My husband, 19-year-old daughter and I spent 4 nights, including Christmas Eve, at the Gamekeeper's Cottage at Williamstadt House. Carole and Kevin went above and beyond anything we expected. Carole provided excellent directions to get us there from Galway and recommended the perfect place for lunch (The Hungry Bookworm in Loughrea) and the best places for buying food and anything else we needed for our stay. They also cut a Christmas tree from their woods and had it decorated and lit when we arrived along with a warm and welcoming fire. We enjoyed coffee and tea in the kitchen of Williamstadt House several times along with wonderful discussions about life in Ireland and adventures we've all had in other places. The pups (Sally, Maggie, and Walter) adopted us--especially Walter who spent all 4 nights with us in the Cottage. We went on walks with Carole and Kevin to see Lough Derg and the woods, visited the pub in town and met many of their friends and neighbors. We had a flat tire before our arrival and Kevin made sure we were able to get a replacement spare even though it was Christmas time. We had thought we would cook a small Christmas dinner for just the three of us. Carol and Kevin invited us to join them and their friends for dinner and we added our small meal to their delicious dinner. We ate an excellent Christmas dinner in Williamstadt House in front of a wonderful fire, drank excellent apple juice made from apples grown on their property and enjoyed great conversation with wonderful people. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. She loved stoking the fire (peat and wood) and would lie on the couch in front of the fire with Walter, the visiting pup, each night until the fire died down. We all agreed that our visit was perfect. The Cottage is comfortable, the stars are incredible and the quietness is amazing. The area is beautiful and the Cottage and Williamstadt House are amazing. Carole and Kevin are wonderful hosts and I feel like we became friends while we were there. We plan to return in the future. The only complaint I have is that we didn't plan to stay longer this time. Four nights wasn't long enough. We give this experience the highest marks and count ourselves lucky that we found the Gamekeeper's Cottage and Carole and Kevin.