About this listing
This quaint country farmhouse situated at the foot of Sliabh na Callaigh (The Witches mountain), 3 miles from the beautiful market town of Oldcastle
There are two double bedrooms available with private living /dining area.
Bedroom 1. two dbl beds, Bedroom 2. one dbl bed.
Self service breakfast
This quaint country farmhouse situated at the foot of Sliabh na Callaigh (The Witches mountain), 3 miles from the beautiful market town of Oldcastle Meath.
The house was built in the 1930’s, and stands in the shadow of the world renowned Loughcrew carins.
Guests will have access to their own private sitting room, use of the kitchen and a shared shower and toilet room.
Interaction with guests
The host will be happy to give local information and advice to guests.
The house was built in the 1930’s, and stands in the shadow of the world renowned Loughcrew carins. This collection of stone age passage tombs were built between 3500 and 3300 BC (approx.. 1,000 years before the Great Pyramid of Giza), and are one of the most significant stone age sites in Europe, part of a connection of stone age passage tombs that includes the Bru na Boinne tombs of Knowth, Dowth, and Newgrange (which were named UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1993). On the morning of the Spring Equinox each year the first rays of morning sunlight travel up along the winding passage to the end of the tomb to illuminate the chamber within – an event occurring just on that day each year.
The area was a significant site throughout early Irish history, owing to its height above the surrounding land. It is the highest point in the surrounding 3 counties (on a clear day 7 counties are reputedly visible from its peak ). There are also bronze age ring forts in the area, one of which is visible in the neighbouring field from the kitchen window.
Oldcastle is just 50 miles from Dublin, and 20 miles from the market town of Mullingar. It has a quiet town centre with some nice pubs, and yearly hosts the Le Cheile Arts and Music festival on the 1st weekend of August each year The nearby town of Virginia (a ‘plantation town’ called after Elizabeth I of England), is home to the Ramour theatre, which hosts work from Irish and International playwrites, along with music and vintage cinema Also on its doorstep are numerous limestone lakes, remnant of the glacial erosion caused by the second ice age, which provide a beautiful backdrop for life in this enchanting rural environment.
The house gives a flavour of authentic traditional Irish country life, and until 1995 was a functioning farm.
The house is situated just off the Oldcastle to Kells Road. There is ample parking for 5 cars.
smoking is only allowed outside