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Carole Clarke

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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Welcome to a step back in time. Williamstadt House is a beautiful Historic Country Manor House nestled near the banks of Lough Derg in the heart of southwestern Ireland. This Georgian Beauty is set amidst mature lush gardens and lawns with a variety of specimen and fruit trees and surrounded by centuries old beech, ash and oak trees.

The house boasts a private fifty acre wood which runs along the lake with trails for hiking and horse riding and its own private harbor for boating and kayaking. The park like setting allows the visitor to truly enjoy and experience a place out of time, where life takes a slower pace. Relax and take a swing beneath a 300 year old chestnut tree and watch the light play on the hills of Tipperary across the lake, enjoy an evening badminton game on the lawn, drinks and dinner under the evening sky, shimmering with stars. Soak in a beautiful Victorian bathtub and get cozy in front of a turf fire in one of the comfortable well appointed reception rooms.

The Courtyard at Williamstadt House many features including a two bed two bath cottage in the 200 year old Coach House, Known as the GameKeeper's Cottage (HomeAway listing 960200). It is newly rennovated with all the modern amenities, and makes a nice addition to the main House.

Williamstadt House and its environs provide a paradise for hiking, cycling, horse riding, water sports, fishing, golfing and wildlife viewing. For touring Ireland, it is the perfect base, being just an hours drive from Shannon Airport, an hour from Galway City, an hour from Limerick and 2 1/2 hours from Dublin.

Feature attractions within an hours drive include The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Galway Bay and the beaches of Lahinch and Fanore, Galway City and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.

Williamstadt House is located one mile from the village of Whitegate, an easy stroll or cycle down small country lane. Nearby towns include the beautiful lakeside village of Mountshannon and the Historic Killaloe, with restaurants, pubs, shops and local farmers markets. This area is renowned worldwide for its Traditional Music and sessions happen in the pubs on many an evening. The world famous Feakle Music Festival happens here yearly. There are many Golf Links in the area, Portumna and East Clare among them. In season there are thousands of acres of private land available for Deer Stalking as well as Duck, Pheasant and Woodcock Shooting.

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  • children welcome

Carole Clarke

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Speaks english
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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views
+353 061927059
County Clare Ireland
Estero, Florida

As Close to Heaven as you can come!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Our family flew from the States to Williamstadt House and stayed for the entire month of June.
My wife and I brought our 4 children---ages 11, 13,14, 16 and we had no idea what to expect.
What we found was literally paradise. Beyond the obvious grandeur of this awesome farm estate we met two of the kindest, most interesting people we have ever had the privilege of spending time with. Kevin and Carole Clarke (the owners) went above and beyond to show us the vacation of a lifetime. Carole hooked us up with a local blacksmith for a private day of learning and working with tools. Kevin took my boys out chopping wood and shared with them some of his amazing stories of adventure from his 10+ years living in Africa.
Spending time with Kevin and Carole was like taking a slow, fragrant walk through a great Irish history book. We spent many a meals together talking and sharing life. They were two of the most gracious and humble hosts you can imagine. If we had a desire to see something or do something, they did everything they could to make it happen.
The property is authentic and amazing. Lovely, live animals are all over the property…ducks, chickens, cool dogs with great personalities, a horse, etc..
The accommodations, artwork, and exotic animal mounts were absolutely amazing. My morning coffee was imbibed in what I found out to be a 100yr old Irish coffee cup, that just happened to be hanging around with all kinds of other interesting antiques in the kitchen. I took my nightly Jameson in a beautiful old antique whiskey glass from a distillery that has been closed down for over 50 years…another Irish artifact that seem to be all over the house. Kevin noticed I liked the glass so much he gave it to me when I left to take home!
We purchasing fresh duck, pork and chicken from the local butcher a couple miles away. We cooked great dinners in cast iron pans over an open fire in the “man cave” out in the back. Although the place has a wonderful, fully furnished kitchen, we loved the ambiance of dinner and drinks in the “cave” out back.
Words cannot describe the beauty and peace that we enjoyed every moment of every day. Where else can you take 4 kids who become so enamored with nature that they forget to turn on a TV for the first 2 weeks? It would be impossible to write down all the numerous goodies this place has to offer, but I know this, rarely a day passes when one of my children won’t ask me “Dad when are we going back?"
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Well, when are you coming back?? Let us know and we'll organize a parade in the village, I know for a fact that it will be very well attended. That's how much you are missed!! We were so lucky to have you guys for a whole month and you are honorary Whitegatians now. Or Willystadt-ers. Hurry back! The animals beckon! Mandy I will send pictures of Kate, she lives down the road now. Miss you guys!!

Carole and Kevin
Helpful votes: 2/2
Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views
+353 061927059
County Clare Ireland

A Fairy Tale Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Our party of four teenagers and four adults felt truly privileged to spend a most magical week at Williamstadt House. Carole and Kevin were the absolute epitome of graciousness. They made every moment of our stay completely splendid, leaving no detail unattended. They welcomed us into their amazing world, and we were immersed in local warmth and authentic, Irish experiences. Their beautifully appointed home set in the lush, Irish countryside was full of charm, whimsy and lovingly detailed decor. Williamstadt is a jewel, surrounded by gently rolling hills and the nearby silvery waters of Lough Dergh. It is a stunning destination and history lesson all by itself.

