Williamstadt House

Williamstown, Co. Clare
Self-catering
+353 85 275 2350


Escape to the Lough Derg Lakelands and discover Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Large forested estate, walks, kayaking and riding trails galore

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

4 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 8

Children welcome

The Experience

Carole and Kevin love people to revel in their wonderful, quirky house and are on hand if you need a steer on how to launch the kayaks down on the lake or whether the children might feed the ducks. You could spend a holiday without leaving the estate: have meals catered; throw a party with the sparkle of home-grown cider; read Ulysses in a hammock; have a sing-song around the piano… or simply sit and chat by the turf fire.

The village has a good food pub. Lough-side Terryglass and Scarriff more choice, and the rolling Lough Derg country has plenty of scope, for fishing and boating, riding and walking; take a hike up to Bohatch Dolmen – you can see five counties on a clear day.

In summer you can laze on the smooth lawns, find shade under mature trees, have a picnic in the apple orchard. There are local bog tours and you can forage for watercress and mushrooms.

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We think you'll love

  • Gathering family or friends and having a proper get-together in such a homely place
  • The Georgian architecture of Williamstadt House, and all its interesting stuff
  • Being able to walk through estate woodland to the shores of Lough Derg
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You should know

  • There may be guests in the other cottages sharing outdoor spaces
  • It’s half an hour’s walk to the village and the nearest pub

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights in low seasn; 4 nights in high season.
Closed
15 January - 15 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €350
Weekly price
from €2400
Damage deposit
€300
1 House for 8
From €3505 beds4 bedrooms

Reviews

Williamstadt House is one of the more colourful places I’ve visited with Sawday’s! Inside an hour, I’d heard umpteen hilarious tales from owner Carole, and learned a huge amount the fabulous house and locale. The courtyard and its buildings are filled with curiosities and its people with kindness. Great estate-bottled cider, too…

Kerry, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

40 acres surrounding the house are yours to explore: lawned gardens, apple orchards and donkey fields; woods with trails down to Lough Derg. The Shannon Blueway is nearby, and most water and land-based country pursuits are possible. Whitegate village with its shops and recommended Half Barrel pub is 30 minutes’ walk (five minutes’ drive). The Seasons restaurant in Mountshannon is a seven-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Carole & Kevin

  • Holy Island is a short boat ride from the Village of Mountshannon, a 5 min drive. A monastic site with numerous buildings is peaceful and serene, you might just have the island to yourself! The Saturday Farmer's Market is a delight, Snug Cafe Pizza a must!
  • The Bohatch Dolmen is worth the hike, it is thousands of years old and 4 miles up from Mountshannon Village. Absolutely stunning views of the entire lake from there.You might be in the company of wild horses! Enjoy a local pint or meal in the Cois Pub
  • Killaloe is awash with incredible scenery, a blue flag beach, lots of hikes up into the hills with outstanding lake views. Once the seat of Brian Boru, this historic village is loaded with charm, Harry Clarke windows, A Farmer's Market, Wooden spoon cafe
  • Local guides and craftspeople are on hand for fishing, clay pigeon shooting, blacksmithing, candlemaking, painting, beekeeping, archery, kayaking, stand up paddling, cycling, hiking and horseriding. All of these are in proximity to the beautiful Lake.
  • Enjoy an Irish Whiskey or Irish Gin tasting in your very own shibeen on the property with a roaring fire. Taste local cheeses and homemade chutneys and sample apple juice from our orchard.
  • Quinn Abbey is a short journey and worth a visit. There is a lovely pub in the village and tea room. Cragganowen is a walk through history with a souterrain and ancient log boat.The village of Feakle nearby has a weekly trad session going on for 58 years.

Introducing

Carole & Kevin

Carole’s grandparents were all Irish but she was born in the States where she met Kevin and agreed to accompany him to a wedding in Ireland: they’ve been married for years. Warmly, genuinely hospitable, they greet guests as friends and do their utmost to make everyone feel at home and welcome in this characterful house and grounds. Pretty much nothing is too much trouble.