College Hill House And Gardens
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College Hill House And Gardens

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College Hill House is a beautiful Georgian House with extensive landscaped gardens. You are guaranteed a warm welcome. College Hill House is 40 minutes from Dublin airport. 7 minutes to Newgrange and The Battle of the Boyne site. We are a short walk to Tankardstown House Hotel. Ideal accommodation for local weddings or sight seeing
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Hiking
Mini golf
Babysitting
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Walking tours
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Radio
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Ann B wrote a review Jul 2023
Deniliquin, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Eileen and Bruce were the perfect hosts. The rooms are well appointed with everything you need, including homemade shortbread to have with tea/coffee. Breakfast was above and beyond and the beautiful garden was a delight to walk around. A taxi was booked for us on both nights to take the short trip into town for drinks and dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay and would highly recommend College Hill.
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Be prepared for about a 10 minute drive into the town of Slane.
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Response from Eileen O'Grady, Owner at College Hill House And Gardens
Responded 6 Jul 2023
Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your review. I hope you are enjoying your visit to Belmullet. See you again soon, Eileen and Bruce
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John F wrote a review Nov 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an overnight stay at College Hill House, as we were guests at a wedding in the nearby Tankardstown House. Despite our short stay, we were very impressed with the house, its gardens and the welcome and hospitality of its owners, Eileen and Bruce.
The house has a wonderful ambiance. Clearly, significant thought has gone into the finer details. I wish we had some time to browse the interesting books that were lying around, including in our bedroom was was large, clean, comfortable and very well presented.
There was a lovely atmosphere in the breakfast room, where we enjoyed the excellent home cooking.
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Eileen O'Grady, Owner at College Hill House And Gardens
Responded 13 Nov 2023
Thanks John, It was great to meet you both. I hope you will come again as promised during the summer to enjoy the gardens in better weather. Best wishes, Eileen and Bruce.
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bev34 wrote a review Feb 2020
dublin
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself and my husband stayed here for one night as we attended a wedding. This is a very upmarket bed and breakfast. The decor is amazing and the owner Eileen presents herself as beautifully as her home. Attention to detail is fantastic. Eileen prepares an exquisite breakfast with homemade scones, bread and a compote as well as lots of cold meats and chesses followed by the best full irish I've ever had even better than 5 star hotel and all set in a beautiful room. The grounds are magnificent I could not rate this place higher and would absolutely return. Thanks Eileen for a lovely stay. Tracey and joe
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Eileencollegehill, Owner at College Hill House And Gardens
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Thanks Tracey. Its great that you enjoyed our accommodation so well. See you soon, I hope. Eileen.
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Jaimee G wrote a review Jun 2022
Urbana, Illinois
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
College Hill House is an absolutely beautiful house full of quaint guest rooms, a charming dining area, and gorgeous gardens. Our room was comfortable and spotless with modern amenities. The dining room was elegantly spread with a delicious breakfast, which our host fixed for us a bit early as we at a 9am tour at Newgrange. Eileen was accommodating, fun, and informative. If had been able to stay longer, it would have been nice to chat more. She does all the work on the gardens surrounding the house they are just lovely. We really enjoyed walking the grounds and taking in the beauty. In the morning, I was able to spot several bird species as well. The house is located just 15 minutes from Newgrange, making it ideal for travelers driving in for a tour the next morning. We would definitely stay here again if in the area!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: You can request a ground floor room if you have mobility issues
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Response from Eileen Blake, Owner at College Hill House And Gardens
Responded 18 Jul 2022
Thank Jaimee for the lovely review. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Ireland. See you again in College Hill House. Eileen.
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David B wrote a review Jul 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If staying near Slane or Navan or wishing g to be near the Boyne valley then you should really book a couple of nights in this splendid house and gardens. The room we had was excellent and very clean and warm, good size comfy bed and separate en-suite. Primrose room. Good views looking into garden.
The breakfast was outstanding and as one of my friends says when he likes to boast about a place would say one of the best breakfasts he has ever eaten, well I don't he has been here and I think this breakfast would beat them all. Freshly prepared and Eileen makes and prepares it all that morning. Home made wheaten bread light and tasty just as it should be. Full choice of breakfast is available, continental style with a selection of cheeses and meat, fresh fruit and fresh orange juice and cereals is all on offer. As for cooked breakfast full irish is available, and the black and white pudding is the best I have tasted in a long while, local farmer makes it.
Eileen & Bruce, thank you for your pleasant Irish hospitality and certainly would recommend your place to anyone and everyone
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Has parking facilities on site. Just a few miles out of Slane pass Slane Castle on the road to...
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Response from Eileen Blake, Owner at College Hill House And Gardens
Responded 18 Jul 2022
Thank you for your generous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we hope that you can visit again soon. Eileen.
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Chris352 wrote a review Aug 2023
Newburyport
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A gem of a house

We visited Slane in historic Boyne Valley as part of a family trip. Our stay at College Hill House was a great experience. So much to do in Slane area.

Hosts Eileen and Bruce were welcoming and made us all feel a wee bit part of the family. Eileen is a regal, attentive hostess. Her knowledge of the local area was extremely helpful to our search for family history. Bruce is an energetic, charismatic host who got dinner reservations for our party of 6 and entertained our group with stories and local history. ( It is hard to put into words all of their hospitality).

