Description(Reference number: 58858)
Idyllically set in 40 acres of woodland, this 18th century manor house overlooks the River Laune in Killarney, County Kerry.
Originally a castle, Beaufort House and cottages provide luxury self catering accommodation for up 30 to guests.
This historic property dates back to 1598, when in 1760 the present house was built with the remaining three walls of the castle forming the hallway, which makes it probably the oldest inhabited space in Kerry.
The interior was altered in 1840 and the chimney-pieces and plaster-work date from this time.
Along with the main house there are 4 self-catering cottages.
The main house sleeps 8 and one of the cottages also sleeps 8.
One cottage sleeps 6, and 2 cottages sleep 4 each.
Totally refurbished in recent years Beaufort House is now available for holiday rentals, offering four large double bedrooms, each with king-size beds convertible to twin (two single beds) and en suite bathroom. Reception rooms include a drawing room, library and formal dining room.
In 1998 the 18th century stone courtyard was converted to provide additional accommodation in four superbly appointed cottages. These are four-star rated for self-catering by the Irish Tourist Board. They are named after Killarney’s rivers. The largest, Laune, has four bedrooms, Flesk has three bedrooms and Torc and Keal each have two bedrooms.
The comfortable sitting rooms have warm, open fires, CD stereos, televisions and video recorders. Each cottage also has a utility room with washing machine. The two larger cottages have especially spacious dining areas and sitting rooms, ideal for entertaining.
All the bedrooms are equally spacious with king size beds, convertible to twin, and every bedroom has an en suite bathroom. We provide all linen including Egyptian cotton bed linen and bath towels but beach towels are not provided.
The kitchen / dining room areas open on to south or west facing terraces with views to the mountains. The kitchens are equipped with gas hobs, double ovens, microwaves and dishwashers.