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Ballyvaughan, Burren, County Clare, Ireland
Tel: +353-83-8580018,  
Tel: +353-86-1627465,  
Bed & Breakfast
Rates & Deals For 2019

Bed & Breakfast €55.00 per person
Family Room 2A and 2C from €130.00 to €155.00
Cappabhaile House, Ballyvaughan
Horses grazing in the Burren

Cappabhaile House is a 18 year old guest accommodation located just outside Ballyvaughan, County Clare on a 12 acre site in the heart of the Burren Region. The Burren is a mountainous terraine in North Clare is famous for it's flowers, rocks and scenery with a fasinating coastline which looks out on Galway Bay and the Aran Islands.
Our guests can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of country life in a pure rural environment. The only sounds you are likely to hear may be a bird chirping or a cow calling her calf. We provide all the luxury and comfort that you would expect from a modern hotel. We can cater for all budgets and our rooms are large enough to accomodate a whole family. We also provide a photographic gallery of the Burren, if you brose through this site you will find many examples of these pictures Room Outside we have a large an open pasture to ensure you have lots to do if you care to take a cross country walk.
Poulnabroune Dolmen in the Burren
Click Above for Virtual Tour

Your hosts Margaret and Conor will be very happy to help you plan your activities in the area with walks, hill climbs, archeological or botany information thus making it the complete B&B experience. If you require bed and breakfast accomodation in the burren regardless of your budget please send us an inquiry and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.
Cappabhaile is a superb facility located in the heart of the Burren, just outside Ballyvaughan, between Aillwee Cave and the Burren College of Art. The Burren is a glaciated carboniferous limestone landscape which has facinating geological features where ever you look. It is full of caves, turloughs, underground rivers, enormous erratics, and all sorts geological wonders; but most important of all it has some of the finest limestone pavement in the world. Ballyvaughan is the natural capital of this amazing region which has the Galway Bay to the North, the Atlantic Ocean to west. To further complement your visit to the Burren our guesthouse is only 35 minutes away from the famous 600feet high Cliffs of Moher which tower over the Aran islands. At Ballyvaughan you can witness all these magic features and see for yourself the wonderful sight that it is to wake up to on a spectacular Burren morning.

Cappabhaile House is the perfect holiday base for touring the beautiful regions of County Clare, the Aran Island and Connemara. Accommodation is of an excellent standard and offers a much room size than the standard three star rated guesthouse. The rooms have a king size bed and a twin in the standard rooms and the family rooms have a double or king and 2 twin beds. We also have rooms with 2 Double beds and twin bed which can cater for the larger families. Our rooms size ranges from 350SqFeet to 450SqFeet which is exceptional in the Irish Bed and breakfast market.
Relax in the lounge after a day out in the Burren
One of our rooms, with a view of mountains in the Burren and Galway bay

Bedroom Accommodation at Cappabhaile House

All our bedrooms are equipped with the following:
Large Private Bathroom in each room
Hospitality Tray
All rooms are non-smoking rooms
The accommodation at Cappabhaile House is unique, with fantastic views of the hills and also the peace and tranquility of the countryside. All of our bedrooms are attractively designed with rich colour schemes, and all very large ranging from 35sqM to 45SqM. All have very large bathrooms and include a bath and shower.
Room with a view of Cappabhaile Mountain and the Burren college of art
There are many facilities at our bed and breakfast that make us different from other accommodation services like the Farm setting, the beautiful scenary out of all windows and so much space both within and outside the house. All this make your stay at Cappabhaile House a most memorable experience.
Goats grazing on Cappabhaile Mountain in the Burren
Horses free to roam on the Burren limestone pavement

Facilities include:
Full Choice of 11 Breakfast options,
Free Parking,
Free Hospitality tray,
Coin Free Pool table
Photographic Gallary.
Our guests can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of country life in a pure rural environment. The only sounds you are likely to hear may be a bird chirping or a cow calling her calf. We provide all the luxury and comfort that you would expect from a modern hotel. We can cater for all budgets and our rooms are large enough to accomodate a whole family. We also provide a photographic gallery of the Burren throughout the halls and rooms, copies of these shot can be seen here if you browse through this website. On the outside we a large open pasture to ensure you have lots to do if you care to take a cross country walk.
Relax with free pool after a long day visiting the Burren's many sites
Our lush pasture near Ballyvaughan
Unlike most hotels, Bed and Breakfasts and other accommodations we are constructed on our own 12 acre site. This ensure that you can enjoy exceptional peace and quiet and you have the freedom to just stoll about our untamed pastures and make friend with our herd of fresian cattle. If you want a formal walk we are just 200 paces from the entry the Burren Way which a maintained walking trail that links Ballyvaughan to Doolin.
We have been awarded the QEP (Quality Employer Award) by the Irish Hotels Federation which ensures that we offer excellence in all standards of employment and the treatment of our staff. You will find our staff to be very friendly and helpful Cappabhaile House near Ballyvaughan

