About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 Bedroom Cottage over looking village green in the heart of the Boyne Valley
Connell's House is a luxurious 4 bedroom Thatched Cottage, recently restored to an exceptional high standard. The adjacent stone Barn, which has also been restored, can sleep up to five guests and is available to rent in addition or separately to Connell's House.
Dublin Airport 30 minutes
Dublin City 40 minutes
New Grange (Brú na Boinne) 10 minutes
Battle of the Boyne Museum 10 minutes
Tayto Park 15 minutes
Belfast City (Titanic Experience) 90 minutes
Connell's House can be accessed from the front door (street entrance) or the rear door (garden entrance). There is plenty of free on street parking to the front and to the side of the house and barn. There is a pretty patio garden to the rear of each property, separated by a fence. Both gardens are private and secure and have access to the street through two garden gates.
Lounge - Large living room over looking the village green, with wood burning effect stove, comfortable sofas and arm chairs.
Kitchen - Large well equipped kitchen with dining table over looking the sunny patio garden. The garden can be accessed through the patio doors or the rear hall door. The kitchen has a large refrigerator with ice box compartment, dishwasher, washing machine, oven with grill, electric hob and microwave.
Bedroom 1 - Ground Floor - Large double bed, with wardrobe and dressing table. This bedroom can also accommodate a foldaway bed for a child or adult. There is a bathroom adjacent to this bedroom, accessed through the hall door.
Bedroom 2 - First Floor - This room can be made up with an extra large double or twin bed arrangement with a Jack & Jill shared en-suite shower room with bedroom 3. This bedroom can also accommodate a foldaway bed for a child or adult. There is a small fitted wardrobe in this bedroom as well as a large fitted wardrobe in the hallway between bedrooms 2 and 3.
Bedroom 3 - First Floor - This room can be made up with an extra large double or twin bed arrangement with a Jack & Jill shared en-suite shower room with bedroom
2. There is a hanging rack for clothes in this bedroom as well as a large fitted wardrobe in the hallway between bedrooms 2 and 3.
Bedroom 4 - First Floor - Two single beds with en-suite shower room, fitted wardrobe and desk.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Karla Piner
I'm a furniture designer and have a passion for cleverly designed and beautifully made furniture and objects. I hope this passion comes across in Connell's House and Barn, which has been lovingly restored over the last two years. As well as designing furniture I also have a very keen interest in vernacular architecture both in Ireland and Scotland. I have worked on restoring many period properties during my career, but Connell's House & Barn is the first one I actually own! I am a very keen cook and love nothing more than cooking for my three young boys, lovely husband and extended family. I love gardening and I especially like growing vegetables and herbs. We lived in Scotland for ten years, before moving back to Ireland in 2012. We always spent our summer holidays travelling around England and Scotland, I adore both countries for their beautiful countryside, architecture and history. My all time favourite movie since I was a kid is Out of Africa (Robert Redford and Meryl Streep need I say more!) and my favourite Irish TV show is Dermot Bannon's Room to Improve. I love all kinds of food but my husband's fennel and butternut squash risotto is pure comfort food to me. I live twenty minutes from Connell Barn and House, so I'll always been on hand to help out guests and answer any queries. I'm very house proud, so the Barn will be squeaky clean when you arrive!
Karla Piner purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Karla Piner chose County Meath
Connell's House and Barn was a derelict building when my family acquired it. It is the oldest building in Duleek village and was in existence during the famous 'Battle of the Boyne' in 1690. The Connell family lived here for several generations, hence the name, and it holds many memories for the people in the village still to this day. It took two years to restore and re-build Connell's House and Barn and we are delighted to have saved this vernacular building for future generations to enjoy.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is a genuine period thatched cottage, but it has all the comfort and space of a modern home, whilst retaining the character of the original building. It is furnished with an eclectic style of furniture. It has really comfortable beds, good quality bed linen and great showers. A truly unique property!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy & Comforable
We had only 4 evenings at Karlas home, but the accommodations as well as all the personal touches in her home made it a wonderful place to come home to after seeing all the sites. Would definitely recommend as well as book again without reservation.
Beautiful updated large cottage with all the amenities !
The cottage and barn are beautifully restored and provide all the modern conveniences. They are well situated in Duleek.
Beautifully restored cottage with all the amenities
Karla has really thought of everything for a comfortable stay. The cottage is beautifully restored and decorated to the highest standard. The beds were comfortable with luxurious bedding and we wanted for nothing during our stay. It is also very family friendly (we were a large family group of 5 adults and 5 children) with plenty of space for everyone. The cottage is perfectly suited to explore Dublin, the Boyne Valley and is just 90 minutes from Belfast. I can not recommend the cottage highly enough and hope we can return for another visit in the future.
Perfect quiet getaway!
The cottage is absolutely lovely. Spotless yet comfortable and Karla has thought of everything! It was perfect for the six of us, with plenty of room for all of us in the living room and at the kitchen table.
The location is a great home base for exploring if you don't want to spend all of your time in the big city.
We recently stayed at this lovely thatched cottage in Duleek while attending a family wedding nearby. We were greeted by our host Karla who explained the history of the property etc.
The house has some very unique features. It is very spacious and was of a very high standard with regard to cleanliness and comfort.
I can highly recommend this accommodation and if we were ever back this way again would not hesitate to stay in this lovely thatched cottage.
Connell's House is ideally located for exploring the beautiful Boyne Valley, for example New Grange (Bru na Boinne) and The Battle of the Boyne museum is only 10 minutes away. These are just two nearby enchanting places to visit, other places of interest in the Boyne Valley are, Mellifont Abbey, Monasterboice Round Tower, High Crosses of Kells, Loughcrew Cairns, Trim Castle, Hill of Tara, Drogheda museum, Millmount Martello Tower amongst many other historical sites.
Tayto Park is only 20 minutes away, it's a great day out for the family as is Fantasia Waterpark in Drogheda.
Dublin city centre is a 40 minute drive, but it is also very accessible using public transport via the bus or train station in Drogheda, which is only a ten minute drive from Duleek village.
There are numerous golf courses in the local area, such as Bellewstown, Kileen Castle, Royal Tara, Headfort, Ashbourne, Baltray, Greenore, Seapoint, Ballymascanlon, Balbriggan and many others catering for all levels of ability.