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County Kerry

The Old Presbytery

Price starts from €2,900 per week

A Victorian Gem in the Heart of Kerry

Nestled in the breathtaking Sheen Valley, The Old Presbytery stands as a testament to the timeless beauty and rich heritage of County Kerry. Located along the enchanting Ring of Beara and adjacent to the iconic Wild Atlantic Way, this Victorian-era treasure offers a serene retreat that seamlessly blends historical charm with modern luxury.

Built in 1897, The Old Presbytery has been meticulously modernized to provide a comfortable stay for up to eight guests. This fabulous sanctuary boasts four stunning bedrooms, each designed to offer tranquility and comfort. Set on 3.5 acres of lush gardens, guests can immerse themselves in the natural splendor of the Kerry landscape, with panoramic views of the majestic Caha Mountains and the serene Sheen Valley.

Bonane Village, where The Old Presbytery resides next to St Fiachna’s Church, Bonane, is a treasure trove of archaeological remains and scenic wonders. The area boasts one of the highest concentrations of historical and prehistoric monuments in Western Europe, with a network of scenic walks and cycling routes that invite exploration and discovery.

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At a Glance

Bedrooms

Up to 8 guests
3 Double bedrooms – one en suite
1 Bunk bedroom en suite

Bathrooms

4 bathrooms with showers –
main bathroom, 2 ensuites & downstairs toilet

Other Rooms

Living room
Kitchen
Dining room
Utility room

Features

Patio
BBQ
Boot room
Turf & Logs
Smart TV with Sky

Availability

Weekly: Saturday to Saturday
Weekend: Friday to Monday
Midweek: Monday to Friday

EV Charging

This home does NOT have an electric vehicle charging point. Click here for more information on EV charging and locations.

Restrictions

PETS – NO SORRY!
Smoking – No, sorry!

Property Features

The Old Presbytery stands as a testament to the timeless beauty and rich heritage

This recently renovated home that beautifully marries historical charm with modern comfort. The front door opens into a welcoming hallway, the driveway conveniently leads you to the back entrance. Here, you’ll find a thoughtfully designed boot and cloak room, perfect for walkers returning from their adventures. Adjacent to this is a back staircase that leads to the children’s bunk bedroom and an additional double bedroom.

Next to the boot room, a utility room and a downstairs WC add to the home’s practical amenities. The layout flows seamlessly into a spacious kitchen bathed in natural light. This inviting space features an island breakfast bar and a cozy seating area by the window, making it the heart of the home.

To the left of the kitchen, an old-fashioned dining room awaits, complete with a beautiful wooden circular table ideal for dinner parties and a lovely accented fireplace that adds a touch of elegance. From the dining room, you enter the main hallway, where the front staircase leads up to the large double bedrooms.

On the opposite side of the hallway, the living room beckons with its open fireplace, TV, and two large couches, creating a perfect spot for relaxation. This room is also stocked with a variety of board games, ensuring fun and entertainment for all guests. The Old Presbytery’s downstairs layout is designed for comfort, convenience, and warm hospitality.

Bedrooms

Sleeps up to 8 guests.

The Old Presbytery features four beautifully designed bedrooms, perfect for accommodating families and groups. The home includes three double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom, offering privacy and convenience. The third and fourth bedrooms are located at the back of the house. The charming en-suite bunk bedroom is ideal for children.

Guests can enjoy the comfort of modern bathrooms equipped with showers, and one bathroom also features a relaxing bath tub. With two separate staircases—one at the front leading to the two main double bedrooms and another at the back for easy access to the kids’ bunk bedroom—The Old Presbytery ensures both convenience and a sense of space. Each bedroom is thoughtfully designed, boasting beautiful deep windows that fill the rooms with natural light and provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Outside

Dating back to 1897 and the Victorian era, The Old Presbytery sits on 3.5 acres of lush, well-maintained gardens that offer a tranquil retreat amidst the stunning Kerry landscape.

Nestled in the picturesque Sheen Valley and adjacent to St. Fiachna’s Church in Bonane, this charming home provides breathtaking views of the Caha Mountains. The expansive private garden envelops the house in natural beauty, featuring vibrant flowers, mature trees, and open lawns perfect for relaxation or play. A patio area equipped with a BBQ and picnic bench invites guests to enjoy al fresco dining while soaking in the serene surroundings.

The blend of historical charm and modern amenities, combined with the scenic outdoor space, makes The Old Presbytery a perfect countryside haven.

