Delightful

Very peaceful location, lovely setting at the foot of a field & with a private garden. It is part of a farmyard complex which makes it more interesting as there is the ‘big house’ & a stables attached. The cottage surpassed our expectations from the website & in our view is bigger & lovelier than the photos demonstrate. The Mews is the perfect cosy cottage that you’d hope for; it has been modernised whilst retaining character features. The living room is v. comfortable & I imagine very warm & cosy on chilly evenings with the wood stove lit & the curtains drawn.
The additional summer room (breakfast/dining room) is a lovely light spot to sit looking out & makes the cottage much more spacious than it might otherwise feel. The bathroom is a modern wet room with fab shower. The bedroom is comfy & cosy & traditional. The owner was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Although the cottage backs onto a yard with stables & visitors coming & going, it caused no disturbance for us at all. The owner has a dog who often keeps guard of The Mews but is impeccably behaved. It isn’t a good location if you’re looking for nightlife as it’s a few miles to the nearest town but then there’s no need to go out when staying in such a lovely place.
Although the cottage is passed by The Wicklow Way, the local walks often involve conifer forests forestry commission style; the local scenery is pleasant but not dramatic. However, it’s about an hour’s drive to The Wicklow Mountains which are fantastic & well worth a visit expecially Glendalough where there are different waymarked walks. English walkers note that there is not the proliferation of footpaths in Ireland that we are used to in England. Kilkenny made a good day trip for sightseeing & culture. It took us (driving on the slower side) approx. 1.5 hours from Dublin airport to get to The Mews. Highly recommended for the cottage itself especially.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway

Owner’s Response: I’d like to thank the reviewer for going to the trouble to write this. It’s our first year of letting and it’s encouraging to get a good review. The dog’s name is Tara, and she loves sitting outside the Mews. She a gentle soul, who lives in hope of being patted, but does look like a guard dog. We confine her elsewhere when guests prefer.

We hope to keep our standards up, and provide our guests with as much useful local info as possible. These reviewers themselves generously noted down a few walks and places of interest they found, and left them for others to use.

Written by: “Friend of Bruce”        Date: 27 – 07 – ’09

Loft

We had a most wonderful time staying in this beautiful space. Liz was a lovely host and was most helpful replying to our initial emails as well as during our stay. The loft itself was beautifully furnished and well equipped. The location was perfect for us too; easily accessible from the motorway and an hour or so in the car had us in lots of different / interesting places. The perfect getaway. Afraid to recommend this too highly in case it is fully booked the next time we want to come!

Written by: David        Date: 14 – 07 – ’11


The Perfect Getaway

My boyfriend and I had been fantasizing and planning our perfect Ireland getaway for a few months when we stumbled upon this loft. The price and location were both perfect and Liz was more than happy to help us get everything organized over email.

When we arrived for our week long stay in the loft we were greeted by the dogs Pi and Tara, two of the friendliest and lovable pets we’ve ever met. The loft was just the right size with the master bedroom and en-suite downstairs, and the kitchen, living space, and outside deck upstairs. The kitchen had all the utensils needed for cooking meals, and the couches were perfect for curling up at the end of a long day to watch a movie. Eating our breakfast on the deck was amazing as we got to look up onto the sheep-filled hill right behind the cottage (which, for anyone wanting a good hike to an unbelievably breathtaking view, I would highly recommend it!)

The location of the Loft was ideal: a small farm out in the country side away from the city, but only a ten minute drive to the nearest town for groceries and other necessities. The roads were beautiful to walk around and within a 5 minute walk from the loft was a little pub called Crab Lane Pub. This is where we met a few friends that we will never forget, as well as had our first Ireland Guinness (which now makes the Guinness back in Canada taste quite gross).

We have now been back home for 4 months and miss Ireland, especially our week we spent in Liz’s loft, more than we thought we would. Our time in the loft would not have been the same with any other owner. Liz is truly there to help do whatever she can to make your experience the best it can be. Being twenty years of age we had the time of our life exploring the country side in Wicklow and we are already making plans to come back and stay here again in the future.

Written by: Ashlee        Date: 8 – 10 – ’12


Robin and Cathy (16-20 May,2013)

Your Message: – We really enjoyed the Mews, peaceful, clean, spacious and centrally located to all that we wanted to do. Liz is a great hostess and has built a charming place in the countryside to get away from it all. The rooms in the Mews are very comfortable and Liz had everything we needed in the kitchen to make our own meals. We would return again and highly recommend the Wicklow Mews.

Owner’s Response: This review came through our Contacts page into our email. For other reviews see below. No reviews will appear on Owner’s Direct as this is our first summer with them.


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