BrookLodge & Macreddin Village Guest Brochure
Uncover the beauty of Macreddin Village and its captivating surroundings! Our hotel is the perfect place to explore all that the area has to offer.
A Macreddin Village Welcome
A very warm welcome to BrookLodge & Macreddin Village from all The Crew and Management. We are delighted that you have chosen to spend some time with us and we will endeavour to make your stay a memorable one for all the right reasons. We hope you enjoy your time in Country Wicklow, taking in the best of what Macreddin Village and what the Garden of Ireland has to offer. If at any stage during your stay you need our help just dial (0) from your bedroom phone or ask any member of our crew and we’ll look after you.
Dating right back to the 5th Century, Macreddin Village was home to early pre-Christian habitants of Ireland. The famous Saint Kevin arrived in the Macreddin district to establish his fifth century monastery which was occupied by a chief named Credin. In the ancient manuscript “The Latin Life of Kevin” it is described how Credin was killed by his enemies and miraculously brought back to life by Saint Kevin. Macreddin Village, named after chief Credin, grew into an area of great importance, at one stage sending two members to the Irish House of Commons, before slowly slipping into decline in the late nineteenth century.
Now once again, this unique and picturesque Village thrives since the opening in 1999 of the BrookLodge Hotel and in later years BrookMews and BrookHall. Macreddin Village has become a Village for all seasons being home to many luxurious Bedrooms of various styles, The Strawberry Tree Restaurant – Ireland’s first certified Organic & Wild Restaurant, La Taverna Armento – our Southern Italian style bistro, Actons Country Pub & Orchard Café, Macreddin Organic Bakery, Macreddin Smokehouse, The Village Store Rooms, The Wells Spa – an adult only destination Spa, Macreddin Golf Course and even our own Chapel.
Now that you have arrived to Macreddin Village, sit back and relax…
We’ve got you covered. Please call us at reception by dialling (0) at any time; we are here to help 24hrs a day.
Dining at The Village
Come explore our delightful selection of dining choices!
Explore Macreddin Village's Surroundings
Avondale Forest Park
Avondale Forest Park is the location of Avondale House, birthplace of statesman Charles Stewart Parnell. However, the Park is also regarded as the birthplace of Irish forestry as tree species from...
Dominated by dunes that cover approximately 100 hectares and shelter many species of flora and fauna, Brittas is a 5 km stretch of powdery sand that’s also an area of ecological importance. The b...
After a few hours walking around Glendalough, you’ll understand what compelled St Kevin to settle here 1500 years ago. Its name derives from the Irish for ‘Valley of the Two Lakes’ and its st...
European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley designed Macreddin’s 18 hole, par 72 golf course located directly across the road from BrookLodge & Macreddin Village.
Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford
Just thirty minutes away, Mount Usher Gardens cover 20 acres and contain over 5,000 different species of plants and trees.
Located between Blessington and Ballymore Eustace, Russborough House is reputed to be the longest house in Ireland and was built to enjoy unspoilt views of the Wicklow Mountains and Blessington Lak...
Driving or walking through the Sally Gap, you’ll experience a sense of remoteness which makes it hard to believe that Ireland’s capital is so near. Sometimes inaccessible in winter, the Sally G...
The Macreddin Mile
The Macreddin Trail
There are many reasons why this is our most popular local walk. Although it includes a few challenging inclines, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views as you walk along its country roads and...
The Meeting of the Waters, Avoca
Fifteen minutes from BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, the meeting place of the Avonmore and Avonbeg Rivers was immortalised by poet Thomas Moore in his poem ‘The Meeting of the Waters’.
The Railway Walk, Tinahely
Just fifteen minutes from BrookLodge & Macreddin Village and taking in a repurposed railway track, the Railway Walk follows a clearly defined path, alongside the Derry River and through some farmla...
The Red Kite Walk, Avoca
Fifteen minutes from BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, this walk passes through beautiful woodland and will definitely please birdwatchers. After Red Kites were reintroduced to the area in 2009, ther...
The Spinc, Glendalough
Somewhat challenging but well worth the effort, this walk starts at the Upper Lake car park in Glendalough. Following a rocky path, boardwalks and forest roads, the trail reaches its highest point...
Tinahely Farm Shop
Fifteen minutes from BrookLodge and Macreddin Village, Tinahely Farm Shop’s friendly farm animals, activity barn and gift shop offer something that everyone in the family can enjoy.
One of Ireland’s top tourist destinations, Wicklow Gaol offers a fascinating glimpse of life in prisons of the past via an interactive tour led by experienced and passionate actor guides. BrookLo...
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BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, Macreddin East, Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow, Y14 A362, Ireland
General Hotel Questions
What time is check in and checkout?
Check in is at 4pm and checkout is up until 12pm. Guests who arrive before this time are free to avail of our facilities in The Wells Spa or Geo-Thermal Pool.
What time is breakfast served?
Breakfast is generally served from 7:30am-11am on weekdays and from 8am-12pm on weekends. It is served daily in The Garden Room. Start the day off on the right foot with an amazing cooked to order breakfast along with cereals, fruit juices and freshly baked breads and pastries from Macreddin Village’s Organic Bakery.
