Apartment - Private room · Victorine Abbey, Knightsbrook, Dublin Road, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland
Fabien & Paul
Your host, Fabien & Paul
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The Space

We offer a very comfortable bed in a homely but modern ground floor townhouse-like apartment in Trim, Co. Meath (i.e.: County Meath *not* County Dublin). Owner occupiers are a friendly gay 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 ample equipment and storage for our visitors’ belongings with bedside locker, a chest of drawers and large wardrobes. 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, dvd player, iPod docking station, mirror and plenty of books to keep you lightly entertained before you nod off.

Guest Access

Kitchen, Living Room, Bathroom & Garden

Our open plan kitchen/ dining room and 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. 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 lawn, in which case you may want to watch that.

As there is only one bathroom you would be sharing this with the owners, however a very 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.

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.

The Neighborhood

Our place is just five minutes walk from the River Boyne and many of the attractions pictured including the Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort, the ruins of an Abbey, a ruined hospital and the very special 'Marcie Regan's' excellent traditional Irish pub on the banks of the Boyne - overlooking the ruins. Follow the winding riverside path for a picturesque stroll through the Abbey ruin and onwards against the flow of the river, as the path meanders its way into one of Ireland's prettiest heritage towns - arriving at the magnificent Trim Castle ruin which dominates the town.

Getting around

Trim Castle is just 20 minutes walk along the river from our home. There's also a Bus Eireann stop right outside our development which will take you direct to Dublin City Centre, every hour. The development itself is a private estate and it is one of several distinct private housing developments which run alongside the main thoroughfare leading (from the Dublin Rd) to the Knightsbrook Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa complex. The entrance to the development is easily spotted as there are two large stone arches acting as landmarks (see photo).

Trim can offer you an excellent countryside base for exploring the counties of Meath, Dublin, Kildare, West Meath and beyond. Also of particular interest in the area is the world famous Hill of Tara, Newgrange passage tombs, Loughcrew passage tombs, Loughcrew Gardens, Bective Abbey, Bellinter House, Killeen Castle (venue of the Solheim Cup 2011) and many, many more attractions.

The bus to Dublin runs every hour & every half hour at peak times.

Other Things to Note

If needed we have a basic mobile phone (cell phone) handset available should you need a phone that works in Ireland while you're visiting. We found this useful for guests who did not have perfect English or who did not want to use roaming on their own phone and/or who wanted to be able to contact us while out and about on their own.

1 person = € 30 per night for the room (with breakfast)

2 persons = € 50 per night for the room (with breakfast)

Evening Meals are not included but can be arranged for a small fee.

Note: We just want to specify that we have two 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.

If you have any questions about the room, the apartment, Trim or Ireland, please just ask.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Fabien & Paul

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $252 /week
Monthly Price: $631 /month
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My stay with Fabien and Paul was absolutely wonderful! They are so accommodating, helpful, friendly, and good to talk to. They were great at showing me how to get around the area, etc. Their home is lovely and always very clean, the bed is super comfy. I felt right at home and very safe. I can't imagine a better introduction to Ireland!

    June 2014
  • My stay with Fabien and Paul was fabulous! They are truly amazing hosts, immediately making me feel at home and more like a friend than a guest. I thoroughly enjoyed my chats and meals with them, playing with their adorable two dogs, and having a few glasses of wine :). As a side note, Fabien makes a mean breakfast, which kept me nice and full for my daily adventures. Beyond all of this, their house is super cute, spotless and very close to the bus stop for anyone traveling by public trans to/from Dublin. I'd definitely recommend staying here. Thanks for your hospitality!!

    June 2014
    Fabien & Paul
    Response from Fabien & Paul:

    Hi Nikki,

    So, it appears I can reply here but this is a private response so it still doesn't count as a feedback. Thanks for all the lovely things you've said in both the public and private review. You're very kind. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting for you and you were a very good guest. I always prefer it when people feel relaxed enough to be able to chat. I'm sorry that there was no real garden to enjoy while you were here. Maybe if you ever come back you'll get to experience the outdoor space too and even play ball with the "girls". I found the book when you had checked out and it did make me smile because you're a bit like me, when you really enjoy a good story you like to share it. Thanks.

