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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Situated on a small private lane, the property is hidden behind electric gates which open to reveal a very substantial house of approx. 352 sq meters, with fully landscaped gardens of approx. 1.25 acres in total. The stunning entrance hallway features curved walls and polished limestone flooring, and leads to the spacious reception rooms. The main reception room and open plan kitchen and dining area are at the heart of the house, with uninterrupted garden views from the wall to wall, triple glazed windows. There is a second, very spacious reception room with tv and entertainment center and French doors to raised patio area and the lawn beyond with all bedrooms situated in a separate wing of the property.
Birch Hill House has five double bedrooms, two of which have private bathrooms. All bedrooms are bright, stylish and spacious . French doors lead to the private, landscaped grounds from each bedroom.
There is a further main bathroom, guest wc and utility in the property.


This magnificent architecturally designed home is nestled within the hills of County Wicklow, yet situated just minutes from the picturesque village of Ashford. Built just 5 years ago to the highest specification, this beautiful house was designed to take maximum advantage of the stunning site and glorious sea views. This “passive house” uses the highest standards of insulation, heat recovery & building technology to ensure your stay is comfortable, cozy and environmentally conscience. Natural materials were utilized throughout, limestone floors, tall bespoke oak doors feature and parquet flooring create a home that is cozy, efficient and aesthetically pleasing from all angles.

Birch Hill House is ideal for large family gatherings, and is also perfect for those frazzled folk who want to kick back and unwind or those seeking adventure in the local area. No detail has been overlooked within the property to ensure your stay will be all you have wished for. The modern, fully equipped kitchen will inspire even the most reluctant of chefs, while the bright dining area, with glorious garden views is sure to please. For those balmy summer evenings, open the wall of glass doors to provide a stunning vista to the outdoor dining area with barbecue and sheltered gazebo, bounded by glorious planting and exquisite landscaping. On chillier evenings, light the log stove fire in the main reception room and sink into the comfortable sofas and relax after a busy day of activities or sightseeing.

The gardens extend to 1.25 acres and are a riot of colorful and imaginative planting. They were designed by the noted garden designer Diarmuid Gavin, who is famed both home and abroad for his innovative and modern approach to garden design. A former Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist, his vision for the gardens of Birch Hill House was to design a cubist, contemporary style landscape which is highlighted by bold areas of color, from both planting and form. The large outdoor dining area is totally sheltered and designed to take advantage of both southerly and westerly aspects while the covered seating area and gazebo offer shelter from the midday sun. Steps lead to a tennis court. This sport court is also suitable for shooting hoops or playing soccer

There is also a fully stocked vegetable garden where you can help yourself to ingredients and herbs which could not be fresher. And why not exercise those green fingers and sow the next seasonal crop!
Accommodation details:

Entrance Hallway: Open the imposing Irish Oak door to reveal a spacious entrance hallway with polished limestone flooring and curved walls leading to the main reception rooms. There is a piano for those who wish to entertain. Around the curve there is guest wc with stone sink and polished stone floor.

Laundry Room: There is a separate utility room which is equipped with extra large washing machine and tumble dryer, sink, storage and drinks fridge.

Kitchen/Dining Room: Exceptionally bright and spacious, the volcanic stone worktops and polished limestone floor showcase the quality of this magnificent, fully equipped kitchen. All facilities are available, including dishwasher, double oven, both gas and electric hobs, microwave, large fridge/ freezer and Miele coffee machine to provide the perfect espresso or cappuccino, with freshly ground beans sourced from an award winning local roaster. The central island unit ensures a sociable space for entertaining, enjoy your favorite music with the docking station on the BOSE Lifestyle System, while the large dining table can seat 12 and is ideally placed to take full advantage of the garden views.

Living Room: The sunken reception room flows down from the dining area. This space with its wood burning stove, comfortable and cozy couches, makes it the ideal space to relax after a busy day enjoying all the local area has to offer. Enjoy the fantastic garden view, listen to your favorite sounds or enjoy a movie on the flat screen tv and sound system.

