Decoy Country Cottages

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 Tack Room has just one bedroom to suit a couple with a baby. The ground floor has a roomy, 24’ x 17’6” open plan layout with comfy sofa and armchairs, wood burner, satellite TV, a DVD/video player and stereo in the living area; a dining table for up to 4 people; and a country style kitchen with black granite worktops, double Belfast sink, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. On the first floor, the spacious bedroom measures 24’ x 17’ and has a super king size, pocket spring bed, solid oak furniture, a pair of armchairs and ensuite bathroom, with a Jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, heated towel rail, washbasin and WC. A separate WC is on the ground floor.

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Decoy Country Cottages

Decoy Country Cottages - The Tack Room (No 6)

  • €810.00 - €1642.00 per week
  • Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom

Decoy Country Cottages - The Coach House (No 5)

  • €923.00 - €2035.00 per week
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Decoy Country Cottages - The Hen House (No 7)

  • €901.00 - €1921.00 per week
  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Decoy Country Cottages - The Parlour (No 8)

  • €1088.00 - €2433.00 per week
  • Sleeps 5 in 2 Bedrooms

Decoy Country Cottages - The Loft (No 4)

  • €1204.00 - €2770.00 per week
  • Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms

Decoy Country Cottages - The Stables (No 1)

  • €1204.00 - €2770.00 per week
  • Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms

Decoy Country Cottages - The Forge (No 2)

  • €1296.00 - €2998.00 per week
  • Sleeps 7 in 3 Bedrooms

Decoy Country Cottages - The Barn (No 3)

  • €1460.00 - €3336.00 per week
  • Sleeps 8 in 4 Bedrooms
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The Owner / Manager

Paula Irwin

Member since Apr 2009
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Fast Facts

1 x superking bed

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 on site with a range of beauty tratments


Babysitting can be arranged.

Nursery Gear (additional)

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

Indoor Toys

General toys, books and U rated DVDs.

Games Room

The Den has a pool table, air hockey, board games and U rated DVDs.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

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

Outdoor Toys

Playground, trampoline, sand pit, buckets and spades and a play house.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The cottages are set in private gated grounds with a play area and plenty of green space.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is available.


Excellent golf courses within easy reach by car.

Gym Equipment

A small gym suite on site.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and highchairs can be provided.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Multifuel stove in the lounge.