A Luxury Kenmare Residence Offering Quality Hospitality for up to Six Guests
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kenmare townhome description
This gracious townhouse contains 1540 square feet of living area, complete with a full length deck overlooking the River Finnehy, with a fine garden between. An ancient, beautifully designed drystone bridge, known as the Cromwell Bridge, is in full view of the property. A carefully tended Druid stone circle is around the corner and up toward the end of Market Street, a pleasant ten minute walk rewarded with quiet moments contemplating the ancient stonework and the hardy folk who built it.
The property boasts solid teak woodwork and wall to wall wool carpeting throughout. Guests enjoy unlimited free phone use to America and throughout the UK and Ireland, along with Sky TV in the lounge, dining room, and the master suite as well. Two sculptured marble fireplaces provide warmth and comfort, one with classic Liscannor stone hearth. You'll enjoy power showers, built-in hair dryers, and a gas grill on the deck. A state of the art Apple iMAC computer, a Bluetooth-enabled entertainment system, WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen and private off street parking round out the amenities.
Along with carefully chosen period art and antiques, you'll notice a decorative battle sword mounted on a wall opposite the kitchen, and a genuine Irish drum called a boudran'. These symbolize both the fierce, warlike history of the Irish, melded with their fun-loving, lively and charming musical traditions.
Just a few doors away from Stoneybrough you'll find The Bookstop Cafe' where you'll be tempted by warm scones fresh from the oven daily, and Olga's marvelous soups and quiches for lunch, infused with superb cheeses from her own farm.
A short stroll takes you to the heart of downtown, with the finest restaurants, pubs, live music, and busy shops and galleries for which Kenmare is justly famous. Two five-star hotels provide fine cuisine as well, along with luxurious spa experiences judged by Fodor's as the best in Europe.
Kenmare Golf Club, with beautiful views of Kenmare Bay is only a short walk away. The Ring of Kerry course overlooking Kenmare Bay is only a ten-minute drive.
You'll also find Kenmare centrally located for many of the finest golfing experiences in Ireland: the Ballybunion, Waterville, Dooks, Old Head, Tralee and Killarney courses are all within reasonable driving distances.
Kenmare is at the foot of the Ring of Kerry, the most popular travel destination in Ireland. There you'll find breathtaking scenery, iron age ring forts, the incredible 6th century monastic ruins on the island of Skellig Michael, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), even pre-historic fossilized tetrapod tracks on Valencia Island. A full day spent on the Ring, another on the wild and less-traveled Beara Peninsula, and still another spent on the equally spectacular Dingle Peninsula will leave you with the most indelible experiences and memories imaginable.
Returning home, you might whip up a gourmet dinner served on Ralph Lauren Wedgwood china, with the freshest locally sourced ingredients from Roger O'Sullivan's butcher shop and the delightful small grocery just across the cobbled street from Stoneybrough. Feast on local grass fed beef, or fresh Kerry lamb, seasoned and garnished with rosemary picked from your garden. Or indulge yourself with savory Atlantic salmon caught just offshore, grilled on alderwood planks found in the kitchen, with fresh dill from the deck planter.
Or not! Take in an evening of fine food, fun, music and entertainment at any of the pubs and gourmet restaurants just a five minute walk away. You'll enjoy the freshest salmon, shrimp, whitefish, cod, and bay mussels, a local delicacy, in every bowl of steamy, creamy Kenmare seafood chowder.
Then, stroll home under the stars, falling asleep to the music of the River Finnehy.
- 2 story
- On floor 1
- 1540 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- The Master Bedroom is located on the river side of the home on the second floor. The bed is a 'super king' sleigh bed. The skylight and window, both screened, open to bring fresh air and the soothing sounds of the river into the space. Two luxurious monogrammed robes are available for your use. In fact, robes are available for every guest. The ensuite master bath, with both tub and shower, has a separate toilet room with skylight....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- The housekeeper is compensated directly by the guest at 120 Euro upon delivery of the key. One oversize off street private parking space is available. Upstairs, the bedrooms are light and airy...a skylight in every bedroom and bathroom. The Tourist Information Office, or 'TI' is just up at the head of Bridge Street in the Town Hall building. There you'll find historic artifacts as well as a history of the area and the town of Kenmare in pictures, as well as a vast array of helpful pamphlets and resource material....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
Full shelf of Ireland reference materials, second shelf of misc. literature, 'welcome' notebook listing 'must see' materials, recreation options, restaurant recommendations and general information...moreless
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Music Library
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Autumn Foliage
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
sports and adventure activities
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Towels Provided
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- Linens Provided:
Wide bandwidth. State of the art iMAC computer with FaceTime, Bluetooth, Skype and Zoiper communication systems, WiFi throughout. Guest setting automatically deletes everything upon logoff....moreless
- Housekeeper Included
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- Deck / Patio:
Kenmare Golf Club less than two blocks away. Ring of Kerry Golf Club ten minutes by car, situated above beautiful Kenmare Bay. Ballybunion, Tralee, Old Head, Dooks and Waterville within 2 hrs or less....moreless
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truly a home away from home!
truly a home away from home!
