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Smiths Castle

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Last updated: 06/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Overview:
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.

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Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Amenities: - Pets considered. - Coastal. - 10 minutes from Ennis. - Golf course nearby....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: £
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July to August
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
£439 £439
£1,253
September
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
£374 £374
£1,069
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
£310 £310
£885
November to Christmas
Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2015
2 night min stay
£310 £310
£885
Christmas to New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
2 night min stay
£374 £374
£1,069
January to March
Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
£310 £310
£885
April
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
£374 £374
£1,069
May
May 1 - May 31, 2016
2 night min stay
£374 £374
£1,069
June
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2016
2 night min stay
£374 £374
£1,069
July to August
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2016
2 night min stay
£439 £439
£1,253
September
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
£374 £374
£1,069
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
£310 £310
£885
November to Christmas
Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2016
2 night min stay
£310 £310
£885
Christmas to New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2017
2 night min stay
£310 £310
£885
January to March
Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
£310 £310
£885
April
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
£310 £310
£885
May
May 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
£310 £310
£885

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


Additional information about rental rates:

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 nights). Security deposit: €500. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. 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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Last updated: 06/02/2015
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Location

30.5 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
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.

 

Manager info

About: 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 www.simplychateau.com 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 Garrigaholt:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Free Concierge Service: As luxury rental specialists we have all the experience in the world helping each and every one of our customers find the most suitable property for their dream holiday. All you need to do is provide us with the details of what you imagine your dream holiday to be, and we'll find the perfect property for you. We can make sure that every arrangement is planned to perfection and each element of your holiday has been refined. Transfers, catering, maid service, tours and activities can all be prearranged to your specific requirements. 100% Financial Guarantee: 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. Lowest Price Guarantee: 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. Avoid Internet Scams: Each and every property listed on our website has been checked to make sure that it actually exists. This ensures that you do not become a victim of an internet scam as can happen through an ordinary listing website.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

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Photos

  • Photo by Flickr user, 'giannisl'

    Photo by Flickr user, 'giannisl'

  • Ennis, Ireland

Photo by Flickr user, 'Cee-Bee'

    Ennis, Ireland Photo by Flickr user, 'Cee-Bee'

  • Ennis Friary

Photo by Vicki Devine

    Ennis Friary Photo by Vicki Devine

  • Ennis Golf Club

Photo by Andrew Miller

    Ennis Golf Club Photo by Andrew Miller

  • Saturday Street Market, Ennis

Photo by Flickr user 'kthypryn'

    Saturday Street Market, Ennis Photo by Flickr user 'kthypryn'

  • Co Claire, Ireland

Photo by Rachel Niles

    Co Claire, Ireland Photo by Rachel Niles

  • Ennis

Photo by Steve Garfield

    Ennis Photo by Steve Garfield

  • Ennis Golf Club

Photo by Andrew Miller

    Ennis Golf Club Photo by Andrew Miller

  • Quin Abbey near Ennis

Photo by Flickr user 'Siadhal'

    Quin Abbey near Ennis Photo by Flickr user 'Siadhal'

£310 - £439 per night (GBP)
View calendar: Updated 06/02/15
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    Chateau / Country House
Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
  • Manager indicates their response time is Within 2 days
  • Calendar last updated 06/02/2015
Email manager

+44 0800 133 7999

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