Restored 300yr old thatched cottage Tigh na Rí Rua

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Entire cottage hosted by Emma

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
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Immerse yourself in the charms of this 300 year old restored thatched cottage, which retains many original features, along with modern comforts, creating a cozy & restful ambience. Explore the meadow with its wild grasses & bee and butterfly-friendly plants, or sit with a drink on the patio, taking in all the scents and sounds of nature. Take a deep soak in the long cast-iron bath and curl up by the fire. Enjoy a long sleep in shuttered rooms. A perfect restorative and re-energizing escape.

The space
There is a large open plan dining room, with extendable dining table and kitchenette. The beamed ceiling is full height, and the original beam is in place over the stove, where back in the day, cooking was done over an open fire. For cooking you have options of a two ring hob and small electric oven or wood burning stove with large hot plate and full size oven. There is a full range of cooking utensils, pots and pans. There is a fridge freezer and microwave.
There are 2 double bedrooms at opposite ends of the cottage: one downstairs with full height beamed ceiling, one upstairs with ensuite WC, sink and electric shower. Both bedrooms have handcrafted wooden shutters for complete darkness. The bathroom downstairs has a long cast iron bath and handheld shower.
A loft over the dining room is accessed by handcrafted spiral staircase (not suitable for very small children) and has two single low beds....it is a very popular spot for children and has a great view from up high!
The sitting room is off the dining room and is really cozy with a small wood burning stove and French doors which can be thrown open to the patio in summer. There is a small tv (Irish channels), tons of DVDs, books, games etc.
There are sash windows throughout the property.
There are views to the front of the wildflower meadow and patio along with its own "square" of stone outbuildings (some are in disrepair and not safe to enter). To the rear is ample parking, another sitting area and a wall of roses. You will have privacy, possibly with visits from various animals, and owners nearby should you need anything.
There is a folder full of visitor information and maps for driving and walking routes.
Wifi is available (it is acceptable but not fast) and best at the living room end of the cottage...it is fine to access email, social media etc but not optimal for downloading/gaming/video conferencing etc. Phone coverage can be patchy (some providers better than others) but you'll generally find a spot!
There is an environmentally friendly wood pellet boiler for central heating and hot water (which owners will keep topped up for you) and an electric immersion if heating is not needed.
There are some outdoor games, several sitting areas and garden furniture, sun umbrella etc.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Garden view
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Bath
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced

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4.95 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Kiltegan, County Wicklow, Ireland

Situated on a quiet small country road in west Wicklow, close to the Carlow border, at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, between the pretty villages of Kiltegan and Rathvilly.
The town of Baltinglass is a 10 minute drive, Blessington is a 30 minute drive. Great for walking, hiking, cycling, relaxing, nature watching, visiting archaeological and heritage sites. Good choice of cafes and restaurants.

Hosted by Emma

  1. Joined in July 2021
  • 20 Reviews
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I am a counsellor/psychotherapist (previously a GP and Programme Director in RCSI GP Training Programme) and group facilitator. I designed the interior of Tigh na Rí Rua, listed on this site. The restoration was a labour of love and I really enjoy lending the cottage to guests. I am interested in gardening, plants, smallholding, growing food, holidaying within Ireland and walking. Two teen sons and a clatter of animals.
I am a counsellor/psychotherapist (previously a GP and Programme Director in RCSI GP Training Programme) and group facilitator. I designed the interior of Tigh na Rí Rua, listed on…

During your stay

Available to help when/if needed. We will give you a number to text if you need anything. Full manual in the cottage with lots of local visitor info.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy