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Delightful 3 bedroom cottage in a beautifully landscaped and private courtyard

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

The Stables (sleeps 6)Ground Floor: Spacious kitchen/Dining area. Separate livin

Decoy Country Cottages is located in The Boyne Valley which is in the heart of the Ireland's Ancient East region. It makes an ideal base for exploring the history of Ireland from megalithic times right through to the modern Ireland of today.

We are 30 mins from Dublin and Dublin airport so this makes us an ideal base whether you are just getting away from it all, on an activity break or having a group or family gathering. We are close to all the popular sites:

Dublin and Airport - 30 minutes and Dublin port 45 minutes

Tayto Park - 15 minutes

The Hill of Tara - 5 minutes

Newgrange - 15 minutes

Navan - 5 minutes

Slane Castle and Distillery - 20 minutes

Trim Castle - 20 minutes

Battle of The Boyne Site - 20 minutes

Beach - 25 minutes

National Aquatic Centre - 20 minutes

Golf - Royal Tara - 5 minutes

We have 8 cottages and can sleep a total of 41 people. Our smallest cottage - The Tack Room sleeps 2 while the largest - The Barn - sleeps 8. We also have cottages that sleep 4,5 6 and 7 people.

Our facilities are second to none - we have tried to think of everything you would need while on holiday and can provide any baby equipment you need. We even have bikes you can use during your stay.

The facilities include:

Kids Playground

Adult and children bikes and bike rack for car available to use, helmets, lights and locks provided

Indoor Play Area

Gym

Spa

BBQ

Pool Table

Air Hockey

Free WiFi

E Charging point for electric vehicles

Landscaped Gardens

Secure Private parking

No Extra Charges

Exclusive venue hire available with a meeting room for group gatherings and family celebration

Catering can be arranged

We also provide the following services:

SERVICES

Complimentary welcome basket

Manager on site to assist

Secure parking

Daily/Weekly cleaning service*

Hamper of fresh food on arrival*

Massage and Beauty treatments*

Supper served in your cottage*

Breakfast basket delivered to your door*

Catering service*

Champagne/Flowers/Hand made Chocolates*

* Available on request at an extra charge

Should you be arriving late, what could be nicer than having a hot meal ready for you. If you require this service this can be arranged.

More Details

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lismullin in Ashbourne

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom no 1 - ensuite to master bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main Bathroom
    Bathroom no 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite bathroom to bedrooms 2 and 3.
    Bathroom No 3 - Toilet , Downstairs bathroom
  • There is a downstairs washroom that has a sink and toilet. Upstairs bedroom 1 has a shower room en-suite while bedrooms 2 and 3 share a bathroom that is accessible from both bedrooms. It has a bath with shower over it, toilet and wash hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom No 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom No 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large bedroom with Super king bed
    Bedroom no 3 - 2 Single Bed , Large twin bedroom with shared bathroom with bath and shower
  • Bedroom 1 has a king size bed Bedroom 2 has a superking bed that can also be split in to twin single beds Bedroom 3 has twin beds All three bedrooms can accommodate a crib/baby cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Barbecue
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Notes:
Sweep through the big black electric gates of Decoy House and into the stables courtyard to find this smart collection of 8 holiday cottages, in the Meath Boyne Valley, just 30 minutes from Dublin. Stable doors provide a clue to their former life but otherwise the conversion into cottages has been a complete transformation to create the most gleaming, purpose built properties that families could wish for. With 1 to 4 bedrooms, a games den, gym and TV lounge, Decoy Cottages have also been designed to be the perfect solution for extended families and friends, providing just the right balance of being able to get together without being in each other's pockets. All eight Decoy Cottages have been styled and furnished to top notch standards of contemporary sophistication, including light oak flooring, warm colour schemes, sleek kitchens with black granite worktops and custom made, pocket sprung beds to sink into sleep. Living rooms have wood burning stoves to snuggle into comfy sofas by a real fire and geothermal under-floor heating keeps the cottages nice and toasty for little toes. The den is where families can come together for some R&R, comprising a play room for little ones with a giant chalk board and toys; a games room with a pool table and air hockey; a well equipped gym for grown-ups; and a relaxing lounge with sofas and a wood burner, satellite TV, DVD player, films for all ages, games and books. Double doors from the den lead to the thoughtfully landscaped and enclosed garden, featuring a gravel barbecue area and a playground with a giant swing, balance beams, swing bars, sand pit, puzzle board, giant Jenga and boules alley. The garden overlooks rolling fields and the owners' friendly dogs, Milo and Gypsie are always ready for walkies with anyone who's willing! Accommodation overview Decoy Cottages is made up of 1x1-bedroom cottage, 3 x 2-bedroom cottages, 3x3-bedroom cottages and 1x4-bedroom cottage. The cottages can be booked individually or exclusively for up to 40 people plus babies. Baby and toddler equipment provided includes 3 travel cots, 5 high chairs, 2 sterilisers, 2 baby monitors, 3 stairgates, a baby bath, baby bouncer, plastic crockery and cutlery. Guests have shared use of the enclosed garden, barbecue area and play area, as well as the Den's playroom, lounge, gym and games room. The Stables has three bedrooms and sleeps up to 6 people, plus babies. The ground floor has a light and spacious 17'6" x 11'4" living room with comfy sofa and armchairs, wood burner, satellite TV, DVD/video player and stereo. The big, 18'6" x 17'6" country style kitchen/dining room has a table seating 6 and a breakfast bar with stools, black granite worktops, double Belfast sink, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. On the first floor, one bedroom, measuring 17'6" x 11'4", has a double, pocket spring bed; the second, measuring 14'4" x 10' has twin pocket spring beds that zip link into a super king-size bed; and the third bedroom, measuring 14'4" x 10', has twin beds. The double and twin bedrooms share an ensuite with a bath and WC and the double/twin room has an ensuite shower room with WC. A separate WC is on the ground floor.

