new years eve wicklow

Last Minute Offer New Years Eve Break in Wicklow

Celebrate the New Year in a Beautiful Wicklow Mountains Cottage

A friend of mine has this great offer (special reduced rate) for his gorgeous 4 bed country cottage available to rent this new years eve for a week. If you fancy seriously getting away from it all with some friends then this is for you! 
Aughavannagh Cottage was recently described by The Irish Times newspaper as “High in the Wicklow Mountains, just the most picture perfect example of a country home. It retains the 19th century cottage feel, but with all the comforts of a good home away from home.”
“Beautifully Restored” said The Daily Telegraph. “A beautiful, traditional Irish cottage tucked away in a forested valley in the Wicklow Mountains” said The Sunday Business Post. The location is magnificent – adjacent to the Wicklow Way walking trail and below Lugnaquilla Mountain which rises to over 3000 feet behind the cottage and is usually snow-capped at the New Year.
There is amazing scenery and great views from the cottage which has four bedrooms and is on 5 acres in a gloriously private setting. Yet it’s easy to get to – a little over an hour south of Dublin via a magnificent mountain drive. Brilliant for hiking, walks in the woods, climbing Lugnaquilla or simply lazing about welcoming in the New Year in front of a log fire.
Gorgeous kitchen and properly fitted out – so if you feel like cooking the kitchen is fully equipped – great oven and hob, microwave, food processor etc. (and we supply the essentials such as dishwasher tablets).
We also provide things like fresh linen and towels, as well as hair dryers and an iPod docking station so you don’t need to carry them around the world with you.
And if you prefer to do nothing but sit back and relax, Aughavannagh Cottage is an absolutely idyllic spot to chill out and recharge the batteries. We also adore the lovely friendly pub in Glenmalure just over the mountain in the next valley.
The special New Year’s rate of €700 applies to strict maximum of 7 people from Dec. 31 to January 6
We welcome all of our guests personally and we’ll have the cottage ready with just the right amount of decorations and a supply of logs to complete the picture. See link here www.holidaywicklow.com/#/wicklow-cottage-for-christmas/
Contact info@holidaywicklow.com or +353 (1) 535 6650
 
new years eve offers wicklow

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

picking sprouts for xmasHoping you all had a wonderful Christmas. We spent it quietly here at The Chimney Pot. I really enjoyed harvesting my first ever crop of sprouts- they were delicious! Following a recent festive recipe from UK Chef Nigel Slater we are going to try out using the sprout tops too:

A bowl of steaming sprouts is rarely more delicious than when tossed with butter and grated Parmesan – but there is more. Many greengrocers and markets are carrying sprout tops, too – the bushy leaves at the top of the stalk that look like a small, loose-leaved cabbage.
I can’t get enough of these. Slightly less upfront than the little chaps below them on the stalk, they have all the quality of a cabbage, but with laudably tender leaves. I use them in any recipe meant for cabbage, kale or sprouting.
ref: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/11/nigel-slater-recipes-sprouts-blue-cheese-cooking

 

New Years Eve

New Years Walk The festivities are not quite over yet!
New Years’ Eve still looms ahead and we have some fun New Years Events going on including the very popular Sunrise walk in Wicklow and the New Years Afternoon walk in Carlow.
Those looking for accommodation options for the Wicklow walk could visit www.glendalough.ie/accommodation/guesthouses-and-bbs/
bundoran-surf-lodge
If your  feeling a bit more active and in party mood then why not consider the amazing offer of 3 nights B&B in the Bundoran Surf Lodge, 2 surf lessons, and a New Year’s Eve party for €89/€99pps (dorm/private rooms).!
Should you have any issues with the booking page just get in touch with me and I can organise alternative payment methods.
Happy New Year! Roz x