About the property
Merrion Mews is a beautifully renovated old coachman’s cottage above stables just off Merrion Square. It is a historic spot (dates from the 1790s) has great character and has parking. Like all Irish Landmark Trust properties it’s more than a place to stay, it’s an experience. There is a real atmosphere to the building, the garden is amazing and the kitchen is well equipped. Where else would you be able to stay in such a characterful property right in the heart of Dublin City Centre?
We think you’ll love
- Bumping into the garda mounted unit who use the stables downstairs from time to time.
- Looking out the back window to the Sybil Connolly memorial garden and seeing the back of no 63, the only fully intact Georgian structure remaining in Dublin.
- The location is ideal, right in the heart of Dublin within walking distance of Grafton Street shops, Trinity College, St Stephens Green, Temple Bar, and dozens of galleries, cafés, restaurants, shops, and of course pubs.
- 3 Double Bedrooms
- Gas Fired Central Heating
- Wood Burning Stove
- Electric Oven
- Washing Machine
- Towels and lines Provided
- Travel cot/crib for infants (under 2 years), on request
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Cooking Utensils and Equipment
- 1 Bathroom with bath tub
- 1 Separate Shower Room (ensuite of one of the bedrooms)
- Sitting Room
- Kitchen/Dining Area
- Courtyard area with Garden Furniture
- WiFi has limited range (please note that there is not a strong signal)
- Located above stables
- Car parking for 1 car only
Things you should know
Please note that this property is located above working stables on the ground floor which is used on occasion by the Mounted Unit of An Garda Síochána (Irish Police). Horses may come and go during the night time, as well as during the day.
Access to the living accommodation is by a narrow stairwell.
The mews building at the rear of No.63 Merrion Square is an integral part of one of the most significant survivals of an 18th century Dublin townhouse - comprising main house with garden, mews and stables with its own small garden - within the classic Fitzwilliam/Merrion Square area of Dublin. Situated on Fizwilliam Lane the Mews is a quaint and charming property.
Built in 1792/93 the house retains much of its historic character and fabric. The garden is one of the few surviving gardens in Merrion Square and most certainly the only remaining garden retaining a 19th century design and layout. The Mews also has a private garden, coach yard coach house and stables.
The stables have been conserved, and given a new life as a place to rest and water the horses of the Mounted Unit of An Garda Siochana while they are on duty in the city centre.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Our buildings were made to the standards of earlier times – and sometimes without the intention that they should be lived in. Consequently, you may encounter features that reflect their particular character but that deserve due care and attention, particularly by the young, elderly, less mobile or visually impaired. Examples of these are steps worn with age, uneven surfaces, low ceilings and beams, unexpected drops or changes in level, and by modern standards low or absent lighting. In all cases we have sought to make a sensible compromise between due regard for safety and the careful retention of the fabric of each building, which makes it an interesting place to stay. We ask you to appreciate and use the building with this understanding. If you have any queries about the property you are interested in and would like more clarification please contact Irish Landmark at email@example.com.
Arrival and Departure Time?
Unless otherwise agreed with the House Manager the earliest time at which you can check in is 4.00p.m. Guests may NOT take over the property any time later then 9.00pm. Guests are requested to vacate the property by 10.00am at the latest on the day of departure.
Is there a TV?
No, but there is a radio, board games, cards and plenty of books.
Is there WiFi?
WiFi has limited range (please note that there is not a strong signal). It is not suitable for streaming or downloading large amounts of Data.
Can I bring a dog?
No. This is a city property and unfortunately its location and the use of the stables below by the Garda Mounted Unit makes it unsuitable for dogs.
Is linen supplied?
Yes – all beds are prepared and ready for your arrival.
Is there an open fire?
Can I light a fire?
There is no open fire at Merrion Mews but there is a wood burning stove which you can light. There is a limited amount of fuel left for the fire (where applicable) so guests may want to bring more for the duration of their stay. Please contact the local House Manager for more information on what type of fuel is used at your chosen property.
Do you supply fuel for the fire?
Irish Landmark Trust supply enough fuel for one night only. Guests will be advised where to purchase fuel for the fire locally.
Do I need a car to get here?
The property is located in Dublin so is well served by public tranport and all facilities such as shops, restaurants etc, are in walking distance.
How do I get the keys?
When you complete your booking, you will receive an email giving you information about arranging access on your arrival date.
Can I arrive early?
Only by special arrangement with the bookings office and agreement of the local House Manager. A charge is made if you are requesting a morning arrival, as this means we cannot take a booking for the night before your arrival date.
What is the latest departure time?
10.00am. The House Manager will discuss arrangements for your departure on the day you arrive.
How far to the nearest town?
This property is situated in the centre of Dublin.
Is there a caterer who will come in to cook meals?
We do not know of anyone who can go in to cook meals at this property.
Is it suitable for children?
Yes, but the accommodation only has double beds.
Is it suitable for older people?
This property does not suit anyone with mobility issues. The accommodation is situated on the first floor and is reached by a narrow staircase.
Does it have facilities for disabled people?
As our buildings were built to a specification of earlier times, this makes them inaccessible for disabled people.
Is it suitable for a wheelchair?
Is there central heating?
There is gas central heating with radiators throughout the house.
Is the cooker electric or gas?
There is an electric cooker.
Is there a shower?
Yes - there is a separate walk in shower in the en-suite shower room.
How many bathrooms?
Do you supply towels and bed linen?
Yes. The beds will be made up on your arrival and you will be provided with a bath towel and guest towel according to the number of beds in the property.
Can I get to the house by public transport?
Yes. You would get a train or bus to Dublin and a taxi could take you onwards from there to the Mews.
Where is the nearest train station?
Heuston Station and Connolly Station are the nearest large stations.
Can I book for just one night?
What is your minimum booking period?
Irish Landmark Trust have a 2 night stay minimum at all of our properties. Some Special Dates will have restrictions on arrival and departure date which will effect the minimum number of nights.
Is there a garden at the house?
There is a large enclosed courtyard at the front of the property and a smaller courtyard at the rear of the house.
How many cars can I bring to the house?
Is there parking on site?
Yes, there is onsite parking for one car in the front courtyard.
Is there outdoor furniture?
Yes, a table and chairs are provided.
HOW TO BOOK AN IRISH LANDMARK HOLIDAY :
It is possible to reserve dates online at www.irishlandmark.com but bookings are not confirmed until a confirmation email is received from the bookings desk.
Your booking must be for holiday purposes only. Irish Landmark reserve the right to refuse hire for purposes other than holiday accommodation. When you make a booking, you accept full responsibility for all persons who will use or visit the property during the period booked. When you book, you agree to indemnify us against all loss and damage arising directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, or any person accompanying you.
CONTRACT OF HIRE:
The hiring contract shall be between the Hirer and Irish Landmark and made subject to these Booking Conditions . The Contract of Hire is not effective until Irish Landmark dispatches to the Hirer written confirmation of a booking.
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Unique, Wonderful Accommodation
“Totally unique spot. It was like stepping back in time, the grandchildren were charmed by the stables and hidden garden downstairs. Very clean and well equipped and surprisingly centrally located. Very friendly and helpful with checking in etc. Would definitely recommend for a special stay…” (O Holden)
Short stay in Dublin, so close to everything
“A very nice place to stay and excellent location in the heart of Dublin. Great space and there is a lovely feel to the Mews. Garden is wonderful place to eat out on a nice day.” (GLyons)
Arron Faye is the House Manager at Merrion Mews
Arron loves to meet guests and tell them about the best things to do on the local area.