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The Arches

Arva, Cavan, H12 WV61

Review Score: Superb 9.8/10

5km from Arva / Arvagh

Meet your host…

Pearl Kells

Pearl and Wilson welcome you to their farmhouse where Pearl will meet and greet you with a welcoming cup of tea and freshly made scones. Wilson runs a beef farm where he will be happy to show you the farm and the animals. During your stay we will be happy to advise on local attractions, best fishing spots, golf etc or trace your ancestors. If you wish relaxation can be found in our gardens while the children play crazy golf or tennis.

H12 WV61

A Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Chartered B&B.
A luxurious farmhouse just 500m from the tranquil Ardra Lake, The Arches bed and breakfast is a serene County Cavan hideaway. Nestled at the heart of the lake lands, the house boasts magnificent panoramas, scenic gardens, as well as crazy golf and a tennis court on site. A haven for visitors keen to fish, walk or golf in this beautiful region, guests can enjoy farm strolls, bog walks, lakeside picnics, boat trips and much more. Guests are pampered with delicious home cooking, a games room and a friendly atmosphere. Arva town is 5km away, on the shores of Garty Lough.

Farmstay Experience

Guests in The Arches B&B in County Caven can look forward to taking a morning stroll to collect the free range eggs for their breakfast. The Arches is a working beef farm; in the winter/spring months guests can watch cows calving (in the sheds or on Cow television) and in the summertime guests will see all the cattle including the small calves in the fields.

How to get here

The house is 1km off R198 Arva to Cavan Road. 5km from Arva signpost at the junction on R198.

Sat Nav: Lat (53.946982) - Long (-7.546347)

  • Angling
  • Failte Ireland Safety Charter
  • Farmstays
  • Golfers


  • Baby Sitting
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Cycling
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score



Doug Fingliss

29 Sep 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

My wife and I had the most lovely time here. I wish we had been able to stay more than one night and experience the farm more. The landscaping is meticulous and Pearl was the most gracious and lovely host. We'd love to come back to this BandB in the future as, due to rain, we did not get to play mini golf or tennis.

Charles and Kathleen Carlson

14 Sep 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

Pearl was the consummate hostess and ensured that we were comfortable in the room and well-fed at breakfast during our 2-night stay. The amenities were wonderful, and the views were spectacular! It was our first time in Ireland and Arva, but we would definitely go back if we are in Ireland again.

Kathleen Saul

11 Sep 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

I had stayed in Arva at my cousins' home back in 1970 and wasn't sure what to expect--had it changed? Would I even recognize the place? I needn't have worried. Pearl's amazing hospitality (and equally amazing breakfast choices) and the tranquility of the setting itself reassured me that there are still places in Ireland that haven't been overtaken by the high-tech, fast pace of modern life. Watching the cows from our window in the morning (they know where the food comes from!) and the sheep on the front lawn in the afternoons, and wandering through the lovely gardens, added to the uniqueness of this wonderful spot. It's magical.

Laura Broadnax

24 Aug 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

The Arches B&B was absolutely amazing and our best accommodations in Ireland. The house is beautiful, clean, and had everything we needed. The kids had fun playing on the tennis court and seeing the cows so close up. If we had more time we would have enjoyed the lake and playing mini-golf or pool. The location in the countryside is stunning, along with the immaculate landscaping at the house itself. The nearby town is quaint and Pearl gave us an excellent recommendation for dinner in town. She also provided wonderful suggestions on what we could do as a day trip. Last but not least is Pearl herself & the delicious breakfasts. She is lovely, very helpful and provides a breakfast full of options and clearly made with love. Her freshly baked bread & scones, jams, farm fresh eggs, everything was perfect. I hope to make it back someday!

Host's Reply:
Thank you very much for taking time to write a detailed review . It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us . Yes the cows enjoyed watching the children playing the tennis . Glad you enjoyed the Hotel nearby and the dinner . Hopefully one day you will be able to return .

Christy Paul

09 Jun 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

This was my husbands FAVORITE B & B we visited. Upon arrival we were astonished by the beautiful setting of this home. Not only was the scenery amazing, the landscaping surrounding this home is fabulous! Enjoyed wine and games on the picnic table outside surrounded by blooming roses and breathtaking views!! The rooms were very comfortable with ample space to stretch out and relax. My husband took a late night walk to the lake and thoroughly loved the waterside with the swans and breathtaking views. Pearl made the most amazing homemade scones and bread for breakfast! Everything was truly on point! Hope we get to visit here again one day!

Host's Reply:
Thank you for taking time to write a review . It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and enjoyed the lovely views and of course your time spent at the lake . Hope you will be able to return one day Regards Pearl Kells