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BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY MANOR HOUSE SET IN LUSH GROUNDS, LAKE VIEWS

Carole Clarke

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Carole Clarke

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY MANOR HOUSE SET IN LUSH GROUNDS, LAKE VIEWS

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

County Clare Estate Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Carole Clarke (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380103
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County Clare Ireland
5

The Real Ireland

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough about Carole and Kevin's generosity and constant efforts to give us a warm, truly authentic experience in Ireland. They both went out of their way to arrange activities and provide suggestions on how to experience the beautiful area that that they clearly love. The grand old house is very special and gave us all the feeling that we actually lived there, whether sitting at the plank table in the country kitchen or lounging in the sitting room with family portraits and a turf fire flickering, or snuggled into the plush beds upstairs reading one of the scores of beautiful books scattered throughout the house. This seemed to be the real Ireland, a true experience of living in a house with a rich, interesting history.

We were a party of couples and friends, and the house provided sufficient privacy as well as opportunity for group activities and interaction.

Thanks, Carole and Kevin, for a lovely 8 days!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to you all for being such wonderful guests! We really enjoyed having you at Williamstadt House and hope you will return to us one day.
You have to, Boru and Walter miss you terribly!!!

All the best in future travels, see you when you get back!!
Carole and Kevin
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County Clare Ireland
5

A delightful get-away!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous stay at this lovely, spacious manor home!

Carole gave us a thorough list of local activities, so we were able to see pony races, work at an old blacksmiths, stack peat at a pub contest, and shop at the farmers market. This part of Ireland is beautiful for walks, drives, and sits. We enjoyed the Brian Boru sites.

The house was comfortable, snug, and had a working kitchen. The grounds were nice for the kids to play and for strolling. We would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a refreshing, relaxing, beautiful place to spend a few days. Carole will help customize your stay to suit your needs. I hope we make it back!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views
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County Clare Ireland
5

A perfect destination!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a three night family holiday in Williamstadt house and also had use of the gatekeepers cottage. There were three generations of us and everyone had a most special experience. The children were in heaven with the ducks, hens, peacocks, not to mention the swing and hammock in the beautiful garden! Hours were spent without even leaving the grounds!

At night time we all had wonderful meals around the kitchen table, followed by merry evenings around the huge open fire.

There were lovely walks from the house through the woods and down to the lake. We barely used our cars for the three days.

I couldn't recommend this beautiful house highly enough.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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County Clare Ireland
Estero, Florida
5

As Close to Heaven as you can come!

  • 5 of 5
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?"
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380103
-+353 061927059
County Clare Ireland
5

A Fairy Tale Vacation

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p380103
-+353 061927059
County Clare Ireland
Wyckoff, NJ United States
5

Williamstadt House

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Shannon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nightingale
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Portumna Golf Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
BirdHill
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
M7
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Half Barrell
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Killaloe
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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

County Clare Estate Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning Fee $150
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.
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Amenities

Amenities

County Clare Estate Accommodation and Amenities

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

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