DescriptionThe Old Presbytery is an exceptional late Victorian detached home set on approximately 3.5 acres of mature grounds with views to the surrounding rugged dramatic landscape that is famed in Kerry whilst being within easy distance of the picturesque town of Kenmare.
This is a most attractive residence having been fully refurbished in 2015/2016. During the completion of the extensive renovation works, great care was taken to maintain its period features & charm; including the curved front staircase, remaining original floorboards, coving in the main reception rooms and high ceilings throughout enhancing the sense of space and light. During the course of the refurbishment, the roof was partially re-slated and completely re-felted, all windows were replaced, the front façade was re-rendered with a lime render, the boiler was replaced and all the radiators were upgraded to modern column radiators.
Internally, The Old Presbytery has a modern contemporary aesthetic, like all good interiors, it feels effortless. Measuring approximately 233 sq m (2,500 sq ft), it is beautifully presented throughout. On entering, you are immediately struck by the light, which flows through the large sash windows, and the feeling of comfort in this family home.
Off the main entrance you have the two principal reception rooms with the kitchen/dining room accessed by the hall or through the family room. The ground floor accommodation is finished with a guest wc and utility. Serviced by two staircases, the first floor is not interconnected, with two bedrooms and a bathroom located to the front and the third & fourth bedroom both with ensuite shower rooms located to the rear and accessed via the back stairs.
Originally built in 1897, the residence was in ecclesiastical use for approx. 40 years before the parishes of Bonane & Glengarriff merged. It was then taken over by the Irish Youth Hostel Association in the 1960's. Eventually being converted into a private home in the 1980's.
The grounds surrounding the house are mainly laid out in lawn with mature shrubs and flowering plants, there is also a most enchanting wooded area to the rear.
The property also has the benefit of a large detached outbuilding to the rear measuring circa 48 sq m which has electricity and is plumbed.
Situated just over 10km from Kenmare town, a small tranquil country town, famous for its restaurants, pubs, cafes & independent artisan shops set amidst breath-taking scenery in one of the most unspoilt natural environments in Europe. Established as Ireland's first 'planned' town back in 1670, the historical, cultural and environmental significance of Kenmare was recognised when it was designated a 'Heritage Town'.
Anyone interested in outdoor pursuits are well catered for in this part of South West Ireland with hill walking, fishing, golfing, cycling or multiple water-based activities.
The Old Presbytery is a sublime property, nestled in the Sheen valley, with views of the Caha mountains within the majestic kingdom of Kerry, and needs to be viewed to be appreciated.
Warm understated colour palette from Farrow and Ball with bespoke woodwork - skirting board and architrave throughout.
Entrance Porch: 1.9m x 3.0m. Tiled floor by Fired Earth & two bay windows.
Entrance Hall: 3.2m x 2.8m. Oak floor & original curved staircase.
Living Room: 4.4m x 4.9m. Original floorboards & dual aspect sash windows, double wood burning stove with tiled hearth, original ceiling coving with bespoke centre rose.
Family Room: 4.3m x 4.4m. Original floorboards, dual aspect sash windows & original ceiling coving with bespoke centre rose.
Kitchen/Dining Room: 6.1m x 4.4m. Oak floor, bespoke built-in kitchen with composite stone work surfaces, integrated appliances including 5 ring gas hob & double electric oven, tiled splashback & double Belfast sink, central island with oak countertop, shelved & tiled alcove and wood burning stove with pine lintel.
Back Hall: 1.9m x 2.6m. Oak floor, back stairs with understairs storage, french door access to rear.
Guest WC: 1.5m x 0.9m. Oak floor, Hicks Hexagon Wallpaper by Cole & Son, wc, wash-hand basin.
Utility Room: 2.0m x 0.9m. Tiled floor, plumbed for washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: 4.5m x 4.7m. Wool carpet, dual aspect with views across the valley, built-in wardrobes.
Bathroom: 2.7m x 2.7m. Marazzi stone effect porcelain tile floor, wc, wash-hand basin, bath with tiled surround, fully tiled shower cubicle.
Master Bedroom (2): 4.5m x 4.5m. Views across the valley, vaulted ceiling height with velux windows & Koto Wallpaper by Harlequin.
Accessed via back stairs:
Bedroom 3: 2.7m x 3.9m. Painted timber floorboards.
Ensuite Shower Room: 2.7m x 0.8m. Marazzi stone effect porcelain tile floor, subway style tiled walls, wc, wash-hand basin, shower cubicle.
Bedroom 4: 2.6m x 4.6m. Painted timber floorboards & Shri Wallpaper by Harlequin
Ensuite Shower Room: 2.6m x 1.5m. Marazzi stone effect porcelain tile floor, subway style tiled walls, wc, wash-hand basin, shower cubicle.
Gas-Fired Central Heating
Septic Tank Sewerage Disposal
BER No: 106359425
EPI: 221.27 kWh/m2/yr
BER DetailsBER: C3 BER No.106359425 Energy Performance Indicator:221.27 kWh/m²/yr