|Kippure Estate is magnificently set in a wild and wonderful valley in the heart of the West Wicklow Mountains… a paradise for nature lovers, rich in history, proud of its magical scenery. Because Wicklow West is still relatively undiscovered and thinly populated, the region is a fantastic destination for those who love the outdoors, as it is free of crowds and pollution.
The estate’s extensive private grounds are ideal for rambling and exploring, picnics, barbecues or just reading your book in the sunshine - 240 acres (1.6 sq km) of mature woodland and ancient meadows full of magic discoveries… The perfect family holiday destination!
The fledging River Liffey forms the southern boundary of the estate – walking along the bank on a summer’s evening is spectacular. The Wicklow Mountains National Park stretches to the horizon, almost surrounding the estate. Just a few minutes walk from your accommodation there is easy access onto open mountain country via a bridge across the River Liffey.
ATHDOWN Holiday Homes:
Built within the Victorian walled garden of the estate; these superb holiday homes enjoy a peaceful and unique setting, overlooking landscaped gardens and some of County Wicklow’s highest mountains.
The houses are contemporarily furnished and have their own private patio with wooden decking. Each house has 3 bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 8 people.
·All bedrooms are ensuite and carpeted throughout. Separate downstairs toilet with wheelchair access.
·Spacious open-plan dining and sitting room with wooden floors and doors opening to the patio area. Floor to ceiling windows in the living room, offering unrestricted mountain views.
·Fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances, including dishwasher, washing machine, combination fridge freezer, microwave, oven and hob.
·TV and gas central heating. Combination boiler for instant hot water.
No hidden costs: bed linen, towels, electricity and heating are all included in the price.
Our grounds and facilities provide a memorable setting for corporate events, celebrations, anniversaries, wedding receptions, birthday parties, summer barbecues, Christmas festivities and family reunions. Meeting rooms, multi- function room, fully licensed residence bar and private dining room onsite. Catering can be provided for organised groups of at least 10 people. Our residence bar is open during the summer season or on request by groups.
·Whether you are looking for adventure and fun, for an educational experience, or if you just want to relax and tune into nature, Kippure Estate offers a wide range of fantastic activities: high & low ropes, sky trek & zip wire, climbing & abseiling tower, archery, orienteering, team building, off-road driving, environmental field study workshops and guided mountain walks.
·During the months of July and August, every Tuesday and Thursday, we offer a half-day activity programme specifically for individuals, couples and families. These popular activity days may include treasure hunts, ropes based activities or a guided nature walk. Reasonably priced!
·The estate is within easy reach of all major walking areas of the county, some walks even start right at the doorstep… The Wicklow Mountains are a walker’s, paradise with rich flora and fauna, dramatic mountain scenery, stunning glacial lakes and lush-green forests.
·5 minutes drive from Kippure Estate you’ll find South County Golf Club, a golf course in an area of much natural beauty. Two of the top European championship golf courses are also nearby: the K Club and Druids Glen.
·Other activity options include fishing at Blessington Lakes and horse riding. Kippure Estate is an ideal base for discovering the many sights of County Wicklow and Kildare such as Glendalough, Powerscourt and the Irish National Stud. Due to its close proximity to Dublin it is also a great location for exploring Ireland’s capital city.
Conveniently located less than an hour from Dublin airport, Dublin city centre and two major ferry ports.