Award Winning Guesthouse
Accommodation in Wicklow with Lake & Mountain Views
Lough Dan House is the perfect base for your walking holiday in Ireland. Your accommodation is of the highest standard, located 300 metres up in the Wicklow mountains enjoying spectacular views of nature, lakes and landscapes. Delicious home-cooked meals served each evening at a time to suit you. And we also provide trips to a variety of excellent pubs and entertainment in the evenings. Five generations of the Byrne family have lived on the Wicklow Way, so Sean knows the area well, with many a story to tell.
The rooms are en-suite with baths and shower, offering king-size double or twin beds. The entire house has under-floor heating throughout to add to your comfort.
The B&B also has generous sitting and dining areas as well as drying and laundry facilities. Of course the log fire is a great talking point in the evenings.
The farm, which extends to over 80 acres, is bounded on three sides by the Wicklow Mountains National Park of over 25,000 hectares; the largest National Park in Ireland.
The Wicklow Mountains run from the outskirts of Dublin City south-westwards for 130 kilometres to the southern tip of County Wicklow. The mountains are the highest area of upland in Ireland and are home to some of the highest peaks in the country.
Many Generations of our family, the O’Byrne’s, have lived and farmed here on the same property from 1727.
The family have witnessed 300 years of history, from subsistence tenant farming of extreme poverty, revolutions and uprisings 1740 and 1798, the great famine, which devastated the country 1847 to 1850, followed by mass emigration, but also many positive developments, increased employment, improved roads, bridges and railways, proper water supplies to towns and cities, better housing, setting up of the Irish Land Commission to establish fair tenure and ownership of land for small farmers 1850 to 1915, local government representation, Irish independence and WW1 1912 to 1922, the civil war, Ireland as new developing nation, recessions and the effects of WW.2, rural electrification, membership of EU, through to the present day.