Converted Barn in the beautiful Cooley peninsula (an hour from Dublin)

Converted Barn in the beautiful Cooley peninsula (an hour from Dublin)


Dec 2011

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

The "barn", as the name suggests, was the original animal outhouse, but the cows have moved out to make way for an architect-designed make-over with a large open-plan living / dining area with a cathedral ceiling and feature floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the stunning views. Newly-added features including an outdoor pizza oven and a wet-room with rainshower and sauna complete the experience.

Combined, you have the best of both worlds – a home steeped in tradition yet with all modern conveniences. Briefly, the barn's sleeping accomodation includes a double bedroom, a second bedroom with a single bed and bunks with a trundle bed and a loft/playroom with a double sofa bed. The bathroom has a large bath and toilet, wash-hand basin and shower. Downstairs is a fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, a bright living/dining room with a Danish wood-burning stove and a wet-room with a rain-shower and cedar wood sauna. Outdoors, apart from the views and lots of garden space, there is a large patio area with seating for 8, a Weber barbeque and a newly-installed pizza oven (best pizza of your life in 3 minutes flat!)

Facilities for the children are fantastic. As well as a mountain on their doorstep to explore, the newly built tree-house is Kids HQ in Ravensdale. An outdoor hammock and tyre swing will keep them occupied in the summer. There is also a 13-foot trampoline for bouncy fun, a dedicated play-room and, for the younger ones a swing, see-saw & slide set. A range of outdoor games including hoopla, boules, badminton/volley ball sets, etc, will also keep them busy.

Some of the other facilities and conveniences include:
- wireless internet access
- TV, DVD player and stereo
- A Nespresso coffee machine
- Dishwasher, washing machine and dryer
- Hob, oven, microwave and fridge freezer
- Lots and lots of books and board games

We also have a cleaning lady who will be available during your stay and a gardener who keeps the place looking nice.

The barn is our holiday home, so we are open to non-simultaneous exchange and the property is generally available all year round.


Ros's reviews

As a host (5)

More about us

  1. We are a family of 5 with three daughters (aged 20, 18 and 16)

  2. Barry runs a company and Ros is a lecturer and author

  3. We love hanging out together as a family and seeing new places

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Fitzpatricks Bar and restaurant
Cool bars
PJs in Carlingford
Cozy cafés
Strangfield House
Retail therapy
Dublin city
Bit of culture
Newgrange, Giants Causeway
Walks in the park
Best hiking on your doorstep
Spot of exercise
Ravensdale equestrian centre
Day tripping
Dublin, Belfast

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