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Duffys of Ballybin - The Henhouse - 4-star accommodation - Ashbourne

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Duffys of Ballybin is a family-owned farm in south County Meath, between Ashbourne and Ratoath, offering self-catering holiday accommodation. Duffys of Ballybin offers the best of both worlds. The apartments are refurbished traditional farm buildings, located in a quiet secluded yard, surrounded by fields and forest. However, it is within easy reach of the local towns, for shopping and leisure. In fact, downtown Dublin is less than 45 minutes away and it is only a 20-minute drive to the airport. The Hill of Tara, New Grange, Trim Castle, the historic Book of Kells, Tayto Park, championship golf courses and beautiful beaches are all within easy reach of Duffys of Ballybin....Duffys of Ballybin is a family-owned farm in south County Meath, between Ashbourne and Ratoath, offering self-catering holiday accommodation. Duffys of Ballybin offers the best of both worlds. The apartments are refurbished traditional farm buildings, located in a quiet secluded yard, surrounded by fields and forest. However, it is within easy reach of the local towns, for shopping and leisure. In fact, downtown Dublin is less than 45 minutes away and it is only a 20-minute drive to the airport. The Hill of Tara, New Grange, Trim Castle, the historic Book of Kells, Tayto Park, championship golf courses and beautiful beaches are all within easy reach of Duffys of Ballybin.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Ciaran B
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2017
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Reviewed 13 July 2020

We had to make a trip home from Canada and needed somewhere to quarantine for 2 weeks. My wife came across Duffys and we are so grateful we found it. I can not say enough about how great a place this is to stay. The...More

Date of stay: June 2020
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Duffy1780, VR Owner at Duffys of Ballybin - The Henhouse - 4-star accommodation - Ashbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2020

Hi Kevin, thank you for a lovely review, glad you had such a great experience and hope you are doing well. Ciaran

Reviewed 22 November 2019

With two small kids, this place was perfect for us. Greeted on arrival by the super friendly Ciarán who immediately set about telling us all the great things to do in the area. The farm is in a great location for exploring both the countryside...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Marcelo H
Reviewed 28 August 2019

The Hen House is a great spot to relax after a days sight-seeing. Stayed here with my wife our daughter and her two kids. The place is really family friendly, our grand kids loved it as did we all. Ciaran the owner gives you a...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank O3429MYjohnr
Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

We recently stayed in The Henhouse, which was perfect for our family of 4. It was very spacious and immaculately clean and had every amenity you need to make it feel like a home from home. It was very peaceful and quiet in an idyllic...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Johnsab104
Duffy1780, VR Owner at Duffys of Ballybin - The Henhouse - 4-star accommodation - Ashbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

Thanks, glad you had a good experience. C

Reviewed 11 April 2019 via mobile

I stayed in the cowshed for 4 months over the winter whilst competing a training course at Dublin airport. The property was perfect for my needs, located a short drive from the airport it gave me a peaceful haven to return to and study quietly...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank tamzinr284
Duffy1780, VR Owner at Duffys of Ballybin - The Henhouse - 4-star accommodation - Ashbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

Thanks T, glad you had a good experience. C.

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

My wife, my three year old daughter and I stayed at here in July 2018 whilst visiting friends and family in Dublin. The 'Cowshed' was perfect. Very clean and spacious with a well equipped kitchen if you need to do some home cooking. The accommodation...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank patrickbyrne79
Duffy1780, VR Owner at Duffys of Ballybin - The Henhouse - 4-star accommodation - Ashbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thanks for the review, hope to see you again! Ciaran

Reviewed 4 January 2018

The location of the property is on a working farm - has wonderful views and makes you feel like you are really on holiday. It is situated in a perfect position to do the city thing as well as visit the sites of historical merit...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank rubies1uk
Duffy1780, VR Owner at Duffys of Ballybin - The Henhouse - 4-star accommodation - Ashbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hi Louise: Thanks for the great review, glad you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to seeing you again! Ciaran

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay here. We took our two children who are 7 and 1. The house is located close to all the main attractions such as tayto park and funtasia and is situated in beautiful countryside with the main town only five minutes away....More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Lisariddell1
Duffy1780, VR Owner at Duffys of Ballybin - The Henhouse - 4-star accommodation - Ashbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks Lisa, glad you enjoyed your stay! All the best, Ciaran

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Internet Access
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Wi-Fi
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About the neighbourhood
Ashbourne is a medium-sized two just two miles away, which has five supermarkets and a cinema. It also has a bus service that will bring you to the airport, to Dublin and from there to all points beyond. The Hill of Tara, the UNESCO New Grange site, Trim Castle, the historic Book of Kells, Tayto Park, championship golf courses and beautiful beaches are all within easy reach of Duffys of Ballybin.
Getting around
You will almost certainly need a car, because we are on a farm. If you wish to travel on public transport you can park your car in the nearby towns and take the 103 bus to Dublin, every 20 minutes, or take the 109a bus to the airport.
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