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