Sandbrook House

Ballon, Co. Carlow
+353 87430 9976
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€300 - €600
per night
€800 - €1500
per week

Stay in an apartment in a 1700s Queen Anne style country house or a self-contained loft circled by 25 acres of grounds, near Wicklow mountains


2 places


Each sleep 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€300 - €600 per night

€800 - €1500 per week

The Experience

Choose the apartment in the main house, with a cosy sitting room, open fireplace and a comfy sofa and chairs, or the loft apartment in the grounds with a balcony, wood-burner and roll top for soaks with a view. Both have well-equipped kitchens, neat bathrooms and wood provided for the fires. A cook can be rustled up in advance and the housekeeper is always on hand.

The gardens, filled with fragrant roses in late spring, are a delight. Smooth lawns, herbaceous borders and mature trees provide the backdrop for long summer evenings eating outdoors under the covered veranda, lighting the barbecue, watching the sun go down. Walks are plentiful along quiet country roads or in the Blackstairs and Wicklow mountains.
Sleep peacefully in sumptuous bedrooms filled with antiques and pretty fabrics before tucking into your breakfast hamper of local honey, yogurt, fruit, home baked bread and other treats.

Sandbrook House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Having your independence in your own apartment or suite but also having the run of the gardens
  • Wandering the estate, saying hello to horses and pigs, spotting many birds, swimming in the river
  • Going for lovely long walks in the mountains nearby
Sandbrook House - Gallery

You should know

  • Dogs are welcome at £10-20 per dog, maximum two
  • You can't walk to a pub or restaurant and you can't get here by public transport – it's a quiet spot!


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €300
Weekly price
from €800
Damage deposit
1 Apartment for 4
From €3003 beds2 bedrooms
1 Studio for 4
From €3002 beds1 bedroom


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 2 nights. Welcome pack with local products (eggs, bacon, bread, muesli, milk & jam). The house is available for full rental for small weddings & family gatherings and can host up to 27 people (please contact the owner for further details).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast €15 per person per night.


This is a wonderful place to stay with old world charm mixed seamlessly with modern convenience beautifully artfully decorated homely yet smart with plenty to do nearby in a very lovely unspoilt part of the world where one can enjoy the sounds of birdsong rather than the buzz of traffic.

Michele, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The house is set in a rural spot, but the village of Ballon is a 10-minute drive for a butcher, grocery store and a good café. The nearest restaurants are Sha-Roe Bistro in Clonegall or the Step House Hotel in Borris. Carlow is 20km and has a train station, and the coast is one hour in the car. Fish, ride, golf, take boat trips, visit stately homes and gardens, explore historic Kilkenny.

Local points of interest from Bella Huddart

  • Huntington Castle & Gardens: Built in 1625. It boasts beautiful gardens, Tea rooms & Gift shop. An ideal place to treat yourself to a cup of coffee and slice of cake before you take a guided tour around this magnificent house and gardens.
  • Altamont House and Gardens: was built in the mid-to-late 1700s, but the main attraction here has always been the gardens, which sit on the banks of the River Slaney. Regarded as the Jewel in Ireland’s gardening crown.
  • The Visual Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre: is considered a gem in the middle of Carlow town and displays, local and international, contemporary art, theatre, music and dance.
  • Forest walks: Serene, tranquil forest walks, extending more than 4km, were carefully designed at Rathwood, County Carlow.
  • Chocolate Garden of Ireland: is a chocolate and ice cream factory, which offers tours of the factory where you can sample handmade chocolate, hot chocolate, and ice-cream.
  • Delta Sensory Gardens: these scenic gardens consist of 2.5 acres of land, decorated by of the country’s top designers. An Oasis of peace and tranquillity with 16 interconnecting gardens.


Bella Huddart

Bella is a talented interior designer which is obvious the minute you step into the house. She now divides her time between London and Carlow, so you may meet her. Smiley housekeeper Ann is always on hand.