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The Barn

Navan, County Meath (Ref. 1033595)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Decoy Country Cottages

Set amongst the rolling hills of Ireland's Ancient East in County Meath, within the borders of Lismullen, is this charming collection of eight cottages, clustered around a courtyard and offering wonderful holiday accommodation. Decoy County Cottages range from one to four bedroom properties, each with stylish and contemporary décor, whilst still offering a homely feel with classic touches like having multi-fuel stoves within the sitting room, perfect for warming up on a winter night. Relax with your loved ones amidst on the soft seating, with a TV to watch a favourite film on, or head into the spacious kitchen/diner to settle around the table for a board game. Each kitchen gleams with sleek units holding quality appliances making your self-catered stay a breeze, whip up some tasty dishes or pack picnics for a day outdoors, or simply rest at the breakfast bar with a refreshing drink in hand. This wonderful group benefits from a fantastic games room which will entertain for hours, shared between the properties it contains a pool table among other games, as well as a gym to get in some holiday workouts and stay on top of your routine, and for those who enjoy being pampered, book in at the on-site spa for a relaxing treatment. Children will adore the playground which is an excellent feature especially in summer, and you can watch on from the picnic area and soak in the rays. When you are in need of rest after all these busy activities, find respite in the bedrooms, with some benefiting from super-king-size beds, you can spread out under the covers and re-energise for the next day, with en-suite bathrooms adjoining most rooms, you only have to take a few steps out of bed before you can delight in a hot shower or a relaxing soak to start your day. Around a 20-minute drive will bring you to one of County Meath's attractions Brú na Bóinne, where Neolithic passage tombs are still there today, visit all three Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth, built some 5,000 years ago, and it is one of only three World Heritage Sites in Ireland. Over on the coast in Laytown, Europe's only approved beach racing takes place once a year since 1868, the Laytown Races, a lively event with a bustling atmosphere. Close to home is Slane Castle, set in a 1,500 acre estate in the Boyne Valley, with tours of the castle and the on-site distillery available. Decoy Country Cottages provide a place to bring together your loved ones in this beautiful and vast landscape, offering all you need for a wondrous self-catered stay in Ireland.

The property

Navan 7 miles.

A charming cottage with a homely feel, The Barn is a fantastic family abode from which to explore the many attractions that this area of Ireland has to offer.

Offering marvellous on-site facilities and an idyllic location, it makes a brilliant base for your holiday at any time of year.

Spend time together relaxing in the sitting room, with the multi-fuel stove providing an extra sense of comfort in the cooler months, with the stylish seating arrangement offering ample space for you all to spread to and unwind into your evening.

The kitchen/diner also makes a great spot to gather together, with a wooden table at its centre where you can all sit together to enjoy a delicious meal prepared in the amply-equipped kitchen area, this bright and airy room is sure to be the social hub of your holiday.

After a day of adventure, take comfort in one of the four well-presented bedrooms, with a twin room and a double sharing a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, and the same bedroom layout sharing a Jack-and-Jill shower room, this flexible sleeping arrangement is perfect for a variety of group needs.

When you’re not exploring the excitement of the local area, spend some time in the shared games room, offering hours of entertainment for all ages, or make the most of your time in the gym while the little ones delight at the play area outside.

The Barn provides a wonderful base for a family retreat to Ireland, in close reach of the action of Navan and beyond.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 1033587, 1033588, 1033589, 1033590, 1033591, 1033592 and 1033594, together sleeping 40 people.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x twin (zip/link, can be double upon request)
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Jack-and-Jill bathroom with bat, shower over, basin and WC
  • Jack-and-Jill shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Shared games room
  • Shared gym
  • Oil underfloor heating and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and initial supply of coal for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample parking in car park nearby
  • Shared use of the gardens with children's play area, BBQ and picnic area, the Den with games room and gym
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles, pub 2.1 miles

About the location


Drogheda 17.1 miles; Dublin 33 miles.

Navan is the county town of County Meath. County Meath is full of religious ruins and historic sites, and the Iron-Age monuments of the Hill of Tara. The Abbey of Kells and Trim Castle are also worth a visit, as is the Neolithic standing stones of Brú na Bóinne, with sightseeing tours available. Navan has much to offer including an array of shops, restaurants and coffee shops, such as a Costa. Dublin is also nearby, where a further range of amenities, and also home to the famous Guinness Factory and Temple Bar. Why not visit Drogheda, one of the oldest towns in Ireland which is only a short drive away and offers Georgian architecture - or for the more adventurous, try Funtasia Water park or a boat tour.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas