Romantic Victorian Cottage Getaway
Hosted by Nicholas
Nicholas is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
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This is an architect designed granite stone Gate Lodge, formerly part of Humewood Estate. Set on two acres on the periphery of Humewood Castle, it is surrounded by woodland and lush green fields, perfect for a romantic get away, or base from which to explore Wicklow ("The Garden of Ireland") and neighbouring counties.

Kiltegan is a pretty village in close to the border with County Carlow. There are two pubs in Kiltegan, one featuring live music.

The space

This is a unique and romantic cottage, designed by the architect who built it to live in. It looks a bit like a small stone chapel in a meadow, and with open fires, unique architectural details and picture book charm, you will feel you have stepped back in time.

Guest access

You will have access to the whole house and one acre of grounds. Set at the foot of Lugnaquilla, a 925 metre (3,035 ft) tall mountain, and Keadeen Mountain (653 m) overlooking the Glen of Imaal which is backed by the mass of Lugnaquilla.

Interaction with guests

We live about one hour away from the cottage, but will be there to welcome you and show you around and answer any questions you may have. We are contactable by phone and text. In the event we are not available, a friend lives nearby and he can help with any problems or queries.

Other things to note

The Tudors is an Irish/Canadian co-production filmed 80% at Ardmore Studios in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland and 20% at various locations like Dublin City, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Jail, Phoenix Park and Lord Meath's estate at Killruddery House. All four seasons of "The Tudors" used Ardmore Studios, Luggala, Killruddery House and Gardens, Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin, Christ Church, Humewood Castle, Swords Castle, Drimnagh Castle and Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Laws of Attraction starring Pierce Brosnan and Julienne Moore was partly shot in Ireland, where the company filmed entirely in Dublin and Wicklow Counties. Humewood House, a private residence in Kiltegan, County Wicklow, served as the castle which is at the center of the divorce case between Serena and Thorne.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- Very steep staircase; may not be suitable for everyone including small children


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Rosie User Profile
October 2017
A beautiful house in a beautiful location! So welcoming and comfortable, would definitely go again

Alberto User Profile
October 2017
This was the last place we stayed during our trip through Ireland, and it was better than we expected and it's one of the best places I have stayed so far. It's a small victorian cottage, very unique and interesting. There are some amazings places to visit around if you have a car (Wicklow National Park, Glendalough, Sally Gap, etc.). Nicholas and Nicole were an amazing hosts and it was really nice to meet both of them. It's a place to repeat in the future (hopefully).
Nicholas User Profile
Response from Nicholas:
Hi Alberto, it was a pleasure meeting you and your parents. We hope you will return one day soon. Nicholas & Nicole
October 2017

Nadine User Profile
September 2017
Wir haben den Aufenthalt als sehr schön empfunden. Das Cottage ist sehr liebevoll und stimmig eingerichtet. Es befindet sich in einer ruhigen, etwas abgelegenen Lage. Abends läd es mit den beiden Kaminen zu einem gemütlichen Abend am Feuerchen ein. Die Gastgeber sind wirklich nett, hilfsbereit und waren für uns bei Fragen immer erreichbar.

Lesya User Profile
September 2017
Charmante maison décorée avec beaucoup de gout et noyée dans la verdure. Cosy, agréable, calme absolut. Bon point de départ pour explorer la région. Très chaleureux accueil par Nicole, avec un feux de cheminé et fleurs sur la table. Nous nous sommes sentis très entourés tout au long du séjour. Nicole et Nicholas restaient très joignables, nous répondaient immédiatement à toutes nos questions et donnaient beaucoup de bons conseils.Nous nous sommes vraiment sentis les bienvenus. Charming, cozy, absolutely quiet house decorated with taste and bathed in vegetation. Good starting point to explore the surroundings. Very warm welcome by Nicole, with a fire in a fireplace and flowers on the table. Throughout our stay we have got lots of support from Nicole and Nicholas, they answered quickly all our questions giving good advices. We felt really welcome.

Santiago User Profile
September 2017
Es una casa acogedora, antigua pero muy bonita su decoración, original, tiene de todo, calefacción y en un entorno precioso. Muy recomendable y seguro que repetiremos

Dublin, IrelandJoined in February 2017
Nicholas User Profile

I'm an architect, so I especially love our Victorian stone gate lodge which was designed by the English architect, William White (), to live in while he worked on Humewood Castle. (White was a 19th century Gothic revival architect noted for his Gothic revival architecture and church restorations.

Our cottage looks like a small chapel in a meadow. Set on two acres surrounded by woodland, it's utterly tranquil, the perfect place to catch up on your reading, listen to music, write or compose or just sit outside and absorb nature.

For those more active, Wicklow is known as "the Garden of Ireland" and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy from hiking, hill walking, canoeing, fishing, riding, bird watching.

I love sketching and painting, cooking and reading (history, novels, travel literature). The house is stocked with plenty of books and I'd be happy to advise about things to do and see in the area, including historical sites.

Whether traveling for work or pleasure, I like to stay somewhere off the beaten path, somewhere only locals know and get tips on where to go, what to see and eat, etc. from the locals. I'd be happy to provide such information for my guests.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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