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“Fantastic, lovely home from home”
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Glenboy
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Glenboy
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Mullaghmeen forest (5 minutes from Glenboy)
View from loughcrew hills, Meath (5 minutes from Glenboy)
Fore Abbey (10 minutes from Glenboy)
Lough Bann (Photo Steve Neale) (5 minutes from Glenboy)
Lough Sheelin (5 minutes from Glenboy)
Loughcrew Megalithic cairns - inside Cairn 'T' (5 minutes from Glenboy)
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Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Oldcastle, County Meath

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Sarah B
Grantham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Fantastic, lovely home from home”
Reviewed 11 May 2012 for a stay in March 2012
3
people found this review helpful

Wonderfully welcoming and for the few days we stayed just perfect for flitting from local town to town. Very privately positioned with great views. the barn is spacious and very cosy with antiques along side modern convenience which works well.

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Liked best: How clean and cosy it was.
Liked least: a lot of light switches
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Michele F
Sedona, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delightful Home in a Superior Location”
Reviewed 1 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012
4
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I booked Glenboy for my group of 4 because of the home's excellent location in relationship to the Loughcrew passage tombs (just 10 minutes from the house), along with related archaeological sites that are within a 45 minute radius -- including Newgrange, Fourknocks, Hill of Tara, and others. However, this home would serve as a fantastic home-base in the Irish Midlands for any purpose.

The setting of Glenboy is wonderfully quiet and peaceful, and very private too. We enjoyed being situated in the country, surrounded by fields and the sounds of various farm animals nearby, but at the same time, just a short distance from conveniences in the towns of Oldcastle (5 minutes) and Kells (15 minutes), such as well-stocked grocery stores, petrol station, restaurants, pubs, and more. We were especially enamored with the nearby Sheridan's Cheese Market, where we found fabulous wines, cheeses and other specialty items that turned our in-home dining experiences into 5-star events.

The home is comfortably and tastefully furnished, and we appreciated being able to each have our own bedroom and bath. The bedrooms are roomy with beds of the highest quality, and there is plenty of hot water for everyone to enjoy a shower or bath in the AM. The kitchen is well-equipped and the gas range/oven and oversized refrigerator-freezer was especially appreciated.

Probaby the best part of Glenboy, however, is the accommodating management style of the owner, Karen. She graciously handled numerous questions from me in the months that preceded our arrival. On the day we arrived she greeted us personally and provided a nice tour of the home to help us comfortably settle in. She was quick to respond to any request or help us out if we had even the slightest difficulty in figuring out how to operate this or that.

We were all very pleased with our overall experience at Glenboy and I will definitely book this accommodation again the next time I visit the area.

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Liked best: Accommodating owner, location, overall quality of home/furnishings
Liked least: Found it a bit difficult to stabilize indoor temperature, but finally did
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Judy J
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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“"This place is cool," our teenagers said.”
Reviewed 11 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011
2
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We selected Glenboy because we had a large family group and we needed four bedrooms. Having four bathrooms was a real bonus. The large kitchen-family room offered the opportunity for togetherness, but you could stay in your bedroom if you needed some alone time. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with teenagers
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Turno
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Stunning Converted Barn with a fantastic homely feel.”
Reviewed 7 February 2011 for a stay in January 2011
4
people found this review helpful

Co. Meath is described as Ireland's Heritage Capital - a rich and royal land, and we wanted to explore at least some of it on our short break, celebrating a major family birthday, 8 family members (4 couples) Glenboy Country Accommodation was perfect for our needs and ideally located, quiet but not isolated, perfect for relaxing after a long day. Pat & Karen, thank you.

Your Glenboy experience begins even before you leave home. The booking process, confirmation, payment was seamless, a personal quality was just part of it (Thank you Pamela, feel we know you already! Best Wishes for your maternity break) Email confirmation of sleeping arrangements meant that twin or double rooms were ready prior to arrival (as for the beds, well! try ‘em! added to the fresh air and the craic, guaranteed sleep ) Directions and phone numbers were provided, just in case Sat Nav had a bit of trouble picking up some of the smaller lanes of the Emerald Isle!

Dependant on your chosen mode of transport, the flexibility of a pre-warned ETA takes the stress out of rushing. We flew into Dublin and travelled by road for approximately 1 ½ Hours.

On arrival the stone barn conversion is breathtaking; the feature window and sun room greet you immediately. Our trip was in January, so, the warmth from the lights on a chilly late afternoon was so inviting, only to be made real by the downstairs under floor heating and log burner. The decoration was wonderful, the en-suite shower rooms, perfect. A lot of people have commented as a ‘home from home’ I have to say that’s the feel. Everything you need is there; the well stocked supermarket is only a short drive back into Oldcastle and compliments the well stocked kitchen (Got to have Black and White in the morning!)

Do your homework on the area, it’s worth it! Pat and Karen’s local knowledge will qualify that, and more. If you are visiting Newgrange and the Megalithic Passage Tomb, be sure to visit Loughcrew after, I won’t say any more.

We so enjoyed Glenboy in the winter, from the inside out. We would like to return in the summer, utilise the BBQ and garden and enjoy Glenboy from the outside looking back in.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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VA
Reviewed 23 August 2010 for a stay in July 2010
3
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Travelling group: Family (extended)
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Tyne and Wear
Reviewed 23 August 2010 for a stay in August 2010
3
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Beautiful Style cottage
Liked least: Not much Garden/lawn safe for very young children
Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 25-34
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Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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Rugged travelers
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Canada.
Reviewed 2 August 2010 for a stay in July 2010
1
person found this review helpful

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Travelling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 65+
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