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Thatcher's Rest Cottage

Thatcher's Rest Cottage

Thatcher's Rest Cottage living room

Thatcher's Rest Cottage living room

Rose Cottage en suite master bedroom

Rose Cottage en suite master bedroom

Honeymoon Cottage bedroom

Honeymoon Cottage bedroom

Rose Cottage kitchen with sea view

Rose Cottage kitchen with sea view

Honeymoon Cottage dining room.

Honeymoon Cottage dining room.

Thatcher's Rest Cottage master

Thatcher's Rest Cottage master

Luxury individually designed

Luxury individually designed

Wonderful gardens to visit

Wonderful gardens to visit

Superb beach side location.

Superb beach side location.

The Apple Loft Cottage

The Apple Loft Cottage

The Apple Loft Cottage living room

The Apple Loft Cottage living room

Little Orchard Cottage dining room

Little Orchard Cottage dining room

Little Orchard Cottage kitchen

Little Orchard Cottage kitchen

Garden Cottage downstairs en suite

Garden Cottage downstairs en suite

Garden Cottage

Garden Cottage

Warm home-made welcome

Warm home-made welcome

Excellent coastal and hill walking.

Excellent coastal and hill walking.

Special couples rates

Special couples rates

Laytown Races from the cottages

Laytown Races from the cottages

Thatcher's Rest Cottage

Thatcher's Rest Cottage

Thatcher's Rest Cottage living room

Thatcher's Rest Cottage living room

Rose Cottage en suite master bedroom

Rose Cottage en suite master bedroom

Honeymoon Cottage bedroom

Honeymoon Cottage bedroom

Rose Cottage kitchen with sea view

Rose Cottage kitchen with sea view

Honeymoon Cottage dining room.

Honeymoon Cottage dining room.

Thatcher's Rest Cottage master

Thatcher's Rest Cottage master

Luxury individually designed

Luxury individually designed

Wonderful gardens to visit

Wonderful gardens to visit

Superb beach side location.

Superb beach side location.

The Apple Loft Cottage

The Apple Loft Cottage

The Apple Loft Cottage living room

The Apple Loft Cottage living room

Little Orchard Cottage dining room

Little Orchard Cottage dining room

Little Orchard Cottage kitchen

Little Orchard Cottage kitchen

Garden Cottage downstairs en suite

Garden Cottage downstairs en suite

Garden Cottage

Garden Cottage

Warm home-made welcome

Warm home-made welcome

Excellent coastal and hill walking.

Excellent coastal and hill walking.

Special couples rates

Special couples rates

Laytown Races from the cottages

Laytown Races from the cottages

The Cottages

Ireland, A92 TXE9

Come and explore the mysterious and ancient beauty of the Boyne Valley

  • Superb gated, private, beach side location
  • Family friendly
  • Flexible arrival & departure dates /3 night min
  • Heritage, golf, gardens, fishing & family fun
  • Special low occupancy 2 and 4 person rates
  • Easy access Dublin City excellent public transport

Awards

Failte Ireland 4 Star
Failte Ireland 5 Star
Best Holiday Home in Europe Award 2016

Cottages

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From €420
  • Little Orchard Cottage sea views.
  • Little Orchard Cottage living room.
  • Little Orchard Cottage dining room.
  • Little Orchard main bedroom
  • Little Orchard twin bedroom.
  • Little Orchard Cottage single room.
  • Little Orchard Cottage bathrooms.
  • Wonderful gardens to visit.
  • Private garden nooks
  • The cottage gardens
  • Stunning 6 mile beach location.
  • Private gated beach access
  • Excellent choice of Racing venues
  • 40 + Links and Parkland courses.
  • Choice of Fishing on River Boyne.
  • Coastal, hill and river walks.
  • Hawk walking and Falconry
  • Food Festivals and Farmer's Markets
  • Welcomed with homemade tea & scones
  • Open all year round.

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 5Sleeps 5
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 12Dines 12
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Outdoor play equipmentOutdoor play equipment
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Babysitting by arrangementBabysitting by arrangement
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Catering availableCatering available
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Spa treatments availableSpa treatments available
    • Activity breaks availableActivity breaks available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Coal/Log Effect FireCoal/Log Effect Fire
    • Hypoallergenic bedding optionHypoallergenic bedding option
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within walking distanceBeach within walking distance
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
    • National Trail within 10 milesNational Trail within 10 miles
From €420
  • Rose Cottage -  sea views
  • Rose Cottage with sea views
  • Rose Cottage kitchen with sea view
  • Rose Cottage main bedroom
  • Rose Cottage en suite twin bedroom
  • Rose Cottage bathroom
  • Stunning 6 mile beach location
  • Lots of family activities around
  • Special rates for couples
  • Private gated beach access
  • The cottage gardens
  • Beautiful organic flower garden
  • 40 + links and parkland courses
  • Food Festivals and Farmer's Markets
  • Excellent choice of Racing venues
  • Choice of Fishing on River Boyne.
  • Hawk walking and Falconry.
  • Superb coastal and hill walking
  • Welcomed with homemade tea & scones
  • Open all year round.

