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Stunning Luxury Cottage/Villa Positioned on the Banks of the Avonbeg River

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Partial view of rear and sidof Brook Cottage overlooking the Avonbeg river

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Aughrim villa description

This villa (Cottage does not adequate to describe this stunning property of 1,800 Ft.of sheer luxury) with its own private fishing, private mooring for kayaks and canoes, timber decking and 200 foot elevated railed walkway along a section of the river leading to its own little 'beach' area positioned in the middle of the river with stunning close far-reaching river views down and upriver, ancient woodland on both riverbanks, in total and utter seclusion in these 1.5acres of landscaped gardens dotted with wild flowers, indigenous shrubs, trees and plants that is a haven for wildlife and songbirds with the river flowing through for over 700 metres width of the incredibly beautiful gardens that also has in addition its own stream leading down to the river with two bridges that bisect the gardens as well as a pond and its own family of pheasants wandering in the shrubbery with the occasional shy elegant deer to to be found also roaming through this wonderful habitat.


Enchanting villa in the Vale of Avoca: Hidden in a winding valley sheltered in what must be one of the most outstandingly beautiful scenery in all of Western Europe - the Wicklow Mountains - lies this truly enchanting villa that is set like a glittering emerald just above the banks of the River Avonbeg whose clear waters sparkle and gleam as they cascade and wind their way for over 700 metres through the one and a half acre gardens that surround and enclose this property with ancient woodland and wild flowers dotting these gardens along with wildlife such as the lilting songbirds, the butterflies, the bees, the river trout that abounds in the river and yet this oasis of peace and tranquillity has within a ten-minute drive, all the amenities, restaurants, pubs, shops, museums, historical buildings, arboretums, walks, craic and music that one could wish for if one could bear to leave this place whose soothing atmosphere washes away all worries restoring calm and balm to body and soul as well as a delight to all the senses.

The Cottage/Villa and area: The walls of this luxury cottage are over two foot thick: this stunning villa-style cottage was gutted, renovated and extended lovingly and painstakingly over a three-year period which works were completed in April 2011. The walls were forged from the river stone and Wicklow granite that was hewn from the local quarries, with the gravelled chippings around the cottage also coming from the same sources, the silver glints in the granite showing the history of the area which was once, in ancient times, mined for silver and gold and also the rich fertility and beauty of its land being a source of turmoil and possession throughout Irish history until the last century when peace was hard won by the Irish people whose leaders had wills of granite and hearts full of compassion, as do most Irish people, they brim with compassion and kindness woven with veins running with hard work and a sense of humour and twinkling eyes. The valleys and mountains of this area are steeped in the history of a proud people and strong leaders, both men who women who had dignity but who also knew how to laugh and enjoy life even in hard times, and they still do along with an unmatched sense of humour and warmth.

Attractions in this area of County Wicklow: Once behind the 18-foot high electronic timber gate, the sense of seclusion, utter peace and beauty is unsurpassed: however the local area abounds with many attractions among which are: Brittas Bay within a 25-minute drive, offering a broad expanse of golden beaches; ethereal Glendalough, the site of St. Kevin's monastic ruins and lakes; Charles Stewart Parnell's Avondale House, Parnell being the 'Uncrowned King of Ireland'; The famous Meetings pub; Avoca Wollen Mills, one of the oldest mills in Ireland that produces wonderful textiles with a fabulous cafe serving luscious food, all holiday visitors being given not just a warm welcome on their arrival by a very welcoming local lady but also with a selection of those same top quality wholesome Avoca foods freshly bought that day along with a great bottle of pink or white champagne and a bottle of excellent white or red wine too ; Mount Usher the beautiful gardens in Ashford whose centred in a square of chic shops/ cafes; Powerscourt Demesne in attractive Enniskerry village with its fabulous gardens, waterfall and stately house.