How do I book The Wells Spa?
The Wells Spa is an adult only destination spa with many features such as; a hammam massage room, wet & dry floatation, heated loungers, a serail mud chamber, aroma steam room, sauna, outdoor hot tub and a stunning indoor to outdoor swimming pool. The Wells Spa shares Macreddin Village’s natural and Organic philosophy with the use of skin care products such as VOYA Skincare, Ila Skincare and Flourish. All guests have complimentary use of our Thermal Suite however is important to note that pre-booking is required for the use of our spa facilities. Please dial (790) or (791) to get in touch with our Wells Spa.
Is there Wi-Fi available in the hotel?
We have invested in an enterprise level managed Wi-Fi system throughout Macreddin Village which is connected to an uncontended dedicated fibre connection. Please search for Macreddin from your mobile device.
What facilities are available in the room?
Each bedroom in BrookLodge & Macreddin Village has tea and coffee making facilities for the convenience of our guests. This includes a kettle, tea bags, and instant coffee. We understand that the simple pleasure of a cup of tea or coffee can make all the difference to a stay, which is why we have provided these facilities in each bedroom.
What are the dining options in the hotel?
We are pleased to offer two fantastic on-site restaurants for our guests and visitors. Our first option, The Strawberry Tree, is our multi award winning restaurant which boasts a daily changing menu that reflects the seasons. It is Ireland’s first certified Wild & Organic Restaurant, featuring the freshest Organic and Wild foods, some grown to order on nearby Organic farms, others foraged by The Strawberry Tree Brigade. Our second option, La Taverna Armento, features a full Southern Italian menu based on the magnificent foods available from the countryside surrounding the village of Armento in the province of Basilicata. Please note that prebooking is essential for both restaurants to secure your ideal dining time.
Does the hotel offer room service?
We do indeed offer room service for our guests to enjoy. Room service is available seven days a week and is provided between the hours of ____. Our menu includes a variety of light snacks and drinks. Room service orders can be placed over the phone by dialling reception (o). All food orders are prepared fresh and delivered directly to your room, ensuring a delicious and convenient dining experience. Our staff is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about our room service options, please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions.
Does the hotel offer Afternoon Tea?
Yes, we are happy to offer our guests a delightful afternoon tea experience at The Waterside Lounge. Our afternoon tea includes a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade scones with cream and our own curds & jams, and a choice of cakes and sweet treats baked fresh daily here at our Macreddin Bakery. We also serve a variety of teas, ranging from traditional black teas to herbal and green teas. Our afternoon tea is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with friends and family. To book an afternoon tea treat, please dial reception (0). 2 weeks notice?
Can I get any gifts sent to the room?
We offer a selection of room gifts ranging from sparkling prosecco to delicious sweet treats. Please phone reception (0) for more information.
Is there any produce available to purchase?
We have a range of items available to purchase at reception. We offer a selection of delicious products ranging from our signature Wild Pestos to jams & marmalades, fresh eggs from our own Macreddin hens, and freshly baked bread. No matter your tastes, there is something for everyone.
Do you have any electric car charging facilities?
Yes, we have a range of electric car charging ports that guests can use free of charge.
Hotel Amenity Questions
Do you have any bikes available to use?
We do indeed. Take the weight off and enjoy the surrounding countryside. Macreddin Village is the ideal place to start your cycling trip with easy access to quiet roads. Bikes, helmets and trail maps are available at reception.
How do I access the Geothermal pool in BrookHall?
Our Geo-thermal pool is located in our BrookHall building. To access the pool you will need a key card, which our reception team will gladly provide on request. Towels are available in the changing rooms.
How do I access the Snooker Room?
The snooker room is conveniently situated at the top of the stairs at reception. To gain entry, kindly request a key from reception.
Do you have a gym onsite?
Our BrookHall building, located just a short walk across the car park from our main BrookLodge building, offers a small fitness room to make the most of on rainy days. Alternatively, why not explore the beautiful scenery of the surrounding area by taking one of the many walking routes available near the hotel?
Are there any taxi companies nearby?
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of highly recommended Taxi Services in the area. Please visit the reception desk for their contact details.
Is there any public transport near the hotel?
Visitors to the hotel have a variety of public transport choices available to them depending on their starting point. Bus and train connections can take them as far as Rathdrum, and a local bus route stretches as far as Aughrim. Unfortunately, these services do not bring travellers directly to the hotel, and they will need to take a taxi from there.
What is the nearest major town?
The nearest major town to BrookLodge & Macreddin Village is Arklow, Ireland, located approximately 23km away. This charming town is situated in the northern part of County Wicklow and is a great destination for both locals and visitors alike. You can find a variety of shops and stores, as well as some excellent eateries and cafes. There are also regular markets held in the town centre, offering a wide selection of fresh produce, clothing and crafts. If you’re looking for a bit of nightlife, there are several pubs and clubs to explore. For those who would rather explore nature, the nearby beaches, forests, and rivers make for an idyllic day out.