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 4Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2Bedrooms 2
    • Dines 6Dines 6
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Outdoor play equipmentOutdoor play equipment
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Babysitting by arrangementBabysitting by arrangement
    • All EnsuiteAll Ensuite
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Catering availableCatering available
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Spa treatments availableSpa treatments available
    • Activity breaks availableActivity breaks available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Coal/Log Effect FireCoal/Log Effect Fire
    • Hypoallergenic bedding optionHypoallergenic bedding option
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within walking distanceBeach within walking distance
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
From €420
  • Honeymoon Cottage
  • Open plan living room and kitchen.
  • Honeymoon Cottage dining room.
  • Honeymoon Cottage garden room
  • Honeymoon Cottage bedroom.
  • Honeymoon Cottage luxury bathroom.
  • The Cottages picturesque gardens.
  • Bettystown Beach
  • Romantic setting.
  • Photographers heaven
  • Excellent coastal and hill walking.
  • Food Festivals and Farmer's Markets
  • Excellent choice of Racing venues
  • 40 + Links and Parkland Courses.
  • Choice of Fishing on River Boyne.
  • Hawk walking and Falconry.
  • Stunning Spring Break location.
  • Welcomed with homemade tea & scones
  • Discover Ireland's Ancient East
  • Open all year round.

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 2Dines 2
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Outdoor play equipmentOutdoor play equipment
    • All EnsuiteAll Ensuite
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Catering availableCatering available
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Spa treatments availableSpa treatments available
    • Activity breaks availableActivity breaks available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Coal/Log Effect FireCoal/Log Effect Fire
    • Hypoallergenic bedding optionHypoallergenic bedding option
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within walking distanceBeach within walking distance
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
From €420
  • Thatcher's Rest Cottage
  • Thatcher's Rest Cottage living room
  • Kitchen with sea views
  • Thatcher's Rest Cottage super king
  • Double bedroom
  • Individually designed bathroom
  • Stunning 6 mile beach location.
  • Beautiful organic cottage gardens
  • The cottage gardens
  • Thatcher's Rest Cottage Bluebells
  • Superb beach side location.
  • Private gated beach access.
  • Excellent choice of Racing venues
  • 40 + Links & Parkland courses.
  • Choice of Fishing on River Boyne.
  • Superb walking and hiking
  • Hawk walking and Falconry.
  • Food Festivals and Farmer's Markets
  • Welcomed with homemade tea & scones
  • Open all year round.

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 8Dines 8
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Outdoor play equipmentOutdoor play equipment
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Babysitting by arrangementBabysitting by arrangement
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Catering availableCatering available
    • Spa treatments availableSpa treatments available
    • Activity breaks availableActivity breaks available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Coal/Log Effect FireCoal/Log Effect Fire
    • Hypoallergenic bedding optionHypoallergenic bedding option
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within walking distanceBeach within walking distance
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
From €420
  • Apple Loft Cottage - sea views.
  • The Apple Loft Cottage living room.
  • Apple Loft farmhouse style kitchen.
  • Apple Loft Cottage bedroom.
  • Apple Loft twin bedroom.
  • Apple Loft Cottage sunken bath.
  • Wonderful gardens to visit
  • The cottage gardens
  • Private gated beach access
  • Stunning 6 mile beach location.
  • Choice of lots of Family Fun.
  • Wide choice of Racing venues.
  • 40 + Links and Parkland courses.
  • Fishing on River Boyne.
  • Excellent coastal and hill walking.
  • Hawk walking and Falconry.
  • Food Festivals and Farmer's Markets
  • Special couples rates
  • Welcomed with homemade tea & scones
  • Open all year round.

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 4Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2Bedrooms 2
    • Dines 6Dines 6
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Extra baby kitExtra baby kit
    • Outdoor play equipmentOutdoor play equipment
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Babysitting by arrangementBabysitting by arrangement
    • All EnsuiteAll Ensuite
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Catering availableCatering available
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Coal/Log Effect FireCoal/Log Effect Fire
    • Hypoallergenic bedding optionHypoallergenic bedding option
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within walking distanceBeach within walking distance
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
From €420
  • Garden Cottage - Garden views.
  • Garden Cottage dining
  • Garden Cottage kitchen.
  • Super king-size double
  • Garden Cottage downstairs bedroom.
  • Garden Cottage downstairs bathroom.
  • Superb organic flower gardens.
  • The cottage gardens
  • Stunning 6 mile beach location.
  • Special rates for couples.
  • Excellent choice of Racing venues.
  • 40 + Links and Parkland Golf Clubs.
  • Choice of Fishing on River Boyne.
  • Inviting coastal and hill walking.
  • UNESCO Bru na Boinne
  • Hawk walking and Falconry.
  • Food Festivals and Farmer's Markets
  • Welcomed with homemade tea & scones
  • Garden Cottage sitting room
  • Open all year round.

