Four on the market... Homes in the kingdom
A choice of four very different properties available to buy in Kerry.
Coolies Cottage, Muckross
DNG Ted Healy, (064) 663 9000
Coolies Cottage, Coolies, is only seven kilometres from the tourist mecca that is Killarney, but it's on an acre of grounds and has a long driveway, so you can pretend you're not surrounded by slack-jawed sightseers if you want to. It's a pretty, two-storey, 1,722 sq ft thatched cottage with three bedrooms, one en-suite, a living room with open fire, a kitchen/dining room with utility room, and a bathroom with a corner jacuzzi bath. There are mountain views, and it's less than two kilometres' walk to the shore of Lough Guitane.
Tigh Oisre. Oysterbed Pier
460k Sherry Fitzgerald Daly, (064) 664 1213
The architect of Tigh Oisre is American, the Douglas Fir used to build it is Canadian, the cedar siding came from South Carolina, and the limestone floors are Italian. The views are all Kerry, though. It's three kilometres from Sneem, and around half a kilometre from Oysterbed Pier. It's 2,583 sq ft, with three bedrooms, one en-suite, and another with a balcony leading to a walkway. There's also a living/dining room with vaulted ceilings, a sun room, kitchen and utility, and a wet room. It's on an acre and has a garage adjoining.
€300k DNG Timothy O’Sullivan, (064) 664 1566
This four-bedroom house at Gortalinny overlooks the River Sheen, about three kilometres from Kenmare. It's on two storeys and all bedrooms are en-suite. The fitted kitchen/dining room at the back of the house has double doors leading to the garden, with views of the river, and there's a separate utility room. There's also a wood-floored living room with a cast-iron open fire and a bay window. The garden is lawned, with mature trees screening the house from the road to the front, and there's a gravelled driveway.
A Day in the Bog, Kilflynn
€129k Property Professionals Woulfe & CO, (068) 32141
Though now dilapidated, this was once a busy museum and restaurant known as A Day in the Bog, at Kilflynn. It could be converted into a family home again but it will take some imagination and, of course, planning permission. As it stands, the accommodation consists of the main restaurant room, a kitchen, utility room and public toilets, as well as an office, audiovisual room and museum. It's on 12 acres, with a car park and six outbuildings, together with a haybarn, and it's about 15 kilometres from Tralee.