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Orchid House

Fanore, Clare, H91 HW68

Review Score: Superb 9.8/10

16km from Ballyvaughan

Meet your host…

Gill MacNamara

Gill will always provide you with a warm welcome. She enjoys making home baked produce and grows her own vegetables free from pesticides..Orchid House is situated on a working beef farm which husband, Pat manages, trying to maintain traditional farming practices which sustain the fragile environment of the Burren.Pat is also a keen photographer and has studied the flora of the Burren over a three year period.They are both committed to reducing the impact which tourism makes on the environment

H91 HW68

A Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Chartered B&B.
Orchid House bed and breakfast is a modern country house located in Fanore on the outskirts of Ballyvaughan, County Clare. The energy efficient house is run by friendly hosts Pat and Gill MacNamara. There are four en-suite rooms on offer. Each is bright, tastefully decorated and comfortable with views of the countryside or Atlantic Ocean. The country-style dining room is bright and spacious with views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Guests can choose from an extensive menu which uses fresh fruit and vegetables hand grown by Gill. There is a cosy guest lounge with a stove and a beautifully manicured garden to relax in when weather permits.

How to get here

From Shannon take M18 towards Ennis. Follow signs to Ennistymon along the N67 till you reack Lisdoonvarna. Take the R477 coast road to Fanore and follow until you reach the stone sign for Fanore - Orchid House is 4km further along the road

Sat Nav: Lat (53.093849) - Long (-9.306135)

  • Failte Ireland Safety Charter


  • Cycling
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Satellite
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

Customer Reviews

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Brad Dubuc

10 Oct 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

Fantastic B&B Awesome Hosts. Gill & Pat were super friendly & very helpful with suggestions. Very interesting to hear about the history of their family & history of the area. They made us feel very at home. Room was excellent The breakfasts were by far the best we had in 3 weeks in Ireland. Great choices & homegrown fruit & homemade jams to go with them. Thank-you so much!

Dustin and Bobby

03 Oct 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

Our hosts were fantastic. We could not get there until late, but they were very accommodating. The location was terrific. It was a stormy night, but watching Mother Nature churn the ocean waters was relaxing and made the stay even better. Breakfast was overwhelmingly wonderful. It was big and tasty. Our host were helpful with helpful suggestions to make sure we got to see things from the best perspectives

Nelinda Woydziak

30 Sep 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

We loved the Orchid house, Gill and Pat were wonderful hosts! B&B was easy to find, comfortable beds, and a delicious breakfast!! Thank you for having us!

Ed Hanratty

25 Sep 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

My son and I stayed recently for one night. Great place, great view of the sea, terrific breakfast, and Gill was a pleasure!

Maike Felko

12 Sep 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

Of all the B&B's we stayed in on our trip, the Orchid House is our favorite. It has a fantastic location in the middle of the sea, the rooms are lovingly furnished and very spacious and the hostess is very, very nice. There are enough parking spaces at the house. As in many B&Bs, we were allowed to choose breakfast the evening before. The selection was varied, from pancakes to eggs and bacon, there is something for every taste. I chose porridge and my husband chose pancakes. Both were served with fresh fruit and compote. There was also fresh, homemade bread and muffins. Everything tasted absolutely delicious. Knowing that the breakfast is very plentiful, sandwich bags were ready so we could pack the muffins for later. We would have liked to have stayed longer. If we go to the Cliff's of Moher again, we will definitely stay at the Orchid House again. Thank you so much for everything.