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Stable Cottage Clara Vale, Glendalough, Co Wicklow
Stable Cottage Clara Vale, Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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About this listing

The Cottage is in a group of original 18th Cent Irish cottage and barn buildings in the Wicklow Hills, 6 km from Glendalough ruins and near National Park trails. Located at the home and studios of artist Patrick Walshe and his designer wife Rosalind, it is set in gardens off a quiet roadway (L6124), 4km from the villages of Laragh and Rathdrum, one hour from Dublin city. It is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of Ireland.

The space

Perfect as a quiet getaway, for hiking the mountains, or even as a base for exploring Dublin and the Southeast if you come from overseas. A friendly, cozy, country experience with a wood burning stove and exceptional comfort. A lot of thought has gone into the renovation, making this a special place to relax.

Guest access

The Stable Cottage is a completely separate building from the Walshe’s traditional Irish home but has a common driveway and courtyard. Relax in the garden or sit by the fish pond in the rose courtyard. We welcome you to share our rural haven surrounded by sheep fields, trees and birdsong.

Interaction with guests

Artist Patrick Walshe, the owner is often available on request for art discussions, local insights, walks, tall tales and hiking guidance. On the other hand you can expect total privacy if you so desire.

Other things to note

We have two very friendly dogs, Jellybean and Popeye, but please leave yours at home as we are surrounded by sheep fields and chasing the sheep does not go down well with the farmers !
Our water comes from our own well and is the most delicious mountain beverage, straight from the tap!!!
Ther is a gas fired barbeque and we are currently building an outside wood-fired pizza oven.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 11AM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: €50
Security Deposit: €200
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 11AM

- No Hiking Boots in the house please.
- Our broadband is not city standard, but is adequate for emails and Netflix.
We can organise emergency washing/drying



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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7 Reviews

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Charlie User Profile
May 2017
Cottage is excellent and in a perfect setting. Had a great stay and Patrick is extremely helpful. Highly recommend

Gwyn User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful setting and very high quality accommodation. Very peaceful place, easy check in with all the essentials and ideal location to visit all of Wicklow's finest with plenty of information provided by Patrick. Highly recommended.
Patrick User Profile
Response from Patrick:
Thanks, Gwyn, we're glad you enjoyed it. Come back anytime you get a window of respite!! Been where you are and now have two great big quite a journey.
May 2017

Tim User Profile
April 2017
Lovely location, great walks, beautiful irish country side ... and plenty of great pubs to eat & drink
Patrick User Profile
Response from Patrick:
Enjoy your golf. Lovely weather for it. Do come back sometime
April 2017

Kit User Profile
April 2017
This is a stunning, design-forward cottage. We spent hours just looking at the objects on the shelves and reading the books! The second morning we woke to find a lamb sleeping on our doorstep, and we spent our days hiking in the beautiful Wicklow mountains. The description of this property is accurate and Patrick, the host, is available and helpful without being at all intrusive. We would go back in a heartbeat.
Patrick User Profile
Response from Patrick:
It was great having you guys here. Glad you had such a good time. Enjoy the rest of your European oddessy. You're welcome back anytime.
April 2017

Jan User Profile
March 2017
Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. The Stable Cottage was so much more than expected. The warmth and coziness were delightful. The house itself, is beautifully decorated with vintage and new! You could just look at the things they have shared for hours! The comfort level is amazing. I was able sit around inside and out. The surrounding atmosphere was perfect. The sounds of the birds and the occasional sheep and cow off in the distance, let you know, that you are at the heart of Ireland. Everything and so much more was at my fingertips!! I don't have words to express how much I loved having a bathtub and a shower!! And a kitchen of my very own!!! I don't want to forget the wireless internet!! So easy and hassle free! It worked better and easier than most hotels! The family who own Stable Cottage are great people! You never knew they were around. But, if you wanted something, or to go out somewhere, they were there to assist. The location was wonderful also! So much to see and do, but you still have complete privacy and peacefulness!! Again, thanks! I know I will be back!!!

Fiona User Profile
February 2017
Charming little place with lots of character and comfort. Patrick was a very helpful host.

Brendan User Profile
December 2016
Beautiful cottage, wonderful hosts and a truly delightful stay. The art and decor were exceptional and the cottage had so much atmosphere and character. On a practical level, very well equipped and the hosts were extremely helpful when called on. Thank you Patrick and family!

Rathdrum, Ireland · Joined in December 2016
Patrick User Profile
Response rate: 100%
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