About This Listing
Our family home is a listed building over 300 years old, situated in a quiet country village 30mins from Dublin Airport.
Perfect for exploring both The East and North as only 1 hour from Belfast.
Nearby attractions are Newgrange Monument, Slane Castle, Mellifont Abbey and wonderful beaches and coastline.
The fantastic Giants Causeway is approx 90 mins drive.
As the house is so old, and we are eternally renovating parts of it, it is quirky and full of character - A wonderfully different experience which our guests seem to love.
The Double room is in the side wing of the house and has a separate entrance and bathroom. The rest of the house is also available for you to use as freely as you feel and we have a lovely freestanding bath in our second bathroom should you feel like some relaxing time.
We provide a good breakfast each morning and you just need to let me know what your preference is...... The Full Irish, Lighter eggs and Bacon, fresh fruit and breads, yougurts etc etc
Our children love meeting people from all over the world and may even treat you to an impromptu violin lesson!
The village of Collon is beside Slane and Drogheda which have a nice selection of restaurants and bars. We have pubs here in the village so perfect to have a pint or two and walk home without worrying about driving.
We have bikes here for both adults and children that you can borrow if you are feeling brave, as the hills around here are a challenge.
There is an open fire in the bedroom which we light in the Winter Months and there are extra blankets in room for our guests who feel a bit chilly ( although Ireland does officially have a summer, sometimes you wouldn't think it :) )
The wiifi does not always work in the guest room but is freely available in the main areas of the house.
Feel free to message me any questions and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.....Hope to meet you soon xxxxx
Guests have access to our kitchen, drawing room, and main bathroom as well as their room and en-suite
Interaction with Guests
We interact as much as little as the guest wishes. Some guest prefer to be left to their own devices, others join in with the family. A separate entrance means the guests can decide.
It is a quaint village with four pubs, two restaraunts, a church, small supermarket, butchers etc. We have a Gaelic Football/Hurling pitch at the end of our lane way so guests can even watch a match if the timing is right. There is a park within walking distance, that is home to our local Monks.
Public transport to our village is very limited. Reliable day coaches to Dublin should you want to see the city during your stay, without taking the car.
Other Things to Note
This is a very old house and therefor is not like a hotel. Each room is different and has its own beauty as well as flaws. Doorways are low in certain rooms, while ceilings are very high; there are steps into some rooms; fires are lit in the wintertime but not in the summer, hot water is in plenty and breakfasts are hearty. Should you have any issues, please let us know, as we are only happy to help, if we can.
No smoking in house, but outside is fine. I am a former smoker so it doesn't bother me at all.
If you would prefer to eat privately in your own room that is fine but we really enjoy treating you like one of the family and getting involved in a bit of banter :))
We had a great stay with Margaret and her family in Collon! They are absolutely great hosts, very easy-going, welcoming and helpful! The house is really something different and worth seeing, and the room is simply very cozy and beautiful :)
Breakfast and chats with our hosts were great and we could not have asked for more. We highly recommend staying here!
Margaret and her lovely family are so welcoming, they have a beautiful home and it was a real treat to spend a night in this fabulous room. We were attending a wedding in Slane so it was a flying visit for us however we had a very comfortable nights sleep and a Margaret's husband cooked us a full Irish in the morning which we greatly appreciated before we set off on our journey back to Dublin
What a delight to spend the night in a beautiful house full of history, wonderful people and books! Besides being a dream for book lovers in a charming location, it is really convenient to visit Bru na Boinne and surrounding historical sites, or head to the airport the next day after a good night of sleep.
Margaret and her family provided a most friendly welcome, fascinating conversation and kindness, they even showed me around Mellifont Abbey and a nearby beach. Not to mention the delicious food!
The stay was of only a night, but it made me wish I could have stayed longer!
My boyfriend and I wholeheartedly enjoyed our stay with Margaret at her 1800s era home. This property is located on a quiet street, but easily a 5 minute walk from some restaurants and pubs. The house is just as beautiful and charming as pictured, and Margaret and her family (including dogs!) were all so sweet and welcoming. We especially enjoyed chatting with her while we enjoyed our breakfast in the morning. Best cup of tea in all of Ireland!
Very friendly and hospitable hosts, we were made to feel very welcome. Margaret offered to drive us to our nearby event to save us the walk. Room was lovely and breakfast was delicious. Perfect!
This is a very unique Airbnb. We will certainly be recommending an onward trip to our Airbnb guests in Dublin! Margaret and her family made us very welcome and we had a very romantic time on Valentine's night cozying up in front of the open fire in our room, and a yummy chatty breakfast plus a tour of this fascinating history house. It's also 10 minutes from the Dublin-Belfast motorway which puts it in a great location for road trippers too, and the local Mellifont Monastery ruins are very romantic too.
About the Host, Margaret
We are a family of 6, although sometimes more as we are also foster carers. I have a book blog ( (website hidden) ) and review for publishers and authors. Starting University in September after 24 years out of education!!
Worked for an airline for 11 years so love meeting people from all corners of the globe
Dog lovers and have 4 so if you plan on visting, please be aware the dogs are indoors too ( not allowed near our spare rooms though :)
Things I cant live without:
My family, books, nice food and wine, and fresh air!!
Moved from Dublin 10 years ago and would not trade this way of life for anything.