The Glen House
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The Glen House

Glenevin Waterfall at Glen House
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Executive Room No 1
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Tranquil lovely breakfast room
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5.0
#1 of 1 guest house in Clonmany
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Nestled in the valley between Rachtion Mor and the Atlantic ocean on the Inishowen Peninsula the Glen house has something for everyone. It is a perfect location for lovers of history, hill walking, bird watching or just exploring the fantastic countryside and beaches on offer. We are within a 5 minutes driving distance from the renowned Ballyliffin championship golf club. We are a family run guest house with 9 en-suite bedrooms. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, TV, direct dial telephone, and hair dyers. The rooms offer beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and our two executive rooms have ocean views, with room 1 even getting a glimpse of Malin Head! Rose Tearoom at the Glen house offers guests the chance to relax over tea and cream scone while taking in the beautiful local scenery. Glenevin Waterfall, which is entered via a connecting bridge from Glen House is a beautiful forty foot waterfall which has to be your must visit while staying at the Glen House.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Hiking
Babysitting
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Wifi
Coffee shop
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View

Location

Straid, Clonmany Ireland
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 40 out of 100
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Eglinton Airport
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Donegal Airport
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Kesh_grammy wrote a review Feb 2020
Province of Connacht, Ireland40,374 contributions228 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A family member had stayed here previously when Doris Russo owned it and stated the location was 'Out of this World.' Plans were being made to visit when the Waterfall and setting was badly damaged by flooding in August 2017.

I was thrilled when the stars and sun aligned and Sonia had availability over the October Bank Holiday. The location is ' Out of this World' I was absolutely mesmerized as I parked my vehicle and viewed the Uris Hills across from the front of Glen House B & B, in a moment Sonia opened the front door and warmly welcomed me to Glen House. In no time I was seated in the Sitting room with a pot of tea and treats in front of me, after a bit of refreshment, I soon was settling into a lovely bedroom upstairs overlooking the path to Glenevin Waterfall, I quickly changed my footwear and off I went with my camera in hand to explore this gorgeous location, It was everything and more, within the hour I was back and decided to take a short rest before heading out to dine.

Not a sound heard in the room, my head hit the wonderful pillows and I was out for the count.

On Sonia's suggestion I dined at the Rusty Nail a few minutes down the road, wonderful meal.

The breakfast offerings at Glen House are out of this world, I was able to request small portion sizes with no problem. I started off with a wonderful pot of tea, yogurt and fresh fruit, porridge, adding in nuts / seeds and muesli, smoked salmon and fresh scrabbled eggs, along with baskets of toasted brown bread and muffins. I did observe other guests with the full Irish, however, during my stay, I requested the same breakfast every day, absolutely delicious.

Each day I re - explored different areas on the Inishowen Peninsula, which has a number of stunningly beautiful beaches and the Coastal area from Malin Head down through Moville > Muff, just spectacular.

