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The Arches Country House

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Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Ireland
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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Southern England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Arches House B&B is located on the nice area of Lough Eske. While there you feel in the countryside, but you're only a 10-minute drive from the city center. Just make sure to enter the B&B coordinates in advance to avoid driving around the lake... The rooms have a lakeview and it is quite pleasant, especially when you open... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The view, the hospitality, the comfort, you cannot say enough good things about this place. The view is incredible, the house simply gorgeous. Noreen was by herself that day that we stayed and even though she was busy she was helpful and made sure your needs were met. Their house is beautiful and by far the best place we stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stayed in a spacious, well appointed room with views of the lough and mountains. Beautiful guest house a little distance from Donegal town. Comfortable bed, lovely bathroom. Excellent breakfast in a very pleasant breakfast room. Kind host.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My father, husband and I are on our second night at this lovely B&B and have nothing but positive things to say - Noreen, the owner, is just a wonderful and accommodating host, the grounds and home are immaculate and beautiful, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Comfy beds, good sized bathrooms (including handicap accessible for my father who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

After looking at reviews here, I decided to book a night stay with Arches Country House. It was one of best decisions I made for my whole trip to Ireland! Noreen was an excellent hostess. My friends and I arrived earlier than expected, but she was delighted to have us check in early anyway. The house is beautiful and the... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great amiable host, Noreen McGinty. Comfortable clean rooms. Delicious breakfast. Have stayed there before and if our travels bring us back to Donegal we will definitely stay there again. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

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