Located at Drimnamore, Oysterbed Road, Sneem, Co. Kerry, Sneem Secret Harbour is a beautiful 3-bedroomed house that accommodates up to 6 people. It has a traditional Irish stone exterior finish and sits on an elevated site overlooking the spectacular scenery of Sneem Estuary.
In contrast, the interior decor is contemporary and very stylish. There is underfloor geothermal heating both upstairs and downstairs. The house has all new, high quality, modern furniture and appliances and is in pristine condition.
Every feature in the house has been chosen with meticulous attention to detail. Careful selection of colour schemes, plants and furnishings creates a welcoming, relaxing and calm atmosphere that is also fabulously vibrant and interesting.
The house enjoys bright natural light in every room during the day and this is replaced at night by gorgeous lighting. All windows and doors have Thomas Sanderson blinds that give a cool feel to the rooms without restricting the stunning views during the day, while providing total privacy and a cozy comfortable atmosphere at night. The walls are decorated with original art and stunning photographs of the local scenery taken by the owners.
The house has 3 large ensuite bedrooms (1 downstairs and 2 upstairs) accommodating 6 people. To the left of the full height front entrance hallway is the downstairs en-suite bedroom (bath over shower). To the right the hall leads directly into the living room, a lovely bright, spacious room with a contemporary wood-burning stove.
The conservatory is adjacent to the living room and provides breathtaking views over Sneem estuary and surrounding mountains.
The kitchen and dining area are to the rear of the house and look out over acres of natural landscape surrounding the house.
There is a separate utility room off this area with washing machine, dryer, freezer and additional storage.
Upstairs there are 2 large ensuite bedrooms that both enjoy superb views.
The east-facing bedroom leads on to a large deck area that is completely private, has stunning views all around and enjoys beautiful morning sunshine. This deck area can also be accessed by an outside stairway.
The entire rear of the house is south-facing so the house is flooded with sunlight that streams through the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that exit from the dining area, the sitting room and the conservatory onto a paved patio area with seating.
- Sorry this house is not suitable for very young children.
- The owners respectfully ask that the house is kept Strictly Non-Smoking
- Sorry no Pets.
About the local area:
Regardless of the weather, this beautiful hideaway is designed and furnished to provide you with maximum pleasure and comfort, while you relax and enjoy some of the world's most exquisite scenery in a welcoming, calm and beautiful home that has everything you might reasonably expect in a luxury holiday home.
Sneem Secret Harbour is located on the Ring of Kerry, that is world famous for unsurpassed scenery, dramatic panoramas and majestic mountains. Being just 3km from Sneem village and only a short stroll from the breathtaking scenery of Oysterbed Harbour, it is ideally located to satisfy all your needs.
It is only a short walk to the world renowned Parknasilla Hotel with its beautiful gardens and walks. When George Bernard Shaw stayed in Parknasilla he wrote " this place does not belong to any world that you and I have ever worked or lived in . . . it is a part of our dream world".
Sneem Secret Harbour is located on the N70 Ring of Kerry road, just 3km outside Sneem village in the direction of Kenmare.
Sneem, meaning "knot" in Irish, is called "The Knot in the Ring". It is a relaxed and romantic little village and the ideal location for guests looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
It has lots of interesting shops, a wonderful selection of traditional Irish pubs with regular live music, restaurants, cafes and a 4 Star hotel. The village has a beautiful setting with its backdrop of mountains and is divided in the middle by a bridge over the falls in the Sneem River that forms the focal point in the village and provides dramatic views.
Magical Oysterbed Harbour and nearby islands are only a short stroll from the house.
With its seal colony, visiting dolphins and huge diversity of wildlife and vegetation, the area provides spectacular scenery and ideal opportunities for lots of activities.
You can enjoy the outdoors - hillwalking, fishing, boating, swimming, snorkelling, diving, walking and cycling, wildlife interests or perhaps just sit on the pier and absorb the peace and quiet.
Many other activities are also available nearby like
- sea angling
If you are looking for a day at the beach, Derrynane is only 20 minutes away and has spectacular long sandy beaches.
Derrynane House is the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, lawyer, politician and statesman. It is now a public museum and a tour around the house, followed by coffee in the tea rooms, is a must.
Here in Kerry, golf enthusiasts can enjoy some of the finest golf courses in the world.
18 Hole Golf Courses:
- Ring Of Kerry
- Gap of Dunloe
- Ceann Sibeal.
9-Hole Golf Courses: Ardfert, Castlegregory, Dunloe, Listowel, Parknasilla, Ross, Killarney.
Parknasilla Hotel and Spa, with its magnificent gardens, golf course and labyrinth of walks, is one of Europe's finest hotels and is less than 2km from the house. Parknasilla comes from the Irish "Pairc na Saileac", meaning "Field of the Willow Trees". It has a rich heritage dating back to 1692 and is a nearby gem that you simply must visit. The marked pathways and tracks that wind through the hotel's extensive woodlands and islands are set amid spectacular, lush scenery. The walks are designed so that you can choose a short walk lasting about 30 minutes or a longer route taking up to 2 hours. When you finish up back at the hotel, you can then reward yourself with a drink in the bar or afternoon tea and sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful ambiance and comfort of this unique hotel
Kenmare is only 24km away, a half hour drive along the beautiful coast road of Kenmare Bay . Kenmare offers a wonderful selection of 5 Star Hotels, Shops, Cafes, Bars and award-winning Restaurants.
Muckross House & Gardens and Killarney National Park is less than 1 hour drive away.