Sherry FitzGerald Daly


Tahilla Cove, Sneem, Co. Kerry.

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Tahilla Cove, Sneem, Co Kerry. The location just a short drive from Parknasilla, was described by George Bernard Shaw as a place which “does not belong to any world that you or I have ever worked or lived in – it is a part of our dream world”. Read the full article in today’s Irish Times

Tahilla Cove is a peaceful, private oasis on some 4.33 hectares (10.7 acres) with breath-taking views over Rossmore Island, Caha Mountains and the Beara Peninsula. Benefitting from two residences, a private pier, private beach with direct launching for boats, direct water access and paths surrounding the property to enjoy the wonderful views from different angles, in this sheltered setting with generous gardens and lawns.

Tahilla Cove includes two residences, one main residence and a guest house, which could be used for many purposes including a private home or a country house guest house. Both residences enjoy wonderful views and are surrounded by mature trees, lawns and splendid gardens.
The two residences which enjoy impressive sea views, were built in the 1940’s in a combination of Art Deco and Greek villa style.

Main Residence:
The bright and light filled accommodation of Main Residence, comprises of three reception rooms and TV room which all command sea views, kitchen, bar, utility room, 5 bedrooms all ensuite, study and kitchenette. Direct sea views are afforded from main reception rooms, as well as 3 of the 5 bedrooms, and access to the terrace which overlooks the sea and mountains.

Guest House:
Enjoying wonderful sea and mountain views, the Guest House comprises a lounge, six bedrooms all ensuite and two staff rooms, together with balconies and a terrace to appreciate the beauty of the surroundings.

Gardens and Grounds:
As you enter through a private gated entrance, the avenue splits to the main house and then to the guest house. A garage is found to the front of the house off the entrance to the guest house.

Throughout the extensive grounds of some 4.33 ha (10.7 acres) there are walks and paths to idyllic viewing points, with well positioned seating areas offering different vistas that the estate enjoys. While enjoying the views, you can also enjoy nature with otters and seals basking on the rocks and the numerous sea birds. Swimming can be enjoyed from the private pier, anchorage for boats with direct launching from the private beach. The lawns are glorious with palm trees and other exotic plants (Gulf Stream effect) which run down to the sea. The gardens and lawns are well-tended with palm trees and other exotic plants (the Gulf Stream effect) which sweep down to the water’s edge and private pier.

Private Pier and Beach:
A magnificent benefit of Tahilla Cove, is that a private pier runs from the cove and boats can be launched directly from the private beach.

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