Decoy Country Cottages is a collection of 8 boutique holiday homes in Meath set in a landscaped courtyard in the heart of The Boyne Valley.
There are 8 cottages of varying sizes. The smallest – the romantic cottage, sleeps 2 whilst the largest cottage sleeps 8 and is perfect for larger families. They also have cottages that sleep 4,5,6 and 7 so there is something for everyone.
In addition to your beautiful and very well equipped cottages, they can also supply any baby equipment that you might need free of charge. This includes cots, high chairs, stair gates, baby bouncer chairs, sterilisers, monitors, blenders, changing mats, bed guards, baby baths and bath toys.
The enclosed and landscaped gardens make it a perfect place for families with children of all ages as there is plenty of space for the kids to let off steam playing football, jumping on the trampoline, playing in the treehouse in the woods or hanging out in the den and playground.
The Den is equipped with toys, books and games and a play station as well as an air hockey table and a pool table. There is also an outdoor play area and bbq overlooking the beautiful Meath countryside.
Children are free to pet the cats and dogs, feed the chickens and indeed collect the lovely free range eggs that they also put in our welcome baskets.
There is so much to keep the children happy that parents might even have time to read a book or go for a relaxing face or body treatment in one of their treatment rooms where the therapists will pamper you with Dermalogica products.
What to do Nearby:
Dalgan Park and Balrath Woods and The Hill of Tara are all 5 minutes by car from Decoy Country Cottages and offer free entertainment in the form of wide open spaces for walks and fresh air. In Balrath Wood there are several looped walks and also play equipment along the looped walks to keep the kids happy. The Hill of Tara is steeped in history and was once the seat of The High Kings of Tara. There is a fairy tree to find and wide open spaces for the kids to run freely or fly a kite. There is also an amazing coffee shop – Maguire’s – where everything is home made.
Dalian park is home to The Columban Father’s and they very kindly open their grounds to the public for walking. Further afield is Tayto Park www.Taytopark.ie – a themed park and zoo with plenty to keep kids and adults happy (10 minutes from the cottages). Rathbeggan Lakes – www.rathbegganlakes.com – family park around a fishing lake. Great for picnics and fun days out.
The Ramparts in Navan – a 6.2 km pathway between the River Boyne and the canal that link Navan and Drogheda. This section goes from Navan to Stackallen Bridge. Navan is 10 minutes from the cottages. Trim Castle – the largest Norman Castle in Ireland and dates back to the 12th Century. It was used in the filming of Braveheart and you can do guided tours
Newgrange passage tombs – 20 minutes from the cottages. These are a world heritage site and a must see during your stay. The National Aquatic Centre is just 20 minutes from the cottages and offers water slides and a wave machine. There is also a swimming pool in Navan that has a water slide too (Aura Leisure Centre).