Architect Designed Luxury

  • Photo of Ballymurrin
  • Set in beautiful rolling countryside
  • The living room in the Old Milking Parlour
  • Curl up in front of the fire


the tranquility of a heritage setting in open countryside?
taking time out in an original 17th century Quaker settlement?
proximity to excellent golf courses, beaches, open gardens and walks?
living stylishly in a building featured in the Irish Times, the Sunday Times, the Guardian on Irish national television, Construct Ireland magazine, and featured in Alastair Sawday`s Special Escapes, and voted one of the top '100 Cool Cottages' by the Sunday Times in January 2010. ?


Get away from it all at the Old Milking Parlour, a tastefully converted, superbly equipped country hideaway, in the Garden of Ireland, nestling between the golden sands of Brittas Bay and the rolling hills of County Wicklow.

Within an hour from Dublin airport, and just 10 minutes from Wicklow town, this restored Quaker milking parlour is surrounded by a historic landscape of lush pasturelands and rural tranquillity. This two- bedroomed conversion by the architect owners provides the highest standards of four star self-catering accommodation with a unique blend of luxury and contemporary design within the authentic stone building. Its high beamed ceilings, spacious, light interior and porcelain tiled floors complement the limewashed walls offering simplicity and style.

All appliances - cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble drier - are A-rated. Walk-in showers, underfloor geo-thermal heating, solar panels, south-facing rooflights and eco-friendly products provide guilt-free luxury. Whilst part of the original Quaker courtyard setting, the house opens from all living areas onto its own mature, totally private, south-facing garden with herb trough. Roses and lavender line the outdoor terrace, with table, chairs and 2 sun loungers - an ideal venue for relaxing. Please read our testimonials below.

Bookings of 2 weeks or more attract a 10% discount.

We offer a 10% reduction for return guests

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A Selection of genuine testimonials from our visitor's book:

"Philip and Delphine, you have made a piece of Heaven in County Wicklow. Thank you."
"Thank you all very much for a wonderful and relaxing week's holiday in your beautiful cottage. The Milking Parlour is the ideal place to unwind and take it easy - made all the better by your warm welcome.."
"This has been a beautiful and unique place to stay..."
"Thank you for a delightful stay at your innovative, high quality accommodation. This wonderful sanctuary is a credit to you.."
"How wonderful it is to be surrounded by fields and animals! Thank you for the warm welcome with all the lovely extras in the cottage to help us settle in. We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of peacefulness in the cottage. The girls loved having the sunken trampoline, go-cart and swings to play on.. We will certainly recommend the Old Milking Parlour to our friends..."
"Thank you for your warm welcome. What an incredibly well designed conversion and such high quality of equipment too. We have been so warm and comfortable..."