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Beautiful Country Manor House Set in Lush Grounds, Lake Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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.

More Details

Carole Clarke
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Whitegate in North Tipperary

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bed Types: Queen and Double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A fifty acre wood with trails for horse riding or hiking with lake access for boating, swimming and kayaking


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(23 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

A wonderul holiday, we will cherish and remember always

  • 5 of 5

From the warm welcome we received to the parting wave, we felt at home, more like friends than paying guests. Williamstadt House, a beautiful, rural, relaxing home, generously vacated and entrusted to us. Our hosts generosity further extended to all areas. Their time recounting the fascinating history of their home, recommending places to visit and eat, the fresh eggs picked by our 6 year old son from their barn daily, the hours he spent playing with their dog, to the daily restocking of the wood store in the kitchen that made sitting by the fire in the evenings so enjoyable.

It is a wonderful relaxing home filled with so many fascinating and artistically arranged objects both historical and quirky, beautiful photographs and artwork. We would recommend it to anyone and would love to return one day. Our holiday was a special time to cherish and remember affectionately always.

Thank you Carole and Kevin. x

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We felt that your family came into our home and loved and appreciated it as if it were your own. We really enjoyed having you here, and are looking forward to seeing you back again one day. Sally often looks longingly down the driveway as if she's waiting for a special friend. Warm Regards, Carole and Kevin
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An unforgettable holiday - beautiful, unique property - owners are amazing! Best place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely thrilled with our recent visit to Williamstadt House, we cannot say enough good things about it. All of the rave reviews from previous guests were 100% accurate. The house and property were so warm and unique in so many ways, what a great way to experience Ireland for the first time! We were warmly welcomed by Carole, our hostess, whose kind correspondence before we even arrived, made it feel like we were visiting friends. The home is lovely on it's own, but with Carole and Kevin's personal touches of fresh picked flowers, an authentic peat fire in the fireplace, cider from home grown apples, and fresh water from a 400 foot well, we realized that this was very special. There was plenty of room, and the beds were extremely comfortable. We slept very well! The courtyard was beautiful and wonderful, there were 2 fabulous dogs, Sally and Walter - who sometimes slept with our daughters, ducks, hens, chickens, and donkeys in the back yard. We were also fortunate to witness the hatching of 14 chicks while we were there!. Carole and Kevin went out of their way to make us feel welcome, inviting us to meet their friends, and sharing many stories about the house and the area. They are some of the best people that you could ever meet! We were there for a family reunion, and had a barbecue on the last night for around 20 people, we were able to use the courtyard, the grill, and they even brought out a large table for us to use - so accommodating. Of course Carole and Kevin were part of the celebration, they are now part of the family! We loved, loved, loved this vacation, and highly recommend this property!

There were so many memories made, and we hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Kevin & Carole are amazing they are so gracious and genuine! Williamstadt house is a beautiful home in the small village of Whitegate. We were very busy during our stay with multiple day trips out we had a driver Davey who navigated us through all the beautiful sights in County Clare he was the best! My son couldn't wait to get back to the house to check on all the animals and play with Walter and Sally! Everyone just enjoyed our visit so much and we can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Authentic Irish Experience

  • 5 of 5

Despite having read all the reviews, and personally knowing two people who previously stayed at Williamstadt House, I still wasn't fully prepared for what I would experience during our four nights there. As so many others have said, Kevin & Carole are fantastic. They are friendly and helpful, and provide great suggestions on various things to do. Also in keeping with the reviews, the setting is beautiful, and the house full of interesting furniture, art, hunting trophies, and more. Its an old house, and it has some wonderful quirkiness about it. In short, its authenticity is what makes it special. Its a home, not a hotel. Not even a vacation rental, really. Our group included adults and children, and it was great for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that yopu enjoyed your stay at Williamstadt and like the place and the history and the quirkiness of it. We enjoyed meeting the whole family, and hope to see you back here again someday!! Carole and Kevin ps Sally is going to have puppies!!
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Charming, antique-filled country property

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights at Williamstadt House during a recent family vacation. This spacious historic house comfortably accommodated our group of seven adults, and we took full advantage of the well-appointed kitchen and lovely grounds. As others have mentioned, the house brims with interesting antiques, memorabilia and books. The owners, Carole and Kevin, were attentive but never intrusive. On arrival, we found beautiful flower arrangements throughout the house and an array of local products in the kitchen. Carole hosted us one night for a candle-lit gin tasting (all locally sourced), and provided loads of helpful information about the area. We used the house as a base for day trips to Galway, the Aran Islands and the Burren, all of which we highly recommend to other visitors. Nearby Mountshannon was holding its annual arts festival during our visit, with plentiful music in the local pub which we also enjoyed. All in all, there was much more to do than our four days allowed, and we hope for a return visit in the not-too-distant future!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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It Was Like a Fairytale Dream Came True

  • 5 of 5

It is hard to find the right superlatives to describe our experience at Williamstadt House this Christmas. The short version: 3 couple friends leave the US for an Irish Christmas and are met by the most delightful hosts, Carole and Kevin and their precious dogs, Sally and Walter. We enter a spectacularly gorgeous Georgian Manor Home where we immediately felt like royalty as a roaring fire was made for us daily and the exquisitely curated furnishings and treasures on display tell a story all their own. As others have said, Carole and Kevin have an incredible sense for hosting, with ideas and suggestions galore, as well as fascinating story telling as we sipped our beer and whiskey in their pub. The location and grounds were perfect for our day tripping and a most wonderful place for exploring. The bedding and towels were incredibly comfortable/high quality. Each bedroom and bathroom were extremely roomy. Some highlights: My daily soak in the splendid slipper tub; walks to the harbor down the lane; curling up with Sally and Walter on the sofa with the lights of the Christmas tree twinkling; a grand Christmas dinner in the kitchen at the farm table; all the women in our group dancing with Kevin in the pub; reveling in Carole and Kevin's stories...and so much more. We can't wait to go back to Ireland and specifically hope to return to Williamstadt House. A more perfect holiday can not be possible. It truly was like a fairytale dream came true.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the simply best guests that anyone could ever hope for. To share stories, celebrations, music, dances, laughs and just good old craic. You will always have a place here in our home. Hurry back! Carole and Kevin, Sally and Walter
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Shannon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Portumna Golf Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Half Barrell
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Whitegate, Ireland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
15 Mar 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
16 Sep 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
20 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning £115.88
Property Damage Protection £45.58

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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