|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Bedrooms - The Lime House boasts six large bedrooms and can sleep up to twenty two. Four rooms are en-suite and two have a shared bathroom (perfect as a family room).
The large spacious living and dining area offers multipurpose space suitable for a range of activities and meetings. The house offers a real homely feel with a delightful Waterford Stanley woodburning stove perfect for those chilly winter evenings on the farm.
Open Plan dining area - The long tables and benches in the dining area give a relaxed atmosphere and are great for sharing a pizza from the outdoor clay pizza oven.
Carina and Alex Mount Charles founded Rock Farm Slane (home of the Lime House) in 2010 when they took on Dean’s Farm or The Rock, as it was known as locally from Alex’s father Lord Henry Mount Charles. The farm had been in pasture and barley for many years and had not been inhabited in recent memory. Carina and Alex were keen to convert the farm to organic standards and move up there as soon as possible. They had enjoyed walking on The Rock for years before that and thought that part of The Slopes would make a great spot for outdoor based events. It wasn’t until their friend Charles Preston from LPM Bohemia suggested that they looking at yurts as an option for accommodation, that they began their first foray into ecotourism and glamping.
Carina Mount Charles - Having completed the John Seymour School of Self-Sufficiency course with Will Sutherland in the Summer of 2008, Carina converted her cottage garden in the village of Slane into a 2 acre small holding with raised beds for vegetables, an orchard and rare breed chickens and Tamworth pigs.After 3 years of trial and error and a good few organic farming courses, including Patrick Whitefield’s Permaculture Design Course, Carina is now transferring her knowledge as small holders to the Rock Farm and have entered into the Organic Farming scheme to rear animals and grow horticultural products.
Carina has worked with troops of Wwoofers (World Wide Organic Volunteers) from all over the world since 2008 and has learnt what independent travellers and eco-tourists need and what’s on offer on the Slane Castle estate and around to make for an excellent holiday in County Meath.Carina is also a qualified Energy Manager and has a Masters of Science in Environmental Technologies from Imperial College London. Carina is also responsible for the eco-building project at the Rock Farm.
Alex is the eldest son of Henry, 8th Marquess Conyngham who heads up the Conyngham family that have owned the Slane Castle Estate since 1703
Carina Mount Charles purchased this farmhouse in 2014
The scenic views from the covered outdoor decking area of the beautiful rolling green fields and the village nestled in the valley is the perfect way to while away the evening after a dip in outdoor wood burning hot tub. The Lime House has been very popular with all a broad range of groups who can enjoy the luxury of a newly built house while still having the farm experience.
We have already hosted birthday celebrations, after wedding parties, corporate hires and yoga retreats.
The Lime House is the farm's 2 storey 6 bedroom eco guesthouse, built out of straw and clad with clay plaster and paint on the inside and lime on the outside to provide healthy, environmentally-sound eco-tourism accommodation in the Boyne Valley. This guesthouse has been designed to the highest environmental construction standards, and in sympathy with the woodland, organic farmland and architecturally-protected parkland surrounding the development.
The Boyne Valley is a magical part of Ireland steeped in history and folklore. Older than the Pyramids and Stonehenge, the area is covered with megalithic tombs and passage graves such as Newgrange, Dowth, Knowth and Loughcrew which you visit on any of our electric bike tours, the Royal site at the Hill of Tara, Tailteann, the site of the Great Aonach which continued tri-annually for over 3,000 years, monastic houses at Trim and Bective, 16th and 17th Century great houses, are all vivid reminders of a glorious past.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$569|
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.