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Delightful 3 bedroom cottage in a beautifully landscaped and private courtyard
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5

Unique Country Location with all of the amentities for a comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a unique location that was renovated from a former horse stable. It is a Top Shelf quality renovation with quality throughout and spacious comfortable living quarters. The property is secured by a gated entry and is beautifully landscaped. All the amenities of comfortable living are here. It is close to many historical sites including castles and ancient cultural locations. We enjoyed the welcome basket that included local milk, eggs, bread and condiments. Owner Paula and her property manager Georgina tended to all of our needs while we were there. It is a place that will create a lasting memory.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Phillip - thank you for your very kind words and feedback. It always helps to get the guests perspective on things. Georgina and I were delighted to look after you and are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again in the future Best wishes - Paula
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5

Brilliant cottage to suit 6 people

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this place for any group parties or just a quiet break.

Fabulous

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Henry Thanks for your lovely review and hope you had a brilliant birthday party. Hope hurricane Ophelia did nit disrupt your journey home. Hope to see you again in the future Best wishes - Paula
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5

Outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous place to stay! Very nicely decorated, lots of amenities, very clean. We were warmly greeted and incidentals explained to us. This was my first experience with VRBO and I am very pleased and satisfied.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and quiet. Had a nice chat with the chickens.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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5

Spacious accommodations in a great locale

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 was very comfortable in the 3 bedroom 'Stables' at Decoy Cottages. There was plenty of space and everything was well cared for and equipped. We also really appreciated the on premise farm fresh eggs, milk, butter and cheese provided in the fridge for us. What a treat!

The grounds were so pleasant, quiet and secure. Our children thoroughly enjoyed playing on the playground and especially playing with 'Milo' the dog who made appearances from time to time.

You can't beat the location when going to see all of the things that the Boyne Valley has to offer. We only had two nights at Decoy Cottages, but we saw a lot and plan on returning someday to see more. The closeness of Decoy Cottages to Dublin and its airport cannot be overstated either.

We had a wonderful, albeit short, stay at Decoy Cottages.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property Manager

Paula Irwin
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018

About Paula Irwin

When Conor and Paula went on a holiday to Devon in the UK in 1998, they stayed in a converted farm yard and enjoyed the experience so much that when they purchased their home in Ireland in 1999 they immediately saw the potential in the farm yard attached to their house. It wasn't until their 3 children had all started school and Paula had a bit more time on her hands theta they decided to convert the courtyard in to the beautiful development of 8 cottages that it is today.

This has been a labour of love and every detail has been carefully thought out by Conor and Paula so that now these cottages have become a haven of peace and tranquility away from the stresses of today's hectic lifestyle.

They also are a fantastic base for exploring all that Ireland's Ancient East has to offer as they are so close to the many tourist sites in the region and Dublin airport is only 30 minutes away.

Paula Irwin purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Paula Irwin chose Lismullin

Conor and Paula fell in love with this property when they moved back form the UK with their 3 small children in 1998. They spent a year restoring their own house and then in 2006 they spent 18 months renovating the courtyard to fulfil their dream or running this business from home.

