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The Waters Country House

Newtown Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ballyvaughan Ireland
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#5 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Ballyvaughan
Our unique Country House is situated in over 40 acres of land at the foot of the Burren hills with a scenic view across Galway Bay.​Our bedrooms are all en suite and comfortable and furnished in the antique style, so that you can relax in comfort, feeling the peace and quiet, for which The Waters is known. We can accommodate up to 30 guests in a mix of double, family, and twin rooms.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Italian
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Sarah G wrote a review Aug 2021
Downpatrick, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and i stayed here for a week in August. This absolute diamond of property exceeded our expectations far above what we had hoped for. The main house is stunning set amidst mature trees and shrubbery. Smaller apartment type rooms are set within wildflower meadow gardens with fabulous views of the burren. The main house boasts the most most amazing curios and antiques within a beautiful timeless setting. There is a wonderful prayer room, an indoor natural spring from which you can drink, lots of interesting rooms filled with books and an honesty bar where you can relax at night enjoying a drink while a turf fire crackles in the grate. Breakfast is an absolute feast of continental/ cooked food enjoyed within what has to be one of the most interesting rooms we have ever been in! From our room window we were fortunate to see an Irish hare! A pine Martin frquents the grounds alongside lots of butterflies amidst the wildflower meadow. Wolfgang and Maria truly make this beautiful place extra special. Amazing hosts who really take a personal interest in their guests. A wonderful couple who are kind, friendly, great fun and who clearly care passionately about giving their guests the best possible experience. Genuinely lovely people who have created something extremely rare and exceptionally special! A beautiful unforgettable paradise!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
westthorns wrote a review Aug 2021
Sligo, Ireland68 contributions38 helpful votes
Stayed here in July - family of 4 stayed in the bureen suite. Loved it, the room was huge and lots of storage, very quirky but different. Breakfast was great too varied selection , fresh bread, meats, fruit and hot breakfast. So quiet, so peaceful. loved it.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Gerard Q wrote a review Aug 2021
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My wife and I and our two kids spent four nights in The Waters Country House last week and it made a memorable trip to the Banner County even more special. Right from arrival we were made feel incredibly welcome and our hosts could not have been nicer. The breakfast was a sumptuous feast every morning, the kids gave it a ten out of ten and they laid on free tea and coffee and biscuits that we could access any time day or night. The staff and management couldn't have been kinder or more welcoming. Both Wolfgang and Marie were exemplary hosts and they greeted you by name each morning and were incredibly quick and efficient in serving breakfast in a very nice, atmospheric room with background music that wasn't overly intrusive but struck all of the right notes. Waters Country House is a treasure and a real find for me and my family. We will be back. Two very minor things, the double bed in our room could have been a little more comfortable - it was a little soft for our liking and the WIFI connection was poor, neither of which impacted our enjoyment of this fine guest house. We would highly recommend The Waters Country House to singles, couples or families seeking an alternative to the stereotypical guest house experience. We will definitely return to this wonderful spot.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Make sure to sample the delicious spring water from the onsite well and the brown bread for...
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Bloggsy11 wrote a review Aug 2021
County Cork, Ireland8 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed here last night and was a great experience. Wolfgang and Maria were fantastic hosts and my kids loved their friendly and welcoming nature. The house itself is different from your normal hotel and all the better for it. There are medieval touches to the house and a natural spring inside the house (the water is drinkable) Perched on a hillside on the burren, it’s a fantastic location and enjoys great views from all sides. Rooms are extremely comfortable and cosy and because you are in the countryside on a hillside it’s very quiet so a good nights sleep. Breakfast was great and had a full buffet as well as options for a full Irish breakfast,fantastic value. I would highly recommend 😀
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Plenty of parking
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Wiley_Irish_Guy wrote a review Aug 2021
Belfast, United Kingdom58 contributions66 helpful votes
We enjoyed a delightful stay at the Waters as our first stop on our family staycation. Quaint house with a certain medieval theme, comfortable accommodation, superb breakfast, a well stocked help-yourself honesty bar and the best hosts you could hope for. Not only do Wolfgang and Maria provide you with a friendly Irish welcome, but are genuinely interested in you as a guest, and in our situation, what are two boys (men) do., where travelling to next etc.. Recommendations for local restaurants, L’arco and Monks were perfect. Thank you guys for such a splendid start to our trip.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$108 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty ClareThe BurrenBallyvaughan
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waters Country House
Which popular attractions are close to The Waters Country House?
Nearby attractions include Burren Birds of Prey Centre (2.2 km), The Burren (6.4 km), and Burren Exposure (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waters Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Waters Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Waters Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waters Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tea and Garden Rooms, Monks Ballyvaughan, and The Wild Atlantic Lodge.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Waters Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Waters Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Poulnabrone Dolmen (6.5 km), Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations (7.2 km), and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (7.0 km).