Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all keeping well and appreciating the arrival of Spring after a good old fashioned Winter. We have been busy over the past few months implementing improvements that will enhance your holiday experience at The Cottages….

Free Secure Wireless Internet Broadband
We are really happy to let you know that we have installed Secure Wireless Internet Broadband at The Cottages. You now have no less than 3 signals to choose from. A strong signal in every cottage, which ever one you choose. The really good news is that we are providing this service FREE to all our guests.

Satellite TV
Yes! we have Satellite TV in every cottage now, so if you don’t want to miss your favourites, if your little ones are missing their CBeebies’s, it’s all here for you now. We know this is not one of the priorities on your holiday list, but nice to know it’s available and again at no extra cost.

British pound
We have revised our rates, reverting to our 2006/7 rates to reflect the current economic climate. Check out our website where our Special Sterling rates are posted on our ‘Rates’ page along with our euro rates. These ‘Premier Cottage Rates’ give a very significant reduction to our UK guests, so be sure and take a look. We are just an email away so let us know if we can help with holiday dates, remember we are totally flexible!

Introduce your friends to The Cottages for FREE. Especially for you “Spring Special 4 for 2”

Our Winter Special has been such a success we have extended it to 30th April 2009 (ex Easter). Come stay in Rose Cottage, The Apple Loft or Garden Cottage, de-stress in total comfort, enjoy head clearing beach walks and good food, re-discover the simple life. Accommodation for 4 people for 3 nights, at the 2008 2 person rate 420/ £335 all inclusive. This offer is for those of you on our email mail list only!


No shortage of excitement on the golf course!! The European Tour has announced that the Irish Open is to return to Baltray on the 14th / 17th May 2009. See www.countylouthgolfclub.com

Laytown Bettystown Golf Club are celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year so lots of special events. details www.landb.ie


No recipe this edition, no room….but every cottage now has their very own copy of  ‘ELY through the seasons’, Erik and Michelle’s new recipe book. Lots of mouth watering recipes, like their famous Ely fishcakes or our favourite, their treacle brown bread! Ely the perfect venue for that special trip to Dublin for lunch or dinner. www.elywinebar.com

Laytown Strand Races as seen on BBC’s “Coast”

Race day is the 1st September, nice and early this year which will make it extra special. Local folklore has it that it was the parish priest who, in 1876, organised the first race meeting on Laytown’s six miles of golden strand. Held intermittently since then, it was not until 1901 that local landowner, Paddy Delaney, established the meeting as we know it today. Nothing, not even two World Wars, has stopped it taking place since then. What better place to experience this special day than at The Cottages right there on the 3 furlong marker.

The Best Job in the World

Very proud to tell you that my nephew George Karellas has been shortlisted out of 35,000 applicants for this amazing job check him out and be sure and vote for George. www.islandfreejob.com/George edit: link no longer works, thanks everyone for your support.

Happy St Patrick’s Day! With best wishes from Roger, Liz and the Team, Cathy, Lorraine, Tom and Maoliosa.
Looking after your dream holiday cottage by the sea for 101 years

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