Gardiner family, October 2019
Fabulous views of Roundstone Bay. House has everything you would need. The owner very helpful and easy to contact, we called with a question about the TV and got a quick and helpful answer ( all UK channels available). Very central to bars and restaurants. A beautiful part of Ireland.
Mr and Mrs Henstock, March 2019
We absolutely loved this place! We couldn't have found a more peaceful place for a relaxing break away. The cottage was everything I had hoped for and more - extremely cosy, warm and serene. Colm was the perfect host - arriving to a warm home with soft music playing was the ideal way to start our holiday. We would love to go back!
The Debeaubine Party, October 2017
A week in this lovely restored barn. Colm is the most wonderful host. The barn is sooo cute and the bed was so comfortable, would love to stay again.
The Thompson Family, October 2017
We really enjoyed our stay in what we believe is a truly unique property.
The Toutant Party, July 2017
Perfect getaway. Terrific host and great location from which to explore the county. Great experience. Very welcoming * beautiful spot.
Mehgan, March 2017
The holiday cottage at Crow's Hermitage is an idyllic home away from home. It really made our honeymoon feel like a romantic getaway, while still remaining close to transit to/from Dublin. Colm is so welcoming and accommodating and his recommendations for dining and shopping were spot on. We are so thankful for the wonderful week we spent in Ardcath. Thursday night's traditional Irish music session at Bennett's Bar and Lounge was the icing on the cake.
Mrs Gregory, September 2016
This was truly a memorable stay in the cosy converted barn. The owner was informative and available without being overbearing. We would definitely return for another stay. Highly recommended accommodation!
Wunderlich, June 2016
This property is extraordinary in every respect: The house is full of atmosphere! Although it is small it is comfortable. The furniture is high quality - the bed is comfortable. The owner was very very helpful and friendly, we couldn't have found a better host!
Jurtin, June 2016
A relaxing stay in a cozy cottage. The owner is a very nice and helpful man, who was very knowledgable about the area.
Duell, May 2016
A quirky and fun property, we enjoyed our stay very much.
Mr Schafer, November 2015
Magnificent small cottage for 2.
This cozy little cottage is perfect for a holiday for two. The space is used optimally and you will find everything there you need. Here one can spend cozy evenings in front of the small fireplace when outside the Irish winds are blowing. The owner is very friendly and welcomes guests with a small snack, fire in the fireplace and Irish music. He is always approachable and inquired if he can improve things. The area is very beautiful, you can in a short time reach Dublin or more interesting sites (Newgrange, Hill of Tara). The nearest supermarket is in the next town (about 5 km), not great, but you can get everything you need there.
Blanchard party, November 2015
Thank you so very much for our stay in your warm welcoming wee magical cottage. The owner was a great host, very genuine and caring and helped us many times, as our mobile GPS would not work and he came through for us and also recommended many great places to visit, within the short week we stayed. We would truly stay here again upon our next visit, as my husband and I do plan on returning to my dad's home land . Anyone thinking of staying here trust me you will not be disappointed, as the host and the cottage are both worth the stay. Enjoying some magical stories over a few pints with us, truly made us feel at home and part of the family. Thank you again and we miss your wee magical cottage and you already, since being back in Toronto.
Graham, October 2015
Totally loved the head space this place and its setting created (and maintained). Tough to explain but really easy to understand. Had the right blend of comfort and effort - the effort being the beat of keeping the log / peat fire going at a healthy balance, as we were there at a shoulder season of showers and wind blows with sprinkles of sunshine. As a trip centre the property worked out well, short trips and long trips and a couple of why don't we just stay here all day kind of days. And owners company was an added plus of great conversation with the 20 yard walk to the pub not too onerous either.
The Lemon Party, August 2015
Luxury barn conversion!
We stayed for 7 nights and enjoyed every moment of our stay. From the warm welcome by our host to the wonderful decor. The conversion is well thought out as there is everything you could need. The bed was really comfortable, the shower worked perfectly and the wood burner for the evenings gave the property a very homely feel. We enjoyed cooking a meal and curling up in front of the fire on the sofa.
Access to Dublin and the surrounding areas was easy. I would recommend this accommodation to a couple who likes the quietness of the countryside but wants to adventure and see the surrounding attractions.
The Howe Party, April 2015
Very warm welcome. Cottage very cosy, clean and well equipped. Log stove was very warming during cool mornings and late evenings! Thoroughly enjoyed stay - good location for surrounding area and we ventured to Giant's Causeway from there! The use of space in the cottage is innovative and lovely outside space with a great view. It's also great being so close to a local friendly welcoming pub!
graf family, February 2015
Nice remote area in a quaint property. Not far from a coastal town and easy access to Dublin. Welcoming polite owner.
Gandarillas party, October 2014
A cozy cottage is in a beautiful setting. We liked the location of the house, next to a ruined abbey and its small graveyard with Celtic crosses, a typical Irish idyllic image. The homeowner, who also speaks fluent French, was a very thoughtful person and concerned that his guests were well. He always had a kind word for his guests. The first day we got to the house on a dark and rainy night and found the fire burning, Irish music on the CD player and the owner waiting with small rolls, butter and jam. The village is very quiet and the only pub there (the Bennetts) is a very nice place to have a pint before dinner and a chat with the locals.
