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The Arches

Arva, Cavan, H12 WV61

Review Score: Superb 9.7/10

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)

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  • Failte Ireland Safety Charter
  • Farmstays
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  • 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



Janet Walsh

03 Aug 2021 
Review Score: 10/10

An absolute hidden gem. The house is nestled in the heart of farm land surround by mountains. We couldn’t have got a warmer welcome than we got from Pearl. Nothing was a trouble. We required an very early start as some of the group were attending a rowing regatta when we got up we were treated to fresh scones and brown bread. Rooms were spotless. Great outside seating area which we bailed of and managed to get the perfect moon rise to top off the top accommodation

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much for taking time to write a review . It was a pleasure having you and glad you enjoyed your time with us . I hope the boys got on well with their rowing competition and enjoyed it . Regards Pearl Kells

Bill Rawlings

16 Mar 2020 
Review Score: 10/10

We stayed here one night of our trip...By far the most beautiful view of any of our stays...This is an actual operating beef ranch and Wilson was more than accommodating in answering our questions about Irish beef farming compared to US beef farming. The rooms were super clean and very spacious and Pearls yard is something you have to see to believe!!! The homemade scones and jelly would be more than enough to make me come back and the breakfast was equally as good!!! My next trip to Ireland will definable include a stay at the Arches!!!!

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much for your lovely review .It was a pleasure having you all stay with us . We really enjoyed discussing life on an American farm compared to farming in Ireland, There are quite a few differences. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ireland . Regards Pearl Kells

Linda McIsaac

03 Nov 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Pearl and Winston were very gracious hosts. They provide very clean and comfortable accomodations. The breakfasts were delicious and Pearl's homemade jams are wonderful. Pearl went above and beyond as she helped me locate and make contact with a cousin I had never met before and I was able to meet and visit with him during my trip.

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much for your review . I was delighted to be able to help you trace your relatives and help to make it possible for you to meet your cousin . I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Ireland and look forward to your return visit . Regards Pearl

Lana and Ovie Miller

07 Sep 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Absolutely loved staying! Pearl and her husband were so warm and welcoming! Wonderful comfortable home and food was delicious! Pearl welcomed us with fresh scones and tea upon our sure to check out her homemade jam!! House and gardens were beautiful and spacious! We will definitely stay again on our next visit to Ireland!

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much for taking time to send a lovely review. It was great to have you stay with us and delighted you enjoyed your time at The Arches. We look forward to your return visit . Regards Pearl Kells

Eugene O’Reilly

06 Jul 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Part of out trip was set aside to meet up with distant relatives in the towns where our grandparents came from. One side was from Drumshanbo and the other from Kingscourt. The Arches farm was not only ideally located for this, but on its own, an amazing place. It’s a working farm on a huge property run by our host Pearl and the scenery and landscaping are right out of a scene from a postcard. We had a wonderful experience during out one night stay there. We arrived late and were able to drop our belongings and get to town just in time to make a dinner reservation. Pearl recommended the Breffni Arms hotel, and the dinner and service were spot on. I would highly recommend staying there if you are up in this part of Ireland.

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much for your very kind review and taking time to do so . It was a pleasure having you all stay with us while visiting your relatives,unfortunately it was late when you arrived and you were under time pressure. I hope you will return to Cavan in the future for a longer visit . Regards Pearl Kells