An Smachtlann is one of the oldest houses in Kenmare, built in 1798 and nominated for a national architecture award for its 2013 restoration. Right in the centre of Kenmare, it is perfectly located to enjoy the delights of the town on your doorstep.
The house is built on 4 levels. On the top floor there is a double bedroom and a large family bathroom with separate bath and shower. On the next floor down is a large double room and a childrens' bedroom with bunk beds and a separate single. On the ground floor there is a kitchen with small dining table and a living room with a fireplace and doors out onto the terrace. On the lower level there is a cinema room with projector and surround sound which also has a large double sofa bed and can be made into a private bedroom if needed. There is also a large shower room. On this lower level is the dining room extension which has large glass sliding doors which lead directly into the shared yard. This level also has a laundry room. The cinema room and the lower level near to the dining space both have woodburning stoves and the polished concrete floor of the dining room is underfloor heated. Because we joined the small cottage next door onto the main house we have gained lots of circulation space which means that even on a rainy day you won't feel cramped!
The whole house will be yours. The yard is shared with our guest cottage (also available on airbnb) but our guests there exit through the back gate so won't have access to your space.
Our housekeeper, Julia, will be on hand if you should need anything.
We have packed away most of our personal effects, however we have left provisions in the kitchen cupboards which we are happy for you to use them during your stay. Similarly, we have left the children's toys in their room which you are welcome to use. If you could return items to where they came from before you leave that would be great as it is a big house and things can travel far! Please use the cinema room to watch DVDs - the instructions will be with the house manual. There is a ping pong table top for the dining table which is also great on a wet day.
Treat the house as if it were your own. We have lovingly restored it from almost ruin and it is nearly 250 years old so probably needs a bit more TLC than most modern houses. The heating and hot water run on bottled gas so if you could conserve as far as possible that would be great.