Our stay was in complete contrast to the other reviews. We arrived and checked in, we were shown to our room which was a double room but very small with only one bedside locker & no chair or dressing table, it was only for one night, because we were hiking in the area with a group, so we were happy enough. We were offered Tea or Coffee which we declined. However it all went dowhill after that, we noticed horse drawn caravans arrive and unyoke and let the horses off into the rear of the house, the people with the horses also walk around the gardens and our bathroom window did not have obscure glass so our privacy was seriously impinged, at least 5 of these caravans had arrived within an hour of our check in and they all had access to the rear of the house and let the horses into the river where some did their toilet, the horses also left heaps of dung in the lawns which made walking almost impossible as you had to pick your steps through the horse dung, at least one of the caravans had a dog and it too used the lawn for a toilet and it was obvious that other dogs were also allowed use the lawn for toileting, it was horrible. As we returned from Dinner, we noticed 2 tents had also been pitched in the garden close to the caravans and some of them had fires lighting, when we went to our bedroom we had to close the window because of the smell of smoke from the camp fire, anyway the room felt cold even though it was a nice evening out, but worst was to come and the "other residents" on the lawn started to have a sing song and play a guitar that continued until after 1am, they were very boisterous and loud and it was obvious some drink had been consumed, the dog barked most of the night. At approx 6.30 the racket started again with the men calling the horses and rattling buckets, children were also running around and in the river. When we took breakfast we menioned it to the owner Shane , but he was not in the least concerned, saying that other guests to the house love the horses, the caravans use this area of their lawn every summer he told us, as they travel around Wicklow, but we did not sleep because of the noise and 2 other guests also had the same problem. The other 2 guests we spoke to at breakfast said they were concerned by the loud shouting and noise, sometimes agruing. Breakfast was good but no compensation for the poor nights sleep and the invasion of privacy by the people from the caravans wandering around and some even had access to the guesthouse.. We would not stay again nor could we recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful stay or restful nights sleep , we would not have reserved to stay had we been aware that they also allow caravans & tents in the garden area, it should either a caravan/camping park or a guesthouse but you cannot be both, one does not compliment the other. Avoid if you want a good nights sleep.
Avoid if you want a peaceful & restful nights sleep
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