Family Room: This wonderful second reception room features parquet wooden flooring, ample seating and doors leading to a raised patio area overlooking the front garden and local hills. There is an entertainment center with wide screen tv, ample dvd and cd and also a games console.

Main Bathroom: The large family bathroom features honed natural limestone tiling and has a spectacular double sink unit. Enjoy a long soak in the large Duravit bath or step into the shower enclosure under the thermostatically controlled pumped shower head and strip away the days wear and tear.


Bedroom 1: This large bedroom with double bed/twin beds, has lots of wardrobe space and French door leading to a raised patio area overlooking the front garden and surrounding countryside. Absorb the last of the evening sun while reading or just enjoying the peace and quiet.

Bedroom 2: Also a spacious double bedroom, pleasantly decorated, there is a large comfortable double bed/twin beds, ample storage and access to your own patio area and the garden.

Bedroom 3 : This light filled grand bedroom has a king sized bed and a landscape picture window facing the sea from which you can watch the day break or observe the moon as it reflects onto the dark sea. Kick back on the private terrace with a good book & your favorite tipple. This bedroom has the added luxury of a log style fire which at the press of a button changes the mood to create a cozy, comfortable room when the sun goes down. You also have the added bonus of being able to appreciate the flames flickering as you sink into the bath in the adjoining en suite bathroom. This large luxurious bathroom with dark limestone and thoughtful lighting creates a relaxing mood and has a walk in shower area, secluded toilet and two sinks. There is a walk in wardrobe with more than ample storage space, tv and telephone points in the room.


Master Bathroom: The modern design of this bathroom belies the traditional, locally sourced materials used to create a space that is functional, yet luxurious. Polished limestone tiles, large double sinks, extra deep bath and feature log fire combine with the discreet lighting and striking color scheme, while the curved wall hides a walk in shower area with power shower.

Bedroom 4: Large bedroom with twin beds or a king size bed depending on your requirements, and if you have small guests with you ,there is a bunk bed which can be added. The fitted wardrobes provide lots of storage space and through the French doors it boasts both fantastic views and direct access to the gardens.

Bedroom 5: This tastefully decorated double bedroom with neutral tones, creates an ambiance of peace and tranquility. Enjoy a restful nights sleep in the large brass bed. there is ample wardrobe space and garden access with a stunning view of the begonia bed which is a joy in the summer.

Ashford Village: Birch Hill House is situated a short stroll to the picturesque village of Ashford. Located approx 30 miles south of Dublin city and airport, it is ideally located for visitors to this wonderful part of Ireland. County Wicklow is known as 'The Garden County ' and there are many private gardens and stately homes which open to the public close by. Just a short stroll minutes from the house however, is Mount Usher gardens, which was voted the “Best garden to visit in Ireland” by BBC Gardeners World The shopping courtyard features a wonderful restaurant and there are myriad specialty shops with the best of Irish food, furniture and crafts on offer. Also in the village you can enjoy a drink of Guinness in front of a log fire, while working up a hunger to enjoy a tasty meal in one of the two fine restaurants.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 352 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    twin available...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    twin available...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    room for extra bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    room for extra bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Birch Hill House has five double bedrooms, two of which have private bathrooms. There is a further main bathroom and a guest wc in the property. All bedrooms are bright, stylish and spacious. French doors lead to the private, landscaped grounds from each bedroom with some having their own patio areas from which to enjoy the stunning local scenery. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Family...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    En suite...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Ensuite...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    W.C....moreless

