We stayed at Tigh Cathain for our last two nights in Ireland last week. The location was perfect for our morning flight out to the USA--the drive was under an hour and the roads were easy to navigate in the dark.
Marie is a lovely hostess and the B&B is cozy and cute. Our room (#1) was large and welcoming--it could have slept four people, but we were only two. The double bed was comfortable and Marie had an electric blanket on to warm it even before we checked in. The room was comfortably warm and large enough for us to spread out our stuff for re-packing for the trip home. The bathroom was also large and well-stocked with everything we needed. The shower was strong and SOOOOO hot...we actually had to turn it down to the lowest setting!
The house is filled with flowery-themed knick-knacks and reminded both of us of our grandmas' houses...in a very good way. It's anything but sparse or institutional--which is a welcome contrast to impersonal hotel rooms.
Breakfast in the dining room was generous and traditional and ready just when we had requested. On our early check-out morning (we left before 6), Marie had set out a continental breakfast for us to help ourselves.
Marie was also very helpful in suggesting places to explore and find food and drink. We took her suggestion to go to Marcie's pub and are so glad we did!
All in all, this was a great B&B stay--a visit to Trim and to Tigh Cathain is definitely worth including in your Irish travel plans!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A tudor style country house ..1km from Trim Castle..location of movie 'Braveheart'...Large luxury ensuite rooms with all amenities.. Free high speed wi/fi internet access, Dublin Airport 40 mins...Secure private parking ... more less