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Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast

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Carrigeenduff, Roundwood Ireland
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Lough Dan House is situated over 1000 feet up in the Wicklow Mountains on an eighty-acre hill farm, overlooking Lough Dan, the largest natural lake on the east coast of Ireland. Beside The Wicklow Way, it is the perfect location for a Walking Holiday, whether for a short one or two day break, or for a much longer Holiday. Loughdan House is the perfect base for your walking holiday in Ireland, Your accommodation is of the highest standard, located 300 metres up in the mountains enjoying spectacular views of nature, lakes and landscapes. Laundry and drying room is always available. Delicious and exciting meals served each evening at a time to suit you. And we also provide trips to a variety of excellent pubs and entertainment in the evenings. Fully organised Walking Holidays are catered for which covers everything you could possibly need for a most pleasant and refreshing break. This includes all transport, accommodation, delicious home cooking, serving all locally produced meats and vegetables from the farm, game from the mountain and fish from the lakes and rivers. Four course evening meals with exciting choice of menu served with wine or other refreshments.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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hemegtt2018 wrote a review 5 Aug
Cape Canaveral, Florida8 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a truly wonderful experience from start until departure. I have visited Ireland and stayed at Salthill Hotel, Bellingham Castle (epic wedding), and as a main base the St. Helens Blu- all very different and unique properties-but I do consider these properties "posh". My favorite though- is the Loughdan House B&B. To me, it is "posh" in a different and now treasured way. The description of the location is certainly accurate-yet...not-- upon arrival-it really is- stunning- there are beautiful views in every direction (from Scar mountain, to looking over the Loughdan lake, as well as the pastures beside/around the B&B). This location is out of the way (but still close to the Wicklow way path) and enjoys literal proximity to nature -they have sheep as it is an active farm property- and I also saw deer, red grouse, and all types of birds. Arrived in Dublin and we were promptly greeted by Peter who transported us to the B&B-Peter was very personable and we enjoyed a safe and delightful trip. Upon arrival we were further greeted by Theresa who made us feel very welcome, asked for any meal preferences/allergies, and gave us information as to the property, meals, timing, and after settling- she also provided a perfect day trip hike map from the B&B to a gorgeous beach area at Loughdan that was secluded and beautiful-Theresa made a perfectly packed lunch for this spontaneous short hike (a few hours) that was much appreciated. NOTE: Should you be staying for a few days they have maps that you can take with you for many hikes both on the Wicklow Way proper as well as other day hikes from the B&B- this is their home on a large property and they know the routes, neighbors, gates, animals, and any terrain as part of themselves. Given weather, ability levels, timing, and preferred experiences- there is a hike for everyone- they provide transport to/from locations as needed and if they are not personally available to drive- they make arrangements with excellent local area transport to ensure a great day. BTW--Everyday was a great day. Those hiking the Wicklow Way proper from north to south or opposite- will not be disappointed by choosing to stay here- yes- it's a bit extra (1.5k) but repeatedly every night (I was there 5 nights) at dinner the multiple thru hikers/families stated this is the best accommodation on the Wicklow Way. As one who has hiked a LASH this year of the AT in the US-the 1.5km extra is worth the wonderful Loughdan House experience. Most thru hikers cited the friendly, quiet, beautiful, and private rooms as the best they had encountered- they also cited the...food. Dinner was served promptly at 7pm. It was a "pre fixe" menu and I never even bothered to inquire as to what the meal was- it was perfect every night. Three courses of excellent proportions that included a starter -creative and robust salad to include fresh cheeses/herbs, a fabulous and locally sourced dinner (fish, chicken, lamb) with fresh veggies/roasted potatoes, and dessert- everything was expertly timed for the dining room- and prepared to include temperature- I like my hot food HOT- and it was-consistently. The vegetarian dinners were lauded by those enjoying them each evening. One local driver stated this is a 5 star restaurant hidden in a B&B- food was superb (lets not go all Michelin level here- if a local says its the best dinner in the region and based on my experience it was wonderful) I agree. Breakfast has a menu to order from and was excellent every day-packed lunches were fresh and delicious consisting of a drink, some form of tasty sweet bar (twix, wispa gold, and picnic), and a fabulous sandwich that was more than enough. Sean was a delightful gentleman with whom we really enjoyed conversation, history of the region, and great insight on many topics-to include regional issues, preservation of nature, hiking sites, and so forth--his quiet sense of humor was charming and very much appreciated. I'm glad to have had met him (he is the type of person that will engage in a quiet delicious conversation that holds pearls of wisdom should one be attentive). Theresa the same--she also expertly gaged and knew the best hikes for the person, preferences, and ability. The room was great- clean, fresh towels daily, own bathroom/shower, and very comfortable beds. It was mostly very quiet (one night some late guests pounded up the stairs-likely disturbing everyone-but that's on those guests). If you are looking for a place with a bar, turndown service, TV, spa, pool, bathrobes, special soaps, etc.-this is not for you. In a special way- Loughdan House is more than those "amenities" to me and was for many others I met- Sean, Theresa, Nelly, and their family, friends, and associates have created a superb and special place that I am grateful to have experienced. Loughdan house is not a transactional place- but a place of lovely people, wonderful country, with personal and kind authenticity. Should you travel and enjoy the Loughdan House B&B- I hope you cherish the experience- it's rare -I'm better for meeting the Byrne family and I'll always treasure this trip.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Elaine W wrote a review Sep 2021
