This 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 cottage and 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 building stood here during the epic Battle of the Boyne.
Built from stone with a thatched roof, the home was in a state of disrepair before the current restoration brought it back to life.
Beautifully restored to retain much of its traditional character, 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 cozy sitting room has an electric hearth that warms the space while the large eat-in kitchen which opens out to a side garden is a bright and thoroughly modernized space.
The cottage has room for up to ten guests. There is a double bedroom with an adjacent bathroom on the ground floor, this bedroom can also include a single foldaway bed. There are three double bedrooms upstairs. Two bedrooms can be made up with double OR twin beds (plus one single foldaway bed) and a third bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite shower room.
The house features an eclectic mix of period and new furniture, fixtures and fittings and all of the comforts of home.
There is a lovely patio garden with picnic tables for dining alfresco and enjoying the summer sun.
The adjacent barn 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 home wedding venues nearby 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
The barn is also avaialbale to rent at BoutiqueHomes
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County Meath Cottagefrom €200/ 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.