Gregans Castle Hotel

Charming, homey, intimate

Gragan East., Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare H91 CF60


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At a Glance

This 21-room home is the definition of Irish hospitality.

Indagare Loves

  • Gregans fine dining restaurant
  • The small waterside town of Ballyvaughan
  • Suites with garden terraces** **


Owned and operated by the Haden family for two generations, Gregans is a true gem in the Irish hospitality industry. Simon Haden focuses on the day-to-day management of the property while his wife, Frederieke McMurray, verses the interior decor. There are no TVs on property as the focus is on the natural surroundings and environment.

The common spaces are inviting and the Corkscrew bar is the perfect place to end a long day of activity. The fine dining restaurant is well-known as one of Ireland’s best restaurants (also see Ballymaloe House). Each room at the property is unique and feels like a friend’s cozy guest room. The furniture was handpicked by the owners from their travels around the world, and rooms vary so that some have garden terraces while others have views over the limestone ridges of the Burren all the way out to sea.

While the house would be the ideal place to lounge all day, the Burren is such a beautiful part of Ireland that guests find themselves out and about for the entire day. Guests can take a ferry from Ballyvaughan to the Aran Islands to see the many celtic churches and experience the island’s unique culture. Other activities include a visit to the Cliffs of Moher, surfing, paddle boarding, sea kayaking, walking excursions and jigging to traditional music in the village of Doolin.

Who Should Stay

Couples or families looking for a refined but traditional Irish B&B experience. Those who need a spa, TV or room service will not be happy here.

Written by Indagare

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