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Walking the Wicklow Way, I was very happy to stay at Lough Dan House. Theresa couldn't do enough and the lovely freshly cooked dinner and breakfast were the best I had had so far. The bedroom was nicely furnished and the bed very comfortable. Even the packed lunch was great and very appreciated on my walk to Glendalough. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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SMaxee wrote a review Jul 2021
Dublin, Ireland35 contributions12 helpful votes
I arrived here with my two adult daughters on day 2 of our Wicklow way trip, very wet after 3 hrs heavy rain. We were met with a warm welcome, our boots and wet clothes were taken & dried over night. We had a delicious home cooked salmon dinner that evening with a well-needed bottle of wine. They went out of their way to accommodate our dietary requirements. It was superb from start to finish. We had a delicious breakfast to set us on our way the following morning. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Síofra 13 wrote a review Aug 2020
Limerick, Ireland28 contributions11 helpful votes
Stayed here one night of our Wicklow staycation. Very comfortable and friendly hosts. Breakfast was delicious. A nice, simple place to stay and the hosts very very helpful. Maybe a little off the beaten path and not as many facilities as would have hoped.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Emma wrote a review Jul 2020
Lanzarote, Spain5 contributions3 helpful votes
Came out to loughdan with friends to pay a tribute to my good oul skin carl. Met Sean on arrival and what a absolute gent he was. A lovely chap who went out of his way to make us feel most wecome, providing us with great parking spots. Ever the gent, Sean guided us in the direction of the scenic route, we were all amazed by all the beauty we came across along the wicklow way. Just a glimpse and we knew it would be a great spot to spend 2 nights. The beach area is a beautiful picturesque spot but due to the sand, we decided to camp out back at the big greens (away from all the rift raft). A magical and soul refreshing time was had by all. The avid camper that Carl was, meant he enjoyed many a night at his favourite spot. And we were truly honoured to have such a special moment captured in our hearts forever. Thank you, Sean. Emma (James & co)
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kevinjsmithkjs wrote a review Nov 2019
Stevenage, United Kingdom38 contributions16 helpful votes
Six of us stayed at Loughdan House for 8 nights in September 2019, whilst walking the Wicklow Way. It was excellent!! The schedule that they put together for us worked extremely well, with Sean dropping us off each morning (after a fantastic breakfast) and, seemingly by magic, being there to pick us up at the end of our days' walking. Loughdan House is set in a beautiful location and the accommodation is very comfortable, providing everything we needed. The food produced each day by Theresa was superb, as was the warm & friendly welcome. Sean & Theresa were both extremely accommodating, particularly when personal circumstances impacted one of the group, doing everything that they could to help. We could not have wished for better hosts and would certainly recommend staying at Loughdan House and taking advantage of their services for walking in the Wicklow mountains.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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amanda m wrote a review Sep 2019
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we stayed here was very nice and warm after a day of hiking. Owner was very welcoming and very helpful and dried our jackets so we could use the next day. breakfast was very nice. would definetly go back.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SuddenSam_77 wrote a review Aug 2019
Clearwater25 contributions2 helpful votes
Truly a remarkable B & B! The room and amenities could not have be better. The hostess (Theresa) made us feel like we were family. We explored the immediate area with a very pleasant walk and thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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1NXK wrote a review Jul 2019
Crystal Beach, Florida67 contributions55 helpful votes
In the beautiful setting of the Wicklow Mountains, this B&B is fine, ok. But that’s it. The bathrooms are seriously outdated and shabby, and the general standard is far lower than comparably priced B&Bs on our tour (that is, fairly expensive). Much of the work done on the property looks like DIY; it requires serious investment to bring it up to the overwhelmingly high standard of B&Bs in Ireland. We had expected better. The evening meal (set menu with no choice) was very plain, and breakfast was uninspiring. If you’ve been touring around and staying in fab friendly places with superb breakfasts, you should not book here, as it does not compare. It turned out to be just a place to lay our head, and at that price it should have been more.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kazbaz wrote a review Jun 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Was made to feel very unwelcome in this guest house, told to fill the kettle in the bathroom, told not to make noise when coming in from dinner, asked to check out once breakfast plates were swiped off the table, the lady running this guest house has a lot to learn about customer service and could do with a serious attitude adjustment, would not recommend at all
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$95 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty WicklowRoundwood
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Frequently Asked Questions about Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include The Wicklow Way (6.7 km), Special Ops (6.7 km), and Sally Gap (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wicklow Heather Bar & Restaurant, Byrne & Woods Bar & Restaurant, and Lynham's of Laragh.
Does Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Glendalough Monastic Settlement (6.7 km).
Does Loughdan House Bed and Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.