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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: 09/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 165 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

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

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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Luxury

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Outside

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

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,232
Spring
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,456
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay

$1,568
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$179
$1,344 $4,480
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

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. Please note that the holiday home owner is happy to accept 3, 4 and 5 day bookings but these are subject to the owner's discretion in terms of the amount charged for less than 7 nights with a guideline cost for 3, 4 or 5 days being a minimum of 675 euros - the cost for fewer than 7 nights standard booking dates is not based on a pro rata basis - this is due to the amount of time, energy and input required for a 3, 4 or 5 day booking being the same as for a 7 day booking in order to maintain the high standards that the home owner aspires to for each and every booking and which any holiday visitor would expect, Brook Cottage being considered a 5-star property which is maintained to impeccable standards as are the 2 acre riverside gardens. also for more than 2/3 people the price will be slightly higher than the rates advertised on the official rates' guide, although the extra amount charged will be only vary slightly and at all times be guided by what is considered reasonable by the holiday home owner and subject to her discretion - the owner is happy to discuss this with any holiday visitor wishing enquiring about staying at Brook Cottage.

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 tealight candles for the many decorative dining and tealightholders in the cottage. also big baskets of logs for the woodburning stove and firelighting materials for these too. also toiletries such as quality soap in the bathrooms and guest w.c. There are also hundreds of brilliant books for the perusal of holiday visitors including an excellent range of dvds and cds. Sky tv and broadband and all other utilities are included in the price.


Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

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

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

  • Kitchen/dining area with doors to verandah

    Kitchen/dining area with doors to verandah

  • Corridor with views to two bedrooms

    Corridor with views to two bedrooms

  • The fishing river that flows through the gardens

    The fishing river that flows through the gardens

  • Garden with river side view

    Garden with river side view

  • partial viewof the covered verandah by the river

    partial viewof the covered verandah by the river

  • sunroom from the covered verandah by the river

    sunroom from the covered verandah by the river

  • Granite vehicular bridge at driveway entrance with new treehouse over the river

    Granite vehicular bridge at driveway entrance with new treehouse over the river

  • Partial side view of cottage with fuchsias and pink roses

    Partial side view of cottage with fuchsias and pink roses

  • One of four majestic stately 170 yr old trees when this cottage was once a forge

    One of four majestic stately 170 yr old trees when this cottage was once a forge

  • Front porch/patio area

    Front porch/patio area

  • bluebells in Spring in the garden by the river

    bluebells in Spring in the garden by the river

  • 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

  • savannah-style rustic treehouse

    savannah-style rustic treehouse

  • 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

  • livingroom with multi-fuel stove

    livingroom with multi-fuel stove

  • Vehicular granite vehicular bridge over stream with treehouse to rear

    Vehicular granite vehicular bridge over stream with treehouse to rear

  • Partial side view of Brook Cottage

    Partial side view of Brook Cottage

  • totally enclosed two-storey treehouse over the river with wheelchair access

    totally enclosed two-storey treehouse over the river with wheelchair access

  • Beautiful Arts & Crafts style pergola at main entrance from winding road

    Beautiful Arts & Crafts style pergola at main entrance from winding road

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Villa
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/25/2016

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Bahana (Whaley), Co. Wicklow, Ireland #865118ha

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