The converted wing of a Palladian Georgian house (built in 1750), now an idyllic, private, cosy two-storey retreat, with a bright kitchen/dining area upstairs, looking out through French doors into atmospheric gardens and the ancient monastic ruins surroundingThe Moone High Cross.
Tucked into the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, yet only an hour from the capital, Moone Abbey offers a hideaway from a busy and hectic world. Enveloped in countryside, with the river Griese flowing gently before it, the ruins of the 6th century Columban monastery of Moone behind, the picturesque Georgian house has an air of peace and serenity, evoking a thousand years of meditation and contemplation.
The accommodation itself is a two-storied apartment situated within one wing of the house. Accessed through a cobblestone courtyard, the downstairs of the house contains the main bedroom and bathroom, both bright, clean, and serene. The kitchen/dining room, recent refitted, looks out onto our atmospheric back garden, and beyond the wall, the ruins of a monastic abbey can be seen. The sitting room, with its open fireplace, evokes an elegant past, with plenty of books, and sofas upon which to read them.
The attaching farm provides guests with the opportunity to explore the farmland trails and taste fresh Irish milk and eggs. A little closer to the apartment itself, guests can linger in the walled gardens, play tennis on the private hardcourt, and discover the ancient High Cross of Moone.
The main block and west wing of Moone Abbey is private. For bio-security reasons, the main farmyard itself is inaccessible, however, the surrounding farmland is free to be explored.
Interazione con gli ospiti
Your host and hostess are usually available to offer help and advice as needed, and should be easily found in the surrounding area. Respect for the privacy of the main house is appreciated; should guests have any issues, feel free to call us on our mobiles.
Altre cose da evidenziare
The Wing comprises a small hallway, leading into a bedroom with KingSize bed, and a bathroom on the ground floor. These areas are wheelchair accessible. Upstairs, is the kitchen/dining area, alongside which is bedroom no:2 which doubles as a sitting room when required, with two very comfortable double sofa-beds.
The kitchen is fully-equipped, and we provide you with the makings of continental breakfast: , cereals, bread, teas and coffee etc. The kitchen also has basic cooking cupboard supplies: oils, vinegars, salt, pepper, mustard, garlic etc - the usual stuff. Feel free to check with us if in doubt.
No smoking in the buildings.
No pets, due to the importance we place on the animal health of our farm.
No entering the farmyard. (Should you wish the see the yard, please ask Jenny and Karl).
Dal 01 Settembre 2017 - 30 Novembre 2017 il soggiorno minimo è di 2 notti.