5 Luxurious and Tranquil Getaways in Wicklow You Need To Experience

Located moments from Dublin’s doorstep, County Wicklow is home to some of the island’s most sterling sights, scenery, flora and fauna.

Whether you’re coming for an overnight escape or planning a weekend adventure, hoping to stretch out at the spa, hike to a stunning viewpoint or swing away on the golf course, Wicklow is a playground for all.

And, with so much to do, it comes as no surprise that Wicklow boasts some of the country’s coolest luxury digs for those who’ve spent the day discovering all this county has to offer.

Be it an award-winning farmhouse-cum-cookery school, a 5-star country B & B or world-renowned luxury resorts, these five are undoubtedly the classiest places to rest your head when in Wicklow.

5. Ballyknocken House & Cookery School

Launched by TV chef and food journalist Catherine Fulvio this award-winning guesthouse and cookery school offers the quintessential Wicklow-woods experience, with 4-star Victorian accommodation nestled on a 280-acre family farm, just moments from Dublin City.

For those looking to learn something new, this is the perfect place; cookery classes catering for large and small groups, private events and parties’ means ‘home-style’ luxury with a fun twist.

Having won a hoard of awards from all the most reputable of industry organisations, Ballyknocken House & Cookery School will certainly satisfy your craving, even if it’s just for a stroll on the grounds or a swim in a Victorian roll-top bathtub.

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AddressGlenealy, Ashford, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

4. Abhainn Ri

If in pursuit of a luxury B & B experience, this charming 5-star farmhouse is bound to impress. Perfect for a romantic escape, Abhainn Ri offers a selection of accommodation overlooking the Wicklow hills and Kings River (Abhainn Ri).

Specialising in baked bread and preserves, sunset tea served by the family at Abhainn Ri is the finest you can get. Or, grab some freshly made sandwiches and head off for a picnic in the hills, wander the property or explore the workings of a modern-day farm; Abhainn Ri fuses relaxed luxury with Irish lifestyle.

Having been in the Byrne family for six generations, this Victorian property has been restored to offer modern comfort with old world charm making it a great alternative to a typical hotel.

Prices: from €562 per night

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AddressBallintober, Hollywood, Co. Wicklow, W91 W310, Ireland

3. BrookLodge & Macreddin Village

A mere hour from Dublin, the BrookLodge & Macreddin Village is just what the doctor orders when it comes to luxury living just South of the City.

Achieving home-style comforts at the highest standards, this home-away-from-home is popular with locals and tourists in pursuit of a little luxury. Whether you’re looking to lie back at The Wells Spa or let it rip at the Macreddin Golf Course (impressively designed by European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley) you’ve come to the right place.

Also on site are some gorgeous eateries to indulge in, after a long day of exploring the stunning surroundings. Whether it is the Italian bistro La Taverna Armento or Ireland’s first certified organic restaurant The Strawberry Tree, BrookLodge & Macreddin Village is dressed to impress.

Prices: from €178 per night

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AddressMacreddin East, Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow, Y14 A362, Ireland

2. Druids Glen Hotel & Resort

Only 30 minutes from Dublin, the Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort offers a little slice of luxury living to keep the whole family happy. Set on 360 acres of rolling hills and tended gardens; home to two state-of-the-art golf courses, event spaces, a spa and health club and many restaurants, there are tonnes of things to explore, without even leaving the property!

With a postcard backdrop and 5-star cuisine, the award-winning Druids Glen Hotel & Resort is a top pick for weddings and special occasions, as well as romantic and family getaways.

From flat screen TVs and fluffy robes to Nespresso coffee and L’Occitane Provence toiletries provided, Druids does luxury well.

Prices: from €165 per night

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AddressLeabeg Upper, Newtown Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow, A63 DW08, Ireland

1. Powerscourt Hotel, Resort & Spa

This luxury 5-star hotel in Wicklow is undoubtedly the most chic and sophisticated in the county. Set in the surroundings of Powerscourt, only moments from Dublin city, Powerscourt Hotel, Resort & Spa is the ultimate luxury escape.

Home to some of the most perfectly manicured lawns in Wicklow, as well as the wildest woods and billowing waterfalls, Powerscourt is a nature-lovers delight. With endless opulence, Powerscourt offers equally charmed sleeping quarters and food offerings – from luxury pub grub to fine dining.

Explore the grounds, find solace at the spa or say ‘I do’ against an Irish backdrop bound to make your heart beat faster – it’s all happening at Powerscourt Hotel, Resort & Spa.

Prices: from €232 per night

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AddressPowerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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