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The Arches Country House

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Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
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Co.Armagh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a second time in two weeks as we just love the place. The rooms are spotless and the view for all rooms is amazing. Breakfast was lovely so much to choose from. I'm Gluten Free and was able to have a cooked breakfast like everyone else. I would definitely recommend staying at The Arches you won't... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed one night at The Arches. This is a great property with manicured grounds, and a great view of Lough Eske. Very convenient to town. Every room has a view! Rooms are big, spotless and well appointed. Beds and pillows are comfortable. En suite is just right. Noreen was a great host and breakfast was perfect. Best cup of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at The Arches Country House for a week this summer. The view from the room was amazing - a farm in the foreground and Loch Eske filling out the scenery. the rooms are very comfortable, complete with two chairs that are in front of the windows so you can spend hours taking in the scenery. Everything is very... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the absolute best B&B we stayed at during our week in Ireland. We actually ended up here after the Ardeevin House next door overbooked. We had a confirmation online but when I called to confirm he said they were full. This was a blessing in disguise because we ended up at the arches. The hostess, Noreen, was so... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So the mandate was to find a nice B&B just 10 mins from town so we had the country feel - objective achieved. This was to be my 1st ever B&B experience, so this mandate was accepted with a level of trepidation. We were spending 4 days travelling around Donegal and my partner wanted us to have a more authentic... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the road that goes around the beautiful and peaceful Lough Eske, you wouldn't believe it was just a short, 10 minute drive away from Donegal town. We were in a lovely large room at the front of the house, from where we were able to relax in comfortable armchairs and enjoy the beautiful view across the lough. The... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were in room 4 which is large - sleeps three - and has a wonderful view over Lough Eske. The room and en suite were spotlessly clean and the facilities excellent - tea / coffee making facilities, large tv (although we hardly used it as we spent hours sitting in the thoughtfully placed armchairs in the window alcove admiring... More 

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Staffs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Arches is well signposted from the N15 Donegal road. After reaching the shore of Lough Eske the accommodation is about 2 miles further, on the Eastern lake shoreline. The house is set in extensive immaculately maintained gardens, and elevated to give wonderful views over the lake to woodland and mountains beyond. All of the guest rooms are on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Warm welcome and really comfortable bedroom. Noreen cooked us a wonderful breakfast and nothing was too much trouble. Fresh milk available on request which makes all the difference to that cup of tea! Beautiful garden and views. Lovely position. Nice to be off a busy road.

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Lindale, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Beautiful house and gorgeous lawn. Spotless, large, well appointed room. Had window facing lake with two comfortable chairs for viewing. Hostess Noreen, very gracious and helpful. Breakfast was exceptionally delicious. Noreen is a excellent cook. Would definitely return.

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