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Property Amenities

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Working fireplace
Heating

Babies & Toddlers

Gated/fenced grounds

Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Coastal
Waterfront
Rural Location
Honeymoon/Romantic Retreat
Golf course nearby
Walking/Hiking paths
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Smiths Castle

What Oliver loves…

  • Guests can feel like kings and queens gathered around the Gothic fireplace in this Irish castle’s hall.
  • Vaughan’s Pub in nearby Kilfenora has the traditional Irish fare you crave.
  • The Kilfenora Music Festival happens every April, but you can dance to a ceili band on Sunday nights in Vaughan’s barn.

What you should know…

  • Attractions and entertainment are a drive away, so a car is essential.
  • The characteristic features of a medieval castle, like the stone spiral staircase, make it unsuitable for the disabled, elderly and young children.

Step back in time at Smiths Castle, a 15th century Irish castle renovated for modern holidays. Here, you can find peace and quiet on almost 5 acres of mature grounds overlooking a river valley but travel easily to all that County Clare’s west coast has to offer.

Just a few miles away, you can walk the longest sand beaches in Ireland, marvel at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, take a ferry to the rugged Aran Islands or play golf at two championship courses. Spend a day at the Lisdoonvarna spa, and make sure to explore the unique Burren landscape. Its “fertile rock,” limestone, hosts rare flora and fauna as well as prehistoric monuments.

After your explorations, gather for a candlelit dinner in the large banqueting hall with a 17th century carved wooden table. With 3 cosy double bedrooms and romantic sleeping for two in the minstrels gallery overlooking the great hall, the castle sleeps 8. You’ll find antique furniture in every room, but updated bathrooms and kitchen, as well as TVs in the bedrooms.

This Irish castle is 45 minutes from Shannon Airport and near the N67 and N85 roadways, 2.5 miles from Kilfenora. 

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Interior & 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.

Map, Location & Local Information

Shannon Airport is about 45 minutes 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 is Doolin. The three Aran Islands lie in the entrance to the Galway Bay and can be reached by ferry. 
 
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. The Burren Exhibition Centre has a fabulous display, and guests should not miss the traditional Irish Dancing at Vaughan's Barm.

Liscannor (6 miles): Famous among deep-sea anglers, step on board one of the boats and explore the waters of Galway Bay. Visitors 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. Guests can treat themselves to 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 and putt, cycling, tennis, and of course hundreds of miles of scenic walking routes.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Shannon

(50 km)

Nearest Ferry port Dublin

(170 km)

Nearest Village Kilfenora

(3 km )

Nearest Town/City Ennistymon

(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant Kilfenora

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Kilfenora

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Lahinch

(7 km)

The Region

A land of literary greatness, folktales, incomparably romantic landscapes and legendary good times, Ireland is an unsung hero when it comes to fantastic European destinations ripe for exploration. Drink in the atmosphere, hubbub and culture of Dublin, the splendour and sea air of Galway or strike out in your walking boots and revel in the beauty of the countryside – there’s so much to love in Ireland, whatever you choose you’ll end up leaving a piece of your heart there (and returning again and again to check on it). Luckily, we’ve got a great selection of luxury holiday homes in Ireland that make the perfect home-from-home – and they’re just as welcoming as you imagine.

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Catering & Services

Prices include basic cleaning, bed linen and towels (weekly), as well as one bag of turf/charcoal on the day of arrival.

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

- Cook/catering

- Maid service/extra cleaning

- Local day-trips or tours

- Airport pick-up/drop-off

- Babysitting service

- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit £500. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. All utility are charged by the meter and deducted from the security deposit. Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00 Energy costs included? To expenditure on the metre.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. Pets welcome? No Pets allowed
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it. Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance 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. Other Ts and Cs Unfortunately the nature of this medieval building makes it unsuitable for the disabled, and children under 10.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Coastal
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
Coastal
Gated/fenced grounds
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2017 - June 30th 2017 - £1,140.38 £1,437.88
June 30th 2017 - September 1st 2017 - £1,239.54 £1,685.79
September 1st 2017 - September 29th 2017 - £1,140.38 £1,636.20
September 29th 2017 - December 15th 2017 - £1,041.21 £1,388.29
December 15th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - £1,685.28
January 5th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - £1,041.21 £1,189.95
March 30th 2018 - June 29th 2018 - £1,140.38 £1,437.88
June 29th 2018 - August 31st 2018 - £1,239.54 £1,685.79
August 31st 2018 - September 28th 2018 - £1,140.38 £1,636.20
September 28th 2018 - December 14th 2018 - £1,041.21 £1,388.29
December 14th 2018 - December 25th 2018 - - £1,685.28

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2017 - June 30th 2017 - €1,246.83 €1,572.09
June 30th 2017 - September 1st 2017 - €1,355.25 €1,843.15
September 1st 2017 - September 29th 2017 - €1,246.83 €1,788.94
September 29th 2017 - December 15th 2017 - €1,138.41 €1,517.89
December 15th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - €1,842.60
January 5th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - €1,138.41 €1,301.04
March 30th 2018 - June 29th 2018 - €1,246.83 €1,572.09
June 29th 2018 - August 31st 2018 - €1,355.25 €1,843.15
August 31st 2018 - September 28th 2018 - €1,246.83 €1,788.94
September 28th 2018 - December 14th 2018 - €1,138.41 €1,517.89
December 14th 2018 - December 25th 2018 - - €1,842.60

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 8 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
June 23rd 2017 - June 30th 2017 - $1,390.19 $1,752.85
June 30th 2017 - September 1st 2017 - $1,511.07 $2,055.06
September 1st 2017 - September 29th 2017 - $1,390.19 $1,994.62
September 29th 2017 - December 15th 2017 - $1,269.31 $1,692.41
December 15th 2017 - January 5th 2018 - - $2,054.45
January 5th 2018 - March 30th 2018 - $1,269.31 $1,450.63
March 30th 2018 - June 29th 2018 - $1,390.19 $1,752.85
June 29th 2018 - August 31st 2018 - $1,511.07 $2,055.06
August 31st 2018 - September 28th 2018 - $1,390.19 $1,994.62
September 28th 2018 - December 14th 2018 - $1,269.31 $1,692.41
December 14th 2018 - December 25th 2018 - - $2,054.45

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