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Decoy Country Cottages
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Reviewed 6 March 2008

I was with an opera company doing our production week in the Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, and was looking for somewhere for the crew to stay for the week, where everyone could have a comfortable bed, good kitchen facilities so we didn't have to eat out all the time, and a place to chill out and relax after 12 hours of work every day. We found all of those things and more at Decoy.

The cottages are superbly kitted out and, unlike many self-catering properties I have been to before, the kitchens in particular are well-equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery and tons of cooking utensils. (Almost better-equipped than my own kitchen!) We all commented on how well we were sleeping in the VERY comfortable beds, and I loved the showers with heads the size of dinner plates! The wood-burning stoves were lovely and cozy, and we sat around the fire late into the night, with plenty of glasses of wine. The pool table was another great hit, as was the DVD library.

I am particularly impressed with the geothermal underfloor heating!

Paula is a lovely hostess, and has done a truly incredible job with these cottages. Everything has been thought of here. I'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 October 2007

I selected Decoy Country Cottages for a family reunion and was very pleased. The setting is perfect for a group which included adults ranging in ages from 18 to 50 , a baby and 2 children.

The 6 'cottages' are newly refurbished with Ikea kitchens and furnishings, so everything works and is very comfortable. The rooms are spacious - especially the kitchens which are well equipped and include a washer, dryer, dishwasher, 4 burner stove top, oven and fridge/freezer. We requested an extra table to place in the largest of the three rental units so all 18 of us could dine together and we had room to spare. Each unit had a flat screen tv, dvd player and stereo system.

The bedrooms and bathrooms were great. The beds are exceptionally comfortable with lots of pillows and the bathrooms had either shower stalls or bath/shower combos, and all had good water pressure and lots of hot water. Bathrooms were either ensuite or 'cheater' ensuites with access directly from two bedrooms. Each unit had a bathroom on the main floor (usually a powder room).

The units are more like what we in North America call townhouses, set up in two U shaped sets facing each other. The walls were thick and contained noise well. A highlight of the property for the kids was the animals, two friendly cats wander the property and cows are pastured immediately behind it. There is an excellent playground and a 'Den' unit which has a seperate living room with tv and DVD players, books and DVDs and upstairs an air hockey game and pool table. There is also a workout area. Our group made extensive use of the games and the play area.

The location of the Decoy cotttages is half an hour outside of Dublin, within 15 minutes of several historic sites. I would strongly recommend this location to anyone looking to explore the Meath region. It provided good value and was extremely comfortable.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with family
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2016
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Reviewed 5 August 2010
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  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Decoy Country Cottages

Address: Decoy House | Garlow Cross, Navan, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Meath > Navan
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Navan
Price Range: £81 - £247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Decoy Country Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious self-catering accommodation in the heart of historic County Meath. A haven of peace away from the pressures of today's hectic lifestyle. Houses range from 1 - 4 bedrooms. Ideal location for families and groups. Beautiful courtyard gardens. All marble or solid oak floors. Underfloor heating throughout. Playground, BBQ area, Boules alley, private parking, all mod cons. Great range of golf courses nearby. Horse riding and fishing locally. Beauty treatments available. ... more   less 
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