The Arches Country House
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The Arches Country House

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#1 of 31 B&Bs in Donegal Town
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal romantic bed and breakfast in Donegal Town does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The Arches Country House, a nice option for travellers like you.

Lough Eske (1.6 mi), located nearby, makes The Arches Country House a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Donegal Town landmark.

Rooms at The Arches Country House offer a flat screen TV providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Baggage storage is one of the conveniences offered at this bed and breakfast. Free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to The Arches Country House, free parking is available.

Best of all, The Arches Country House makes it easy to experience some great Donegal Town attractions like Famine Graveyard, which is a popular historic site.

The Arches Country House looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Donegal Town.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Charming
Languages Spoken
English
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godago wrote a review May 2022
el cerrito50 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Arches truly is serene. The impeccably clean and quiet room with it’s beautiful view overlooking Lough Eske soothed my road-weary nerves. And Noreen served up a gourmet Irish Breakfast. Wish I’d stayed long enough to try her other offerings. The grounds outside are impeccably manicured and inside, all the little things that make for a comfortable stay are fine-tuned here. Can’t say enough about this oasis.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Siobhan H wrote a review Aug 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom32 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from 2 wonderful nights in this stunning B&B. Our lovely room had fantastic views over Lough Eske and the Blue Stack mountains. Noreen, our host was extremely helpful and friendly..The bed was super comfortable and made for a great night's sleep.. The breakfast each day was delicious, especially the homemade wheaten bread! It's a beautiful house with stunningly maintained gardens. Very easy to get to, lots of signposts and only 10 mins from Donegal town. Can't wait to return! 10/10
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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alfalove wrote a review Jun 2022
Milan, Italy856 contributions407 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just few minutes out of Donegal in the countryside, it is located on a hill overlooking a lake.
What a view and what a garden.
Impeccably clean and very comfortable, you can have a great rest while visiting an area with plenty of things to see.
The host is very nice and charming lady; she prepared a great breakfast for us and gave us some suggestions in what to explore in the area and where to dine.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda C wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Arches was amazing! Immaculately clean. Gorgeous setting inside and out. Our hostess was so friendly and helpful, like visiting an old friend. And the breakfast! Delicious! If ever we have a chance to visit again, it’ll be a must stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hols wrote a review Jul 2022
Ireland16 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If your looking for a place to stay which is quiet & comfortable this is the spot.
Beautiful location, the guest house looks out over the lake and has stunning scenery. The gardens are really well looked after.
The rooms are spotless. Nice shower, again spotless with good pressure & the water doesn't leak out onto the bathroom floor.. huge bonus! Little vanity area with hairdryer & mirror with light for getting ready.
The breakfast is really good. Highly recommend the scrambled eggs, nicest I've ever had.
The owner Noreen is very welcoming.
Overall lovely stay, close to the beaches & Donegal town.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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spatafora wrote a review Oct 2021
New York City, New York43 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been staying with Noreen on Lough Eske for 26 years. (We figured this out together when I arrived there this past Saturday.) I think I have stayed with her at least 10 times, maybe more. It would be hard to overstate how perfect a visit with Noreen is. The location, the home, the rooms, the breakfasts are all incomparable. But most importantly, the kindness and warmth of Noreen. When I enter that house, I instantly feel like I am home.

So, some of the mechanics....just 10 minutes from Donegal town, nestled up on the shores of Lough Eske with magnificent views. One night is not enough. Do yourself a favor and stay at least two, or even three. Settle in and enjoy all the magic that Donegal has to offer. There is no more beautiful part of Ireland.

Noreen is special. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: there are no bad rooms here......magical views from each and every one
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Horsemom67 wrote a review Apr 2023
Prescott Valley, Arizona43 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Noreen is an excellent hostess. The rooms are lovely (take time to sit by your window and enjoy the views of the lake!) Her French toast is worth the trip. It is a bit of a drive to town, but the hospitality and quality of the rooms is well worth it!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Having your own car would be helpful, but there is a small fridge in the dining room for guest use.
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Jan B wrote a review Sept 2023
Peachland, Canada307 contributions84 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The grounds of this B&B are absolutely gorgeous! Our room was more than comfy and Noreen was the ultimate hostess! Breakfast was very good, enough selections with fruit, cereal as well.
It is a jewel in a rural setting and with parking in Donegal easy, it wasn't an issue driving in. Central to so many attractions. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No A/C or fans. I only found this an issue as I am used to a colder room for sleeping. It was...
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Marie H wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from a wonderful one night stay in this B&B. It more like a boutique hotel. Rooms spotless and ever so comfortable with fabulous view over Lough Eske and Blue Stack mountains. The gardens are amazing.
Noreen the host so welcoming and friendly.
Breakfast varied and delicious.
Loved our stay and hope to return in the near future.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Cynthia R wrote a review Oct 2022
McKinney, Texas75 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a comfortable and wonderful location B&B! Noreen has a lovely home on the beautiful Lough Eske. 10 minutes or less to Donegal Town. Bedroom was large and very comfortable, most comfortable of our entire trip. If you can, give yourself enough time to walk around the beautiful lough. Would love to stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is available at the home.
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Jan B wrote a tip Sept 2023
Peachland, Canada307 contributions84 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No A/C or fans. I only found this an issue as I am used to a colder room for sleeping. It was September so it was cool enough for me."
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spatafora wrote a tip Jun 2023
New York City, New York43 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay at least two nights! but 3 would be better!"
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Horsemom67 wrote a tip Apr 2023
Prescott Valley, Arizona43 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Having your own car would be helpful, but there is a small fridge in the dining room for guest use."
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Cynthia R wrote a tip Oct 2022
McKinney, Texas75 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is available at the home."
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spatafora wrote a tip Oct 2021
New York City, New York43 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"there are no bad rooms here......magical views from each and every one"
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PRICE RANGE
£93 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
IrelandCounty DonegalDonegal Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Arches Country House
Which popular attractions are close to The Arches Country House?
Nearby attractions include Lough Eske (1.6 miles), The Reel Inn (4.8 miles), and Magee 1866 (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Arches Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Arches Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Arches Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Arches Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quay West Restaurant Donegal Town, Market House Restaurant, and The Harbour Restaurant & Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to The Arches Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Famine Graveyard (4.4 miles).
Does The Arches Country House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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