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Bridge Meadows

Location and atmosphere

Bridge Meadows is situated in what is classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, flagged on one side by an ice age overflow valley, Woodenboley Wood. The 47 hectare farm is included in the REPS scheme. There are lots of grey and red squirrels and deer to be seen here, and bluebells everywhere in the springtime. Literally at the back door lies Church Mountain, so there are plenty of places for quiet walks. In front of the bungalow, Pat and Lily's beloved horses graze.

Facillities

You stay in comfortable double or triple rooms or the family room, all with en suite facilities. There is also a nice sitting room and a room with a TV and open fire. Lily provides a homely atmospheare, with a delicious breakfast consisting of homemade jams, freshly baked bread and scones, and fresh local produce. Since 2006 there is a self-catering cottage that can accommodate up to ten people. The cottage is fully equipped to Bord Failte four star rating. All bedrooms are en-suite and you have a veranda with lovely views of the Wicklow Hills and surrounding meadows. A complimentary tour of the farm is included and you are invited to sample whatever is freshly available from the vegetable plot, farm eggs and home baking.

Surroundings and activities

It is 2.5 km to Donard, a charming little village with a grocery shop, two pubs and the most friendly people. Things to do include horse riding (Pat and Paul will help you go tracking) and walking (maps provided for most local walks and you are brought to and picked up from your walk if requested). The Wicklow Mountains, and in particular the area around Glendalough, harbour evidence of a rich, well preserved early medieval history and its spiritual life. Monks used to retreat here for contemplation. The cloightheach (a high, round, needle-shaped tower), the remains of a very old little church, Kevin's Cell (a hermit's cave) and a number of mysterious stones are a few of the surviving witnesses of an intriguing era. Places to visit: Glendalough, Japanese Gardens, Russborough House, Hollywood, or a day out in Dublin.

General information

Opening times accommodation01-03 t/m 31-10ReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

English

Lodging

Number of persons15Number of rooms6Price single room per night52Price double room per night€ 80 per personPrice includes breakfast

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons10Number of holiday units1Price largest unit per week€ 520-600 per unit

Food

BreakfastDinner€ 25-35

Facilities

Bicycles for rent

Horseriding

Guided excursions in the surroundings

Tours of the farm

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Marked trails

Horseriding

Special target groups

Pets are not allowed

Landscape characteristics

Farm production

A full-time farm

Small, traditional and ecological farm

Stock breeding

Route description

Nearest cityBallinglassNearest villageHollywood