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Caravogue house opening soon Covid-19



Please take a moment to view our stay safe care programme :
COVID 19 stay safe care plan of action

Caravogue House is delighted to announce that we will be reopening on the 29th June 2020.

A little background on us.
Caravogue House is a luxury boutique Bed & Breakfast situated in Trim, Co. Meath, just 30 minutes from Dublin Airport. A purposely built guesthouse with spacious guestrooms and communal areas with ample secure carparking onsite.

Conveniently located, just a two minute walk from the town of Trim, Trim Castle and within walking distance to the many heritage attractions along the river Boyne and surroundings that the beautiful town of Trim has offer.

A warm welcome awaits you, offering you the comfortable perks, standards & services of a superior hotel in a relaxed atmosphere to make you feel at home and enjoy an intimate stay at Caravogue House.

Caravogue House is the perfect location to explore Trim and to experience the Boyne Valley and Ireland's ancient east.



Our message to you



We are hoping you are all safe, keeping well and looking forward to traveling again when we reopen, we are so looking forward to welcoming guests to Caravogue House.

As always, your health & safety is so important to us and as a family at Caravogue, we want all our guests staying with us feel safe & secure. To avoid the spread of Covid 19, extra health & safety measures are currently being implemented and we are doing everything we can to provide a safe environment and a stay save care plan, which will follow the guidelines and recommendations developed by the HSE and government authorities. A lot has changed in the last few months, however the warm welcome and the high standards at Caravogue House has not changed, in fact we aim to do better. Lockdown has only reinforced how much we love having you stay with us and how much we missed welcoming guests through our doors.

Please see our link to our stay safe care programme :
COVID 19 stay safe care plan of action




Update on Covid 19 in Ireland, 7th June 2020

On following the government guidelines, once we do not see an up surge in cases or a second wave of the coronavirus ,it looks promising that Ireland will fully reopen under a "new normal" from the 10th August , however each opening phase enables us to prepare to start planning a much deserved "get away" and we are so looking forward to reopening on the 29th June 2020.

It is unfortunate that at the moment pubs may not due to open until a later stage and it is hard to imagine traveling without enjoying a few cold pints & chilled vino been served to you in the unbeatable atmospheric ambient of Irish pubs, although all is not lost, as over the last few months we have all began to enjoy a few beverages in our home and Caravogue House is no different. Outside socially distancing seating is available for guests who would like to enjoy a drink, which you are welcome to bring with you or purchase locally and we can supply refrigeration, ice and glasses. During your time with us there is still so much to do and see in Trim & Country Meath and thankfully all our heritage & culture sites will be opened along with tourist activities. www.discoverboynevalley.ie

Please note this is a personal update for government updates please refer to official sites on travel and other information.

http://www.discoverboynevalley.ie/information-covid-19-if-you-are-visiting-boyne-valley
https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/coronavirus/
https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/e5e599-government-publishes-roadmap-to-ease-covid-19-restrictions-and-reope/#phase-2-8-june


Closing Caravogue House to guests during Covid 19 was a sad time for us all and seeing the number of guests both from Ireland & worldwide having no choice but to cancel their reservations was difficult. We are now taking bookings for reservations and hope you will stay with us from the 29th June, we are also running special offers. Our room rates start from €39pps depending on the day and month you are traveling. To make it easier we are not charging a cancellation fee or do not require a deposit for the remainder of 2020.
Come stay with us!

We hope to see you soon
Best wishes from the Kearney Family at Caravogue House.
info@caravoguehouse.ie
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What Makes Caravogue House a 'Boutique' Bed & Breakfast?

Caravogue House has now been opened six months and I have loved every minute! I really enjoy meeting so many different people from all over the world and learning about their lives by listening to their stories, their opinions, and - most importantly - answering their questions about Caravogue, the heritage town of Trim or Ireland has taught me so much.

I have always wanted to run Caravogue House as a family business. My family have all been amazing helping me out over the last few months, however, the best news to date is I can now officially call Caravogue House a family run business, with my brother, Robert joining me full time on this exciting venture. This job just gets better and better!

One question I have been asked on many occasions is "why boutique?"

Despite my many reasons for including the word boutique in the name, I have to say that I did stumble a few times when answering this simple question. Coming from a family of over-thinkers, (should be my middle name), I couldn't help questioning myself. I even asked myself on a few occasions: "Was I being a tad pompous?", "Have I made a mistake in calling Caravogue a Boutique B&B?", so I re-examined and debated all of the reasons that I wanted to be known as Boutique.

