LUXURY RURAL SELF-CATERING IN RESTORED BARN (AA 5STAR RATING SLEEPS8)

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LUXURY RURAL SELF-CATERING IN RESTORED BARN (AA 5STAR RATING SLEEPS8)

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4 Bedroom, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8, wheelchair accessible

AA 5 Star rating & Irish Tourist Board Approved. Spacious restored stone barn, walking distance of the village of Oldcastle, on the Cavan-Meath border. Views of Loughcrew megalithic cairns, Glenboy offers traditional Irish farmhouse style with the luxury for a holiday to remember. South-facing sunroom, patio/BBQ, 4 en-suite bedrooms (1 wheelchair accessible bedroom/bathroom), underfloor heating & wood stove, WiFi, secure parking & enclosed garden

10 min walk to Oldcastle village with pubs, restaurants, shops etc.

An hour to Dublin & 2 hours to Belfast/Donegal, Glenboy is the perfect base for fishing, walking, cycling, golfing, horse-riding & exploring historic sites in the area or sampling traditional music & arts. Advance bookings of amenities can be arranged, a number of facilitie offer discounts to Glenboy guests. Level 3 ranking in ITB Accessibility Scheme (wheelchair ramp, downstairs wheelchair accessible bedroom/bathroom). Airport pick-up, organic food/catering by arrangement

An hour's drive from Dublin on the M3, Glenboy Country Accommodation is 10 minutes walk from the village of Oldcastle. Oldcastle has a range of shops, banks, churches, Post Office, laundry, restaurants, cafes, pubs & nightclub, library, gym, taxis & bus service to Dublin & neighbouring towns. A range of music can be found in the pubs at weekends. With its weekly market, sports (pitch & putt, soccer,Gaelic football) & annual events like Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival, Oldcastle Agricultural Show, Oldcastle has all the features of a typical rural Irish town where real people work & live.

Within 5 minutes drive of Glenboy are the Loughcrew megalithic cairns, on the highest point in Meath, woodland walks (ranging from 1 to 13 miles) in the 365 hectares of Mullaghmeen forest or renowned fishing/boating lakes such as Lough Sheelin. Glenboy is located adjacent to the lakeland districts of Meath, Westmeath & Cavan & provides a perfect base for day trips to Dublin, Donegal & Northern Irela

Glenboy is ideally situated for exploring heritage & nature landmarks on the Meath Heritage Trail, Boyne Valley Drive etc & the Tain Trail. The trail is a 365 mile drive/cycling route along the route of the epic tale, the Tain Bó Cuailgne (Cattle Raid of Cooley) by armies of the legendary Queen Maeve.

County Meath is a treasure trove of archaeologica l & historical sites, including Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth & the Hill of Tara, seat of the High Kings of Ireland. The Norman castle at Trim constructed in 1172, visited by King John in 1610 and 400 years later by Mel Gibson to film 'Braveheart'. A short drive takes you sites such as Fore Abbey with its 'seven wonders' or Kells (famed for St. Columba's 6th monastery & the Book that bears its name now on display in Trinity College Dublin). From Glenboy day trip options range from Dublin or Belfast to the rural delights of Donegal or the Cooley peninsula on the East Coast & the seafood delights of Carlingford.

Golf courses nearby include (Headfort, Virginia, Ballinlough Castle, Delvin Castle & Kileen Castle venue for the 2011 Solheim Cup. Ireland's unique domestic sports organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association are a feature of every village. Leisure centre/swimming pools, include Navan, Kells, Cavan. Massage, reika & aromatherapy is offered by a range of practitioners in the area & the Farnham Health Spa in Cavan features an indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy infinity pool, thermal suite.

Theatre & arts includes the Navan Solstice Centre, Ramor Theatre Virginia. Heritage & historical information at Kells Heritage Centre & Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff, while the area offers a range of historic gardens (Loughcrew Gardens, Tullynally Castle & Belvedere House) with events during the year. A range of venues offer horse-riding lessons & racing, including Fairyhouse Grand National festival, Navan. laytown strand races. Other activities include ballooning, aqua-sports, paintballing..

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

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Before being rebuilt and restored to its current state in 2005 the building was a farm barn home of Martin Corrigan prized Clydesdale horses In the 19th and early 20th century it was also location for 'American wakes' where family and neighbours gathered together for farewell parties to mark the departure of loved ones emigrating (often to the US and often not expected to return hence the expression 'American Wake').

Glenboy combines rural character (exposed stone walls, antique furniture) with modern comforts (WiFi, underfloor heating, top-of-the-range pocket-sprung beds etc). It is designed to be a perfect base to explore the area but also a place for family and friends to gather and relax. Glenboy offers get away from it all privacy, views across fields to Loughcrew hills and their 5;000 year old megalithic cairns with the convenience of being walking distance from a village that retains the true character of Irish rural living and an hours drive to Dublin. Our most cherished accolade is that a growing number of guests return to stay with us year after year.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Luxury rural self-catering in restored barn (AA 5Star rating sleeps8)
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Luxury rural self-catering in restored barn (AA 5Star rating sleeps8)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71247
+353 0872938997
County Meath Ireland
La Tour sur Tinée (06 - France)
5

SUPER SÉJOUR

  • 5 of 5
Le top cette maison... De grandes et belles pièces, un équipement plus que complet, des vrais lits king-size... Tout était parfait.
Dans ces compliments je n'oublie pas Karen et Patrick et leur accueil très chaleureux. Et en plus de bons conseils ! Je pense notamment au pub d'Owen dans le village.
Glenboy et Owen sont à recommander à tous ceux qui veulent une certaine idée de l'Irlande
  • Submitted: May 13, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury rural self-catering in restored barn (AA 5Star rating sleeps8)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71247
+353 0872938997
County Meath Ireland
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5

WONDERFULLY RELAXING

  • 5 of 5
Our party of 8 arrived at this lovely cottage for the last 4 days of our 2 week adventure to Ireland. We were greeted by Patrick, who showed us around, explained the details we needed for operating various things in the home and gave us suggestions for things to do during our stay. We took full advantage of his suggestions, as well as taking a day trip to Dublin and one to Belfast.

Glenboy was a wonderfully relaxing cottage and made us feel right at home. We could not have asked for a better place to end our vacation.
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Luxury rural self-catering in restored barn (AA 5Star rating sleeps8)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71247
+353 0872938997
County Meath Ireland
Norfolk, UK
5

LOVELY STAY AT GLENBOY COTTAGE IN OLDCASTLE

  • 5 of 5
We spent Easter at Glenboy Cottage and found it to be perfect for our needs: to be near family in Westmeath and to introduce the in-laws to Ireland. The open plan layout downstairs worked really well and upstairs everyone had their own privacy as each room had an en-suite. The whole cottage was thoughtfully decorated and the standard of the bedrooms was high. The collie dog outside the patio doors was a bonus! We hope to return again soon. Glenboy is a little gem.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury rural self-catering in restored barn (AA 5Star rating sleeps8)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71247
+353 0872938997
County Meath Ireland
Durham
5

RELAXING AND CHARMING BARN CONVERSION

  • 5 of 5
This lovely accommodation is ideal for a couple or small group looking to chill and unwind. The well lit conversion gave a spacious and relaxing feel, and features like the courtyard seating, underfloor heating and wood burning stove mean that a visit in either summer or winter would be enjoyable. It is walking distance from Oldcastle, which offered a lot more shops and traditional pubs than we had expected, and the local St Patrick's day parade was fun. The hosts were extremely friendly, helpful and unimposing. A perfect base for visiting the local sites, including Loughcrew prehistoric cairns, which are well worth a visit.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury rural self-catering in restored barn (AA 5Star rating sleeps8)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71247
+353 0872938997
County Meath Ireland
Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK
5

WISH WE HAD BOOKED TWO WEEKS HERE!

  • 5 of 5
In 9 years of renting properties in Ireland, Glenboy ranks top of our list for quality and value for money.

We loved the "hi-tech" aspects of the barn: superb walk-in power showers and lots of hot water, and appreciated the beautiful and tasteful furnishings throughout the barn. It was a very cosy place to stay during the somewhat inclement August weather (probably one of the wettest on record!). The kitchen was well-equipped for a family. We probably did more cooking than some would whilst on holiday.

Location is excellent. Off the normal tourist trail, Oldcastle is a charming town with small supermarket, butcher, tourist office, a couple of coffee shops and a handful of other shops (clothing, toys, hardware). And there are several pubs, although, as we had two young children with us, we didn't venture into any of them at night.

There is so much to see and do in the area; here follow a few of our favourites:
Closeby lies Loughcrew Gardens which we thoroughly enjoyed visiting, plus the fascinating and atmospheric Loughcrew Cairns (megalithic cemetery).
The small village of Fore, just across the county border in Westmeath is a hidden treasure, known for the Seven Wonders of Fore. This is an old Christian settlement; you can explore the ruined abbey, church and traces of other buildings. A beautiful, peaceful spot.
Belvedere House and Gardens just outside Mullingar are worth a visit; the gardens are beautiful, and the house has some interesting displays. The cafe rather lets it down; we recommend that if it's a nice day, pack a picnic to enjoy down by the lakeside.
Slightly further away, we visited the Hill of Tara and Trim Castle. Both locations were very popular with our children: the Hill of Tara to run around and let off steam, and Trim Castle was a "proper" castle to explore.

This is such a beautiful area with well-known places within easy reach (including Kells, Newgrange and Knowth), and off-the-beaten-track places to discover (Fore and Loughcrew). Beautiful, unspoilt scenery all around; heaven for walkers and fishing folk.

Our only regret: we should have booked two weeks, not only so that we could enjoy the comfort of Glenboy for longer, but also because there is so much to do in this beautiful area.

Many thanks to Karen and Patrick for their warm hospitality.
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury rural self-catering in restored barn (AA 5Star rating sleeps8)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p71247
+353 0872938997
County Meath Ireland
Dresden, Germany
5

A REALLY EXTRAORDINARY HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
It was a really great week for all of us. We appreciated Karen's kindliness.
The house is beautiful and perfect. Oldcastle and its pubs excited us from the very beginning. Ireland and the Irish people impressed us deeply. Its only a question of time when we will return to that great place.

