a relaxing family holiday in Ireland”
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    • “We stayed for a week with my father, husband and children aged 3, 9 and 18 and had a fabulous time. The cottage is full of Irish charm and has everything you need for a family holiday from donkeys, chickens and a tyre swing to flat screen TV, wifi and a superb gas barbecue. We were amazed at how beautiful the scenery was in an area that is less than an hours drive from the Dublin ports and airport. Walk, drive or cycle from the house and the fantastic views starts from the minute you step out of the front door. Roundwood is only ten minutes drive and has a great selection of restaurants, pubs and a decent shop and an excellent chinese takeaway.”

    Karen B, August 2014

    • “Country cottage retreat - perfect for all the family.”
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    • “Our extended family are holidaying here for a week. Kids are loving feeding the chickens and donkeys, collecting fresh eggs in the morning. Parents & grandparents are loving the comfortable house & decking area. All generations are enjoying the basketball, tennis & football in the garden. Lots a great day trips within a 20 min drive - glendalough, powerscourt, mount usher gardens, lough dan ....”

    Ainenolan, August 2014

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    • “This was a very good family venue. The owners are very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful or more welcoming. The location of the property was good and we would certainly return.”

    Mrs Boyce, Pennington, July 2015

    • “Dan Breen's Hideout was in perfect place, near Glendalough and Glen of Imaal. We loved the countryside and silence of area. We really enjoyed our stay.”

    Mrs Richards, Navan, September 2014

    • “We had a wonderful time. The cottage was very pleasant and the owner's very friendly and helpful. Would recommend to others.”

    Miss Sealey, Lichfield, August 2014

    • “The owner was very friendly and extremely helpful to us as we had very little knowledge of the area. There was plenty of room for the 10 of us in the accommodation and the facilities were excellent. Wicklow is a beautiful place with lots to do and the cottage is in a great location but you do need a car.”

    Mrs Laffey, Washington, August 2014

    • “The Cottage was beautiful and quaint, everyone enjoyed finding the little never ending nooks and crannies of the house. Everyone was fascinated by the little bits of history about Dan Breen himself. We used the garden as it was sunny and enjoyed the little Wendy houses and BBQ area. The location was perfect and it really was ideal for my sisters Hen weekend.”

    Miss Knee, London, July 2014

    • “We had a wonderful stay at Dan Breen's Hideaway. The owner was very welcoming and responded quickly to all our needs. I am very happy to recommend this rental without reservations. We enjoyed our stay in this historic Irish home and were sad to say goodbye. It was a wonderful place to return home to every evening. Thanks for helping to make our Irish vacation memorable and comfortable.”

    Mr Perry, San Antonio, June 2014

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About the location


Greystones 11.5 miles; Wicklow 12 miles.

Originally meaning ‘The Causeway’, the quaint village of Roundwood in County Wicklow, ‘The Garden of Ireland’, is situated along the main route from Dublin to Glendalough and is home to a charming selection of shops and pubs. Roundwood, and the surrounding areas, are rich with woodlands, lakes and mountains, making this part of Ireland one of the most scenic. Lough Tay, one of the most photographed places in Ireland, is a hugely popular attraction and it is no wonder why, with mountain peaks, mirror like lakes and colourful foliage, it truly is iconic. The village of Roundwood, one of the highest villages in Ireland peaking at 238metres above sea level, is only a 25 minute drive to the delightful seaside town of Bray and roughly an hour from the capital. A wonderful place to explore this breathtaking county.