DescriptionMcCarthy Developments are delighted to present Sheen Falls Country Club located on the grounds of the worlds renowned Sheen Falls Estate in the picturesque village of Kenmare. The project will see the development of luxury dwellings comprised of spacious 3 and 4 bedroom detached houses and exclusive town houses.
The 13 houses that make up Mountain View consists of 4 bedroom detached houses ranging in size from 165 to 230 sq meters
An essential part of the attractiveness of the landscape around Kenmare and Sheen Falls Country Club is its unspoilt, rugged character. The landscape comprises of lush woodlands juxtaposed with the exposed, rugged mountainous of the MacGillicuddy Reeks and the lveragh Peninsula.
Mountain View is sited on the elevated meadows and mountainside overlooking Sheen Falls Country Club. The 13 houses positioned in Mountain View are orientated to maximise the stunning views from its elevated position while creating protected south - west facing terraces. The extraordinary natural beauty of the location is what makes the Country Club development so special.
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Features* Country Club Membership
* Fitness Centre
* Swimming pool, sauna and steam room
* Tennis court
* Croquet lawn
* Fishing in the Sheen River
* Clay Pigeon Shooting
* Horseback riding
* Walking in the woodlands on the property
* Daily cleaning or cleaning after departure
* Linen service
* Private laundry and dry cleaning
* Secretarial services
* Chef and butler for private dinners in your own homes
* Delivery of a food and drinks hamper
* Delivery of fresh flowers
* Daily newspaper
Join The ClubNo longer just the American dream of 1950’s Hollywood, Country Club living is a reality on your doorstep.
Being an exclusive member of a stylish country club means that pursuits such as golf, shooting, fishing, horse-riding, croquet, tennis and swimming, as well as a luxurious Health Club are available to you on your doorstep. Membership of Sheen Falls Country Club has even more appeal, because uniquely, you can actually own your demesne on the Estate.
Membership to Sheen Falls Country Club is exclusive to the owners of the houses and apartments being built in this exceptional location. This is not only about having a luxurious house or apartment, this is equally about having the pleasure of all the amenities, facilities and services already offered by Sheen Falls Lodge, located in one of the most breathtaking parts of Ireland.
Whether you are entertaining guests ‘at home’ and wish to have one of the Hotel’s chefs come and cook in your own home; if you want to have a relaxing spa treatment or would like a leisurely picnic drive in one of our vintage cars - all of these facilities and services are available for you to enjoy.
Once a fishing lodge and summer residence of the Marquis of Lansdowne in the 1600’s and surrounded by 300 acres of magical woodlands with cascading waterfalls, Sheen Falls Country Club is yours to be part of.
At Your Service* 24 Hr Concierge
* Complete Housekeeping Service
* Linen Service
* In Home Dining Service
* Event Planning
* Personal Shopping & Delivery Service
* Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service
* Home Maintenance Service
* Chauffeur Service
* Fresh Flower Service
* Access to the Health Club
* Access to the Swimming Pool
* Access to the Fitness Centre
* Participation in scheduled
* Lifestyle Classes
* Preferential room rates at Sheen Falls Lodge and upgrades subject to availability on the same terms as a resident of the hotel.
Fit For A QueenFor a more sedentary ramble you might consider a turn in one of the meticulously maintained and unique gardens. ‘The Queen’s Walk’ is a good place to start. Planted for Queen Victoria in anticipation of her visit to the area in 1861 this walk is full of old and rare varieties of Rhododendrons, vibrant Azaleas and Giant Tree Fern which were imported at the time by Sir William Petty, reputed founder of the original Sheen Falls lodge and nearby Kenmare town. These fascinating plants thrive under the sub-tropical influence of the warm oceanic Gulf Stream. You will be immersed in a different world of exotic flora that you won’t find anywhere else in Ireland and enveloped by the incredible scent that pervades the air.
For tree lovers, it is difficult not to be in awe of the vast English Oak, Irish Yew, Arbutus and the rare Monterey Pines, many aged in excess of 200 years, which tower over the Estate with a great sense of history and governance. Come at different times of the year to witness the luscious greens turn to golden browns, auburns, coppers and purples. A kaleidoscope of colour on the grandest scale.
As nature intended
The land on which Sheen Falls Country Club is located is a wonderful amenity to which you can escape to at anytime. Here you can appreciate nature and the fresh country air as you jog, ramble and mountain bike through the mature woodlands. This peaceful place is ideal to get away to with your favorite book or an easel - the only disturbance the sounds of twigs breaking underfoot or wind rustling through the leaves.
Catch Me If You CanThe River Sheen gushes merrily through the Sheen Falls Estate, so if a spot of angling appeals to you, then you will be in for a real treat. After a hearty breakfast you are all set for a mornings fishing, somewhere on the 15 miles of private river bank. You then make your way to the Drying Room where you will don your fishing attire, wax jacket and Wellington boots, choose your equipment and most importantly, meet your Ghillie.
