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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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


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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Charming 18th Century Gamekeeper's Cottage at Williamstadt House
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews

It’s exactly what your mind and body need

  • 5 of 5

We arrived quite late and were so excited when we turned the corner to see the property. Kevin drive to meet us in the village to guide us in and from the outset, he and carole perfectly matched the charm of the place. Invited in for a warming drink, it’s obvious this couple are in the right business- hospitable, genuine and so interesting. Kevin is a descendant if the original owners dating back to the 1600’s. We were spoilt in the cottage with homemade bread, milk and eggs, chocolate and flowers. The goal is clearly to make their guests welcome and special and profit second. It is the best value for money and we were so sad to leave. Thanks for the tip to go to Galway too Carole!! Love you guys

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My girls and I came to Ireland to enjoy the countryside and explore our family roots. In the process we found so much more. Whitegate and the gamekeepers cottage is the perfect launching point to see some of Irelands greatest treasures. If you want authentic—this is it. We can’t say enough about the Clarke’s, as they were so helpful in every way and a joy to sit and talk with. Oh— and then there’s Cooper—the shorthaired pointer!!! Wow, well you’ll just have to go see him. At the cottage we had everything we needed. We had plenty of space, room to cook, and plenty of hot water. My daughters have told me that we HAVE TO go back to Ireland, so you can bet that when we do, we will be staying at the gamekeepers cottage. Many—many thanks to the Clarke’s, we had a blast!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights and had a wonderful time. Carole and Kevin were terrific hosts and we had a wonderful time chatting with them. Their home is absolutely beautiful. We were traveling with our small children and they loved all that there was to do on the property and in the surrounding area. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. This place is a great stay off the beaten path, in a beautiful Irish location. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, North Carolina

Have a True Irish Experience at This Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Go back in time as you stay on the grounds of the Williamstadt House. The Game Keepers Cottage is a charming stone building located next to the Williamstadt House. We were greeted by the owners Carole and Kevin and were gifted with an apple pie and fresh eggs. We were invited up to the big house for tea upon arrival and were made to feel so welcome. Carole took us on a walk down to the harbor and around the neighboring area. The cottage is tastefully decorated with all the amenities you could need. Carole and Kevin were very helpful in giving us advice on what to do and where to go while staying in the area. I highly recommend staying here, if you want to feel enmeshed in the Irish culture.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello to the sisters and the gentleman! We loved your visit with us and hope you will return one day. I have framed the beautiful watercolours you gave us, and plan on sending you many photos from here. You both captured the place so well. Thank you for those gifts, they really mean so much to us! I have secured a place for your talent at the Saturday Farmer's Market in Mountshannon! All the best, Carole and Kevin
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Go raibh maith agat from Arizona

  • 5 of 5

Eclectic 18th century charm with all the modern comforts and then some! We booked the Gamekeeper’s Cottage for a week in early September, 2017. The setting for this property is a lush country estate rich in history with a stunning courtyard (where all the action takes place).

The Gamekeeper’s Cottage situated next to the main house is AMAZING. It’s a very colorful and modern living space with a rich history that’s perfectly furnished, great beds and spacious rooms. It has a well-stocked kitchen and you even have your very own wood burning stove.

Carole and Kevin are extraordinary hosts. Super knowledgeable about the history of Ireland, history of the surrounding villages, places to see, activities to do, castles to see, pubs to frequent and places to eat – so very helpful. We really enjoyed our time with you Kevin and Carole and hope to be back some day.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynden WA

Beautiful Very Irish with abundance of personality

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 wonderful days here drinking in the farm surroundings while listening to Kevin's stories and getting guidance from Carol on the best places to visit not on the tourist trap . The surrounding countryside is beautiful with lovely walks to ruins and the lake meeting local celebrities along the way. The Cottage was warmed with a log fire and eclectically decorated with antiques, souvenirs from Africa and colorful pillows and Cosy throws. We were greeted by two well behaved dogs and two donkeys. Woke to sounds of doves cooing and an occasional donkey . Dinner in the barn and open fire with port cheese and our hosts company made us feel at home.

We will be back for sure if they will have us. Thank you so much for sharing your home and lives with us

Lesley and Mik Preysz

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lesley and Mik, There is no question about having you back, you are expected to be here same time next year!! We really enjoyed your time with us and know you are intrepid travellers and so we will meet again. Top notch guests, they don't get better than this!! Carole and Kevin
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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.




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.