Post 1900 and Contemporary Villas
Tuosist, County Kerry
This secluded house was individually Architect designed in 2004. It has a large entrance hall with vaulted ceiling, leading to a dining/sitting room and kitchen.
Surrounded by two and a half acres, with direct access to a shingle beach, this attractive holiday home provides a welcome retreat from the noise and bustle of modern life. Sub-tropical plants, flora and fauna flourish in the open as the warm waters of the Gulf Stream lap along the shoreline. The hedgerows abound with wild flowers - Montbretia, Fuchsia - and in spring and early summer - Rhododendron in plenty.
4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms.
The large entrance hall with vaulted ceiling, leads to a dining/sitting room with open fireplace in which turf, coal or wood can be burned. The sofa and two comfortable armchairs are cosy and inviting. The huge bay window provides wonderful views of the Kenmare River estuary and Ormond’s Island. Adjoining the sitting room there is
a conservatory, with vaulted ceiling and
sun room furniture, which shares the same wonderful view.
At one end there is a dining area with seating for six at the dining table; there are additional chairs and occasional tables and tub chairs in the bay window at which extra guests can be seated.
There is a TV and video in the sitting room.
The fully fitted kitchen provides all the usual equipment including larder fridge, microwave kettle, toaster, coffee maker and electric cooker. The adjoining utility room has a sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer, iron and ironing board.
four bedrooms: the first bedroom contains a double bed, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite with bath and shower.
The second bedroom has a double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe, also en-suite with shower cubicle. The third bedroom has twin beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. The forth bedroom has a single bed and built-in drawers and cupboards. There is a cot in one of the rooms. Bedrooms three and four share the main bathroom which is equipped with bath and shower. There is also a guest cloakroom and utility room.
Bed linen, pillows, blankets, bedspreads and towels are provided.
There is oil fired central heating throughout.
A path from the house leads down through the garden to a gate which opens directly on to the shingle beach.
Amenities in the area
The Beara Peninsula starts about one mile from Kenmare and stretches along the bay for 23 miles until it reaches the border with County Cork. It is a beautiful part of Ireland with spectacular scenery and many sightseeing possibilities. Nearby Derreen Gardens in Lauragh were planted over a hundred years ago and boast a wealth of sub-tropical plants and flowers.
You can take one of the planned walks through the glades of eucalyptus,
giant blue gums and bamboo, which thrive in the soft Kerry climate.
Ondine, starring Colin Farrell was shot here in 2008. It was directed by Neil Jordan who directed 'The Crying Game', 'Company of Wolves,' 'Breakfast on Pluto' and 'Michael Collins. Other films shot in this area are “Falling for a Dancer” and “Purple Taxi”. This secluded hideaway is only eight miles from Kenmare with its gourmet restaurants, quaint pubs and colourful shops.
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