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A Luxury Kenmare Residence Offering Quality Hospitality for up to Seven Guests

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Last updated: 02/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • 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 Burmese 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.

Stoneybrough furnishes locally made, all natural non-allergenic guests soaps.

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, Beaufort, 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, stone 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 exploring the Ring, another on the wild and less-traveled Beara Peninsula, and still another spent on the equally spectacular Dingle Peninsula (Ryan's Daughter was filmed there) will leave you with the most indelible experiences and memories imaginable.
By special arrangement, a private tour guide can customize the perfect day trips to meet your requirements.
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.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 1540 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Chauffeur

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Ask owner. By special arrangement one younger child (not an infant or toddler) can be accommodated on a cot when all beds are otherwise occupied....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Master: 1 king

    Master bedroom is on the river side with opening skylight...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Single bed on river side with opening skylight...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Day bed with opening skylight...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Twin beds with opening skylight...moreless

  • 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. By special arrangement, a younger child (not an infant or toddler) can be accommodated on a cot when all regular beds are occupied. The ensuite master bath, with both tub and shower, has a separate toilet room with skylight....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Half Bath: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The ensuite Master Bath, with both tub and power shower, features two sinks beneath a counter of solid marble. A plug for shavers and an automatic voltage reducing plug to 110 V are built into the space. A high capacity built-in hair dryer is a welcome accompaniment in all full baths. The toilet is in a separate room with skylight. We furnish locally made all natural, non-allergienic guest soaps....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The housekeeper is compensated directly by the guest at €120 upon delivery of the key. We are proud to furnish locally made all-natural, non-allergenic guest soaps. 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. A private tour guide is available to our guests by special arrangement....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Full shelf of Ireland reference materials, second shelf of misc. literature, 'welcome' binder listing 'must see' materials, recreation options, restaurant recommendations and general information...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Decks of cards, board games etc. available in the living room. Antique Victorian game table with chess set....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Sky HDTV, three flat screens. Free movie system downloaded from the states....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth enabled...moreless

  • Television:

    Three flat screen TV's with Sky TV service. ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just around the corner past the town square...moreless

  • Village:

    Charming Irish Heritage Town of around 2000 permanent residents...moreless

  • Water View:

    River Finnehy flows along the length of the property....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Property rests on the banks of the River Finnehy....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Canterbury solid mahogany extendable dining table-see photos...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytag electric dryer. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Two traditional sculptured marble fireplaces, one gas and one electric, one with classic Liscannor stone hearth...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heating throughout....moreless

  • Internet:

    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

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Electric heating blankets available....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Tastefully furnished and accessorized with full carpeting, period art, comfy furniture, bookshelves and cabinets with visitor reference sources, decks of cards and games. Sky TV, 3 flatscreen TV's...moreless

  • Parking:

    Offstreet parking for one vehicle. For any additional vehicles, there's a free city car park across the footbridge a short distance....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free and unlimited calls to the US, UK and Ireland on a Cisco computer-enabled telephone system....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag washing and drying equipment in a separate laundry room with utility sink, storage....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Krupps 12-cup capacity electric coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full set of Ralph Lauren Wedgwood china, steak knives, full silverware and carving knife drawer...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet Siemens dishwasher. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with two ovens, (one is convection), smooth top range, full refrigerator, microwave, blender, teapot, coffeemaker, mixing bowls and equipment, Ralph Lauren Wedgwood china, Cutco cutlery...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Nothing fancy...moreless

  • Oven:

    Two wall ovens, one convection, one standard. Gas grill on the deck...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Cake stands, butter keeper, mixing bowls, baking pans, George Foreman grill, Cutco cutlery, everything a good cook needs, including alderwood planks for grilling salmon and other fish....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Miele full size refrigerator with large capacity freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    Smooth top range...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Four slice toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Available for rental at the bike shop at Shelbourne and Henry Streets...moreless

  • Boat:

    Take the Safari cruise on Kenmare Bay. Visit the seal colony, always in residence!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Rathmore Bistro table with two side chairs, chaise lounge, dining table and chairs, occasional chairs, deck umbrella overlooking River Finnehy...moreless

  • Golf:

    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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful garden between the deck and River Finnehy. The garden is lighted at night....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill with electric ignition on the deck...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Welcome basket of wine and Irish food products upon arrival.

Rate reduction for two people or less.


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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

28 Miles
Nearest Airport
Farranfore
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Around the corner on the square-The Atlantic Bar
0.15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Two blocks away
19 Miles
Nearest Train
Killarney
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
N71
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Around the corner past the square-several 5 stars.
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kenmare Bay

Car: Recommended

The Kerry Way hill walking route, the Beara Peninsula, the Dingle Peninsula and the famous Ring of Kerry are at your doorstep. The property is nestled on the banks of the River Finnehy, at the end of a quiet and secluded cul de sac but only steps away from the town square. Many five-star and four-star restaurants, pubs, live music, galleries and shops are just around the corner. Kenmare is known for its fine cuisine, including locally sourced Kerry lamb, seafood caught and served daily, and fresh produce of all kinds. A vibrant Farmers Market happens every Wednesday, just up Bridge Street in the town square. Everything Kenmare has to offer is just steps away.

A private tour guide is available by special arrangement.

 

Manager info

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.

Why Kenmare:
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. Ireland was listed as #5 in the Ten Best Counties in the World for Travelers by Lonely Planet. 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 'super king' 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Entrance Hall

    Entrance Hall

  • Fully equipped Kitchen

    Fully equipped Kitchen

  • Master Bath. Tub, shower and separate toilet room.

    Master Bath. Tub, shower and separate toilet room.

  • Twin Bedroom with ensuite bath. Shower only.

    Twin Bedroom with ensuite bath. Shower only.

  • Dining table expands to seat six.

    Dining table expands to seat six.

  • Ancient Drystone Bridge viewed from the deck

    Ancient Drystone Bridge viewed from the deck

  • Deck viewed from the garden

    Deck viewed from the garden

  • Bridge Street Scene

    Bridge Street Scene

  • Farmers Market every Wednesday.

    Farmers Market every Wednesday.

  • Main Street Doorway

    Main Street Doorway

  • Main Street scene

    Main Street scene

  • Garden and River Finnehy beyond. Garden is lighted at night.

    Garden and River Finnehy beyond. Garden is lighted at night.

  • Dining Room with Computer Work Station

    Dining Room with Computer Work Station

  • Master Bedroom with ensuite bath

    Master Bedroom with ensuite bath

  • Single bedroom with ensuite bath. Shower only.

    Single bedroom with ensuite bath. Shower only.

  • Single Bedroom

    Single Bedroom

  • Stoneybrough from footbridge, comprising the left one-half of the building.

    Stoneybrough from footbridge, comprising the left one-half of the building.

  • Full length deck overlooking River Finnehy

    Full length deck overlooking River Finnehy

  • 'Reading Room'

    'Reading Room'

  • It's true!!!

    It's true!!!

  • Henry Street Scene

    Henry Street Scene

  • Farmers Market. The artisan cheeses and breads are amazing! Ask for a sample!

    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.

    Kenmare golf course 2 blocks away. Front nine: rolling. Back nine: hilly.

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Minimum stay: 4 nights
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  • Sleeps
    7
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
    Townhome
  • Reviews
    3
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/27/2015
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