If you are looking for an ideal staycation this year, go no further than The Cottages Ireland, in Bettystown, Co Meath. Set on the beautiful beaches of Laytown and Bettystown these luxury self catering cottages are an ideal base to explore the many historical and entertaining locations we have on offer here in Co Meath and surrounding areas.
One beautiful evening in June I took advantage of the setting sun and while the incoming tide lapped away around my ankles I set up the tripod just in time to capture the sun burst kissing the corner of this beautiful cottage.
Little did I know both Liz & Roger, owners of The Cottages, were celebrating their wedding anniversary at the same time. This chance photo turned into the pleasure of meeting this friendly and welcoming couple. I was honoured that they chose this photo to mark their celebration. Since then they kindly let me explore this idyllic haven and photograph their beautiful cottages and gardens.
The gardens are blooming with gorgeous flowers.
Imagine waking up each morning to the sound of the ocean in your back garden and having your coffee here overlooking the sea. Or winding down at the end of a busy and exciting day of exploring the surrounding areas and sights of Meath.
The Cottages boast 6 luxurious 300 year old thatched cottages - Little Orchard Cottage, Rose Cottage, Thatcher's Rest Cottage, Apple Loft Cottage, Garden Cottage and even Honeymoon Cottage.
Little hideaways in the garden provide private areas to relax, unwind, read a book...
And several little play areas for the children to enjoy in a safe environment ......
Even when the weather turns - and lets face it - it regularly does here in Ireland ! - the Cottages still provides a stunning and dramatic backdrop. Who wouldn't want to witness a rumbling storm over the sea from the safety and comfort of here.
Nothing is more magical than a warm summer evening here in the gardens and a great location for all the family to gather and catch up - from all corners of the country and the world. Many families who are separated and dispersed around the globe gather here for their annual get-together and return year on year out.
So don't waste any more time and go check out The Cottages Ireland - www.thecottages-ireland.com - and come visit us here in East Meath. You won't want to leave !