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200 Year Old Riverside Gate Lodge

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Athboy, nr Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland - Quiet, Peaceful Location In A Rural Setting Beside A River

Our pretty riverside cottage is the Gate Lodge to a 1773 small Georgian house. It overlooks acres of garden and grounds where mature oak and beech are under-planted with thousands of early spring bulbs. The Lodge has its own private garden, a sunny terrace and a small stream. Birds, honeysuckle and roses abound. There are three pretty rooms carefully furnished with our guests comfort in mind. The Lodge is located in the heart of the Boyne Valley which is studded with the great archaeological sites of Newgrange, Tara and Loughcrew. Our guests also like to visit Kells for its High Cross and 9th century round tower. Dublin and the East coast seaside town of Skerries are very accessible and lovely riverside walks, excellent golf and equestrian sports are also close by.

Sinead Connelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Sinead Connelly

I've been renting our Gate Lodge for over ten years and have many regular visitors. My husband and I love to have guests at the Lodge - like having part time neighbours. Our collie Hero loves it also. I like to greet our guests myself and show them around and am nearly always at the end of the 'phone should guests need help or information.

Sinead Connelly purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Sinead Connelly chose Meath

This was our dream small Georgian house with a Gate Lodge, a river, a few acres to make a garden and lots of good fresh air.

The Meath countryside is unspoilt and bursting with history while access to Dublin is quick and easy.

What makes this cottage unique

Guests will find peace and quiet here. It's the ideal place to relax. A gorgeous private rose garden with a babbling brook for daytime, and books galore and an open fireplace for evenings. Extraordinary archaeological sites to visit in the area and the opportunity for golfing, fishing and equestrian sports are on our doorstep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the best house we have ever styed in (and we do try and search them out).

Angie and Nick, England

The fact that we have stayed in the Gate Lodge at least once and usually twice in each of the last nine years gives some indication of how wonderful we think it is.

Tricia and Alastair, N. Ireland

Without question the most relaxing, loveliest and best appointed place we stayed in during our long holiday in Ireland.

Andy and Sue, USA
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Meath, Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , En suite shower room with toilet and hand basin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Our cottage has one bedroom with a double bed, electric blanket and en-suite shower room. There is a desk with telephone, ample storage including a specially designed suitcase cupboard.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
Outside: The Lodge has its own private garden and various seating areas. A favourite with our guests is a seat that overlooks the parkland. The terrace has a table for late breakfasts and through Robert's Gate is a gorgeous rose garden with arbour. From the seat in this part of the garden beside the river you might just see a kingfisher or water vole. Roses and honeysuckle scent the air in summer. Utility Room: Our guests use the village laundry in the friendly village of Athboy. If drying or washing is needed urgently we are happy to oblige. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels are provided free of charge and replaced on request. Sheets are also provided free of charge and replaced on a weekly basis for long stay guests. We offer a cleaning service at €15 per visit, if required.


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200 Year Old Riverside Gate Lodge
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Alice in Ireland!

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This beautiful estate is beyond words. No matter what window u look out, it is a parkland wonder world. The cottage is fully ammenitied...down to the smallest detail...and the icing on the cake is Hero, a lively puppy that loves to play.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A warm Irish welcome awaits all who stay with us. We offer our guests the surprise of finding a really comfortable beautifully situated self-catering 'home' away from home. We are on hand to help should our guests need us, and are often quite sad when they leave.......
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Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bray's, Fordstown
Nearest Ferry
63 Kilometres
Dublin Port
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Headfort, Kells
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
39 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Dublin airport 56 km (35 miles) is our nearest airport. We highly recommend that our guests have a car while staying with us. Our nearest village is 5 km (3 miles), though we have a small shop, post office and pub 3km (2 miles) up the road.


Athboy 5 km (3 miles)

Kells 11 km (7 miles)

Mullingar 30 km (19 miles)

Dublin 63 km (39 miles)

Belfast 96 km (60 miles)

Further Details:

Our friendly village of Athboy has a couple of nice supermarkets and places to eat, an excellent butcher, banks and a bakery. Vegetables grown locally are also available.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Meath, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
All year
10 Nov 2017 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable booking deposit is required to hold a booking, the balance due 4 weeks before arrival. We do not have credit card facilities but accept cheques in Euro or British pounds. Guests can also pay using our IBAN electronic details, or for last minute bookings we accept payment on arrival.

Changeover Day:
We offer any day arrival and departure and are flexible about arrival and departure times. Early arrival is sometimes possible if requested.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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