It’s a luxurious residence in an enviable elevated site, not overlooked, uninterrupted, private stunning views of the sea and Mount Usher Gardens. Great location, easy to access to Dublin City and airport - by car or bus. A car is not necessary but it is useful.
Wait until you see the early morning sun rise! During the day there are views of the sea, Mount Usher Gardens with the colours of the trees that will take your breath away. You will see many shades of green from the trees and grass and by night you will see the lights of the village and neighbouring Rathnew and Wicklow Town. You will see the lights of light houses, boats/ships and fishing vessels.
What you will have in this house: This superior house is a modern and tastefully renovated in November 2018 with an exceptional high standard. The house is energy efficient, with a geo thermal heating system providing constant comfortable temperature and hot water on demand from a booster/pressurised system. There is a high speed fibre Wifi and piped music speaker system in most rooms via Philips Bluetooth system.
The house accommodates 16 + and is complete with 5 large bright bedrooms.
Main bathroom comprises of a 4 person sauna, jacuzzi large bath. Modern kitchen complete with Neff ovens, hob, American fridge with ice maker, dishwasher and Coffee Machine. The kitchen is fully equipped. The dining area has an extra-long table that can also be extended. The living area has a smart and cable TV and a piano.
BEDROOMS The house sleeps 16 people plus...
Bedroom 1 – Master Bedroom complete with large adjacent room-additional beds Beds: super king (1), double (1), single (2) Master bedroom is complete ensuite and separate room attached
Bedroom 2 Beds: king (1), single (3) With ensuite
Bedroom 3 Beds: king (1) With Ensuite
Bedroom 4 Beds: king (1)
Bedroom 5 Beds: double (1)
Garden Externally, there is a decking area and a limestone patio with BBQ area, ample seating to relax with alfresco dining. The gardens also include astro/all-weather pitch and mature fruit trees, colourful blossoming gardens as well as access to a 20 +acre woods. The gardens have 4-5 different seating areas with stunning views, perfect with a good book, glass of wine or just relax.
Why stay in Ashford Ashford village is a short walk, which has pubs, restaurants, grocery , cafes, pharmacy, local fruit, vegetables, honey and juice are also sold. The local butcher has excellent meat and fresh fish is sold every Thursday in the village. Public transport is easily accessible in minutes. It’s also home to the famous Mount Usher Gardens. Ashford is a luxurious part of wicklow. It’s a desirable exclusive residential location on Dublin commuter belt. Wicklow town is 10 minutes in the car and has larger supermarkets etc.
This stunning house is located close to the motorway so its easy access from Dublin airport and all the ferry ports in Ireland. It’s an ideal location to do many day trips.
The poet Seamus Heaney lived in Granmore Ashford for 5 years in 1970's. He continued to visit this place as it was one of his great loves. It is believed his love for this location is not only because of it as a home but he also seen it as a retreat and a place of inspiration.
We hope you will relax in this beautiful location. This peaceful countryside setting will encourage you to go for a tranquil walk, a cycle or a 7km jog or run.
It’s a very bright spacious house perfect place for you if plan on a family reunion, a gathering of a group of friends or a conference. The large garden is perfect for younger ones to enjoy playing in the den in the tree house, basketball or burn off excess energy on the swing, play ball or badminton on the all-weather surface.
What to do during your stay Places you could go to from this location can include so many but to name some include,
Glendalough, Devils glen Ashford has sculptures in woodland, Greystones, Bray, cliff walk, Bray head, Sugarloaf mountain, Enniskerry, Powerscourt gardens and waterfall, Avondale house, Botanic gardens in Kilmacurragh, Wicklow historic Gaol, Sealife in Bray, Hilltop shooting sports in Newtownmount Kennedy, Ballyknocken cookery school, Victors way park Roundwood, Delgany heritage trail, Horse riding in Bel air, Ju Ju adventures fat biking, Mc Creddin food market, Wicklow bowl and Kidzone, Polo in Wicklow, Paintball in Roundwood, The mill at Avoca village, Black castle Wicklow, Glenmalure, Cloncallow garden Newcastle, Clara lara fun park, Warblebank garden Newtown Mount Kennedy, Mountain biking Ballinastoe, Wren's wood garden, Bray adventures kayaking, surfing, sup, raft building etc. Rossborough house and parklands, Wicklow way, Wicklow mountains, Military road, Sallys gap, Guinness lake, Glenroe and Tick Tock farm, Kiteboarding in Brittas, Parnell National memorial park Rathdrum, Wicklow head, Kilruddary house and garden, Greenan Maze, Brittas bay.
