Imagine sitting by the fire with a cup of tea or something stronger, curled up after a day exploring, tasting some treats that you bought at the local farmers market, in the beautiful surrounds of an old cottage, eco house or lodge. Well, this can be a reality if you choose a self-catering break in the Boyne Valley this winter. Think luxurious thatched cottages by the sea, quaint courtyard apartments or magic hideaways in the countryside. All of this and more is waiting for you in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. Here are 10 luxurious self-catering destinations for you to choose from.
Nestled away in the heart of the Boyne Valley Countryside, Decoy Country Cottages offer a home away from home this winter. Relax, unwind and recharge in the beautifully converted stable mews. 8 individually styled cottages offer the perfect base for your Boyne Valley stay. Discover the Revive Day Spa where there are 2 beautiful treatment rooms for you to be pampered with Dermalogica products. As well as facials and massages, they offer packages that can be tailored to your needs. You won’t need to leave and you won’t want to!
The exclusive and unique 4* Dunshaughlin Self-catering Cottages are in a converted stone-faced barn, 2kms from Dunshaughlin in County Meath. The cottages are situated on a working drystock farm at Gaulstown House overlooking the Black Bush Golf Club. The cottages are beautifully furnished surrounded by well-tended landscaped gardens. Choose from The Shepherds Nook, the Granary or the Herds Cottage. These were all parts of the farm buildings on this site dating back to the mid-1800’s. Enjoy the wood burning stoves, modern kitchen and luxurious bedrooms.
Hideaway at Foxhollow is a beautifully restored farmhouse which has been tastefully decorated retaining that cosy charm .This is self-catering with a difference as making sure that guests enjoy the comfort and luxury of Hideaway is top priority. The wood fired stove burning and a local produce hamper will welcome you on arrival. This really is a relaxing haven from which to enjoy the Boyne Valley.
Open all year round, Kilcoon self-catering cottages are set in a secluded courtyard. This family run development of self-catering cottages has been decorated to a high standard. They are situated in an ideal location from which to base yourself and explore the Boyne Valley, or to just relax. They also specialise in equestrian holidays- perfect for those misty winter mornings.
From the breath-taking Stone Cottage to the converted Milking Parlour, the beautiful and diverse range of 8 self-catering accommodation options (sleeps from 3-12 guests) at Kiltale holiday homes ensures they can cater for all your needs.
Micheál & Mary Lydon will be delighted to help you plan your itinerary to make the most of your stay, ensuring you will have memories to cherish forever. On arrival they provide their guests with a warm traditional Irish welcome by offering tea/coffee and some of their finest home baking. Choose to explore the excellent attractions by day, or else relax, unwind, and enjoy the walks around their countryside farm.
If you are looking for an eco-conscious self-catering stay in Ireland then The Lime House is your perfect destination. Located at the beautiful Rock Farm in Slane, you will enjoy all the creature comforts of home with spacious communal dining and living room areas with comfy sofas and woodburning stove for those cool evenings. You can book the Lime House as a group or take one of their rooms as a couple or family. Discover the farmers market every Thursday, explore nearby Slane Castle or Slane Distillery during your stay.
If you plan to explore any of our heritage sites in the Boyne Valley then Newgrange Lodge is a perfect option for self-catering. Specialising in group accommodation, the Lodge offers a mix of 23 Double/ Twin and Family rooms and several multi bedrooms. This is perfect for a pre, or post-Christmas get together in the Boyne Valley this winter.
The Orchard Holiday Village is a development of 4 newly built holiday homes in the heart of the historic village of Slane. The site was previously a vegetable garden and orchard within the original grounds of the Parochial House, one of the ‘four sisters’ at the crossroads in Slane. The Orchard Holiday Village currently offers 3 three-bedroom townhouses and 1 two bedroom townhouse, these houses are fully equipped for a luxurious self-catering stay in the Boyne Valley.
Slane Farm cottages are situated on the grounds of a working dairy farm in the heart of the Boyne Valley. Once stables that belonged to Slane Castle, these cottages have been respectfully refurbished and converted into luxury self-catering cottages which are 4 star approved. Ideal for groups, families, couples, and individuals as its close to the wonders of Newgrange, the Hill of Tara, Battle of the Boyne, Hill of Slane, Kells and many other attractions.
Dating back over 300 years, The Cottages Ireland are 6 luxurious thatched holiday cottages superbly located in a hamlet like setting on Ireland’s east coast. These unique 5 star whitewashed seaside cottages are situated on the famous six mile sandy beach between the villages of Bettystown and Laytown. Take a stroll along the beach and then nestle down for the evening with the sounds of the Irish Sea at the end of the garden. Look forward to vaulted oak beamed ceilings, solid oak flooring and feature fireplaces, traditional Irish pine furniture throughout, luxury en-suite bathrooms and fully fitted farmhouse style kitchens with all utilities. This is your ultimate winter seaside getaway in the Boyne Valley.
So, what are you waiting for? - book your self-catering winter break in the Boyne Valley today and make your dreams a reality!
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