Fodor's Expert Review Drumcreehy Country House
Bishop's Quarter, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
The pretty gabled facade with dormer windows is traditional in style, but, in fact, Bernadette Moloney and her German husband, Armin Grefkes, designed and built this house specifically as a B&B. It's across the road from the sea, about 2 km (1 mile) north of the village, just beyond the Whitethorn Craft Shop. The interior has character and style, thanks to a mix of imposing 19th-century German antiques, stripped-pine floors, and comfortable sofas and armchairs. Each guest room is individually styled on a wildflower theme, with plain walls, color-coordinated quilts and curtains, brass bedsteads, and attractive small antiques. The delicious breakfast menu offers an unusually wide choice, while the hosts are knowledgeable about the area, and have a good supply of books and maps. Bishop's Quarter Beach is a popular pebble beach, close to this premises.
- big bedrooms for a B&
- nice waterfront location
- peaceful nights
- a long (1-mile-plus) walk down a narrow busy road to village