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Crocnaraw Country House
Ranked #4 of 4 Moyard B&B and Inns
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Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“hospitality with style”
Reviewed July 25, 2011

We loved staying here . Food terrific -- the most amazing home made strawberry jam made with strawberries from the garden with gorgeous scones with the surprise of crystallised ginger in the scones. And we were given scones to take with us on our journey home Bread home made and delicious too as was the wonderful homemade blackcurrant jam

Bedroom full of light with new stunningly beautiful Sanderson curtains -- that great design with the red / pink tulips and the most beautiful shade of plain carpet I have ever seen-- a sort of golden straw. Great old fashioned claw leg bath and bathroom radiator hot --a lovely luxury in an Irish July. Happy colours everywhere. Be sure to admire the colour of the old Aklow pottery used for breakfast and afternoon tea. And admire the wonderful simple dresser on which they are displayed.

Welcoming turf fire in the drawingroom and loads of Country Lifes to peruse.

A terrific hostess and a great easy atmosphere and if you come in July on no account miss the smell of the white noisette rose in the vegetable garden. Ethereal. And Lucy said we could take a cutting.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Alkmaar
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

The country house is located in a perfect area to explore Connemara (Clifden, Diamond Hill, Inishbofin). The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and on a pleasant distance from the road.

We liked the old fashioned style of the house very much. The rooms are spacious, impeccable clean and the beds were perfect. We felt warmly welcomed by our host Lucy: peat fires in the evenings, home made Irish bread, warm scones in the morning.
It was our best address in Ireland; we will certainly return.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

This country house hotel seems like a cross between a B&B and staying in a private house with a marvellous hostess. Pretty Georgian house set in its own private grounds with a charming garden and vegetable plot. Apart from having high standards of comfort, the breakfasts were exceptionally delicious.

Guests are made to feel very welcome and the whole was a delightful experience.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Perugia, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2010

From the first 'welcome!' sign on the front of this most gracious 18th century house, the Crocnaraw experience washes away all stress and anxiety of modern life. In the most unobtrusive way, last seen in Agatha Christie's At Bertrams Hotel, the owner and host Lucy caters to the guests' every wish and fancy, seemingly without effort.

From tea and scones in front of the peat fire, to the A1 'full Irish' breakfasts, it is comfort in the old sense without all the phony trappings of faux luxury hotels with marble foyers and crummy uncomfortable rooms. Surrounded by its own gardens, it is a small oasis of Edwardian charm.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 21, 2008

In spite of the rain - incessant even for the West of Ireland - we loved Crocnaraw. As other reviewers have said, there is definitely an otherworldliness to the place and Lucy is the perfect owner/manager. Delicious home-made breakfasts and afternoon teas in front of the turf fire (in August and much needed). Lucy, like so many B&B owners, gives excellent recommendations on where to eat in the evening - and you dont have to go very far. And Clifden is only a short drive away, too. Even in the rain Connemara is still incredibly beautiful. May it never change.

  • Liked — Its gentle charm, like that of its owner
  • Disliked — We Aussies do like to have a shower
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Sussex
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Reviewed August 23, 2008

This was just what we wanted an authentic Irish country house with peat fire and home made scones on arrival, delightful rooms with character, welcoming staff. Breakfasts are excellent all home made produce, and we found delicious evening meals in Letterfrack. No telly, no power showers, the overgrown garden was very appealing. Trip advisor member Sussex

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  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
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cumbria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2007

If you are looking for a traditional Irish country house this is the one for you. Relaxing evenings by the peat fire, splendid breakfasts and delightful hostess. We felt very much at home and were made very welcome. Many thanks.

  • Liked — relaxed atmosphere and friendly welcome
  • Disliked — no tea making facilities in room
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Crocnaraw Country House

Property: Crocnaraw Country House
Address: Moyard | County Galway, Moyard H91 EF82, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Moyard
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Moyard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Crocnaraw Country House 1*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crocnaraw is an Irish Georgian Country House on the shores of Ballinakill Bay,six miles from Clifden-capital of Connemara-on the scenic Clifden-Westport road. Set in 20 acres of gardens, trees and fields, Crocnaraw is the winner of the National Guesthouse Gardens Competition for 4 years. Recommended by Special Places to Stay (Alastair Sawday.) Near to Connemara National Park ... more   less 
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