Mount Hanover House


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  1. 16 guests
  2. 10 bedrooms
  3. 18 beds
  4. 7 baths
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Mount Hanover, built in 1690, is a unique period country house nestled in the heart of the Boyne Valley, close to Dublin city and airport. It is the perfect base from which to explore Ireland’s Ancient East and historic sites such as Newgrange and also Dublin city. Built over four storeys, Mount Hanover is an imposing place, surrounded by formal gardens, woodlands, stables, 100 acres of farmland and a walled garden.

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Mount Hanover commenced construction in 1690, the year of the Battle of the Boyne. The stables sheltered the horses of King James and romantic local legend has it that King James’s forces held out against those of William of Orange at Mount Hanover. It is said that the Bellew family, who first owned Mount Hanover, forfeited the property as a punishment for their support of the Catholic king, who lost the battle.

Legend also has it that the Great Emancipator, Daniel O’Connell spent a night in Mount Hanover in 1842 en route to the famous public rally on the Hill of Tara and that he took Mass here – it’s possible as the oratory is consecrated, with a fabulous original stained glass window.

The house was owned by the Matthews family for over five generations until 1985. The current owners bought it in 2015 and have carried out extensive refurbishment of the house, which boasts 7 large predominantly super-king size bedrooms. While retaining its period features, including cornicing dating to 1760, the house is also fully modernised with all mod cons, including central heating, WIFI, SKY ,Netflix etc.

Dinner can be arranged for guests in the dining room which seats twelve, with a large open log fire. The sitting room also has a large open fire and is cosy but spacious at the same time.

For entertainment, the house has its own indoor swimming pool, changing rooms and sauna, games room with dart board, table tennis and modern gaming consoles. Croquet can be enjoyed on the lawn where one can enjoy the pastime of kings. There is a patio area to the side of the house, perfect for relaxing during summer days with a cocktail or for having a BBQ. Or we have new all weather floodlit tennis court with a tennis pavilion.The tennis pavilion has a barbecue (gas and wood)pizza oven,smoker and sink.There is a conservatory which captures the sun from morning to dusk and is a tranquil place to read or enjoy afternoon tea.

The mature gardens have been well tended and over 200 young trees have been planted in 2016. A number of protected species of birds and mammals live in the gardens and the River Nanny flows through the farm, to the River Nanny Estuary and Shore SPA Natura 2000 site a few kilometres away.

There is a walk way through the gardens and woodland, which is perfect for bird watchers and those interested in getting back to nature. Both inside and outside, the house exudes atmosphere and a country house charm. It is an ideal vacation setting for family and friends.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 1 cot

What this place offers

Valley view
Garden view
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Pets allowed
TV with Standard cable
Washing machine

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Where you’ll be

Duleek, Meath, Ireland

Hosted by Angus

  1. Joined in May 2016
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My interests are farming,building and sport. I’ve played rugby as an amateur and professional for Lansdowne, Leinster and Ireland.

During your stay

We are available to help and assist you during your stay, unless you want privacy, subject to our sharing the house. If guests want total privacy, they can rent the whole house and we can also move out, but there is a minimum stay of 2 nights required.
We are available to help and assist you during your stay, unless you want privacy, subject to our sharing the house. If guests want total privacy, they can rent the whole house and…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $4223

Cancellation policy