Beauty by the bay: Converted Kerry farmhouse with sweeping sea views and modern design

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Amy Mulvaney 09/09/2021
Reenroe is on the market for €675,000.

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING for a property that will blow you away, Reenroe in Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry might just do the trick.

On the market for €675,000 through Engel & Voelkers, the three-bed architecturally designed home boasts beautiful views of Ballinskelligs Bay, Reenroe Beach and the Kerry coastline. 

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Located on 0.5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, there are several patio areas for sitting out and enjoying the beautiful views, as well as walkways, a greenhouse, vegetable patches and a lawn area. 

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The house itself measures 2,906 sq ft and includes the original farmhouse, giving it a truly unique feel. The building features locally-sourced slate from Valentia Island both inside and out, and is highly energy efficient, with features including a geothermal heat pump and underfloor heating.  

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The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area is truly spectacular, with a double mezzanine level overhead and floor-to-ceiling windows providing picturesque views of the gardens and the bay. Features including exposed stonework and a spiral staircase add a modern touch. 

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The kitchen is fitted with glossy units and features a large centre island with a breakfast bar, while steps lead to the dining and living room. There’s no shortage of space in here, with a dining table that seats six and two reception areas. Glass doors lead to the patio, making for the perfect spot to dine al fresco. 

A separate living room with a wood-burning stove is in the original farmhouse wing, as well as the family bathroom.

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Moving to mezzanine level, there is a breathtaking seating area with a feature window and views across the bay. There’s also a study/home office here, which leads through to the converted attic. This room is currently used as a large double bedroom with an en suite bathroom.

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Also at this level is the master bedroom, with an en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe from here. The bedroom is particularly spacious and enjoys views of the bay, while the en suite bathroom is a sight to behold. There’s a roll top bath by a window in here, as well as a large walk-in shower, making this a bathroom that offers a spa-at-home experience.

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Water sports and sea swimming enthusiasts will be kept busy at Reenroe; the property is less than a 10-minute drive from Ballinskelligs town, with a beautiful beach here, while Reenroe Beach is a 25-minute walk from the property.

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Both Waterville and Cahersiveen are within a 15-minute drive, while Killarney can be reached within an hour and 20 minutes.  

With a unique interior, idyllic views and a stellar location, Reenroe is truly a one-of-a-kind place to call ‘home’. 

Reenroe, Emlaghmore East, Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry is on the market for €675,000 through Engel & Voelkers via