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200 Year Old Marianne Cottage at Johnsfort House.

Entire cottage
hosted by Richard And Bairbre
  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
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We are looking forward to welcoming you to Marianne Cottage at Johnsfort House. This recently renovated stone cottage is cosy and inviting especially with the sun shining on the patio or the stove lit inside. The exposed stone walls, limestone hearth and deep blue painted walls are just some of the features of this beautiful cottage. Across the courtyard is Bartholomew's Loft (go to Airbnb Bartholomewsloft), an upside down space, another fabulous place to stay in the heart of The Boyne Valley.

The space
We have excellent WiFi in the cottage with download speeds of 50Mbps and upload speeds of 17 Mbps, an ideal base for joining up holidaying and working from home.

We have recently renovated Bartholomew's Loft just across the courtyard from Marianne Cottage. This two bedroom upside down space has to be seen. It is truly gorgeous with its floor to ceiling window and filling the space with light. We often have guests from the same family or group of friends renting both the loft and the cottage so they can have time away together with lots of space. Please look it up on Airbnb 200 year old Bartholomew's Loft at Johnsfort.

More than 200 years old, Marianne cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage newly renovated with lots of modern luxury while retaining its old cottage feel and pre-existing limestone walls and cut stone arch. It has 1 double bedroom, en suite and 1 twin/double depending on what you want. There is a large open plan, fully equipped kitchen living dining area.

The cottage forms part of an old farmyard with an abundance of old stone buildings. Our country cottage is a very spacious 80m sq with many interesting unique features. The main room boasts a huge stove with as much firewood provided as you wish. It is perfect for those cold winter nights and cool summer evenings. It has a cathedral ceiling giving it a nice airy feel and architectural features such as the original exposed stone arch and steel beams and sliding doors giving it some industrial charm.

The main bathroom features a bath and power shower. Perfect for the muscles after a days walking, cycling or fishing. Both bedrooms are the same size. The main one being ensuite with a wetroom.

The cottage has an oil boiler which means its always warm and lots and lots of hot water from our well. We have our own spring well so the water is perfect for drinking and tastes lovely. There are modern comforts in the cottage with vintage character throughout, every room revealing some distinctive features.

Clonmellon is very centrally located and an ideal base for exploring the Boyne Valley, the Ancient East and the Hidden Heartlands. It is a lovely, rural village. It is situated between Kells and Delvin on the N52. It is a big, wide street with a market square off it. There is a farmer's market held in this square every second Sunday. St. John's Church is close by here and it lovely to walk down the avenue and around the garden during the day. There are two shops for all your basic groceries. It is only a ten minute drive to Kells where will you will find a SuperValu and Aldi supermarkets, Post Office, Petrol station, Laundrette, Butchers etc.

The central location of Johnsfort means you don't have long distances to see the beauty of the country:

MUST SEE: Lough Crew Cairns: 15 mins
Lough Crew Gardens: 15 mins
Killua Castle and Gardens: 5 mins
Fore Abbey and Nancy to Nellie Loop Walk: 20 mins
Mullaghmeen Woods: 25 mins - largest beechwood plantation in Europe with smooth paths for cycling and walking and for pushing a buggy. The kids will love it!
Lough Lene for swimming and fishing: 15 mins
Ballinlough Castle "Body and Soul" festival: 5 mins
Clonabreany House and wedding venue: 10 mins
Kells Heritage Town: 10 mins
Newgrange: 40 mins
Hill of Tara: 25 mins
Trim Castle: 25 mins
Brú na Boinne: 40 mins
Slane Castle Restaurant and Whiskey Distillery: 40 mins
Tayto Park: 40 mins
Dublin Zoo: 50 mins
Dublin city centre: 1 hour
Dublin Airport: 1 hour (allow another 30 mins during rush hour)
Bettystown or Laytown Beach: 55 mins
National Aquatic Centre: 45 mins
Funtasia Water Park Drogheda: 45 mins
Irish Military War Museum: 50 mins
Galway: 2 hours
Belfast: 1.5 hours.

Lough Crew Cairns are a short 15 minute drive to the foot of this ancient hill. A beautiful walk uphill for about 15 minutes will bring you to the top (steep in one part). This ancient burial tomb and surrounding cairns are almost as old as Newgrange with none of the queues or the crowds. Kids will love the freedom and adults will be amazed at the views of the surrounding countryside.

Killua Castle: 5 minutes drive located in Clonmellon. Ancestral home of T.E. Lawrence, Laurence of Arabia. It is a 19th Century castellated mansion. Fabulous walks around the lake, hundreds of acres of farmland with a herd of deer, rare breed native cattle and sheep aswell as follies, monuments and art installations. Beautiful board walk weaves it way around the lake, past the millhouse and around the boat house. A must see when staying in Clonmellon although at present only only on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

Fore is 15 minutes away with the picturesque ruins of an ancient abbey. Discover the 7 wonders of Fore as you walk around the sheltered safe pathway (approx 4kms), ideal for kids and buggies. Borrow our picnic blanket and picnic basket and bring a packed lunch. Westmeath is known as the lake county there are many lakes nearby including Lough Bawn, Lough Lene, the mythical Derravaragh. These lakes are brimming with fish, particularly pike and some have small beaches suitable for swimming (Lough Lene).

Kells is a heritage town where the world famous 'The Book of Kelks' was written. Parts of the ancient monastery still exist including the round tower, the chapel as well as the wonderfully sculpted high crosses. Kells also has more modern features such as The Spire of Lloyd (a famine time folly which is a lighthouse 50km from the sea) and Headfort Golf Club with two top quality 18 hole courses. Other golf courses nearby: Royal Tara, Crover House and Virginia.

Trim: 25 mins away.... another historical gem. The main feature being the largest Norman castle in Ireland which was used by Mel Gibson for the movie Braveheart. There are super guided tours all day long in high season. A fabulous 5km river walk along the Boyne-ideal for kids. Water sports also available.

For those of you hoping to pack in lots of different Irish experiences, Marianne Cottage the perfect base for exploring real Ireland. Be it the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin or the Giants Causeway and 'Game of Thrones' sites in the north, the wild beauty of Connemara, the Wild Atlantic Way or the beaches of the sunny southeast, the cottage is only a short day trip away, with a closeby network of motorways (M3, M4, M6).

We will be on hand to advise best routes, best restaurants and of course the true gems of our traditional Irish pubs.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 floor mattress

What this place offers

Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony

Where you’ll be

Clonmellon, County Westmeath, Ireland

Clonmellon is a small village built on a wide street in a rural community with 3 pubs, 2 convenience stores, a chipper, a chinese restaurant and a cafe. Nearby towns of Kells and Athboy have supermarkets, hotels and a large range of pubs and restaurants.

7 nights in Clonmellon

Oct 8, 2022 - Oct 15, 2022

4.97 out of 5 stars from 253 reviews

Hosted by Richard And Bairbre

Joined in June 2015
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We are Richard and Bairbre. We hope you like Marianne Cottage. We love the space and the character it has. We hope you like it too and we look forward to showing you around.

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You will have complete privacy in your cottage. We live about 15 metres from the cottage and are always available if there are problems or if you just need info about anything. If we're not in we're just a phone call away

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