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Carina Mount Charles

Member since: 2015
Call Manager
Speaks french, spanish, portuguese

A Stunning Natural Strawbale Eco Lodge Hideaway On the Slane Castle Estate

Bedrooms 6
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Slane holiday farmhouse

Property situated on a working farm in the heart of the Boyne Valley

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.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Carina Mount Charles (Property Manager)
Member since: 2015
Call Manager
Speaks french, spanish, portuguese

About Carina Mount Charles

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

Why Carina Mount Charles chose Ireland

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.



Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Dublin Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Boyle's of Slane
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Dublin Port
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Drogheda (Irish Rail)
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
M1 - Dublin to Belfast
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Conyngham Arms Hotel
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: necessary

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Slane

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 93 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , Shared bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure , Shared bathroom
  • 4 bedrooms have en suite facilities 2 bedrooms have shared bathroom facilities - Upper Barley & Boyne Meadow Additional WC / Shower facilities also available
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Lower Lime - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , King size bed may be presented as twin beds or king
    Upper Lime - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , King size bed may be presented as twin beds or king
    Old Town - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , King size bed may be presented as twin beds or king
    The Haggard - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , King size bed may be presented as twin beds or king
    Boyne Meadow - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Shared Bathroom
    Upper Barley - 1 extra lg. double bed , Shared bathroom
  • Lower Lime is a ground floor bedroom with wheelchair accessible bathroom Upper Barley & Boyne Meadow have shared bathroom shower facilities
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
The Lime House at Rock Farm Slane is an ecotourism and activity centre and organic farm on the Slane Castle estate stretching for 1.5km along the banks of the River Boyne. The long track to the farm takes in the views of Slane Village and the Hill of Slane beyond as you wind through fields of barley, agroforestry, cows, chickens and horses to the Limehouse Ecolodge beyond which has been built out of straw from the barley around us. The Farm Office has a small shop selling meat and eggs from the farm as well as a few local “goodies” from the Slane Food Circle and other great local producers including ice cream, cheese and local veg. From there you can stroll around to the Glamping situated in a woodland glade with spectacular views across the river valley to Slane Castle beyond.