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Smiths Castle

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

C15th Irish castle near the cliffs of Moher


Enjoy tranquility, privacy, peace, solitude and location at Smiths Castle! Indulge yourself in an authentic C15th Irish castle with a fascinating history, set away from the busy roads on almost 5 acres of mature grounds overlooking a river valley on the West coast of Ireland.

The castle sits in one of the best possible locations in the West of Ireland. Only a few miles from the castle you will find the longest sand beaches in Ireland, the world famous Cliffs of Moher, the ferry to the Aran Islands, 2 championship golf courses and the most Western spa in Europe. The property lies within the unique Burren landscape with its rare flora, prehistoric monuments of international importance and so much more!

Interior and Grounds:

The banqueting hall is large, with a 17th century richly carved table, comfortably seating eight, inviting you for candlelit dinners. The integrated rustique fitted kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to create an opulent knights banquet, including a good range of cooking and serving utensils. Electric stove and microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer all there to make sure you don't miss the convenience of home. The great hall was once upon a time the king's living room with magnificent original gothic fireplace.

Upstairs the minstrels gallery overlooks the great hall, with great views and a romantic sleeping area for two. There are also three cosy double bedroom chambers, a good sized bath room and two shower rooms.

All rooms are centrally/underfloor heated. Furniture is kept in luxurious antique style throughout. There is also a radio/CD player in both, the banqueting hall and the great hall as well as a TV in all bedrooms.


More Details

Property Manager
Oliver's Travels - UK
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Oliver's Travels - UK

Simply Chateau was set up in 2003 after two old school chums enjoyed a fantastic holiday with friends in a French chateau in the Dordogne. Oliver & Ravi, the two directors of the company, were amazed at what terrific value these stunning chateau rentals represented and decided to spread the word. Soon after the website was born.

Today we deliver a wide range of luxury villas, private chateau and charming farmhouses throughout France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the Caribbean. We have something for everyone from charming manor houses representing great value for money to fully catered & serviced luxury chateau, all handpicked and chosen with care. Bookings are made direct with the owner of your chosen property to guarantee you get the best booking price available.

Why Oliver's Travels - UK chose County Clare

At Simply Chateau we only work with the very best rental properties on the market. All of our properties have been handpicked and we take our customer feedback extremely seriously. We operate a ???three strikes and you’re out’ policy - that is to say if we have 3 negative reviews relating to any of our properties we cease to advertise it.

We have properties to suit every taste and budget, all chosen with care by our expert team for their unique character, fantastic features and stunning countryside locations.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Free Concierge Service:

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We realize that financial protection is an important consideration when choosing a holiday company so to ensure you have complete peace of mind we are bonded members of ABTA.

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Simply Chateau ‘simply’ processes the bookings and credit card payments on the property owner’s behalf. The owners themselves set the rates so you know you are getting the best available rental rate when you book.

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5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Smiths Castle
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Centreville, MD

Dream Come True!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at the gate, all of our dreams had been surpassed. The caretaker, Angela, made this stay even more magical. The castle instantly transports you back in time but with all of the hidden modern conveniences. The stay could not have been more perfect. The fireplace in the grand hall was phenomenal. This was the heart of our nightly Jamesons night cap as the family sat around with the peat burning. We will never be able to top this vacation! We will definitely be back!! Hidden gem of Western Ireland.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30.5 Kilometres
Shannon International Airport

Shannon Airport is about 45mins by car. The castle is 2.5 miles from the nearest town. There are hundreds of things to see and do in the neighbourhood, from experiencing the countryside to one of the many cultural events or extensive sports facilities. County Clare is a land of ancient castles and diverse landscapes, of uncrowded byways and fascinating sightseeing, from quiet lakes to vast, sandy beaches and the eerie landscape of 'The Burren'.

Lahinch (6 miles): This lovely seaside resort has a lot to offer. Stretching around one of the longest sand beaches in Ireland it also has a fantastic Seaworld Aquarium and leisure centre with swimming pool and two championship golf courses.

Cliffs of Moher (6 miles): Some call it the largest tourist attraction in Europe! Rising 650ft out of the Atlantic Ocean and extending for 5 miles, the sheer rock face of the Cliffs is an awesome sight.

Doolin (6 miles): The mecca for Irish music, pubs and celtic craft. From here leaves the ferry to the Aran Islands. The three Aran Islands lie in the entrance to the Galway Bay.

Kilfenora (2.5 miles): The smallest diocesan of Ireland with its cathedral and famous highcrosses. Nearby, Lickeen Lake, is an insider tip for every passionate freshwater angler. Have a look into the Burren Exhibition Centre with its fabulous display. And don't miss the traditional Irish Dancing at Vaughan's Barm - great fun!!

Liscannor (6 miles): Famous among deep-sea anglers. Step on board one of the boats and explore the waters of Galway Bay. You may see blue sharks, basking whales, dolphins or even killer whales.

Lisdoonvarna (3 miles): Founded at the discovery of its sulphur, iron and magnesium rich spa wells, this town is home to welcoming restaurants and some excellent traditional pubs. Give yourself a treat in a sulphur bath, have a massage, wax treatment or sauna in old-fashioned Victorian surroundings. Don't miss the unsurpassed taste of the world famous salmon from the Burren Smoke House.

Within 10 miles there are also many sports facilities including pony trekking, surfing, diving, abseiling, caving, pitch & putt, cycling, tennis, and of course hundreds of miles of scenic walking routes.


Rates & Availability


  • Guide Price: £1,064 - £1,507 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for a week).

    Short Breaks: £745 - £1,285 (Low to high season price range based on exclusive hire of the property for 2

    Security deposit: €500. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage

    Energy costs: Included in the rental price.

    End of stay cleaning: Please enquire.
  • Terms:

    - Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
    - Energy costs: To expenditure on the metre.
    - End of stay cleaning: Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
    - Arrival time: 4pm onwards.
    - Departure time: 10am.
    - Pets: Please enquire.
    - Smoking: No smoking in the property.
    - Unfortunately the nature of this medieval building makes it unsuitable for the disabled, and children under 10.
    - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
  • Prices include basic cleaning, bed linen and towels (weekly), as well as 1 bag of turf/charcoal on the day of arrival.
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Bansha Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Amenities: - Pets considered. - Coastal. - 10 minutes from Ennis. - Golf course nearby.

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