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A Wonderful Peaceful Safe Location with History & Heritage on Dublin's Doorstep.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Dating from circa 1720 the accomodation orignally housed the Butler.

The accommodation is part of Smithstown House and is a warm welcoming space with self catering accommodation for up to 6 guests.

Ideal for families or just friends looking for a holiday away from the chaos of life.

Our Unique Selling Points are the wide open spacious private grounds, mature broadleaved trees and rolling lawns looking over the lush green fields of Royal County Meath and yet only a short drive to lots of activities in the area or a quick spin takes you to Dublin city centre.

Safety with perfect peace in which to enjoy your break away from the hustle and bustle of today's world.

The Old Walled Garden which is accessed literally by stepping out of your back door from the kitchen was in its hay day a working garden supplying the house with organic fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Now it is a wonderfully secluded area in which the children can run free while the adults chill out over a glass of vino while the BBQ grills away in the corner.

Here you play rounders, tag rugby, soccer, hit a few balls over the tennis net or practise your chipping and pitching in perfect seclusion.

The accommodation has a bright sunny living room with TV, games, books and magazines and a selection box of children's toys

The large kitchen is completely fitted out with requirements for 6/8 guests to dine. 4 bedrooms which include 1 King sized bed, a Twin bedroom and 2 further Single bedrooms.

The 2 bathrooms both have baths and showers.

We have lots of off street free parking and if you need to park a horse box, speed boat or even yacht we have the space.

So if and when you can prise yourself away from this tranquil setting there are numerous castles, heritage sites, theme parks, and sporting venues right on your doorstep and we have lots of information at hand to help you choose the best places to dine, tour, and see in all that Royal Meath and the Boyne Valley has to offer to its visitors,

Our local village is Dunshaughlin with a broad range of shops to choose from and is only a short 7 minute drive.

Killeen Castle Golf course backs onto Smithstown House farm if you fancy playing a top quality golf course.

The historic Hill of Tara is a 10 minute drive.

Its hard to believe that Smithstown House is only a short 30 minute drive to the vibrant capital that is Dublin City.

Smithstown House and its environs truly is a magical setting from which you will go home feeling fresh and relaxed having shaken off all the stresses of the "outside" world.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About James

I am continuing on the 60 year farming tradition of my family. I have lived at Smithstown House all my life.

In the past Smithstown was a hive of activity with thoroughbred race horses, brood mares, foals, along with cattle, sheep, hayfields and cereals.

James purchased this chateau / country house in 1955

Why James chose Smithstown

Smithstown House, guest accommodation and farm have been owned by my family since 1953

My 3 siblings and I had wonderful freedom roaming the fields and generally getting up to as much mischief as possible. Most of our days were spent either on our ponies, climbing trees, fishing in our local little stream at the bottom of the farm, jumping on the haycocks in the summer or playing hide and seek in the surrounding woodland.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Unique benefits of this haven of tranquillity include peace, a very safe environment, wide open spaces to run free, with birdsong being the only sound you will hear and yet we are only a short distance from all the excitement you may require or for a wonderful relaxing holiday, the choice is yours


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Smithstown, Ireland

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1st Bathroom is on the ground floor. 2nd Bathroom is on the 1st floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
  • Double Bedroom with King bed, storage, side tables and lamps. Twin Room with 2 single beds. Storage, side table and lamp 2 Single Rooms with single bed in each. Storage, bedside lockers and lamps.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • Groups
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Amazing tranquil setting with quietness and still only a few miles from all the action you require.


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A Wonderful Peaceful Safe Location with History & Heritage on Dublin's Doorstep.
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Smithstown House Drumree

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely family get together at Smithstown House. The owner James was friendly and helpful. The house was very spacious and clean. The kitchen was very well equipped for our use. This is the first self-catering rental property that provided us with all the household basics like washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, kitchen paper towels, garbage bags, laundry detergent and extra toilet rolls, etc etc which we really appreciate. We believe Smithstown House would be very suitable for families with young children with its safe walled garden to play in.

