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The Forge

Southern Ireland, Ireland

Per week

from 845.00 to 1590.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Paula Irwin

Member since Apr 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:12 days 8 hours

BFB's Overview

Sweep through the big black electric gates of Decoy House and into the stables courtyard to find this smart collection of 8 holiday cottages, in the Meath Boyne Valley, just 30 minutes from Dublin.

Stable doors provide a clue to their former life but otherwise the conversion into cottages has been a complete transformation to create the most gleaming, purpose built properties that families could wish for. With 1 to 4 bedrooms, a games den, gym and TV lounge, Decoy Cottages have also been designed to be the perfect solution for extended families and friends, providing just the right balance of being able to get together without being in each other’s pockets.

All eight Decoy Cottages have been styled and furnished to top notch standards of contemporary sophistication, including light oak flooring, warm colour schemes, sleek kitchens with black granite worktops and custom made, pocket sprung beds to sink into sleep. Living rooms have wood burning stoves to snuggle into comfy sofas by a real fire and geothermal under-floor heating keeps the cottages nice and toasty for little toes.

The den is where families can come together for some R&R, comprising a play room for little ones with a giant chalk board and toys; a games room with a pool table and air hockey; a well equipped gym for grown-ups; and a relaxing lounge with sofas and a wood burner, satellite TV, DVD player, films for all ages, games and books. Double doors from the den lead to the thoughtfully landscaped and enclosed garden, featuring a gravel barbecue area and a playground with a giant swing, balance beams, swing bars, sand pit, puzzle board, giant Jenga and boules alley. The garden overlooks rolling fields and the owners’ friendly dogs, Milo and Gypsie are always ready for walkies with anyone who’s willing!

Accommodation overview

Decoy Cottages is made up of 1x1-bedroom cottage, 3x2-bedroom cottages, 3x3-bedroom cottages and 1x4-bedroom cottage. The cottages can be booked individually or exclusively for up to 40 people plus babies. Baby and toddler equipment provided includes 3 travel cots, 5 high chairs, 2 sterilisers, 2 baby monitors, 3 stairgates, a baby bath, baby bouncer, plastic crockery and cutlery. Guests have shared use of the enclosed garden, barbecue area and play area, as well as the Den’s playroom, lounge, gym and games room.

The Forge has three bedrooms, including one on the ground floor, and sleeps up to 7 people, plus babies. The ground floor has a light and spacious 17’6” x 12’ living room with comfy sofa and armchairs, wood burner, satellite TV, DVD/video player and stereo. The big 16’ x 14’4” country style kitchen/dining room has a table seating 6, black granite worktops, double Belfast sink, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The ground floor bedroom, measuring 14’ x 13’4”, has twin single pocket spring beds that zip link into a super king-size bed. A bathroom is also on the ground floor, with a wet room shower, washbasin and WC. On the first floor, one bedroom, measuring 18’ x 17’6”, has twin beds than zip link into a double bed and the third bedroom, measuring 17’6” x 13’6” has one king size and one single pocket spring bed, Both share an ensuite with a bath, overhead shower, washbasin and WC.


Location Information

Decoy Cottages have a best of both world’s location, just 30 minutes from Ireland’s famously hip and happening capital city of Dublin yet in the countryside of the Meath Boyne Valley which is steeped in the country’s enthralling history and heritage. The nearest shop is 3 miles from Decoy Cottages and all the amenities families need are in the town of Navan, 5 miles away. There are parks and an indoor play centre in Navan, as well as a swimming pool and a cinema.
Hundreds of years ago the Hill of Tara (5 minutes) was the seat of the ancient Kings of Ireland and the whole countryside is strewn with castles, monuments and mystical sites. The world heritage site of Newgrange (15 minutes) has spectacular megalithic tombs that are 500 years older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids, whilst Trim Castle (20 minutes) featured in the filming of Braveheart.
The historical stuff is all very well but children will possibly be more excited by Tayto Park (10 minutes), which is a theme park based around Ireland’s Tayto crisps! Besides the loveable Mr Tayto Character, attractions include the Pow Wow adventure playground and Spudhara play area for under 5’s; wild animals and a petting corner; plus a steam train, roller coaster and a 5D cinema among new highlights for 2015. There’s also a funky tour of the crisp factory which has a psychedelic vortex tunnel!

