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Decoy Country Cottages

Child friendly cottage, Co. Meath – Garlow Cross, Navan, Co Meath, Ireland

About Decoy Country Cottages

Decoy Country Cottages has beautifully converted a Stable Mews to accommodate guests in 8 tasteful, child friendly cottages ranging in size from 1 - 4 bedrooms. Surrounded by the idyllic countryside of Meath, within 30 minutes of Dublin airport and a wealth of nearby historic sites to visit makes Decoy cottages perfect for family holidays. Together with the high standard of self-catering accommodation families have the benefit of a well maintained play area, and games-centre on-site. Giving children a safe place to play while you are able to workout in the gym or enjoy one of beauty treatments on offer. By booking all 8 cottages a family re-union can be accommodated of up to 40 guests. 

Decoy Cottages give families on holiday the opportunity to relax, unwind and re-charge your batteries in superb surroundings. Stay in a beautifully furnished cottage, very spacious and well planned, with lots of thoughtful extras to boot! Decoy Country Cottages can be found in the beautiful and historic Boyne Valley in County Meath, nearby to the town of Navan and just a 30 minute drive from Dublin airport. There are lots of small towns and important historic sites, relatively nearby and easy to get to.

Each property at Decoy Country Cottages is individually designed to the highest standard for your comfort and enjoyment. Opening your stable door to your holiday accommodation you will enjoy toasty warm feet (compliments of geothermal under-floor heating - standard throughout all cottages) and a welcoming basket with fresh brown bread, tea, eggs, jam and milk. Hence a dash to the local shops after a long journey is eliminated. All cottages also possess a wood burning stove, well equipped fully fitted kitchens with granite work tops, spacious, tastefully decorated accommodation, the most comfortable beds with feather duvets and crisp white linen, Satellite TV, DVD player and VHS player. Electricity and heating are included in the rate as are bed linen, towels, cots and highchairs (subject to availability). Baby kits including baby monitors, sterilizers, and stairgates can also be supplied subject to availability. The largest self catering property is 4 bedroom Decoy House with a capacity for 8 guests.

Families can enjoy time out at the "den", a on-site relaxing games room for use by all, with a comfortable sitting area, wood burning stove, satellite TV, DVD/Video player and a library of DVD's and videos and board games. Upstairs there is a games area for older children with pool table and air hockey as well as a gym with treadmill, cross trainer, bike and weights. Venture outside the back door and you will discover a children's outdoor play area, a courtyard garden and a BBQ area .Children are welcome to feed the resident ducks, chickens or the goat, and maybe even bottle feed the lambs, and there are always eggs to be collected!

Should you be arriving late, you can take advantage of a wonderful bonus service and pre-order a hot meal to be ready for your arrival. A breakfast service of locally sourced and home made products can also be provided. There is an indulgent on-site day spa where you can enjoy luxurious face or body treatments from a highly qualified therapist.

When you stay at Decoy Country Cottages you'll be within easy reach of top historical attractions like the Hill of Tara, Knowth, Dowth, Newgrange and Bective Abbey together with numerous family activities and of course the vibrant city of Dublin. There is a public swimming pool at Navan and an aquatic centre at Blanchardstown. Funtasia in Drogheda has a pool, bowling, climbing wall and high wire adventure trail. The beaches at Laytown and Bettystown are about 30 mins drive away to the East and provide miles of sandy beaches. Laytown is also home to the annual Laytown horseraces.

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Terms & conditions

Rates

All rates quoted are in Euro and are fully inclusive of heating, electricity, towels, linen, WiFi and a lovely welcome basket. The rate also includes VAT To secure a booking we require a 20% deposit with the balance due 28 days before your arrival date.

Deposit

DepositA booking for a holiday becomes firm when (i). A deposit of 20% of the holiday cost (to the nearest Euro) is received and (ii). A completed booking form is received by us Up until that time it is a provisional booking. Provisional bookings are held for a maximum of 7 days. Remittances must be made in Euro’s .