Wonderful skyline of moullaghmore in the Burren One of the Burren 's huge wealth of flowers A view from above in the Burren
At Cappabhaile House we pride ourselves with our superb accommodation and extensive breakfast menu. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10:00am in our beautiful dining room. The choice is more extensive that most hotels and all breakfasts are cooked or cut to order. Our extensive menu which caters for all tastes..
Our dining room with over 30 capacity ensure no waiting time to be seated for breakfast
Our Breakfast Menu

Porridge, Cornflakes, Rice Crispies, Weetabix, Muesili or Yoghurt
1. Full Irish Breakfast:
Bacon, Egg, Sausages,tomatoe, mushrooms, Black & White Pudding
2. Cooked Breakfast: Bacon, Egg, Sausages & Beans
3. Scrambled Egg with Smoked salmon
4. Scrambled Egg & Bacon with (Tomato or Beans)
5. Scrambled Egg with Beans & Tomato
6. Omelette with Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs
7. Ham Omelette with Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs
8. Mushroom Omelette with Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs
9. Poached Egg on Toast
10 Poached Egg on Toast with Tomato
11 Poached Egg on Toast with Bacon & Tomatoes
12 Boiled Eggs (x2)
13 Fruit Platter with 5 fresh fruits
(Melon, apple, banana,kiwi, orange) and also 4 in syrup/juice
14 Platter of Irish Cheeses,
(B&W Cheddar, Brie, Cashel Blue, Edam, Gauda and Cottage) dressed with lettuce, cucumber and tomato
15 Platter of Fruit and Cheese, mouth-watering mix of no.13 & no.14.

Choice of Teas (Roberts & Herbal)
Freshly Brewed Roberts Diplomat Coffee

All served with Homemade Brown Bread, Toast & Orange Juice
Cliffs of Moher Flowers in the Burren Ringfort in the Burren
Cappabhaile Bed and Breakfast is located just outside the village of Ballyvaughan in County Clare. County Clare is located on the West coast of Ireland overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Ballyvaughan lies in the heart of the Burren Region, an area of limestone famous for it's caves, underground streams and rare alpine flora. The House dominates the valley between the Ailwee Cave and Newtown Castle. Ballyvaughan Marked on map of Ireland
Clare, The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Ballyvaughan and Cappabhaile House marked out on a map

Directions From Galway

Take the N18 route South out of Galway, drive past Oranmore, through Clarenbridge and continue for 2km to the small village of Kilcolgan. In the village of Kilcogan take the right hand turn, on to the N67, drive to Kinvara and continue for a further 17km to the village of Ballyvaughan. In the centre of Ballyvaughan Village take a left hand turn, drive past the church and continue towards Ailwee Cave. We are located on the right hand side of the road one mile on from the Church.

Directions From Shannon/limerick

Take the N18 route North out of Shannon/Limerick, as you approach Ennis on the motorway take the N85. Just beyond Ennis town take the right hand turn for Corofin (not very obvious)on to the R476 drive through Corofin Village and continue for 7km. At the castle take the right hand turn and proceed on the R480 for 14KM. At the end of this road take a right and we are located on the left hand side as you go towards the village of Ballyvaughan

Directions From Kerry Via Ferry

Take the ferry at Tarbert which arrives in Kilimer. There are a number of options the shortest is along the N67 heading first to Kilrush, then Cooraclare, then Quilty, Miltown Malbay, Lahinch, Ennistymon, Lisdoonvarna. At this point follow the signs for Ballyvaughan and we will be found on the left hand side on your way into the village, after the junction to Aillwee cave.

Irish Festivals In County Clare which are easily accessed from the Guesthouse

April - Aillwee Cave Easter Egg Hunt
May - Burren in Bloom
June - Clare Fleadh Ceoil
July - Miltown Malbay Willie Clancy Summer School
July - Killaloe Feile Brian Boru
July - Killaloe Music Festival
August - Feakle International Traditional Music Festival
August - Doonbeg Family Festival
August - Kilrush Eigse Mrs Crotty
September - Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival
October - Doonbeg Willie Keane Traditional Music Weekend
October - Ennis October Arts
November - Gort Cooley Collins music festival

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Visitor Attractions Around County Clare, distance from the Bed and Breakfast

Ailwee Cave 2km
Newtown Castle 1km
Burren Walking Trail .5km
Poulnabrone Dolmen 6km
Burren National Park 15km
Corcomroe Abbey 7km
Caherconnell Stone Fort 6km
Kilenora Burren Centre 15km
Corofin Heritage Centre 20km
Dunguaire Castle Banquet 17KM
Burren Guided Walks 4km
Cahir Wild Life Park 10km
Burren Perfumery 19km
Gort Golf Course 24km
Lahinch Golf course 35km
Lahinch Sea World 40km
Bishops Quarter Beach 6km
Fanore Blue Flag Beach 13km
Bunratty Folk Park 70km
Aran Islands Ferry 20km

Burren Stone Walls
Lemenagh Castle near Kilfanora, in the Burren
Corcomroe Abbey near Ballyvaughan
Horse in front of Ballyvaughan sign
Cliffs of Moher
Flowers in the Burren
A view from above in the Burren
Gleninagh Castle near Ballyvaughan
Limestone Pavement in the Burren

Following is our enquiry form. Please fill in your details and typical reply time is 1 to 2 hours with a maximum of 8 hours before we reply with details of availability and any specials offers available.

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