We offer a double room (double bed) in a modern ground floor apartment, within a leafy private development, a fifteen minute walk or a couple minutes drive from the centre of Trim in Co. Meath, Ireland.
We offer a very comfortable bed in a homely but modern ground floor townhouse-like apartment within a quiet development in Trim, Co. Meath (i.e..: County Meath *not* County Dublin). Owner occupiers are a friendly couple, one Irish, one French. The accommodation is gay friendly but we'll never discriminate either way!
The bed is a double which our visitors always describe as being very comfortable and usually remark upon how well they sleep, so hopefully you'll also find it to your liking should you stay with us. Although the room is on the small side, it is a very restful and warm space which can boast plenty of pillows to help you sleep comfortably and extra blankets for those colder nights - but even then the excellent heating will probably make those redundant. We also have very limited storage for our visitors’ belongings with bedside locker, and a very small wardrobe. The floors are wooden so ideal if you have an aversion to carpets (there are no carpets anywhere in the property). We also provide a bedside reading lamp, hair dryer, iPod docking station, mirror and plenty of books (should you need one) in the apartment to keep you lightly entertained before you nod off. Some guests leave books behind, which is absolutely fine with a bookworm like Paul, but please don't remove any titles from the apartment without asking. Some of the books on our shelves may mean more to us than just paper and print. (", )
Living Room, Bathroom & Garden:
Our living room is more than comfortable enough should you want to sit back and just watch TV or fix yourself a tea, any one of a variety of coffees from the Nespresso machine or maybe even something stronger in the evening if you're so inclined. (please note that we don't supply alcohol but you are free to bring your own). Weather permitting you could also sit outside in the garden to relax and watch the occasional hot air balloon float overhead or just enjoy the peace and quiet offered by life in a small countryside town. Unless our cocker spaniels are wrestling on the paving, in which case you may want to watch that. We've just completely revamped the garden to change it from having gravel paths and a lawn, to an all paved area, surrounded by borders of lush planting. We hope that the weather will allow you to enjoy it as much as we try to.
As there is only one bathroom you would be sharing this with ourselves, however a large hot water tank would ensure no unexpected cold showers for anyone concerned. An excellent water pump also provides adequate pressure to ensure an invigorating shower. The shower is fitted above the bath, which is also an option should guests feel the need to unwind - provided you warn the others present so there are no bathroom emergencies. One caveat is that we'd really appreciate it if our guests did not shower after 10pm, as the pump and sounds from the bathroom can be loud and our bedroom is directly behind the shower wall.
There is an excellent WiFi connection available, but we need to note that the connection is only good for a certain number of devices at any one time. Please do not use more than your fair share of the bandwidth. Please use your judgement when it comes to video streaming as it may affect your host's connectivity.
Interaction with guests
Although we might sometimes be out for an evening or away for a few days over the course of a weekend leaving you to your own devices, we'll usually be around the apartment and as the kitchen and living area are open plan this means that we will be seeing a good deal of each other.
So, we like to keep things relaxed and informal and usually do get to spend quite some time chatting with our guests exchanging stories, having a laugh together and often we'll be found doing all of this over a nice glass of wine. If you don't like our wine or, if indeed, you feel that you might like our wine a little too much, we're unlikely to ever offend by refusing the offer of a glass from a bottle of your own. "What's good for the goose, is good for the gander," as the saying goes.
Other things to note
Note: We just want to specify that we have three very well behaved, beautiful Cocker Spaniels and we would expect our guests to understand that the dogs are important members of this little family and that we would want them to be treated as they would treat you, with both affection and warmth. So, if you don't like dogs, this is definitely not the accommodation for you.
Latest update about our dogs: our latest one, a rescue, sometimes howls in the middle of night, randomly. She doesn't do it every night, but please be aware that it could happen. It usually stops within 15 seconds and is happening less and less often.
If you have any questions about the room, the apartment, Trim or Ireland, please just ask.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Fabien, Paul, Roux, Maxi & Casey
We don't have anything outlandish or unreasonable here. Mostly, these "rules" are just snippets of the most basic common courtesies and common sense practises one might expect from a guest in their home.
It is your business if you like to smoke, but our home is strictly non-smoking, so smoking is only permitted outside, preferably in the back garden. There is an ashtray in the garden (ask if you can't find it) not for the ash, but for cigarette butts. You're welcome to smoke outside as and when you like, but please do not stub out your cigarette on the paving or on the walls.
We don't accommodate casual visitors so please do not invite anyone unless you have cleared it with us first. We would be unlikely to refuse you inviting a friend to visit, but we would not allow any overnight stays after the booking has been agreed.
If the booking needs to be amended/extended after the fact, please do that through the usual Airbnb process.
Guests are requested not to bring newly acquainted strangers back to our home. Through Airbnb we can verify who our guests are before we meet them. We cannot do that with random strangers so we ask that you do not take that risk with our property.
W edon't expect you to clean up after the breakfast. Kitchen is for our privtae use, however you are welcome to use the microwave, kettle and toaster.
If you drop it, pick it up.
If you spill it, wipe it up.
If you make it dirty, clean it.
If you break it, offer to replace it.
Some of these can be applied to the bathroom too. Basically just be mindful that, while you're a very welcome guest in our place and we want you to feel completely comfortable, it is our *home*.
I hope you'll agree that these are child's play.
Other than that, please just be respectful. (", )
Fluent English speaking French national and Irish other half living in Trim, Co. Meath with our two Cocker Spaniels.
6 things we like: Food. Wine. Coffee. Music. Alfa Romeos. Running.
6 things we cannot live without: Our dogs. Friends. Music. Holidays. Books. Running.
Favourite Holiday Destinations: Iceland. The Seychelles. Mauritius. Reunion Island. Hungary. France.
Favourite Cities: Edinburgh. Lille. Reykjavik. Cannes. Budapest. Paris. Dublin.
We aim to always make our guests feel at home in our place. We prefer it when our guests feel comfortable enough to sit and chat with us, join us to eat (or drink) or even just to watch tv. We'd like our guests to feel like they can come into our living room and throw themselves on the couch to watch tv or read a book, as they would in their own home. We want all of our guests to feel relaxed and at ease in our home, so we prefer to keep things as informal as possible.
If we're staying places it more than likely means we're on holidays. So, we prefer to stay in spaces that are owned and hosted by people with a similar approach to ourselves,i.e., where the rule book is not too dense, the atmosphere is never tense and where the overall experience is informal, relaxed and friendly. Life's too short for anything else.
We're together 13 years now. We're a pretty level headed, and easy to get along with couple who enjoy mostly the simple pleasures in life such as good food, walks with our dogs, a nice glass of wine on the couch, all sorts of music, holidays in France, strolls along the river, a good read and finally, the company and conversation of anyone we can call a friend, whether newly-made or long-suffering...
Motto (Borrowed from a tv commercial):
"Senza cuore saremmo solo macchine" : "Without heart we would be mere machines"