Touch of inspiration at  Oakwood Manor in Kenmare

Trish Dromey says there is plenty of overseas interest in a property that has had benefit of an interior designer.

Kenmare, Kerry €575,000

Size: 264 sq m (2,850 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 5


Best Feature: Top quality

VIEWERS of 43 Oakwood Manor in Kenmare will not be surprised to learn that the property has been owned and decorated by an interior designer. Neither are they likely to be shocked, given the standard of the décor, to discover that most recently this has been a high-end luxury holiday rental.

The 2,850 sq ft four-bed house has, according to Elaine Daly of Sherry FitzGerald Daly Kenmare, been very well booked for holidays and is now attracting very good interest from overseas buyers.

One of eight large detached properties located in a gated section of Oakwood Manor it was built in 2006. Sold with a builders finish in 2013 for €300,000 it was purchased by the owner of the White Room interior design shop in Kenmare, and is now on the market with a guide of €575,000.

Expansive living space includes a huge open plan lounge /dining room/kitchen with sage coloured walls , oak flooring and ceiling coving.

The kitchen has cream fitted units with granite worktops and quality appliances, while the lounge has a fireplace and double doors leading out to the patio. Thee’s also a utility room, a guest bathroom and a study as well as a second living room with carpeted flooring and a granite fireplace.

The first floor has four spacious en suite bedrooms decorated in varying shades of cream and beige The master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe with oak units and an en suite with a free standing bath.

Fitted with a beam vacuum system and gas heating, the house has a high B3 energy rating and an exterior look that’s an update on aVictorian design with a finish that includes dry-stone walingl and painted render, with a slate roof.

Kitted out to keep holidaymakers happy, it has very well cared for low maintenance gardens with graveled beds, paved patios and a large built in BBQ chimney.

“This is a luxury house in an exclusive development – the location, overlooking the golf course and within a ten minute walk from the town centre, is excellent,’’ says Ms Daly.

A buyer who wants to keep the look created by the interior designer owner, has the option of buying the contents separately. According to the holiday rental website this includes French painted furniture, cream linen sofas as well as garden furniture for dining al fresco.

VERDICT: Decorated to a tee.


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