Rustic Room
Rustic Style Converted Barn on Wicklow Way
Rustic Style Converted Barn on Wicklow Way
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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This is a beautifully renovated barn room (separate to main house) with its own private entrance & courtyard. Nestled at the foot of the Wicklow Way surrounded by nature. We are situated in the garden of Ireland, just inside the Wicklow border straddling the farming fields of Carlow. Only an hour from Dublin, an ideal location for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of urban sprawl and relax in the fresh country air, surrounded by local wildlife. A home away from home!

The space

The room is located in a renovated barn next door to our house. The barn currently consists of two rooms and a separate guest dining area. You have your own private, south facing, courtyard extending the 50ft length of the barn area. It is a great suntrap and there are patio chairs and table accompanied by a chimnea, so you can continue your outdoor lounging with a bottle of wine into the night.

The farmhouse is set 300 metres back from the quiet road entrance and is surrounded by 70 acres of family owned farmland, so you can really enjoy peace and quiet amongst the seclusion of this guesthouse. A clear night reveals a beautiful array of stars, which almost feel like their close enough to touch, as there are few artificial lights to hinder the spectacle.

There is a front garden with picnic bench for you to sit out on a nice day and there are also plenty of walking paths throughout the property. We have a permaculture based garden, from which most our produce for your organic breakfast is sourced, a newly established orchard and area of pine trees where you are also likely to spot our hens.

Our passion for living & creating an eco-friendly lifestyle passes right through to our accommodation and what we do. Our guests can enjoy the peace of mind that their room has been cleaned with environmentally-friendly products as well as enjoy a high quality complimentary & organic welcome basked.
Our Welcome basket includes:
Organic Green Tea
Organic Black Tea
Excellent Quality Irish owned Coffee
Home-made scones with butter & Jam or detox smoothie to start your healthy stay.
Bottle of home-made Kombucha (fermented tea)
Eco-friendly Shampoo
Eco-friendly Conditioner
Eco-friendly Soap

Guest access

Guests have access to their own rooms with private courtyard, the guest dining and lounge area, the front garden, orchard and pine tree area and upon request you are permitted access to our vegetable garden at the south east of the property.

Interaction with guests

We are Lorraine & Matthew. Lorraine is a nutritional therapist and medicinal chef. Matthew is a Garden Designer and Landscaper. We are both qualified yoga teachers and have traveled the world, staying in many guesthouses and amazing places, and have mirrored many of our experiences in creating this space for all to enjoy.

We offer a continental style breakfast, using fresh, local and organic ingredients.

We will be available to help and assist throughout the entirety of your stay with us.

Other things to note

Our Organic Breakfast Packages - Available upon Request. (need to be booked 3 days in advance) €10pp
(Dairy Free (DF), Gluten Free (GF), Sugar Free (SF), Vegetarian (V))

RISE & SHINE BREAKFAST: (DF, SF) - perfect for hikers, fuel for a days activities.
2 free range & organic poached eggs
Your choice of organic smoked salmon/ organic/home-grown leafy greens
Homemade hollandaise sauce
on toasty homemade bread

POWER PUNCH BOWL (GF,DF, V options available, SF)- Super foods to fuel and detox your body.
Home-made Organic Sprouted Buckwheat Museli:
(contains organic buckwheat, organic chia seeds, Organic flax seeds, Organic gogi berries, Organic dates, Organic Apples)
With your choice of organic milk/coconut milk/almond milk)

Delicious home-made pancakes designed to fuel your morning, made with Ground almonds, Banana & Free Range & organic eggs topped with delicious seasonal fruit, organic natural yogurt, nuts/seeds.

JUICE & SMOOTHIE BAR - to sit in and sip, or to take away €4pp. ALL juices made with Organic, Local & Home-grown ingredients:


DAILY GREENS - ensure you start your day the right way.
(celery, cucumber, kale/spinach, lemon, apple, parsley)
This fantastic blend of greens will not only benefit your digestive health, help protect cells against damage, and care for your bones - it also contains an essential component of collagen. Improved complexion and skin health may be a side effect of this wonderful drink.
Excellent source of Vitamin A, K, B6, C, Potassium, Folate, Calcium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Tryptophan, Copper

BOOCH ME UP: (Apple, Ginger, Kombucha with a pinch of cayenne)
Get your digestive juices flowing with this probiotic packed drink.
Plus a little pinch of cayenne that is great for circulation and may warm you up from the inside.

