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Thatcher's Rest Cottage ~ Your bright and spacious 5 Star luxury seaside cottage awaits. Located within The Boyne Valley, gateway to Ireland's Ancient East. The perfect base for your escape, just 25 minutes from Dublin Airport.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Thatcher's Rest Cottage - sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms

Dating back over 300 years, Thatcher's Rest Cottage is one of six exclusive thatched holiday cottages nestled on Bettystown's beach front. Enter into this secluded dreamy thatched hamlet with large organic flower gardens and be greeted at your holiday cottage with a warm Irish welcome and hot, home-made scones and jam.

This luxurious 5 Star self-catering cottage offers the perfect base to come and explore the mysterious and ancient beauty of The Boyne Valley, Ireland's Heritage Capital and gateway to Ireland's Ancient East. Situated just 25 minutes north of Dublin Airport, with the vibrant beat of Dublin's heart a mere 45 minutes away and a host of local attractions, culture and family activities all within easy reach. All of this makes Thatcher's Rest Cottage superbly located for a dream Irish getaway.

The Cottages Ireland have a great team whose aim it is to make your holiday a special one, just let them know what they can do for you and they will do their utmost to help. Welcoming visitors since 1908 they have a handle on contented guests. To quote a recent travel writer who visited... 'In a completely selfish moment I thought ... 'don't write about this one, keep it as a secret hideaway'... but a place so beautiful is meant to be shared and enjoyed.'

The cottage at a glance:

This picture postcard cottage offers luxury 5 Star self-catering accommodation in the most peaceful and tranquil of settings. Along with stunning sea views from the big bay window seat, this bright and spacious cottage features a large open-plan lounge with vaulted oak beams, solid oak floor and a feature stone fireplace. The fully fitted farmhouse kitchen has everything you could need to make it a home from home.

Thatcher's Rest Cottage can accommodate up to 6 guests over three bedrooms, 2 doubles and 1 twin bedroom with two single beds. It offers two luxurious full sized bathrooms with walk in power showers, separate double ended baths, under floor heating, heated towel rails and fitted hair dryers. Bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are also provided for guests. As well as benefiting from the shared gardens including BBQ, seating area and a wonderful play area for children including a playhouse, tree house and swings, Thatcher's Rest Cottage also has its own barbeque facing out to sea whilst the master suite and twin bedrooms share a sunny west facing patio.

Listed amongst the "50 Coolest Cottages in Britain and Ireland" by The Sunday Times Travel Magazine.

Listed within the "Top 10 Romantic Breaks in The Irish Times.

The Boyne Valley featured in the "Top 20 World History Destinations" by the BBC & The Lonely Planet.

More Details

Property Manager
Roger and Liz Pickett
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Translation service for emails in any language.
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Roger and Liz Pickett

The Cottages Ireland are owned by Roger and Liz Pickett. In Liz's family since 1908, the history, family connection and Liz's fond childhood memories of growing up there makes this an extra special place for them both. Roger and Liz love to potter at The Cottages and you typically find them adding features and extra touches to make their guests stay an extra special experience. Constantly striving for perfection, and lets be honest it doesn't come much closer, their passion is in creating a holiday cottage destination they themselves would like to discover on their travels. They completely renovated the entire property spending two years re-modeling, re-thatching and upgrading these wonderful 300 year old thatched cottages, making them state of the art whilst retaining their sense of tradition and charm. Roger, an Engineer, is always coming up with ingenious ways of improving the behind the scenes running of The Cottages, whilst Liz an avid gardener, spends hours lovingly tending to the picturesque flower gardens that make up the grounds and set this stunning scene. It is this perfect balance and attention to detail that makes an escape to The Cottages an experience to be cherished and a lasting memory.

Roger and Liz Pickett purchased this cottage in 1908

What makes this cottage unique

The Cottages offer that little something hard to find and even harder to describe unless you yourself set foot through the dark brown wooden gates. Once the gate opens and you walk through it's like being transported to another world, one of tranquility and calm. The Cottages, with their 300 years of history and tradition, offer a magical quality that charms all who stay. The sound of the sea, the smell of the fresh organic flowers lovingly tended to by Liz and her team. This picture postcard setting is sublime.

Outside the gates there are a myriad of things to do and see - come explore the mysterious and ancient beauty of the Boyne Valley, Ireland's Heritage Capital and gateway to Ireland's Ancient East or the vibrant beat of Dublin's heart. Excellent transport facilities gives easy 10 minute access to Drogheda on the Boyne the local town and to Dublin City which is just 40 minutes away by car, train or non-stop luxury coach service which runs on the hour.

There is also the wonderful Bettystown/ Laytown beach just steps from your cottage door, offering over six miles of sandy escape the perfect place to stretch your limbs and ease your mind. With lovely beach side cafes and amenities in both villages, The Cottages Ireland are superbly located for your dream holiday in Ireland.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ninch in Laytown

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master luxury ensuite bathroom. - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Power shower, bath, underfloor heating, he
    Family bathroom, also en suite to the Twin bedroom. - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Power shower, bath, underfloor heating, he
  • Two luxurious full sized bathrooms with walk in power showers, separate double ended baths, under floor heating, heated towel rails and fitted hair dryers. Bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are also provided for guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Luxury Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Thatcher's Rest Cottage has three bedrooms, a luxury master suite, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Minutes
The Cottage Inn
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Dublin Port
Nearest Golf
5 Minutes
Laytown Bettystown Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Minutes
Laytown
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
M1 [Exit 7]
Nearest Restaurant
5 Minutes
Relish or Nans Cafe
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Laytown / Bettystown (Meath Gold Coast)
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Superbly located for a dream Irish holiday whether for golfing, fishing, walking, heritage or just to relax, this is the ideal get away location or extended holiday.

5 Star Luxury 300 year old cottage nestled on Bettystown's beach front, located between the villages of Laytown and Bettystown. Outside the gates there are a myriad of things to do and see, explore the mysterious and ancient beauty of The Boyne Valley, Ireland's Heritage Capital and gateway to Ireland's Ancient East, or the vibrant beat of Dublin's heart.

Excellent transport facilities gives easy 10 minute access to the historic town of Drogheda on the Boyne our local town and to Dublin City which is just 40 minutes away by car, train or non-stop luxury coach service which runs on the hour.

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