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Unique And Charming Traditional Stone Cottage In Picturesque Surroundings

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Mungacullin - Turrock Cottage

Sleeps 5 in triple bedroom, double bedroom and bed loft.

Turrock Cottage is situated along the Wicklow Way, on the east side of Stookeen Hill, with views over South Wicklow and North Wexford. The cottage is within a farmyard, and close to the main house where we live. We are close to Shillelagh and Tinahely villages, and the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the delights of both Wicklow and Wexford. Avoca, the Ballykissangel village, is just 25kms away while Dublin is 70 kms away. Both the medieval city of Kilkenny and Glendalough are less than an hour’s drive away. An ancient oak forest, Tomnafinnogue Wood, is a beautiful place to walk, any time of year and the beautiful Altamont Gardens and Huntington Castle are always worth a visit. Horse riding, fishing and the Coolattin Golf Club are all available locally. No visit to Turrock is complete without a visit to the Dying Cow pub where you can relax and look at the views, hear some traditional music being played by local musicians and while away the hours. For walkers, we are on the Tinahely to Clonegal leg of the Wicklow Way and are close to the Tinahely loop walks which cater for walkers of varying fitness levels.

Our traditional stone cottage sleeps 5 in comfort but can accommodate 6 if 3 sleep in the downstairs bedroom. There is a triple room, a double room and a single bed loft above the wood-burning stove fireplace. The dining area/kitchen is very spacious with a high ceiling allowing plenty of light and is complete with a large Belfast sink and traditional pine dresser. The large dining table seats 6 comfortably on traditional Bentwood chairs, but will squeeze in more if required. The table is perfect for hosting long, lazy breakfasts and cosy, evening meals while the stove with its dramatic granite chimney breast heats the radiators throughout the cottage keeping it warm and comfortable. The kitchen is fitted out with dishwasher, fridge, microwave and washing machine. Local carpenters and wood-turners have crafted the many presses, worktops and lamp stands giving the cottage a warm, rustic feel. For wet or winter days, a CD/TV is available as well as a small library with a section of books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and Scrabble for those who crave excitement! A small sitting room with sofa and doors opening onto a raised stone deck continues on from the kitchen area. Outside furniture is available for those long, hot summer evenings when all you want to do is look at the magnificent views while having a cup of tea or glass of wine. Internet is not always reliable.

The bedrooms have exposed timber flooring while the kitchen and bathroom have traditional black slate tiles. The wet room/bathroom has a traditional Belfast sink and walk-in electric shower with stones foraged from Wicklow and Wexford beaches that massage your feet while you wash away the stresses of the day.

Sit out on the raised stone deck area and admire the views, listen to the donkeys serenading and the roosters and goat providing the perfect soundtrack to your day. Later in the evening, you may spot deer, see bats leaving their ‘batcave’ for their nightly flight; in early May you may be lucky enough to hear the cuckoo. Our hens and ducks provide perfect eggs for breakfast and our 6 ‘outside’ cats may come looking for attention. Hector the goat is always pleased to see visitors and Hamish and Alex, our donkeys, are delighted to see new people who might give them the odd carrot. Scooby, our dog, is very friendly and cannot get enough attention.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Deirdre Starr and Ciaran Sloan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2016
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About Deirdre Starr and Ciaran Sloan

After years of living in New Zealand, we returned to Ireland to find a place of beauty where we could live. We found paradise in South Wicklow. We are musicians, performing regularly in Ireland and overseas.

Why Deirdre Starr and Ciaran Sloan chose County Wexford

We are surrounded by forests, hills and views of Lugnaquilla and Croghan mountains. It is an oasis of calm and amazing beauty.

What makes this cottage unique

The views say it all and you will want to return to Turrock again and again.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Unique And Charming Traditional Stone Cottage In Picturesque Surroundings
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our little family visits Ireland every couple of years. It is a phenomenally beautiful country with the warmest and kindest of people; even in the cities, people are nice. We always enjoy where we have stayed, typically in B & B’s as we bounce all over the country. You have the pleasure of meeting people from all over the world, in a sweet setting, where you feel as you are being cared for by an aunt or grandmother. This time we elected to have a base, and rent Turrock Cottage in the Wicklow mountains, we were in need of quiet and calm, and a more restful/peaceful holiday. What a brilliant choice; we absolutely hit gold with this choice. We could not have asked for a better place, and people, to recuperate and regenerate after a tough year, and have some desperately needed important family time. Ciaran and Deidre are perfect hosts, the welcome feeling we had while staying there cannot be articulated, the way they made us feel and more so the way Cameron (8 year-old) feel was very special. Allowing him to tag along and feed and corral the critters made him feel important, needed, and excited. He now says he wants geese for Christmas. The cottage is perfect and charming, would not change a thing, beds were so cozy in the cold weather. Kitchen fully stocked with all the necessities to cook and clean, with a fireplace to keep the cottage warm, and the shower/bathroom is just right, and clean, with plenty of hot water. The view is truly priceless, and to top everything off, Mario the perfect vacation pet. We will absolutely be back for another holiday, (next Christmas maybe). Thank You for a really lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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In love!

  • 5 of 5

Both Ciaran and Deirdre were amazing and welcoming. I couldn't have been any happier with our stay than I was. Their property and cottage is like something out of a dream. It was clean, cozy, well maintained, and the beds were incredibly comfortable. The cottage is close to some great, small towns and is central to most things within Wicklow. I traveled a good portion of southern Ireland, and Wicklow was by far my favorite place. I hope to visit Ireland again in the near future, and I can't wait to stay at this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late due to flight times, but were met with a roaring fire and a warm welcome from Ciaran. Milk, eggs and a few other bits were provided and scones arrived the next morning. Amazing views and the signposted walk through the forest and by the stream is a must. Ducks and geese roam free, 2 friendly donkeys and a friendly Hector will munch carrots from your hand all day long. Cats are all friendly, but Mario especially isn't shy to come up for a cuddle, a bowl of milk or even a sleep indoors if you let him - we did!

Ciaran couldn't be more helpful, always making sure we had enough wood for the fire and checking everything was ok.

A great base to explore from and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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A gem of a place

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away in a beautiful , quiet and peaceful location, highly recommend you experience it , this place is magical and the hosts are most welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at the beautiful Turrock Cottage and both times I would say what a lovely, homey and welcoming stay that we had. Both Ciaran and Deirdre are lovely hosts, we found lovely eggs ready for us and yummy homemade scones and jam together with a cosy fire started at the cottage.

The cottage is so lovely and cosy you wouldn't want to leave, which is surrounded by beautiful nature and the lovely animals all round. It is just picture perfect.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Peace and Serenity

  • 5 of 5

I very much enjoyed my stay at Turrock Cottage. The owners, Deirdre and Ciaran are friendly and helpful....the place itself is lovely and comfortable. Ciaran gave us an overview of the place when we arrived. One of my favorite travel days was a day spent at the cottage, reading and enjoying the beautiful weather and the sounds of the animals and birds. I stayed in six places while in Ireland, and this one was my favorite... Ciaran even mailed my earrings to me at my next stop! I so appreciate this. The bedrooms are lovely and I especially love the wood stove and the lofts. Thanks for making our stay very pleasant.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mungacullin, Ireland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £84

The maximum number of nights that we rent out Turrock Cottage is 14 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mungacullin, Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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