Ghillies are some of the most passionate people about their chosen ‘career’. After discussing the best bait to use, spinning, worm, shrimp or fly (which some Ghillies expertly tie themselves), they will enthral you with stories of the Wild Atlantic Salmon, defying gravity as they leap upstream in their quest to make it back to their pools to spawn in the Summer months. Incredibly Salmon always return to the same pool where they were born, season after season. In the early years as small Grilse weighing between 2lb and 6lb and then as mature fish weighing anywhere between 6lb and 20lb. There may even be a couple of 25 pounders who have challenged and defied the most patient of anglers, year after year, looking up through the water as if to say, ‘Catch me if you can!’ and then teasingly and frustratingly disappearing for another year. But I suppose it is a wonderful excuse to return.
Although the season commences on the 15th March and runs through to the 30th September, the magical months of May, June and July when the Salmon are running can only be described as spectacular.
Treat YourselfIn today’s frenetic world, it is important to take time out every now and then and escape from the strains of modern life. Why not make time for yourself in your busy diary for a day of pampering and indulgence that will leave you feeling calm, rejuvenated and completely relaxed?
The Health Club in Sheen Falls Lodge involves all of the senses; touch, smell, sight, hearing and taste, the effects of the treatments helping us to reach an unparalleled level of relaxation.
Yon Ka is the signature beauty line available at the Health Club, offering Massage Therapy with Aromatherapy body massages, Swedish massages and Reiki amongst others.
The Health Club also offers face treatments, body treatments and beauty treatments. Yon Ka’s pure and natural aromatic composition of lavender, cypress, rosemary, thyme and geranium essential oils, blended with a wealth of plant extracts from all over the world, ensures a most effective treatment, combining pleasure and freshness for visible results and a renewed sense of wellbeing.
The fitness facilities at Sheen Falls Lodge ensure that members of the country club can integrate a complete workout into their day using the variety of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment available.
If you so choose, you can enjoy the spacious Jacuzzi, the reinvigorating steam room or the relaxing sauna, all within close proximity of the 15-metre indoor heated swimming pool for utmost privacy.
Members of Sheen Falls Country Club can avail of all of these facilities at a charge.
In Pursuit Of The OutdoorsClay Pigeon Shooting
Unlike the days of yore when groups of marksmen would head off into the woodlands at the Sheen Falls Estate hunting for pheasant and deer, nowadays all kinds of wildlife roam freely and safely throughout the grounds. The guns, however, are not quite so silent. The thrilling experience of Clay Pigeon Shooting has become extremely popular and cries of ‘Pull’ are often heard resounding from the shooting grounds. It doesn’t really matter if you
don’t hit anything and although it may frustrate you, at least the deer will be amused!
The game of tennis as we know it evolved from the most unlikely beginnings. Carvings found in Egyptian temples dating from 1500 BC clearly show ball games being played as part of religious ceremonies. This tradition gradually spread into Europe and more specifically into the southern parts of France, where, around the 8th Century Christian Monks used sticks to hit wooden balls to each other within the Monastery walls. As you can imagine, for Monks who had adopted a pledge of ‘poverty, chastity and obedience’, this frivolous pastime was seriously frowned upon by the Church but this only served to increase its popularity. By the 19th Century vulcanised rubber balls revolutionised the game and it moved outdoors to grassy lawns. The word tennis actually comes from the French word, ‘Tenez’ which they would shout when a game commenced.
At Sheen Falls Lodge, playing on the floodlit Savannah court overlooking Kenmare Bay surrounded by the beautiful Rose Garden is still a positively heavenly experience.
If the 300 acres available in Sheen Falls Country Club is not enough for you, then the ‘Ring of Beara’ tour which starts at Sheen Falls Lodge certainly should be. The tour is seven miles of cycling through the most dramatic landscapes - winding coastal roads, pinescented woods and the renowned Gleninchaquinn valley with its lakes and waterfalls. But cycling wouldn’t be cycling if there wasn’t a bit of a challenge and if the scenery wasn’t enough to take your breath away there is a three mile ascent thrown in for good measure at the end. You will feel exalted, exhilarated and on top of the world (and even better, it is great for the glutes)!
Philip Brazil is the Executive Head Chef of Sheen Falls Lodge. He, along with his team of Irish and International chefs are responsible for the award winning fine dining in La Cascade restaurant, Oscars bistro and The Sun Lounge. Philip and his team create unique and delicious dishes for the hotels guests in the specific style of modern Irish Cooking.
One of the attractions of being a member of Sheen Falls Country Club is being able to call on one of the hotel chefs to come into your house and cook for you.* A great way to take the stress out of organising a dinner party and allows you plenty of time to get ready and socialise with your guests without worrying if the soufflé is burning!
If you would prefer to get out of the house then the two on-site restaurants, ‘Oscars’ or ‘La Cascade’ offer both formal and informal dining experiences both of the highest standard.
