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Unique And Charming Traditional Stone Cottage In Picturesque Surroundings

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Deirdre Starr and Ciaran Sloan
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

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 Mungacullin

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Mungacullin, Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • 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


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Unique And Charming Traditional Stone Cottage In Picturesque Surroundings
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Clean, charming, and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation. The landscape of Turrock Cottage is picture perfect. We had a car and became quite adept at driving in Ireland by the end of our two weeks. We saw quite a bit of the island and found the cottage to be a great base. Our kids had no internet and we loved every moment without it, they became human beings again and remembered how to talk to each other, play outside, and appreciate their parents! Great trip!

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, bright cottage with all the amenities. Surrounded by breathtaking views.

  • 5 of 5

We highly enjoyed our stay at turrock cottage. It was clean, bright and has an upstairs loft with a single bed located in front of large windows that allow for stunning views of the surrounding area. The cottage is well equipped with mod cons. The owners are very helpful, willling and available for anything that you might need. They are available if you want to chat or respectful if you would like your privacy. They provide a much needed getaway and make it all the more pleasant by being such lovely people. I would highly recommend this cottage for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the unique location and found the short drive to catch a train to Dublin, a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage ....warm, welcoming owners

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, warm cottage. This was our first stay during our family's first trip to Ireland and we couldn't have chosen a better place. Deirdre and Ciaran made us feel so welcome and at home. The cottage was truly wonderful and the area was very charming. This cottage experience is everything you hope Ireland will be. The only drawback was that we had to leave! We highly recommend this cottage for your stay in Ireland.

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this cottage was beautiful. Everything was thought of, really enjoyed staying here, hoping to visit next year!

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm, friendly and authentic!

  • 5 of 5

This is the REAL deal Irish cottage, but instead of cold stone walls this Irish cottage has been lovingly restored to give you an authentic experience with cosy warm insulation a real bonus to two South African's used to warm weather. A beautiful area and the closest town of SHILLELAGH which has to be the most perfect, tidiest, cleanest little town I have ever seen offers a small grocery shop as well as a local pub. Try the Dying Cow close by as another option for your watering hole and lots of castles to see in the area. The lovely couple who own and run this holiday let are wonderful and are close by to assist without being intrusive. Mario the cat makes himself at home and rules the roost until the geese come out at night then he retreats with a distasteful look on his face. Simply wonderful place! Do not hesitate for a minute just book! Remember to take some extra carrots for the donkeys. Thank you Deirdre and Ciaran so very much for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit AU$155.46

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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