About the property
- House2300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
6 bedroom house Wexford/Wicklow border sleeps 14 set on 1.4 acres of gardens
Nestling at the foot of Annagh Hill enjoying splendid views of the surrounding unspoiled countryside. The residence is presented in excellent condition. Located in a picturesque setting in a much sought after area. 10mins drive to the large towns of Gorey or Arklow, 10 min drive to Tinahely, 15 min drive to the Wicklow Way and 5 mins walk from the The Gap Pub. 1hr15min Dublin City Centre. Deceptively Spacious 2,300 Ft2 on c. 1.4 acre site. A small stream runs along the bottom of the garden with Annagh Hill. The surrounding forests offer miles of undisturbed walking with breathtaking views and wildlife. We are 20 min from beautiful unspoiled Sandy Castletown Beach. Dogs are welcome in the property and even horses - local stabling arranged 5 min away. 45 min drive to the lakes in films P.S. I love you and Braveheart. Organic ready cook meals ordered & delivered upon request. 2 Mountain bikes upon request. Prams on request. A large decking area with stunning views. Children's swings.
owners site - ballythomashill.com
Annagh Vale near Ballythomas Hill is the ideal base from which to plan an angling holiday. Wild Brown Trout are plentiful in the rivers and lakes of the Wicklow Mountains, along with good seasonal runs of Sea Trout. For the sea angler, Bass, Smooth Hound, Tope, and Grey Mullet to specimen size can be targeted from the local coastline, along with a range of lesser species such as Codling, Flounder, and Mackerel.
The local Aughrim and Avonmore Rivers offer superb Wild Brown Trout fishing, and in their lower reaches the opportunity to catch Sea Trout in season (largest ever caught of 16.lbs on the fly near Arklow in Aug 2011 on Aughrim river). The rivers run off moor land, and in the middle sections flow through beautiful wooded valleys. Two local clubs, the Aughrim and Rathdrum Trout Anglers control the Brown Trout fishing, day tickets are available.
Brown trout average 6 – 8 oz, with fish reaching a pound+. They are free rising and on light tackle give great sport.
Hunting and Riding:
Annagh Vale is right at the heart of the hunting scene in Ireland. With many hunts on the doorstep including the foxhound hunts - the Wicklows, Shillelagh's, The Island and the Wexfords and further afield the Carlow Farmers, the Bree and the Bray's (harriers). Local stabling provided by experienced professional only 2 miles from the property - competitive rates - €100 pw full livery.
For those not looking to hunt there are miles of forest tracks and quiet roads to go hacking in with stunning scenery. There is also a local riding club with cross country course and Olympic size arena as well as the munny trail - a 600 acre estate only 20 min drive,
Annagh and Ballythomas Hill are a walkers paradise, with close proximity to the Wicklow Way, it also has it's own less busy walks. Miles of forestry and beach walking, close to Croghan Mountain - a nesting place for birds of prey. Stunning scenery with lots of wildlife including deer and hare, this is not a busy area therefore you can go for miles in total solitude. Annagh hill is featured in our photographs and this is right behind the property, this has a great view from the top across Wicklow and Wexford counties. Article printed in the Irish Times about walks in the area. From pines to peaks - Sat Mar 06, 2010. © 2010 The Irish Times
The walk from Raheenleagh Wood to Croghans top offers great views, writes Brendan Bracken
After a long walk how about a relaxing treatment at the Atlantis Centre, located a mile from Annagh Vale.
Reiki, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Aroma Therapy Massage, Stress Management.
Facilities with in 5 miles.
3 miles - 3 acre lake for fly fishing - Brown Trout on a 'pay as you fish' rate. Equipment on site.
5 miles - Archery. http://www.ashwoodarchery.com/
Further away Gorey/Arklow/Aughrim/Tinhaley/Courtown
Town Parks and play areas, Swimming pools.
Gravity Extreme Adventure Park - Forest Park Leisure Centre, Coutown Harbour. Co.Wexford. http://www.gravityforestpark.ie/
Outdoor Fun Park 'Clara Lara' - Vale of Avoca, Rathdrum, Co.Wicklow. About 30mins drive. http://www.claralara.com/
Angling Park, Rednagh Road, Aughrim, lake is stocked with game fish . Bring your own fishing rods and bait or alternatively you can hire rods and purchase bait at the facility. (0402) 36552.