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John. Thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Smithstown. All the best for now. James
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Lovely Setting

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Smithtown Cottage. Cows and sheep surround the property and we had a family photo shoot. The cottage was roomy and worked out well for our family. Lovely and peacefull.

  • Review Submitted: 26/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kinds words on Smithstown House Dunshaughlin. Smithstown House offers guests a total escape from the outside world with its peaceful, safe, and tranquil setting while only a 10 minute drive to all your other holiday requirements and tourist activities.
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This was a very charming house to stay in and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

There were 6 of us in the house and we all loved it! James was helpful with the local area. We did tours every day so we did not hang at the house during the day, but at night it was very peaceful and relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

The house was just the right size for our big family.

  • Review Submitted: 21/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Smithstown House. Many thanks for your kind words. James
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Stay at Smithstown House

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Smithstown House. Was very spacious, comfortable and quiet and the boys loved the big field to play football on! Was a perfect location for us to visit our family and view the sights. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 20/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family had great fun staying at Smithstown House. James
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Very unique property

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this very unique property. Secluded and blissfully quiet, but only ten minutes to the town of Dunshaughlin to shop for all our needs. Just a side note here ; the Supervalue Store is one of the best supermarkets I've ever shopped in! The house is large, very warm and with plenty of hot water for our family of six. The children had an absolute ball charging around the enormous walled garden. Very handy to Tayto Park ( a great day out) which was our prime reason for visiting this part of Ireland. We also visited Dublin and Malahide. Many thanks to James for his precise driving directions and his warm welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Hazel for your very nice comments on your stay at. Smithstown House. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday here with us.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Mrs Os in Skryne
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Killeen Castle
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Killeen Castle
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

Smithstown House dates back to the early 1700s and is the birth place of Sir William Johnson who is immortalised in a biography called 'White Savage' written by Fintan O'Sullivan which details the the life of this great man. In the spring of 1737 Sir William Johnson departed from Smithstown to join his uncle in upstate New York and the Mohawk valley in the USA taking with him 30 local people from the surrounding area of Dunshaughlin, Drumree and Warrenstown. He was named 'White Savage' by the Indian tribes in the area due to his fair and just dealings with them and at a later stage he married a woman from the local Indian tribe.

Historical sights abound in the Smithstown area and the following are all within a 5 to 30 minute drive. Included in the the Boyne valley are the Hill of Tara, Kells, Oldcastle., Loughcrew Megalithic Site. Newgrange World Heritage site. Trim Castle where 'Braveheart' was filmed ,Killeen Castle the Solheim Cup Golf venue , Dunsany Castle still occupied by its original owners and Slane Castle ancestral home of Lord Henry Mountcharles which is open to the public and is a great international concert venue.

Quiet country walks and cycling are on your doorstep too.

Children will enjoy the theme park Tayto Park at Curragha. or the beautiful grounds and exotic animals of Dublin Zoo at the Phoenix Park.

Local shops in Dunshaughlin are small and inviting while if you fancy for big shopping why not try Blanchardstown a short 15 minute drive or venture in Dublin city centre.

The 109 Bus which is a 10/15 minute walk at the bottom of the road runs regularly to Dublin and Navan.

Smithstown house until very recently was a hub of horse breeding and racing with many local racecourses on its doorstep which include regular Steeplechasing at Fairyhouse, Navan, & Bellewstown.

Bellewstown has a real 'olden days' feeling to it due to its wonderful summer race meetings in both July & August annually. Racing also takes place at Punchestown & Naas which are slightly further afield, but still a quick drive away.

Most of all, Smithstown House offer its guests, peace, tranquillity and safety with the only sound to be heard is the birdsong.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Smithstown, Ireland

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$235.12

Unless paying by On line payments booking which is directly through Homeaway I require a deposit of 1/3 of the total holiday cost which secures the booking with the remaining balance due 10 weeks before holiday commences.
Payment is accepted by Bank Transfer. Guest is liable for all Banking fees.
Upon receiving a booking confirmation the guest will be sent a copy of our Terms & Conditions which contains all the relevant information needed when booking directly with the home owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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