Glenboy Country Accommodation

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Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 8
Per week €550
Type: Cottage
Description of the Oldcastle vacation cottage rental
Glenboy Country Accommodation provides self-catering in a lovingly restored stone barn within walking distance of Oldcastle, Co Meath, where counties Meath, Westmeath and Cavan meet. With views of the Loughcrew hills and megalithic cairns, the accommodation combines traditional Irish farmhouse style with the luxury for a holiday to remember.

The AA 5 star accommodation includes four en-suite double bedrooms (one bedroom-bathroom is wheelchair accessible). The living space opens from the fully-equipped kitchen to cosy fire-side seating and a bright south- facing sunroom. Patio doors lead to the private south-facing garden area with BBQ and secure parking. The wood-burning stove and underfloor heating with DVD and library collection also make Glenboy an ideal winter retreat.

Situated on the (R154) 90 minutes from Dublin, Glenboy is the perfect base to explore amenities nearby - fishing, walking, cycling, golfing, horse-riding or exploring the wealth of local historic sites.

Guests receive an information pack with suggested activities and itineraries and advance bookings of local amenities can be arranged. Available for week-long or weekend packages.

Patrick Twomey

Area Info
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, gym, taxis and bus service. A range of music can be found in the pubs at weekends. With it’s the weekly market in the Masonic hall, gaelic football at the weekend and annual events such as the Le Cheile Arts and Music Festival and Agricultural Show, Oldcastle has all the features of a typical rural Irish town where real people work and live.


Within five minutes drive of the accommodation you can choose from the Loughcrew megalithic cairns, on the highest point in Meath, woodland walks (ranging from 1 to 13 miles) in the 365 hectares of Beech plantation at Mullaghmeen forest or renowned fishing/boating lakes such as Lough Sheelin.
Glenboy is located adjacent to the lakeland districts of Meath, Westmeath and Cavan. Hundreds of lakes in beautiful rural surroundings are home to trout, bream, roach, rudd, hybrids, pike, tench, carp and perch. Oldcastle is ringed by 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 archeological and historical sites. In the Boyne Valley are Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth with their Neolithic tombs and monuments. The Hill of Tara was a centre of pagan workship from 2100 BC and seat of the High Kings of Ireland until the 11th Century. The 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 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 Book that bears its name now on display in Trinity College Dublin.
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Jan 01 2013 Dec 31 2014 - - €550 - 6 nights
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