From Dentist to Decoy at The Seat of The High Kings of Tara

Paula IrwinDecoy Country Cottages

From Dental Practice to Luxurious Cottages

When Conor and Paula Irwin, both dentists, bought their house in 1998 they immediately saw the potential to convert the old farm buildings attached to the house, into luxurious holiday cottages in the heart of the Royal County.

With three small children themselves, they realised that hotels do not always suit the needs of holidaying families. With this in mind they converted the buildings and Decoy Country Cottages now boasts 8 luxurious holiday cottages in a peaceful and tranquil setting, allowing the stresses and strains of our modern hectic lives to fade away.

Decoy Country Cottages

Arranged in a beautifully restored courtyard, these eight unique holiday cottages, can cater from 2 – 8 people. They are fully equipped and decorated to the highest standards with all bedrooms ensuite, marble or oak floors throughout and spacious living accommodation downstairs with granite worktops in the kitchens.

For those tourists with an environmental conscience, all hot water and heating comes from a geothermal heat source, and recycling is actively encouraged!

All the luxurious holiday cottages overlook the architecturally landscaped courtyard, which is a car free zone making it completely safe for families with young children. Families or groups of friends can enjoy the use of The Den – which has a games room, TV and book/DVD library, board games, pool table and also a gym.

If all this sounds too energetic, why not avail of a relaxing treatment from our Dermalogica trained therapists in one of our on site spa rooms.

The Boyne Valley, Co. Meath

The obvious attractions of Tara, Newgrange, Trim and Slane Castles are literally on your doorstep here, but there is far more than this on offer.

These luxurious holiday cottages form an ideal base for so many other activities. There are a wealth of excellent championship golf courses in the area, great fishing on The Boyne, beaches within 25 mins drive and several race courses only a short drive away.

All this and more is only 35 mins from the airport, 50 mins from Dublin and 90 mins from Belfast. Decoy Country Cottages ticks all the boxes for the self catering connoisseur.