Rathbeggan Lakes (5 miles) makes another great day out for families, with bouncy castles, mini Land Rovers, playground, art barn, fairy garden, swan boats, water zorbing and more plus stocked fishing lakes for fly fishermen. Miles of sandy beaches are half and hour away at Laytown and Bettystown, and golfers have championship courses galore within easy reach including the Royal Tara.
Ireland is world famous for the craic of its lively pubs as well as creamy pints of the ‘black stuff’ and families staying at Decoy are spoilt for choice for great pub food too. The nearest, with good carvery lunches, is the Tara Na Ri at Garlow Cross (1.5 miles) and O’Briens at Johnstown (3 miles) prides itself on its award-winning food, with fish as a speciality. Mrs O's Pub has a big reputation and featured in a Guinness Christmas advert and Eden 2 at the Bellinter House Hotel is sister to the fun and quirky original Eden in Dublin’s Temple Bar.

Nearest medical services: Navan, 5 miles.
Getting there: Dublin airport is 30 minutes from Decoy Cottages and the ferry port in Dublin is 50 minutes.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Multiple Weeks Discount

10% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Rates

1 Sep - 28 Sep 2019 : €1045 /week29 Sep - 25 Oct 2019 : €845 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2019 : €945 /week2 Nov - 20 Dec 2019 : €845 /week21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : €1295 /week4 Jan - 3 Apr 2020 : €930 /week4 Apr - 19 Apr 2020 : €1095 /week20 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 : €930 /week1 May - 26 Jun 2020 : €1150 /week27 Jun - 17 Jul 2020 : €1450 /week18 Jul - 21 Aug 2020 : €1590 /week22 Aug - 28 Aug 2020 : €1450 /week29 Aug - 2 Oct 2020 : €1150 /week3 Oct - 23 Oct 2020 : €930 /week24 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : €1045 /week1 Nov - 21 Dec 2020 : €930 /week22 Dec - 30 Dec 2020 : €1450 /week31 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 : €1450 /week1 Sep - 28 Sep 2019 : £1045 /week29 Sep - 25 Oct 2019 : £845 /week26 Oct - 1 Nov 2019 : £945 /week2 Nov - 20 Dec 2019 : £845 /week21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 : £1295 /week4 Jan - 3 Apr 2020 : £930 /week4 Apr - 19 Apr 2020 : £1095 /week20 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 : £930 /week1 May - 26 Jun 2020 : £1150 /week27 Jun - 17 Jul 2020 : £1450 /week18 Jul - 21 Aug 2020 : £1590 /week22 Aug - 28 Aug 2020 : £1450 /week29 Aug - 2 Oct 2020 : £1150 /week3 Oct - 23 Oct 2020 : £930 /week24 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 : £1045 /week1 Nov - 21 Dec 2020 : £930 /week22 Dec - 30 Dec 2020 : £1450 /week31 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 : £1450 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 20%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Late Availability Discount

Bookings made within 7 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Multiple Weeks Discount

10% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Bedroom 1 - Kingsize bedroom, Bedroom 2 - Triple bedroom with Superking/Twin and a single bed, bedroom 3 - Twin bedroom

Airport under 2 hours drive

Dublin airport is 30 minutes drive and Dublin ferry port is 50 minutes drive.

Airport under 3 hours drive

Dublin airport is 30 minutes drive and Dublin ferry port is 50 minutes drive.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

The beaches at Laytown and Bettystown are about 30 mins drive away to the East and provide miles of sandy beaches.

Spa Onsite

Spa treatment room onsite offering a range of beauty treatments.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Cots, highchairs, baby monitor, baby bath, potty, bouncer, stairgates, plastic cutlery and sippy cups.

Indoor Toys

Books, general toys and U rated DVDs can all be found in the den.

Games Room

Den with pool table, air hockey, books, DVDs and board games.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Meal delivery, pre arrival shopping and catering services can be pre arranged.

Outdoor Toys

Buckets, spades, playground, trampoline, and sand pit.

Stairgates / no stairs

Starigates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Plenty of green space, to run around, the cottages are in gated grounds.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is available.

Friendly Animals

Resident chickens can be found on site and little ones can take part in the morning egg collection rounds.

Golf

Excellent golf courses can be found within easy reach by car.

Gym Equipment

There is a small gym suite on site.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and highchairs can be provided.


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