Aughrim 3.8 miles.
Dublin 1 hour.
Nestled in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, minutes from the charming town of Aughrim yet only an hour from Dublin, sits Toberlonagh, a beautiful period farmhouse.
In an acre and a half of garden and woodland, this traditional stone-built family home is also only minutes from Tinahely, another of Wicklow’s delightful small market towns.
Renovated to a very high standard and idyllically positioned in a delightful rural setting, Toberlonagh – meaning Three Wells - makes for an inspirational spot to stay and enjoy all its comforts, while offering a lovely base from which to explore both the coast and country of Ireland.
There is ample off-road parking in the former farmyard outside this lovely dwelling, you only have to step over the threshold into a handy utility; here you can kick off your shoes and make use of the washer/dryer to refresh your wardrobe following a day full of adventure or jump in the adjacent shower room for a quick rinse.
Be charmed by the farmhouse-style interior of the neighbouring open-plan kitchen/diner, maintaining the property's traditional character with exposed wooden beams and rustic range cooker and housing an array of modern amenities to assist with your self-catering needs.
Share a bottle of wine with the designated chef at the elegant island in the centre of the sociable space before gathering with your loved ones at the dining table to plan your thrilling holiday itinerary.
Carry the conversation outdoors and enjoy the tranquil setting of the private slate patio, with far-reaching views across the surrounding countryside, or settle down for the evening in a sumptuous spot on the sofa in front of the television, warming the room with the smell of turf and the glow of the open fire.
You’ll find the cosy snug the ideal retreat and a lovely spot to delve into the pages of a captivating book – possibly by the owner, who is herself, a renowned author of romantic adventures - while enjoying a glass of your favourite tipple.
Climb the stairs to the first floor and make use of the galleried study to research the area or catch up on those leisure projects of your own, where the light and airy ambiance will inspire you.
As the evening grows darker, retire to one of the three thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms to rest your head, with the choice between two double rooms, with one benefiting from its own en-suite bathroom and shower, and a family room, perfect for a sleepover for three little ones.
The property has a family bathroom boasting both a bath and a walk-in shower, so you can enjoy a luxurious soak amongst the bubbles or kick-start your day with a rejuvenating shower.
A short car journey will bring you to the truly charming, award-winning town of Aughrim – home to a handful of impressive amenities; indulge in a bite to eat in a rustic setting at the family-run inn, The Meath Arms – incorporating the stylish eatery, The Grain Store - enjoy a pint of Guinness served alongside some traditional Irish craic at O'Toole's Traditional Bar or pick up some freshly baked goods to enjoy in the comfort of your holiday home at Byrne's Newsagents.
Lace up your walking boots and embark on an adventure with a visit to the Wicklow Mountains National Park, a natural oasis stretching over 50,000 acres, decorated in rounded peaks, rocky outcrops and ancient woodland and boasting a plethora of well-maintained walking trails.
The coastal town of Arklow is within easy reach, where you can immerse yourself in fascinating local history with a visit to Arklow Maritime Museum, cast a line at Arklow South Pier, test your swing at the towns 18-hole links golf course or bask in the sun and sand at one of Arklow’s four beaches.
Escape the hustle of everyday life with a stay at Toberlonagh – relax and enjoy!