Connell's House is a beautiful thatched building dating back to the 17th Century. Located on the village green, it's the perfect place to explore the Boyne Valley. Connell's Barn is adjacent to the House and is also listed on Airbnb, it sleeps up to 5 guests.
Dublin Airport 30 minutes
Dublin City North 40 minutes.
New Grange (Brú na Boinne) 10 minutes by car
Battle of the Boyne Museum 10 minutes by car
Tayto Park 15 minutes by car
Belfast City (Titanic Experience & W5 Museum) 90 minutes by car
Connell's House is a beautifully restored thatched building which retains much of its original character, whilst also incorporating some very modern features. The decoration is an eclectic mix of period and new furniture, fixtures and fittings.
It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sitting room and a large dining kitchen.
Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and has a king size bed. The adjacent bathroom has a shower over the bath. This bedroom can accommodate a fold away bed.
Bedroom 2 is on the first floor and can be made up with two single beds or a super king size bed. There is a shared en-suite shower room with bedroom 3. This bedroom 2 can accommodate a fold away bed.
Bedroom 3 is on the first floor and can be made up with two single beds or a super king size bed. There is a shared en-suite shower room with bedroom 2.
Bedroom 4 is on the first floor and has two single beds with an en-suite shower room.
The house can be accessed through the front door or the rear garden gate, where there is pretty garden with a sunny patio area. There is plenty of free on street parking to the front and side of the house.
Interaction with guests
I will greet guests personally at an agreed time to hand over keys. There will be a detailed local information file in the house with lots of maps and recommendations for local attractions and amenities. I can be contacted by phone at any time if guests require further assistance.
Please leave the house clean and tidy upon departure
Always use the bathroom extractor fan when showering
No outdoor boots/shoes upstairs please
If you use the kitchen facilities please run the dishwasher
Close and LOCK all windows upstairs and downstairs when going out for the day, as it can rain at any time in Ireland!
I'm a furniture designer and have a passion for cleverly designed and beautifully made furniture and objects. I hope this passion comes across in Connell Barn and House, which has been lovingly restored over the last two years. As well as designing furniture I also have a very keen interest in vernacular architecture both in Ireland and Scotland. I have worked on restoring many period properties during my career, but Connell Barn and House is the first one I actually own!
I am a very keen cook and love nothing more than cooking for my three young boys, lovely husband and extended family. I love gardening and I especially like growing vegetables and herbs.
We lived in Scotland for ten years, before moving back to Ireland in 2012. We always spent our summer holidays travelling around England and Scotland, I adore both countries for their beautiful countryside, architecture and history.
My all time favourite movie since I was a kid is Out of Africa (Robert Redford and Meryl Streep need I say more!) and my favourite Irish TV show is Dermot Bannon's Room to Improve. I love all kinds of food but my husband's fennel and butternut squash risotto is pure comfort food to me.
I live twenty minutes from Connell Barn and House, so I'll always been on hand to help out guests and answer any queries. I'm very house proud, so the Barn will be squeaky clean when you arrive!