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 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)
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)
KA-POW PROTEIN PACKED PANCAKES: (GF, DF, options available SF)
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)
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