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The Old White Cottage

Shillelagh, County Wicklow (Ref. 1004044)


Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Petra

    “A lovely cottage very cosy and clean with all the facilities one would need for a nice few days away from the city.”

    We enjoyed our stay thanks

    We enjoyed our stay thanks

    - Petra, October 2023


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be made into a double on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, books, games, DVDs and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn area and gravelled area with bench seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Pub within 1.3 miles: shop within 2 miles.

The property

Shillelagh 2.3 miles.

Resting within the countryside setting of County Wicklow (known as “The Garden of Ireland”), and a few miles from the quiet villages of Shillelagh, Clonegal and Carnew, is the idyllic, Old White Cottage.

The bustling and well-services towns of Gorey, Tullow and Bunclody are all within a half-hour drive.

This heart-warming retreat is ideal for a family of four seeking an action-packed holiday, with a magnitude of walks and bike trails awaiting you within the surrounding area.

Approached via an endearing country track, surrounded by a woodland setting, is where you will find this charming base, promising to be a relaxing getaway at any time of the year.

Be welcomed into the well-equipped kitchen, where you will be delighted by the country-style design boasting everything you could possibly need to cater your own delicious evening meals.

From here, step into the sitting room where a woodburning stove greets you and offers a gentle warmth during the winter evenings.

Look forward to relaxing on the sofa with your loved ones around and tuning into the TV to truly unwind, before heading to bed.

The interior is completed by two brightly-decorated bedrooms, comprising of a double and a twin, each complete with a refreshing colour palette, as well as ample storage and the feature fire place within the double bedroom, which adds charm.

During a balmy afternoon, look forward to spending time within the large garden, where the bench seating offers opportunities for a spot of alfresco dining or enjoying a glass of wine as the evening draws to a close.

If you can tear yourself away from the wonderful base, head to the village of Shillelagh, where you will find all the amenities you will require, including a bar, shops, and even a walking stick makers!

For those feeling adventurous, The Wicklow Way is nearby and offers an opportunity to explore the rolling countryside, endearing forests and upland lakes, and the nearby Tomnafinnoge Oak Wood offers more gentle strolls.

Further afield attractions include the majestic Wicklow Mountains and the cities of Dublin, Kilkenny and Waterford.

The Old White Cottage is a quaint base for exploring with your loved ones.

About the location


Tullow 10 miles; Gorey 16 miles.

The village of Shillelagh in County Wicklow is a seventeenth century 'planned estate' village, with appealing architecture including attractive terraced cottages and a courthouse with clock tower. The Shillelagh stick, a well-crafted blackthorne stick originally used as a fighting weapon but now often used as an ornamental or walking stick, originated just outside the village, and visitors can visit workshops to watch local craftsmen continuing to produce this piece of Wicklow history. For walkers, the Wicklow Way runs past the village, and the nearby Tomnafinnoge Oak Wood, one of the largest remaining oak woods in Ireland, makes a lovely spot for an autumn stroll. Coolattin Golf Club is just outside the village, while slightly further afield, the Wicklow Mountains, city of Dublin, and 'Ballykissangel' village of Avoca make superb destinations for an enjoyable day trip. The nearest beach and harbour is a 35 minute drive away at the seaside holiday resort of Courtown. Slightly further afield, you can enjoy the Blue Flag, world-class white sandy beaches at Brittan Bay (45 minutes) and Curraghclose (50 minutes). Both are well worth visiting, whatever the weather.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter