Stay at johnsfort House in the boyne valley


Beautiful accommodation. unique farm stay.
enjoy the peace and quiet.

Johnsfort house

With over two hundred and fifty 5* reviews, Johnsfort will be your Irish home while you are on tour with us. This is a private boutique farm stay in either Marianne Cottage or Bartholomew's Loft. Our farm has been in the Ball family for over 200 years and is steeped in history. We are situated on the edge of the small village of Clonmellon right on the Meath/Westmeath border and only one hour from Dublin city . When you come to stay here you can light the stove, sit out on the patio or stroll to meet our Highland cattle, Jacob sheep and Bantom hens. Indulge in our cosy accommodation and feast on our homemade brown bread, fresh eggs and local honey. Be prepared to be whisked away the next morning to see some glorious Irish scenery and listen to Richard tell you some great facts and stories about its present and its past. For more information on our accommodation you can go to

Marianne Cottage

Industrial style

We take great pride in both Marianne Cottage and Bartholomew's Loft. In their look and style, their differences from other places and most of all the comfort and enjoyment our guests get from them. At Marianne Cottage you can curl up in front of the log stove at the end of your day and enjoy the peace and quiet as you admire the original stone walls with arch intact, exposed steel beams and double height ceiling.

Bright bold colours

The cottage and loft are very spacious and have everything you need to have a relaxed, comfortable stay. The deep blue kitchen was handmade from wood and recycled brewery pipes. It has a fridge, full cooking facilities and espresso and filter coffee machines. We also have clothes washing and drying facilities in the utility room. The cottage has its own patio area for sitting out on to watch the glow of the sunset beyond the trees.

Comfort and warmth

Both bedrooms are warm, snug and cosy. The main double bedroom has an en suite with a wet room. Mattresses were made by a local company and ensure a great night's sleep. We source our soap from a small local company who use goat's milk from their own goats. The twin bedroom can be made into a super-king size bed if necessary. The main bathroom with its bright red subway tiles, has a bath and shower.

Bartholomew's loft

Upside down bright living space

The first thing of note in Bartholomew's Loft is that it is an upside down living space. The double and triple bedroom are on the ground floor as well as a WC and  wetroom with beautiful encaustic tiles. Every nook and cranny tells its own story with parquet hall floor saved from a local cathedral and iconic mid century antiques and bright vibrant colours.

speakeasy style

Upstairs, a lofted ceiling! Views across the farmland with cattle and sheep grazing in the fields greet you with a real 1950's feel to the fully kitted out kitchen. Off the kitchen, setting the loft apart is the sitting room. With its ambient tones and Chesterfield suite it has a feeling of real luxury...a little secret perhaps like an old speakeasy that nobody else knows about. A place for a little glass of whiskey perhaps or a nice cup of tea, a chat or a good book.

antiques and original art

Throughout the loft you will find art and antiques that we have gone to great lengths to find.  A mannequin, for hanging the dinner jackets from a local castle. Original artworks from Irish artists and real historic pieces are all here to enjoy. The desk or workstation, if required, is an original 1940's bankers desk with high speed broadband, We cannot wait to show both Bartholomew's Loft and Marianne Cottage to you.
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