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Golden Mile Retreats

Welcome!  Here at Golden Mile Retreats, you will find a spacious, cozy, and tranquil house – ideal for a relaxing and inspiring stay, as well as for hiking, cycling, and fishing. It overlooks a nature walk and 2 wild acres of ground.

Located in the heart of Ireland, we are surrounded by lakes, woodlands, and megalithic tombs. The house is close by Mullagh Lake, 15 minutes will bring you to Lough Ramor, and 10 minutes will bring you to the delightful Cuilceach Lough, the haunts of Jonathan Swift. The megalithic tombs of Loughcrew, the Witch’s Mountain, are less than a half-hour drive away.

The nearest airport is Dublin Airport, just over an hour’s drive.




Mullagh is a village in Co. Cavan, Ireland bordering Kells and Moynalty in Co. Meath. Amenities include Mullagh Lake and Hill Walk (2 kilometers outside the village on the Virginia Road) amongst others.

It contains a heritage centre dedicated to St. Kilian, born in Mullagh and martyred in Germany circa 689 A.D.

Famous for its annual Mullagh Fair Day and Jonathan Swift, who wrote part of Gulliver’s Travels here.

Tours of the historically rich Boyne Valley area can be arranged through

County Meath / County Cavan

The Golden Mile Retreats are fortunate to straddle two counties – click on this link for County Meath, the Royal County, which is known for its profusion of heritage sites, and see what activities there are throughout the year!

The River Boyne flows gently near some of these, including Trim Castle, Brú na Bóinne, and the Battle of the Boyne.

Click on this link for County Cavan, the Lakeland County, contains over 365 lakes and is also the source of the rivers Shannon, Erne, Blackwater and many more. Forests here include Dún na Rí Forest Park and the Burren Forest.  There are plenty of activities here too!

We set out to improve and establish luxury experiences.

Golden Mile Retreats can provide the best holistic retreats for tourists and artists such as writers, painters etc.

We aim to provide a high quality retreat where our guests will want to return again and again.

Coming from a creative family, we understand the need for inspiration, relaxation and entreprenurial flair.

Knowing how important family rest and relaxation time is, we also incorporate this ethos into our business.

Come and make Golden Mile Retreats your personal escape and hideaway!


Renting the House

Offering free wifi, the house has large rooms and the bedrooms are furnished with memory foam mattresses. The house has been popular for ideal for couples, families, walkers, fishermen, etc.

There are two reception rooms, both with a flat-screen tv, a kitchen and dining room, as well as a conservatory.  There is a utility room, one en-suite, one family bathroom, and a downstairs toilet.

Smoking is not permitted inside the house. There is a complimentary hot tub in the garden.

For catering requirements – we recommend who will look after you and your guests well!

Ample parking is provided on-site.

The Swift Room

Named after Jonathan Swift, who is reputed to have written part of “Gulliver’s Travels” near here.

A double room with a Queen sized bed with a bay window overlooking the Golden Mile.

– Ensuite

The Brooke Room

Named after Charlotte Brooke from Rantavan, Mullagh, who wrote “Reliques of Irish Poetry“.

A double bed with a twin bed. The window overlooks the garden.

– Shared family bathroom

McKenna Room

Named after character actor T.P. McKenna, born in Mullagh and who starred in many films & TV programmes including “Kavanagh QC”.

A double bed with a twin bed. The window overlooks the back garden.

– Shared family bathroom

Dining Room

Lovely dining room that is open planned with the conservatory and living room – plenty of space for you to relax in!


Lovely house in a quiet location. About 10 min drive to Virginia. Ruth was on hand to welcome us and settle us into the house and made herself available if required. We all enjoyed our stay at Ruth's place and would recommend it to anyone. (Brian, June 2017)Brian, June 2017
Ruth's house was exactly what we were looking for. The house was clean, modern and spacious. The welcome wine and treats were a surprise and greatly appreciated. I would recommend all types of guests staying with Ruth. Thanks again.Michael, June 2017
Wonderful accommodation. 5 stars.Niall, May 2017
Thanks to Ruth for such a great welcoming. Had an amazing weekend. Beautiful location and great house.Annemarie, April 2017
Cette charmante et spacieuse maison à la campagne, située au bord d'un lac poissonneux, a été notre base lors d'un séjour de pêche à la mouche dans l'est de l'Irlande. Sa situation géographique centrale, nous a permis de découvrir plusieurs rivières à truites situées dans un rayon de 30 à 45 minutes, dont la rivière Black Water de Kells qui passe à moins de 7 km de la maison. Un superbe séjour pour amoureux de pêche et de nature. Un grand merci à Ruth pour son accueil et la qualité de sa maison.Sébastien, April 2017

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Tel: +353 (0) 83 314 8136
Address: Mullaghland, Mullagh, Co. Cavan

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