Horse-riding; canoeing; kayaking; water-sports; mountain-biking; swimming, fishing; sailing; Michelin-starred restaurants and lively pubs with music or quiet quaint pubs are all within a short drive.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 165 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Events Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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              • The main bedroom has en-suite with walk-in shower cubicle and electric shower. there are double patio doors leading to small patio area flanked by raising planting area and steps leading into the rear gardens with views of the river - the river is about 7 metres away. The floors are oak with double-glazed windows; the room is decorated in a French romantic style with free-standing white wardrobe and matching furniture. There is a very romantic decorative brass bed. the room and the views from it are totally secluded and private. the bedlinen is cotton with French cotton and Avoca woollen throws. there is recessed lighting along with decorative bedside lamps. The second bedroom has double doors leading directly onto the flagstone verandah. it is decorated in a darker style with an Edwardian free-standing wardrobe; hand painted chest of drawers and dark bedside cabinets. The third bedroom have a lovely old brass bed and hand painted wardrobe....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet

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              • There are two bathrooms and a separate guest WC off the utility room near the main entrance. the main bathroom is tiled in light white tiles with an all-over white theme: there is a large walk-in shower cubicle and shower with a separate large steel bath; basin, WC and circular mirror that that has an inbuilt light which is great for putting on or taking off make-up, etc! there is a shaver socket in each bathroom also. There are also heated towel rails in each bathroom. The second bathroom is the en-suite off the main bedroom: it has a walk-in shower enclosure with electric shower; WC and basin. Tiled floors, again decorated in a clean white minimal style....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • This villa/cottage is located in an absolutely stunningly beautiful setting tucked beside but in a slightly elevated position above the Avonbeg River, one of the most famous rivers in Ireland as it forms, a mile further downstream the Avoca river after it merges with the meeting of the waters at The Meetings Pub made famous by Thomas Moore the songwriter who was inspired to write 'The Last Rose of Summer' when he was living in this area. The river - which holds brown trout - courses through these one and a half acre gardens for at least 900 metres with granite steps cut into the riverbank for dining by the river with a mooring for a kayak or a canoe built into the granite rocks whilst further down there is a winding elevated walkway with steel and timber rails that follows the line of the river for at least 150 feet and leads eventually to an outcrop of ancient boulders and a flat area which offers fabulous views both up and down river as though one were actually floating on it....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Music Library
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Luxury

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Village
                  • Waterfront

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming

                  Arrival Day

                      • Negotiable

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people

                          General

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Tiled Stove
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Security System
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Parking
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Fireplace
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Telephone
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Grill
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave

                              Outside

                              • Patio
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Barbecue
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Boat Dock

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached
                                   

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Rental rates quoted in:
                                  Dates Nightly Wknd Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Winter
                                  Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2014
                                  3 night min stay

                                  €575 €1,200
                                  Spring
                                  Apr 1 - May 31, 2014
                                  3 night min stay

                                  €575 €1,500
                                  Summer
                                  Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                                  3 night min stay

                                  €575 €1,500

                                  Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


                                  Additional information about rental rates:

                                  50% of the rental payment agreed to be received within 7 working days on the acceptance of a holiday booking confirmation with balance to be received 2 months before start date of the holiday booking. 200 euros bond also required in case of accidental damage to be returned 7 days after departure. rental includes 'welcome pack' of locally sourced wholewheat bread, home-made jam, milk, free-range eggs and a good bottle of red or white wine or champagne; candles in the candelabras and tealights in the many elegant candle holders dotted around the cottage and verandah; toiletries in each bathroom and a very helpful lady who will be there to welcome you to the cottage on your arrival and show you round the cottage/ gardens as well as have the fire in the mutli-fuel stove if requested. Big baskets of logs/coal/firelighting materials included. Sky and Sky Sports; internet/broadband included as well
                                  Holiday rental includes also perusal of hundreds of wonderful books covering numerous subjects as diverse as gardening, interior and exterior design, landscape design; Irish and general history; modern and contemporary art; astronomy, wildlife including wildflowers, birdlife, nature, indigenous the Irish landscape and geology; serious and humourous fiction, these all being the owner's personal collection for the perusal of holiday visitors. also for visitors perusal hundreds of cds covering numerous tastes from classical opera, to ballroom, romantic and Irish lyrics and melodies featuring older and modern artistes plus those from around the world; classics such as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, country and western music, ballroom, jive and Latin American music with everything else in between also provided a top quality cd/ipod/radio player on which to play them. also included is a wonderful collection of DVDS covering classic and contemporary themes.
                                  For cooking aficionados, there is a top of the range Rangemaster stove with two ovens and an induction hob with numerous utensils, pots, crockery, ovenware provided and large quartz granite worktops to prepare them on and lovely selection of wine and champagne glasses; also a large microwave with in addition its own oven capacity and a tall built-in fridge as well as a separate very large freezer in the utility room (the utility room is separate from the kitchen but attached to it) together with a Bosch washing machine and separate condenser dryer as well as a separate sink and quartz worktop for washing delicate fabrics or for washing hands between bouts of gardening, hiking, walking, fishing, canoeing in the gardens or the river or in the locality the utility room being also the area for taking off muddy boots as well as a separate guest w.c. here which is very useful apart from the main bathroom and en-suite.

