Set on almost 8 acres of wild meandering meadows, Mountain View Lodge offers stunning views over a 360 degree panorama of Brockagh Mountain, Scarr Mountain and the Glenmacnass Valley.
The stunning Glenmacnass Waterfall is just 3 miles away from us. There is a country walking trail of over 1Km on the property. Here you can sit and enjoy the spectacular scenery and ramble past our many native trees and wild meadows.
The land here is left completely undisturbed and is home to a variety of native Irish wildlife and birds. Sit and relax by the babbling brook which runs through our land and on down to the Glenmacnass River nearby. Take a pleasant stroll through our vegetable garden, orchard and rose garden and escape from the big city hustle and bustle. Relax here and enjoy the peace and quiet and the wonderful views.
Just 5km from the house is the stunning Glenmacnass Waterfall.
Laragh, Glendalough and Roundwood are nearby for good restaurants for both lunch and evening meals, but we do also provide the option of an evening meal which if required can be discussed on your arrival. We can provide maps and general information that you may need to help you make your visit more enjoyable.
Glendalough (2 km) www.glendalough.ie
The Valley of the two lakes. Site of a 6th century monastic settlement.
See the round tower and Monastic site, go for a walk on one of the various marked walks around the area and see some of the best scenery in Ireland, or walk around the beautiful lakes. Whatever you decide to do you will not be disappointed.
Roundwood (6 km) www.visitroundwood.ie
Roundwood village has a well stocked supermarket, chemist, country market, takeaways, various pubs that serve lunch and evening meals and music most nights. There is also a lovely restaurant, Byrne and Woods.
Avoca Village (20 km) www.avoca.com
Location for the popular TV series Ballykissangel and also home to the Avoca Hand weavers the oldest surviving working mill in Ireland today. Established in 1723.
Bray (29 km) www.bray.ie
Lovely promenade and beach with cafes and ice-cream parlour. A thriving seaside town, with shops, cafes & banks.
Dart station with trains going north towards Dublin and south to Greystones, Wicklow and Arklow.
Marine Sea life centre. Mermaids Art Centre.
Greystones (27 km) www.greystonesguide.ie
A lovely coastal town with various shops and bars and restaurants. A small harbour and beach. Dart station.
Wicklow Town (22 km)
Wicklow Town is the Capital Town of County Wicklow and originates from A Viking settlement circ 795AD, it is the Home of Wicklow Gaol Museum: www.wicklowshistoricgaol.com. There are also various shops, pubs Restaurants and banks with Train station
Ashford (16 km) www.mountushergardens.ie
Visit Mount Usher Gardens and courtyard with Avoca Restaurant/Coffee Shop.
Brittas Bay (34 km)
A lovely sandy beach
Glendalough Equestrian, Wicklow Equestrian, Festina Lente, Brennanstown Riding School, Hollywood Horse and Pony Trekking
Woodenbridge, Djouce, Roundwood, Arklow, Druids Glen, Druids Heath, Ballinastoe, Glen of the Downs, Wicklow Golf Club, Charlesland Club, Gorey Golf Driving Range to name but a few.
Ballinastoe Mountain Bike Park, Bike Tour: Russborough House, Bike Hire: Laragh Village
Annamoe Trout Farm, Wicklow Boat Charters – Fishing, Vartry Angling
Brittas Bay, Silver Strand (near Wicklow Town), Bray
Things to do:
Annamoe Trout Farm, Greenane Farm and Maze, Clara Lara Fun Park, Powerscourt House and Gardens, Powerscourt Waterfall, Kilruddery House and Gardens, Wicklow Bowling, Wicklow Gaol, Pirates Cove, Rathwood, Chocolate Garden, Woodlands Falconry, Russborough House, Garden world Kilquade, Kia Ora Mini Farm, Glenroe Farm, Victorias Way (Indian Sculpute Park), Skirmish Paintball, Hilltop Shooting (Clay Pigeon and Archery), Avondale House, Festina Lente Gardens, Knockqanree Garden, Wells House and Gardens, Glencree Visitor Centre, Courttown Seal Rescue Centre, Wexford Lavender Farm, Johnnie Fox’s and many more.
The Saint Kevin’s bus service runs daily from Laragh to Dublin City Centre.
Bray is roughly 29km from Laragh offering the Dart commuter train which runs all day to and from Dublin City Centre.
There are various Taxi companies in the area.