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Charming 18th Century Gamekeeper's Cottage at Williamstadt House

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet


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:
May 25, 2017


Ballyglass Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Charming 18th Century Gamekeeper's Cottage at Williamstadt House
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

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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Staying here was highlight of our trip!

  • 5 of 5

The Gameskeeper's cottage exceeded our expectations. We loved the country setting, the animals, and the closeness to other places we wanted to go. The cottage was the perfect place to return to after a busy day of seeing the sights nearby. It was comfortable, clean, and had everything you needed to relax at hand. Carole and Kevin were very helpful, providing advice and contacts for things to do. Every time we talk about our trip to Ireland, our time spent here is at the forefront of the stories. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Idylic Country Setting

  • 5 of 5

I Couldn't possibly say enough great things about this place! It was just what we were looking for. Beautiful country setting that was perfect for soaking up the Irish countryside. Carol and Kevin were the perfect host and hostess. They invited us to have coffee with them every morning and then gave us suggestions on places to go for the day. The cottage itself was very nice and comfortably furnished. It definitely felt like a home away from home. If there were any problems or concerns, which there wasn't, they were right there to fix it. Do not pass this hidden gem up! We will definitely be staying here again on our next visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We were so glad that you could be here in the beautiful Autumn that we have had this year, such a great time to visit. Please do return, you will be most welcome at any time! Carole and Kevin
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Annapolis, Md

Wonderful cottage with fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Gamekeepers cottage. It was comfortable and cozy and the grounds were beautiful. It had wonderful old buildings, beautiful flowers and very friendly animals, especially Sally and Walter. Carole and Kevin were fantastic hosts and gave us great advice on local interests and places to visit and where to eat. We greatly enjoyed sitting by the fire and relaxing at night in the cottage and would highly recommend this beautiful place to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful stay at the Gamekeeper's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family fell in love with the Gamekeeper's Cottage from the moment we pulled in the driveway. Pictures can not capture the remarkable character this place has to offer, not to mention the wonderful hospitality of the hosts Kevin and Carole. We felt so at home here. Our 10 year old daughter and 6 year old son were enamored with the the dogs, chickens, ducks and horse. Collecting duck eggs remains a highlight of their trip. We hope to be back next year. Great location with easy proximity to King John's Castle, Birr Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle and the Burren.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, friendly, and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked the Gamekeeper's Cottage for a 2 week family stay as a graduation gift for our daughter in June 2016. She had always dreamed of visiting Ireland and seeing not just the main tourist attractions, but she wanted to experience the "real, everyday life" in Ireland. After a lot of searching vacation packages, and tour companies, we just couldn't find that out-of-the way, casual, authentic location she was looking for. We almost gave up, but then we found Gamekeeper's Cottage, it looked and sounded promising. Once we arrived our expectations were even better than imagined. The accommodation is so charming, clean and refreshing, and had everything we needed and more. We could not have asked for a better stay. Not only was the location perfect for making day trips to all kinds of interesting tourist destinations, it was also quaint and away from any crowded town or city. We enjoyed their two little dogs, Walter and Sally; and were amused by the little ducklings waddling around and playing in the natural spring watering hole right outside our door. And, after some coaxing, our daughter was finally able to get their horse to eat from her hand, and we have to say - we loved it! The hosts, Carole and Kevin, made our stay even more perfect. They offered advice on what to see, and also asked what we were interested in, and then made more recommendations based on our interests. Carole was helpful in recommending routes that took us by unexpected ruins and quaint little shops and great pubs and coffee shops. We visited a wonderful local shop that she had recommended and bought locally made cheeses that where better than any we'd had from home. Even though we went out almost every day to sight-see, we had found ourselves just wanting to take of couple of days to "stay in" and enjoy visiting with our hosts, walking the grounds and visiting near-by villages. After an afternoon of visiting with Kevin, he learned of our daughter's interest in reading. The next day, when we arrived back at the cottage, our daughter was so excited to see a stack of books with local writer's poems, and stories he left for her to read. She read them for the rest of the trip and plans on buying a few. The only lament we had, was more time to spend in this charming place. I don't think we've ever been so sad to leave a vacation destination. We home to return someday soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: 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
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 16 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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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