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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Enfield, County Meath

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shejo09
Derbyshire
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Could not have picked a better place to stay”
Reviewed May 13, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We were visiting relations in Co. Meath and we were all very impressed with Iona. Our party consisted of 6 adults (3 couples) and at no time did it feel we were under each others feet. Three double bedrooms and three bathrooms were a bonus on this trip for us. The house is very spacious, clean and has everything you require for a holiday away from home. The property and its surroundings are idyllic. We were blessed with really good weather and sitting outside listening to all the wildlife in the area with very little traffic noise around was so relaxing. The communication with Trudy was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for her. We all, would not hesitate to recommend this place and will not look anywhere else on our next visit to the emerald isle. Thank you very much for everything.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 16, 2017
Well thank you very much for your positive observations of "Iona". So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. Hoping to see you again at some stage in the future. Best regards, Trudy and Paddy.
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patty3320...
County Cork, Ireland
1 review
“Welcoming, Warm and Cosy”
Reviewed February 27, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The house was a lot bigger than expected, it was really clean, warm and had everything we needed, the bedrooms were big and the play room was a big hit. It was in a lovely rural quiet area. We lit the stove and relaxed. We felt like we didn't have to leave the house as it was so cosy. The owner was very obliging and welcoming and made us feel really at home. I will definitely stay here again.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 1, 2017
Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us last week. It was a pleasure to have you and am very pleased you found the house warm and cosy in these cold winter days. Looking forward to meeting you again in the future. Best regards Trudy
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sammw123
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in excellent location”
Reviewed September 11, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Lovely 4 bedroom bungalow, 3 doubles and 1 single. Communication from owner Trudy was excellent and very helpful. House was well catered for with everything you would need. A great advantage was that electric and heating was included which is very rare these days in Ireland. We also found that the inclusion of toiletries was really helpful. Very peaceful surroundings and yet not far from local amenities such as shops, pubs etc. Can also recommend scanlons pub in kinnegad which served great meals.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 18, 2016
Delighted you enjoyed your stay at "Iona". Thank you for your kind remarks and observations. We hope to see you again at some stage in the future. Kind regards Trudy and Paddy McGuinness
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Tammy D
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic all round”
Reviewed August 30, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had an amazing week here. Perfect location for travelling around and it son was so clean and spacious it was amazing.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 18, 2016
Thank you very much for reviewing "Iona" and your positive views on your vacation, much appreciated.. We look forward to meeting you again in the future. Thanks again. Kind regards, Trudy and Paddy McGuinness
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Ursula W
1 review
“Loved it”
Reviewed May 30, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

There were 4 women, and we had loads of room, each had their own bedroom Beautiful spot in the country lots of outdoor space. Loved it, loved it. Thanks so much Trudy!!!

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 31, 2016
Thank you Ursula for your kind remarks regarding your stay at Iona. It was a pleasure having you and the others to stay. We hope we may see you again at some stage in the future. Best regards, Trudy and Paddy
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rosden201...
Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
“Perfect for our requirements, clean and peaceful.”
Reviewed May 14, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Although a little more rural than we thought, the peace and tranquitlity was just perfect for a relaxing stay. The house more than met our requirements, and was lovely and clean and warm. Would definitely stay there again should we require a holiday home in Ireland again.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: A little more rural than we thought
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 27, 2016
Thank you for your favourable review of Iona,. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and certainly would love to see you again at some stage in the future. Best regards Trudy and Paddy
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Rachel B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Genuinely a home from home”
Reviewed November 17, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

I stayed at Iona with my two young children (3yrs and 1yr), my mother and my sister with her son (3yrs). It was a perfect set up for us, with all the space we needed. We were mainly in Ireland to spend time with my grandfather who lives just outside Dublin, and we were truly sorry we weren't able to spend more time enjoying this house and location (despite having a wonderful time with him!). We arrived in the dark so although we knew we were in a very rural location we were unprepared for the beautiful sight when we opened our curtains onto the view to the rear of the property in the morning. With the morning sun coming up through the trees and the mist in the fields it was really magical. And the only sound the birds and the sheep occasionally baa-ing!
We were very grateful for the supplies which Trudy had left for us and she went out of her way to make us feel welcome. We didn't get much opportunity to use the kitchen but it seemed far better equipped than many cottages I have stayed in. The two three-year-olds thought this place was amazing and wanted to play hide and seek all the time. I now really want to come back here for a family holiday and bring my husband too!

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 20, 2015
Thank you Rachel for such a lovely review of "Iona". Thank you for taking the time and energy to go into such detail, much appreciated. Delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you back to stay again. Kind regards, Trudy and Paddy McGuinness
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