Having opened for business in 2009, Bramble Rock is a family-run B&B that is set in a tranquil location just a short walk from Laragh. The garden has a variety of tree species with space allowed to view Trooperstown Hill. The newly built wing of the house has been purpose-designed for the needs of a bed and breakfast with spacious bedrooms.
Each of the four bedrooms is named after a plant species visible from the window, with the ash, larch, birch and bramble. All bedrooms have a combined tv/dvd player and independent access to satellite channels. Each room also has its own en-suite facilities. A large rain shower-head provides a nice relaxing way to wind down in the evening.
Bramble Rock is adjacent to the Wicklow Way and can be approached before or after the Paddock Hill section. It is also possible to take a direct unmarked path from Paddock Hill to the house but please ask for specific directions at the time of booking.
Wicklow Way hikers wishing to spend a second day in the area have no shortage of walks to enjoy with a selection of signposted trails within the Wicklow Mountains National Park at Glendalough. There are nine trails in total in the valley covering a range of different lengths and difficulty levels.
In addition to exploring the 'Monastic City' at Glendalough, there are also frequent walks and lectures organised by the Wicklow Education Centre. Alternatively, another way to view Glendalough is by horse and carriage, which can be organised through Bramble Rock.
The Brockagh Centre at Laragh provides another hive of activity in the area. There are monthly craft fairs, food markets and car boot sales at the Centre. In addition to these are adult dancing sessions on Tuesday nights and occasional plays and art exhibitions. Beside the Brockagh Centre is the Hermitage where Reflection Group gathers in the evening.
Guests with a lust for water activities can participate in canoeing and kayaking on the Avonmore River nearby. Equipment for this however is not supplied. Trout fishing is popular in nearby Annamoe, also on the Avonmore River. Bramble Rock can organise transport to here for visitors.