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200 year old Bartholomew's Loft

Farm stay
hosted by Richard And Bairbre
  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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Johnsfort, where the beautiful Marianne Cottage is located (listed on Airbnb - 200 year old Marianne Cottage), brings another beautifully restored accommodation, Bartholomew’s Loft. As experienced super hosts, with over two hundred reviews giving us an overall 5 star rating we know what our guests want and expect. Kick back and relax in this calm, stylish upside down space. Please check out Marianne Cottage if we have no availability here for your dates or if you have a large group.

The space
If we were to pick our favourite spot in the entire loft it would be sitting on the 1950s mustard sofa with a cup of coffee looking out the floor to ceiling window with its uninterrupted views of the countryside. At its best in early morning light, skylights open, the sound of birdsong and sheep bleating.20 metres outside the window 3 Highland cattle stroll up for a drink of water,the grass now glistening from the morning dew..What's for breakfast? Eggs of course, freshly laid by our own hens. Heaven is indeed a place on Earth!

Every detail of Bartholomew's Loft was carefully selected by us, from Parquet flooring salvaged from a local cathedral to handmade tiles to the chesterfield sofas. When you stay here you are surrounded by history with architectural and design heritage ranging from the 1700s right up to the 1980s. However this does not mean you will be stuck in some sort of time warp. WIFI is excellent and free, heating is zoned and timed and our Dimplex electric fire creates a fantastic ambiance in a few seconds. Winter evenings can be spent in front of the fire with the feet up listening to the patter of rain on the windows with a nice glass of wine or just a hot cup of tea.

The loft is great for all occasions;
Romantic getaways? Certainly....
Group get togethers? Perfect...
Family breaks? Absolutely.....
Base for touring Ireland? From here you can be at Dublin airport in 1 hour, Dublin city also 1 hour, Belfast 2 hours, Galway 2 hours, Cliffs of Moher 2h45min so we are a perfect location for exploring all of Ireland. We can even set out some itineries for your trips from our own great experiences travelling around our beautiful country.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Free dryer
Indoor fireplace: electric
Luggage dropoff allowed
Pack ’n play/Travel crib

Where you’ll be

Clonmellon, County Westmeath, Ireland

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 Bartholomew's Loft means you don't have long distances to see the beauty of the country:
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
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.
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!

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.
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.

7 nights in Clonmellon

Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 8, 2023

4.88 out of 5 stars from 26 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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