Foxhollow

Foxhollow

Foxhollow

Hideaway at Foxhollow Farmhouse

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County Meath

Here is a beautifully restored and charming stone farmhouse halfway between Kells and Athboy. The cottage is ideally suited for country vacations.
Surrounded by acres of picturesque county Meath pastureland, Foxhollow makes a centrally located base for exploring the prehistory of the Valley of Kings, long cycle rides on rolling hills, a fabulous 36 hole golf course, and excellent fly fishing.

 

Contemporary Country living…

A long avenue leads to the farmhouse. As soon as you pass through the double doors of the main entrance you intuitively relax. The decor is gentle, fresh and familiar.

The sitting room basks in the warmth from a large wood burning stove.

The walls in this house are thick, with deep window ledges and panel shutters of gleaming white.

The kitchen too is bright, with panelled doors, oak floors, and a traditional Belfast sink.

The sitting room has an open stairwell leading to the two upstairs double bedrooms.

It’s a large room with a dining area at one end, and is the family hub. Chairs are augmented with banquet seating along one side.
The fridge and other utilities are kept in the sunny walk-in pantry, just beyond the kitchen. There is also a separate laundry room.

One of these rooms has an additional single bed, and both have ensuite shower rooms. All the bedrooms have a particular charm, unique wallpaper, TV, and quality bed linen.

A third double bedroom on the ground floor has another wood-burning stove, and an additional single bed.

Facilities

The house is centrally heated and equipped with everything you would expect in a luxury home – from clothes dryer to barbeque, DVD and videos.
Bicycles are available too
If you have a particular requirement, be sure to tell us…

Restrictions

Smoking – no, sorry
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – The property is not suitable for toddlers and very young children
Pets – as the property is a farm, pets are not allowed.

Outside

There is an abundance of room to ramble around the property, with a patio for Barbeques and a herb garden for gourmets.

Provisional Booking Form

Short Stays – Minimum 2 Nights excluding Public Holidays.

A refundable breakages deposit payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

May to September €1,750 €250 per night
October to April €1,450 per week €200 per night

 

NB: Arrival is after 4:00 pm departure at 10:00 am for all bookings; thank you.

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Reviews

 

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”I had a wonderful time at Foxhollow!

June was a fabulous host and I would love to return some day. I will definitely be using your service again.’

-Alica May,  Amsterdam, 2020

 

‘Heaven on Earth.’

If you want peace and quiet to relax and enjoy our beautiful countryside; in comfortable aand luxurious surroundings, this is the place to go.
The house is so very beautiful inside and out – I couldn’t help but gasp with delight when I was shown around. June’s hospitality is absolutely impeccable!
We had the most wonderful time, aided massively by all the little touches and big gestures June offered us (especially the Prosecco on ice at arrival!)
We were a bit devastated having to leave honestly … cannot wait to visit again as soon as possible
Rona- 2021

“…Surrounded by wonderful birdsong and swooping swallows”

We had a wonderful stay at Fox Hollow: Our host June could not have been more helpful   We arrived to a warm welcome of her homemade bread, jam and marmalade.

 The house was sprinkled with vases of beautiful flowers from her garden and we found the fridge stocked with all sorts of goodies. We also found a selection of Irish products which is such a good idea. June also provided us with many tips on where to go and what to see.

The house is situated in a beautiful setting and is not only very attractive but also very comfortable. 

We loved all the hawthorn blossom……..  sitting outside with evening cocktails was such a pleasure surrounded by wonderful birdsong and swooping swallows. 

We went on several walks in the beautiful raised bog with its boardwalk which is five minutes away! 

We also had several adventures climbing hills to find megalithic tombs including Newgrange and the Hill of Tara!

All of this is just one hour from Dublin…..such a magical place. 

We’ll be back.
-Fidelma 2021

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We alternate between Italy and Spain

every year for our holidays and we we asked our children which they would prefer they said Meath!!  The house was truly amazing – the quality of of the crockery, soft furnishings was very high, it was clinically clean but all the while June really made us feel so at home there with no fuss!  She definitely epitomises Irish hospitality – she is available but not at all in in your space and so kind with the provision of fabulous home baking and homemade jams.  She is truly a lady to deal with.  We loved every aspect of it and will definitely be back!

