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Luggala

Co. Wicklow

Overview

Hidden in the Wicklow Mountains is a magical valley named Lug a' Lágha (Luggala), which simply means 'a hollow in a ridge.' This exquisite Gothic Revival house is set against a backdrop of breath-taking natural beauty in its own private valley and is available to rent all year round. Roundwood Castle was built in 1787 and Gothicised for the La Touche family (Dublin bankers of Huguenot origin). In 1937, Ernest Guinness bought the castle and gave it as a wedding present to his daughter, Oonagh Guinness. Oonagh 'imbued the castle with enchantment' and made it 'the most decorative honeypot in Ireland.'

Location

The exquisite Gothic Revival house is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Wicklow Mountains and is just an hours drive from Dublin city and airport.

Map co-ordinates: 53.115093, -6.270174

Accommodation

Luggala has four luxurious double bedrooms, one twin and one single bedroom. Extra guests can be accommodated at Clohogue House (four double bedrooms). There are two additional cottages (five bedrooms) on the estate.

Features

  • Highly unusual Gothic Revival house
  • 1 hour drive from Dublin City and airport
  • Four double bedrooms, one twin and one single 
  • Situated in its own private valley in Wicklow
  • Popular with artists and musicians from around the world

At A Glimpse

Luggala is situated on a magical 6,000-acre estate, tucked away in the Wicklow Mountains. Many famous guests have stayed at Luggala over the years - composers Fredrick May and Seán Ó Riada; painters Lucian Freud and Louis le Brocquy; poets Seamus Heaney and Robert Lowell; and music icons Mick Jagger, Van Morrison, Bob Geldof and U2’s Bono, who refers to Luggala Lodge as his 'artistic epicentre'. In addition, directors John Huston, John Boorman and Neil Jordan, actors Pierce Brosnan, John Hurt and Anjelica Huston have all filmed there.

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