Drumcreehy Country House

Stay

B&B

1 euro Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Address:
Drumcreehy Country House
Ballyvaughan Co Clare
Contact Drumcreehy Country House
Dislike Like
83%
6 votes
Tel: +353 65 707 7377

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Just along the shore road towards Galway, Armin and Bernadette Grefkes' attractive purpose-built accommodation makes a comfortable and moderately-priced base for a break in this lovely area, and it's a delightful place to stay.
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain Biking nearby
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Surfing nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Children's Playground
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Dogs permitted - charge
  • Dogs permitted - staying in bedroom
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Location - Beach <1km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open New Year
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking Area

Drumcreehy Country House

Just along the shore road towards Galway, Armin and Bernadette Grefkes' attractive purpose-built accommodation makes a comfortable and moderately-priced base for a break in this lovely area and it is a delightful place to stay.


Being a little outside Ballyvaughan it is less well-known than places in the village, which gives a sense of discovery – you’ll get a friendly welcome from Bernadette and Armin, and guests are invariably delighted by the high standards, comfort and professionalism they offer.


The ground floor is spacious and there’s a comfortable sea view sitting room with an open fire available for guests' use, also a cosy tea room where guests can mingle and exchange tips while helping themselves to a wide variety of speciality teas from Ronnefeldt as well as coffees, cakes etc. The furnishing style is a mixture of old and new, with antiques and newer country furnishings blending well, and everything is spotless and full of character.


The bedrooms are lovely, with decent sized beds (made up with blankets rather than duvets, which many guests find a welcome change these days) and sea views across Galway Bay from front rooms, while those at the back have a peaceful outlook over the Burren. All have phones and television – and if you’re feeling stiff after a day out walking, Bernadette will send up a hot water bottle for you! Two rooms on the ground floor are suitable for less able guests, although there are a couple of steps to negotiate at the front door.


A very good breakfast includes a great spread on the sideboard – with local cheese, from Annaliese Bartelink in Kilnaboy, gravadlax, smoked salmon, salamis, plus stewed fruits (rhubarb, pears, plums, nectarines, apricots...) and a range of condiments and preserves among the treats laid out. And there will be hot dishes, of course, although these also tend to be continental in style rather than the typical ‘full Irish’. Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon or prosciutto, creamed mushrooms, a choice of omelettes, pancakes and French toast are all typical, but traditionalists can also have bacon (with choice of eggs) or a simple boiled egg.


Family-friendly and pet-friendly, this makes great base for an active holiday, or just for exploring the area.


Special comfort, the peace and attention to detail bring guests back to Drumcreehy – and, if you visit in late spring or early summer, you may just hear the cuckoo too.

Rooms 10 (all en-suite & no smoking, 2 family, 2 ground floor). High season B&B €55 pps, ss €16. Children welcome (cot available without charge, baby sitting arranged, play ground); Pets permitted. Free broadband wi/fi. Beach nearby (10 minute walk). Garden. Closed 24-26 Dec. Diners, MasterCard, Visa. abbreviations
Last Updated: 07-05-2016
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

Hylands Burren Hotel

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Hotel
Distance: 2.0km
Hylands_Burren_Hotel-20150422-031.jpg
100%
4 votes
2 euro

Open fires in public areas create the welcoming atmosphere for which the Hylands Burren Hotel is famous - and now that it is owned by the Quinn family, who are local with many years in business in Ballyvaughan village, it has regained the personal touch that only hands-o ...

Mount Vernon

New Quay, Co. Clare
Country House / Historic House
Distance: 4.2km
Mount Vernon - New Quay, County Clare
0%
2 votes
3 euro A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Set back from the flag-stone shore and looking onto the cliffs of Aughinish, you enter another place at Mount Vernon, a magical country house whose owners, Mark Helmore and Aly Raftery, seem to have a special empathy with it. Named after George Washington's residence in ...

Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Country House / Hotel / Restaurant
Distance: 6.7km
Gregans Castle Hotel IMG_3035.JPG
93%
27 votes
4 euro Restaurants Offering Consistent Excellence Overall Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

In addition to offering simple joys like warming turf fires and unparalleled views across the Burren landscape, this quietly luxurious country house has earned a reputation in recent years as one of Ireland’s top food destinations. The present house dates from the ...

Sheedys Country House Hotel & Restaurant

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Country House / Hotel / Restaurant
Distance: 15.4km
Sheedys Hotel - Lisdoonvarna County Clare Ireland
100%
8 votes
2 euro For cooking and service well above average Has Good Hotel Guide Url Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

John and Martina Sheedy run one of the west of Ireland's best-loved small hotels - it offers some of the most luxurious accommodation and the best food in the area, yet it still has the warm ambience and friendly hands-on management which make a hotel special. The sunny ...

Wild Honey Inn

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Cafe/Bar / Pub / Restaurant with Rooms
Distance: 16.4km
Wild Honey Inn - Lisdoonvarna County Clare ireland
94%
18 votes
2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Pub with good food and atmosphere Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Set in pretty gardens on the edge of Lisdoonvarna town, this old hotel was re-opened by Aidan McGrath and Kate Sweeney in 2009. They renamed it The Wild Honey Inn, and the world wasted no time in beating a path to their door. A well known chef, Aidan has worked at top ...

Directions

2 km (1 mile) outside Ballyvaughan village - N67 in Galway direction; house on right. ,

Sample Menu(s)

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books