Stirabout Lane was the proud winner of the Fáilte Ireland 'Irish Welcome Award' in 2006 so arriving guests can be assured of the warmest of warm welcomes!
The house, located right in the centre of Rathdrum, was originally built in 1890 and has undergone extensive refurbishment over the years so that all bedrooms now have en suite bathrooms –complete with power showers- while the larger family room bathroom also has a bath. All bedrooms come equipped with television and tea and coffee making facilities. The communal guest sitting-room has an open fire and television.
Rathdrum is a popular access point for the Wicklow Way due to the rail link with Dublin. A good selection of shops can provide all essential necessities for those on the trial. In addition there are good restaurants and pubs. Besides the widely known Avondale House and Forest Park the less well known Ballygannon Woods and the Avonmore River provide a delightful selection of one- or half-day walks. The ever-popular tourist destinations The Meeting of The Waters and Avoca, better known to TV viewers the world over as Ballykissangel, are also just a short bus-trip away.
I could easily get used to being treated like a princess, a room more beautiful than the one we have at home, a royal breakfast, We will do it again. - Fred & Geole de Raedt. Belgium.