Facilities

Kitchen Appliances

• 5 Ring gas hob
• Electric oven
• Fridge-freezer
• Dishwasher
• Toaster
• Microwave

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Tumble dryer

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Three double bed, single bunk beds
• Childs travel cot

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet – 500mb
• Smart TV with Sky

Other

• Good selection of books
• Board games

Out and About

The Old Presbytery’s prime location offers the perfect balance of seclusion and accessibility, allowing guests to explore the wonders of the Sheen Valley Heritage Area, Kenmare, a heritage town and the Kerry International Dark Sky region amongst a lot more —a region celebrated for its unparalleled beauty and historical significance.

The Locality

Nestled in the breathtaking Sheen Valley, The Old Presbytery stands as a testament to the timeless beauty and rich heritage of County Kerry. Located along the enchanting Ring of Beara and adjacent to the iconic Wild Atlantic Way, this Victorian-era treasure offers a serene retreat that seamlessly blends historical charm with modern luxury.

Set on 3.5 acres of lush gardens, guests can immerse themselves in the natural splendor of the Kerry landscape, with panoramic views of the majestic Caha Mountains and the serene Sheen Valley.

Just 10 kilometers away lies the picturesque town of Kenmare, a designated heritage town known for its vibrant culture, charming streets, and welcoming community. Kenmare offers a delightful array of boutiques, galleries, and gourmet restaurants, making it a perfect spot for a leisurely day trip. Visitors can explore its historic sites, enjoy traditional Irish music sessions, or simply soak in the warm and friendly atmosphere that defines this unique town.

Sixteen kilometers in the opposite direction brings you to Glengarriff, a haven for nature enthusiasts. Known for its stunning scenery and lush, subtropical gardens, Glengarriff is home to the renowned Glengarriff Nature Reserve and the exotic Garnish Island. Visitors can enjoy boat trips, hiking trails, and wildlife spotting in this idyllic setting, which perfectly complements the tranquil ambiance of The Old Presbytery.

The Old Presbytery’s prime location offers the perfect balance of seclusion and accessibility, allowing guests to explore the wonders of the Sheen Valley Heritage Area—a region celebrated for its unparalleled beauty and historical significance. Bonane Village, where The Old Presbytery resides, is a treasure trove of archaeological remains and scenic wonders. The area boasts one of the highest concentrations of historical and prehistoric monuments in Western Europe, with a network of scenic walks and cycling routes that invite exploration and discovery. From the mystical River Sheen to the awe-inspiring views of the Caha Mountains, every moment at The Old Presbytery is a step back in time and a journey into nature’s embrace.

Adding to its allure, The Old Presbytery is situated in the Kerry International Dark Sky region, offering stargazers an extraordinary opportunity to witness the celestial wonders in a pristine, unspoiled night sky.

Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, an adventure through history, or a base to explore the natural beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, The Old Presbytery provides an unforgettable experience. Discover the charm of this Victorian gem and create lasting memories in the heart of County Kerry.

How to get there

Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Belfast or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – approx. 4 hour drive
Belfast Airport – approx. 5 and half hours
Shannon Airport – approx. 2 and half hours

By Sea: Ferry crossings

Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing – approx. 4 hour drive to this home.
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales – approx. 4 hour drive to this home.

Pricing Options

Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday
Mid-Week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM
Weekend bookings from Friday PM to Monday AM

A refundable breakages deposit of €450 is payable with the rental amount and will be refunded within seven days of departure.

Months Per Week Weekend/Midweek
October to May €2,900 €1,800
June to September €3,200 €2,100
2024 Holiday Break
Dates
Price
Halloween 26th October to 2nd November €3,200
Christmas Break 21st December to 28th December €3,200
New Year Break 28th December to 4th January 2025 €3,200
2025 Holiday Break
Dates
Price
Easter Weekend Thursday 17th April to Tuesday 22nd April €3,200
Halloween Thursday 30th October to Monday 3rd November €3,200
Christmas Break Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th December €3,200
New Year Break Saturday 27th to Saturday 3rd January 2025 €3,200

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Please note all booking requests are subject to 24 hour approval.
  • Once your provisional booking has been placed, the UIH team will verify it, answer any specific queries you may have, and request a deposit to lock in your dates.
  • Please note if your provisional booking is not confirmed and the deposit paid within 3 days it will expire.
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  • For additional information please contact us on +353 85 860 0027