- Room Type:exotic / unique
- Max Guests:12
- Min Stay:2
- Pets Allowed:No
- dining room
- cd player
- dvd player
- satellite / cable
- audio tape player
- washing machine
- linens provided
- towels provided
- 4 ring stove
- dishes & utensils
- lawn / garden
- tennis court
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- pets considered
- long-term renters welcome
- children welcome
- scenic drives
- horseback riding
- eco tourism
- sight seeing
- bird watching
County Meath Castle
Situated amidst majestic trees in the tranquil countryside on the County Meath and Cavan border, the castle commands magnificent views of Lough Sheelin, a 4500 acre lake famous for it's brown trout and liberally stocked perch and large p …
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Designed by an architect specializing in vernacular European architecture, this beautiful home combines the best of traditional Irish country architecture with modern conveniences. From the outside, the house appears to be two connected traditional cottages much like the ruins of the Kelly homestead that is located on the property. Situated on over two acres of garden, field and forest overlooking Dingle Bay, the house is perfect for a relaxing vacation. Mountains ideal for hiking rise up directly behind the house and Kells Bay, with its beach, boating and fishing, is the view.
The inside the home features an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, three bedrooms, one with a loft and two with fireplaces. There are two bathrooms, one with tub and one with shower. The kitchen opens onto the living room and dining area. The home is furnished with Danish inspired Irish furniture hand crafted in teak by Al O’Dea in Tuam, Ireland in the 1970’s. The home is beautifully decorated with art by Irish artists and the home owners, both teachers and artists, one specializing in painting Irish landscapes. This is a special place.
Although the house is available for rental, it is our home not a rental property. You will feel like you are staying in a beautifully maintained private home; you are. This opportunity also comes with responsibilities. We expect you to treat our home and belongings with respect. We rent only to small groups of six or less. If you are a larger group, we strongly encourage you to rent from our good friends and neighbors Agnes and John O’Sullivan whose rental property is listed on VRBO.com listing 301308.
To rent our home is to take a step back in time into a conceptually old, but functionally new house. It is not by accident, however, that the house does not have internet or a TV. You have tranquility and beauty. The house also has a very will stocked collection of Irish literature and books on Irish history, archeology, anthropology, and natural history. Many of these things you can experience right on the property as our woods is unusual in West Kerry, and the ruins of the Kelly farmstead that we have partially restored and maintained is a special place with its own connection to Ireland’s rich and difficult history.
For those seriously interested in rentals we will gladly provide you with additional photos and a complete floor plan of the home. All renters will receive a guide to the area that we have put together complete with maps, day trip suggestions, dining recommendations, hiking and walking information, and suggestions about where to shop for locally grown and raised food.
For more information see our webpages tadlawrence.com and seelenbeads.com
Situated amid majestic trees in the tranquil countryside on the County Meath and Cavan border, the castle commands magnificent views of Lough Sheelin, a 4500 acre lake famous for its brown trout, liberally stocked perch and large pike. The secluded setting and spacious, comfortable accommodation offers the visitor an exclusive retreat. Guests will find it the perfect place to relax and unwind, away from the stresses and strains of modern life, or as a venue for a private function. The rental price includes exclusive hire of the castle with 6 en-suite bedrooms and breakfast each morning.
The ancient village in which the castle is situated is on the south side of the River Inny as it enters Lough Sheelin. Its origins go back to the early iron age, with many remains of dolmen stones, ring forts and Norman castles found in the area.
In 1533 Richard Nugent, the 12th Baron of Delvin, commenced the construction of the stronghold. The tower was completed by him in 1537. The great hall and further extensions were finished by his grandson, the 13th Baron of Delvin in 1539. The Castle served as a guard at the western reaches of the pale against the celtic Irish across the lake in what today is County Cavan.
Weekly prices: €4680 year round
Short breaks: From €1337
Check-In: By appointment only.
The Forge is a beautiful 3 bedroom property that forms part of the landscaped courtyard at Decoy Country Cottages. It is suitable for older or disables people as it has a downstairs bedroom as well as a walk in shower and grab rails.
It has a beautifully appointed kitchen and living room downstairs as well as two more bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.
Spacious kitchen dining area with views over the courtyard. Downstairs bedroom, downstairs bathroom with disabled access shower, WC and sink. Living room with satellite TV.
First floor: Double/twin bedroom, and twin bedroom with shared en-suite.
Kitchen/Dining Room:16' x 14'4" A large, bright living space fitted with a country style fully fitted kitchen including fully integrated dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. There is also an electric hob, oven and microwave oven. Granite worktops and a double belfast sink and marble flooring complete the kitchen.
Living Room: 17'6"x12'. Spacious living room with oak wooden floors and a multifuel stove set into the chimney breast. Sofa, coffee table, satellite TV/DVD/Video player and stereo.
Downstairs Bathroom: 9' x 6'3" Marble floor with wet room shower , WC and wash hand basin. Electric towel rail and underfloor heating.
Bedroom 1 (Downstairs): 14' x 13'4" Super King/Twin bedroom with pocket sprung bed, solid oak furniture, oak floor and underfloor heating.
Stairs to first floor
Bedroom 2: 18' x 17'6" Double/Twin room with zip and lock pocket sprung beds that can be separated or left joined as required. Solid oak furniture, oak floors and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash hand basin, heated towel rail and marble floors with underfloor heating. View over countryside behind or the courtyard to the front.
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