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“What a gem!” 5 of 5 stars
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Inishfree B&B
Old Town, Culdaff, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Culdaff B&B and Inns
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“What a gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Elaine and Dave were superb hosts. Inishfree was very welcoming with superb breakfasts, cooked with excellent quality locally sourced products. The accommodation included lots of extras including bath robes, slippers, bedside torches, large umbrellas and offers to drive to collect cars left at local hostelries the evening before! A beautiful part of Eire with good beaches foor children and interesting museums, walks and coastline. All the rooms were top quality with the twin room also including a lounge area. No external traffic noise either - just birdsong through the open windows.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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elainegraham, Owner at Inishfree B&B, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
It was lovely to meet this couple. They were very interested in wild life and we learnt a lot from them! We had birds in our garden that we had not heard of before and once they realised we were interested, took the trouble to point things out they had seen. Pete went back to his childhood, with a fishing net and Bucket playing in the rock pools with the kids. He said it took him back 40 years!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Accommodation was exceptional and service very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for the perfect break in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, then we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Inishfree B and B in Culdaff.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

”To good to be true?” That was what we thought when we read the excellent reivews of Inishfree B&B. But to our great pleasure, all the positive assessment was truly justified. We stayed at the Inishfree for four days in July 2012, and they were without any doubt the finest four days we have spent in similar accommodations anywhere in Ireland. And we have stayed in a lot of country houses, B&Bs, small hotels, etc. The attention given us by the hosts Elaine and Dave was remarkable in every way – not just with respect to the excellent accommodations and food, but also with regard to local knowledge, advice as to where to go and what to see, and even contacting local people to help us with some very tricky ancestral research. We stayed in the Green Room, with its own sitting area and privacy, and have never experienced such a high level of modern and tasteful furnishing before. The breakfasts were also first-class – and we were lucky enough to have Elaine prepare an evening meal for us also. So fellow travellers, read the reviews and recognise an exceptional opportunity to anchor your trip to Inishowen at an extremely nice home, tended to by extremely nice people! And yes – it’s all true!

Room Tip: The three available accomodations all appeared excellent - but we choose the Green Room as we were s...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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elainegraham, Owner at Inishfree B&B, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
What a great review! This couple were lovely and very enthusiastic about local ancestors. Luckily, I made a few enquiries locally and was able to match them up with two families with common ancestors. I rather got the bug and started to research the family name for them to see if I could come up with further information on shipping lists relating to the families emigration from Inishowen in 1886.

I feel that we made firm friends and that this couple will keep in touch and perhaps return to further their investigations.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I could not believe the quality of the accommodation, I was given the green room a superb room with my own sitting room. Elaine showed me the other rooms and they were also top quality. I was travelling solo, Elaine and Dave made sure that I never felt lonely, they were amazing hosts. The area around is spectacular, also plenty of exciting bars and restaurants. Last but certainly not least the amazing breakfasts, you certainly do not need to eat for the rest of the day. Wonderful stay I can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: All the rooms are superb, I wouldn't like to choose between them
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

The first impression - an accurate one- is that Elaine has aimed to make this a place oozing with quality. And yet there is nothing stuffy about it. The welcome is real and warm. The highlight of our stay was the introduction to McGrory's Bar and its music. But the whole of Inishowen is breathtakingly beautiful and this is the perfect location to use as a base. This is surely as good as it gets.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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This couple are in love with Ireland and only stayed one night because they were travelling around the Penninsula. They were full of enthusiasm and were impressed with the area. It was lovely to meet what I would term as "Irelofiles" not Francofiles.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We cannot praise this bed and breakfast enough.Everything was first class.Accommodation,food and proprietors were superb.Hope to return in the very near fuutre

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Whichever way you decide to travel to Innisfree you come across spectacular sights. Whether it is landing in Derry, with a high cross wind looking like you will touch down in the estuary or by car across Ireland and its mountains. The welcome that you receive as you come to the door is warm and you start to relax as you pass over the threshold.

Elaine and David, it is true, treat you like royalty and care for you with attention and sensitivity. Try Elaine's cooking - a feast fit for a King and beautifully presented. David is the waiter and maître de in the morning and a full "Irish" is certainly a must.
The rooms are individual, with every personal need cared for; slippers, robes, ironing facilities, hair dryer, hot drink facility, TV and on and on! Each room has its' own theme and is treated with the same care as you are as you arrive.

The countryside is a must to explore - blue flag beaches that are so quiet that if you see another couple you feel that it is crowded. But with miles of pristine beaches it is hard to imagine. The locals are friendly and helpful and there are some of the most spectacular places of natural beauty, from Malin Head to the Giant's Causeway (over the border).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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elainegraham, Owner at Inishfree B&B, responded to this review, October 4, 2011
Thank you for writing a review after staying at Inishfree B & B. We feel that your comments will be most helpful to future travellers. It is good to know that guests have left feeling content and are likely to return. We can assure you of our continued commitment on your return visit and we consider returning guests as friends and will make you welcome accordingly,.
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Address: Old Town, Culdaff, Ireland
Location: Ireland > County Donegal > Culdaff
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