The Station House Hotel
“Family-run hotel in a former railway station” - AA Inspector
KILMESSAN, COUNTY MEATH
Our Inspector's View
This family operated hotel retains much of the character of its former life as a railway station. This property is located in attractive gardens, right in the centre of The Boyne Valley, yet just a half hour from Dublin. The old signal box is now the quaint bridal suite, with most of the bedrooms in the converted goods buildings opposite. All-day dining is available in the Platform Lounge, with dinner in the Signal Restaurant, the former waiting rooms and booking office. The Station House has a well deserved reputation for hosting weddings and other family celebrations.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 19
- Family rooms: Array
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Outdoor parking spaces: 50
- Single room, minimum price: £70
- Double room, minimum price: £90
- Open all year
- Maximum number of guests: 100
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About The area
Discover County Meath
Just to the northwest of Dublin, Meath is a county rich in ancient burial sites, abbeys and castles, and includes the Hills of Slane and Tara. From Slane, the River Boyne sweeps south then north again, and here, in the Boyne Valley, is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe – the large pre-Christian burial ground with its three great tumuli at Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth. Oldbrige marks the site of the Battle of the Boyne, where in 1690 the Protestant William of Orange defeated the Catholic James II.
The town of Kells is steeped in antiquity, and was the birthplace of the Book of Kells. In the 9th century, when monks from Iona in Scotland took refuge at the Abbey of Kells to escape Viking raids, they devoted their time to producing this magnificently illuminated (illustrated would be the modern term) work. It is in Latin and is basically the four gospels of the New Testament, but it is the illustrations which make it so important. These days it can be seen at Trinity College, Dublin, but there is still plenty of related interest in the town of Kells, which can be discovered on a heritage trail.
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