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Decoy Country Cottages
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Lovely relaxing hol, fab place to stay”
Reviewed December 30, 2010

We took this holiday as time to chill out & was brilliant for doing so. Lovely walks, even in the cold winter weather. Decoy couldn't have been more helpful and accomodating.

We will definately be booking again in Jan!

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Reviewed December 4, 2010

My partner and I searched for ages for somewhere not too far away from home that we could bring our 3 dogs to and have places nearby to walk, eat nice food and drink nice wine and also experience a bit of culture and see some historic sites. Decoy Cottages was definately the right place, Paula and Connor were extremely welcoming and there was a lovely welcome basket waiting for us when we got there. When we arrived it was snowing heavily and it didn't stop for our whole 3 day trip. The roads in the area were quite bad with snow and all the touristy sites seemed to be closed so we spent most of our time in the cottages. The dogs had a lovely secure courtyard to run about in and there was a lovely big field opposite the cottages entrance for them to run in - due to the snow the road had no traffic. The cottage was warm, relaxing, had plenty of books and DVDs and had a gym on site so it was a fantastic place to just shut out the rest of the world!!!! The snow was the heaviest the day we were due to leave and Paula and Connor went out of their way to assure us we could stay longer and even offered to feed us if we ran out of supplies. We decided to try the trip to Belfast but unfortunately our car got stuck in the snow at the cottage, Paula immediately phoned for someone with a Jeep to tow us out and they arrived within 5 mins and got us on the road - that was definately going the extra mile for your guests!!!!
As we weren't able to do any of the historical sites and walks in the many forests I think we'll definatgely consider another visit.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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PaulaIrwin, Manager at Decoy Country Cottages, responded to this review, December 6, 2010
Hi Ruth

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much - unfortunately we could not sort the weather out!!

Regards

Paula Irwin
Manager
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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

A four night short break in the Tack Room - all too short to really appreciate this outstanding accommodation. Very high quality with some great features. Some interesting places to visit nearby and less than an hour from Dublin. We were off the ferry and in the cottage within the hour. Delighted to be met by the fire already lit which is a mark of the quality of service and attention to detail shown by our hosts. Overall a real gem of a find.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

My boyfriend and I came to the Decoy Country Cottages from the US. We had no idea what to expect. What a fantastic place! We stayed in the Hen House. Beds were very comfortable. We had more than enough room for the two of us. We decided that if we ever go back to Ireland that we wouldn't even look for another place to stay. You can take a bus to Dublin and be there within an hour. If I could give this place a 10 I would. P.S. If you stay here I would recommend taking a trip down to the Tara Na Ri pub just down the road. Great experience! Fantastic people!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Clane, Ireland
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Reviewed September 25, 2010

we had a fantastic time staying in decoy GOOD SHOPS IN NAVAN COTTAGE WAS VERY CLEAN THE DEN IS SUCH A GREAT IDEA WE BROUGHT OUR LITTLE GIRL DOWN FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS SHE LOVED it the animals,, the playground wasnt much but its more that would get most places,we cant wait to go back a+++++

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

What can we say. Stayed here in The Palour for a week and WOW. Certainly worthy of a comment. My first ever review on Trip Advisor and certainly worthy of it. This place is amazing. They have thought of everything and it is such a lovely place to chill out, relax and recharge. Does what it says on the packet. Everything is thought of and the standard is top class. From the linen to the amenities every thing is thought of. Special mention of the owner Paula who is wonderful. Tap her for places to go and things to do. She is amazing. Great location to explore County Mead which has alot to offer. Being only 1 hour from Dublin Airport and really easy to find this is a perfect getaway. Try the treaments which are great (allbeit slightly expensive) you won't be disappointed. We shall definately be back

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Douglas, Isle of Man
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

We had a wonderful stay at Decoy - it was quiet and relaxing with all the facilities that we needed. The playground came in very useful for our two young daughters and also collecting eggs from the chickens became a highlight.
The accommodation was excellent and we all had great nights sleep!
We would all recommend Decoy and we definitely hope to be back next year.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: 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 2 Specialty Lodging in Navan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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