Castle House is a lovingly restored home with a rich history dating right back to 1778. Originally a soldier’s barracks, this property has been brought back to life brick by brick by its dedicated owners, resulting in a large, luxury vacation home available now for rentals.
Set in a private and secluded gated Courtyard, Castle House is one of three identical homes. It has four stories. The living areas are all located on the ground floor and the bedrooms are spread over the top three floors.
The kitchen and dining area are warm and cosy and bright. This room stretches from the front right through to the back of the building. The dining table is solid oak and can seat up to 10 people. There is a wood burning stove alongside the table so it is a lovely place to gather in the evening and linger over a meal or share some time together. The kitchen is very well equipped and has some of the original features of the house on display. It has all the appliances you will need along with crockery, glassware, cutlery and cooking equipment. It is a kitchen that was made to be used. There is a separate large utility room with a washing machine and dryer. There is also a guest toilet downstairs.
The sitting room is comfortable and cosy and features a wood burning stove along with a supply of timber for your stay. This room has a TV and relaxing couches and armchairs – the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the County of Clare.
There are eight bedrooms in Thomond House and each of them is ensuite. There are three king bedrooms on both the second and third floors (so 6 king bedrooms in all) and the 4th floor has one room with two single beds and the other with a double bed – ideal for children which share a bathroom between. Two of the king bedrooms have a small sitting area and TV. There is a beautiful stand-alone bath on each of the floors – a real treat to enjoy during your stay.
Although there are 8 bedrooms, we have set the ideal number of people to 12 as that is the number that could most comfortably stay and enjoy Castle House. Larger groups could also rent the adjoining almost identical Thomond House.
The Courtyard is shared among the houses and offers plenty of parking right outside your door. At night time the houses are lit up spectacularly. To the rear of Castle House is the beautifully landscaped walled garden area which is shared with Thomond House. Filled with flowers and seating here and there, this would be a wonderful place to escape with a good book or newspaper.
Located in the Clare village of Clarecastle and alongside the River Fergus and the ruins of a Castle, Thomond House is just a 15 minute drive from Shannon Airport, a half an hour from Limerick or an hour from Galway. The popular Clare villages of Lahinch, Doonbeg and Bunratty with its Folk Park and Castle are less than a half an hour away as are the famous Cliffs of Moher. Ennis is just a 2 mile drive away and the fine five star Dromoland Castle Hotel is just a 10 minute drive.
Clarecastle is a small Village but it has a Church, supermarket, two pubs and a great Café serving the best of home made treats. There is also a playground for children within an easy stroll of Thomond House.