Enjoy a restful stay, on the banks of the historic Boyne river near Drogheda, Newgrange and the Battle of the Boyne site. The fully restored Lock House is just outside Drogheda and 30 mins from Dublin Airport. Warm welcomes, magical setting!
We're not quite sure when the Lock House was first built but the canal lock opposite was constructed in 1778, only 88 years after the Battle of the Boyne, and there would have been a lock-keeper's cottage on the site since then. Our best guess is that the current building, whose main walls are 2ft(60cm) thick, dates back to about 1900. It's been fully renovated but retains a charming, quirky character which guests seem to enjoy. Current inhabitants are owners Sophie and Mike, their four year old son Shane and affectionate Golden Retriever Billie. Walking and cycling access to the house is enhanced by the near completion of the Boyne Greenway walk/cycle way, which connects Drogheda to the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre and will go on to connect to the Bru an Boinne Interpretative Centre at Newgrange. Please feel free to message us if you have any questions.
Wonderful place. Fascinating and unforgettable historical setting. Fabulous hosts. Everything was perfect and our hosts were very helpful in so many ways. We recommend Lock House to anyone, unconditionally!
Mike and his family were fantastic hosts. They were very welcoming and the room itself was great. It was the perfect place to stop in on my way to Northern Ireland. After a long flight to New Zealand, I was very tired and staying with Mike was a great idea. Also, a delicious breakfast the next morning. Although I didn't have time to look around the area itself, it was beautiful as I drove out. I imagine there are some fantastic walks down by the canal. Thank you Mike for a great stay.
It was a pleasure for us to spend a night at Mike's house. It is a lovely place with a nice family and a friendly dog. They were really helpful in giving us instructions to find the house and recommendations for places to visit.
Wonderful hosts, great price, we loved it!
Fue un placer para nosotros pasar una noche en casa de (website hidden) un lugar muy agradable con una familia realmente simpática y un perro buenísimo. Mike se puso en contacto conmigo varias veces para asegurarse de que no nos perdíamos en la carretera y nos ayudó a trazar nuestra ruta para el resto del viaje.
Son unos anfitriones geniales, el lugar es perfecto y el precio más. ¡Nos encantó!
We really liked stay at this house. It is baby friendly - the host bring for us baby seat and crib. Friendly and warm attitude from the hosts and even dog. Last day we all together went with Mike to the football match in Dublin. Thank you!
Room is perfect and really cosy, I also had my own bathroom! Only wish I could have staied a little longer. Maybe next time :-)
Stayed at Mike's place with my partner, sister and a friend. Both Mike and Sophie were great hosts and made us feel very welcome. The house was lovely and well located for Newgrange. They were both very helpful in giving us recommendations for places to eat and see.
Mike and Sophie were fabulous hosts!
This is a great place to stay for a more rural experience, but still very close to Dublin and conveniences. It is right down the street from the Battle of the Boyn Museum and only 30 min. from Dublin. You will probably need a rental car to get there, but rentals in Dublin are very cheap and that is really the best way to see Ireland.
The house is a beautiful cottage with such personality. We loved the breakfast and they were very flexible and giving with all of our requests or needs. We had wonderful conversation and had such a great time. They were also very helpful with ideas on what to do and especially where to eat. Thank goodness for their good advice as we had some really amazing experiences and meals.
We will definitely stay there again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to family and friends!
Wonderful hosts, good food, great price, amazing location, wonderful conversation, and great advice; what more could you ask for?
Special request we write in Dutch.
De laatste 4 nachten sliepen wij bij Mike, Sophie,Shane.
Zij hebben een fijn groot huis, ook onze slaapkamer was ruim.
We hebben het ontbijt in de mooie keuken genuttigd.
Mike stond altijd klaar met een goed advies, over interessante
dingen die er te zien zijn in de omgeving.
Sophie en Mike waren ook altijd geïnteresseerd in onze mening over bezienswaardigheden die wij hadden bezocht .
Mike was the kindest and most committed host for these two tired and often lost travellers. It was a joy to be in there lovely home in such a fabulous setting. Many thanks to Mike and little family for making us feel so welcome and comfortable.