The word 'boutique' itself comes from the French 'butik', meaning 'shop.' In English, a boutique is typically a small store that sells stylish clothing, jewelry or other luxury goods. The term 'boutique' was first used to describe hotels in the 1980s when a corporate executive compared his stay in a New York City hotel to visiting a boutique retail shop. The luxurious style, design and big personality of the hotel made it something special. Since then, the term has come to describe smaller, more intimate accommodations with a flair that always have a little extra to make an experience more memorable. A bed & breakfast, on the other hand, is typically family-owned and operated - guests can expect warm hospitality, a friendly welcome, and personalised service at a bed & breakfast. They often quickly feel like they are relaxing in a home away from home.

Combining the high-end amenities and class of a boutique with the personalized service of a bed & breakfast was and will always be my goal for Caravogue House.

At Caravogue, we offer all the little details I associate with a boutique experience. In the bedroom, all linen is clean, crisp and white. In the en-suite bathrooms, you will find fluffy white towels (no easy task with the popularity of a fake tan!) We provide our guests with high-quality organic toiletry products, soft bathrobes, complimentary water, high-speed internet access, and flat-screen TVs, and, most importantly, tea and coffee making facilities. The essential Nespresso machine will make a luxurious morning even better, with cafe-quality coffee brewed right in your room.

Each guest room also has close cap slippers, as I want guests to be able to flip off their shoes and walk around Caravogue in comfort. These details were important to me when I decided to open Caravogue House. They represent the finer things that I feel and hope to earn Caravogue its boutique title.

While the high standards, style, and luxury of a boutique experience were top of my mind when I opened Caravogue, so was the charm, cosiness, and individualized service of a bed & breakfast. To marry these ideas, I aim to personally meet and greet each of our guests; if I am not available, a member of my family will always be around with a proper, warm Irish welcome and to assist in any way that they are needed. We also take pride in the 'breakfast' aspect of our boutique bed & breakfast: you can start your day the right way with a hearty full Irish breakfast or choose from a selection of healthy, local produce options in our spacious, airy dining room. Freshly cut flowers will always be ready to greet you in the morning as you dine! I want my guests to experience exceptional service and leisure in all aspects of their stay and in stylish surroundings.

I also came across an article from the Irish Independent that resonated my goal at Caravogue and my reasons for calling Caravogue House 'boutique'. Read the article here.

I am proud to have a bed & breakfast, especially in the town that I grew up in and I hope that going above and beyond with extra comforts will give my guests that one-of-a-kind experience.

The icing on the cake was a testimonial I received from a lovely guest, Emily, who wrote after her stay

"Caravogue is listed as a B&B but I would consider it more of a boutique hotel. It had all the comfiness and hospitality from Caroline of a B&B but with the modern, upscale feel of a hotel." (Emily from Ireland (booking.com). Thank you, Emily - you will never know how much your kind words meant to me!


So, the little French word has come to mean a lot to me. It remains, at Caravogue House, a central component of what I hope to offer my guests. I hope it will always describe the essence of what we do and how guests feel at Caravogue. I am doing what I have always dreamed of doing and I hope this joy is apparent during your stay and that all of my guests will agree that I rightfully deserved to include 'Boutique' as part of the Caravogue House B&B name.

Take Your Caravogue Teddy On Your Travels!

On each bed we have a Teddy bear to welcome our guests, However, he or she wants to be adopted and to join you on your holidays.
They love to travel!

Here is how the adoption works for your Teddy:

  • Let us know if you want to adopt a Caravogue teddy bear and would like to bring your teddy on your travels.
  • Don't forget to name him or her!
  • Take the first image leaving Caravogue House
  • Take two images a day of your holiday can be sent to us directly or tag us on Facebook.
  • Let us know how you are getting on and how he or she is behaving!
  • We will keep track of the counties, places you have visited and name your adventure under your Teddy's name online (it means other guests can decide to follow your trail)
  • Once you have arrived home and your teddy has settled in, send us a picture so we can see how happy our teddy is.
  • We will then send you a questionnaire about your holiday in Ireland that will be published on our blog. This way, other guests can learn from you experiences.

If you would like to be a part of our Teddy bear adventure and adoption, then just let us know.

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Welcome to my first blog post for Caravogue House, a luxurious boutique Bed & Breakfast located in the heritage town of Trim in County Meath.

My name is Caroline and I recently opened Caravogue House. I have worked in the hotel industry since I was 15 years old (I won't be mentioning my current age!) and my interest and passion for the industry has only grown stronger each year. Thursday August 1st 2019 will always be a memorable date for my family and I, as that is when Caravogue House proudly opened its doors for business.

When I was studying Hotel Management in Galway, I wrote a thesis about opening a boutique Bed & Breakfast that would offer all of the high standards and services of a top hotel, but in a more relaxed homely atmosphere. I can happily say that I have now achieved this dream of mine. I hope that all of the little extras in our bedrooms, for example: bathrobes and Nespresso machines - will give our guests a little more luxury during their stay. They are also guaranteed a true warm Irish welcome on arrival.

It is a super exciting time and we are very much looking forward to welcoming guests to Caravogue House

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