Slane Farm Hostel, Co. Meath, Ireland
Award winning cottages and hostel on a working farm in the Heart of the Boyne Valley. The old farm building, once belonging to Slane Castle, has been lovingly restored to ensure that guests are very welcome and comfortable.
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Cottages per night is 80 euro. 350euro per week and 150 euro for weekend. Bun houses 18 euro per person per night . Private Room 25 euro per person per night. Large Groups 25 and over 20 euro per person for the entire hostel. Children under 4 free children 4 - 12 half price.
Have a greener holiday at Slane Farm:
Visitors to Slane Farm can enjoy over 5,000 years of History condensed into the surrounding area of Slane, this is the perfect destination to step back in time and see how the past has influenced the present. The cottages and Hostel are award winning accommodation in old farm buildings that once belonged to Sane Castle. For the genuine experience you can sleep in the haybarn and milk the cows for breakfast this is optional!
The Macken family have taken every step to ensure our guests are very welcome and comfortable. The terrific facilities and wonderful accommodation with plenty of local maps and information will make every guests' stay complete. The farm itself has many walkways that lead to historical sites or even just wander along the green pastures and watch the dairy heard grazing in the fields or visit them at milking time. Early risers can get the fresh eggs for breakfast from our free range hens or help yourself to our vegetable garden or just stay and relax in the living room and enjoy the many books available
Reviewed by Catherine Mack:
'There is a lovely laid back atmosphere here, with unpretentious and a good, old-fashioned ‘the farm door is always open’ sort of a welcome. The brightly coloured stable doors, and milk churns brimming with flowers will bring a smile to your face even on the wettest of days.'
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How does Slane Farm Hostel minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?
The buildings old stone farm buildings that were restored in line with the original design that has been there for the last hundreds of years. They have recycling bins for waste collection of various types from plastic, paper, tins or class. Additionally the free range hens that take a lot of kitchen waste, and waste from the garden is used for compost. To reduce water consumption, the shower heads are all restricted and only flow with the push of a button. They have rain water collections at various points around the farm. The food for guest use is locally produced and the owners encourage guests to visit the local food markets that are on at the weekends. The vegetable garden and free range eggs from the hens are available for guests.
To minimise their impact on County Meath’s natural environment and its biodiversity, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport, and some even arrive on foot. During their stay, the owners have bicycles for the guests if they wish to explore the area on cycle. They encourage guests to use the many pathways around the farm for their activities. On the farm, they have Slane Farm Oils which is used in collection of waste cooking oil which is then turned into clean oil again for the production of bio diesel.
Top Eco Features at Slane Farm
Free range hens in the hen run that take a lot of the waste from the kitchen
Own vegetable garden. Waste from the garden is use for compost
Shower heads are restricted & only flow with the push of a button. Rain water colections at various points around the farm
Locally produced food, hosts encourage guests to visit the local food markets at the weekend. Veg garden is free to guests as are the eggs from the free range hens
Bikes available for guests to use. Encourages guests to use the many pathways around the farm for activities
Directions from station:
Guests can take the bus to the village of Slane from Drogheda (no 188) or the Derry - Dublin Bus which leaves guests in the village of Slane. We can collect our guest here and bring them to Slane Farm.The village is just 2km away. The local bus stops at the top of the road which is just 1km away. Transport can be arranged for groups large and small. Bike hire is also available at Slane Farm on a daily basis or weekly