Drumcreehy House, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare

Guesthouse of the Year 2013 | Drumcreehy House, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare Competing with hotels is no joke for the owners of guesthouses and B&Bs these days, but they often have the edge when it comes to providing a memorable visitor experience.

Armin and Bernadette Grefkes' immaculate guesthouse may be a little less obvious than places in the village centre, but that gives a sense of discovery – and visitors are delighted to find it. A quieter location and plenty of space are among the advantages – there’s a sea view sitting room with an open fire, and even a bar.

You’ll get a very good breakfast (continental in style) and even a hot water bottle sent up to your room if you’re feeling stiff after a day out walking. Family-friendly, pet-friendly and moderately-priced, this spotless guesthouse is a delightful place to stay in a beautiful area. And, if you visit in early summer, you may just hear the cuckoo too.

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Drumcreehy Country House

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Just along the shore road towards Galway, Armin and Bernadette Moloney 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 ...

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