For the more energetic there are a number of outdoor pursuits available in the local area, which we can arrange for you.
Situated in Summerhill, about a 20 minute drive from Bellinter, the Irish Aquatic Sports centre offers an amazing up to date facility to learn the sport of wakeboarding or waterskiing. If you are out for a days fun, or a seasoned pro, they have all you need. They cater for beginners and pros and provide all equiptment including wetsuits, shower and changing facilities and expert coaching, it is €30 for 15 minutes and €50 for 30 minutes. to contact them directly you can call 086-6016340 or go to www.wakeboardingwaterskiing.com
At nearby Rathe House - 30 minute drive. Any of the following activities can be arranged. For more information or to book please contact 046-9052376 or check out their website www.rathehouse.ie
Build your own raft and beat the other teams to get the flag first while you do your best to stay dry!
Try your hand at archery, both indoor and outdoor. Challenging competitions between you and the other guests can be organised at your level of ability, and they supply both left and right handed bows.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
To complete your country-living experience, why not try clay pigeon shooting with XXX shotguns.
4x4 Off Road Landrover Driving
Driving over and through a purpose built off road course. You can enjoy the opportunity of putting a land rover through its paces with manoeuvres you can only day dream about. 4 X 4 off road driving is the ultimate country pursuit experience. All activities can be scheduled to best suit you, arrangements can be made on arrival.
County Meath boasts some of the finest golf courses in Ireland. Tee times are available at any of the below courses. Please let reservations know if you would like to play whilst here at Bellinter House.
This scenic parkland course is in the heart of Co. Meath adjacent to the Hill of Tara. It is a pleasant tree lined course of average length with various degrees of difficulty.
Headford Golf Club
This scenic parkland course is in the heart of Co. Meath 25 minutes drive from Bellinter House. It is a pleasant tree lined course of average length with various degrees of difficulty.
A challenging and creative course, golfers can enjoy views over mature undulating parkland. Incorporated into the course there are demanding water features, 9 lakes and the Knightsbrook River.
There are a number of excellent equestrian centres in the local area that cater for experienced and inexperienced adults and children.
Kellys Equestrian Centre
Situated in Kilmessan, Co. Meath only 10 minutes from Bellinter it offers weekly treks, lessons, livery, cross country cross, sand area and hosts pony camps and birthday
Try your hand at ‘dry fly brown trout fishing' on our 3 mile stretch of river that meanders behind the House. Our expert ghillie will be available for guided fishing and instruction. Tackle and rods provided.
'Bellinter House is redolent with Irish history. A glorious Anglo-Irish Palladian country house (built in 1750) within sight of the Hill of Tara, ancient seat of the Celtic High Kings of Ireland, it eventually fell into the hands of the Church and the Sistors of Sion. The building was bought in 2003 by entertainment entrepreneurs Jay Bourke and John Reynolds, co-owners of several hot Dublin bars, clubs and restaurants. The three-year, £11m renovation and redevelopment of the house was overseen by one of Ireland's hippest architects and designers, Pierce Tynan, who has created a feel of what he calls "threadbare elegance" bringing the whole 37-bedroom hotel to life with a subtle infusion of contemporary Irish style. Huge original fireplaces and antique mirrors, for instance, mesh with original designer furniture and quirky lighting in the atmospheric Drawing Room. The grandeur of great wooden staircases and beautifully embellished plasterwork is softened by personal touches such as lightbox wardrobes illuminated with Tynan's photographs of the grounds. The high luxury quota includes Villeroy & Boch baths and taps, goosedown pillows in Egyptian cotton on comfortable king-size beds, a well-stocked wine bar and stylish glass-walled indoor swimming pool and sauna, not to mention seven indulgent spa treatment rooms. In the atmospheric vaulted basement is the new Eden restaurant, where fresh modern Irish cuisine is available. The house has also acquired 3 miles of the River Boyne adjoining the property and have enlisted the services of three highly experienced Irish anglers acting as guides for visiting anglers, Dave Robinson, owner of the Rathbeggan Lakes fishing complex, Irish International flyfisherman, Phil McMahon and local river expert Martin Murray. The Boyne is a prolific brown trout and salmon river renowned for its superb mayfly hatch. The guides are all first class instructors and are keen to pass on their many years of experience, wether you're a novice, improver or an experienced flyfisherman, a day with these guys will be money very well spent'