Thank you, Sonia and Martin for this idyllic respite in your lovely home.
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from TheGlenHouse, Owner at The Glen House
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Glen House and your time in Clonmany. I hope its not to long till we have the pleasure of your company again. Kind Regards, Sonia and Martin
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Gerard H wrote a review May 2017
Armagh, United Kingdom107 contributions115 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Noticed this place on the drive through the Gap and decided to stop for lunch. Purely a speculative thing, however we were delighted with the food and the service. Lovely atmosphere of an "Olde World" type tea shop with decor and china to match. Lovely atmosphere. Well worth a visit if you're in the Clonmany area
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Date of stay: May 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fran-Maria wrote a review May 2017
Tipperary, Ireland186 contributions144 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A party of 8 were away for the weekend and this was one of the places we had Lunch. The choices on the menu were good. The meals were of large portions and were all cooked to perfection. I have decided to start rating my visits to each venue's Toilets out of 10 as I think if people neglect the toilets then other parts of establishments are being neglected also and as these would not be noticeable to customers, but they could be of huge hygiene importance. Glen get a 10 for perfection.
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Date of stay: April 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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blondieoneIreland wrote a review Mar 2017
ireland12 contributions28 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My Children had booked Afternoon Tea, for my Mother and Myself on Mother's Day. I can only say the level of Disappointment was Stupendous. On arrival we were shown to our Table. No decadence, no extra little niceties included for Mother's Day, and not as much as a Daisy or basic Serviette on the Table. My Daughter had to use a Saucer as a side plate as hers was missing. On producing the 'food', we all were aghast at what was on the wonky cake stand. Every single item of Food, apart from the Sandwiches, was 'bought in' mass produced, tasteless cr#p..!! The Sandwiches were just about OK, as for the 'dainty little scones' as you would expect, sitting down to Vintage Afternoon Tea, were the size of boulders, and and again, bought in. This irked me greatly. I, as a Chef and Catering Tutor would NEVER serve someone Afternoon Tea, without ALL Food being made on the Premises, and certainly not enough of it, but I for four people to warrant the €12.50 price per person. So €50 spent yesterday for four people, and it definitely was NOT worth even half of that inflated price..!!! Only positive point was, the setting where Glen House is, is stunning. Unfortunately it cannot in any shape, manner or form, redeem this ghastly experience. Will not be recommending Family or Friends to go for Afternoon Tea.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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hughieKillybegs wrote a review May 2017
killybegs73 contributions46 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely a little piece of heaven on earth. A magical setting, beautiful attention to detail, gorgeous rooms, pulled out all the stops for a wonderful evening dinner, a lovely parlour to host our wedding service and a delicious post wedding champagne brunch. Congratulations to Dorothy, Síle and the team at the Glen House
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Marshmit Dave wrote a review May 2017
Hampton, United Kingdom46 contributions53 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Popped in after a visiting local scenery for a lovely afternoon tea. Very friendly with very nice sandwiches, cakes and tea. We then went for a walk to the waterfall. It was a lovely sunny day and a perfect stop off.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amy J wrote a review Apr 2017
Hounslow, United Kingdom8 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We greatly enjoyed our stay here. The location is beautiful with the waterfall right next to the house. The selection of breakfasts is great- it's not just full Irish or cereal. Dorothy is a perfect host- extremely helpful and easy to chat to (though not too imposingly friendly which is a big plus!) Our room was comfortable and really pretty.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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upanaway1234 wrote a review Mar 2017
Lisburn, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
iMy wife's cousin,,her husband and myself recently stayed the night here. The driveway has generous parking space and our rooms were very spacious,,spotlessly clean (as is the entire house} and well stocked with regard to tea/coffee etc. The beds were extremely comfortable and after a good night's sleep we had a delicious full Irish breakfast the next morning. Our host Dorothy was friendly and ,made us feel very welcome. Would unreservedly recommend the Glen House to anyone and its rates are very reasonable.
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Date of stay: March 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mike W wrote a review Sept 2016
Palo Alto, California62 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The main purpose of our visit was to play golf at Ballyliffin links and the Glen House was ideal for this. It is only 10 minutes drive from the golf course and has a picturesque hillside location beside the scenic walk to Glenevin Waterfall. Rooms are clean and well-appointed and the owners are very welcoming and helpful. We were particularly grateful for their flexibility in providing us with a full, cooked breakfast at 7am since we had an early tee time at Ballyliffin. By contrast, our hotel in Rosapenna the previous evening was totally inflexible when we requested an early breakfast. "Sorry sir, the chef does serve cooked breakfasts until 830am" was the response to our request. Glen House is also an excellent base for exploring nearby sights such as the Doagh Famine Village and Malin Head. The only item where we saw room for improvement was the wifi connection which was painfully slow and intermittent during our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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124Chequeplease wrote a review Aug 2016
Flinders, Australia94 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
3 Couples🍀 30 days 🍀20 golf games🍀⛳️ From Tralee to Doolin to Galway to Clifden to Belmullet to Enniscrone to Donegal town to Rosapenna and the brightest and smartest B & B and Tea Rooms 🏆 goes to Glen House.

2-3 nights at each stop gives us a reasonable comparison on price, comfort, host and breakfast.
We have loved the extra Large rooms, comfy beds and pillows.
A bright and cheerful breakfast room and delicious breakfast menu for all requirements. We arrived very late on a Monday evening bank holiday after Glen House tea rooms had their busiest day ever! Evercheerful Hosts Dorothy and her daughter Aiofe are terrific partners in running Glen House. I hope you too can put this on your meandering around the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Dorothy M
Clonmany, Ireland
Hi Damhait Yes we gave a selection of gluten free food .
Answer from Margaret H
Clady, United Kingdom46 contributions8 helpful votes
Look them up on line and give them a ring
skicolorado2day wrote a tip Apr 2019
Oakton, Virginia27 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms in the front have gorgeous views. The rooms in the original part of the house have more character."
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JOE K wrote a tip Apr 2016
Thame, United Kingdom50 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"book early"
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Neil F wrote a tip Jun 2015
Laconia34 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Second floor front. Lovely view."
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Eileen F wrote a tip Oct 2014
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, United States7 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are rooms on first and second floor. I was there for 3 nights and it was quiet each night. Most people there were touring the area, golfing or visiting with family and friends."
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diamond_skies_NI wrote a tip Aug 2014
Belfast, United Kingdom28 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upgrade to an executive room for a nice view."
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Glen House
Which popular attractions are close to The Glen House?
Nearby attractions include Doagh Famine village (7.8 km), Mamore Gap (5.5 km), and Glenevin Waterfall (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Glen House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Glen House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Glen House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Glen House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin, The Rusty Nail, and Jack's Restaurant at the Ballyliffin Lodge.
Are there any historical sites close to The Glen House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Doagh Famine village (7.8 km).
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