  • Main Bathroom: The large family bathroom features honed natural limestone tiling and has a spectacular double sink unit. Enjoy a long soak in the large Duravit bath or step into the shower enclosure under the thermostatically controlled pumped shower head and strip away the days wear and tear. Master Bathroom: The modern design of this bathroom belies the traditional, locally sourced materials used to create a space that is functional, yet luxurious. Polished limestone tiles, large double sinks, extra deep bath and feature log fire combine with the discreet lighting and striking color scheme, while the curved wall hides a walk in shower area with power shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The gardens extend to 1.25 acres and are a riot of colorful and imaginative planting. They were designed by the noted garden designer Diarmuid Gavin, who is famed both home and abroad for his innovative and modern approach to garden design. A former Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist, his vision for the gardens of Birch Hill House was to design a cubist, contemporary style landscape which is highlighted by bold areas of color, from both planting and form. The large outdoor dining area is totally sheltered and designed to take advantage of both southerly and westerly aspects while the covered seating area and gazebo offer shelter from the midday sun. Steps lead to a tennis court. This sport court is also suitable for shooting hoops or playing soccer This court is marked for tennis but is equally suitable for soccer, there is a ring to shoot a few hoops or just use it as a nice play area for the kids....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Games/Family room which includes 42' T.V. , satellite T.V., comfortable couches,Toys , books and a full size pool table for your enjoyment...moreless

  • Games:

    Various selection of board games ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    eclectic mix...moreless

  • Piano
  • Pool Table:

    Full size,slate bed pool table...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Sky tv...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose ...moreless

  • Television:

    48 inch tv in sitting room 42 inch led TVs in playroom...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Open plan kitchen dining area with comfortable seating for up to 12 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Passive House with heat recovery, solar panels and wood burning stove...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless broadband...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking is off street behind electric gates...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Secure and safe parking...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    landline available and local, national and Irish mobile calls free, other calls are chargeable. Suggest using Skype, facetime or similar for foreign calls (free)...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and hand towel for every person...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    Located in utility room...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located in utility room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Beautiful designer Rais woodburning stove with large clear glass door, radiates both heat and creates a warm cozy atmosphere. Firewood provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    miele built in coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    12 place settings...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Modern fully equipped kitchen,coffee machine, dish washer,double oven,gas and electric induction hob, fridge and freezer...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large terrace just outside the kitchen/dining area for outdoor dining. The majority of rooms have access to various terraces with different views of the garden and surrounding countryside...moreless

  • Golf:

    Many Championship courses, Druids Glen , The European, Woodenbridge and many more, all nearby,please see our website; www.birchhillhouse.com for more details and more courses, all very close by...moreless

  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our house is situitated on more than 1 acre of Diarmuid Gavin designed gardens....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas bar be-que under sheltered area...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Private Sportcourt tennis court...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 25 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,893
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,111

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $670.18
  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

Security deposit of 600 euro and refunded 7 days after departure to a nominated bank account or via HomeAway

Cancellations refunded up to 90 days before arrival .


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

68 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Dublin International Airport
800 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Ashford House
34 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Dun Laoighre
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Wicklow
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Wicklow Town
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
800 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Yew Tree
18 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Brittas Bay

Car: Recommended

Birch Hill House is situated in the picturesque village of Ashford, in the county of Wicklow, 'The Garden of Ireland'. This magnificent architecturally designed property takes maximum advantage of the stunning site and glorious sea views. with gardens designed by Diarmuid Gavin. Close by you have the beaches of Brittas Bay and Silversands, Gardens and Estates like Power court and Mount Usher, Wicklow Gaol (haunted), Clara Lara Fun Park angling, horse riding and fishing.

Wicklow Mountain National Park is a walkers paradise, 'The Wicklow Way' has dramatic scenery, rich with flora and fauna, the glacial lakes of Lough Dan and Glendalough.

Golfers, you have some of the best courses Ireland has to offer on your doorstep, Druids Glen and Wood brook who have hosted The Irish Open, Wicklow, Blainroe, The European, and Wooden bridge giving you the finest of woodland to links courses and at great value.

Just 30 miles from Dublin city center it is the ideal base for a city trip.

 

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Photos

  • Barbecue Area

    Barbecue Area

  • Entrance Hallway

    Entrance Hallway

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Main bathroom

    Main bathroom

  • The Garden Cafe and Arboretum at Mount Usher Gardens

    The Garden Cafe and Arboretum at Mount Usher Gardens

  • Garden View

    Garden View

  • Sunken seating area with log stove

    Sunken seating area with log stove

  • Double bed with French doors leading to garden

    Double bed with French doors leading to garden

  • En suite Bathroom

    En suite Bathroom

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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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