High in the Wicklow Mountains, the most picture perfect example of a country home. It retains the 19th century cottage feel with all the comforts of a good home away from home.
The Irish Times
Beautifully restored, 20 minutes from Glendalough up a leafy lane in a wooded valley with a stream burbling in the garden.
The Daily Telegraph
Aughavannagh Cottage is a beautifully restored holiday cottage in the scenic Wicklow Mountains an hour south of Dublin. Located near the Wicklow Way hiking trail at the foot of Lugnaquilla - Wicklow's highest mountain, this lovely house is the perfect location for a Wicklow self catering holiday.
Sleeping up to seven in four lovely bedrooms and with a magnificent kitchen, this gorgeous Wicklow cottage is fully equipped with broadband and all mod cons but maintains the character of times past.
The Local Area
Ideal base for climbing Lugnaquilla - Ireland's snowiest mountain!
Only minutes from Glendalough, it's easily reached from ferries and airports, making it the ideal choice for your hiking, golfing, sailing and fishing Irish holiday - or just lazing about enjoying the Irish landscape.
Aughavannagh Cottage is close to many pretty villages complete with welcoming pubs and restaurants.
Situated in a peaceful wooded glen - children's activities, historic houses, ancient monastic sites, fishing, sailing and blue flag beaches are all nearby for you to enjoy.
The cosmopolitan city of Dublin is an easy day trip from this Wicklow holiday accommodation for visits to breweries, museums and great shopping.
Outdoor Activities in Wicklow
Our Wicklow holiday cottage is a perfect base for those who enjoy the outdoor life and Wicklow is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. From hill walking, hiking and mountain climbing, to golf, horse riding and fishing - there really is something for everyone. Beautiful beaches such as Brittas Bay extend along the coast only half an hour from Aughavannagh Cottage while a short drive provides a choice of fabulous golf courses.
For water sports enthusiasts there’s sailing, windsurfing and kayaking nearby whilst for equestrian lovers a wide range of stables are easily accessible for horse riding and pony trekking.
It’s the Wicklow Mountains that are probably the biggest attraction. For hikers and hill walkers of every ability the possibilities are endless. From a tough, day long ascent to the summit of Lugnaquilla directly from the cottage to a gentler stroll around Glendalough Lake - there’s so much to do. And of course the Wicklow Way walking trail runs not far from the cottage.
We’d be delighted to share our tips and insights with you. With over 20 years’ experience hiking and walking these mountains we can guarantee you some great advice about how to get off the beaten path!
Wicklow Visitor Attractions
This self catering Wicklow cottage provides many pretty villages (including 'Ballykissangel' of TV fame) complete with welcoming pubs and restaurants. The beautiful valley of Glendalough is 20 minutes away from our Wicklow holiday home and the lovely blue flag beach at Brittas Bay is half an hour down the valley.
For kids both Clara Lara funpark and Greeenan Farm and Maze are only 20 minutes drive and the National Sea Life Aquatic Centre in Bray is well worth a visit. The historic Avondale and Russborough houses are also easily reached and for garden lovers the beautiful grounds of Mount Usher in Ashford (40 minutes) are really beautiful. As one of Irelands most unspoiled areas, the county has an abundance of wildlife with deer and birds of prey such as the Red Kite regularly spotted by our guests.
Our cottage is situated in a peaceful wooded glen at the foot of Luqnaquilla, Wicklow's highest mountain, which rises to over 3,000 feet. In the local area there is golf, hill walking, mountain climbing, fishing, sailing, blue flag beaches and driving in Wicklow is a pleasure. Avoca (Ballykissangel) and lots of friendly pubs and restaurants are nearby. The cosmopolitan and vibrant city of Dublin is an easy day trip from this Wicklow holiday accommodation for visits to breweries, museums and great shopping.
What Guests Say
The cottage was fabulous: full of character and in a stunning location. The rooms are cosy and the kitchen is a fantastic place to sit and chat or eat around the big table. The area is absolutely beautiful and has great walks / drives and a pub 10 mins drive away. A great getaway for a gang of friends or a family.
The house was great. Everything you need was there. The location is very peaceful and quiet. The host was very kind and friendly and he helped us out a lot with very much information. Not only about his house but also about Dublin. I would come here again for sure!
Tucked away in a forested valley in the Wicklow mountains, the 19th century Aughavannagh Cottage is lovingly restored with all mod cons. Located on the mid-way point of the Wicklow Way, it is an ideal base to explore nearby glens, old military roads, pilgrim trails and remote mountain routes and Glendalough and Brittas Bay beach are less than half an hour away.
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Things to See & Do
A secluded and stunningly beautiful valley in south west Wicklow less than 60 kilometres from Dublin.
Arklow is a historic town and has played a key role in Wicklow history, being the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the 1798 rebellion
Hill Walking in Wicklow
Aughavannagh Cottage is the perfect base for a hill walking and hiking holiday and you can hit the trail from the front door!
Aughavannagh Cottage is the perfect base for climbing Lugnaquilla (Irish: Log na Coille, meaning Hollow of the Wood).
The Wicklow Way
The Wicklow Way is one of Europe’s most beautiful way marked trails. Originally conceived by JB Malone.