Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 basement 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. Kenmare is renowned for its stylish shops such as The White Room, Bijou Boutique, Vanilla Grape and Sue D Knits and restaurants including The Purple Heather, Packies, Mulcahys, Salvados amongst others – all just minutes away from Shelbourne Street Townhouse.
Kenmare is also ideally located for touring the world famous Ring of Kerry, the lesser known but equally beautiful Ring of Beara, West Cork, the Killarney National Park and Lakes of Killarney and Dingle and the Slea Head peninsula.
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Kerry Airport is just 45 minutes away and has daily flights to &from Dublin and London Stanstead and Luton, there are also regular flights to & from Frankfurt Hahn, Alicante and Faro.
Killarney Train Station is 35 minutes drive and there are a minimum of 4 daily trains to Dublin.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beach 100 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry Airport. 40 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The County Kerry region
Kerry is located in the South West of Ireland famed for its natural beauty.
Rugged landscape,majestic mountains,lakes and wonderful seascapes.
Kerry is one of the most scenic county's in Ireland.
Kenmare Town is a heritage town unique in it's location ,breathtaking scenery in one of the most natural unspoilt environments in Europe.
Kenmare is a haven of tranquility .Kenmare is famous for it's gourmet restaurants,friendly bars and interesting and unique shops and galleries.
Kenmare is the perfect location to discover the South West of Ireland linking the famous Ring of Kerry and the rugged Ring of Beara.
Kenmare is the ideal location for walking on the mountains at all levels,cruising the Bay of Kenmare, horse riding, fishing, golfing and cycling.
Swimming pool and gym facilities available locally. Water sports also available on Kenmare Bay.
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28 Feb 2014
Just spent a week at Shelbourne Townhouse and loved it. Charming house, great location with easy back garden access to Henry Street. Great to have lots of wood and peat available for the 2 fireplaces.… More
5 Sep 2013
"Nicely furnished and good location"
We stayed in the house at the height of the tourist season in July. The house is just off the main drag, which does provide for a little less traffic noise. The house is 250 years old. There are t… More
4 Nov 2012
"Excellent home in the heart of Kenmare"
We stayed at the Shelbourne Townhouse for a week in late September, early October 2012. We checked in at The White Room, a linen store in Kenmare, whose owner also owns the townhouse. Although we we… More
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