Luxury Rural Self-Catering in Restored Barn (Aa 5star Rating Sleeps8)

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

AA 5 Star rating & Irish Tourist Board Approved. Spacious restored stone barn, walking distance of the village of Oldcastle, on the Cavan-Meath border. Views of Loughcrew megalithic cairns, Glenboy offers traditional Irish farmhouse style with the luxury for a holiday to remember. South-facing sunroom, patio/BBQ, 4 en-suite bedrooms (1 wheelchair accessible bedroom/bathroom), underfloor heating & wood stove, WiFi, secure parking & enclosed garden
10 min walk to Oldcastle village with pubs, restaurants, shops etc.
An hour to Dublin & 2 hours to Belfast/Donegal, Glenboy is the perfect base for fishing, walking, cycling, golfing, horse-riding & exploring historic sites in the area or sampling traditional music & arts. Advance bookings of amenities can be arranged, a number of facilitie offer discounts to Glenboy guests. Level 3 ranking in ITB Accessibility Scheme (wheelchair ramp, downstairs wheelchair accessible bedroom/bathroom). Airport pick-up, organic food/catering by arrangement

An hour's drive from Dublin on the M3, Glenboy Country Accommodation is 10 minutes walk from the village of Oldcastle. Oldcastle has a range of shops, banks, churches, Post Office, laundry, restaurants, cafes, pubs & nightclub, library, gym, taxis & bus service to Dublin & neighbouring towns. A range of music can be found in the pubs at weekends. With its weekly market, sports (pitch & putt, soccer,Gaelic football) & annual events like Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival, Oldcastle Agricultural Show, Oldcastle has all the features of a typical rural Irish town where real people work & live.

Within 5 minutes drive of Glenboy are the Loughcrew megalithic cairns, on the highest point in Meath, woodland walks (ranging from 1 to 13 miles) in the 365 hectares of Mullaghmeen forest or renowned fishing/boating lakes such as Lough Sheelin. Glenboy is located adjacent to the lakeland districts of Meath, Westmeath & Cavan & provides a perfect base for day trips to Dublin, Donegal & Northern Irela

Glenboy is ideally situated for exploring heritage & nature landmarks on the Meath Heritage Trail, Boyne Valley Drive etc & the Tain Trail. The trail is a 365 mile drive/cycling route along the route of the epic tale, the Tain Bó Cuailgne (Cattle Raid of Cooley) by armies of the legendary Queen Maeve.

County Meath is a treasure trove of archaeologica l & historical sites, including Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth & the Hill of Tara, seat of the High Kings of Ireland. The Norman castle at Trim constructed in 1172, visited by King John in 1610 and 400 years later by Mel Gibson to film 'Braveheart'. A short drive takes you sites such as Fore Abbey with its 'seven wonders' or Kells (famed for St. Columba's 6th monastery & the Book that bears its name now on display in Trinity College Dublin). From Glenboy day trip options range from Dublin or Belfast to the rural delights of Donegal or the Cooley peninsula on the East Coast & the seafood delights of Carlingford.

Golf courses nearby include (Headfort, Virginia, Ballinlough Castle, Delvin Castle & Kileen Castle venue for the 2011 Solheim Cup. Ireland's unique domestic sports organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association are a feature of every village. Leisure centre/swimming pools, include Navan, Kells, Cavan. Massage, reika & aromatherapy is offered by a range of practitioners in the area & the Farnham Health Spa in Cavan features an indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy infinity pool, thermal suite.

Theatre & arts includes the Navan Solstice Centre, Ramor Theatre Virginia. Heritage & historical information at Kells Heritage Centre & Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff, while the area offers a range of historic gardens (Loughcrew Gardens, Tullynally Castle & Belvedere House) with events during the year. A range of venues offer horse-riding lessons & racing, including Fairyhouse Grand National festival, Navan. laytown strand races. Other activities include ballooning, aqua-sports, paintballing..


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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 220 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    selection of toys, books games and dvds as well as recommendations in local area specifically for children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets but there is a local kennel 5 minutes away....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    entrance, ramp, wheelchair accessible shower-room Irish - Tourist Board VAS Grade 3 see Youtube video for more ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    Zip&Lock beds can be arranges as doubles or singles...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 double, 2 twin/ single


  • All beds are 'zip and lock' Super King Size (can be arranged as 1 double or as 2 singles) to sleep 4 couples or 8 singles etc. Mattresses are top of range KingKoil pocket-sprung and bed linen is brushed Egyptian cotton. Bedroom 1 downstairs is wheelchair accessible. (Irish Tourist Board VAS 3 Approval) All bedrooms have blackout curtains, desks, reading lamps. Cot, baby chair, toys and other needs of little ones catered for....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    disabled access wheelchair accessible shower ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • Downstairs wheelchair accessible bathroom has open shower area for wheelchair users and bath - walk in shower areas in 3 upstairs en suite bathrooms. All bathrooms equipped with with power showers.bath robes supplied...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Meals, cleaning service, babysitting, bikes, child seats etc by arrangement. downstairs, hard wood & slate floor tiles, bedrooms are carpeted. Extensive living space (55m sq) makes Glenboy ideal for large group gatherings. Baby/Toddler facilities include socket guards, door/stops, stair-gate, stroller, highchair. .... yes and toys! Glenboy Guests are offered reduced price admission to a range of attractions & activities in the area (including golf, hot-air ballooning, water-sports, children activities etc). If you have any special needs or would like help planning your holiday please do not hesitate to ask. See Glenboy Country Accommodation on Youtube...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    & DVD collection...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Saoview channels ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    see video for ideal for 52 square metre living/dining room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil fired underfloor central heating & solid fuel for wood stove included in rental price...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    bed linen, towels, bathrobes included in rental price...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    private drive and parking area...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Hi speed broadband...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bike hire nearby in Virginia ...moreless

