De Clare 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, De Clare House 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 is to your left as you enter through the front door. This is a lovely warm, cozy, and bright room with a wood burning stove. 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.
The sitting room is to your right as you come in the front door. It is comfortable and inviting with 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 four bedrooms in De Clare House and each of them is ensuite. There are three king bedrooms, and the 4th bedroom has a four-poster bed!
Larger groups could also rent the adjoining Thomond House or Castle House (each sleeping 10) or indeed the gorgeous cozy Coach House (sleeps just 2 people).
The Courtyard is shared among the houses and offers plenty of parking right outside your door. At nighttime the houses are lit up spectacularly. To the rear of Thomond House and Castle House is the beautifully landscaped walled garden area which is shared between all the properties. Filled with flowers and seating here and there, this would be a wonderful place to escape with a good book or newspaper.
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Located in the Clare village of Clarecastle and alongside the River Fergus and the ruins of a Castle, De Clare 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 homemade treats. There is also a playground for children within an easy stroll of De Clare House.