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Decoy Country Cottages

Decoy House Garlow Cross, Navan Ireland
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#1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Navan
Travellers' Choice
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Luxurious self-catering accommodation in the heart of historic County Meath. A haven of peace away from the pressures of today's hectic lifestyle. Houses range from 1 - 4 bedrooms. Ideal location for families and groups. Beautiful courtyard gardens. All marble or solid oak floors. Underfloor heating throughout. Playground, BBQ area, Boules alley, private parking, all mod cons. Great range of golf courses nearby. Horse riding and fishing locally. Beauty treatments available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bicycles available
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Game room
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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tricia wrote a review Jul 2021
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Very well constructed, quiet cottages with areas for kids and teenagers to play out. 15 mins from Tayto Park and 35 from Dublin Zoo so plenty of extra days out. The cottages are fully equipped and there is a welcome package on arrival. There is a lovely pub/restaurant a mile or so away called the old bridge inn/willows, also highly recommend. Definitely a great base to go out from if you are in this area.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t pack so much food or tea/coffee. Plenty provided in the lovely welcome pack to keep you going.
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MN wrote a review Jul 2021
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Just back from a family break at Decoy Cottages. We had 5 cottages out of the 8 on site. The cottages are fully equipped to the highest standard. They have everything you'd need for a family holiday. Fantastic areas for kids from the den which has a games room, pool table, foosball table, books and large blackboard on the wall to the outdoor area which has a playground, sand pit, trampoline, basketball ring and football area. There is also a tree house and fire pit. Each house has dvds and board games, stair gate and travel cot. Paula is an excellent host and emailed the first morning to make sure everything was OK. There is a patio area at the rear of the building which has 4 sets of furniture... a great area for our group in the evenings. There is also a bbq with charcoal for your use. I cannot recommend this accommodation enough and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Paula Irwin, Owner at Decoy Country Cottages
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Mary - thanks so much for your lovely review - we are delighted that you and your extended family had a great holiday and would love to see you back again in the future. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Paula
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Shell Skelton wrote a review Jul 2021
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Stayed in the barn for three nights during July 2021 & had the most relaxing & wonderful time ... The facilities were perfect for the 4 children under 4 that we had with us .... Safe & everything provided meant we could really relax & enjoy our break away. Would highly recommend & hope to return very soon.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Paula Irwin, Owner at Decoy Country Cottages
Responded 1 week ago
Thank so much for your lovely review - we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon . Paula
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Robert P wrote a review Jul 2020
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We wanted a relaxing and self-catering option on our recent 8 day stay in Ireland. We couldn't have made a better choice than Decoy Country Cottages. From initial contact with the booking, through to the thoughtful welcome basket on arrival our experience was of the highest quality. The Cottages are in a beautiful rural setting but within easy reach of Navan, Dublin and the airport. We stayed in the Stables and the standard of equipment and furnishing was first class. Even the little 3-legged back cat (Scoot) has been trained to take care of the guests. He was at our door every morning to make sure we were comfortable and enjoyed watching TV with us in the evening. I highly recommend this wonderful accommodation....you wont be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Kevin wrote a review Jul 2020
Ireland1 contribution
We recently stayed 3 nights at The Barn at Decoy Cottages. The property is very well presented, spacious and clean. It had everything we needed for our stay and more. The secure parking and location were perfect. Would highly recommend as the best accommodation in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
US$115 - US$341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty MeathNavan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Decoy Country Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Decoy Country Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Hill of Tara (3.3 km), Hill of Tara Open Studio (3.0 km), and Balrath Woods (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Decoy Country Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Decoy Country Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Decoy Country Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Decoy Country Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Decoy Country Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fifty50 Navan, Maguires Cafe, and Eden Restaurant at Bellinter House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Decoy Country Cottages?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Decoy Country Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hill of Tara (3.3 km) and Saint Columba's Church Of Ireland - Moyhill (3.3 km).