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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
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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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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Italian
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travelbug wrote a review Jan 2021
Ireland5 contributions
I couldn't recommend waters country house enough, a real hidden gem. A lovely little country house hidden away, excellent place to stay,big and clean rooms, a homely feel. Hosts were friendly and helpful with local tips. Real 5* breakfast. Plenty of room in the living areas to relax and unwind. Perfectly situated to explore Clare. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jacqueline M wrote a review Oct 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom2 contributions
We spent four nights here from 3rd to 7th August and loved it. The location is perfect for touring by car, walking or cycling. The hotel hosts thought of everything and made us feel most welcome. Breakfasts were superb and one of our favourite things to do was relax in the atmospheric, comfortable communal rooms and bar area in the mornings after breakfast and evenings with real fires and candles burning warm and bright well into the night. We hope to return again very soon to enjoy more time exploring the beautiful area and more relaxing evenings by the fire playing chess, board games and enjoying the too comfortable surroundings! Many thanks again and apologies for not posting this much sooner, Jacqueline, Ian, Theo and Anna McDee
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Date of stay: August 2020
Austin M wrote a review Oct 2020
Shanaglish, Ireland23 contributions13 helpful votes
What a find. Everything is interesting here. Everything. It's new?! It's Tudor! It's German..Italian.. Engrossing. Fresh spring well inside, beautifully decorated comfortable rooms, great shower, unbelievable choice for breakfast. Serve yourself bar. A place of complete peace and calm to disappear to with 2 of the nicest people hosting you. A chapel too! 😂 And make sure you call Tom the taxi driver! Already planning a return trip.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Robbyn S wrote a review Sep 2020
Cork, Ireland11 contributions2 helpful votes
A quirky and charming B&B pulled together with love by its owners. No excuses necessary for social distancing measures put in place to abide by new health regulations - just properly organized and achieved with grace. Breakfast was spread out to candlelit tables in the bar (yes, at breakfast!), and served up in abundance. Much needed after a late night nursing whiskey and wine in that same snug bar - which operated on the old-fashioned honour system. A welcome respite in 2020!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Clodagh K wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed here for our Irish staycation this year and we really loved it. It's a beautiful guesthouse and the hosts are very friendly and helpful. The family room we had was a good size with a king sized bed and two singles, very comfy. Its very close to the Aillwee Caves and the cliffs of Moher.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
$108 - $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 (1.4 miles), The Burren (4.0 miles), and Poulnabrone Dolmen (4.0 miles).
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 travelers enjoy visiting Poulnabrone Dolmen (4.0 miles), Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations (4.5 miles), and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (4.4 miles).