This cozy vacation home rental in Ireland invites you to settle in and bask in the atmospheric charm and centuries old history of the emerald isle. A fun, lighthearted restoration has given this ancient barn new life with a nostalgic sweetness and sense of belonging in the village.
Dating back to the 17th century, this vacation home rental in Ireland is located directly on the village green in the town of Duleek. Part of some of the most ancient settlements along the island’s eastern coast, it’s said that the barn and adjacent cottage stood here during the epic Battle of the Boyne. Built from stone with a thatched roof, the home and barn were in a state of disrepair before the current restoration brought them back to life.
Beautifully restored to retain much of its traditional characacter, the whitewashed exteriors look much as they have for hundreds of years, while the interiors have been brightened and modernized with a cheerful and rather eclectic update.
The barn has a well equipped all-in-one kitchen, dining and living room space with a sofa bed for an extra adult guest or two children. There is a workspace for using your laptop or planning your day trips with the local information folder.
Upstairs on the mezzanine level there is an en suite double bedroom with views over the Fair Green at the front of the barn. This room can accommodate two foldaway single beds for adults or children, and a travel cot is also available.
The house features a unique mix of period and new furniture, fixtures and fittings and all of the comforts of home.
There is a lovely patio garden with a dining table for dining alfresco and enjoying the summer sun.
The adjacent cottage is also available to rent through BoutiqueHomes
Wifi throughout, TV with Google Chromecast and DVD player, games, toys, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, free on street parking.
Placed along the village green in the north eastern town of Duleek, the area is situated in the quiet Nanny River valley in County Meath. The village has a variety of shops, cafes, pub and restaurant all within walking distance. Part of the island’s “Ancient East” there are archeological ruins and Neolithic monuments dating back thousands of years throughout the area as well as the historic Battle of the Boyne site.
Don’t miss the Boyne Valley historical sites including the Garden Trail and the ancient pastoral lands from Brú na Boinne (New Grange). Boyne Valley also hosts a Food Series, river boat tours, The Drogheda Arts and Maritime Festivals, the Hay Literary Festival, Spring and Autumn Equinox Festival, Tattersalls International Horse Fair, and various events at Slane Castle.
There are a number of stately manor homes to visit including: Ballymagarvey Village, Millhouse Slane, Tankardstown, Glebe House Dowth, Darver Castle, Durhamstown Castle, Boyne Hill House and Bellinteer House. The area’s best beaches of Bettystown and Laytown are within a twenty minute drive. Belfast is ninety miles north and Dublin is forty minutes south.
Duleek, Ireland. Nearest Airport: Dublin Airport (30 minutes)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round, but May through September is ideal for visiting the beaches and nearby historical sites in the best weather
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County Meath Barnfrom €90/ nt
|$260 x 4||$1,040|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$500|
|TOTAL (with Deposit)||$1,780|
100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.