My partner and I wanted a short weekend break to relax, however we also wanted to take our dog with us (a Newfoundland). After finding out about the decoy cottages my partner booked the Tack room for the weekend of May 10th.
After an uneventful trip down from Belfast - we found the cottages without issue and settled into our lovely spacious room with no problems.
Over the course of the weekend we took advantage of the facilities in the Den (Pool table/Air hockey table & DVD's). We also took some nearby walks with our dog.
Some of the walks we took:
Balrath woods (local woods, close to cottages, walk was reasonably sheltered amongst the trees),
Hill of Tara: Amazing views from this historically significant site. Very windy and exposed, essentially a grassy hill rather than a walking path, it offered a great panoramic view of Meath and is well worth a trip.
Navan/Slane footpath/Ramparts: Nice walk alongside the Boyne/old canal - we walked some of this, starting in Navan. A nice walk, we didn't walk the whole route as we didn't want our dog to disturb some of the very nearby cattle.
Trim Castle: Amazing castle with a nice walk alongside the river, variety of ruins and sites to walk around, a nice walk.
Battle of the Boyne site: Impressive location, mixture of footpath/road/grass for the walks, so not suitable for all weathers, but the center itself was impressive, well kept and a decent sized picnic area that we availed of.
We also visited the nearby Bellinter House Hotel for Saturday dinner, the hotel is in a lovely location nearby the cottages, with a long, impressive drive.
Overall we had a very good weekend at the cottages, would recommend it and will be considering returning in the future.
- 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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