The Estate

 

The entrance to the Estate, on the main Ring of Kerry Road (N72), is marked by Victorian cast iron gates and railings and a cream Gate Lodge. A long private tarmacadam avenue shaded with ancient beech trees leads to the House through woodland with views over fields and mountains.

 

Here you catch the first glimpse of the lake and mountains beyond. And what a view! From Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain, and the rest of the McGillicuddy Reeks range of mountains, to the islands, to Ross Castle, all reflected in the water. The view changes not only with the seasons and the weather but hour by hour - it's often observed that we can get all four seasons in one hour! The House faces South West and is on a slight rise to take full advantage of its position.

 

 

The House itself was designed in a style known as Italianate Villa, popularised in London mansions in the 1820’s. It was actually built in 1869 but then, as now in many respects, the pace of life and change is much slower in Kerry! It’s not a huge property but dominates its landscape. The entrance to the House is through an impressive covered carriage entrance and porch.

 

The Estate covers over 100 acres, about a third of which is woodland. There are many private paths and walks on the Estate including the Cliff Walk through the woods above the Estate’s half-mile frontage to the lake. The remaining land is an active farm.

 

In front of the house is a large lawn able to accommodate helicopter landings. Below that a path leads to our private boathouse (currently being renovated) and a jetty where you can arrange to be collected for fishing trips or exploring the lake.

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A: Fossa, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
M: +44 7956 317030