Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
+353 (0)65 707 7005
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€240 - €515
per night

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


20 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€240 - €515 per night

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.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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



Nightly price
from €240
Singles €210-€225.
15 Twin/doubles
From €240
5 Suites for 2
From €435


Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 12pm
Other details
Pets by arrangement.
20 December - 11 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Lunch €10-€35. Dinner €45-€100. Wine €30.


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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.