What makes this cottage unique

Decoy Country Cottages is ideally located in the heart of The Boyne Valley and so makes a perfect base for exploring Dublin, the surrounding counties and beyond. Nothing is too far away even Cork, Belfast or Galway

We are 30 mins from Dublin and Dublin airport so this makes us an ideal base whether you are just getting away from it all, on an activity break or having a group or family gathering. We are close to all the popular sites:

Dublin and Airport - 30 minutes and Dublin port 45 minutes

Tayto Park - 15 minutes

The Hill of Tara - 5 minutes

Newgrange - 15 minutes

Navan - 5 minutes

Slane Castle and Distillery - 20 minutes

Trim Castle - 20 minutes

Battle of The Boyne Site - 20 minutes

Beach - 25 minutes

National Aquatic Centre - 20 minutes

Golf - Royal Tara - 5 minutes

In addition to this we offer the following services:

SERVICES

Complimentary welcome basket

Manager on site to assist

Secure parking

Daily/Weekly cleaning service*

Hamper of fresh food on arrival*

Massage and Beauty treatments*

Supper served in your cottage*

Breakfast basket delivered to your door*

Catering service*

Champagne/Flowers/Hand made Chocolates*

* Available on request at an extra charge

Should you be arriving late, what could be nicer than having a hot meal ready for you. If you require this service this can be arranged.

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Barpub
5 Minutes
Tara Na Ri
Nearest Ferry
40 Minutes
Dublin Port
Nearest Golf
5 Minutes
Royal Tara
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Pace - Dunboyne
Nearest Motorway
5 Minutes
M3, junction 7
Nearest Restaurant
5 Minutes
O'Brien's Johnstown
Nearest Beach
30 Minutes
Laytown
Other Activities:

Dublin and Airport - 30 minutes and Dublin port 45 minutes

Tayto Park - 15 minutes

The Hill of Tara - 5 minutes

Newgrange - 15 minutes

Navan - 5 minutes

Slane Castle and Distillery - 20 minutes

Trim Castle - 20 minutes

Battle of The Boyne Site - 20 minutes

Beach - 25 minutes

National Aquatic Centre - 20 minutes

Golf - Royal Tara - 5 minutes

Decoy Cottages have a best of both world's location, just 30 minutes from Ireland's famously hip and happening capital city of Dublin yet in the countryside of the Meath Boyne Valley which is steeped in the country's enthralling history and heritage. The nearest shop is 3 miles from Decoy Cottages and all the amenities families need are in the town of Navan, 5 miles away. There are parks and an indoor play centre in Navan, as well as a swimming pool and a cinema.

Hundreds of years ago the Hill of Tara (5 minutes) was the seat of the ancient Kings of Ireland and the whole countryside is strewn with castles, monuments and mystical sites. The world heritage site of Newgrange (15 minutes) has spectacular megalithic tombs that are 500 years older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids, whilst Trim Castle (20 minutes) featured in the filming of Braveheart.

The historical stuff is all very well but children will possibly be more excited by Tayto Park (10 minutes), which is a theme park based around Ireland's Tayto crisps! Besides the loveable Mr Tayto Character, attractions include the Pow Wow adventure playground and Spudhara play area for under 5's; wild animals and a petting corner; plus a steam train, roller coaster and a 5D cinema among new highlights for 2015. There's also a funky tour of the crisp factory which has a psychedelic vortex tunnel!

Rathbeggan Lakes (5 miles) makes another great day out for families, with bouncy castles, mini Land Rovers, playground, art barn, fairy garden, swan boats, water zorbing and more plus stocked fishing lakes for fly fishermen. Miles of sandy beaches are half and hour away at Laytown and Bettystown, and golfers have championship courses galore within easy reach including the Royal Tara.

Ireland is world famous for the craic of its lively pubs as well as creamy pints of the "black stuff" and families staying at Decoy are spoilt for choice for great pub food too. The nearest, with good carvery lunches, is the Tara Na Ri at Garlow Cross (1.5 miles) and O'Briens at Johnstown (3 miles) prides itself on its award-winning food, with fish as a speciality. Mrs O's Pub has a big reputation and featured in a Guinness Christmas advert and Eden 2 at the Bellinter House Hotel is sister to the fun and quirky original Eden in Dublin's Temple Bar.

Nearest medical services: Navan, 5 miles.

Getting there: Dublin airport is 30 minutes from Decoy Cottages and the ferry port in Dublin is 50 minutes.

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  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent
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