The Rambler's Rest Bed and Breakfast is located at the head of the Shop River Road, on the outskirts of Enniskerry. The surrounding hamlet once housed workers from the neighbouring Powerscourt Estate. The nearest point to the Wicklow Way is 2km away, on the road to Glencree, at the entrance to Curtlestown Woods.
The B&B sits on an acre of land with the house being set back from the road. The house has three guest bedrooms, all of which have their own private bathroom. Fresh towels and toiletries are provided. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in each room.
Guests are welcome to relax in the large front lounge. There is a large collection of books to browse through, free wifi is available and there is a television to catch up with the latest news. Musical guests are welcome to play the grand piano or an acoustic guitar.
The front garden has a large lawned area with plenty of garden furniture. There are several viewing points in the which take in the surrounding mountains of the Sugarloaf, Knockree, Maulin, Tonduff and Kippure.
Behind the house is an enclosed pebbled courtyard which provides a more sheltered area to relax outdoors. There are two friendly dogs who remain in the garden and always love attention from guests.
The Shop River forms one of the garden boundaries. Although there is no access to the river, the sound of the flowing is ever present. In addition to this there is birdsong, the crowing of the local roosters and the call of the cuckoo can also often be heard in the Summer.
Dublin Bus provide a frequent bus service to the area. The bus terminus for route 185 is just outside the house and connects up with the train station in Bray. Alternatively, the bus route 44 links Enniskerry to St. Stephen's Green in Dublin City Centre.
The Rambler's Rest can provide transport to and from the Wicklow Way and Enniskerry provided there is enough advance notice given.
Walkers can have a packed lunch organised for them once the owner is notified upon arrival. Baggage transfers to the next accommodation on the Wicklow Way can be facilitated by Wicklow Way Baggage.