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The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast

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#15 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Donegal Town
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Marie McGowan has been welcoming guests into her home in this idyllic location on the shores of Donegal Bay since 1991.This spacious, modern town house is delightfully situated beside the historic old Abbey of Donegal Town [est.1474] and is surrounded to the South & West by the waters of Donegal Bay. From here, it is just a mere 5 minute walk into the centre of town.Marie takes great delight in pampering her guests, with her speciality breakfast of locally caught salmon, smoked and served with all the trimmings. Other options include her perfectly cooked full Irish fry, freshly prepared fresh fruit platters and her own unique style of porridge (family recipe).The Water’s Edge is an approved establishment of Bord Failte Ireland. • All rooms en suite • All rooms have TV/Electric Blankets/ Hair Dryers • Tea & Coffee making facilities are also available • Overlooking Donegal Bay & 15th Century Abbey Ruins • Quiet, peaceful location yet within 5 minutes walk of town centre.Not only do visiting guests leave The Water’s Edge feeling completely satisfied, but the ducks & swans who spend their time lazily drifting up and down the Bay are well catered for too!
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B&M wrote a review Sep 2019
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Outstanding location. Quiet, secluded but only a few minutes walk into Donegal town. Marie is an excellent host, has great knowledge of the local area and serves a great breakfast. From Donegal town, there are many scenic drives and dramatic landscapes to explore on the North Atlantic coast. if you plan to stop in Donegal, pick this B&B.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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E. Mindy wrote a review Aug 2019
New York City, New York5 contributions13 helpful votes
Our tour company booked The Water's Edge on our behalf and first we were a little superstitious when our internet search showed a cemetery right in its backyard LOL but let me tell you this place is STUNNING! The house is beautiful, fully modern, the rooms were gorgeous and spacious! Our bathroom was spacious as well since we had the family room. The views of the Donegal Bay and the Donegal Abbey were so beautiful and peaceful. I would gladly stay here again if given the opportunity. The town is just a few minute walk if you cut through the Abbey, best shortcut ever! Within mins you are right in the heart of the town complete with restaurants and storefronts. You had the choice between 2 breakfast options, would have liked if the host popped in to check if we needed anything else but other than that breakfast was delicious. Please note to bring your own toiletries as soap and washcloths are not provided.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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JetBlueDriver wrote a review May 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina1953 contributions406 helpful votes
We have nothing but great things to say about the Water's Edge Bed and Breakfast. Marie is so personable and helpful. The house is immaculately clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious each day. The B&B is a 10 minute walk from the center of town and there is sidewalks the whole way, so there is no need to drive when going to dinner and drinks. Donegal is a lovely place, we wished we had spent more time in the area. Very reasonable rates. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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DarkMaidofPerth wrote a review Apr 2019
Perth, Scotland57 contributions61 helpful votes
Wendy was a welcoming, yet non-intrusive host. We had a double room with a peaceful view of the water. We appreciate hot drinks being available all the time in the dining room. Would have appreciated some toiletries for the shower. Delicious breakfast! I recommend the pancakes and the cooked option. Remember to bring cash to pay, but several cash point in the town centre which is 10 mins away. Great setting next to the ruined Abbey.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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bama1980girl wrote a review Sep 2018
Birmingham, Alabama123 contributions17 helpful votes
Beautiful view of Donegal Bay. So relaxing in the afternoon to grab a cup of hot tea and sit in the garden and enjoy the view. Comfortable, clean room. Marie is very friendly and offered great suggestions for dinner. Loved the pancakes and fruit for breakfast. A good change from the Traditional Irish breakfast. Hubby enjoyed the eggs and salmon for breakfast. Enjoyed strolling through the historic Abby behind the B & B. Very close to town to walk.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include McCafferty's Bar, Donegal Town (0.5 km), The Bank Bar (0.5 km), and Slice Of Ireland (0.4 km).
Is parking available at The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quay West Restaurant Donegal Town, The Harbour Restaurant & Bar, and Doms Pier 1.
Is The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Donegal Town.
Are there any historical sites close to The Water's Edge Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Famine Graveyard (1.2 km).