Excellent wee cottage in the Wicklow Mountains. Secluded and quiet, but only minutes away from civilisation.
Spotlessly clean with everything two people could want (except maybe a 3G/4G WiFi router - and a quick trip to the car park of the Woodenbridge Hotel can sort that) for a quiet, relaxing break.
Lots to do and see in the area, but equally, if you want to do nothing, Innisfree is perfect for that too.
Look out for the Red Kite Trail in Avoca - well worth a visit provided you have no desire to see a red kite. I'm sure they're there, but..
Don't assume everything is open on a Monday -or even a Tuesday - but Arklow is only a few minutes away.
We'll definitely be back.
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful peaceful setting with fantastic mountain views and only a few minutes drive to Avoca, Woodenbridge and Arklow and the N11. We spent many evenings enjoying suppers in the large gardens taking in the views and the rabbits bobbing about at the bottom of the garden. The cottage is beautiful iand traditionally Irish in style and comes complete with open fire place and stocked with logs, although we didn't need to light it - a good excuse as any to revisit in colder weather, if any was needed! Linen and towels were also supplied. I would highly recommend Inisfree Cottage - it was simply a beautiful cottage in THE most beautiful and peaceful setting and offered a true taste of real Ireland.
Beautiful scenery and convenient to all the local attractions- Glendalough, Avoca , Arklow and Brittas Bay. The cottage itself was very cosy and well equipped, with fantastic views over the surrounding area. The garden is a great size, especially if you have children with you, plenty of space and lots of nature to see. It was lovely to watch the rabbits playing in the garden and all the birdlife making use of it too. A truly peaceful location as the cottage sits on its own. The Woodenbridge Hotel and a garage are close by and Arklow is approximately 15 mins drive away ,with a good range of shops and supermarkets.
The TV series 'Ballykissangel' and love of peace and quiet brought us here. Yeats's Lake Isle poem is an old favourite.
Fine walks in the Avoca Valley including the Red Kite Trail and up the hill to an interesting old cemetery. Beautiful Church and Masses at St Mary's in Arklow.
Kilkenny is well worth a visit. We also went to the beach at Brittas Bay and the one further away at Curracloe. We some seals in the sea near Wicklow.
Great day at Glendalough including picturesque hill-walking - go early before it might get busy and bring a picnic if staying for the day - no cafes seen.
The black cat which visits the cottage prefers full cream milk but will drink semi-skimmed when nothing better on offer. The affectionate cows in the next field usually came over to say hello to us when we came out. We hope to be back soon.
Me and my husband recently enjoyed a 9 night stay at this charming little cottage in co.Wicklow. We highly recommend a stay in this beautiful little place. Its the perfect getaway if your wanting to experience some of the beautiful country side in Ireland. The views from the cottage are breathtaking. looking out over the stunning Wicklow mountains whilst having your meals at the breakfast table is really special. Inside the cottage there is a lovely open fire to cuddle up in-front of in the evening and the cottage is very cosy, the beds are extremely comfortable. The cottage is in a great location if you enjoy walking or you can simply relax and unwind whilst enjoying the views. Its the perfect place for meditation or a spiritual retreat. Nearby are some charming traditional villages, the Cartoon Inn and Bate's restaurant at Rathdrum are well worth a visit, very beautiful. There is a great town about a 6 minutes drive from the cottage called Arklow which has great shops and some friendly traditional Irish pubs, Darcys and Christys are great places to grab a bite to eat. We enjoyed some beautiful food there. both are very good. The Ship Inn does the best pint of Guinness anywhere, the service is fabulous.
When we arrived at the cottage the caretakers gave us such a lovely warm welcome, they were just a phone call away should we have needed anything. We felt really looked after.
All in all, this is one of the most perfect locations we have stayed at in Ireland and we are already counting the days for our return. A very special little place.