The house: an historic home and one time parochial school is a beautiful experience. We stayed in Primrose room while parents stayed in old stone cottage. Primrose was a large comfortable room with water, coffee and tea in room. The house is surrounded by gardens planted by Eileen and Bruce so flowers and herbs come fresh from gardens. If you love gardens this is for you.

Breakfast is in an elegant but comfortable setting. Food is both hot and cold cereals. Of course you should order the full Irish but there are other options for those who want lighter fare. The 2 mornings we ate were delightful. Breads are fresh from the kitchen. Eggs are from chickens on site and meats are from local farmers. True farm to table. Try to eat just one serving of yogurt with fresh berry compote and not want more.

So overall a winning experience and I think the place to stay if visiting Boyne Valley and all its history. Thank you to Eileen and Bruce for their hospitality
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Visit Slane for historic Slane Castle, Boyne Valley attractions
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Response from Eileen O'Grady, Owner at College Hill House And Gardens
Responded 7 Aug 2023
Hi Chris, It is great that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. t was a pleasure to meet you and your families. It gives us a buzz when our efforts are appreciated, so thank you very much for taking the time to type a review. We look forward to seeing you again. Eileen.
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sheenacaprani wrote a review Feb 2023
Dublin, Ireland
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Charged full price bed and breakfast when we had to cancel booking few weeks before stay due to very unforeseen and emotionally stressful circumstances. Loss in the family. Absolutely no understanding about our situation and very heartless to charge full price and for a breakfast we never even got.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Eileen O'Grady, Owner at College Hill House And Gardens
Responded 27 Jun 2023
Dear Sheena, We are sorry that you could not stay at College Hill House as planned. The terms of booking with Booking.com are clearly stated at the time of booking and were also emailed to you. Please see the terms below. "The guest can cancel free of charge until 30 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the cost of the first night if they cancel in the 30 days before arrival". You were offered an opportunity to send another guest or friend to take your place for that date. kind regards, Eileen. College Hill House.
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Michael K wrote a review May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
5 star experience and hospitality. Elieen and Bruce take care of you from the moment you pull up to their long driveway, surrounding by trees and prestige landscaping.

Warm welcome, very clean room, and very comfortable bed. Full Irish breakfast available in the morning with fresh fruits, coffee and tea, homemade marmalade.

Elieen helped us book several sold out tours last minute. Provided us with local things to see and Gave us a detailed map of the area made by her daughter. The grounds are beautiful. My wife and I can’t say enough good things about the hospitality.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: This is a must stay if in the Slane area.
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Response from Eileen O'Grady, Owner at College Hill House And Gardens
Responded 27 May 2024
Thanks for the generous review Michael. It was fantastic to meet you both too. I hope you can visit again very soon. Eileen.
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Foodie wrote a review Jun 2024
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This gem of tranquillity is hidden away in the Meath countryside, yet only a 10 minute drive from the town of Slane. The house itself is beautifully appointed and set amid colourful gardens. Accommodation is separate from the main house which means guests can come and go as they please.

Our hosts could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. If for some reason you're not a fan of tranquillity, then it’s worth a stay just for the breakfast. What a delightful array of home made and local produce.

Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RebTX wrote a review Oct 2023
Austin
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely perfect experience. Eileen and Bruce are exceptional thoughtful, warm hosts. Their home and gardens are magnificent. The breakfasts were the best we had on our trip, with some of their home-grown produce! The room was very comfortable and beautifully appointed. Everything about our stay here was wonderful. We would go out of our way to stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Eileen O'Grady, Owner at College Hill House And Gardens
Responded 10 Oct 2023
Thank you for taking time to make a review Rebecca. It was a treat to meet you and Patti. I am really looking forward to meeting you both on your next Irish holiday. Eileen & Bruce
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Sharon Louise S asked a question Jul 2016
London, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
What time is check in
Answer from deedee7Dublin
dublin137 contributions37 helpful votes
2pm
Sharon Louise S asked a question Jul 2016
London, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
Check in time
Answer from Eileen
Slane, Ireland
Hi Check in time is from 2pm to 8pm usually. please call if you have special requirements. thanks Eileen.
asked a question Mar 2016
Dublin, Ireland
How close are you to conynghsn arms hotel?
Answer from Oliver B
3 contributions
The Arms Hotel is a little drive of around 5km away from College Hill. It is very easy to find though. Greetings from Frankfurt
lolaWexford asked a question Nov 2014
wexford3 contributions1 helpful vote
How close is this accommodation to mill house?
Answer from josiemac2014
County Meath, Ireland
hi , College Hill House is about 5 or 6 minute drive from The Mill House.
Michael K wrote a tip May 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is a must stay if in the Slane area."
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kathleen m wrote a tip Apr 2024
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Everything is perfect"
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elf198 wrote a tip Sept 2023
40 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Top floor room was bright"
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Chris352 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Newburyport19 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Visit Slane for historic Slane Castle, Boyne Valley attractions"
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Ann B wrote a tip Jul 2023
Deniliquin, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for about a 10 minute drive into the town of Slane."
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€205 - €208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty MeathSlane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about College Hill House And Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to College Hill House And Gardens?
Nearby attractions include Hill of Slane (4.5 km), Slane Castle (3.9 km), and Boyles of Slane (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at College Hill House And Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at College Hill House And Gardens?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at College Hill House And Gardens?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to College Hill House And Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Inside Out, George's Patisserie, and Brabazon Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at College Hill House And Gardens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to College Hill House And Gardens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hill of Slane (4.5 km).
Is College Hill House And Gardens accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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