Michelle, Don and family, July 2020

We enjoyed our stay very much and the highlight was the beautiful Hideaway at Foxhollow.
The place was fantastic and in a great location to explore the countryside.

Bob Martin, Chicago, 2015

I spent a magical birthday with my family in this unbelievably beautiful and very special place. The Hideaway at Foxhollow was picture book perfect and an absolute gem!
It’s decor was to die for – a rare combination of elegant style and homely charm. The attention to detail by June was simply outstanding – this place really has to be seen to be believed as pictures do not do it justice. June was an exceptional hostess, nothing was too much trouble and the effort she invested to ensure our stay there was perfect was second to none….And perfect it was! The sun shone, the stars came out and the food, laughter and craic we had at Foxhollow made our time there unforgettable. I absolutely cannot recommend this beautiful house in it’s idyllic setting highly enough and I cannot wait to escape to this blissful little haven once again! I have no hesitation in awarding it a straight ten out of ten – and I would like to thank June for everything once again – truly, she is just a star!!

M Adare – March 2016

 

Out & About

 

Whether you’re into cycling, kayaking or history, there is a wealth of experiences to be enjoyed in Meath. We just can’t list them all, so here are a few of our favourites…

Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 

There is a local supermarket just down the road, but for main shops Kells is 7k away, and the M3 will take you to Dublin in less than an hour.
The whole area of the Boyne Valley is steeped in ancient history and mythology, and Meath itself is known as the Royal County – the Hill of Tara was the historical seat of the High King of Ireland.
The passage tombs at Newgrange were constructed around 3,200 BC, predating the Pyramids of Egypt by 600 years, and are well worth a visit.

How to get there – Car advised..

By Air: Flights to Dublin or Belfast.
Belfast Airport – approx 2 hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 1 hour from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Holyhead/Liverpool to Dublin
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is 1 hour from house

 

River fishing for Trout and Salmon, and lake fishing for Pike attract legions of anglers to this region and there are a number of well established angling centres.

Kayaking and even white water rafting are to be had on the river Boyne, and make for a great day out.
One of the best ways to enjoy the landscape is on a bike, but this is fox hunting territory, so keep your head down.

The house is about 18K from Tara Mines, Europe’s largest underground lead-zinc mine, and 9th in the world.

Foxhollow is very close to two protected and rare raised Bogs.
The Girley Bog Eco Walk at just 5.5K, covers varying landscape of forest and bogland and is educational and enjoyable.

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The Beach House

The Beach House

The Beach House

Irrepressible Contemporary Coastal Cottage

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County Wexford

Please Note: This house is only available for a week’s booking excepting Christmas and New Year’s

Overlooking a sweep of more than a kilometre of fine sandy beach on the sunniest stretch of Ireland’s coast, this eponymous home perfectly combines alfresco living with the demands of multi-generational family holidays.
Very centrally located – an hour from the metropolis of Dublin and equally close to the Rosslare to UK ferry – locations don’t get easier than this.

 

From sun-room sofa to lazy lounger

This awesome cottage is defined by the broad elevated sun deck that surrounds it like a balcony hovering above a dazzling beach spectacle.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 10 guests
    From €4,350 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Four double bedrooms-two ensuite
    One twin bedroom-ensuite
    WC with shower room
  • Other Rooms
    Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen

    Utility Room
    Tv Room
    Study

  • Contempo
    Surrounding Decking Area
    Terrace Furniture
    Logs and Turf
    Barbecue
    Wine Cooler
    High-Speed Broadband
    Books, Games, DVDs
    Sky TV
    Excercise Machine 
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Opening on to the decking, a series of living spaces meld together in a fluid open plan space that occupies the elbow of this L shaped home, embracing a variety of informal seating and dining areas and incorporating a contemporary cottage kitchen.

