Loughcrew Lodge

Loughcrew Lodge

Loughcrew Lodge

Classic Symmetry in an Ancient Landscape

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County Meath

If you like your gate lodges with a touch of classic Greek revival then this tiny building may well be it. Tastefully furnished with collectables from an earlier epoch, there is a romantic charm to this historic home.
Sited in amongst some of Europe’s most ancient passage tombs and still just an hour from Dublin, Loughcrew in the Boyne Valley is at once a place of enchantment and mystery.

 

Lilliputian Luxury from 1826 Aristocracy

This Regency limestone lodge is the only surviving building in Ireland designed by Charles Cockerell, and was originally part of Loughcrew Estate which it faces onto.

A dramatic four column portico is the façade that is adjacent to the road, but a circuitous passage leads around to the rear where a sunken courtyard admits the real entrance. Welcome to Loughcrew Lodge.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 4 guests
    From €150 per night
  • Bedrooms
    Two Double Bedrooms
    One Bathroom
  • Other Rooms
    Living Room
    Kitchen
    Utility Room
  • Contempo
    Paved Patio
    Logs & Turf

At the heart of this unique dwelling is the main living room, an elegant triumph that never fails to ambush visitors.

High ceilings, rich fabrics and antique furnishings afford the interior its dignified ambience.

Stepping down into the cosy kitchen augments the spirit of yesteryear. Like a scullery from a more genteel era, painted board paneling, floors flagged in vintage tiles, and a Belfast sink are elements salvaged from the past.

The master bedroom occupies the front half of the building. Another room-full of classical trappings. Here a romantic canopy dressed bed contemplates the peaceful Loughcrew estate through Southerly French doors.

The second spacious double bedroom has its own open fireplace, albeit the central heating is more than adequate.

The bathroom adjoins the kitchen with continued theme of vintage detailing, although the slipper bath benefits from an electric shower.

Outside

The Lodge features a large sheltered BBQ patio with a raised wraparound lawn all overlooked by the ancient and mystical Cairns of Loughcrew. Across the road, the property faces the rolling Drumlin landscape of Loughcrew Estate, where there is much to do for the adventurous, and a great coffee shop.

Facilities

The mahogany drop leaf table in the living room seats four comfortably. A washing machine and dryer are kept in the utility room off this space. Mobile telephone coverage can be patchy, and Wi-Fi is available in the house, but not at the high speed levels you may be accustomed to.

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
The owners regret Stag or Hen parties are not admissible.
Pets – no, sorry.

Provisional Booking Form

Please check with us prices for Public Holidays.

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

Rates for Public Holidays 2022:
Easter Week 14th-  19th April 2022 – €1,500
Halloween  26th- 1st October 2022 – €1,500
Christmas 23rd to the 28th Dec 2022 – €1,500
New Years 30th to the 2nd Jan 2023 – €1,500

  Monday to Thursday
per night
Friday to Saturday
per night
Sunday
October to May €150 €250 €150
June to September €150 €300 €200

 

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Out & About

 
Just an hour from Dublin City and 2 hours from Belfast, this is the heartland of Irelands Ancient East with Castles, Tombs Megaliths and Battlefields to keep you busy.

Event Links

Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 

Meath and the Boyne Valley are home to the mother lode of megalithic tombs and prehistoric art in Western Europe. The Neolithic monuments at Newgrange predate the great pyramids of Egypt and continue to bewilder the hundreds of thousands of visitors they attract – especially at the equinoxes.

photo Rob Hurson

Much nearer to the Lodge, Loughcrew Cairns are equally intriguing. Originally constructed some 400 years before Newgrange, they form largest complex of passage graves in Ireland. Sited on the highest points in the county, they can only be reached by foot.

Click here for more information on Ireland’s Ancient East

The Lodge is situated opposite Loughcrew Estate, which is open to the public. The original house built in 1826 was destroyed by fire on more than one occasion, but the Napper family are still in residence. The estate hosts many activities both cultural and adventurous. They also have a great café and gardens.

Oldcastle is a 10 minute walk away. Here you will find a Bank, pubs and grocery stores. The town was home to an internment camp during WW1, and a workhouse for the destitute prior to that.

