Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Stay at Charming The Waters Country House in Ballyvaughan

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Stay at Charming The Waters Country House in Ballyvaughan

We didn't book any hotels on our Ireland vacation, opting to go with Airbnb rentals instead. I left our sleeping arrangements up to Jason to plan, and while looking for accommodations near Cliffs of Moher, up popped this charming little bed and breakfast called The Waters Country House. We didn't have any plans of booking a b&b since we were trying to pick the cheapest sleeping arrangements possible, but after looking through the website, I knew I would regret it if we didn't make reservations for a stay.

Waters Country House

Located in Country Clare, the b&b sits on over 40 acres of farmland at the foot of Burren Hills. You can choose a room with a mountain view or country view when booking your stay, but we booked the Family Suite and got the best of both worlds out of our windows.

Waters Country House

Our little bungalow wasn't attached to the main property, but located a few hundred feet away. It gave us the feeling of seclusion and the sense that we were in our own little private universe. One of my favorite things about our Ireland vacation was laying out some blankets in this field of wildflowers late at night and stargazing. I've seen stars in the sky before, but when you're smack dab in the middle of a beautiful Irish countryside without light pollution pouring in, the view is indescribable. I have never seen so many stars in the sky before, and we even caught sight of a few shooting stars! That experience alone is enough to make me want to book another stay here.

Our room was spacious, offering adequate sleeping spots for the 4 of us, a dining area, a sitting area, and our own private bathroom.

Waters Country House

Waters Country House

You'll find all kinds of welcoming, homey touches at The Waters Country House. Right outside of our room was a little tea/coffee setup so we didn't have to walk to the main house for refreshments.

Waters Country House

Waters Country House

While we adored our room, we absolutely loved how inviting the main house was. The first thing we noticed was the scent. They had peat logs burning in the fireplaces, giving it a warm, welcoming vibe, and we've even considered fixing our fireplace to recreate that beautiful country scent in our own home. There are several family rooms to kick back and relax in...

Waters Country House

Waters Country House

A stocked bar, where we were told just take what you want, write it down, and we can settle at checkout. Have I mentioned how much I adore Irish hospitality?

The Waters Country House


Breakfast is included with your stay, and if you're a people person, you'll love how all of the guests chat across the room to each other, making it feel like one big family affair. You can immediately grab breads, cheeses, fruits and coffee from the breakfast bar, then a waitstaff person will come around to take your hot meal order.

Waters Country House


Waters Country House

Waters Country House

One of the coolest things about Waters Country House is it has its own natural spring to fetch pure, natural, refreshing water from. The house actually draws its name from the wells it sits upon. Bubbling from the limestone caves below, according to Irish legend, the spring water holds magical powers, offering health and wellness to guests who choose to sip from it. The girls couldn't get enough of taking the pitcher down to fill with the crystal clear water.

Waters Country House
Waters Country House

Walking back to our room, the girls spotted these two beauties in the hill beside our bungalow who wanted to make friends with us.

Waters Country House

Waters Country House

A word to the wise, that is an electric fence, and yes, I did zap the hell out of myself trying to pet the horses LOL.

If you're headed out around Cliffs of Moher, I would highly recommend booking a stay at The Waters Country House. It's just a short 30 minute drive to the cliffs, or 5 minutes if you just want to explore charming Ballyvaughan. Just for the record, I was not compensated to talk about our stay at The Waters Country House. I don't normally post about our hotels/airbnb rentals, but this b&b is my absolute favorite place we have ever booked a stay at during any of our travels, I thought I'd share so more people could have the same beautiful experience we did here.




Hotel, Airbnb, Bed & Breakfast? Which is your preferred method of lodging while traveling? 

50 comments:

  1. I hope you wore a hat with a feather or a fascinator while dining there and sipping tea :) Looks wonderfully cosy and cute. Was the owner present, or just the waiters?