 

White walled with panelled ceiling, there’s always a panoramic backdrop of windows designed to exploit this unique location.

Whether it’s lethargic alfresco summertime luncheons or the cosy open fire at the end of a blustery beach walk, here is a holiday home for all generations and all seasons

Boisterous with the paraphernalia of family vacations, there is no shortage of books, and no shortage of corners to read them in.

There is also a dedicated television room – plastered with pictures and wall to wall movies and games – and across the entrance lobby, a smaller library with exercise bike option.

The two principal bedrooms are at opposing extremes of the cottage, each with French doors to the omnipresent perimeter decking, azure skies and lapping tides.
Both have ensuite bathrooms, though the master one shares with a twin bedroom via separate doors.

Outside

It’s impossible to avoid the seductive horizon view and seascape horizon beyond the hardy New Zealand flax that shelters the extensive decking.

There is a gravelled drive and lawned areas front and back if you fancy a bit of croquet, but with Clone Strand just metres away, sandy feet and salty hair beckon to the main beach attraction.

Facilities

This is a home from home, equipped with everything you would expect in a contemporary family residence – barbeque, clothes dryer to microwave, freezer, books, games, videos. However you will need to bring your own High Chair and Child Cot if you require them.
There is high-speed  broadband internet in the property.

 

Click here to see a review of The Beach House in The Guardian

Provisional Booking Form

Important – The Minimum booking is 7 days; thank you.

A refundable breakages deposit of €500, payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

All Year €4,350 per week
Christmas and New Year’s €4,500 per week
Other Public Holidays (October Bank Holiday, Easter etc.) €4,500 per week

 

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Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
The owners regret Stag or Hen parties are not admissible.
Pets – Possibly, check with us.

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Reviews

 

The Beach House offered so much…

– true respite during these challenging pandemic months. Everything we needed in a functional kitchen, and access to a second large fridge post the big grocery shop. The living areas of the house are mainly open plan with unobstructed sea views all around, plenty of space for the full family to gather to chat, play cards or the large selection of board games on hand. At the same time, plenty of alcoves for some privacy, whether a snooze, or to give adults and children some personal space. Two separate quiet rooms – a library and a TV room with long sofa seating for everyone and stocked to the hilt with DVDs. Each of the bedrooms deliver what is most important – extremely comfortable beds and excellent bed linen, bathroom robes and towels. A bonus, most of the bedrooms allow you to wake up to the wonderful seaview. Outside a large 180 degree deck and seating overlooking and with direct access to Clone Strand with more than 2 km of uninterrupted walking. The house was spotless on arrival, clearly mindful of current extra hygiene requirements. In this era of internet being essential, it works well most of the time, with the odd hiccup. Will be back.

Boylans, July 2020

A perfect place for a family get together…

we had a wonderful week at the Beach House in June of this year. The house is so well appointed with a great decking surrounding two sides where we enjoyed breakfast on one side and lunch and dinner on the other. We were blessed with glorious weather and good use was made of the beach underneath the house.
There are lots of different comfortable sitting areas in the house and a great television room, lots of games, dvd and books. Good supermarkets 20 minutes away and all you could want in the way of cooking utensils and tableware etc. Comfortable beds with great linen and towels.
We would certainly consider a second visit.

Geraldine Hickey, July 2018

We had a marvelous time…

at the Beach House. We would highly recommend it. Very enjoyable break in a very comfortable family home.

Lisa Vard, January 2018

Just a quick note to say everything went great. The process was simple and everything turned out great. Very easy to book with you. The beach house was amazing. It was cozy and charming. We totally enjoyed the house. It is a great place to take it easy for a week.
You guys definitely have some great looking houses on your website. I will definitely be looking at the site for my next trip back to Ireland.

Fran Regan, July 2018

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Out & About

 

County Wexford is at the centre of Ireland’s Ancient East, with magnificent beaches, fascinating history, festivals and wildlife – plus it’s all within easy reach of Dublin city…

Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 

The Beach House is located on the coast half way between the largish towns of Arklow and Gorey – both 20 minutes drive away. Dublin city is just over an hour by motorway to the north.

