Country Chic An Eco Friendly Holiday In The Garden Of Ireland
Courtesy of: Old Milking Parlour Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt in County Wicklow, Ireland has partnered with The Old Milking Parlour at Ballymurrin, just 20 minutes from the hotel, that has been converted to a gorgeous, eco-friendly 2-bedroom retreat.
Guests are now welcome to book a stay in this private and historic getaway in the “garden of Ireland.”
The Old Milking Parlour at Ballymurrin, is a lovingly restored 17th century Quaker meeting house and member of Sustainable Tourism Ireland.
The hotel’s owners restored the outhouses into the Old Milking Parlour and turned it into wonderful self catering accommodation which, bar the cows, has kept its old world feel with a stylish fusion of old and new architecture.
Guests are offered preferable rates when booking a holiday which includes a stay in both properties, ensuring guests will see two wonderful sides to The Garden of Ireland or Co. Wicklow.
The Milking Parlour is located 30 minutes from the hotel, and has white washed stone walls throughout, contains two double bedrooms, a wonderful open plan sitting room with stove and glazed doors from all living areas open onto a lavender edged, private garden with BBQ area.
This property is a model of eco-friendly self catering, where all materials were chosen for their sustainability, creating a high standard of accommodation which incorporates a unique learning tool of environment-conscious design, meeting the needs of the discerning traveler.
Under-floor geothermal heating combined with a roaring designer stove, ensure warmth permeates the Old Milking Parlour in winter and in summer the solar panels generate energy, providing the vast majority of hot water and heating.
The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt, received the Silver Award by introducing an Environmental Action Plan focusing on energy, waste & water management and developing it across all aspects of the business.
This award is recognized as one of the most successful programs in Europe and is voluntary to all hotels to enter, demonstrating leadership in environmental management within the hospitality sector.