My new wife and I travelled Scotland and Ireland for 2 weeks on our honeymoon, taking in the rich beauty of these gorgeous countries.
Our first night in Ireland was in Dundalk where we stayed at the Rosemount B&B (another GREAT spot) after a lovely stay, Maisie recommended a new B&B in Co. Sligo run by her son and his wife.
We had been in touch with a very responsive David Meehan, proprietor of The Meadows via email during our travels and were able to arrange a room for our night in this area... and we were VERY glad we did!
David met us at the door, made us immediately welcome by showing us the house and our room. It was well into dinner time for us and David recommended a few spots, we picked the closest to the Meadows (A pub called 'The Club House' - which was fantastic).
After dinner, we were invited by Dave and his wife Sinead to join them for a drink to toast our honeymoon and we ended up talking for hours... very friendly folks - we enjoyed their company immensely! Felt like we made new friends on our trip!
The Meadows is a new home, built by Dave and Sinead themselves on the picture-perfect grounds of an 80 acre working farm - we had particularly good weather and were able to enjoy the gorgeous scenery out our bedroom window.
The room was outfit with a luxurious King Size bed with top quality linens, gorgeous hardwood flooring and TV with digital cable.
A spotless washroom/toilet done in ceramic tile with a skylight in the ceiling, spacious shower with great water pressure, fresh towels, soaps - all the amenities!
We were invited into a Grand and gorgeous eat-in kitchen with huge windows looking out on to the beautiful landscape in the morning...
The table was set with an assortment of cereal, fruit, juice and jams - Dave made us fresh delicious coffee and then made us a delicious Irish Breakfast with eggs cooked to order, sausage, bacon (what we refer to as 'back bacon' in Canada), white and black pudding, toast, tomatoes and breakfast potatoes (i hope I'm not leaving anything out).
We invited Dave to join us and had a nice visit while thoroughly enjoying our breakfast!
We stayed in many lovely B&B's during our trip and enjoyed each one, however the personal touch, absolutely serene and breathtaking beauty of the property, a custom built house in one of the most gorgeous parts of Ireland (Co Sligo) with all the amenities nearby... I would recommend The Meadows to my best and closest friends!
If fact - we plan on returning to Ireland next year and will be taking 2 of our best friends on the trip - The Meadows is already a planned stop on our trip!