Glenboy Country Accommodation
Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Glenboy offers luxurious accommodation (AA 5*) in a lovingly restored stone barn in a rural setting on the Cavan-Meath border - traditional Irish farmhouse style with the luxury for a holiday to remember. Sleeps 8
Ideal location for exploring the Midlands and North, day trips to Dublin (an hour by car or bus)
spacious sitting areas with underfloor heating & wood stove & south-facing sun-room; Fully-equipped kitchen; linen/towels/stove fuel/cooking gas/mobile phone use included in price; Multi-channel TV & DVD; WiFi broadband, Stereo & music collection; books, games & toys;
With Grade 3 rating from Irish Tourist Board Validated Accessible Scheme the property features a downstairs bedroom/bathroom suitable for those with mobility difficulties.
Airport pick-up, B&B/catering/organic food, advance bookings of local amenities by arrangement
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|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bettystown 70 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dublin 75 km, Nearest railway: Mullingar 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 4 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
King size, pocket-spring, beds with 100% cotton bed linen. 4 bathrooms with power-showers, Linen & towels provided in rental.
For guests with mobility issues the downstairs area (communical area, hall-way, bedroom/bathroom are are without steps and front door set-down is possible with an access ramp. The bathroom is modified for wheelchair users (handrails/open area shower/shower seat). Please contact us if you have any further requirements.
|Further details outdoors|
Private entrance drive, enclosed garden, sun-room leading to Patio & BBQ area with unimpeded views of the countryside towards Loughcrew Hills and megalithic cairns.
Weekly rentals are generally from Saturday to Saturday.
Weekend bookings, other periods and Bed & Breakfast by arrangement.
The East Ireland region
Oldcastle is located in County Meath (an hour from Dublin just off the M3 Motorway) Within five minutes drive of the accommodation are the Loughcrew megalithic cairns, lakeside & woodland walks at Virginia & Mullaghmeen forest, renowned fishing/boating lakes such as Lough Sheelin.
Glenboy is located adjacent to the lake districts of Cavan. Hundreds of lakes in beautiful rural surroundings including renowned stillwater lakes such as Lene (with Blue Flag status) and Bane and Lough Sheelin famed for its mayfly fishing.
The county of Meath is a treasure trove of archaeological and historical sites, including Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth with their Neolithic tombs and monuments. Also in Meath is the Hill of Tara, the seat of the High Kings of Ireland and he Norman castle at Trim constructed by Hugh de Lacy in 1172 was visited by King John in 1610 and 400 years later by Mel Gibson for the filming of the movie Braveheart. A short drive takes you sites such as Fore Abbey in County Westmeath with its 'seven wonders' or the the town of Kells famed for St. Columba's 6th monastery and the 9th century Book that bears its name now on display in Trinity College Dublin. Its central location means that Donegal, Belfast etc are convenient day trips.
Glenboy Country Accommodation is 10 minutes walk from the market town of Oldcastle. Oldcastle has a range of shops, banks, churches, Post Office, laundry, restaurants, cafes & pubs, taxis and bus service. A range of music can be found in the pubs at weekends. With it's weekly market in the Masonic hall, gaelic football at the weekend and annual events such as the Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival, Gilson Education Summer School and Agricultural Show, Oldcastle has all the features of a typical rural Irish town where real people work and live.
A selection of golf courses nearby include (Headfort, Ballinlough, Delvin, Crover and Virginia) while Irelands unique domestic sports organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association are a feature of every town and village. Leisure centre/swimming pool, include Navan Leisure centre, Kells and massage, reika and aromatherapy is offered by a range of practitioners in the area.
Theatre and arts includes the Navan Solstice Centre, Mulllingar Arts Centre, Ramor Theatre Virginia. Heritage and historical information is available from Kells Heritage Centre and Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff, while the area offers a range of gardens and historic buildings open to the public including, Loughcrew Gardens, Tullynally Castle and Belvedere House. A range of venues offer horse-riding including, lessons and racing. Race meetings include the Fairyhouse Irish Grand National horse-racing festival, Navan, Laytown strand races.
Festivals are a feature of the Irish summer, covering arts, music and heritage themes. As well as Le Cheile, Oldcastle Arts and Music festival, festivals in the area include O'Carolan Harp Festival, Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival, Midlands Festival, Loughcrew Garden Opera and a range of traditional music festivals and an array of Halloween events linked to County Meath being the place of origin of the festival.
An information pack with full details & recommendations is provided on arrival or you may request assistance with advance bookings for specific activities. Glenboy has paired with a range of amenity providers from Golf to ballooning who offer reduced admission for its guests.
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20 Jan 2014
"Comfortable cottage - wonderful location!"
We were a party of 6 friends, and we all really enjoyed our stay at Glenboy! Very comfy beds, spacious living room and kitchen area, and a truly lovely hostess. The location was perfect - easy to get … More
8 Oct 2013
What can I say? Glenboy Country Accommodation Co Meath, Ireland, was first class. We were a party of nine and we found it very spacious and comfortable. The landlady was very nice and provided us with useful informations. It's in a strategic place for visiting other parts of Ireland including Dublin. We hired a minibus and found it very easy to get around. The nearest town is Oldcastle, a nice place with all the amenities i.e. shops, pubs, restaurant etc. All bedrooms are en-suite and it has an open space living area with a cosy fire-place! I would recommend it to everyone!
12 Jun 2012
"Real Irish Country luxury and hospitality"
Glenboy County Accomodation really does offer the best of all; privacy; total country relaxation, and the nearby town of Oldcastle (walking distance), all in a glorious converted barn that has great c… More
6 Jun 2012
"Great cottage - Disabled-friendly"
Rather than just echo the good reviews Glenboy has already received, all of which I agree with, I am writing this review from the perspective of someone who has a physical disability, so that those of… More
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review regarding access, it was a pleasure to host you. Glenboy routinely hosts wheelchair using and other mobility-impaired guests. A wee footnote on the wi-fi: we are glad to check any queries a guest has and so we call in on day 2 to see if there are any. Had wi-fi been mentioned, it would have taken less than a second to fix (the router ariel simply needed to be straightened up to be back to 3MB). Hope to see you at Glenboy again in the future, warm regards, Karen
11 May 2012
"Fantastic, lovely home from home"
Wonderfully welcoming and for the few days we stayed just perfect for flitting from local town to town. Very privately positioned with great views. the barn is spacious and very cosy with antiques a… More
1 Apr 2012
"Delightful Home in a Superior Location"
I booked Glenboy for my group of 4 because of the home's excellent location in relationship to the Loughcrew passage tombs (just 10 minutes from the house), along with related archaeological site… More
11 Aug 2011
""This place is cool," our teenagers said."
We selected Glenboy because we had a large family group and we needed four bedrooms. Having four bathrooms was a real bonus. The large kitchen-family room offered the opportunity for togetherness, bu… More
7 Feb 2011
"Stunning Converted Barn with a fantastic homely feel."
Co. Meath is described as Ireland's Heritage Capital - a rich and royal land, and we wanted to explore at least some of it on our short break, celebrating a major family birthday, 8 family member… More
23 Aug 2010
"Quickly became our Home away from Home"
Our first trip to Ireland quickly felt like home staying at Glenboy. Graciously greeted by cows from the neighboring farm upon arrival, Oldcastle was a cozy and quaint village to return to after a da… More
23 Aug 2010
"Outstanding accomdation. Very much worth the 5 Stars!!"
Fantastic accommodation. This made are stay in Ireland so lovely. After spending most days travelling in the car with a 12 month old and a 9 yea old following up family roots, coming home to the cotta… More
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