A large group of us stayed in several houses here earlier this summer. I think the Irish phrase "grand" is about the best you could say about Loughstown Holiday Village. For foreigners 'grand' is not an expression describing grandeur or size but an Irish-ism for middle-of-the-road/nothing majorly wrong with it/ but far from exciting.
The houses are spotlessly clean with good mod-cons (although no dish washer tablets or washing up liquid is supplied) but overall are boring and bland - many of us thought the layout of the estate was like a bit like a nursing home complex, a resuscitated ghost estate or something out of the Truman Show: the kind of bland houses an Irish developer would have lashed together quickly in the Celtic Tiger era keeping costs to a minimum to make a fast buck.
The location is literally in the middle of nowhere so you'll definitely need a car or bike to get around. Even many of the travel brochures you'll find in the living rooms advertise attractions in Dublin city centre which is about a 70 min drive away which probably says a lot.
Would probably suit someone with a heart condition or maybe a hen or stag if you're expectations are minimal. There are picnic tables out the back of each house and there are BBQ's available so it might enhance a stay if the weather's not miserable.
- Also Known As:
- Loughstown Holiday Village Ireland/Delvin