There are 6 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 4Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2Bedrooms 2
    • Dines 4Dines 4
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Outdoor play equipmentOutdoor play equipment
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Babysitting by arrangementBabysitting by arrangement
    • All EnsuiteAll Ensuite
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Enclosed GardenEnclosed Garden
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dog Free SiteDog Free Site
    • Catering availableCatering available
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • Coal/Log Effect FireCoal/Log Effect Fire
    • Hypoallergenic bedding optionHypoallergenic bedding option
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Beach within walking distanceBeach within walking distance
    • Walkable Fine DiningWalkable Fine Dining

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Ground floor facilities

Ground floor facilities

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Extra baby kit

Extra baby kit

Outdoor play equipment

Outdoor play equipment

Space to play

Space to play

All Ensuite

All Ensuite

Babysitting by arrangement

Babysitting by arrangement

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Enclosed Garden

Enclosed Garden

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Site

Dog Free Site

Catering available

Catering available

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Spa treatments available

Spa treatments available

Activity breaks available

Activity breaks available

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

WiFi

WiFi

Dedicated Parking

Dedicated Parking

Coal/Log Effect Fire

Coal/Log Effect Fire

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Hypoallergenic bedding option

Barbecue

Barbecue

Bike storage

Bike storage

Walkable pub

Walkable pub

Beach within walking distance

Beach within walking distance

Walkable Fine Dining

Walkable Fine Dining

Fine dining within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

National Trail within 10 miles

National Trail within 10 miles

About & Contact

Member since 2003

Come and explore the mysterious and ancient beauty of the Boyne Valley


Luxurious 300 year old thatched cottages superbly situated in private, gated, organic flower gardens in a hamlet like setting on 6 miles of sandy beach. Discover the hidden treasures of Ireland's Ancient East from this perfect location.

Featured by the Sunday Times Travel Magazine as the 'The Coolest Cottages in Britain and Ireland'.

These unique 5 star whitewashed seaside cottages are situated on the famous 6 mile sandy beach between the villages of Bettystown and Laytown, just 25 minutes from Dublin Airport. The perfect base from which to explore the East Coast of Ireland.

Come and explore the mysterious and ancient beauty of the Boyne Valley or the vibrant beat of Dublin’s Heart, discover the many and varied attractions in the area, including the world heritage site of Newgrange which predates the pyramids, over 40 golf courses, an abundance of castle and gardens, a wide choice of children's attractions including Dublin Zoo, Water World and Tayto Park or just stretch your limbs and ease your mind on miles of sandy beach and then retire to your own dream cottage.

The Cottages are that wonderous thing 'an undiscovered treasure'' somewhere once experienced, never to be forgotten. With uninterrupted sea or garden views, feature fireplaces, well stocked bookshelves, free WiFi and satellite TV, organic flower gardens, play areas and barbecues. Take time to exhale in this oasis of calm and beauty, above all Relax, Revive, Recharge. You will not be disappointed!

Personal service and a family tradition dating back to 1908 has provided us with a wealth of experience in making your holiday a special one to remember. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail.

Traditional Irish pubs, restaurants, shops, supermarkets and services all just a short walk by beach or road.

To quote a travel writer who visited in the recent past..."In a completely selfish moment... I thought 'don't write about this one... keep it as a secret hideaway' ... but a place so beautiful is meant to be shared and enjoyed..."

The Cottages provide all year-round comfort and space. Take time out in 2017 to relax and enjoy some down time in and extra special place!

Meet the owner

Liz or Roger Pickett

Roger and I took two years out to renovate and update The Cottages to the high standard that we wanted for our Guests, our criteria was to create a cottage experience where we ourselves would love to holiday. Each year we continue to upgrade both the cottages and the gardens to provide that extra special environment for all who stay. Roger as an Engineer is totally at home with all the upgrades and I am ever happy in the gardens, which I am delighted to say are a constant source of pleasure for all to enjoy. Together with our long established Team we are here to Welcome you and ensure that your holiday is one where cherished memories are made. We live here at The Cottages ourselves so it's very much a labour of love. We look forward to meeting you! As they say in Ireland "A stranger is a friend you've yet to meet".

Location & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Castle
  • Gardens
  • Golf
  • Heritage
  • Leisure Parks
  • Museums
  • Pub/Restaurant
  • Town
  • Visitors Attraction
  • Walks
  • Wildlife

The Cottages

Seabank
Coast Road
Bettystown
Ireland
A92 TXE9

Newgrange Farm

Newgrange Farm is a genuine family owned and run working farm where children can try the experience of holding, petting and even bottle feeding the farm animals.

