About This Listing
Carefully renovated self-catering mews with 2 double bedrooms in the heritage village of Slane in the Boyne Valley
The open plan fully equipped,kitchen/dining/ living area has access to large garden/ patio area,safe for children. Pets welcome.
THE GARDEN MEWS IS A HOME FROM HOME.
It is a converted loft-style mews in the courtyard of a period house and provides all the comforts of a home.
It is extremely private but within easy walking distance to the village which has pubs, restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, a fuel station, a hotel,an art gallery and a craft shop.
Cable TV and WIFI internet access is provided for the convenience of guests.
Sleeping accommodation is in two double rooms with an additional single settee-bed in the sitting area. A wood-burning stove here gives a really cosy atmosphere with background central heating.
The kitchen/dining area is fully equipped with an electric oven and gas hobs, a fridge, a deep freeze and a dishwasher.
A large dining table adds to the comfort of meals.
There is private access to the mews which is self contained. Guests are welcome to enjoy the spacious garden and patio area.
Interaction with Guests
We will welcome you and be available for any help you may need.
Slane has several lively pubs,a hotel, restaurants, supermarkets,a fuel station,a craft shop and an art gallery.
The village is an elegant 18th century, hillside estate village situated on the River Boyne. It is an ancient and historic place with fine examples of Georgian architecture. It boasts a long and interesting history which is excellently profiled in the "Slane Historic Trail." There is a wealth of historic sites and visitors can follow each of the 17 points, commencing at the Slane Cottages, to learn more about the village.
Slane is an excellent centre for visiting the numerous other archaeological sites in the area.
In particular are:
SLANE CASTLE - with tours being available during summer.
The passage tombs of NEWGRANGE, KNOWTH and DOWTH with a 15 minute drive to the superb visitors centre where visits to the tombs can be arranged. These massive structures were built around 3,200 years B.C. and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993
The site of the BATTLE OF THE BOYNE with an impressive visitors centre is at Oldbridge, a few kilometres east of Newgrange. The battle, in July 1690, was the largest ever assembly of troops on an Irish battlefield
AND MANY MORE!!
There are several bus stops in the village. Buses to central Dublin(about 1 hour), Navan, Drogheda and Monaghan.
Entrance to the Mews from the patio area showing the "loft living" kitchen /dining area with the sitting space beyond.
Pat and Stuart are an absolutely delightful couple and The Garden Mews is perfect. We were made to feel extremely welcome with delicious local bread and smoked salmon on arrival and then Stuart brought in croissants, fruit salad and yoghurt for our breakfast each morning. The bedrooms look out over the private courtyard and the open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting room are above, with french windows that open on to a delightful garden. Everything is spotlesly clean and there are plenty of books and games if you feel like an evening in. We went to The Poet's Rest restaurant for supper, which is just across the road and had a very nice meal and there is also a delicatessen and bakery next door. The tiny wren that sat on a branch and sang to us just outside the open door to the garden was magic though that can't, unfortunately, be guaranteed for every guest! Charming hosts, a wonderful place to say. We really enjoyed our first visit to Ireland and hope to come back soon.
This is a wonderful place to stay. Comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen. Patricia and Stuart are extremely helpful, and they drop off a delicious breakfast every morning. You can't go wrong...
First - this is a lovely space in a wonderful town. The pictures don't do it justice, it is bright and homey and really special. Common areas are spacious (I was initially worried because the living room looks small in the pictures on here - its not. Its a good size). The kitchen is well-equipped. The two bedrooms are large and the beds are comfortable. What you can't tell here is that there is a real flow between inside and outside spaces that is just wonderful. Also, the wireless is good and fast. I had to spend one day home working remotely, and this made it much easier :) The Poet's Rest restaurant across the street is really good, and Boyle's Pub up the road is AMAZING for a pint.
I think that the really special thing about airbnb is not the spaces, though, its the relationships. We have been traveling exclusively on airbnb for YEARS (though on my husband's account). We have stayed in winners and losers, some beautiful places and some really less-than-stellar choices. What I remember about each place, though, is the people. Stuart and Patricia are kindred spirits - world travelers currently hosting the world. Stuart provide AMAZING breakfasts, which is really nice, but being around them is sooooooo special. And that's what matters to our family. That connection. We are so grateful to have been able to spend time with them.
Unfortunately a personal emergency kept me from traveling to Ireland and staying with Patricia in Slane. However, I had been splitting the Mews with some fellow music fans from Ireland, who did spend the weekend, and their review follows:
Slane itself is a small village with a lovely landscape. The pubs on the Friday night were full of concert-goers so there was a great atmosphere of fun and anticipation. All of the bars seemed to have bands (the one in The Village Inn was very good).
The accommodation was perfect in every way. It's like a converted garage with a bathroom and two bedrooms downstairs and an open plan sitting room/kitchen upstairs. It was very tastefully decorated and was spotlessly clean. They thought of everything (umbrellas, torch, books, board games, etc.) They had smoked salmon and brown bread waiting for us on arrival. The fridge was full with plenty of bottles of water, real butter, eggs and bacon. They brought breakfast every morning (croissants, jam, orange juice). If you are into animals, like we are, they also have a very friendly dog who is a joy to be around!
Patricia and Stuart gave us a very nice welcome and were very good hosts throughout the weekend. In the kitchen at our arrival, soda bread & smoked salmon were waiting for us and every morning Stuart brought us fresh croissants, berries and juice. We knew that their door was always open should we have any questions.
The house is similar to the pictures, it was a nice house to stay with the family even if the weather was pretty bad!
Slane is a good base to go and visit NewGrange, fantastic place, worth the trip and Trim Castle.
We recommande the place for who wants to spend fews days in the aera.
We are hard people to please but Patricia and Stuart did EVERYTHING right. The cottage is great, the beds comfortable, the breakfast and nibbles superb and to top it off they were friendly but respected our space.
You will not regret booking this one!
Fabulous accommodation and in a gorgeous setting. Host Stuart could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Would definitely recommend their beautiful property.
About the Host, Patricia
Patricia,married to Stuart, are retired professionals living in Slane.
Patricia continues to use her expertise in organisation development and leadership with a strong focus on health.
Stuart is a mining and exploration geologist (Africa and Ireland), now further developing his creative skills in wood-turning..
Their careers have spanned the UK, Central Africa and Ireland.They are both keen gardeners