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Newly launched; Extraordinary vacation rental steeped in the history of Irelandâ€™s Ancient East with panoramic coastal views from the Mourne Mountains to Skerries
The Old Schoolhouse is a destination with a difference, a haven of tranquillity away from it all. Circa 1881, Fieldstown National School has been completely transformed to provide the ultimate escape for those seeking a luxury country break in one of Irelandâ€™s original school houses.
Monasterboice near Drogheda in Co. Louth is still relatively undiscovered as a holiday location. The delightful rural setting is one of the treasures of the Boyne Valley and has been coming to prominence recently as it is now firmly on the map as part of Irelandâ€™s Ancient East. Itâ€™s just off the M1 motorway, about 8km north of Drogheda.
Monasterboice is home to one of Irelandâ€™s earliest Christian sites with two of the most beautiful Celtic Crosses in Ireland. Thereâ€™s also a Round Tower, which is the oldest in Ireland. The historic site also features the remains of two churches. This essential original monastic settlement is said to have been founded in the 5th or 6th century by St. Buithe a follower of St. Patrick and the Boyne river is named after him.
Accessed by electric gates with lights that are activated immediately on arrival into the secluded courtyard, the first glimpse of luxury is a barbeque and hot tub outside. From the moment that guests enter the half door from the courtyard, they are transported to an old-world atmosphere with the original stone walls, and there are panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
The house is an excellent retreat for groups of golfers, walkers or painters ...