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“A little piece of heaven”

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Decoy Country Cottages
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Listowel, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A little piece of heaven”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We are just back after visiting Decoy Country Cottages the experience was just perfect. The hamper we recieved on arrival was beautiful - milk, tea, sugar, butter, eggs, homemade chocolates, and a pumpkin to carve - the homemade brown bread was fab. The standard of accommodation in the cottages was perfect. The location was ideal, in a quite area but just 20 min from Dublin and an hour 20 min from belfast. The kids loved the den and the play area, which gave my husband and I the opportunity for a little quiet time as it was so safe and just a door up from "The Hen House". We take a trip around Ireland twice a year for 4/5 nights and always stay in pet friendly self catering accommodation and to date Decoy was by far the highest standard we have stayed in, will defenitely be returning. If you do happen to take a trip at halloween "Farmaphobia" is a must experience and the Zone in Navan is well worth a visit - fun for all the family!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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PaulaIrwin, Owner at Decoy Country Cottages, responded to this review, 9 November 2013
Hi Elaine

Thank you for your lovely comments about Decoy Country Cottages. Our guests enjoyment is so important to us and your feedback is invaluable. Farmaphobia is indeed brilliant. My children have all been there several times and they also love The Zone.\
We hope to see you again in the future

Best wishes

Paula Irwin
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

The cottages are deep in the countryside surrounded by lovely views. Our cottage was very comfortable, and extremely well equipped, compared to most self catering cottages I have stayed in. There was a welcoming basket of supplies when we arrived, made up of local produce, and a pumpkin (it was Halloween week). We felt at home immediately, and our young children also loved it , especially as there was a 'den' next door with toys, DVDs and an outdoor play area. It felt very safe for the children as the cottages are gated off from the road. There was lots to do for young children in the area, and loads of information about the surrounding area in the cottage. There is also a spa on site where you can get done excellent relaxing treatments. We will hopefully be returning here one day.

  • Stayed October 2013
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PaulaIrwin, Owner at Decoy Country Cottages, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Hi Katie

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our cottages and we are delighed that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We really try to make your stay as comfortable as possible and we really look forward to welcoming you again in the future

Kind regards

Paula Irwin
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Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 8 nights and enjoyed every minute. The cottages are clean and comfortable well stocked with everything you need. The beds were comfortable and bedding warm and cozy. It is very much a home away from home atmosphere. Stayed with my sister and her husband and the accommodation was great for this, everyone could have their own space with plenty of room and privacy if you wished. Would recommend to anyone. Staff were friendly and helpful, a pleasure all around.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

These cottages I would give 10 out of 10, we loved everything about them, and they have everything you would need, it has been a home away from home. The decoy cottages have great spa and my son had a brilliant. Massage we would definitely pick decoy cottages to stay every time. The staff and owner were brilliant helpful and friendly, also loved the friendly cat and dogs, we will be coming back and I hope soon. Thanks so much for our special time we had jackie, Vera, antony, sam and baby kelie-may xxxxxx

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

A lovely place to stay. The accommodation was very clean, the kitchen well equipped with a lovely welcome pack with local homemade produce. Paula and her staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Our children loved the play area and the den, it is a very safe enviroment for children. Our five year old daughter loved collecting the fresh eggs.I would recommend the cottages to people who were thinking of visiting Co Meath.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

The four of us had another fantastic holiday in Decoy cottages. The cottage was beautiful and very clean. Paula could not have been more helpful and even the weather was kind. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

myself my wife and our two children ages 8 and 6 stayed at decoy for a week in july we had a fantastic time and will be back next year lots for the kids to do with the den and the park and they loved the animals. we stayed in the parlor beautiful accommodation and spotless clean.would recommend decoy to anyone great place for families.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: 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 2 Speciality Lodging in Navan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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