The nearest pub is the Golden Anchor – a 5 minute walk.

This is the region that receives the most sunshine in Ireland, averaging more than 7 hours a day in the early summer. Boasting some 50 kilometres of white beach, not surprisingly, it is also a very popular retreat, with multiple holiday homes along the coast.

Click here for more information on Ireland’s Ancient East

 

There are terrific walks locally – north or south along the beach – but also there is a spectacular trail across Tara Hill, clearly visible form the house.

photo megalithicireland

The fine weather also encourages the fruit and veg industry, most famously strawberries, which can be bought from stalls along the roadside throughout the summer. The Strawberry Festival is an annual event in the town of Enniscorthy, when a festival Queen is coronated.

Off the strand below there is excellent fishing for codling, bass and flounders especially where the river crosses the beach. The area fishes particularly well after a strong easterly wind.

photo – David Barrie

Wexford town lies just over an hour to the south. Founded by the Vikings around 800 AD it is probably best known for its International Opera Festival, which takes place every year in the Theatre Royal, and runs for several weeks.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Dublin airport.
Dublin Airport – approx 1 and a half hours from house

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare ferry port, which is less than 1 and a half hours from the cottage.
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 1 and a half hours from house

 

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The Curragh Stud

The Curragh Stud

The Curragh Stud

A Curragh Cottage Curiosity

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County Kildare

An expansive rural cottage brimming with exotic personality and charm, this home sits comfortably alongside an enduring racehorse training enterprise in the heart of County Kildare – Home of the Thoroughbred.
Host to Ireland’s Premier Flat Racecourse, and bordering the Wicklow mountains, The Curragh is less than an hour from the centre of Dublin City.

The Curragh Racecourse, 2020 Racing Calendar
  • Sun, 29th March
  • Sat, 18th April
  • Mon, 4th May
  • Sat, 23rd May Guineas festival
  • Sun, 24th May Guineas festival
  • Wed, 3rd June (e)
  • Fri, 26th June (e) Derby festival
  • Sat, 27th June Derby festival, Derby day
  • Sun, 28th June Derby festival
  • Sat, 18th July Irish Oaks
  • Sun, 19th July
  • Sun, 9th August
  • Fri, 14th August (e)
  • Sat, 22nd August (e)
  • Fri, 28th August (e)
  • Sun, 13th September Champions Day at the Curragh, St Leger
  • Sat, 26th September
  • Sun, 27th September
  • Sun, 11th October
  • Thu, 15th October
 

Traditional yet idiosyncratic interiors

For a time during the 1960’s American socialite and racehorse owner Liz Whitney Tippett invited friends, including actors Burgess Meredith, Gregory Peck, John Houston, Bing Crosby and others here to the 18th century farmhouse that she had converted for the purpose.
And it is that same sense of privilege that permeates these fat, rustic, stone walls today. This is a home that is no stranger to entertaining.

A grand reception room stretches through the central part of the L shaped cottage, with a drawing room at one end where a broad carved fireplace with shoulder high mantle, is the host to a couple of generous sofas – not quite a pair – and adjacent to double doors that open onto the private gravelled entrance courtyard.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 8 guests
    From €550 per night (minimum nights apply)
  • Bedrooms
    Two double bedrooms & One twin bedroom
    All are ensuite with bath/shower
    plus
    Kids Twin bedroom with WC
  • Other Rooms
    Kitchen with sitting room/dining room
    Drawing room with Dining room
    Conservatory
    Snack kitchen with living room
    Family bathroom,
    Utility room, Guest WC
    Attic Games room
  • Features
    Racing Stables, Logs & Fuel
    Table Tennis table
  • Contempo
    4 Flat screen TVs,
    Sky, DVD player,
    WiFi internet,
    Good Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    Weekly: Saturday to Saturday or Racing Festivals

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At the far end of this space, a formal dining area is dominated by a slender antique dining table of polished rough-hewn oak boards, that can easily accommodate eight.
Occasional furniture and dressers, heaving with collections of blue willow china, are all of the antique mahogany and oak variety.

