The SpaceComfortable and welcoming in a house with all modern conveniences including central heating, Aga in kitchen and sunny conservatory for breakfasts.
Guests are encouraged to use the other rooms with Sky TV, Wifi and the private serene garden when weather permits. Mobile phone coverage can be erratic because of the stone walls but Wifi is fine and my landline is available for emergencies. Guest AccessThe bedroom and bathroom, the kitchen and sunny conservatory, cosy living room with tv, and the garden if the weather permits.
If it is raining it is very soothing to sit in the conservatory enjoying the rain. Interaction with GuestsI am delighted to contact guests before their arrival to give them any information they require on travel, sightseeing, local highlights and events.
For guests who would like a quiet time to chill out and recharge, I am happy to give them the privacy to do so. The NeighborhoodWhere do I begin? I love the peace and quiet yet, when I want to socialise either locally or in Dublin, it couldn't be easier.
For golfers there are four or five golf courses in the area which welcome guests.
The nearby scenic Blessington Lakes and Wicklow Mountains are ideal for either a relaxing stroll or more strenuous hill-walking. The Avon Ri Adventure Centre in Blessington has abseiling and other sports available.
A great interest in Ireland is horse racing, both on the Flat and National Hunt (jumping). Punchestown Racecourse is a ten minute drive and both Naas Racecourse and the Curragh Racecourse are within a 30 minute drive.
Ireland is a renowned horse breeding country, with Kildare being "The Bloodstock County." The international bloodstock sales are held at the famous GOFFS BLOODSTOCK SALES Compex ((URL HIDDEN) a mere 15 minute drive away, with the Tattersalls' Sales (approximately an hours drive.
The Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens are also less than an hour's drive at Kildare.
Horseback riding and trekking are also available locally.
Russborough House, just outside Blessington, is a beautiful 18th century classical mansion in a glorious setting. It was the home of the late Sir Alfred Beit and his wife Clementine (Mitford). After his death Sir Alfred left the house, with its priceless collection of Old Masters, paintings and furniture, to the Irish people. The house is open to visitors from Easter to November with the grounds open all year except the Christmas period.
For guests who can't resist the call of a little retail therapy, there are excellent boutiques in Naas, the Kildare Village Outlet Shopping at Kildare town, and either the Dundrum Town Centre or Dublin's Grafton Street, both 50 minutes away.
A great variety of food is available locally - from casual dining in Naas and Kill to good food in the local pub, the Dewdrop Inn in Kill. Not to mention the renowned steaks at the Ballymore Inn in Ballymore Eustace or the Brown Bear just outside Naas.
A wide variety of entertainment is available in Kill, Naas and the other towns and villages, with many bars and hotels hosting traditional Irish music. I am delighted to help with bookings and directions.
For those travelling for business, Rathmore is very convenient for the high-tech, pharmaceutical and financial businesses located at the CITYWEST Business Parks, with less than 30 minute travelling time. The Naas area, including the KERRY GROUP International Development and worldwide HQ, is also nearby. Getting AroundThere is no direct public transport to Rathmore, but the national bus service stops at Kill (5 km from Rathmore) or Naas (9 km from Rathmore).
There is a frequent bus service to Dublin City (32/33 km) with a direct service to and from Dublin Airport.
The tram service to Dublin called LUAS can be accessed from nearby Rathcoole. I am very happy to drive guests to the stop.
For those touring Ireland, it is extremely easy to access the motorway network from Rathmore. Other Things to NoteIf entering my location on TomTom / Garmin or (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps, Rathmore is situated in the triangle bounded by Naas, Kill (N7) and Blessington (N81).
KILL VILLAGE - 5 km
NAAS - 9 km
DUBLIN City Centre - 33/34 km