Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Housed within the West Wing at Russborough House are two apartments: the Beit Residence and Garden Apartment . These each echo the opulence and grandeur of the main house. This house enjoys a spectacular setting with magnificent views of the Blessington Lakes and the Wicklow Mountains beyond. It was in the West Wing that Sir Alfred and Lady Beit lived the final years of their lives.
Sleeping 8, this apartment is ideal for family holiday or special family gatherings. Booked together with the adjoining Garden Apartment (which sleeps 7) it can accommodate up to 15 people.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dublin 50 km, Nearest railway: No nearby train station|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The South East Ireland region
Located on the sunny southeast of the Ireland, County Wicklow is known as the Garden County of Ireland. The county has a remarkably varied topography, ranging from seashore with long sandy beaches, to marsh and bogland, rivers and lakes, rolling valleys and high mountain ranges. With an ancient heritage, archaeological sites and places of historical interest, Wicklow is a must-visit destination, with something to offer every visitor.
Explore Wicklow by driving along one of the many scenic routes over its mountains and valleys, visiting its busy towns and quaint villages, or for the more active, choose from a variety of hiking, pony trekking or mountain biking over some of the county's many trails. Wicklow offers outdoor activities to suit the most avid sportsman, unspoiled and dramatic destinations for archaeology, bird-watching, and spectacular scenery all within easy access of Irelands capital city, Dublin.
Blessington is one of the biggest towns in West Wicklow. Beside the Blessington Lakes and the Wicklow Mountains, the area is steeped in history. Around every corner there are buildings, statues, and relics of the past staring back at you. Some of the more noticeable features include the Credit Union House, Downshire Monument, Saint Mary's Church of Ireland, and the Horseshoe Arch, all of which are found in the centre of town.
The Blessington Lakes cover 500 acres water. The Lakes were formed 50 years ago by the building of the Poulaphouca Dam and hydroelectric station. Many amenities can be enjoyed in the Lakes area.
Russborough is a stunning Palladian mansion overlooking some of the most impressive views in Ireland. Designed in 1741 by Richard Cassels, it took 10 years to build what has been described as “one of the most beautiful houses in Ireland”. (Bruce Arnold, The Irish Times, 1997) With the Wicklow mountains and Blessington lakes just a stone's throw away the setting is idyllic.
Sir Alfred and Lady Beit bought Russborough in 1952 to house their impressive art collection. They left this historic mansion, its collections and their fascinating life story to the Irish public in 1978. From this extraordinary act of generosity we welcome you to one of Ireland's most unique visitor attractions. We offer a top of the range house tour, a unique 3D exhibition, a maze, gift shop, free walkways, self catering accommodation and cafe. Our Artisans display many unique crafts from candle making, blacksmithing and wood sculpting to goldsmithing, weaving and ceramics in their studios in the outhouses of Russborough.