  • Boat:

    boat hire can be arranged on several local lakes...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several award winning 9 and 18 hole coures 10-15 minutes drive (Killeen Castle, Headfort Kells etc)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Guided Kayak yours nearby in cavan...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Property Descriptor

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Write a review 4.8
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season (up to 8 people)
Sep 1 - Dec 22, 2015
2 night min stay
Low Season (up to 8 People)
Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
High Season (up to 8 people)
May 1 - Aug 31, 2016
7 night min stay

Low Season (up to 8 People)
Sep 1 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $264.86
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • VAT Tax Rate 9%


Low Season (Jan-Apr&Sept-Dec) Weekly Rates €650 for 1 to 4 People or €750 for 5 to 8 People

1 extra infant or child under 5 can be included free of charge

High Season (May-Aug) weekly rate for up to 8 people €975 (in exceptional cases high season shorter lets (minimum 3+ days) may be possible in high season

Please contact us for Easter, Christmas, New Year, bank holidays & weekends (including activity w/ends)

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Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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75 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
selection of Bars in Oldcastle
90 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Headfort Kells, Virginia, Killeen Castle & others
22 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
M3 (to Dublin)
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
selection of restaurants in Oldcastle & wider area
100 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Balbriggan, Malahide, Bettystown, Laytown

Car: Necessary

Glenboy is 1km from Oldcastle village (off the the M3). Oldcastle is located on the border of Meath & Cavan, 1 hours drive from Dublin on the M3 (towards Cavan). From Dublin take the M50 Junction 6 exit and follow the M3 signs. After Kells at the Drumbarragh Roundabout follow signs for Oldcastle.

From Belfast follow the M1 south to the N52. In Kells take the Oldcastle road. Oldcastle has a range of shops, banks, churches, Post Office, restaurants, cafes & pubs, library, gym, taxis/bus service. A range of music in the pubs at weekends. With gaelic football at the weekend & annual events such as Le Cheile Arts & Music Festival & Agricultural Show, Oldcastle is a typical rural town where real people work & live. From Glethe you can visit the Loughcrew megalithic cairns, archaeological & historical sites of the Boyne Valley, woodland walks in Mullaghmeen or renowned fishing/boating lakes Lough Sheelin & Ramor with boat hire fishing lessons available or swimming at the nearby Blue Flag Lough Lene. Contact us for advice on activities & amenities

Golf: A selection of 9 and 18 hole golf courses can be found within 15 minutes drive from Glenboy including Crover & Park House Virginia and one of Ireland's top 10 ranked courses at Headfort, Kells offers spectacular parkland championship course designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr. Meath has some 17 course in total including, Royal tara, Navan Golf course with its excellent sand based greens for winter golf & a traditional links course Laytown and Bettystown Golf Club. Courses in nearby In Westmeath include Ballinlough Castle opened designed by Druid's Glen designer Pat Ruddy on the grounds of a castle dating from the early 1600s. Glenboy is also a short drive to Killeen castle host of the 2011 Solheim Cup on a course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

Pitch & Putt is available in Oldcastle and Collinstown.

Glenboy guests benefit from discounted green fees with a number of golf courses in the vicinity.

An hour from Dublin this area where counties Meath/Westmeath and Cavan offer some of Ireland's key heritage and historical attractions -

Walk the walls of Trim Castle in the footsteps of those who lived here 1000 years ago or see the neolithic art of 5000 years pas inside Loughcrew Megalitic Cairns. Check out the various on-line sources including the tourism offices of the three counties Meath Cavan and Westmeath as well as

So if you wish to read under tree, picnic by a lake and watch the clouds go by, stay up late at a pub music session or brave the zip Wire at Tayto park or go Caving at the Cavan Burren park... the choice is yours!

But Glenboy also offers an opportunity to explore countryside and villages untouched by the heavy footfall of mass tourism.


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Oldcastle:
Before being rebuilt and restored to its current state in 2005 the building was a farm barn home of Martin Corrigan prized Clydesdale horses In the 19th and early 20th century it was also location for 'American wakes' where family and neighbours gathered together for farewell parties to mark the departure of loved ones emigrating (often to the US and often not expected to return hence the expression 'American Wake').

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Glenboy combines rural character (exposed stone walls, antique furniture) with modern comforts (WiFi, underfloor heating, top-of-the-range pocket-sprung beds etc). It is designed to be a perfect base to explore the area but also a place for family and friends to gather and relax. Glenboy offers get away from it all privacy, views across fields to Loughcrew hills and their 5;000 year old megalithic cairns with the convenience of being walking distance from a village that retains the true character of Irish rural living and an hours drive to Dublin. Our most cherished accolade is that a growing number of guests return to stay with us year after year.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Bedroom Glenboy

    Bedroom Glenboy

  • View from Loughcrew 5000year old megalithic cairns

    View from Loughcrew 5000year old megalithic cairns

  • Lough Bann by Steve Neale

    Lough Bann by Steve Neale

  • Bedroom (SuperKing-PocketSprung-Egyptian cotton)

    Bedroom (SuperKing-PocketSprung-Egyptian cotton)

  • Mullaghmeen Forest (miles of walks 10 minutes away

    Mullaghmeen Forest (miles of walks 10 minutes away

  • Fore Abbey

    Fore Abbey

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