Many thanks to our host!

Juergen
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Mullingar
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
M3 (to Dublin)
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Balbriggan, Malahide, Bettystown, Laytown
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
selection of Bars in Oldcastle
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Headfort Kells, (+Virginia, Kileen Castle etc)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
selection of restaurants in Oldcastle & wider area
Car: necessary

Glenboy is 1km from Oldcastle village (off the the M3). Oldcastle is located on the border of Meath & Cavan, 1 hours drive from Dublin on the M3 (towards Cavan). From Dublin take the M50 Junction 6 exit and follow the M3 signs. After Kells at the Drumbarragh Roundabout follow signs for Oldcastle.

From Belfast follow the M1 south to the N52. In Kells take the Oldcastle road. Oldcastle has a range of shops, banks, churches, Post Office, restaurants, cafes & pubs, library, gym, taxis/bus service. A range of music in the pubs at weekends. With gaelic football at the weekend & annual events such as Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival & Agricultural Show, Oldcastle is a typical rural town where real people work & live. From Glethe you can visit the Loughcrew megalithic cairns, archaeological & historical sites of the Boyne Valley, woodland walks in Mullaghmeen or renowned fishing/boating lakes Lough Sheelin & Ramor with boat hire fishing lessons available or swimming at the nearby Blue Flag Lough Lene. Contact us for advice on activities & amenities

Golf: A selection of 9 and 18 hole golf courses can be found within 15 minutes drive from Glenboy including Crover & Park House Virginia and one of Ireland's top 10 ranked courses at Headfort, Kells offers spectacular parkland championship course designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr. Meath has some 17 course in total including, Royal tara, Navan Golf course with its excellent sand based greens for winter golf & a traditional links course Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club. Courses in nearby In Westmeath include Ballinlough Castle opened designed by Druid's Glen designer Pat Ruddy on the grounds of a castle dating from the early 1600s. Glenboy is also a short drive to Killeen castle host of the 2011 Solheim Cup on a course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Pitch & Putt is available in Oldcastle and Collinstown.

Glenboy guests benefit from discounted green fees with a number of golf courses in the vicinity.

An hour from Dublin this area where counties Meath/Westmeath and Cavan offer some of Ireland's key heritage and historical attractions -

Walk the walls of Trim Castle in the footsteps of those who lived here 1000 years ago or see the neolithic art of 5000 years pas inside Loughcrew Megalitic Cairns. Check out the various on-line sources including the tourism offices of the three counties Meath Cavan and Westmeath as well as www.discoverireland.ie/

So if you wish to read under tree, picnic by a lake and watch the clouds go by, stay up late at a pub music session or brave the zip Wire at Tayto park or go Caving at the Cavan Burren park... the choice is yours!

But Glenboy also offers an opportunity to explore countryside and villages untouched by the heavy footfall of mass tourism.

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County Meath Barn Rental Rates

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High
May 31 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€734
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €250
Rental price includes Egyptian cotton bed linen, towels, firewood welcome pack, bathrobes, complimentary Irish mobile phone for overseas guests, free wireless broadband. Heating oil & electricity are metered & charged at cost according to usage, to encourage conservation. Deposit of 25% of rental payable on booking see glenboycountryaccommodation.com "Rates & Packages" for cancellation policy
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Weekly Rates 2 People 4 People 6 People 8 People

Low Season
(Jan-Apr&Sept-Dec) €550 €600 €650 €700

High Season
(May-Aug) €800 €800 €800 €800

Payment by credit card (through paypal) or Euroscheque or Draft.
For Easter, Christmas, New Year, bank holidays & weekends (including activity packa
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Amenities

County Meath Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Town
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Laundry Soap
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • fax
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , disabled access wheelchair accessible shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Downstairs wheelchair accessible bathroom has open shower area for wheelchair users and bath - walk in shower areas in 3 upstairs en suite bathrooms. All bathrooms equipped with with power showers.bath robes supplied
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Zip&Lock beds can be arranges as doubles or singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • All beds are 'zip and lock' Super King Size (can be arranged as 1 double or as 2 singles) to sleep 4 couples or 8 singles etc. Mattresses are top of range KingKoil pocket-sprung and bed linen is brushed Egyptian cotton. Bedroom 1 downstairs is wheelchair accessible. (Irish Tourist Board VAS 3 Approval) All bedrooms have blackout curtains, desks, reading lamps. Cot, baby chair and other needs of little ones catered for.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Meals, cleaning service, babysitting, bikes, child seats etc by arrangement. downstairs, hard wood & slate floor tiles, bedrooms are carpeted. Extensive living space (55m sq) makes Glenboy ideal for large group gatherings & meals. Baby/Toddler facilities include socket guards, door/stops, stair-gate, stroller, highchair. .... yes and toys! Glenboy Guests are offered reduced price admission to a range of attractions & activities in the area (including golf, hot-air ballooning, water-sports, children activities etc). If you have any special needs or would like help planning your holiday please do not hesitate to ask. See Glenboy Country Accommodation on Youtube
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