“Great getaway”My wife and I wanted to visit Ireland and see the country as well. The area where the cottage is at is beautiful. It is in the mountains south of Dublin so you can spend some time in the city and escape about an hour and half to the cottage. All the previous reviews about the owner are true. We showed up on Easter Sunday and Mr Cash, who insisted we call him Neil, met us in town with his wonderful family to show us around and introduce us to a few locals. We witnessed the towns Easter ...My wife and I wanted to visit Ireland and see the country as well. The area where the cottage is at is beautiful. It is in the mountains south of Dublin so you can spend some time in the city and escape about an hour and half to the cottage. All the previous reviews about the owner are true. We showed up on Easter Sunday and Mr Cash, who insisted we call him Neil, met us in town with his wonderful family to show us around and introduce us to a few locals. We witnessed the towns Easter parade and had a few pints at the corner pub. The town is small but you feel very welcome. The cottage is situated where you have a great view of the hills. There are sheep, horses and 2 friendly donkeys all outside. The falconry was great. Neil is very knowledgeable and makes it an event when you go out to walk the area with his bird. My wife and I had a great time and it was exactly the kind of vacation 2 people from the city were hoping for. It was quiet, relaxing, beautiful and fun.
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
Hacketstown 1 mile.
This detached stone-built cottage is located in a peaceful and rural location, next to the owner’s farm just a mile from the delightful town of Hacketstown on the border of County Carlow and County Wicklow, and on the edge of the Wicklow Mountains National Park.
Built using local stone and boasting masses of character features, this Hacketstown cottage is perfect for a romantic retreat in the country, and for those wishing to explore this stunning Irish location.
Stone flagged floors, feature stone walls and wooden beams abound in this character cottage, with a gorgeous mezzanine double bedroom built into the eaves boasting a sumptuous freestanding bath, a stunning way to end the day.
The ground floor of this County Carlow cottage features a fitted kitchen with handcrafted wooden cupboards, a cosy sitting room with a pull-out double sofa bed and a warming solid fuel stove, as well as a wooden-framed conservatory, which boast far-reaching views across the fantastic mountain ranges.
The magnificent scenery that surrounds this cottage near Hacketstown makes for wonderful hill walking, and the owner can organise horse riding, hunting and falconry as well as fishing on their private lake, which is fully stocked with magnificent rainbow trout, some in excess of 8 pounds.
This County Carlow cottage is a wonderful base for touring the east of Ireland.
Visit the friendly towns of Baltinglass and historic Tinahely, or venture to the coast and enjoy the beaches at Brittas bay and Courtown Harbour.
One of Ireland's most beautiful destinations, Glendalough, is just forty minutes' drive away.
Dublin is just over an hour’s drive, so spend a day immersing yourself in the history and culture of this magnificent city.
A beautiful Hacketstown cottage for a memorable holiday all year round.
One mezzanine double bedroom with freestanding bath with hand-held shower. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with sofa bed and solid fuel stove. Conservatory.
- Oil central heating with solid fuel stove
- Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Saorview, DVD
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Ample off road parking
- Lawned garden with furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 1 mile
- Note: Stairs to bedroom are steep but manageable, with a handrail on each side, though they are unsuitable for those with mobility issues
- Note: Horse riding and falconry (variable costs) and fishing (€20 per day) by prior arrangement with owner
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About the location
HACKETSTOWN, COUNTY CARLOW
Tinahely 6.5 miles; Baltinglass 9 miles; Glenmalure 12 miles; Courtown 27 miles.
Hacketstown is a beautiful rural town situated in the foothills and valleys on the border of County Wicklow and Carlow. Hacketstown boasts stunning views of some of Ireland most pituresce mountains including lug Irelands 3 highest mountains, which spends the majority of the year snowcapped the affectionately named Sugarloaf mountain and the Wicklow mountains; Hacketstown is the gateway to the mountains. The Wicklow Mountains National Park offers visitors a great day out; covering part of a mountain range that extends over most of County Wicklow, there is an abundance of walking on offer, and the higher you progress, the more peaceful and isolated your surroundings become. A little further is the thriving city of Dublin; with the Guinness Storehouse, Gravity Bar and Kilimainham Gaol to enjoy, you are sure to find something to please everybody. A great location, with fantastic touring opportunities.
Note: Stairs to bedroom are steep, but there is a handrail on each side.