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Marianne Cottage surrounded by old farm sheds and mature trees.Marianne Cottage
Marianne Cottage at Johnsfort House
Marianne Cottage at Johnsfort House
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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More than 200 years old, Marianne cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage newly renovated with lots of modern luxury while retaining its old cottage feel and pre-existing limestone walls and cut stone arch. It has 1 double bedrooms, en suite,and 1 twin/double depending on what you want. There is a large open plan kitchen living dining area and a main bathroom. It forms part of an old farmyard with an abundance of old stone buildings.

The space

Our country cottage is approx 80m sq with many interesting unique features. The main room boasts a huge stove with as much firewood provided as you wish. Its perfect for those cold winter nights and cool summer evenings. It has a cathedral ceiling giving it a nice airy feel and architectural features such as the original exposed stone arch and steel beams and sliding doors giving it some industrial charm.

The main bathroom features a bath and power shower. Perfect for the muscles after a days walking, cycling or fishing ((URL HIDDEN) Both bedrooms are the same size. The main one being ensuite with a wetroom.

The cottage has an oil boiler which means its always warm and lots and lots of hot water from our well. Modern comforts with vintage features throughout, every room revealing some distinctive features.

THE AREA
Kells: 10 mins
Newgrange: 40 mins
Hill of Tara: 25 mins
Brú na Boinne: 40 mins
Shane castle and whiskey distillery:40 mins
Tayto Park: 40 mins
Dublin Zoo: 50 mins
National Aquatic Centre: 45 mins
Funtasia Water Park Drogheda: 45 mins
Irish Military War Museum: 50 mins
Dublin city centre: 1 hour
Galway: 2 hours
Belfast: 1.5 hours.
Ballinlough Castle "Body and Soul" festival:3 km
Clonabreany House and wedding venue: 10 mins
Loughcrew Cairns: 15 mins Mullaghmeen Woods: 20 mins - largest beechwood plantation in Europe with smooth paths for cycling and walking and for pushing a buggy. The kids will love it!
Fore: 15 minutes away with the picturesque ruins of an ancient abbey. Discover the 7 wonders of Fore as you walk around the sheltered safe pathway (approx 4kms), ideal for kids and buggies. Borrow our picnic blanket and picnic basket and bring a packed lunch. Westmeath is known as the lake county there are many lakes nearby including Lough Bawn, Lough Lene, the mythical Derravaragh. These lakes are brimming with fish, particularly pike and some have small beaches suitable for swimming.
Kells is a heritage town where the world famous 'The Book of Kelks' was written. Parts of the ancient monastery still exist including the round tower, the chapel as well as the wonderfully sculpted high crosses. Kells also has more modern features such as The Spire of Lloyd (a famine time folly which is a lighthouse 50km from the sea) and Headfort Golf Club with two top quality 18 hole courses. Other golf courses nearby: Royal Tara, Crover House and Virginia.
Trim: 25 mins away.... another historical gem. The main feature being the largest Norman castle in Ireland which was used by Mel Gibson for the movie Braveheart. There are super guided tours all day long in high season. A fabulous 5km river walk along the Boyne-ideal for kids. Water sports also available. Long sandy beaches of Bettystown: 55 mins.

For those of you hoping to pack in lots of different Irish experiences, Marianne Cottage the perfect base for exploring real Ireland. Be it the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin or the Giants Causeway and 'Game of Thrones' sites in the north, the wild beauty of Connemara, the Wild Atlantic Way or the beaches of the sunny southeast, the cottage is only a short day trip away, with a closeby network of motorways (M3, M4, M6).

We will be on hand to advise best routes, best restsurants and of course the true gems of our traditional Irish pubs.

Guest access

All areas and outdoor enclosed space with patio table and chairs.

Other things to note

We are very child friendly and have a range of sheds for bikes fishing gear etc. We can provide travel cot, high chair and even babysitters with prior arrangement. We can provide a box of toys, children's books and board games.


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Amenities
Kitchen
Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people $16 SGD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $41 SGD
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 air mattress

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Jason User Profile
November 2017
We had a great stay at this wonderful little cottage. The communication was great leading up to our stay - with Richard even offering to book us taxis in advance to get to a wedding we were attending. The directions provided were very clear, and the cottage was easy to locate. Chloe was waiting for us upon arrival and gave us a great tour and overview. We were also greeted with a small loaf of freshly made bread - which was delicious and very thoughtful. Tea, coffee, milk, butter etc. were all provided too and very much appreciated. The cottage itself is quirky, well-appointed and very comfortable. It had everything we required for our short stay. I would highly recommend it as a base for exploring the area or if you need to visit for a particular event such as a wedding (like us). We would love to return and would definitely stay again. Thank you very much for your wonderful hospitality!

Mary User Profile
October 2017
We had a lovely relaxing time at Richard and Barbara's cottage. They had the fire lit for us when we arrived and a loaf of freshly baked bread waiting for us. Lovely place with nice homey touches to make us feel welcome. Thanks!

Lioba User Profile
October 2017
There are places that are magic... When we arrived the fire has burned in the stove... Tea water was prepared... The smell of fresh bread was in the air... (baked by Barbara!!! DELICIOUS!!!!) It was like coming home after a long day... Richard was waiting for us, despite the late arrival! He welcomed us so warmly, as if we were old friends... We felt instantly like home... The cottage is a dream, furnished with much attention to detail. In the environment, there is much to see and to explore, ask Richard and Barbara for Details, they have wonderful suggestions for you!!! Come and experience it for yourself, then you will understand... Barbara & Richard are wonderful hosts...Here`s a smile waiting at any time on you... Lio & Gerd

Junko User Profile
October 2017
We had very unique, comfortable and enjoyable stay at Marianne Cottage. Both Richard and Bairbre were very welcoming and helpful in responding to all of our requests. It is in a great location to explore Kells and The Boyne Valley. We highly recommend for a relaxing stay!

Connie User Profile
October 2017
This has been one of our favorite Airbnb's so far. The hosts are so friendly and generous, and the space is just lovely and very comfortable. Perfection!

Sean User Profile
September 2017
Richard's place is a lovely, well designed home from home. The design of it is very cool with some lovely features in the living room and bathroom. Richard was very helpful to my mother-in-law and father-in-law and was always on hand to help out if needed. They really enjoyed the place and said the bed was really comfortable and one of the best they have slept in. It's only a few minutes walk away from the Clonmellon shops and pubs and a short drive away from Lough Lene, Ballinlough Castle and some of the many beautiful sights in Westmeath. It's also only around 45 minutes from Dublin airport too. My in-laws would definitely stay there again.

Kane User Profile
September 2017
This cottage is amazing!! Richard and Bairbre are amazing hosts. We had fresh bread and a hot stove on arrival with loads of suggestions on where to eat and what to see. Can't recommend this place enough. The interior is amazing and really tastefully done. Can't wait to stay again 5 stars

IrelandJoined in June 2015
Richard User Profile
Interaction with guests

You will have complete privacy in your cottage. We live about 15 metres from the cottage and are always available if there are problems or if you just need info about anything. If we're not in we're just a phone call away

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