Tynte House

“A warm and hospitable house, with lots of individual touches” - AA Inspector

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DUNLAVIN, COUNTY WICKLOW

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This 19th-century farmhouse stands in the square of the quiet country village of Dunlavin, in the west of County Wicklow. The friendly hosts have carried out a lot of restoration resulting in cosy bedrooms and a relaxing guest sitting room. Breakfast, featuring Caroline's home baking, is a highlight of a visit to this house. An all-weather tennis court is located in the grounds, together with an indoor games room. This house is an ideal base for touring the Wicklow and Kildare areas with their many sporting attractions.

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4 Star Farmhouse
Tynte House
DUNLAVIN, Co Wicklow
Phone : 045 401561

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 7
  • Family bedrooms: 2
Children
  • Children welcome
Leisure
  • Hard Tennis Court
Facilities
  • Direct Dial
  • Wifi
  • Lounge with TV
  • Lounge without TV
  • Open parking
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: f

About The area

Discover County Wicklow

The combination of a well-preserved monastic settlement with a beautiful lake and mountain setting makes Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains one of eastern Ireland’s premier attractions. 

The reclusive St Kevin first established a monastic presence in this glacial valley in AD 570. The remote location was ideal for his hermitic tendencies, but he emphasised them still further by spending time in a cave, accessible only by boat, on the cliffs above the Upper Lough. St Kevin came from one of Leinster’s ruling families and was abbot here until his death in AD 618. He encouraged Glendalough’s reputation for learning and its fame spread across Europe. 

This was a place of pilgrimage too; seven trips here were equivalent to one trip to Rome even as late as 1862. Though it survived numerous raids, the settlement began to decline in importance with the wave of French monastic foundations that followed the Anglo-Norman occupation of Ireland. But there were still monks in residence here when the monastery was dissolved in the 16th century. St Kevin’s feast day (3 June) continued to draw visitors to Glendalough into the 19th century, by which time the monks had acquired a rather bawdy reputation.

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