(carrots, ginger, turmeric)
An excellent source of Vitamin C to boost the immune system, as well as having powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components - this juice is helping you take care of you.
Excellent source of Vitamin A, K, C and Potassium

Pineapple, Coconut milk/h

If you have a day of activities planned or would like to avail of our healthy packed lunches let us know in your booking email and we will be delighted to send you our specially designed menu. (Menu varies seasonally)

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You can also enjoy some beautiful local cuisine, family excursions and activities on your stay:

Rathwood - award winning activity centre, restaurant and perfect all round day for the family. (URL HIDDEN)

The Sha-Roe Restaurant Clonegal. Multi-award winning Bistro, nestled in the picturesque village of Clonegal. (URL HIDDEN)

Daisy Cottage Cafe & Farm. Enjoy wholesome homemade food with a creative twist. (URL HIDDEN)

Tinahely Farm Shop. Family run farm & restaurant designed to create the ideal environment for the perfect day for you and your family. (URL HIDDEN)

Free parking on premise
Wheelchair accessible
Laptop friendly workspace

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) and other pet(s) live in the house


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James User Profile
July 2017
A beautiful space to get away from it all. Huge comfortable bed and sofa and a great courtyard for the good weather. Lorraine and Matt were perfect hosts, (as was Shanty the friendly cat), answering all questions and were very patient with my poor sense of direction! Breakfast was fine too. Definitely recommended.

Sinead User Profile
August 2017
We had a beautiful stay in Lorraine & Mathews farm shed - they have created a wonderful space that we never wanted to leave. Their sustainable ethos behind the space makes it the perfect eco getaway! It was so peaceful too!

Edel User ProfileEdel is a superhost.
August 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Lorraine and Matt's. They were very welcoming. I loved the quirkiness of the room and it was very comfortable. We enjoyed a glass of wine on the terrace under the stars. It was so peaceful. Lorraine was very thoughtful and left a tasy breakfast for us. I would highly recommend this rustic barn.

Mary User Profile
July 2017
Such a welcoming experience for our first nights in Ireland. Lorraine and Matt's place is in such a beautiful part of Ireland. They were lovely friendly hosts. We loved your charming barn and gardens.

Svenja User Profile
July 2017
I was hiking the wicklow way and this place is perfect located! The night at Lorraine and Matts house was one of the highlighs of my ireland trip. both are incredible nice, polite and helpfull. the room I slept in was furnished and decorated with so much love. They even offert me a dinner (which was excellent!) and I got a breakfast with fresh cooffe, cereals, fruits, bread... I couldn't have been more happy! Thank you so much, you two! I will definetly come back.

Alexandra User Profile
June 2017
My boyfriend and I stayed at Lorraine and Matt's place for a night of rest and relaxation. It was everything we wanted and more. The location is perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life. it was so quiet and peaceful with only the sound of the animals and birds every now and then. The house itself was in a most beautiful location on large, quaint, old Irish farm with little walk ways all around and you can get to know the cat, chickens and cows all around the area. The room was very comfortable and was decorated so nicely in a quirky retro style. The bath was my favourite part of the room! We had our own door access to the building and a little area outside our room where we sat in the evening with a little camp fire. The area we Lorraine and Matt fantastic hosts. Communication was great, the house was easy to find, once you have (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps. They were so friendly and attentive, but left us to do our own thing at the same time. We decided to have breakfast there the next morning and Lorraine put on a great spread, all homemade, often with produce from their garden/farm and super healthy, just what we needed to get us started for a day of hiking on the Sunday. I would recommend this gorgeous place to anyone who is looking to completely get away from it all and relax in nature for a few days, have baths and eat good breakfasts.

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May 2017
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