The Manor and surrounding areas are being completely renovated until sometime in 2017. The Manor cannot be seen at all and many of the land areas are dug up. The noise was very minimal though. There are fences and gates along the road to the villas and while you may be able to walk to the town, it would be a long walk.
That being said, the Villas are incredible. The staff was so helpful and friendly and available from morning til night. Truly wonderful people!! The gated entry is manned 24 hours a day by extremely friendly personnel as well. If you are arriving after 9p, you need to make arrangements in advance for late check in. Our villa was so clean and updated and had 3 bedrooms and 4 full baths with a kitchen, dining area, sun room and living room as well as a study and laundry area. There are no screens but very few bugs. Leaving windows open while inside was very refreshing. There is no AC. There are 4 TVs in the villa as well. Toilet paper, laundry soap, dish soap, towels and soaps are supplied. There is a small charge for extras. Wifi was included for free which was an added bonus. Parking is right outside your individual villa.
This is time share living as you wash your own towels and make your own beds. Adare is a great place to use as a base. We visited many Counties and covered a lot of area all over Ireland from here. The town itself is wonderful with quite a few restaurants and pubs. They even have their own castle and Heritage Center and beautiful church.