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Shelbourne : Elegant Georgian Townhouse in Kenmare

from £41 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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Relax in sitting room with a wonderful fire! (Ground Floor - street level)

Townhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Townhouse / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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, Simplicity 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.

Wi Fi is available for an additional €16 a week

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Beach 100 m
Access Car advised
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 Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Province of Munster region

County Kerry is located in the South West of Ireland famed for its natural beauty. Rugged landscape, majestic mountains,lakes and wonderful seascapes.

County Kerry is one of Ireland's most picturesque locations, featuring all sorts of natural wonders, ruins, and Irish culture.


Kenmare Town is a heritage town unique in it's location, breathtaking scenery and in one of the most natural unspoilt environments in Europe.

It is a haven of tranquillity and famous for it's gourmet restaurants, friendly bars and unique interesting shops and art 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. It is also 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 the Kenmare Bay.

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9 Feb 2015


"Kenmare's Gem"

Kenmare is a wonderful and welcoming town. The Shelbourne is the perfect home to experience the town and explore the surrounding area. A beautiful and comfortable home with a private patio in the bac… More

12 Aug 2014


"A beautiful house with great location"

We spent a lovely week in Kenmare. The house was a perfect spot for touring the area, e.g. Ring of Kerry. We especially liked the tastefully decorated rooms with neutral colours and the kitchen firepl… More

24 Jul 2014


"Well mentained and spacious but on tne msin street."

My children and I had stayed at this cottage this past July. The house itself is well men tainted, clean and the service is readily available. Unfortunately, we had expirienced great difficulties s… More

29 Jun 2014


"Lovely Home at a Great Location"

We recently stayed in this home with our two children. I can't say anything bad about our visit. The home is beautiful and wonderfully laid out. The location in the heart of Kenmare couldn'… More

25 Jun 2014


"Perfect spot."

We have gone on holidays to Kenmare for the last five or six years. We have stayed in various different types of accommodation but this has bee the best by far. Beautifully decorated and bang in the m… More

16 May 2014


"Kenmare .......the place to stay"

We enjoyed another super week in this special house right in the centre of Kenmare. We stayed for a week last year too. The house is most comfortable and has everything one needs and the owner is just… More

4 May 2014


"A wonderful stay"

We have just returned home after staying in this beautiful house for a week with our 5 month old son. You cannot get a better location - amazing pubs, restaurants and shops on your doorstep. The house… More

29 Apr 2014


"Home Sweet Home"

My son and I were fortunate to have stayed in this wonderful home. Communicating with the ladies at The White Room (booked through) was excellent. They were very helpful with restaurant and touring su… More

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

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    • 5 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:21 May 2015

    Based in Ireland

    Languages spoken
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