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.
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.
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.
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.
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