Persian rugs embellish an already carpeted floor, and table lamps jostle for position on surfaces busy with books, ornaments and the cherished paraphernalia of generations.

Parallel to the drawing room, a verdant conservatory spans the length of the sunny southern elevation and looks out onto the tree lined lawn.

In common with many rural homes, the kitchen which occupies a heterogeneous space at the end of the house, is the usual entrance. Country cottage in style with Aga range, pine presses, table and ceiling, and a rugged glazed brick floor, the room morphs into a relaxing living area at one end, with open fireplace and TV so you don’t miss a race…

Extending to the garden side, a panoramic dining bay of lattice windows encloses a cosy table for six with traditional Windsor cottage chairs.

In a small utility pantry off the kitchen you will find an electric hob, fridge and kitchen sink, as well as access to a WC.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Aga range with 2 ovens and 2 hotplates
• Electric 4 ring Hob in utility room
• Fridge-freezer, in utility room plus Fridge in Snack Kitchen
• Dishwasher plus 1 in Snack Kitchen
• Microwave plus 1 in Snack Kitchen
• Electric kettle plus 1 in Snack Kitchen
• Toaster

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine in utility room
• Clothes Dryer in utility room
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two Super King-size & four single beds
• Hairdryer
• 2 Trouser presses

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• 4 Flat-screen TVs
• Sky sports
• DVD player & Games console in living room
• Good selection of books
• Table Tennis Table

 

An accommodation wing with supplementary entrance lobby has a spare family bathroom, and an additional living room complete with kitchenette, that links a twin bedroom and a spacious double.

In a capricious turn, a wrought iron spiral staircase from the dining area twists past a chandelier and a dressmakers dummy – clad in mauve jockey silks – to a substantial upstairs master bedroom.

Both have generous ensuites with baths and showers. The double bedroom, full of drama and rich in fabrics pink and gold, also has a walkthrough wardrobe and separate WC.

Furnished with a Super King size four poster bed and wall to wall upholstered wardrobes, this bedroom has its own ample pine sheeted bathroom.

At the yard entrance to the accommodation wing there is an additional twin Kid’s room with WC.

Outside

The home sits on 10 acres on the edge of the Curragh Plains, with a large private garden and tree lined perimeter. The property is part of a successful and hospitable racehorse training operation with a yard and 23 stables, and is surrounded by others in the same game, so this is an excellent start for your race day tips.

Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week, except as follows:
Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend breaks run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

A refundable breakages deposit payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

    Monday – Friday Friday – Monday
May to September Minimum stay 3 nights €550 per night €550 per night
October to April Minimum stay 3 nights €550 per night €550 per night

Holiday Offers 2021

Christmas 23rd December to 28th €3,250
New Year’s 28th December to the 2nd January €2,600

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If your preferred dates are not available, please click here to review all houses that match your dates.

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry! but Children and Pets – are welcome
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.

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Reviews

 

Just to tell you that we had the most lovely weekend…

here at Curragh Stud. Perfect setting for us being here together to celebrate Michael’s 80th. We lit the fire in the sitting room in the evening and enjoyed dinner at that wonderful table in the dining room, the conservatory during the day. The kids gave Michael a drone we we had fun with that!
Thank you for being so welcoming and for leaving all the goodies, so generous.
I have left a couple of bottles of Kinnegar Scraggy Bay beer in the fridge for you, brewed in Rathmullan!
We have left the place in good shape, no catastrophes.

Oonagh, September 2019

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Out & About

 
County Kildare is at the centre of the Irish horse industry and possibly the golfing one, but it is also home to the Luxury Designer Brand outlets known as Kildare Village

photo Florian Christoph

Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 

The cottage is within easy walking distance of Kildare town, where you will find a range of supermarkets, and super restaurants.
But in the immediate locality Horses are the name of the game, whether it be racing or breeding, The Curragh Plain is the principal racehorse training region in the country – more than a quarter of all racehorses trained in Ireland are trained here.

photo Florian Christoph

The Curragh Racecourse is Ireland’s Premier Flat Racecourse, hosting all five classic races in the calendar. It is currently undergoing a state-of-the-art €70 million re-development within site. The first recorded race took place here in 1727.