There were activities for everyone, whether that involved a good book by the fire, strolling the grounds, feeding the chickens or bird watching in the garden. More active pursuits included hiking, biking, golfing, hunting or horseback riding. Carole made any excursion possible, and was an extremely knowledgable and patient tour guide. She literally knew the answer to any question asked of her. In an all too short week, we were able to see the Cliffs of Moher, Portumna Castle, local Irish work houses, monastic ruins, towers, cemeteries and a wonderful array of pubs. Our group explored, hiked and rode around the gorgeous, green wilderness and Fairy Wood surrounding Williamstadt. Irish atmosphere abounds in all corners, and all of our dreams of Ireland were completely fulfilled. Shannon Airport was less than an hour away, which made our exit quite convenient, allowing one last tour stop at Bunratty Castle and Theme Park.

As a bonus, we rented the perfectly renovated Gameskeeper's Cottage for our teen boys to share, adjacent to the main house. Although the main house itself was more than ample space for our party of eight, the cottage was a fun "extra" option for our group, and beyond cool for the boys! It was an utterly unforgettable, fairy tale vacation. This is how we all have described our precious time at Williamstadt. Kevin and Carole, we can never thank you enough.

Brenna Beasley & Travel Party
Austin, TX

Recommended for families and adults/children of all ages. Very spacious and completely safe, friendly environment.
Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views
+353 061927059
County Clare Ireland
Wyckoff, NJ United States

Williamstadt House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Our stay at the Williamstadt House was wonderful. Coming from the suburbs in the States it took a little time to get adjusted to this country setting but once we did, it was all great. The facilities were "unique" in the sense that you were stepping back in time but had all the luxuries of 2012. Our Hosts were two of the nicest and interesting people we've ever met in our travels as a Family. County Clare is a beautiful place and perfect for making daily road trips throughout southern and western Ireland. Great pubs are found everywhere and as stated earlier, the countryside is absolutely beautiful (rain or shine). We would definitely recommend both this House and location, if you really want to see Ireland outside the major cities. Our Hosts....Carole & Kevin...are worth the trip alone!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views
+353 061927059
County Clare Ireland
Sequim, Washington

Awesome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
This was hands down one of the most memorable family vacations ever. We are a family of seven with three daughters 17,15 and 11 and two grandparents.So there were many needs to accomodate. Williamstadt House was beautiful and comfortable and it was the excusions that Kevin and Carole helped us arrange that made the trip so unforgetable. The two weeks we had there were pure heaven; that included horseback riding, bicycling, exploring castles even kayaking. Kevin arranged for us to fish on Lough Derg and we caught six trout(not kidding) in one day! The only stressful time was trying to get the girls out of the indoor swimming pool! We will defintely be back. Trout beware!
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 5/5
Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views
+353 061927059
County Clare Ireland
New York City

Spectacular house and grounds, nearby

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
Williamstadt House is a fantastic place to stay and a great base from which to tour the lovely countryside of Ireland. I've done it twice so far and am ready to go back again. The house and grounds are gorgeous, a combination of a vast and lush open yard around the house, and wooded acres across the street that slope down to the beautiful Lough Dergh. We rowed across the lake in the evening to a little village called George Kennedy, where the local pub featured "trad" (traditional Irish music). It felt like a movie.

The house itself has so much character and charm; I love to wander from room to room, looking at the eclectic furnishings and paintings, enjoying the fireplaces and soaking in the lovely Victorian tub in a bathroom the size of my kitchen! Around a cobblestone courtyard are some very cool stone "outbuildings", one of which has a huge fireplace. They call this spot the "pub" and cook in the open fire.

The entire place has such an incredible atmosphere, comfortable and homey but very cool and fun at the same time. I love the nearby villages of Mountshannon (great pottery shop) and Scariff (check out the hardware/general store- you won't believe the sorts of oddities you can find there). The Irish are known for being friendly and it is absolutely true- as is their reputation for having the gift of gab- you'll never have to search far to find someone to talk to.

Day trips to Galway and the Burren/Cliffs of Moher are easy, as well as to Portumna, where there is a lovely country club and golf course. We also traveled farther west, to Connemara, which is a must-see. We spent a great deal of time outdoors, walking and exploring the various towns and villages.

I haven't found anything I didn't like about Ireland- even the cool weather. It's a nice change from the hot and steamy New York city summers.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We haven't found anything we don't like about Ireland either! So glad you were able to enjoy
the beautiful countryside and nice weather. You crossed the lake to Garykennedy,
(sorry George!) who's wonderful pub is famous for it's traditional music and lovely food. We welcome you back to our abode anytime!!
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Shannon Airport
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Portumna Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Half Barrell
Car: necessary

1 hours drive to Shannon, Galway, Limerick, the Burren

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Health/Beauty Spa, Wildlife Viewing, Boating

Golf: Williamstadt house can also provide a Chef, Housekeeping, a Car and Driver as well as Airport Pickup.

Williamstadt is not just an ordinary Country Manor House, it is an

Irish Family Home with many personal touches that help create an amazing experience for the visitor.

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Availability & Rates

County Clare Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2013 - Apr 30 2014
3 nights
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
3 nights
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 nights
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
Notes Christmas and Easter: Peak Rates. Additional heating charge
Utilities are included, except November through April.
There is a $39.00 charge for property damage insurance.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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County Clare Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bed Types: Queen, Double and single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
A fifty acre wood with trails for horse riding or hiking with lake access for boating, swimming and kayaking

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