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Clonleason Gate Lodge - Self-catering house in Co. Meath

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, Fordstown, Co. Meath
Leinster, Ireland

Sinead Connelly

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+353 (0)46 943 4111(landline)

Books, paintings and roses at this enchanting cottage for romantics, hidden at the end of the drive. Linen and logs included...

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Clonleason sets the standard for self-catering in Ireland. Sinead has converted the Georgian lodge into the dandiest cottage that indulges the senses and yet, despite the luxury and attention to detail, never feels overly perfect: roses meet honeysuckle, country-house elegance meets cosy cottage. It lies secluded among trees at the end of her drive with only the odd tractor to interrupt the peace. You enter by the welcoming kitchen: a Welsh dresser storing patterned Portmeirion china, red deal cupboards distressed to create a limewash effect, oven, dishwasher, microwave and all the basics generously provided. Left is the sitting room: books, paintings and a comfy cream sofa in front of an open fire – so civilised. French doors open onto a terrace and a beautiful secret garden that leads to a small stream and the wild fields. The bedroom has lots of storage, fresh white linen on an excellent bed, coir matting and a pretty shower room. If you can drag yourself away, there are lovely river walks. Enchanting.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Sinead Connelly:

Local points of interest from
Sinead Connelly:

  • Visit Sheridan's famous cheese shop in the Old Railway building in Carnaross near Kells. The lively Saturday market is a must for fresh local produces.
  • Experience the unique archaeological sites of Tara, and the UNESCO site of Bru na nBainne (Newgrange) and the ancient town of Trim with its large concentration of historical monuments and beautiful river walk.
  • Wander round award winning acres of gardens and grounds at Clonleason or look out for the Water Voles and Kingfisher at our river. April and May are particularly lovely.
  • Take a day trip to Dublin and be back in your cottage for the evening, or visit the coastal fishing village of Skerries and eat fresh sea food in a harbor restaurant.
  • Golf at beautiful Headfort in traditional parkland. or visit Kells 9th century round tower and crosses.
  • Relax and unwind and simply enjoy the quiet pleasures of country life.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"Great experience of Irish country living at its best. Stayed many times, never short of marvellous. On edge of the magnificent Clonleason House gardens, the lodge is wonderfully comfortable with fantastic style and character throughout. Own lovely sunny private patio and hidden riverside garden. Sinead and John are excellent hosts, respecting privacy but so very welcoming. It is their attention to detail that makes the lodge such an idyllic place to stay (and return to). Peaceful relaxation but also plenty to do nearby, walks and numerous attractions, all well documented in helpful guide book."
March 2015

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  • 1 House for 2
Price:(i) 480 per week

3 nights from €270

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 4 nights in high season. Short breaks available.




, Fordstown, Co. Meath

Self-catering Clonleason Gate Lodge (self-catering)
House ~ 1 double
Price: (i) 480 to 480 per week

Sinead Connelly

Visit website

+353 (0)46 943 4111(landline)