Luxury 2 Bedroom Georgian Townhouse in the Heart of Kenmare
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kenmare house description
An elegant address centrally located in the heart of Kenmare, one of Ireland’s most stylish towns, 3 Shelbourne Street is an unexpected delight.
This beautifully restored terraced Georgian house is a classic example of how good taste and attention to detail can combine to create a luxurious holiday home for a family, group of friends or couple wishing to sample a taste of one of Ireland’s most renowned culinary and touring areas.
As you walk along Shelbourne Street, the quietest street within this historic planned town, past The Park Hotel and The Lime Tree restaurant, your eye is drawn to one building nestling in a short terrace at the end of the street. The exterior is painted soft contemporary greens and creams and is tucked behind original wrought iron railings and a pretty front garden.
Behind the front door of the Shelbourne Street Townhouse is a gracious home offering a unique base for enjoying both the hustle and bustle of Kenmare town and the sightseeing options close by.
The sitting room is furnished in different shades of coffee and cream with a warming log fire and views onto the street and the private and extensive garden at the back of the house. Carefully restored original wooden floors and silk curtains reveal the owners talents as an interior designer and proprietor of one of Munster’s leading interiors shops, The White Room. Sofas and reading chairs offer a tasteful room ideal for relaxing after a days touring in the area.
Downstairs at garden level is the heart of the Irish home, the basemen kitchen, and again here the classic black and white flooring, the old fireplace with its wood burning stove and antique dressers all give a flavour of how the house might have looked in the past. A circular dining table seats four and looks out onto the garden and mature trees. Every modern comfort is catered for.
Moving upstairs past windows that show the mountains in the distance and the church steeples of the town, on the first floor is the master bedroom. With its wrought iron four poster bed and large windows allowing the morning sun into the room combined with the cream and biscuit shades used in the room, this is a haven of relaxation.
The bathroom is located alongside the master bedroom and offers a lovely view over the town and countryside beyond. The traditional cast iron bath and power shower offer modern conveniences in a stylish setting with luxurious drapes and high ceilings adding to the effect.
Up another level to the spacious converted attic is the second bedroom offering a twin bed configuration and with ample space for a third bed or cot if required. This room is decorated in soft blue and gold tones with skylights to the front and back allowing lots of natural daylight in and affording great views of the town and surrounding areas.
The property offers a large back garden with direct access leading onto bustling Henry Street and means that all of the facilities of the town are at your disposal both at the front and back door of the house.
Keywords: terrace, house, historic, townhouse, 2 bedroom, luxury
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Wood Fireplace
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Our home is located in the most beautiful scenic part of Ireland, the 'South West'. We are on 'The Ring of Kerry' so are fortunate to be surrounded by spectacular scenery - mountains, rivers and the sea shore, there are many hiking trails to follow and Killarney National park is a short drive away. Kenmare is a heritage Town and is blessed with many scrumptious eateries and the most unusual and exclusive shops. 'The White Room', on Henry Street, Kenmare has the most exquisite fine Irish Table and Bed Linen, unusual interiors and fabulous 100% cotton children's and baby wear and gifts for all occasions. www.thewhiteroomkenmare.com (soon the be launched) Kenmare also hosts many festivals and events : please see www.kenmare.ie for more details. ...moreless
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Quality and charm
Quality and charm
Our stay in this charming townhouse for the month of May was the highlight of our 3 months in Ireland. As stated before, the location is perfect. The assistance from Sarah, the owner, Tracey and Sue upon arrival and during our stay was exceptional. The townhouse was very clean and filled with any amenity needed to feel at home instantly. Thank you Sarah, Tracey, Sue, and of course Neil.
- Guest mskmac (Henderson Nv,USA)
- Date of stay 05/04/13
- Review Submitted 06/07/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
A Real Gem
A Real Gem
I stayed here for two weeks with my wife and two year old daughter. The house is a wonderful place and is beautifully appointed. It's a lot of space and includes many amenities that are hard to find in rentals (e.g. a real clothes dryer). There is easy and free parking in a public lot across the street. And should you need assistance, it is readily available from the shop that handles the rentals a couple hundreds yards away. But the best part of the house is that if you go out the back yard, it opens right onto the main street in town. You can walk to get a fresh scone in the morning or an ice cream after dinner. All manner of restaurants, a wonderful candy shop, the farmer's market and more are all within a couple minutes walk. And if you need a large supermarket, it's only a few minutes drive to the SuperValu. Can't recommend Shelbourne House enough. It's a lot of house for the money and is a fantastic location.
- Guest Will G.
- Date of stay 08/27/12
- Review Submitted 10/07/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
A great location
A great location
Shelbourne town house is a little gem. It was a great find and really well priced for what you get. When we arrived after our long journey we were delighted to see our home for the next week. The bed was very comfortable, quiet street and we were in the centre of the town right by some of the best food we had in Ireland. It was lovely to be able to light a fire at night in this cute and nicely decorated house. The owner was very helpful. We would highly recommend it for a couple and will definitely return soon.
- Guest neill (boston usa)
- Date of stay 02/12/11
- Review Submitted 04/14/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
August 31st - September 27th 2013 - €495 + metered utilities September 28th - November 1st 2013 - €395 + metered utilities November 2nd - December 20th 2013 - €350 + metered utilities Winter 2014 | Jan 4th - April 11th - €395 + metered utilities Easter 2014 | April 12th - April 25th - €595 + metered utilities Spring 2014 | April 26th - May 30th - €450 + metered utilities Summer 2014 | May 31st - June 27th - €495 + metered utilities High Summer 2014 | June 28th - August 29th - €645 + metered utilities
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Traditional Irish Kitchen with modern conveniences
Relax in our comfortable Sitting Room
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