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                                  Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                                  Location

                                  40 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Dublin
                                  40 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  Rosslare or Dun Laoghaire or Dublin Port
                                  2 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Rathdrum
                                  10 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  Ashford/Rathnew
                                  10 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Brittas Bay
                                  1 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  Ballinaclash or Rathdrum
                                  5 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  Aughrim/Brook Lodge
                                  2 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Rathdrum

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  Nestled in the Vale of Avoca in the heart of County Wicklow with its own very private riverside setting on the banks of the ageless Avonbeg fishing river in which trout abound, sits this stunning stone and granite restored cottage that was built for utter luxury and delight to the eyes and the senses, both inside and outside with the wonderful one and a half acre gardens brimming with birdsong, wild flowers, ancient trees and wildlife, and the sound of the waters of the river cascading by to form a beautiful space in which to sit and breathe in the intoxicating sights and sounds of this hauntingly beautiful property and gardens that has proved inspirational for everyone who visits this hidden gem, yet is only an hour's drive from Dublin and a few minutes' drive from all the amenities that one could wish for.

                                  For anyone seeking utter tranquillity, privacy, seclusion and peace, this truly is the place which evokes an atmosphere of magical beauty that truly is balm for the soul.

                                  Golf: Golf courses at Brook Lodge in Macreddin Village near Aughrim; at Woodenbridge Hotel and Wicklow Town.

                                   

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                                  Photos

                                  • Partial view of rear and sidof Brook Cottage overlooking the Avonbeg river

                                    Partial view of rear and sidof Brook Cottage overlooking the Avonbeg river

                                  • stone cherub in the gardens by the riverbank

                                    stone cherub in the gardens by the riverbank

                                  • bluebells in Spring in the garden by the river

                                    bluebells in Spring in the garden by the river

                                  • Kitchen/dining area with doors to verandah

                                    Kitchen/dining area with doors to verandah

                                  • one of the river views frm the decking  walkway

                                    one of the river views frm the decking walkway

                                  • savannah-style rustic treehouse

                                    savannah-style rustic treehouse

                                  • The fishing river that flows through the gardens

                                    The fishing river that flows through the gardens

                                  • livingroom with multi-fuel stove

                                    livingroom with multi-fuel stove

                                  • Garden with river side view

                                    Garden with river side view

                                  • Girl gazing at the river

                                    Girl gazing at the river

                                  • sunroom from the covered verandah by the river

                                    sunroom from the covered verandah by the river

                                  • Front porch/patio area

                                    Front porch/patio area

                                  • Kitchen/dining area leading to sun room

                                    Kitchen/dining area leading to sun room

                                  • railed walkway along the private riversiden garden

                                    railed walkway along the private riversiden garden

                                  • cottage entrance

                                    cottage entrance

                                  • Corridor with views to two bedrooms

                                    Corridor with views to two bedrooms

                                  • Third bedroom

                                    Third bedroom

                                  • elevated railed walkway along the riverbank

                                    elevated railed walkway along the riverbank

                                  • one of many rhododendron bushes in Spring

                                    one of many rhododendron bushes in Spring

                                  • Rangemaster stove, hand painted tiles

                                    Rangemaster stove, hand painted tiles

                                  • partial view of the front of the cottage and porch

                                    partial view of the front of the cottage and porch

                                  • partial viewof the covered verandah by the river

                                    partial viewof the covered verandah by the river

                                  • Bridge over stream that flows to the river

                                    Bridge over stream that flows to the river

                                  €1,500 per week (EUR)
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                                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

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