The local community was devastated during the Potato Famine of the 1840’s, losing nearly 40% of the population.

Lough Lene 10 mins away is renowned for having gin clear waters, and is used by locals in the summer months for swimming, wind surfing and the like.

The larger town of Kells, with its wonderful round tower and hefty Celtic crosses, is about 20 mins away. Kells is renowned of course for the extravagantly illuminated Gospel manuscript eponymously known as The Book of Kells. It is believed to have been created around 800 AD on Iona, an island off Scotland, by meticulous monks who toiled for years to create the illustrations on vellum. The original is currently housed in Trinity College, Dublin, but an exact copy can be seen in the Town Hall.

photo William Murphy

The medieval town of Trim lies 40 minutes to the south, and is home to Ireland’s largest Norman castle dating from the 12th century.

photo Scott Neeson

The castle was used in the filming of Braveheart in 1996.

One of the best ways to enjoy the landscape is on a bike, but this is fox hunting territory, so keep your head down.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Shannon or Belfast airports.
Dublin Airport – just over an hour from house
Belfast Airport – approx 2.2 hours from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 2.5 hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just over an hour from house
Rosslare Port is just over 3 hours from house

 

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Seapoint

Seapoint

Seapoint

Deluxe Seaside Georgian Home

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County Dublin

Elegant, Airy and Luxurious

This handsome three-storey residence enjoys uninterrupted views across Dublin Bay. The spacious interior is tastefully opulent with a classic layout and contemporary ambience. An elegant home with entertainment at its heart.

Perfectly located in a chic southside neighbourhood and superbly convenient to the city – thanks to the rapid rail system – here could be the consummate vacation home for the cognoscenti.

 

Ground Floor

Behind the classic fanlight, the granite steps and twin columns, lies a generous entrance hall, characterised by arches and mouldings in gleaming white.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 8 guests
    €10,000 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Four double bedrooms – all ensuite
  • Reception Rooms
    Drawing Room
    Formal Dining / Kitchen room
    Lower Ground Floor Sitting room
  • Other Rooms
    Service Kitchen, Study
    Entrance Hall, Utility room
  • Features
    Gas open fire places, Open rear terrace
    Ocean views, catering facilities
  • Contempo
    Flat screen TVs, fast WiFi internet
    Smart integrated sound system
    Excellent Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    Weekly only
  • Restrictions
    Small pets may be permitted
    Smoking is not
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The ground floor essentially comprises two impressive reception rooms, with a stairwell dividing.

Immediately off the hallway is a finely proportioned drawing room. Alabaster panel wainscoting and panelled walls augment the single pillared 19th century Irish marble fireplace.
Large sash windows, framed with bifold shutters, face the sea with unimpeded views across the whimsical weather of Dublin Bay.

Restrained contemporary furnishings, rugs thrown on herringbone parquet floors, a mix of classic antique and contemporary pieces.

The house enjoys an exceptional private collection of Irish art, beautifully hung across all the rooms.

The three bay windows of the south are dedicated to an imposing dining area.

Across one end, moulded panelled presses conceal a full height kitchen including fridge, wine storage and surprisingly, behind closed doors, a walk-in pantry, complete with double oven, a sink and Quooker tap for instant boiling water.

For informal breakfasts, there is a Irish marble island breakfast bar, with a ceramic hob, and an integrated marble sideboard together with a second sink.

There is easy access to the sheltered garden from the end bay via a sweeping stairway, to the rear terrace below – a totally private suntrap, perfect for barbecues and sundowners.

Glazed doors on this level substitute the original, promoting daylight throughout the interior and aligning to reveal unexpected glimpses of the bay.

