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Spacious Authentic Thatched Cottage 30 minutes from Dublin

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2500 sq ft thatched cottage, 30 mins to Dublin, 2 bedrooms, dog friendly

Set in the glorious countryside of County Meath this authentic and spacious thatched cottage ticks all the boxes for enjoying and exploring the best of Ireland. The single storey cottage spans 2500 sq ft and offers a conservatory, kitchen, dining room, lounge, two large bedrooms, two bathrooms, and ample outdoor space. Care and attention has been given to the cottage and it is filled with Irish collectibles, books, furniture, and lots of history. The cottages sits on a quiet road and has a private driveway with electric gates for privacy. An abundance of pretty flowers and trees surround the outside of the home and open green fields at the back of the property still seclusion.

Inside there is a mix of beautiful stone and wood floors throughout, complimented with ornate wooden doors and stone walls. A traditional style flows through the cottage with guilded mirrors, artwork, a stained glass window, and a cast iron spiral staircase sets the atmosphere in the lounge. There is a separate kitchen, dining room with snug, lounge, and conservatory. The kitchen provides an electric aga style range, an oversized fridge with freeze, coffee marker, Belfast sink, and ample cabinets. From the kitchen you can choose to relax in the conservatory and read or chat about your adventures of the day. In the snug there is a wood stove burner set in a gorgeous stone fireplace with comfy chairs and a flat screen TV, and there is also a full dining table and chairs. Following through to the lounge you will find another wood stove burner, sofa, and lots of interesting pieces of antiques, collectibles, and books... a delightful place to cosy up to the fire and relax after dinner. If you prefer to sit outside there is access to the sun deck, garden and courtyard.

There are two large bedrooms each with an en suite. Here you can experience the beautiful finishes to the walls and peaked ceilings. The master bedroom has a superking size bed, oversized wardrobes, small flat screen TV and a view of the garden. The bathroom has a walk in shower, free standing bath tub, ornate sink, and storage. The second bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe, with bathroom offering a walk in shower and sink.

There is so much to see inside this gorgeous cottage and it is ideally located to Newgrange, Dublin, and Slane Castle. This is a home that you will not want to miss!

** Please note that the cottage is not suitable for children and infants.**

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

Why The Owner chose Ashbourne

This is a true thatched Irish cottage. The front of the cottage is original which was built back in the 1800s and has been preserved and restored. In the early 2000s an extension was added to enhance and increase the space. Inside there are many Irish collectables that add to its history. The high pointed ceilings, stone floors and walls, traditional fireplaces are just a few highlights... there are too many to mention! Located on a peaceful country lane surrounded by fields, a country garden and patio, and only 30 minutes to Dublin makes the cottage a perfect setting for guests travelling around in Ireland.

What makes this cottage unique

Conservatory, fireplaces, architecture, history, location, pet (dog) friendly.


Ashbourne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Central oil heating is provided for you and is set to a timer and comfort temperature. Please do not adjust the setting.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 Ensuite - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • skiing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Spacious Authentic Thatched Cottage 30 minutes from Dublin
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Thatched Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved it, so full of treasures and lovely grounds. The location was great, the only problem was the lack of lighting especially in the dinning room. Very quiet, cozy and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary. We are so glad you enjoyed our cottage.
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Lovely cottage. Very authentic. Remove but quiet .

  • 4 of 5

A lot of spiderwebs! What would be handy is direction how to get there since there are no street names. Car navigation does not find "thatched cottage". An information booklet would be nice like how the oven works, where do you find cutlery (in the dining table! ) and where do you leave the Keys when leaving. Als o that you need to switch on the boiler yourself to get hot water. And there are no curtains in the bedroom so it's waking up early! In short; some more information, als about the historische of the cottage it's elf would be nice . But the house itself and the location are great!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed the cottage and communicated the fact throughout your stay. Cobwebs are a little troublesome when there is a thatched roof. You can sweep them away and then a short time later they are back. We will look again at the Google Map link that is sent to our guests as it has always worked in the past. Sorry about that. Thanks again for the feedback and being great guests. We hope we can welcome you again soon!
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Liebevoll gepflegtes Ferienhaus

  • 4 of 5

sehr liebevoll geführtes Haus, großzügig, gute Betten, viel geameltes, Zusammengetrragenes (manchmal zuviel)

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Dun Laoghaire
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $57.2
Pet Fee $28.6
Refundable Damage Deposit $171.59

This property is not suitable for children under 12 years. A maximum of 1 dog is allowed

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.