Hope all good with you and yours and that you had a wonderful Halloween break. In case you have not heard our Autumn news, we’re delighted to announce that Thatcher’s Rest Cottage recently won the Best Holiday Home Beach House Award in the 2016 European Holiday Home Awards.

We were truly delighted when we heard we had made it to the shortlist of just eight houses. The win is still sinking in, especially given some of the beautiful properties in places such as Croatia, Cornwall, Germany and Denmark. It’s a great accolade, not only for us, but also for The Boyne Valley and Ireland’s Ancient East, a wondrous treasure trove for our visitors.


The Boyne Valley Crowned Ireland’s Foodie Destination 2016

The superb collective team behind The Boyne Valley Food Series scooped the prestigious title of Ireland’s Foodie Destination 2016 after a rigorous few weeks of applications, town visits and over 10,000 online votes! From tapas and Food Safaris to innovative strategies for growth and development, they set the benchmark for food tourism in Ireland.

More Great News for The Boyne Valley

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan, this week announced €445k in funding from Fáilte Ireland’s Capital Grants Allocation for 2016 for two key projects at Newgrange and Knowth in County Meath, the birth place of Ireland’s Ancient East.

All of these excellent achievements can only enhance your stay at The Cottages.

Boyne Valley

Photo Competition!

There’s still time to get your entries in for this years competition. The winning prize is a luxury 3 night stay for four guests here at The Cottages. You can enter as many times as you like! The closing date is November 30th… a perfect time to win a special Christmas gift!

Even if you’ve entered before please do share your photos with us, as the old saying goes if you’re not in…

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Flowers in the gardens at the Cottages

Happy Birthday to Highlanes Gallery

Celebrating 10 years, the Highlanes Municipal Gallery is one of Ireland’s most important visual spaces presenting a programme of national and international temporary exhibitions together with their permanent collection. Happy Birthday Highlanes and best wishes for the next decade and beyond.

Highlanes Gallery

Listoke Distillery

A family tradition infused in Gin, don’t you just love it! We’re looking forward to going to Gin School at Listoke in the very near future. Definitely something special for the diary!

Listoke Distillery

Early Bird 2017

Our Early Bird rates offer you a wonderful 15% saving on your seaside cottage for anytime in 2017… whether your favourite time is Spring, Summer or Autumn The Cottages are always a special place to be.

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Sunrise at the Cottages
Sunrise at the Cottages

Have a wonderful rest of year and we look forward to welcoming you back to
The Cottages sometime soon.

With warmest regards,
Roger, Liz and all the Team