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    1. We met the owners. Such a lovely couple! I said that his town only had about 800 residents, so everyone knows everyone there. His mind was blown when I told him how many people live in the Chicagoland area lol

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  2. Wow!!!That place looks like a dream to me, I could live there all the time☺

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  3. Oh my goodness what an absolutely stunning looking place to stay at. I love the inside decor I'd probably spend ages just looking around at it all.

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    1. I wish we would have had more than a day to explore. It was the most charming place we've ever booked a stay at!

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  4. I've actually never stayed at a Bed & Breakfast before. I would love to give it a try though. It really depends on where I'm traveling to and what I'm traveling for. I actually prefer hotels in most cases.

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    1. I do like the conveniences of hotels too, but sometimes you just want a touch of home comforts when traveling, so that's when it's good to book a B&B.

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  5. Wow, what a gorgeous place to stay. I would love to relax here one day. And that food? Yes please.

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  6. Wow this place looks amazing and so charming!! And the food looks incredible :)

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  7. This is so beautiful. The natural spring water perk is amazing. Europe is a whole other world than here. I see why you just had to stay at this B&B. I hope that you feel better after getting zapped. :)

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    1. I have dreams of living in the country and having my own natural spring water. How cool would that be!?

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  8. WOW that is awesome! I love traveling and this place is perfect place to go for a girls weekend! SO pretty!

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    1. Yes! Sit outside with the girls drinking wine and breathing in that Irish air? What an amazing trip that would be!

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  9. Oh my heart that place looks like an adventure and decor so different from home that worries of home must just feel so far away. I love it!

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    1. It is the most perfect place to forget about your daily troubles :)

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  10. I am so jealous that you got to spend time here! It looks so perfect.

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  11. This place is amazing! After our big road trip next year we've already decided the next trip is Ireland and London. (Rena)

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    1. I hope you have a great time! That's what we did- London and Ireland, with 2 days of Paris and a stopover in Iceland.

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  12. The place looks absolutely magical. I can imagine myself on my retirement days staying right over there. I really really like it.

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  13. This house is really charming and the food looks delicious. I would like to stay there!

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    1. I would love to go back and book several days here :)

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  14. I love this location! It looks like the perfect setting for a peaceful time away from home. I love being able to check out new country locations, and this one is going to have to go on my bucket list.

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    1. I hope you get here some day, Brandy. You won't regret putting it on your bucket list.

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  15. That is a very gorgeous place. I would certainly love to stay there sometime. The food looks great as well.

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  16. Oh, WOW! The Waters Country House is an absolutely beautiful place to stay. I am absolutely obsessed with their decor and the overall vibe of this B&B. Gorgeous pics, too!

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  17. I am so glad that you didn't skip out on this opportunity. What an incredible location. If I ever make it there and I definitely hope to make it someday, I would love to stay there. The fireplace alone is worth the trip. :)

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    1. You will remember the scent of the fireplace long after your trip. It quickly became one of my favorite scents and now every time I smell peat, it takes me back to this amazing B&B.

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  18. That looks like an awesome place to stay. I love all of the pictures you shared.

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  19. I don't think I've ever stayed at a bed and breakfast but I always wanted to. This looks like an awesome place to stay!!

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    1. You should try it! I was apprehensive about staying in one at first, but it's quite a lovely experience.

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  20. I love all the bright colors, and the food looks so good!

    I bet your girls really enjoyed the stay.

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    1. The colors are so welcoming. I know you'd love it there, Alissa!

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  21. What magic powers did you get from the water?

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  22. Thanks for telling me about this place! I would love to take my family there! The perfect place for family getaway!

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  23. Wow, indeed such a very nice place! I love the vibe and everything. I wish I could go and experience staying there as well.

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  24. Wow, indeed such a very nice place! I love the vibe and everything. I wish I could go and experience staying there as well.

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  25. Sure a homey, quaint spot indeed. It's own natural spring is a nice perk. haha a good zap will keep you awake at least. We used to dare each other to touch it as kids, stupid!

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  26. Such a pretty place! And I love that it has a natural spring.

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