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Jewel of the Kingdom

Stoneacre, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, is home to a couple of talented interior designers, David and Sarah MacGinty, who designed it to offer breathtaking views both within and surrounding the house.

With an asking price of €1.8m it is set on about 2.5 acres of mature grounds and offers a panoramic view of Kenmare Bay with the backdrop of the majestic McGillycuddy Reeks.

Its accommodation extends to 464.5sqm which includes a large principal reception room with solid oak exposed beams and Scandinavian folding doors opening the house up completely to the attractively landscaped gardens. This large reception room is subtly subdivided into different areas for dining, relaxing or entertaining. In addition there are six bedrooms and five bathrooms over two levels and some of these bedrooms could easily be adapted for other uses such as a study.

High level specifications include extra thick walls giving increased thermal and acoustic qualities with increased insulation to walls, ceilings roof and floors and natural slate roof.

And internally it gets even better with hand crafted oak kitchen, Duravit and Dorn Bracht sanitary ware, Forbes and Lomax lighting switches and sockets with ambiance lighting controls, Fischer and Paykel dishwashers and fridge freezers. Floors are polished concrete with underfloor heating and windows are Scandanavian, all giving a B1 BER rating.

Its master bedroom suite opens on to a private patio and two of the six bedrooms open on to a second living area with separate kitchen facilities which could easily be divided from the remainder of the house as a guest/staff apartment.

In the grounds, planting includes David Austin roses, an array of climbers, rhododendron and azaleas as well as oak, ash and silver birch trees. The property is laid out with paths, ponds, a wooden bridge and walkways, a manicured lawn, herb garden, sunken BBQ terrace, vines and two vegetable gardens, one with hip high raised beds.

Contact: Savills 021 4271371

Irish Independent