The restaurants, under the stewardship of head chef, Philip Brazil, bring a unique flair to the natural, fresh produce which is available from the locality, whether it is fresh seafood from Castletownbere or cheese and organic food from local cheese makers and organic food producers.
This unique flair, along with their own style of modern Irish Cooking is constantly evolving and consistently surprises with it’s delectability.
If you decide that you would like to try out the excellent local cuisine, then you will not be disappointed. Kenmare is a treat for any gourmand. The quality of food is extremely high with numerous award winning local restaurants. Kenmare is reputed to be the only town in Ireland where there are more restaurants than pubs. But it’s not just about quantity. Kenmare boasts an extensive list of highly acclaimed quality restaurants that have been awarded the coveted Bridgestone plaque. Appropriately Kenmare has been described as the gourmet capital of Ireland.
*This service is available at a cost and per availability - please contact the hotel for details.
Colorful Kenmare“For a great man who would retire, this place is the most absolute, and the most Interessant place in the world for both Improvement and Pleasure and Healthfulness.”
Sir William Petty
Well things haven’t changed that much since Sir William described his feelings back in 1666 towards his lands in South West Kerry. When Fortune Magazine stamped their seal of approval and ranked Kenmare as the 8th best place in the world to retire, it was clear that Sir William knew what he was talking about. As if that wasn’t enough, John and Sally McKenna, authors of the Bridgestone 100 Best guides, say, “Something happens to people when they go to Kenmare and what usually happens is that they decide that this lovely town is just the place in which to put down their roots.”
So, it looks like everyone who is anyone is saying it! Take note. A bustling and vibrant town with a population of around 1,300 it is one of the most picturesque and colourful communities in the country and a perfect base from which to explore the rugged beauty of the area. It seems almost foolish to live anywhere else.
The name Kenmare comes originally from the Vikings who raided the area between the 8th and 11th Centuries. They referred to it as ‘Head of the Sea’ or ‘Ceann Mara’ from which is derived the anglicised version of ‘Kenmare’ that we use today. In literature you will often hear it being referred to as ‘Neidín’, which is the Gaelic for ‘Little Nest’ and perfectly describes the town in terms of its geographic location, nestling snugly between the rugged mountains of Cork and Kerry.
Fore, Plenty Of Golf Ahead!The South West of Ireland is nothing short of golfing heaven and at the heart of this is Kenmare giving ideal access to many golfing treasures. The town itself boasts two superb courses, Kenmare Golf Club and Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club both offering stunning views of the bay and surrounding mountains.
No golfing trip to the South West is complete however without experiencing the world famous links courses of Ballybunion, Waterville, Tralee, Dooks and Dingle. Playing on the majestic Old Course at Ballybunion is a spinetingling experience while walking on the Arnold Palmer designed Tralee layout you will get a sense of what Palmer meant when he stated ‘I designed the first nine but surely God designed the back nine’. Onwards to the majestic Waterville links where the final three holes, Liam’s Ace, Mulcahy’s Peak and O'Grady’s Beach are amongst the finest in all of golf, to be enjoyed and savoured as much as the local seafood cuisine.
Why stop there when you still haven’t seen the ‘jewel in the crown’ of Irish golf? Killarney Golf and Fishing Club contains three championships courses laid out by the famous lakes of Killarney with the magnificent backdrop of the MacGillicuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain range. The scenery here will distract even the most serious golfer such is it’s breathtaking beauty.
And it gets even better! Widely regarded as the most spectacular golf course on the planet, the Old Head of Kinsale, with each hole exposed to the wiles of the Atlantic, is undoubtedly the areas most impressive golf course. Located in the historic town of Kinsale, the Old Head, with its jagged cliffs and precariously located greens, is one of golf’s great tests and is a journey worth making. A legendary experience!
Enough plaudits! Come and experience golf in the South West for yourself. It is sure to be an experience that you will never forget!
Lead Your Horse To WaterSaddle Up
With such an expanse of woodland it is fair to say that one of the best ways to explore the Sheen Falls Estate is on horseback. Whether you are an experienced rider or a complete novice with the desire to ‘have a go’, there will be the perfect horse for you. Under the careful tuition of the Estate’s instructors you can go on a trek or just have a lesson and trot around the arena until you feel comfortable.
Treks are usually made up of three to four people together with your guide and give you a great opportunity to get a real sense of the expanse of the Estate. You will amble along the river for a while then cut through the woods, perhaps spotting a few deer or a fox on the way. Have a canter along a bridle path or just go at your own gentle pace, breathing in the clear oxygen and the healthy woodland air. Then back to the stables to dismount and the distinctive smell of the tack, the bridles and the saddles. A quick sugar lump or two for your trusty mount and off for a long soak to ease tired muscles.
The stables are always a highlight for children. According to Jackie Garwood, Groom, ‘The kids are always coming down to see the horses and giving them carrots to eat, especially “Bracken”. He has been here for 15 years.’ And if you don’t have any sweet offerings for them you can just stroke their velvety noses or have a quiet chat before bed. Apparently horses are great listeners!