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Boyne Valley Drive

9,000 Years of history in one valley. Wander through time and discover Ireland's rich heritage...birthplace of Ireland's Ancient East.

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Clogherhead Cliff Walk

A lovely coastal walk, perfectly coupled with a stop into the Fisherman's Catch, a fish shop selling catch fresh off the owners boat. Enjoy a chowder to go.

Millmount Museum & Tower

Drogheda's most significant heritage site. Situated on a great mound, visible from all the town, the museum housed within a large fort that played a crucial part in Drogheda's history.

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Old Mellifont Abbey

The first Cistercian monastery in Ireland founded in 1142 by St Malachy of Armagh, its most unusual feature is the octagonal Lavabo c. 1200.

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UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange

Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.), making it older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth Neolithic tombs. ...

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June Blake's Gardens

The very best gardens intrigue and restore us, and so it is with June Blake's garden which is a rare fusion of inspired design and painterly planting.

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Powerscourt Estate, House & Gardens

Powerscourt House and Gardens is an 18th century historical estate in Wicklow, and one of the most well-known and popular in Ireland. See Ireland's highest waterfall!

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Avoca Handweavers & Foodhall

Avoca Store, Cafe & Mill Tour at The Avoca Village a most famous tourist destination. The oldest surviving working mill in Ireland alongside fabulous food, crafts and clothes.

Glendalough

Known as 'the valley of the two lakes‘ for its spectacular scenery, history, archaeology & abundant wildlife. A remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart & fill your soul.

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Newgrange Falconry

A family run falconry school, offering a stimulating, unique and memorable experience by a very experienced team in this most noble and ancient art of falconry.

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Howth

A bustling village that offers visitors a myriad of attractions – look out for Lambay Island, Howth Castle, The National Transport Museum and more. Famed for gorgeous walks & seriously good food.

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Skerries Sea Tours

Skerries Sea Tours runs two passenger trips daily; to Lambay Island & Rockabill Lighthouse (2 Hour & 30 mins) and Lambay Island Walking Tour (4 Hours & 30 mins).

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National Botanical Gardens

The National Botanic Gardens are an oasis of calm & beauty. Located just three kilometres from Dublin City Centre and famous for their exquisitely restored historic glasshouses. Entry is Free

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Epic ~ The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an immersive, interactive museum located in Dublin's Docklands telling the history of the Irish diaspora and emigration to other countries. Trace your Irish roots!

Skerries

Skerries is beautiful little fishing village in north county Dublin offering a host of great cafes, restaurants and shops. No visit is complete without a treat from Storm in a Teacup!

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Dublin Zoo

A must see experience and the perfect day out for families, friends, couples and those visiting Dublin. In Winter season make sure to check out their Wild Lights experience too!

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Trim Castle

Trim Castle is the largest Norman castle in Ireland and is famed for being featured in the epic Braveheart movie starring Mel Gibson.

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Skerries Mills

Skerries Mills is a unique collection of two windmills and a watermill with mill pond, mill races and wetlands. The Mill complex also houses the Watermill Café & Craft Shop.

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Laytown & Bettystown Beach

Six miles of sandy beach, this famous strand is home to Laytown Races run annually under Jockey Club Rules and to the National Sand Castle and Sand Sculpture Competition.

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Slane Castle & Whiskey Distillery

Set in a 1,500 acre estate in the heart of the Boyne Valley Slane Castle is famous for hosting concerts & now boasts a brand-new visitor centre & world class working whiskey distillery!

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Carlingford Lough

Carlingford is a beautiful coastal town known for its fantastic walks, oyster farms, medieval buildings and outdoor activities. It has a host of wonderful cafes and shops too.

The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre

The Battle of the Boyne (1690) Oldbridge House with visitor Centre, audio visual show, original and replica 17th Century weaponry displays, tea pavillion, gift shop and beautiful walled gardens.

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Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle, Gardens, Avoca Craft Emporium, Restaurant and the Village of Malahide provide a day out which suits all the family all year round! We Love It!!!!

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County Louth Golf Club 'Baltray'

How to decide which one to tell you about? With over 40 courses both Links and Parkland within an hour's drive of The Cottages Golfers are spoilt for choice!

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Guinness Storehouse

What an experience for everyone, the Guinness website says it all ... from Pouring the Perfect Pint to the Connoisseur Experience ... finishing up in the Gravity Bar, spectacular City views!

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Tayto Park

Ireland’s only Theme Park offer's a huge variety of things to see, do and experience! For all ages, from thrill-seekers to animal lovers.

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The Boyne Valley Garden Trail

A host of wonderful gardens to visit through out the area. The Boyne Valley Garden Trail offers gardening enthusiasts great days out from castles to cottages from coastal to country.

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