If not for our hosts, Jim and Dee, this would be a very ordinary B&B. The facility is unremarkable, the beds too soft, the duvet crinkles like cellophane is inside it, there is no tea/coffee maker in room, bathroom is old and grout chipping out of tiles but. . .it was clean and as I said, our hosts were probably the friendliest we'd encountered in our trip.
Caw Cottage was an easy drive into Londonderry although traffic in the mornings and evenings is like any other city in the world at rush hour. The neighborhood it is in is residential and felt very safe.
Staying at Caw Cottage was like staying with family. Lots of stories to swap. Dee was an amazing cook who was undaunted by any request. Eggs came fresh from the chickens in the backyard. One morning she made my husband pancakes and french toast accompanied by a fruit compote she'd found a recipe for the previous evening.
While beds were not made up, they would have been I'm sure if we'd asked, and the bathroom was not freshened as in other B&Bs, you could not fault the effort to make you feel like you were visiting family--they don't make up my bed either.
- Also Known As:
- Caw Cottage B&B Derry, Northern Ireland