Glasgow party, October 2014
Unbelievably cozy and quaint.
We had a lovely stay at this adorable converted barn. As we walked in, a fire was crackling in our wood stove and beautiful Irish music was playing in the background thanks to our gracious ht. In many ways, the owner is one of the best things about this vacation stay. His knowledge of the area, his generosity and desire to make us feel welcome all added to our experience. He's a man who doesn't know a stranger. The surroundings were idyllic and the central location made it easy for us to take day trips to various places on the east half of Ireland (including Wicklow and Waterford). The bed is incredibly comfortable and warm. The kitchen supplied everything we needed (including a 3-in-1 microwave, confection over and grill that made a very decent freezer pizza). And there's nothing like a romantic evening in front of the fire with a glass of wine. We very much recommend this place!
Miss Leducq Anas, July 2013
Mr Matthews is so pleasant and welcoming. He spoke fluent english it's a good point for welcoming a french couple. The property is beautiful and the village is situated well.
Mr. Lister, June 2013
Our first experience of Ireland was very enjoyable. This was aided by an excellent cottage, very welcoming owner and wonderful surroundings. We will definitely be making a return trip to Ireland.
The Curran party, June 2013
Idyllic base for touring ancient Ireland. We spent comfortable evenings here having spent our days touring the castles and monuments throughout Meath. The barn conversion is perfect for two with all mod cons. It is in beautiful countryside and is the perfect base from which you can drive or cycle to the coastlines of Bettystown and Skerries. We were blessed with beautiful weather but the rain wouldn't detract from the area that you would be staying in. No more than a 20min drive to the bigger towns but there a fine pub across the road. Not to mention the wood burning stove.
The Parkins Family, December 2012
This is a beautiful property, perfect for a romantic getaway. The owner was lovely and very helpful. He had thought of everything and the additional touches made it extra special. I would definitely stay again and have already recommended to family and friends.
Mr Williams, September 2012
Beautiful area, people very friendly and welcoming, and a really great (and quirky) pub just 176 yds away (to the bar). The owner was very helpful and informative, but didn't intrude. It's in a very quiet and secluded setting and is in a perfect location as a base to tour the North East of Ireland. Dublin's 45 minutes away and even Belfast is only just over an hour. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are missing it already.
Jessica, June 2012
A lovely stay, despite the rain! A very friendly owner, and a beautiful setting.
Tyson, June 2012
Stunning cottage with some wonderfully quirky features, set in beautiful Irish countryside. The owner was extremly helpful and welcoming we would love to visit again. The location is perfect for visiting Dublin and other bigger towns-we can not praise the house enough!
Mr Cullis, June 2012
The property was comfortable and well equiped with a quaint rural feel. Colm Matthews (the owner) is very friendly without being intrusive. He is only too willing to give help and advice on any problems.
Ian and Kath, March 2012
The most perfect cottage and host. The cottage is absolutely stunning, the Irish are so friendly and Bennetts bar across the road is a must, fantasic hospitality. Everything in the property is of a high quality. The bed and the settee couldn't be more comfortable and the little extras that the owner provides would take a lot to beat!
The Corcoran Family, February 2012
Excellent if you want to be in the middle of nowhere! Cottage exceeded expectations. Everything was smoothly run with Imagine Ireland, very informative and polite.
Mr and Mrs Tustin, January 2012
Quirky cottage, very unique design and furnishings. Very friendly/helpful landlord. Beautiful location. Great pub opposite.
The Craddock Family, November 2011
Very romantic setting. The welcome and frienliness from the owner was exceptional!
Sam, October 2011
I loved everything about the cottage, the area was great and the owner a brilliant host.
Michael, September 2011
The cottage was quite and just very very pleasent. It was in the grounds of the owner but you would not know anyone was around. It was ideally situated for anyone travelling both North and South.
Julie, September 2011
Very small, nowhere to hang clothes but the most comfortable sofa ever!
Lily, September 2011
This property was a beautiful barn conversion for two in the most beautiful setting. The owner was a lovely man, we were welcomed with scones, jam and cream and made it highly perfect. Best holiday in Ireland yet in 10 years!
Michael, August 2011
Location-perfect. Host-Perfect, went out of his way to make us feel comfortable. Gave us wonderful suggested places of interest to visit. Everything he suggested was well worth visiting and made our vistit wonderful. Freshly baked soda bread on arrival!
Wayne, August 2011
We like the cosiness, location and price, close to Dublin with a countryside setting.
Rodney and Rita, June 2011
Lovely setting, proper Irish pub nearby. Lovely scenery. Plenty of places to visit and enjoy.
Mrs Buck, October 2010
The area is quiet but not far from the bigger towns. We explored the nearby towns of Skernes, Drogheda, Bettystown an also went o Dublin twice. As for food, I would recommend Bennetts Pub.
John, July 2010
The converted barn was a lovely historic building, which was well maintained and close to Dublin. It was surrounded by countryside, sea and plenty of lawn spaces with trees, just perfect!
Ian, June 2010
Great holiday spent relaxing in the countryside.
Roger, June 2010
A very interesting area. We visited a lot of historical sites. The local pub was a good place to eat out.