For Sale in Co. Kerry: Excellent House with 300 sqm Basement Good For Studio
For Sale £1,495,000
- County Kerry, southwest Ireland
- Stunning countryside
- 2 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 290 sq. metre (3120 sq.ft) basement ideal for conversion into a recording studio.
About the Property
Geataí an Tús (Gates of Dawn) is situated in the foothills of McGillicuddy’s Reeks in County Kerry, in the far southwest of Ireland, the location of Carrauntoohil the highest peak in Ireland at 3,407 ft.
It overlooks the valley of the River Laune with the Dingle peninsular, described by National Geographic as “the most beautiful place on earth”.
Killarney is within 20 minutes’ drive, where there are regular trains to Dublin.
Kerry international airport is just 30 mins drive away with direct flights to Frankfurt, London, Berlin, Alicante and Dublin. This year the airport plans to add Manchester, Marseilles and Milan to its destination list.
The N20 road from Cork to Limerick runs through Killarney and gives easy access to the national road network, picturesque Galway and cosmopolitan Cork (90 min drive).
County Kerry is famous for the traditional Irish hospitality and friendliness of its people.
Geataí an Tús is in the parish of Beaufort, in the centre of County Kerry, otherwise known as The Kingdom. Beaufort is home to three pubs, including “The In Between”, which offers good food and drink, and a Post Office and food store.
Nearby Killarney offers a variety of cafés, pubs and restaurants, whilst a short drive away, the harbour towns of Dingle and Bantry offer some of the best seafood restaurants in Europe.
An abundance of sandy beaches and golf courses are within easy driving distance.
Local recreations include fly-fishing, world-class golf, walking, horse riding, scuba diving, surfing and sailing.
Geataí an Tús, isolated in the countryside and with sweeping views. is an astronomer’s dream, offering unique stargazing opportunities.
It is just a short drive from the internationally famous Kerry Darksky preserve, the only Gold standard preserve in the Northern Hemisphere.
The area is a nature lover’s paradise, surrounded by a mountain range, with Carrantuohill, Ireland’s highest mountain, majestically towering overhead.
Killarney National Park, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is just down the road, with 26,000 acres of wilderness, forests and numerous lakes.
The area offers wonderful scenery and great walking and angling opportunities.
An abundance of wild and birdlife surround the property, including pheasant, duck, wood pigeon, golden eagles, mink, fox, mountain hare, wild goat and red deer.
Geataí an Tús is a beautiful home built to the highest standards, using the best quality materials throughout.
A unique feature of the property is an easily accessible 290 sq. metre (3120 sq.ft) basement ideal for conversion into a recording studio.
Access to the property is gated, with an 85m paved driveway leading to the house itself. There is an extensive parking area with easy access to the basement for large vehicles.
The house is set in a plot of over 3 acres (circa 1.2 hectares) of landscaped garden with the additional feature of a 9.5m x 18m paved terrace.
Security shutters are fitted to all windows.
Designed to be environmentally friendly, the property is connected to the mains but generates its own electricity from solar panels. It boasts a highly efficient ‘air to water’ heating and hot water system.
The drinking water supply is from a natural well.
17.5m x 17.5m x 3.2m high. Concrete walls and four steel support columns. Full height electrically operated roller shutter door. Car inspection pit. Power supply.
Spiral staircase to the ground floor.
Hallway: 6.25m x 2.4m with an open plan staircase to the first floor.
WC: 3m x 1.2m.
Living room: 6.4m x 9.4m, featuring a freestanding woodburning stove. Door to a conservatory 4.5m x 4m opening onto a patio area with views of the mountain.
Kitchen: 4m x 4m. Fully fitted and featuring a gas range. Leading on to a 2m x4m utility room and a spiral staircase to the basement.
Study/bedroom: 6.4m x 4m with en suite shower and WC.
Landing: 6.5m x 2.4m
Master bedroom: 6.4m x 9.3m. Balcony 6m x 4m. En suite Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, twin sinks and WC.
Second bedroom: 6.4m x 4m. En suite bathroom and WC.
The property is offered fully furnished to a high standard, including white goods.
Outbuilding 6m x 4m
John Deere “ride on” mower (2 years old)
Large quantity of seasoned firewood.
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Offers in excess of £2.25m
Price: see description
€229K euros (freehold)