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Decoy Country Cottages
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We had a lovely two night stay in the Coach House in November with our 3 year old son. It was a great place to go for a family break - it is so safe and so secure, with so many great facilities for parents and children.

The accomodation is modern and very well presented with everything you need. The welcome basket of organic produce was brilliant.

We were even able to 'borrow' Milo the dog for a gorgeous Sunday morning walk.

The surrounding area is beautiful countryside, with lots of local points of interest. If you like a good pint of Guinness then you have to check out O'Connells pub in Skyrne - it is a true Irish pub experience!

Our only regret was that we didn't stay for long enough! We will definitely be back soon.
Naomi, Russell & Theo

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

My siblings, their spouses and I traveled around Ireland, mostly staying in separate rooms in B&Bs or small hotels but eventually landed at the Decoy and realized how well it worked for us to be in a townhouse setup. The units here are in a large converted stone barn with a landscaped courtyard. Each unit is named after the original purpose of the space: the stable, the tack room, etc. The units are very clean, modern and comfortable.

The Decoy Country Cottages were our base for several days and we wish we had stayed there a lot longer. It was convenient to historical sites, our ancestral villages, and Dublin. Our hosts were helpful and went above the call of duty to make our stay a success: picking up my niece from the bus while we were out touring, entertaining us when there was a mixup on our reservations.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Fantastic holiday! We spent almost 2 weeks Decoy Country Cottages and could not have wished for better accomodations. Easy access to so many heritage sites. Anyone wishing to see County Meath should stay at Decoy Country Cottages. Thanks so much Paula, what an amazing hostess. Hope we will be able to come back in the future!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Outstanding accommodations in a really nice location. Our house living room was facing the fields. Just near by was the Den, a nice relaxing area to play pool, a children playground and even a place to play iron balls (with a provided set!)
The rooms were massive and the bathroom very nice. Equipment is brand new and in excellent conditions. Free WIFI was good.
Only downside, the reception for phones is quite poor inside the houses and you have to get outside.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

We had a two night stay in Decoy recently and hired two of the cottages. The cottages were very clean and bright, equipped with everything you need. The beds were very comfortable. Paula the manager was very helpful and arranged transport for us. We lit the stove on our first night there and used the complimentary turf. It was very cosy. I would definitely stay here again. We had a little difficulty in finding the place as we put Garlow Cross in the Sat nav but didnt end up near the cottages.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We are just back from two nights in Ireland and had the pleasure of staying at the Decoy cottages. We were a group of 14 girls on a hen do and we stayed in the loft and the barn which were both lovely and really well equipped with the comfiest beds ever! We used the barn as a base and put both tables in one of the ample kitchens so we could all sit round one table. The outlook on to the courtyard was lovely and everything was very well kept.

Paula could not have been more helpful, she helped us organise outside caterers and even unpacked our Tesco delivery before we arrived! She also sorted out a bus for us to get back and forward from the airport, Dublin and the Zone where we went go karting.

This was an absolutely perfect base for us and thoroughly enjoyed by all - if you are considering it, definitely go!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We had a wonderful time at Decoy cottages, with 3 children ranging from 2 to 11 years and a dog. They all had a great time, the accommodation was excellent and very comfortable. It was safe for our children to play out as it is gated. They loved the den and games room and my daughter especially loved the play area in the wooded area. The owners were very welcoming to both us and our children.
The surrounding area is beautiful and plenty to see, we didnt get to see everything! Near to Dublin, the beach, Tara's Hill with an excellent cafe, Howth with its lovely harbour. We would love to go back again, thank you to Decoy Cottages.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Decoy Country Cottages

Address: Decoy House | Garlow Cross, Navan, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Meath > Navan
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Navan
Price Range: $101 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Decoy Country Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious self-catering accommodation in the heart of historic County Meath. A haven of peace away from the pressures of today's hectic lifestyle. Houses range from 1 - 4 bedrooms. Ideal location for families and groups. Beautiful courtyard gardens. All marble or solid oak floors. Underfloor heating throughout. Playground, BBQ area, Boules alley, private parking, all mod cons. Great range of golf courses nearby. Horse riding and fishing locally. Beauty treatments available. ... more   less 
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