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Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A one-off comfortable period cottage right on the Irish Sea coast line

An unashamedly romantic secluded period farmhouse, “Park” has sea views from every room (from every bed if you want to be exact) and is set in a magical unspoiled coastal vista with an unrepeatable “get away from it all” atmosphere.”

A private holiday home and bolt-hole for the same family for more than fifty years, there is a calmness and a healing property that makes it perfect for honeymooners (not necessarily their first) and also idyllic for young children who might find they can explore the abundant natural beauty of the farmland and coastline with a nowadays unusual freedom.

The informal seaside style gardens feature ancient stone walls and extensive grassed areas and suggest the urgent need for a little more relaxation before indulging in anything as vigorous as a walk on the beach let alone a swim. There is a sheltered cove on the property and also rock pools and an amazing rock archway and seating with sea views.

More Details

Colin Brennan
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here for three wonderful days and only left once for supplies.

Once you come here, there is no reason to eave, wondeerful weather, beach picnics, siting in the beautiful gardens drinkinmg wine, warm cozy fires at night - The Perfecty Holiday - Ronan and Sonya
Apr 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Arklow in Wicklow

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom and shower room both have toilets and handbasin. There is no upstairs bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • The main bedroom with a double bed is upstairs where there are also two further bedrooms which lead off each other with two single beds in each A further bedroom with two single beds and a door to the outside is on the ground floor
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Some of the house is 17th century and it has been restored and furnished in keeping with its age. The bathrooms are however completely modern. A cast iron bath, power shower and electric towel rail have been added in an upgrade to the plumbing. The kitchen is also up to date with high specification appliances and specially designed cabinets of locally grown and crafted elm. In September 2010, the farmhouse became the only property of its kind to be added to the List of Protected Structures by Wicklow County Council. Much of the furniture is antique but the interior is generally simple and easy to keep as is traditional in seaside houses.


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Spectacular cliff top 17th century seaside farmhouse with own beach
average rating of 4.876923 based on 68 reviews

This is a wonderful 400year old house in a spectacular location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I will never forget the

wonderful time we had at “Park”. The walks on the beach and down the lane. The peat fires and Irish Tea at night. The moon’s reflection on the sea in the evening as we stood outside and watched the stars. Morning breakfast outside overlooking the ocean.The short drives to Arklow, Redcross, Gorey. The day trips to Glendalough,Powerscourt,Dublin, New Ross, and Hook lighthouse The location allows you to explore the whole Wicklow area and beyond.

Colin was very helpful and called at the start of our visit to make sure all was well and answer questions.

He also called at the end of our visit and asked for any suggestion we might have. He was great!!

We were at Park from June 23-June 30, 2018. The weather was clear and warm

We will always look back at the time we spent at “Park” and appreciate the memories and how lucky we were to find this “Little bit of Heaven”

Bob B from Northridge California

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bob. That proves it. The idea that it rains all the time in Ireland is just fake weather news.
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Get away from the crowd & access east Ireland

  • 5 of 5

After spending several days in Dublin, we were anxious to leave the bustle behind and see the Irish countryside. Colin's place, Park, is the ideal way to get away from it all, yet access the best eastern Ireland has to offer (Powerscourt, Glendalough, Avoca weavers, Wicklow Town and more). This farmhouse is outfitted with all the necessary modern conveniences, yet retains an old world charm, and best of all, privacy. Down a country lane and through three gates, you won't have any unwanted visitors passing by, and a whole beach essentially to yourself. If your family or friends seek quietude, this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Totally unique

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesomely beautiful. It's like being in an Enid Blyton novel, you feel like you should be eating bread and jam sandwiches before heading off to the beach for an adventure. The house is like a museum property with twisty creaking stairs and very old wooden doors everywhere. Everything you need for a comfortable holiday is there - good quality kitchen paraphernalia, extra rugs, beach towels, plenty of books etc. We had beautiful weather so mostly ate outside listening to the birdsong and being surprised by a fox one morning who nonchalantly padded past. There is a long drive down into the property winding through farmland, past a copse and then down a flower-filled lane which we walked up every morning. The view over the beach is stunning. It is accessed via steps cut out of the hill and we had it to ourselves the whole week. If you want to get away from it all but still be within driving distance of all Wicklow has to offer then this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breathtaking views of the Irish Sea! Privacy is premium.

  • 4 of 5

This property is extremely private! Beautiful property with breathtaking views. Very nice to have access to the beach. Loved eating outside on the picnic tables in the old barn ruins overlooking the sea.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week here. The property was amazing and the owner was personable and had very quick responses to our questions. Everything was perfect, private yet close to town. Highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary Ann. I can also say you made great guests. I am glad you appreciated the privacy. Best wishes, Colin
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Perfect for a Family

  • 5 of 5

Park is stunning! My husband, parents and my two young boys stayed here and it was the perfect place for our first trip to Ireland. The property is gorgeous and is fun to explore, even for adults.

There is a path that walks down to a beautiful, long stretch of beach. My boys and I had a great time running in and out of the waves and looking for rocks. One of the highlights of the stay was that we saw two seals!

Park is a great central location for amazing day trips if you choose to leave the property. We really enjoyed places such as Kilkenny, Glendalough, Wicklow, and a 5 mile cliff walk from Bray to Greystones. We also had some great meals in Gorey at Katie Daly’s and The Kitchen. The property is remote, but not so far from town that you can’t get anything you need fairly quickly. The house itself is very well stocked. There was nothing we needed that we could not find.

We enjoyed cozy fires in the evening, although the locals teased us in a friendly way about asking for firewood in Ireland’s “summer.” We also had a great time in the evening after our day excursions playing hide and seek on the property with my 5 and 8 year old. There were a couple evenings when the skies were pretty clear and we saw some great stars and even saw a shooting star!

Colin was amazing and very responsive. We feel so lucky to have experienced this part of the world in his cozy home. My boys even say they would give up their X-box to be back at Park!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Rosslare/ Dun Laoghaire
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Adjoining garden
Car: necessary

'Park,' the name of the property, is situated on the coast about four miles south of the town of Arklow which is the nearest center for shopping and a good choice of pubs and restaurants. Although secluded, with a town so close it could not be described as remote. It is about one mile off the road system at the end of a lane way with two farm gates which need to be opened and closed.

It is close to the Wicklow Mountains and the delightful village of Avoca where the TV sitcom Ballykissangel was filmed. Day trips to Dublin, Wexford and the charming City of Kilkenny are manageable. Russborough, the stately home, and the gardens of Powerscourt, Kilruddery and Mount Usher are all easily reached. The highly scenic valley of Glendalough with its monastic ruins is easy and rewarding to visit. Newgrange, the 5,000 year old stone-age passage grave, is a bit further afield but should not be missed.

For those who don't like an empty beach, the popular Clogga & Kilgorman strands are close by.

Other Activities: Garden visiting

Golf: The magnificently set Woodenbridge Golf Club, a leading parkland course of some significance described by the legendary Joe Carr as “Ireland’s Augusta” and “The most scenic golf course in Ireland, a hidden gem,' it is within five miles. Arklow Golf Club, a tricky but satisfying classic links course is even nearer.

There are many other course within east reach including Coolatin and Courtown.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Arklow, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
4 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
22 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
21 Sep 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The house is not rented in winter month from November to April and it is only rented by the week on a Saturday-to Saturday basis. A non-returnable deposit of 25 per cent per week booked is required to confirm a booking with the balance being due two months before the commencement of the tenancy. In the event of cancellation, the refund of any payments is at the discretion of the owners.
The rents quoted are all-in. There are no taxes, cleaning charges or fees of any kind.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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