Facilities & Ameneties

Main Kitchen Appliances

• 2 Siemens twin ovens with warming drawer
• 2 induction 5 ring hobs
• Full height fridge
• Freezer
• Dishwasher
• Toaster
• Quooker instant boiling tap

Butler’s Kitchen Appliances

• 2 Siemens twin ovens with warming drawer
• 2 induction 5 ring hobs
• Full height fridge
• Freezer
• Wine cooler
• Dishwasher
• Toaster

Utility Appliances

• Panasonic washing machine
• Panasonic spin dryer
• Iron and board

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two King-size, two Queen-size
• All ensuites – Heated towel rails
• Toweling bathrobes & Towels
• 2 Hairdryers

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• Full home entertainment system inc. 70″ Cinema screen
• TV sockets – all rooms
• Sonos integrated sound system – both ground floors
• 2 classic fireplaces – gas, remote control

Other

• A parking permit is provided
• Gardener for indoor plant and garden maintenance
• House keeping etc. available as extra
• Gas Barbecue
• Patio furniture – dining table & sun loungers.

Lower Ground Floor

Below stairs, there is an exceptional family room, including asitting room with a large screen home-entertainment system. Still with excellent views across the bay to Howth Head, and with its own remote controlled marble gas fireplace, and sumptuous sofa.

An oval island bar at one end has stool seating for eight, where smoked oak panelling and black marble surfaces are the theme.

An adjacent Butler’s pantry with fully fitted catering kitchen is excellent for the chef when entertaining or for casual family gatherings. Direct access may be had to the front via a lower entrance lobby, which also conceals the laundry utilities.

To the rear, there is an elegant guest powder room, and a well appointed sunny study, with direct access onto the rear terrace, and an extra TV.

A quiet ensuite double bedroom, looking out onto bleached trees of the garden terrace, complete this lower ground floor.

First Floor

The first floor includes three bedrooms, all ensuite, spread across a large atrium landing.

The master bedroom is simply stunning, occupying the full span of the front, with the lion’s share of Dublin Bay vistas through its three sizable windows.

Here as elsewhere, careful placement of mirrors, capture the scenic panoramas, and panelled shutters provide the privacy.

There is a terrific double sink ensuite with shower, but as an extra luxury, a free-standing symmetrical slipper bath is conveniently located close-by a window in the bedroom.

Across the landing to the rear is a comfortably large double bedroom, with a bright windowed ensuite shower room.

A second charming ensuite double bedroom overlooking the garden terrace shares this top floor.

Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week.

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

Per Week
€10,000

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Out & About

 

 

The Locality

 

 

Monkstown village, a short stroll away, is where you will find a variety of boutique shops, gastro-pubs, excellent restaurants and indeed churches. Both Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire are less than 2km away and have multiple outlets.

Directly opposite the house, is a footbridge across the railway to the popular Seapoint beach and promenade, should you fancy an early morning dip. High tide is best.

Salthill Station for DART trains is a stone’s throw from the house. Trains run along the coast between Greystones (about 30k to the South) and Howth (on the opposite side of the Bay) at approximately 15 minute intervals, making it very convenient to get into the heart of the city in about 20 minutes. It carries roughly 20 million passengers a year.

Dun Laoghaire
Originally Dunleary, the town was renamed Kingstown in honour of King George IV’s 1821 visit, and 100 years later reverted the original Irish form Dun Laoghaire.

Ireland’s very first railway (costing £200,000) and covering the five and a half miles from Dublin to Kingstown was opened in 1834.

In the 19th century sailing Dublin Bay was a treacherous prospect, with access to Dublin Port tide dependant. A veritable graveyard of over 600 ships caught in storms, lie at the bottom of the bay. The remedy settled on in the early 19th century led to the construction of the two granite piers, clearly visible from the house.

Completed in in 1859, and now essentially a playground for water sports, it had taken 42 years to construct the harbour.

There are five Yachting clubs based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 820-berth marina, a more recent development, is the largest in the country.

You can join a paved walkway below the house which follows the railway connecting Dun Laoghaire and Killiney to the south. A 3.5K section of this utilises “The Metals”, originally a truck railroad, with cast iron rails, designed to bring horse-drawn trucks laden with granite from the quarry in Dalkey for the construction of the Harbour at Dún Laoghaire. Up to 250 horses and 250 drivers were employed to transport the 8 tonne loads.

