Abhainn Ri | Bed & Breakfast in Co. Wicklow | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Abhainn Ri - Bed & Breakfast in Co. Wicklow

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Ballintober, Blessington, , Co. Wicklow
Leinster, Ireland

Niamh Byrne Visit website Check availability
+353 (0)458 67147(landline)

Big beds, soft carpets, dreamy views of the Wicklow hills… and no need to head back to the village: Niamh’s farmhouse cooking is a treat

The country road narrows as you approach the house, dense moss covers stone ditches and the fields are strewn with sheep. But the best is yet to come: turn into the gate and you come face to face with the view, a magical hills-and-lakes panorama that changes by the minute. This early Victorian farmhouse, spruce in white with a scarlet front door and in the family for six generations, is now a warm, peaceful, hospitable B&B; there are also four holiday cottages on site. Niamh and husband Joe live right next door, never far away, and Niamh loves to cook; food is her passion. It would be a treat to have dinner in the romantic, candlelit dairy (meat, eggs, fruits, veg from the farm) or to book into a morning's bread-making class (great fun!). You can drive through 'Sally's Gap' in the Wicklow mountains, fish and boat on the lake, and meet the hens, ducks, pigs, sheep and donkeys: follow the farm trail, across the fields and down to the water. Guests have fresh, simple, spotless bedrooms to flop into at the end of the day, and breakfast is divine, a feast of fresh muffins and scones, fruit compotes and pancakes, farm eggs, bacon, jams, great coffee.


Features
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Niamh Byrne:

Local points of interest from
Niamh Byrne:

  • Russborough is a stunning Palladian mansion overlooking the Blessington lakes and only 5 minutes drive away.
  • Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow, one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland! Voted no. 3 in the world by the National Geographic.
  • For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will inspire your heart and fill your soul
  • Avoca Hand weavers an Irish family-run business that spans one of the world's oldest surviving manufacturing companies and Ireland's most exciting stores and food markets. Also the popular filming location for Ballykissangel.
  • Abhainn Ri Farm is situated overlooking the rolling Wicklow hills and Kings River as it flows into the Blessington lakes. Enjoy a truly Irish Farm Experience in this stunning lake side location.
  • Located in scenic Wicklow also known as the garden of Ireland yet only 45 mins to Dublin city, airport & ferry ports
Points of interest

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 2 Doubles
  • , 4 Cottages for 6
Price:(i) 150 to160 per night

Dinner, B&B €120-€125 per person.

Booking info:

Meals:(i)

Dinner €45. Restaurants 7km away.

Closed:

Christmas.

Address:

Ballintober, Blessington, , Co. Wicklow


Accommodation:(i)
B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) 150 to 160 per night
Self-catering 4 self-catering cottages
Sleep
6
each
Bedrooms
3
each
Details
Cottages (x4) ~ 1 double, 2 twins (all en suite)
Price: (i) 660 to 970 per week
Niamh Byrne Visit website Check availability
+353 (0)458 67147(landline)