    Once again I'm so sorry for being an idiot and losing the feedback and then not realising until it was FAR too late to do it myself. Like I said in my earlier message, if you request a referral I'll leave that and make reference to the fact that you were a guest to somehow connect what I say to your feedback on our listing.

    I hope all is well with you. (", )


    June 2014
  • I stayed 3 night in Trim.. and I must admit it was a short time. There are many thing to do and see. And if you like go on a hike or ride a bike... that's a wounderful place.
    Fabien and Paul are a lovely couple, talkative and social, and their house is so calm and clean!

    Si vols passar uns dies de confort i tranquilitat, la casa de Fabien i Paul és ideal. Tendràs l'oportunitat de tenir grans conversacions amb ells, de compartir els teus àpats i gaudir de la pau de la llar. Me varen ajudar en tot, fins i tot, me varen deixar la seva bicicleta per passejar pels voltants. Han estat uns dies fantàstics i recoman aquest lloc a tothom.
    Recomenacions alternatives per Trim:
    - Intentau agafar la bicicleta si el dia acompanya i passejau pels voltants!!!
    - També podeu disfrutar de la sauna i piscina del poble per un preu mòdic de 5 euros.
    - O engatau-vos amb les pintes de guinness del Pub de poble.

    Thanks a lot Fabien and Paul... I hope to see you soon.. in Trim or in Majorca!!

    May 2014
  • Clean, comfortable room, delicious breakfast & wonderful hosts in a beautiful home.

    May 2014
  • Fabien and Paul were fantastic hosts. For our first Airbnb experience, we could not have asked for anything better! The room accommodations were warm and comfortable with plenty of storage. The breakfasts were wonderful. Evening conversations were lively and very enjoyable along with an occasional glass of wine! Maxi and Roux are very friendly and well behaved cocker spaniels which were so much fun to be around. Paul's directions were very helpful when sightseeing and returning to the Dublin area. We felt like part of the family and recommend them without any reservation. Looking forward to a return visit in the very near future.
    Cindy and Bob

    February 2014
  • Paul and Fabien are the best hosts anyone could hope for. Extremely nice and helpful, they do make their bests to make you feel at home. Maxi and Roux are adorable, and a joy to be around. The house is really beautiful, as is Trim. We were able to enjoy to delicious breakfasts, one of them french!
    I would definitely recommend staying here, and if you do, don´t miss the Boyne river walk, is amazing.

    November 2013
  • Fabien and Paul were wonderful! And, their place is so lovely! They were excellent company and wonderful to chat with when I was just relaxing at their place. Paul was so nice to come and give me a lift into town and Fabien was so sweet in making sure I was comfortable and had enough to eat. When they went to work, they laid out and amazing breakfast for me, and the next morning Fabien made an Irish breakfast that was so delicious! They even let me stay into the next evening as I waited for my cousin to come and pick me up. They are wonderful people and, if you're in Trim, you should definitely stay with them!
    And their two dogs make the place even better! So cute!

    October 2013
  • I highly recommend this place. It is a short walk to the town center and an even shorter walk to a picturesque and ruined church on the bank of the Boyne. The house and room are cozy and immaculate. Paul and Fabien are welcoming and very easy going. Their dogs are friendly, well-groomed, and well-trained. A fantastic place to stop if you wish to see Trim, or the Boyne valley, or wish to be a quick drive off from the airport.

    September 2013
  • Everything with fabien and paul was perfect.
    The house is wonderful, good breakfast and the dogs are lovely.
    When i return to ireland i will stay there.

    August 2013
  • thank you Paul, Fabian, Roux and Maxi for a lovely stay at your beautiful house. What a great way to relax and to meet locals in Ireland. It was a memorable experience. We are still blown away by the awesome breakfast table setting :]

    July 2013
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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. Ruuning. Favourite Holiday Destinations: Iceland. The Seychelles. Mauritius. Reunion Island. Hungary. France. Favourite Cities: Edinburgh. Lille. Reykjavik. Cannes. Budapest. Paris. Dublin. Our guests: 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. Our hosts: 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. About us: We're together 11 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"
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