Video Link to Tracks and Trails Walk

 

The Purty Kitchen gastro-pub, a short stroll along the seafront, is Dun Laoghaire’s oldest surviving premises. Originally a coaching inn and at the centre of the initial settlement, it was constructed largely of clay and straw with a thatched roof and called Old Dunleary Inn. Captain Bligh (earlier of HMS Bounty fame) apparently stayed here in 1800, was not a fan of the harbour “It has nothing to recommend it, being ill adapted for its purpose”

The Martello Tower at the end of the beach below the house, is one of some 50 built by the British in Ireland during the early 1800’s, mostly on the East coast, as an early warning against an expected invasion by Napoleon. The one at Sandycove at the far side of Dun Laoghaire was the starting point of the James Joyce novel Ulysses, and now serves as a museum to the writer.

How to get there – A car may be useful, but certainly not essential.

Trains: Salthill DART station is about 2oo metres from the house, with trains running approximately every 15 minutes. Please click here to download a rail map.

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Belfast or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – about 35 mins from the house
Note that there is an Aircoach to and from Dublin Airport that passes very close to the house.
Belfast Airport – approx 2 and half hours from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and half hours from house.

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

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Tyrell’s Loft

Tyrell’s Loft

Tyrell’s Loft

Come in from the garden, Maude...

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County Laois

Tyrell’s Loft is a beautifully converted old carriage-house set within the courtyard and extensive gardens of a fine 18th century vicarage. The conversion is sensitive, retaining attention to fine old detail while providing the most comfortable accommodation; ideally for two.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    For 2 Guests
    From €850 per week
  • Bedrooms
    One double bedroom with ensuite
    Pull-out Sofa bed in Living Area
  • Other Rooms
    Open-plan Living Space
  • Contempo
    Flat screen TVs
    WiFi internet, integrated sound system
    Moderate Cell phone reception
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Cosy and Carriagey

Entry is from the pebbled courtyard to the back of the Vicarage. The utility room, equipped with washer and dryer, gives access to the upstairs living space.

Inside

The open plan living area is spacious. It includes a comfortable sofa and armchairs overlooking the fine garden, a well-equipped modern kitchen, a circular dining table that seats four and a small eclectic library that lines the dividing wall between living and sleeping areas.

The tone is cosey and calming. The natural lighting gentle supporting a colour palate that is considered and harmonious. The great and subtle attention to detail reinforces the message of welcome, care and comfort.

The kitchen area is compact but nonetheless very complete provided with top quality equipment. Lighting is deliberately low but the mirror backing casts a fine light and adds mood and atmosphere

The bedroom leads off the dining area, past a small window that gives prettily onto the courtyard below. The bedroom is beautifully appointed and comfortable; the evening lamp lighting casting a warm glow.
N.b: There is a pull out bed in the living area; should it be needed.

Facilities & Ameneties
  • Four Hob Induction Stove.
  • Electric Oven
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Juicer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron and Board

The ensuite bathroom is beautifully appointed with a powerful modern shower and barber’s basin. Once again the attention to detail and choice of colours, taps, tiles and towels creates a tone of calm and comfort.

 

The bathroom can also be accessed from the open space living area so that if the sofa bed provided is required the additional guest has separate access.

Outside

To the right of the entrance a compact south facing garden is available to guests. This area of intimate calm and features fine pot plants and shrubs. A lovely feature includes a small fountain that plays from the mouth of a very protective lion.

Please Note:  The property is set within a greater garden and guests are welcome to enjoy its beauties

Provisional Booking Form

A €250 refundable breakages deposit payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

A Weekend’s booking runs from 4:30 P.M on Friday to 11:00 AM on Monday
Mid-Week from after 4:30pm on Monday to 11:00 am Friday

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – The property is not suitable for toddlers or children under the age of 12.
Pets – No, sorry!

. Weekly Rate Weekend Mid-week
All Year €800 €495 €495

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Reviews

 “We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Tyrell’s Loft”

 The owner was a wonderful host. We arrived to a beautiful bottle of prosecco and chocolates and the essentials in the fridge. The loft is immaculate with the most fantastic interiors. The surrounding gardens are also such a treat. The care and attention put into the home by the proprietor was superb. Extremely comfortable bed, beautiful rainshower, fully equipped kitchen etc. They  also provided a very helpful booklet on walks, cycles and local restaurants in the area. With this being our first time in Laois, we were blown away by the beauty of the county – in particular Ballinakill. Everyone is so kind, welcoming and greets you with a smile on their face. Be sure to check out  Heywood Haven for fantastic coffee & treats. Muller & O’Connell in Abbeyleix also has the tastiest sourdough bread! We had our friends stay with us on the last night, thanks to the marvellous pull out sofa, which they noted was extremely comfortable. The owner was more than helpful for our entire stay. We were very sad to leave and will certainly be back! -Niamh, 2021.

