About this listing
An Smachtlann (built 1798) is one of the oldest houses in Kenmare and was restored by us in 2013. You'll have sole use of our stone built guest cottage which is cute and cosy and just 1 minute walk from the best restaurants in town.
Our house is a beautiful example of Irish Georgian architecture and has been shortlisted for an award this year for the renovation we have completed. You will be staying in the stone cottage at the back of the house where you have your own little galley kitchen, living room and shower room. Upstairs there is a double room and a good size single room which can have 2 singles at a squeeze if you need them. You have a private front door and can come and go as you like. The advantage of our cottage is that it is in the best location in town but you have more space than a bed and breakfast and you can make your own breakfast whenever suits you. The little lane is also very quiet so you don't feel like you are in the middle of town.
The main house is private but it is our holiday home so often not in use. You have free use of the private garden area for eating/ drinks outside.
Interaction with Guests
Julia our cleaner will meet you at the house and show you around and is very local and helpful if you need anything further during your stay. We will also email you a detailed information pack about the house and area. We leave tea, coffee and milk in the fridge. There are a selection of cereals and bread and jams for breakfast.
The people, the food and the environment are all very special in Kenmare. There are loads of things to visit within a short drive or you can just wander around town. Reenagross park is just across the road, the pier is 5 minutes walk away, the market also 5 minutes walk and some amazing places to eat can be found just out of the back door. There is more than enough to fill a 2 week holiday - you just have to decide what you can fit in! We have a detailed pack of places to go, eat, shop and drink which we email once booking has been confirmed.
Car park is just opposite or along the street and is free.
Other Things to Note
The cottage kitchen which has a dishwasher, hob, fridge and oven. You are welcome to cook if you would like but there is limited preparation space. There is a laundrette just 3 minutes walk away.
No smoking inside please. And sorry but no hen/stag parties!
The double room is simply furnished and has a large chest of drawers for your use. It has a large velux window with blackout blinds