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Charming 18th Century Gamekeeper's Cottage at Williamstadt House

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

The GameKeeper's Cottage is a newly rennovated space in an 18th Century Coach House in the

Courtyard of Williamstadt House. (HomeAway listing #380103)

It boasts modern conveniences but period style and sits in the lush grounds

near the banks of Lough Derg, boasting views of the Tipperary hills across the Lake. There is a fifty acre private wood on the property with trails that run along the lake and private coves, perfect for swimming, kayaking and fishing. This is a listed Historic property which dates back to the 1700's.

Carole Clarke
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017


Ballyglass Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Courtyard
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Charming 18th Century Gamekeeper's Cottage at Williamstadt House
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Charming Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by Carole and Kevin and invited in for tea while their cleaning lady was finishing up (we were early). They made us feel right at home and gave us a little history on the property. A little later that evening as I was fixing dinner, a donkey came looking in the window! There were two of them grazing in a little pasture area on the back side of the cottage - you could feed them right at the window (a donkey drive- thru)! That was not the end of the animal fun...They have two very sweet dogs (Walter and Sally), chickens, and two ducks. So much fun watching all the animal shenanigans! If you go be sure to ask Kevin the story of the donkey requisition.

The cottage was very comfortable, clean, and cozy - it had everything that you would need. We had a fire in the wood stove on the second night and fell asleep to the sound of...quiet!

Carole and Kevin were very gracious hosts and helpful with activity suggestions and places to go. Really enjoyed my chats with Kevin about his very interesting life - what fun!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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united states

Best little cottage in Ireland

  • 5 of 5

I cannot express in words how utterly charming this cottage is and how totally awesome Carole and Kevin Clarke are! I wanted to travel to Ireland and Scotland one day and this year was that day. I was nervous traveling with just me and my boys to a foreign, although very quaint and somewhat American like, country. I was so pleasantly surprised to be greeted with such hospitality! This is an adorable little cottage nestled in the heart of the countryside not very far from some very exciting castles and villages. All that I had planned to do was quickly changed when Carole and I talked about the heritage and true magic of Ireland. That can really only be found among the people who live there and the villages surrounding the attractions. The people are so friendly and hospitable. Kevin and my boys spent many a night during our stay sitting at the fire sharing stories and talks. I joined them at times and others I enjoyed Carole's company while she helped me to plan day trips to Holy Island, the Cliffs of Moher, Limerick and King John's Castle, as well as Bunratty Castle and Foulk Park. The Clarke's are genuinely willing to help you see all that you can throughout your stay. We enjoyed their two pups, Walter and Sally and also the chickens and ducks that are all around. My younger son enjoyed collecting eggs for Kevin and Carole each morning. I am very thankful that I chose this cottage and that I now have two wonderful friends in the Clarke's that I plan to visit again hopefully in the near future. If you are looking for a quaint, adorable, hospitable and genuine experience in Ireland, stay at the Gamekeepers Cottage with Carole and Kevin Clarke. See you all again soon! Miss you both and I'm looking forward to our next chat!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Living the Irish life

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, and our daughter, son-in-law and toddler grandson, enjoyed a wonderful week in Ireland--and Kevin and Carole and the Gamekeeper's Cottage were a big part of that. The site is charming and Carole and Kevin could not be more welcoming. They are so kind, and are full of information about sites and history. Their restaurant and pub suggestions were absolutely spot-on. We felt as if we had just come to visit family. It is an exceptional place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandi, We are missing our visits and chats with you, as well as egg gathering with Juanito! We were delighted that you came to stay with us and hope to see you again someday!! Carole and Kevin
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Whitegate charms again

  • 5 of 5

So happy to have been able to return to this wonderful place. The house, the grounds, the hosts - Kevin and Carole Clarke - are all special indeed. Steeped in history and set along the beautiful lake, it was a fantastic visit. Don't miss the castle of Portumna just a half hour drive away. This is Ireland the way i hoped to see it. Thanks to the Clarkes for creating a place so warm with welcome and so lovely to be in.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tempe, AZ

Incredible stay - 6 stars!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 5 nights at the Gamekeeper's Cottage and were truly sad to leave! Four of us, two couples, rented the cottage, which was perfect for us. Only one bathroom, but sharing was not really a problem. The whole place was very comfortable, well decorated and well equipped. However, the best part of the experience was the hosts, Carole and Kevin. They made us feel as if we were staying with close friends and family in the country. We got invaluable recommendations from them for day trip planning and they assisted us with local restaurants and attractions. We also enjoyed their dogs, Walter and Sally, and the entire rural vibe. Although this was our first trip to Ireland, I truly believe that this was an Irish experience that will never be matched (unless we go stay with them again)!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very old charming stone built cottage. Tastefully decorated with stunning hunting trophies.

  • 5 of 5

I can't express how wonderful our stay was. Carol and Kevin are amazing. They have great stories to tell by a cup of tea or a cold beer. They are very welcoming and helpful finding directions or suggesting places to go or eat. The property has stunning views of the rolling hills and mountains of Ireland. We loved seeing all the farm land and animals as well. The house was very close to a small food store in whitegate and the kitchen had all the pots and pans to cook up breakfasts and lunches. After our stay my wife and I knew would be heading back and hopefully will be staying with Carol and Kevin again in a year or two. I highly suggest staying here.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Shannon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The nightingale
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Half Barrell
Nearest Beach
45 Miles

The gamekeeper's cottage is 1 mile from the village of Whitegate which has a restaurant and 2 pubs. The scenic village of Mountshannon is 6 miles away, Scarriff is 12 miles, Killaloe 17 miles. Limerick, Galway,Ennis and Bunratty Castle and folk park are all within an hour's drive. The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher an hour and a half away. Portumna and East Clare golf courses are within thirty minutes drive. The lovely villages of Garrykennedy, Dromineers and Terryglass are across the lake in Tipperary and are within 30 minutes by boat. Holy Island is 10 minutes by boat from Mountshannon. Cragganowen is a 20 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Ballyglass Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Property Damage Protection $59

100/nt - 500 w/k
required deposit to book, balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
$75 Cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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