The Curragh Plains consist of about 5,000 acres of open common-land grazing some 50 km south-west of Dublin City, where an army of sheep keep the grass under control and protect its unique environment.

Click here for more information on Ireland’s Ancient East

There is a large and rare area of undisturbed wetland adjacent to The Curragh known as Pollardstown Fen. A zig-zag boardwalk has been built through the marsh which makes for a very pleasant morning jog or evening stroll.

During the World War ll an internment camp was built on the plains to house servicemen of either side who ended up on Irish soil. There were two compounds, ‘G’ camp, for Germans, and ‘B’ camp, for British and Allied servicemen. The first guests were 6 German airmen detained in Kerry.
Internees had a fairly easy time of it, eventually being allowed out for two evenings a week.
There is a movie about this period called “The Brylcreem Boys“, which is available on Netflix.
The camp is currently the main training centre for the Irish Army and home to some 2,000 military personnel.

Kildare town has a fine 13th Century Cathedral and round tower. The tower is the 2nd tallest in the country, and one of only two that can still be climbed – inside, a series of long ladders between wooden platforms eventually bring you to the top, and an awesome view.

Today Kildare town is probably best known for its Designer Outlet Retail Village, which attracts thousands of shoppers in search of luxury premium brand bargains.

The Birth of motor racing

Kildare was selected as the venue for the 1903 Gordon Bennett Trophy, the first international motor race to be held in the United Kingdom – motor racing was illegal on British public roads at the time – partly on the grounds that the straightness of the roads would be a safety benefit. As a compliment to Ireland the British team chose to race in green which henceforth was known as British racing green.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Belfast or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – just under an hour from the cottage
Belfast Airport – approx 2 and half hours from house.
Shannon Airport – just under 2 hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is about an hour from the cottage
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is also just under 2 hours from the house.

 

 

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Loughcrew House

Loughcrew House

Loughcrew House

A Phoenix Greek-Revivalist Demesne

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County Meath

Constructed from beautifully cut limestone blocks in the mid 19th century, the original House has thrice been destroyed by fire, most recently in 1964. The currently inhabited part of the house has been elegantly restored from the remains of the orangery heating rooms.
Surrounded by 200 acres of rolling parkland below the historic Loughcrew Hills – home to the megalithic tombs of 6,000-years dead chieftains – the estate is still just an hour from Dublin City.

 

Gilt edged multifarious rooms

With most of the original house completely destroyed by fire more than 50 years ago, the current main entrance is through one of two lofty palm houses that bookend this arduous restoration.

The rough brick portico with its glazed canopy, leads straight into a surprise flurry of classical white stucco and rose walls.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 17 guests
    Accommodation for further 11 available
    From €8,820 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Four double bedrooms
    Four twin bedrooms
    One single bedroom
    Three bathrooms & two shower rooms
  • Other Rooms
    Continuous Living / Dining room
    Study
    Family Kitchen
    Two Sunroom porticos
    Banqueting Hall with Catering Kitchen
    Reception Lounge with Bar
  • Features
    Barbecue Terrace
    Sheltered Courtyard with pit fire
    Tennis court
    Extensive gardens
  • Contempo
    Flat screen TV
    Wi Fi internet
    Good Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    Two night minimum stay
  • Restrictions
    Children over 12 are welcome
    Sorry, pets are not permitted

The central spine of the house stretches from here for 18 metres, starting with a cerulean blue study complete with cosy wood-burning stove, shelves of books, and as a nod to the contemporary, a TV.

A dramatic living room follows on, with ample space for an eclectic mix of baby grand piano and country-house wood-burning stove, before concluding with a splendid 16 seater dining table.

