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200 Year Old Riverside Gate Lodge



Updated: 15-Nov-2016
Cottage in Athboy, nr Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland - Quiet, Peaceful Location In A Rural Setting Beside A River

Our pretty riverside cottage is the Gate Lodge to a 1773 small Georgian house. It overlooks acres of garden and grounds where mature oak and beech are under-planted with thousands of early spring bulbs. The Lodge has its own private garden, a sunny terrace and a small stream. Birds, honeysuckle and roses abound. There are three pretty rooms carefully furnished with our guests comfort in mind. The Lodge is located in the heart of the Boyne Valley which is studded with the great archaeological sites of Newgrange, Tara and Loughcrew. Our guests also like to visit Kells for its High Cross and 9th century round tower. Dublin and the East coast seaside town of Skerries are very accessible and lovely riverside walks, excellent golf and equestrian sports are also close by.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

I've been renting our Gate Lodge for over ten years and have many regular visitors. My husband and I love to have guests at the Lodge - like having part time neighbours. Our collie Hero loves it also. I like to greet our guests myself and show them around and am nearly always at the end of the 'phone should guests need help or information.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the best house we have ever styed in (and we do try and search them out).

Angie and Nick, England

The fact that we have stayed in the Gate Lodge at least once and usually twice in each of the last nine years gives some indication of how wonderful we think it is.

Tricia and Alastair, N. Ireland

Without question the most relaxing, loveliest and best appointed place we stayed in during our long holiday in Ireland.

Andy and Sue, USA
Jan 2014
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From the Owner

This was our dream small Georgian house with a Gate Lodge, a river, a few acres to make a garden and lots of good fresh air. The Meath countryside is unspoilt and bursting with history while access to Dublin is quick and easy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dublin at 56 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bray's, Fordstown at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Dublin Port at 63 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Headfort, Kells at 9 Kilometres Nearest Train : Mullingar at 23 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M3 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Athboy at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Skerries at 39 Kilometres Car: necessary


Dublin airport 56 km (35 miles) is our nearest airport. We highly recommend that our guests have a car while staying with us. Our nearest village is 5 km (3 miles), though we have a small shop, post office and pub 3km (2 miles) up the road.


Athboy 5 km (3 miles)

Kells 11 km (7 miles)

Mullingar 30 km (19 miles)

Dublin 63 km (39 miles)

Belfast 96 km (60 miles)

Further Details:

Our friendly village of Athboy has a couple of nice supermarkets and places to eat, an excellent butcher, banks and a bakery. Vegetables grown locally are also available.


Rental rates

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable booking deposit is required to hold a booking, the balance due 4 weeks before arrival. We do not have credit card facilities but accept cheques in Euro, British pounds or American dollars. Guests can also pay using our IBAN electronic details, or for last minute bookings we accept payment on arrival.

Changeover Day:
We offer any day arrival and departure and are flexible about arrival and departure times. Early arrival is sometimes possible if requested.

Enter dates for accurate pricing
Updated: 15-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Guests will find peace and quiet here. It's the ideal place to relax. A gorgeous private rose garden with a babbling brook for daytime, and books galore and an open fireplace for evenings. Extraordinary archaeological sites to visit in the area and the opportunity for golfing, fishing and equestrian sports are on our doorstep.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The en-suite shower-room has a power shower, heated towel rail, excellent heating and is finished in white marble.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Our cottage has one bedroom with a double bed, electric blanket and en-suite shower room. There is a desk with telephone, ample storage including a specially designed suitcase cupboard.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The Lodge has its own private garden and various seating areas. A favourite with our guests is a seat that overlooks the parkland. The terrace has a table for late breakfasts and through Robert's Gate is a gorgeous rose garden with arbour. From the seat in this part of the garden beside the river you might just see a kingfisher or water vole. Roses and honeysuckle scent the air in summer. Utility Room: Our guests use the village laundry in the friendly village of Athboy. If drying or washing is needed urgently we are happy to oblige. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels are provided free of charge and replaced on request. Sheets are also provided free of charge and replaced on a weekly basis for long stay guests. We offer a cleaning service at €15 per visit, if required.

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