Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Hotel


Your energetic young hosts are still updating here, giving a friendly mix of antique and modern, creative organic food and a lovely garden

Bedroom

20 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

In overwhelming scenery, Gregans has an open-doored open-armed welcome with an aromatic turf fire, quirky antiques and a jug of unpretentious country flowers on the hall mantelpiece. Simon and Frederieke, a particularly charming, outgoing, no-nonsense couple with buckets of energy, love this place and have brought Gregans into the 21st century – slowly. So there’s a bit of everything in this rabbit warren at present, an endearing confusion of country house traditional and clean-limbed 1930s elegance: old botanical prints and modern art in the drawing room, and super soft Bennison bird fabric at the windows in the bar, dated florals falling from pelmets to the superb new pale green carpet in the huge Galway Bay suite (stunning great Victorian antiques set off its fine bones), new tiles on bathroom floors, old on walls. The food is totally modern – a new Finnish chef creates artistic, bite-sized wonders from a local and organic larder and the wines are expertly matched. There’s a beautiful garden and a new gallery on the ground floor for indulging, elegantly designed souvenirs.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Christmas, New Year, 1 January - 15 February, 4 November - 31 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Lunch €10-€35. Dinner €35-€80. Wine €25.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €245
Surcharges
Singles €155-€195.
15 Twin/doubles
From €245
5 Suites for 2
From €335

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Simon & Frederieke Haden

  • Located in the middle of the Burren and overlooking Galway Bay. Lots of historic sights and caves to explore.
  • 20 minutes from the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Island Ferries.
  • Great area for walking or cycling. Guided or self guided trails.
  • Horseriding, surfing, sea kayaking and lots of other activities.
  • Beautiful seaside villages and traditional music pubs.
  • The hotel is a founding member of the Burren Ecotourism Network, The Burren Food Trail and a supporter of The Burrenbeo Trust.