Deep reveals separate the rooms, partition off by double doors. Hand-painted columns and friezes with classical motifs or quasi mythological scenes. Gilded details abound, the overall effect is sumptuous.

The dinner service and glassware are ingeniously stored in a pair of hollow columns, designed for the purpose.

A set of French doors open onto the extensive sun-drenched barbecue terrace that is a frequent favourite for al fresco dining.

A final set of doors reveal the generous kitchen – well-appointed for the catering challenges of a couple of dozen guests.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Aga range with 4 ovens and hot plate
• 2 electric twin-oven ceramic Cookers
• Fridge-freezer
• Dishwasher
• Twin Toaster
• Microwave

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Tumble dryer
• Ironing facilities

Bedrooms

• Sizes – 2 double beds, 2 King-size and 9 singles
• 2 Hairdryers

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• Flat-screen satellite TV
• iPod dock

Other

• Large selection of books
• Asphalt tennis court
• Barbecue
• Fire pit
• Banqueting facilities

The second flag-floored and fan-lit palm house portico is close enough to the kitchen to double as a summertime dining room – its wrought-iron Romeo-and-Juliet balcony is a recent addition.

Bedrooms

Most of the accommodation is to be found at the west end of the house beyond the kitchen, with seven bedrooms and three bathrooms variously staggered across three levels, each with ample windows and an individual charms of their own.

At the far end of the house a quirky twin bedroom with bamboo-posted beds, opens off the entrance lobby. It is served by an L shaped shower room, whimsically concealed in the thick walls.

An unexpected stairway leads up from the entrance hall to the master suite, which boasts an opulent bedroom, complete with gilt framed cherubs; an ensuite bathroom, and an intimate dressing room, with Palladian style oculus window.

Courtyard

North facing windows of the house overlook an expansive cobbled courtyard, based on a Parisian design with cantilevered awnings, and enclosed by large reception rooms, including a 140 seater banqueting hall, ideal for wedding ceremonies and events.

Courtyard Apartment

A separate, well serviced self-catering apartment, occupying one side of the courtyard is also available on request.

Accommodation includes an open plan ground floor, with two double bedrooms – one ensuite – above. An open gallery makes it unsuitable for young children.

Outside

All that remains of the original Loughcrew House is its tall Ionic portico entrance, subsequently reassembled as a sort of mini-Acropolis overshadowing the private tennis court.

St. Oliver Plunkett’s Church is also located in the gardens; it is the original seat of the Plunkett family and birthplace of St. Oliver Plunkett.

Part of the estate, is open to the public, with an excellent café, many beautiful walks including an impressive avenue of yew trees on the main avenue, and a forest walk to Lough Creebh. The lake features the remains of an original Crannog and a host of excellent wildlife for the ornithologist.

 

Loughcrew House as a venue…

Together with its tranquillity, amazing scenery and expansive facilities, the Estate has a spiritual energy that make it an ideal location for groups to enjoy Yoga, Meditation and Shamanic retreats.
The Spring and Autumn Equinoxes, Summer and Winter Solstices are all very special times here.

“We chose Loughcrew to host the very first of our Reset weekend retreats. All the staff at Loughcrew were really accommodating, friendly and helpful and made both us and our guests feel at home at Loughcrew. It felt like a little home away from home for the weekend. We would highly recommend Loughcrew as a private venue for any occasion.”

Lauren, The Reset

Provisional Booking Form

Additional accommodation for up to 11 guests is available.
Please enquire using the comment box in the form below.

A refundable breakages deposit payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

Two night stays €2,800
Three night stays €3,800

 

May to August €7,950 per week
September to April €6,950 per week

 

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Your travel arrangements are important, so all provisional bookings are double checked with the owners to ensure that your plans do not conflict with theirs, this can take up to 24 hours, but we haven’t forgotten about you.!

Provisional bookings will be followed up by email, at which point we can answer specific queries you may have, verify your booking and request a deposit to confirm.

Please note that all unconfirmed provisional bookings will expire after 3 days.
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