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Mermaid Isle Cottage, Sneem, Co. Kerry

Detached House | 1 Bed | 1 Bath
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This classical, oceanfront centuries-old fisherman's cottage has been featured as one of the 80 most romantic getaways in the world by HGTV's Fine Living Television. Nestled in a sheltered wooded grove, just above a glass-like lagoon, home to curious, friendly seals, playful dolphins and diving sea birds, it's not unusual to be greeted in the morning by a playful otter, scampering down to the sea, past the California hot-tub perched right on the ridge. Originally the ancient fisherman's stone cottage had three bedrooms, but the present museum designer/owner removed the walls to provide a generous, single bedroom, with a sitting area beside the open, turf-burning fireplace. Sun rays and moon beams reflecting on the bay will clothe your bed, where you'll be lulled by songs of the wind and waves. It's obvious that those who first built the cottage loved the sea. The recently added conservatory/observatory allows you spend your days and nights in nature surrounded by sunlit clouds, the moon and stars, progressive seasonal explosions of brilliantly colored wildflowers and all the players on this stage of life: patient herons, silent swans, screeching oyster-catchers, bobbing mergansers, probing curlews, hovering falcons, a variety of soaring gulls, sky-diving gannets, snorkeling cormorants, and curious pup seals. After a swim in the calm clear Gulf Stream-warmed waters of Mermaid Isle, your evenings can be spent in the hot-tub contemplating dramatic shooting stars or the sparkling lights of Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus, reflecting on the mirrored private cove's surface below the most pollution-free skies on this planet. Modern gourmet kitchen appliances have been tastefully disguised by historic leaded glass, antique copper, or great slabs of cedar. The spiraling stairway was carved by a local sculptor from the same cedar stump. You can sit at the time-honored pitch-pine kitchen table preparing your meals before the roaring turf fire in a glass- faced iron stove set into the original hearth, complemented with centuries-old iron crane and cauldrons. The spacious skylit bathroom, also features leaded windows and French doors to the wildflowers. Like the kitchen, all modern bathroom appliances and a hand-thrown sink by a famed Kerry artist have been integrated into historic country furnishings. The Ring of Kerry road will take you to the local quaint, gaily painted towns of Sneem, Caherdaniel, and Kenmare, consistent national Tidy Towns competition winners, and home to world-class restaurants, spas, pubs, golf courses, and Blue Flag beaches where you can rent horses and go galloping along the surf, rent dive or water-sports gear, or charter fishing boats. Tour boats will take you to the seventh century monastery atop Skellig Michael, eight miles off the coast. Prehistoric Celtic monuments dot the landscape; and the lakes, forests, and waterfalls of Killarney are just across the mountains. This magical cottage has an excellent self-catering rental pedigree, commonly attracting artists, writers, naturalists, cooks, gardeners, lovers, those with a passion for life. Academy award winners, famed recording artists, CEOs, and IT professionals have all called it home.

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12/7/2018 (6 days ago)

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Residential Property Price Register - Sold in this area

Gleesk, Sneem, Co. Kerry €105,000 | 07/06/18 | Second-Hand Dwelling House/Apartment SOLD
13 Sneem Leisure Village, Seaview, Sneem, Co. Kerry €101,000 | 05/06/18 | Detached House | 3 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms SOLD
Moularistig, Sneem, Co. Kerry €158,900 | 30/05/18 | New Dwelling House/Apartment SOLD
Lomanagh, Sneem, Co. Kerry €130,000 | 04/04/18 | Second-Hand Dwelling House/Apartment SOLD
Letterfinish, Tahilla, Sneem, Co. Kerry €195,000 | 29/03/18 | Detached House | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms SOLD

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Mermaid Isle Cottage, Sneem, Co. Kerry