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Out & About

Ballinakill is known for its beautiful wooded walks around the old Heywood Demesne and lakes, where Heywood House once stood. It also hosts the Twin Trees Festival, with an emphasis on art, architecture and history. For food lovers there is a range of eateries including Castle Durrow, The Ashbrook Arms, and Bowes Café in Durrow.  Mc Evoys, Morrissey’s, The Gallic Kitchen and Papa Nonis in Abbeyleix, which offers delicious Italian food and gluten free pizza. Kilkenny, the gastronomic city of the south east, is an easy 30 minutes drive.

The Locality

Laois is the hidden treasure of Ireland, with superb mountain walks, leafy trails, unspoiled lakes and gardens. It has excellent fresh produce, dining to suit all tastes, and one of the best sour-dough bakeries in the country (Muller O’Connell’s of Abbeyleix).

Ballinakill is a fine example of a 17th Century market-town. The ruins of Ballinakill Castle are of a late seventeenth-century castle built by the Dunnes (but never inhabited) on the site of one destroyed by Cormwellian troops under Fairfax. The towns broad main street and large central square reflect Ballinakill’s standing in the 17th century as an important centre.

The configuration of streets round the large rectangular square is eighteenth-century. The town’s entrance from Abbeyleix is marked by two trees known as Toll Trees where a toll was paid by visitors to the town. The town had important fairs, a brewery, woollen and tanning factories
A monument in the square is dedicated to the local men who died in the 1798 rebellion.

Almost directly across the road, Heywood Garden was designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, who also designed the War Memorial in Dublin and the Viceroy’s Palace in New Delhi, amongst others.

Half an hours drive will have you at Neo-Classical gem Emo Court, the largest private work of noted architect James Gandon. Originally the home of the Earl of Portarlington, the construction took seventy years to complete. The attached gardens (perfect for a picnic) can be visited year round; with the house available for tours from 2021 following renovations. 

Just 6km from Ballinakill; Abbyleix is one the oldest planned town of English Settlement. The surroundings are packed with historical buildings and sites; with fountains, an ancient stone circle and some of the oldest pubs in the country.

Click here for more information on Ireland’s Ancient East

How to get there – Car advised..

 

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Cork or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – an hour and a half from the loft.
Cork Airport – approx 2   hours from the loft.
Shannon Airport – approx 1 and a half hours from the loft.

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

 

 

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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.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 8 guests

    Bedrooms
    Three Double Bedrooms
    (Two with Third Single Bed, one ensuite)
    Bathroom

  • Other Rooms

    Sitting Room
    Dining Area
    Kitchen

    Walk-in Pantry
    Utility Room

  • Contempo
    Paved Patio
    Barbecue
    Bicycles Available
    Logs
    Internet
    TV and DVD’s
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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.

Rates for Public Holidays 2022:
Easter Week 14th-  19th April 2022 – €1,750
Halloween  26th- 1st October 2022 – €1,750
Christmas 23rd to the 28th Dec 2022 – €1,750
New Years’ 30th December 2022 to the 2nd January 2023  –€1,750

May to September €1,850 per week
October to April €1,450 per week

Holiday Offers 2021

Christmas 23rd December to 28th €1,750
New Year’s 28th December to the 2nd January €1,500

 

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

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Reviews

 

Reviews

 

”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 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.

 

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 – Thursday Friday – Sunday
May to September Minimum stay 3 nights €600 per night €650 per night
October to April Minimum stay 3 nights €600 per night €650 per night

Holiday Offers 2021

Christmas 23rd December to 28th €4,350
New Year’s 28th December to the 2nd January €3,750

 

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