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A Wonderful Peaceful Safe Location with History & Heritage on Dublin's Doorstep.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Dating from circa 1720 the accommodation housed the butler & his family.

The Butlers house adjoins Smithstown House and is now a warm welcoming space with self catering accommodation for up to 6 guests.

Ideal for families or just friends looking for a holiday away from the chaos of life.

Our Unique Selling Points are the wide open spacious private grounds, mature broadleaved trees and rolling lawns looking over the lush green fields of Royal County Meath and yet only a short drive to lots of activities in the area or a quick spin takes you to Dublin city centre.

Safety with perfect peace in which to enjoy your break away from the hustle and bustle of today's world.

The Old Walled Garden which is accessed literally by stepping out of your back door from the kitchen was in its hay day a working garden supplying the house with organic fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Now it is a wonderfully secluded area in which the children can run free while the adults chill out over a glass of vino while the BBQ grills away in the corner.

Here you play rounders, tag rugby, soccer, hit a few balls over the tennis net or practise your chipping and pitching in perfect seclusion.

The Butlers accommodation has a bright sunny living room with TV, games, books and magazines and a selection box of children's toys

The large kitchen is completely fitted out with requirements for 6/8 guests to dine. 4 bedrooms which include 1 King sized bed, a Twin bedroom and 2 further Single bedrooms.

The 2 bathrooms both have baths and showers.

We have lots of off street free parking and if you need to park a horse box, speed boat or even yacht we have the space.

So if and when you can prise yourself away from this tranquil setting there are numerous castles, heritage sites, theme parks, and sporting venues right on your doorstep and we have lots of information at hand to help you choose the best places to dine, tour, and see in all that Royal Meath and the Boyne Valley has to offer to its visitors,

Our local village is Dunshaughlin with a broad range of shops to choose from and is only a short 7 minute drive.

Killeen Castle Golf course backs onto Smithstown House farm if you fancy playing a top quality golf course.

The historic Hill of Tara is a 10 minute drive.

Its hard to believe that Smithstown House is only a short 30 minute drive to the vibrant capital that is Dublin City.

Smithstown House and its environs truly is a magical setting from which you will go home feeling fresh and relaxed having shaken off all the stresses of the "outside" world.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About James

I am continuing on the 60 year farming tradition of my family. I have lived here all my life and we have had race horses, brood mares and foals, along with cattle and sheep over the years., sadly this area of our enterprise has come to an end.

James purchased this chateau / country house in 1955

Why James chose Ireland

Smithstown House, guest accommodation and farm have been owned by my family since 1953

My 3 siblings and I had wonderful freedom roaming the fields and generally getting up to as much mischief as possible. Most of our days were spent either on our ponies, climbing trees, fishing in our local little stream at the bottom of the farm, jumping on the haycocks in the summer or playing hide and seek in the surrounding woodland.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Unique benefits of this haven of tranquillity include peace, a very safe inviornment, wide open spaces to run free, with birdsong being the only sound you will hear and yet we are only a short distance from all the excitement you may require or for a wonderful relaxing holiday, the choice is yours


Smithstown Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1st Bathroom is on the ground floor. 2nd Bathroom is on the 1st floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Double Bedroom with King bed, storage, side tables and lamps. Twin Room with 2 single beds. Storage, side table and lamp 2 Single Rooms with single bed in each. Storage, bedside lockers and lamps.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Amazing tranquil setting with quietness and still only a few miles from all the action you require.


4.5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

A Wonderful Peaceful Safe Location with History & Heritage on Dublin's Doorstep.
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Stay at Smithstown House

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Smithstown House. Was very spacious, comfortable and quiet and the boys loved the big field to play football on! Was a perfect location for us to visit our family and view the sights. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very unique property

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this very unique property. Secluded and blissfully quiet, but only ten minutes to the town of Dunshaughlin to shop for all our needs. Just a side note here ; the Supervalue Store is one of the best supermarkets I've ever shopped in! The house is large, very warm and with plenty of hot water for our family of six. The children had an absolute ball charging around the enormous walled garden. Very handy to Tayto Park ( a great day out) which was our prime reason for visiting this part of Ireland. We also visited Dublin and Malahide. Many thanks to James for his precise driving directions and his warm welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Hazel for your very nice comments on your stay at. Smithstown House. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday here with us.
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Lovely property, beautiful location, quiet.