The charm and comfort of this unit on the Finnehy River set the scene for our visit to Kenmare and the Ring of Kerry, and the Ring of Beara as well as the Killarney National Park. John and Jenelle have put together a 4" binder of information which was a treasure trove and great reading...it was like having them there to help with attractions. Having 4 bedrooms/3.5 baths seemed like a luxury for 2 couples, but served to make the unit more spacious than we anticipated. (6 adults would find it a bit tight.) The relaxing sound of the river, the peaceful garden area, and the quiet bridge street belied the fact that it was a block from the town square! It was only on Fri & Sat nights that we heard night time voices from the street. The well-stocked kitchen allowed us to cook the produce and seafood we bought at the Wed market, and the proximity of the excellent meat market and organic Co-op and two large grocery stores gave us a welcome break from having to eat out all the time. The laundry made refreshing our wardrobes after 2 weeks on the road most convenient. From the luxurious bathrobes to the Wi-Fi and the computer with Skype, to the availability of the very capable housekeeper and the excellent reading lights in the bedrooms as well as the living room, this property is one of the best we have ever used. All that is advertised in the listing was true in reality. Being not very technology savvy, we had trouble using the house phone except for the programmed numbers to the housekeeper and the Stonebrakers, but the nearby Visitor Center staff were helpful with contacting cousins in Macroom, Cty Cork. Did I say that we fell in love with the music and the town of Kenmare?!! We will be sure to tell our family and friends who love Ireland about Stoneybrough at Finnehy Court!
- Guest Sandy & Bud M.
- Date of stay 10/01/13
- Review Submitted 10/11/13
Manager response: Nothing pleases us more than having satisfied guests! John and Janelle
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Welcome basket of wine and Irish food products upon arrival.
- Taxes Not included
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- Nearest Airport: Farranfore at 28 Miles
- Nearest Train: Killarney at 19 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: N71 at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Kenmare Bay at 4 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Around the corner on the square-The Atlantic Bar at 0.01 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Two blocks away at 0.15 Miles
Year Purchased: 2013
About: We're Americans, living on a mountain lake in South Carolina, Bonita Springs, Florida and now, Ireland. We have two sons and three grandchildren, all above average. We're retired professionals, now enjoying our avocations including musical performance, ocean sailing, travel, hiking and fishing. When I was a little boy, my parents admired a fine Georgian brick mansion on a country lane not far from where we lived. Dad's nickname was Stoney, as is mine. Dad had picked up a little pidgin English in the service during the war. He'd say, 'Stoney no can buy that house! Stoney broke! So my parents began calling the place, 'Stoneybroke.' A 'brough' is an archaic Gaelic word for an enclosure, like a fort or even a walled cattle confinement area. So 'Stoneybrough' is a play on words that has meaning for our family.
We found Kenmare by getting lost. Our travel agent described a B&B he booked for us as being 'at the foot of the Ring of Kerry'. Who knew the Ring had two feet? We were at the wrong foot, and tore through Kenmare to get to the B&B at the right foot before dark. As we whizzed through, Janelle said, 'What a lovely town! Let's stop!' We couldn't. Two months later, having fallen hopelessly in love with Ireland, and after scouring the Internet listings, my younger son and I took a prospecting trip to Ireland looking for a possible holiday cottage. We pared the best prospects to a manageable few and visited places from Linnane and Clifden in the west central region all the way down to Kenmare and beyond. What's now Stoneybrough and its unique location stood head and shoulders above anything we saw on the entire trip. We believe we found the nicest property in the nicest location in the nicest town in the nicest county in Ireland. We think you'll agree.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Why Stoneybrough? Well, Stoneybrough's proximity to everything is unmatched. Instead of driving miles to downtown, you're right there. Yet, you're insulated from the hustle and bustle along the serene, bubbling and beautiful river, with the iconic Cromwell Bridge just downstream. Kenmare is a proud, responsibile community. A nationally designated Irish Heritage Town, Kenmare has won the national 'Tidy Town' award and won the Small Town category in 2013. The warmth and friendliness of strangers is hard to describe unless you experience it. Kenmare folks call those of us who have moved in, 'blow-in's' meaning we weren't born there. But they go out of their way to make everyone feel genuinely welcome. And here's the magic: you don't feel like a visitor, getting to town in the car, finding a place to park, (not always easy), getting back in and driving home after a few drinks and some good fun. Rather, you feel like you belong. You're a part of the place, not a casual passerby. You walk home. Heck, you can crawl home! You're connected. The feeling is real. The property has been updated with the latest in technology, new furniture, carefully chosen period art, a new master bed, deck furniture and even a jaunty beach umbrella for those sunny afternoons relaxing on the deck! You'll lack for nothing. You'll provision at the many small groceries around town, the two wine shops, and the Farmer's Market on Wednesday for gourmet meats, fresh fish, eggs, artisan cheeses, breads and all kinds of goods practically at your doorstep. A bookshelf devoted to helpful books, maps and other holiday planning resources can be found in the living room. You'll receive a welcome basket of wine and Irish products from our housekeeper, JoAnne, who'll help you with logistics, show you how to operate everything, and answer all your questions. And she's available for anything you might require during your stay, and can arrive on a moment's notice.
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Fully equipped Kitchen
Master Bath. Tub, shower and separate toilet room.
Twin Bedroom with ensuite bath. Shower only.
Dining table expands to seat six.
Ancient Drystone Bridge viewed from the deck
Deck viewed from the garden
Bridge Street Scene
Farmers Market every Wednesday.
Main Street Doorway
Main Street scene
Garden and River Finnehy beyond. Garden is lighted at night.
Dining Room with Computer Work Station
Master Bedroom with ensuite bath
Single bedroom with ensuite bath. Shower only.
Stoneybrough from footbridge, comprising the left one-half of the building.
Full length deck overlooking River Finnehy
Henry Street Scene
Farmers Market. The artisan cheeses and breads are amazing! Ask for a sample!
Kenmare golf course 2 blocks away. Front nine: rolling. Back nine: hilly.
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