Friday 24 May 2019

Down by the river in Kerry

1 Cahir Lodges, Kenmare €495k

Number 1 Cahir Lodges is one of three houses in a gated development
Number 1 Cahir Lodges is one of three houses in a gated development
The living/dining room

For all that it's only a short waterway, the Roughty River makes quite a name for itself on its 30-kilometre journey through Kerry before it joins the sea at Kenmare.

It's pretty, for one thing - bounded by pleasantly overgrown banks and towered over by typically lovely Kerry scenery. It's also popular with anglers fishing for salmon, and with canoeists looking for a reasonably manageable white-water thrill.

On the northern bank of the river about four kilometres from Kenmare is Cahir Lodges - a gated development of three houses built in 2005. Two of them are positioned agreeably close to the riverbank, and Number 1 is one of these.

Number 1 was designed by an architect and, like its two neighbours, it's roughly C-shaped with a river-facing courtyard in the middle of the C.

The living/dining room
The living/dining room

The house measures 2,259 sq ft and as well as that there's a 726 sq ft attic. The attic has been divided into three skylit rooms for storage but it may well be possible to do more with it.

The main living area is an open-plan living room and dining room with a cathedral ceiling and exposed beams. There's a stove in the fireplace here, and French doors to the central patio.

The kitchen is done out in wood and granite with a tiled floor, and there's a separate utility room. All three bedrooms have en suite showers, and the main bedroom also has a dressing area.

The house is on just over half (0.57) an acre with a lawn stretching down to the riverbank.

Being a tourist town, nearby Kenmare is well known for its pubs and restaurants. It may arguably be even better known as the home of the Kenmare Kestrels in the Harry Potter universe.

The sale of Number 1 Cahir Lodges is being handled by Sherry FitzGerald Daly in Kenmare (064) 664 1213. The asking price is €495,000.

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