  • 4 of 5

It's a child friendly spot, ideal for our infant son. Close to the excellent Tayto adventure park, Hill of Tara, Trim Castle and more. M50. Is about 10 minutes. 5 minute drive to small town if Dunshaughlin with a good supermarket.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bourgoin Jallieu

Nice and peaceful family domain 20 mn from Dublin

  • 5 of 5

A very peaceful and well situated family domain right in the heart of Co Meath. Close enough to Dublin by M3 and M50 and then to the airport. Also close to every commodities and a lot of tourism sites, especially along the Boyne Valley. Also 2 hours from Galway and 1h40 from Belfast. Easy to reach by road with the precise guidance of James. With the warm welcome by Avril, James sister, we immediately felt at home. Beds were done, all the furnitures in place. The backyard is huge and completely secured so you can let the kids run as they want. The frontyard is also huge, with an electric gate and you get a closed courtyard.

The cottage is full of tourism documentation but the best advices came from Avril who is such a nice person.

We spent there a wonderful but too short week and we highly recommend James house!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words on Smithstown House. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and your trip to this area of the Boyne Valley and Co Meath. Hopefully we will meet again on your next holiday to Ireland ! James
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Mrs Os in Skryne
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Killeen Castle
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Killeen Castle
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Smithstown House dates back to the early 1700s and is the birth place of Sir William Johnson who is immortalised in a biography called 'White Savage' written by Fintan O'Sullivan which details the the life of this great man. In the spring of 1737 Sir William Johnson departed from Smithstown to join his uncle in upstate New York and the Mohawk valley in the USA taking with him 30 local people from the surrounding area of Dunshaughlin, Drumree and Warrenstown. He was named 'White Savage' by the Indian tribes in the area due to his fair and just dealings with them and at a later stage he married a woman from the local Indian tribe.

Historical sights abound in the Smithstown area and the following are all within a 5 to 30 minute drive. Included in the the Boyne valley are the Hill of Tara, Kells, Oldcastle., Loughcrew Megalithic Site. Newgrange World Heritage site. Trim Castle where 'Braveheart' was filmed ,Killeen Castle the Solheim Cup Golf venue , Dunsany Castle still occupied by its original owners and Slane Castle ancestral home of Lord Henry Mountcharles which is open to the public and is a great international concert venue.

Quiet country walks and cycling are on your doorstep too.

Children will enjoy the theme park Tayto Park at Curragha. or the beautiful grounds and exotic animals of Dublin Zoo at the Phoenix Park.

Local shops in Dunshaughlin are small and inviting while if you fancy for big shopping why not try Blanchardstown a short 15 minute drive or venture in Dublin city centre.

The 109 Bus which is a 10/15 minute walk at the bottom of the road runs regularly to Dublin and Navan.

Smithstown house until very recently was a hub of horse breeding and racing with many local racecourses on its doorstep which include regular Steeplechasing at Fairyhouse, Navan, & Bellewstown.

Bellewstown has a real 'olden days' feeling to it due to its wonderful summer race meetings in both July & August annually. Racing also takes place at Punchestown & Naas which are slightly further afield, but still a quick drive away.

Most of all, Smithstown House offer its guests, peace, tranquillity and safety with the only sound to be heard is the birdsong.


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3 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $163.42

Unless paying by On line payments booking which is directly through Homeaway I require a deposit of 1/3 of the total holiday cost which secures the booking with the remaining balance due 10 weeks before holiday commences.
Payment is accepted by Bank Transfer. Guest is liable for all Banking fees.
Upon receiving a booking confirmation the guest will be sent a copy of our Terms & Conditions which contains all the relevant information needed when booking directly with the home owner.

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