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Five-star Kerry cottage with sea views for €1.75 million

You’ll get two (or three!) cottages for your money, all built by the former owners of Sheen Falls Lodge.

little hay Source: Daft

OLD AND NEW combine seamlessly in the form of Little Hay and the Garden Cottage, two charming thatched properties on the grounds of Sheen Falls estate.

The estate is also home to the five-star Sheen Falls Lodge, with the cottages currently leased to the hotel.

Nestled on the Ring of Kerry and sitting on 2.7 acres of land on the shores of Kenmare Bay, surprisingly, the cottages date back to the 1990s. Their relative youth may come as a surprise, as the design has strong nods to the 18th and 19th century cottage orné style.

Both Little Hay and Garden Cottage are now on sale for €1.75m. However, a third house, Marianne’s Cottage is also for sale, with a total asking price of €3m for the three.

First up, Little Hay, which has a circular parking area with a centrepiece fountain and even a garage, so there’s plenty of parking.

Taking the Kerry location into consideration, paved walkways run to terraces and lawns that lead to water’s edge.

Sheen Falls (11) Source: Daft

The entrance hall is home to a stand-out staircase that leads to the first floor of Little Hay, where there are two double bedrooms that both have en suite bathrooms.

Sheen Falls (7) Source: Daft

The timber beamed ceilings within the cottages add undeniable character to the social spaces. Large windows make the most of the outdoors, while traditional hunting lodge decor is in keeping with their unbeatable Kerry location.

Bay windows and an open log fire in the sun room, make this room perfect for every season.

Sheen Falls (1) Source: Daft

The timbered ceiling continues to the kitchen and dining area, in keeping with the solid timber floor and countryside aesthetic. A La Cornue range adds even more to the classic country style.

Sheen Falls (2) Source: Daft

Little Hay’s double bedrooms both have en suite bathrooms and balconies that focus on the amazing view. And, if that’s not enough, the master bedroom enjoys its own dressing room.

Sheen Falls (5) Source: Daft

Garden Cottage, which was built a few years after Little Hay, but is in keeping with the same style, sits in close by. It’s positioning, however, means that both cottages enjoy their own privacy.

garden (2) Source: Daft

With a single-storey layout, Garden Cottage consists of a main living space that includes a kitchen, lounge and dining area that are all flooded in natural light.

garden (1) Source: Daft

Marianne’ s Cottage, meanwhile, is a two-storey, two-bedroom thatched cottage that prospective buyers may want to throw in to the mix – especially considering it comes with its own entrance.

With open beam ceilings, a log fire, a sunroom and marble en suite bathrooms, this cottage and its 1.3 acres definitely ups the offering.

marianne Source: Daft

Jaw-dropping surroundings, views for miles and utter tranquility are big plusses for those seeking life at a slower, more relaxed pace.

However, as the cottages are just minutes from the village of Kenmare, the location offers the best of both worlds. Home to of traditional pubs, restaurants and great craft shops, Kenmare is just as popular with the locals as it is with tourists.

Head north and the larger town of Killarney sits just a 30 minute drive away, with Kerry Airport accessible in less than an hour. And, with the Cork villages of Glengarriff and Bantry sitting in the south, the cottages prove to be a pretty perfect base for discovering the Wild Atlantic Way.

Little Hay & Garden Cottage, Sheen Falls, Kenmare, Co Kerry are on the market for €1,750,000 through Sherry Fitzgerald Daly via Daft.ie. With Marianne’s Cottage included the total asking price is €3,000,000.

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