‘Ti na Coille’ – House of the Wood – a Victorian mansion steeped in history, Tinakilly was built by the British government in 1883 for Captain Robert Halpin, commander of “The Great Eastern” and mariner supreme who laid 2,600 miles of telegraphic cable in 1866, joining Europe to America. Attracted by the gracious architecture, wonderful sea views and romantic gardens, William & Bee Power decided to purchase and undertake the renovation of what has become one of Irelands most romantic secret hideaways. In the new Millennium, the next generation of Powers took their place at the helm and Tinakilly continues to welcome the guests who return again and again to escape and relax. An elegant oak-lined avenue leads up to Tinakilly House, which is enveloped by seven acres of pleasure gardens overlooking the Irish Sea and Broadlough Coastal Lagoon. The stunning sea views, romantic gardens and surrounding hinterland of Tinakilly capture but a small slice of the magnificence of county Wicklow.
The elegant bedrooms reflect the Victorian period and also provide all modern comforts. The period rooms of the west wing feature four poster and half tester canopy beds. In the east wing, most of the antique appointed Junior Suites and Captain Suites offer breathtaking views over the Irish Sea whilst the remainder offer sweeping views of the gardens. Tinakilly House Hotel pride themselves on attention to detail and look forward to providing a comfortable environment for your stay.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Complimentary Wifi
- Plantation Toiletries
- Fluffy Bathrobes
- Micro Fibre Duvets
- Tea & Coffee making facilities
- Room Service
- Satellite TV
- Direct dial Telephone
While Tinakilly is a true reflection of the Victorian period, it’s kitchen prides itself on the fine blend of modern and traditional cuisine. Fresh fish, game and Wicklow lamb are provided locally and Tinakilly’s own herb gardens supply the kitchen.
The menu changes frequently to reflect what is freshly available locally and, in old Irish fashion, all foods including breads, jams, chutneys and preserves are prepared by a highly skilled kitchen staff. An award winning wine list features not only the traditional Bordeaux and Burgundies, but also a broad range of exciting new world wines, which give its cellar a truly international flavour and offers the perfect complement to your meal.
Rathnew, County Wicklow
On the Map: Rathnew is located in County Wicklow, just inland from Ireland’s east coast. Rathnew is reached via the N11 road, that connects Dublin City (to the north), and Arklow (to the south).
Known as “the Garden of Ireland”, Wicklow has wonderful scenery, with mountains, wooded valleys and lakes. It is fringed on the east by golden sandy beaches. Major routes to the east and west go through two of the highest passes in the country – Sally Gap and Wicklow Gap. Among its spectacular valleys are Glenmalure, Glencree, Glenmacnass, the Glen of Immal, and the most famous of all – Glendalough, the home of one of the country’s most famous early Christian sites. The county is very popular with outdoor enthusiasts for the range of activities it offers – walking, cycling, shore, coarse and game angling, golf, riding, watersports. There are also a number of historic gardens and houses to visit, Powerscourt House being the most famous and impressive. Because of its wonderful scenery, the county has been used as a location for many films over the years, including Excalibur, Braveheart, Far and Away and Michael Collins. The very successful Irish television series Ballykissangel was made in the pretty village of Avoca