Check in & out

Check in is no ealrier than 4pm and check out is no later than 10am unless by prior arrangement

Cancellation policy

Cancellation charges If you have to cancel your holiday for whatever reason, we will do our best to re-let the cancelled booking and refund your rental in full less an administration charge of €75.00. If however we do not succeed we reserve the right to make a cancellation charge under the following structure; 64- 42 days loss of deposit. 42 - 22 days: 60% of total rental. Less than 21 days: 100% of total rental. A minimum cancellation charge of €75.00 applies. Cancellation must be notified by telephone as soon as possible and followed by written confirmation

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Full T&C'sTerms & Conditions Decoy Country Cottages, Garlow Cross, Navan, County Meath. Ireland 1. Deposit A booking for a holiday becomes firm when (i). A deposit of 20% of the holiday cost (to the nearest Euro) is received and (ii). A completed booking form is received by us Up to that time it is a provisional booking. Provisional bookings are held for a maximum of 7 days. Remittances must be made in Euro’s . 2. VAT The holiday price includes Value Added Tax at thirteen and a half percent. If rates of VAT change, we reserve the right to amend prices accordingly. 3. Final Payment The full balance of the total holiday cost is payable not later than four weeks before the holiday begins. A reminder email will be sent to you 28 days before your arrival date. If the full balance is not paid on time we reserve the right to cancel the holiday, in which case the deposit will be forfeited. 4. Cancellation charges If you have to cancel your holiday for whatever reason, we will do our best to re-let the cancelled booking and refund your rental in full less an administration charge of €75.00. If however we do not succeed we reserve the right to make a cancellation charge under the following structure; 64- 42 days loss of deposit. 42 - 22 days: 60% of total rental. Less than 21 days: 100% of total rental. A minimum cancellation charge of €75.00 applies. Cancellation must be notified by telephone as soon as possible and followed by written confirmation 5. Our Right to Refuse We reserve the right to refuse any booking and, in exceptional circumstances, to cancel, modify or alter arrangements made for the Visitor. If a booking had to be cancelled, modified or altered by us we will make every effort to offer an alternative holiday. If the Visitor does not accept the alternative holiday offered, we will return to him/her any monies paid whereupon our liability will cease. 6. Change of Booking There will be a fee of €30.00 for any transferred booking, and bookings may not be transferred within one month prior to the Visitor’s holiday. A transferred booking is from one cottage to another or from one date to another. If the transfer also involves reducing the length of holiday e.g. from two weeks to one week, it will be regarded as a cancellation and will fall under our Holiday Cancellation Conditions. 7. Visitor Accommodation Limitation Accommodation at all times is limited to the number of persons for whom the booking is made, and the maximum number in each cottage must not exceed that stated in the brochure. 8. Joint bookings Where two parties join forces to take a holiday cottage, the booking should be made in one name only – that person (the Visitor) to be responsible for all payments and any damage. 9. Services All charges for gas, electricity and water services are included in holiday price. 10. Loss of Visitor Property We cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to any belongings, or for injury sustained by the Visitor or members of his/her party during their stay at the holiday property. We exclude liability for loss or damage to any belongings, or for injury Sustained to the Visitor or member of his/her party during their stay at the holiday property. 11. Right of Entry We and our agents reserve the right to enter any cottage at any reasonable time on reasonable cause. 12. Visitor Obligations The Visitor undertakes to keep the premises and all furniture fixtures and effects in the same state of repair and condition as at the commencement of the booking period (reasonable wear and tear excepted) and shall pay to us the value of any part of the premises furniture, fixtures, fittings and effects so destroyed or damaged. Breakages and damage should be reported as soon as possible. 13. Property Cleanliness The Visitor and members of his/her party are asked to leave the accommodation clean and tidy. We reserve the right to make a charge for extra cleaning if the accommodation is not left in a satisfactory condition. 14. Family Occupation The accommodation is designed for family use, not for youth groups or student parties. Sleeping in tents or motor vehicles adjacent to the accommodation is not permitted. 15. Advance Bookings Most cottages can be booked at least a year in advance. It is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment, particularly over school holiday periods. 16. Access The cottages have a car park for guests only and visitors are requested to park in the car park at all times except when unloading or loading cases etc. on arrival or departure. 17. Bicycles If you bring a bicycle/s on holiday, please do not take them into the cottage. 18. Complaints Every care is taken to ensure that our cottages are presented to visitors to a high standard. Should you find on arrival that there is a problem, or cause for complaint, please let us know immediately. Every effort will then be made to assist you. It is frustrating for all parties if you write after your holiday and tell us about a problem that could have been solved had we known at the time. We value every booking and want all visitors to enjoy their holidays and to return to The Cottages.

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