Local Fishing stays
Lough Lean and Lough Bane plus Lough Derravaragh (a Natural Heritage Area) are all within 20 minute’s drive and provide some amazing fishing opportunities. Take a packed lunch and return with your fish were we will prepare it for your evening meal
Visit Historical Places of Interest
Killua Castle : The grounds are open to the public every Saturday 10am to 4pm. Ballinlough Castle : Home of the Body & Soul Festival, Loughcrew Cairns :Megalithic Tombs with breathtaking views of 4 counties, older than Newgrange & the Pyramids. (hyperlink) Fore Abbey: The Seven Wonders of Fore provided the inspiration for one of Fr Ted episodes. Founded in 630AD by Saint Feichin see the monastery in the bog , the water that flows uphill , the tree that won’t burn & the water that won’t boil.
Kells Town is a heritage town where the world famous ‘The Book of Kells’ was written. Parts of the ancient monastery still exist including the round tower, the chapel as well as the wonderfully sculpted high crosses. Here you can also find Irelands only inland lighthouse The Spire of Lloyd
Trim : Picturesque town, the Medieval castle was the setting for Mel Gibson Braveheart as was the nearby Bective Abbey which will also feature in the upcoming Ridley Scott movie ‘ The Last Duel ‘.
Turn your break into a truly indulgent weekend by enjoying massage treatments, reflexology and great foods to tantalise the taste buds.
What they say about us….
We opened our doors to welcome guests during the summer of 2021, below is a selection of what they say….
- Charlene and myself would just like to say massive thank you to Geraldine & Derek for their amazing hospitality the last couple of days, and as their first official guests it’s been left to us to leave a review. So we’ve decided to go with pros n cons. I’ll start with the cons . ….. OK now that’s dealt with I’ll get on with the pros. Everything was great. the apartment was fantastic. Spacious , comfortable and flows so well , we got a tour of the house and the in house rooms again spacious and look very comfy. Outdoors , lucky for us they had just taken delivery of their new hot tub.. 😁😁 which was lovely ( in the rain) The grounds are so quirky everywhere you look you notice something else. Lots of relics from the old house. Multiple outdoor showers , and even an out door bath. Then there was Geraldine and Derek .. We hit it off from the first time.. but the past couple of days they couldn’t do enough for us in fact they did too much for us. For that guys we both thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything , it has been great getting to know you guys and look forward to the next time , and the next time and the… well you get it ! Their dream has become a reality. Matt and Charlene Jolly….
More of what guests think of Pheasant Lane….
- Pheasant Lane, what a place to get away for a few nights . Tucked away in Co Westmeath in a place where one can best describe as Heaven. The peace & connection with nature is something else at Pheasant Lane. The hosts Geraldine & Derek are tops at making their guests feel relaxed. The accommodation is spotless. Looking forward to returning in the near future. William and Eilish
- Pheasant Lane is situated in the middle of about 22 hectares of young forest; so called presumably because the land surrounding the long private lane to the farmhouse is home to conveys of pheasants and grouse, a parliament of owls, and a full complement of woodland birds. This is an unspoiled part of Ireland and the proprietors, Derek and Geraldine have done ‘The Lake County’ good service by having worked hard to start their own family business; starting with the renovation a two-hundred year old farmhouse and enclosure – into which they are breathing new life. It is a very beautiful setting; a peaceful setting; a romantic setting. The self-catering studio apartment is situated within proximity of the upper Boyne lakes – Loch Bane, Loch Lene and Lough Derravaragh, the Loughcrew Cairns on Sliabh na Callaí, and the Boyne Valley Drive. For lovers of birdwatching, walking and cycling, coarse and game fishing, and prehistory. Recommended for couples. We had a wonderful time. I now long to return next spring to be roused by the dawn chorus. Michael and Ann
- Wow wow Theresa and myself have just returned after having spent the weekend at Pheasant Lane with Geraldine and Derek What can I say a fantastic weekend. Geraldine a lady and Derek a true gentleman and a great butler we cannot thank them enough. So much so that we have already booked a return weekend. Thanks again, Dick and Theresa