DescriptionMost elegant, spacious and stylish 3-bedroomed granite cottage set in what must be one of the most beautiful private waterside settings in all of County Wicklow, perched right above and beside the river Avonbeg, surrounded by 1.6 acre gardens of absolute sublime beauty and yet so close to the local villages of Rathdrum and Ballinaclash with Wicklow and Arklow towns a mere 30 minutes’ drive away with the N11 and Dublin within just over one hour’s driving distance (depending on traffic/times of day).
The cottage offers luxurious comfort with an interior of vaulted timbered ceilings from which hang the most graceful chandeliers; solid French oak flooring, oil-fired central heating with 2 separate zones for convenience, a woodburning stove in the lounge and doubleglazed windows throughout and fully furnished with well chosen furnishings and decor that are inspired by the everchanging vistas of Nature outside and the fleeting hues that sketch the skies above. There is also a covered flagstoned verandah and elecrtronic gated entrance from the roadway as well as cctv and alarm.
Outstandingly beautiful features within the gardens are 2 treehouses, one of which overlooks the Avonbeg, the other like a tall savannah-style sentrypost, that commands views over one side of the gardens and towards the river. Also there is a granite vehicular humpbacked bridge which straddles the wide stream that bisects the gardens as it wends its way to the River. The gardens are filled with spectacular swathes of flowers from bluebells, tulips, daffodils and camellias in the Spring with statuesque rhododendrons in many colours and stately magnolias in the early summer. There are also many wildflowers, herbs and fruit and nut trees such as plums, cherries, apples, pears, medlars and hazel. Birdlife abounds within the gardens as do butterflies and bees.
Gardening included in the rental with cleaner by negotiation.