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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were a group of 4 (2 couples) and stayed here for one night. We really enjoyed our stay! This B&B is a lovely cottage located in a beautiful place! It is a bit isolated so you definitely need gps to find it, however it is ideal for relaxation and quiet time! The staff and the owner were very polite...

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North Carolina
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited March 2016 and had a wonderful time. We checked in around 6pm and settled in the sitting room around the fireplace. They had many books and magazines where you could sit for hours with a beer or glass of wine. The room was comfortable and breakfast the next morning was our favorite breakfast of our visit. Very personable...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This Inn is a lovely place to stay in the Burren. The owners are charming and the breakfast was the best we've had so far in Ireland. Our room was very big, big comfortable bed and pillows. Hot water with great pressure, towels changed daily (although that might have been because of our fights with the shower head, sorry). The...

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stayed for 1 night, only wish we had longer time here. The old irish charm of this place is stunning. We was greeted on arrive by a lovely gentleman who showed us around and told us if we wanted a drink to just help ourselves and write down what we had on a tab. It was like a home away...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I loved the interior with it's Irish charm. The host couldn't be more helpful and the breakfast was really good. Galway and the Cliffs of Moher are close so it's a perfect option for exploring west Ireland. Definitely recommend the waters!

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Reviewed 12 August 2016

I enjoyed my stay at the Waters Country House. It was quiet, close to interesting hiking trails, and the breakfast was excellent. The building is quite unique and charming. It was refreshing not to have a television in the room. The hosts were charming and attentive, the staff was excellent. And it was fascinating to have a water spring within...

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Panama city beach
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Easy walking distance to everything should not be the equivalent of 3 miles drive to village and you definitely need a GPS, where you cannot even find a phone charger. Village is small with nothing to do. The accomodation itself was in an annexe, looking more like a shed from the outside, just one room, no hair dryer, zero wifi,...

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Wolfgang D, Owner at The Waters Country House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate that you took your time to leave a review in order to help us to improve. We would like to clarify a few things, first we are located in Newtown, 5 min drive into Ballyvaughan as advertise in our website but if you like to walk it takes 25min to go down to the village using...

Reviewed 27 June 2016

this was our second stay at this bed and breakfast and we were equally satisfied. It really has character. It is very calming, partly because of its beautiful location and partly imbued by the owners, and with an almost spiritual feel. I loved the Holy Well. It is warm, beds are very comfy, there is freedom to sit around, the...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Stayed overnight with a large group. Very well looked after from start to finish. Breakfast was exceptional. There is a nice residents area with limited drinks available. The property has its own freshwater spring..a first on me!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2016

When arriving there is no reception desk. First we were taken to a dark cubby hole off the hall and shown a spring. We were advised that in our room is a jug and if we needed water during the night we should come down and help ourselves! Then taken up a dark staircase to be shown the 'courtesy bar'...

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Wolfgang D, Owner at The Waters Country House, responded to this review

Dear Guest we are sorry to hear that you only had an average experience with us. We also want to clarify that we are a Bed and Breakfast so we don't offer to our clients dinners, we are also a non smoking B&B so we apologize if someone has smoked in your bathroom the night before because it is expressly...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waters Country House

Address: Newtown | Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Clare > The Burren > Ballyvaughan
Price Range: $123 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Make sure to ask to have a room inside the B & B itself and find out if they can give you a hair dryer”
 of 5 bubbles Accv2000, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room in the main house as opposed to one in the annexe”
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