Children's Mini Farm - Kia Ora Mini Farm, Courteencurragh, Gorey, Co.Wexord. http://www.kiaoraminifarm.com/
Childrens Mini Farm - Tick Tock activity farm, Thomastown, Arklow, http://www.tick-tockactivityfarm.ie/
18 miles - Field Archery - http://www.castlearchers.ie/ at Wells House & Gardens, Ballyedmund, http://www.wellshouse.ie/
Martyn or Grace Veitch
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Such an amazing stay here! Fab house and location 💕👌🏽
Stayed here with friends for a wedding- loved every second! Fab house, would definitely recommend staying here!
Great holiday in a very nice location.
We had a great holiday at Annagh Vale. Everything was as described and very well organized and equipped. Martyn is a great host and helped us when we had some queries or needed something. The house is very well located with easy access to Gorey or the motorway leading to Dublin. Very well organized, clean and spacious. We were delighted with the positioning and the great garden where you can relax at a barbecue or sports activities (if weather permit). We warmly recommend for a successful holiday.
huge house perfect for a big group!
Plenty of space
ideal for weddings in bellybeg house
Martyn's communication made it all so easy!
A wonderful family vacation
We stayed for 3 nights in the villa. Our communication with Martyn was excellent before and during our stay.
He answered all our questions and offered a lot of extra help.
The house was very richly equipped, clean and convenient.
The area is beautiful and all in all it was a great vacation.
Thank you, Martyn.
Oren & Pessie Tsamir
Sorry I missed you on departure. It was a pleasure meeting & hosting for you all at Annagh Vale. Glad you all enjoyed your time Co.Wexford. Regards Martyn
Spacious property but lacking finishing touches
The house is HUGE with plenty of room for large groups & families. The massive dining table is particularly useful for dining together and completing puzzles/playing games. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, plates and cutlery, as well as a good amount of serving dishes. The garden is generous and great for kids play. My biggest gripe was the quality of the mattresses, which seemed consistently cheap, flimsy and certainly were not conducive to a good night's sleep. In addition bath and pedestal matts were old and need replacing. Towels, too, could have been fresher. Annagh Vale was good value for money and if these details could be ironed out, the place would be five stars.
Excellent all round property
Wow what a house. There were 11 adults and 2 children, this house provided lots of space and cleanliness. Situated in an idyllic spot at the foot of the hills with plenty of off road walking but within an hours drive to Dublin, 20 minutes to a beautiful beach and 15 minutes to Gorey town which we fell in love with with its quaint shops.
Local people so friendly, even down to the local pub owners!
Would recommend this property to friends and hopefully return again in a couple of years time.
Martyn & Grace the owners are such friendly helpful people. We loved your property!!
Gail & Ian,
Thank you for your kind words. Glad you all had a great time, and looking forward to your return in the future.
The property is located is in stunning countryside on the border of Wicklow and Wexford, close to the Wicklow Way. It is 45 min from the Blessington lakes and Glendalough and the Vale of Avoca - Ballykissangel. Many films take place here including PS I love you, Braveheart, Michael Collins, the hand that shakes the Barley, etc. Wexford is renowned for its 27 miles unspoiled quiet sandy beaches. Many ring forts are close to the property and one can be seen close to the house dated 800 BC. Close to major towns and Dublin there is plenty of things to see and do including local theatre only 10 min away. We are right in the middle of excellent walking, cycling and riding country where you might not meet anyone for miles. Lots of deer and wildlife. Croghan Mountain - walking distance is a nesting place for birds of prey. Irish heritage centre is only 30 min drive, where you can learn of Ireland's historical past. Golf in the area is excellent with many championship courses. Other Activities: Clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, theatre, golf, fishing Golf: The South East of Ireland is a golfer's paradise, with a wonderful mix of links and park courses, and many driving ranges to practice your swing. The range and variety of golf courses ensures that there is something to suit everyone, from the seriously committed to the relaxed holiday golfer. The renowned Courtown Golf Club is just 20 minutes from Annagh Vale. With six championship courses, County Wexford is a golfers paradise. The wonderful natural terrain around our coastline provides superb linkland. All the courses are open during daylight hours and require neat, casual dress. Advance booking is recommended. Club hire is available and individual tuition can be arranged on request. The courses provide full clubhouse / catering facilities and open licensing hours. owners site ballythomashill.com
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please enquire for an actual price as rate calculator is only a guide. Monthly rates available at €1000/month plus electric and heating. Pest allowed at a rate of €25 per pet. Booking deposit required (non refundable) Weekend stays deposit required €100, Weekly stays deposit required of €250, All balances paid 8 weeks before arrival Refundable Security Deposit of €300 or £220 cash payable on arrival.