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“Absolutely Fabulous!”
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The Cottages
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
“Absolutely Fabulous!”
Reviewed 5 July 2010

We booked the Garden Cottage for 4 days and wish we could have stayed longer! The cottage was exactly as it was depicted on the website and brochure. Cozy and charming, with all the comforts of home. The beach is very clean and easily accessed, and the garden is relaxing and beautiful. Our hosts, Roger and Liz, were very accommodating and knowledgeable about the area. There are several good eateries within walking distance or a short drive (The Black Bull in Drogheda was excellent). The area is full of interesting historical sites within a 30 mile radius - plenty to do and see. But, we were so comfortable in our cottage, that it was easy just to "stay home" and relax. Loved our stay and look forward to coming back! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 July 2010

Stunning cottage with out standing hospitalitly for myself and our two young daughters, the beach is only a walk through the lovely gardens and it was heaven for the girls we had a fantasic time on the beach and a added bonus was the annual sand castle competion. The grounds and beach are controlled by electric gates, which ment we could relax in our cottage while the girls played in the garden on the swings and in the little play houses, the cottages are the ideal location for a family to get away from it all and enjoy time together.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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London, UK
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Reviewed 30 June 2010

Been going there for years, and it just gets better and better... Never get tired of it.. A hidden secret..

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2010

This is a once in a lifetime experience. An idyllic tranquil setting in a wonderful location on the beach. The early morning walk to pick up the paper and the freshly baked bread from the local village is only beaten by the early evening walk to the local pub for a pint of a Guinness! The Cottages are immaculate, both in terms of cleanliness and furnishings. If you want loud, in all senses of the word, The Cottages are not for you. They are for those who want to pursue the pleasures of life without artificial stimulants (although the accommodation does have satellite tv/dvd systems and wi fi) we rediscovered the simple pleasures and came home totally relaxed and refreshed. As the many other positive reviews (apart form one unbelievable comment about cleanliness !) testify this is a wonderful place to stay and I heartlly recommend it to anyone who wishes to experience the nice things in life

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco
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Reviewed 24 March 2010

Let me start out by saying the place is beautiful and the restoration of the cottages is top drawer. That said, we stayed in a cottage with an upstairs...and I think that it has been a good couple of years since it has been vacuum...sweep, maybe, it looked like it had been sweep. But the carpet needs a good vacuuming or it startes to smell very dusty and heavy. There is only one small window over the stairs (in the bedroom proper) that could be opened for fresh air...it really was difficult to sleep with the dust.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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00353419828104, Owner at The Cottages, responded to this review, 25 June 2010
"The team at the The Cottages clean and service each property every three days and after every rental so we were a little surprised to read this review. We pride ourselves on our high standards and if these concerns had been bought to our attention at the time we would have rectified them immediately. We welcome all reviews and feedback and although this is the first blip we have recorded on our previous unblemished record we will be working doubly hard to ensure no guest is ever in a position to submit similar comments"
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North Carolina
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Reviewed 16 November 2009

We were looking for a home base from which to explore the region, and the Cottages couldn't have been more perfect. Although located in the middle of development (you can easily walk to town for dinner or groceries) once you drive inside the gate you feel you are in your own little slice of heaven. The cottages are absolutely lovely, and have retained their historic feel while being totally modern inside. There is everything you need--comfortable beds, washer and dryer, kitchen, good living space, etc., all tastefully decorated. The grounds are lovely, with a sloping lawn down to the beach. The location works well for day trips to such places as Trim Castle and Bru na Boinne (not to be missed), and the owners and staff are all extremely friendly and make sure you are well taken care of.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2009

Our family of 4 adults stay at Rose Cottage. It was our "Irish Cottage" dream come true. Located right on the Irish Sea, it's a beautiful place. The cottage was warmly furnished and made us feel right at home. Cathy was a great hostess -- even bringing us warm scones! There is a bus nearby that will take you into Dublin. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Property: The Cottages
Address: Coast Rd, Bettystown A92 TXE9, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Meath > Bettystown
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Bettystown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 Star Luxury Thatched Seaside Holiday Cottages on Ireland's East Coast. Private, gated, hamlet-like setting directly on 6 miles of sandy beach. Explore the mysterious and ancient beauty of the Boyne Valley with easy access to Dublin City. Dublin Airport is just 25 minutes away. ... more   less 
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