Shopping is also great, Dundrum for all the major stores, it is said that its Irelands best and biggest shopping centre, Ashford also has some boutique shops. Gorey is the best town in Ireland to find lots of ladies boutiques which is 25 minutes away. You will also find some nice boutiques in Greystones and you also must visit Avoca. We are lucky to have the Avoca cafe and shop in Ashford village but a larger Avoca handweavers is in Kilmacanogue and it has clothes, food, restaurant, cafe and so much more. The Happy pear is also nearby and is a famous place to eat some healthy vegetarian foods in Greystones.
Day trips I would also recommend other day trips to places like Waterford, Kilkenny, Belfast and Boyne valley in Meath and Japanese gardens in Kildare and of course Dublin city which has lots of places that you must visit. They are all within two hours from this ideal touring location. Dublin city is within one hour.
We have lots of recommendations for places to eat, some are walking distance, some deliver food and some in Wicklow town, Greystones, Bray, Kilmacanogue and Laragh and even Dublin city.
Films Ashford is obviously well known for the home of Ashford Studios. They are currently filming the Vikings. Wicklow has attracted many other well known films for the amazing sceneries, such as Braveheart, Exalibur, Veronica Guerin, PS I Love you and so many more.
Golf This house is also close to many Golf courses, Wicklow, Glen Mill, Druid's Glen, Powercourt, The European Club and Blainroe in Brittas Bay, and the stunning Woodenbridge golf course. These are just to name a few in the area.
Spa Wicklow has many spas if you would like to be pampered. Two hair dressers within walking distance. Some of the best spa's include powercourt Espa, Rainforest Summerhill, Well Macreddin. Wicklow town and Bray have the best beauticians Eden and Carrigg. They both do a lot of advanced treatments. You can also get a mobile beauty specialist to call to the house if pre booked.
We hope you will always have fond memories of your stay in this house. Our aim is to ensure you have all the amenities that you need to enjoy your stay.
We can't welcome you enough and hope you will return many times to this idyllic house.
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We stayed here from the 13th to the 20th of April 2019. We had 7 of us overall and we absolutely loved our stay.
The house is very spacious and has a very big back garden, there are two spots at the top of the garden that are perfect for a morning coffee and the views from there are great. The bedrooms upstairs are big and spacious and each have their own ensuite, the 3 bedrooms downstairs can sleep 2 max, one has an ensuite and the other two share the large main bathroom which contains both a large jacuzzi bath and a sauna. We used the sauna several times during our stay and was not disappointed. The jacuzzi bath was also used and was very enjoyable. The only real problem with the house is that the water takes time to heat up, so showers need to be organised so that everyone can use the hot water, also using multiple electrical devices at the same time could cause an issue (like the dishwasher and oven).
The location of the house is perfect. Bus eireann travels through the village and the stops are only a 10 minute walk away, making transport from the airport and into Dublin easy. The village is a 5 minute walk and has everything you would need during your stay, including pubs, take aways, a grocery store with an ATM, a pharmacy etc. The Woodpecker pub is a 2 minute walk from the house and the food there is very good. Bus eireann can also bring you to Wicklow Town which has amazing views of the coast (we would recommend Black Castle), we walked to Wicklow Town which took about an hour, a taxi back cost €10 (which is very cheap). Mount Usher Gardens is a 5 minute walk from the house, we would highly recommend this, there is an €8 entry fee but it is worth the price! There was also a new local link service that had only started the week we arrived which connects Ashford to Glendalough, it only cost €3 for the trip and there is no entry fee into Glendalough, this is a must do!
The owner of the house was extremely helpful and welcomed any questions we had before and during our stay. She only checked in with us once to take out bins and change our towels but she gave us prior warning of this which was great! She had also left us some treats from the store as we did not have a car, a car isn't necessary but the walk up to the house is a bit of a hill so a car could come in handy. Overall our experience of the house and the kindness of the owner really made our trip extra special and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
One thing to note, when trying to find the house it is best to use the eir code the owner gives you, it makes it a lot easier.