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 :))
Fantastic stay for our last night in Ireland . Wonderful house and wonderful family. Fantastic Malaysian restaurant near by and very friendly locals in the pub. Nice dogs which were great as I missed my pets at home. All in all a wonderful ace to stay. Thanks for having us.
We had a great stay in Margaret's House. She and her family made us feel very warm. The room is perfect and breakfasts couldn't be better, both by the food and the conversation.
Wonderful hosts indeed!
A unique Air B and B experience. Margaret and family welcomed us warmly. They trested us to an enjoyable stay. More than accommodating, Margaret was generous and added some extra surprises into our visit. From tea to breakfast this is a great B and B.
The Host gave us good info on where to go to spend the evening
I'm glad you enjoyed our room of book :) Just to point out that our listing does state that the wifi may not always work in the guest room (very thick wall in1800s houses) but that it is freely available in the main part of the house, on all devices. The password is written down in guest book in the room. Sorry you were not made aware of this. I may sack my husband :(
Margaret and her family were so lovely! I was freezing when I got to Ireland and Margaret made me tea, got me a hot water bottle for my bed, and even sent her daughter down to my room with her bathrobe for me to borrow. They were so sweet and I was sad to leave them. (Plus the neighborhood is so charming, as is the room.) Thanks again for having me!
Margaret and her family were very very welcoming to us and made us feel very comfortable in their home. Wonderful breakfast, great advice on things to do in town and excellent discussion on books and authors. Thank you so much Margaret. We loved your 1800's home and enthusiasm. Valerie and David
accueil chaleureux et très agréable. belle chambre à la campagne, tranquille. super petit déjeuner. nous avons été reçus dans une ambiance familiale joyeuse et nos hôtes étaient disponibles et attentionnés. super étape !
About the Host, Margaret
We are a family of 6, although sometimes more as we are also foster carers. I have a book blog (BleachHouseLibrary) and review for publishers and authors. A mature University student of English and History. Worked for an airline for 11 years so love meeting people from all corners of the globe
Dog lovers and have three, 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.