Standing majestically on the banks of the River Boyne in the rolling landscape of County Meath, Bellinter House exudes period glamour. Located just under an hour from both Dublin City and Airport, Bellinter is a magnificant example of an eighteenth century country house in Palladian style. The House was designed by renowned architect Richard Cassels, who is also responsible for the classic Russborough, Powerscourt and Leinster Houses. The grounds at Bellinter are extensive, with sweeping lawns, ancient trees and a number of secluded spots to relax and unwind. There is a labyrinth of local footpaths and trails to explore and wellingtons are available for guests to borrow.
At Bellinter House, you are invited to sleep well on extra large beds, goose feather pillows and soft white linens. Guestroom furniture is hand made or vintage. Bathe in deep baths or sing in power showers, and lather with ‘Voya’, certified organic Irish seaweed cleansing products.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Wireless Broadband Connection
- Large Plasma TVs
- Centrally Controlled Mood Lighting
- Bose Sound System
- In-Room Drinks & Snacks
The vaulted cellar at Bellinter is home to Eden Restaurant, sister to the award winning Eden in Temple Bar, Dublin. Menus in Eden are seasonally based and produce is sourced locally wherever possible.
Breakfast is served in Eden from 8am until 11am, and dinner from 5.30pm until 9:30pm. From Sunday to Friday excluding bank holidays our pre-theatre menu is available from 5:30pm until 7pm. Special dietary requests can be catered for by arrangement.
The Drawing Room is the heart of the house and food is served here from 11am to 9.30pm.
The Bellinter Bar with hand painted mural by David Godbold and an abundance of antlers, is open for drinks all day and serves tempting snacks 11am until 9.30pm.
The intimate Wine Bar in the basement is great for wine tastings and offers a great choice from an extensive wine list. There is also an excellent selection of cocktails, Irish and international whiskeys, aperitifs and digestifs.
Room Service is also available for our residents each day from 8am until 9pm.
The Boyne Valley
The Boyne Valley
On the Map: The Boyne Valley is a fairly large region located in the east of Ireland in County Meath. Only 30 minutes/ 20km north of Dublin City, the Boyne Valley is accessed via the N2 or N3 roads heading northwest from the city.
The Boyne Valley contains the largest and most decorated megalithic sites in all of Ireland and has been described as “the largest and most important expression of prehistoric megalithic art in Europe”. The large Megalithic sites were built over 5000 years ago between 3800 and 3200 BC, built before both Stonehenge in England and the great pyramids in Egypt. Within a three square mile radius in the Boyne Valley are grouped more than 30 prehistoric monuments including the great passage tombs and their satellite structures, standing stones, barrows and other enclosures. The great sites of the Boyne Valley include Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Loughcrew, Fourknocks and the Hill of Tara. Neolithic communities built these sites over earlier sacred spots and it is suspected that they were used for a combination of different purposes, including use as burial tombs, sacred temples and astronomical observatories. The nearby towns of Slane or Navan make ideal bases from which to explore the area.