CENTRALLY LOCATED AND HAS IT ALL!! First of all - this place is centrally located in Ireland, making it the perfect base for those intending to explore disparate parts of the country. Most importantly, though, it's wonderfully immaculate, welcoming and cozy. This is a small thing, but the shower in our room was wonderfully indulgent. There are TENNIS COURTS!! Even though we spent only two days at the Arches, my wife and I - big tennis fanatics - played tennis for a total of about three hours! The courts are in excellent shape. If you have kids - there is a wonderful miniature golf course. If we'd had the time, we would have played, but those tennis courts were too big an attraction for us. The breakfasts are heavenly. If I close my eyes I can just taste the eggs and bacon. The baked goods are pure heaven - brown bread and jam, fresh scones, etc., etc. Mmmmm! Pearl and Wilson are wonderful hosts who work very hard to make everyone's stay special. The Arches is a stone's throw from local villages and shops and other local attractions. If you come in the summer / early autumn, there is a TON of activities for all ages. We WILL be back- hopefully with family next time. I just can't say enough good things about this place.