Georgian Country House For Sale in Co. Kerry
Edenburn House & Estate
An elegant, unlisted Georgian country house dating back to c.1760, with impressive accommodation and delightful grounds of 19 acres, within easy reach of Kerry International Airport.
Seller: Edenburn House
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An elegant Georgian country house dating back to 1760, with impressive accommodation and delightful grounds of 19 acres within 10 minutes of Kerry International Airport, Tralee town and overlooked by the Slieve Mish Mountains to the West and Macgillycuddy Reeks to the south. The estate includes an elegant unlisted Georgian mansion, a large number of outbuildings including two very large buildings (former hospitals), a walled-in orchard and beautiful gardens with a tree lined entrance and rich farmland.
Edenburn House and Estate presents boundless opportunities for the new owner. It is a unique, secluded countryside location close to essential transport links and urban centres. It is ideal for a range of accommodation requirements. Whether as a boutique hotel / guest house, wedding destination, residence of retreat or a private residence, the property and estate boast huge potential.
Early Georgian House Features
– Beautiful Georgian architecture built to highest standards
– House is arranged over three storeys
– Characteristic original sash windows
– Original antique fireplaces
– Hipped roofs and multiple large chimneys
– Symmetrical at exterior and balanced interior layout
– Stucco-fronted Regency style exterior, rendered in a plaster material
– Main door in the centre of the property with impressive limestone steps leading to main entrance hallway
Accommodation & Refurbishment
The current owner purchased the house and estate in 1998 and subsequently set about restoring a significant section of the main house, as well as installing new heating, plumbing and electrics. He has lived there with his family to date. The house now includes many elegant refurbished rooms including a master bedroom and 4 additional ensuite bedrooms, a large kitchen, dining room, living room and office.
Gardens & Grounds
Edenburn House and Estate is a haven of tranquility and privacy that is rare in 21st-century Ireland. Positioned at the end of an impressive tree lined driveway, Edenburn House occupies a central position within it’s own estate and enjoys panoramic views of Ireland’s most beautiful mountains. The extensive reach of the estate creates a great sense of privacy and seclusion. The woodlands include many indigenous and ancient specimen trees. Pheasants, foxes and hares are regularly sighted, and buzzards, kestrels, sparrow-hawk and owls can also be found. Of the circa 20 acres within the estate, about half comprise mature parkland with the remainder comprising woodland, river and additional buildings. Some 10 acres of grazing lands are let annually on a 12-month contract basis, an arrangement that is possible to continue.
A walled courtyard adjacent to Edenburn House has a useful range of outbuildings including a recently renovated cottage where one can reimagine simpler times. Unique to the property is an extensive original orchard containing fruit bearing apple trees of old varieties.
On the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map it is labeled as Magh House but on the 1895 edition it is called Edenburn House. Lewis records it as the seat of W. Sealy in 1837. The Ordnance Survey Name Books of the 1839s noted that this was originally the residence of the Sealy family. Magh House was described as “handsomely built of square form, three stories high and cost £2000”. Later in the nineteenth century it was occupied by Edward Fitzgerald Day and then by Samuel Murray Hussey, land agent to the Kenmare and other estates. Hussey was described as ‘the outward and visible sign of the distant or absentee landlords’ for which ‘he obtained the greater share of the hatred felt for the latter’. An example of this feeling was an attempt to blow up this house at Edenburn in 1884. It was used in the later twentieth century by the Southern Health Board as a hospital and nursing home operated by the Sisters of Bon Secours. From 1937 to 1968 it was a sanatorium for TB patients. From 1968 until its closure in 1988 it became a convalescent home and hospital, catering mostly for orthopedic patients and elderly patients.
– Georgian House, Buildings, Estate and Farmland for sale
– Set in secluded countryside with courtyard, out houses and many large buildings
– House approx 15,500 sq feet (6000 sq feet refurbished to modern living standards)
– Total Size of Property 19 acres (10 acres of highest quality grazing farmland)
– 10 acres let annually yielding additional annual income
– Approx 54,000 sq feet in total including house and out buildings
– Includes 2 hospital buildings approx 23,000 sq ft
– Includes adjoining chapel approx 4,000 sq ft (built 1970s)
– All fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are included
– High-speed broadband internet access
– Gardens include woodlands, fish-bearing river, orchard and glasshouse
– Main entrance secured by automatic gates (plus 2 additional entrances)
– House steeped in Plantation and Irish Civil war history
– Ideally located 10 minutes from Kerry International Airport
– Incredible investment opportunity (unlisted buildings)
– 15 minutes away from the Wild Atlantic Way coastal driving route
Location & Amenities
Edenburn House and Estate is located in the picturesque countryside between Tralee and Castleisland towns. Famed for glorious rivers, mountains, beaches, fishing, golf and friendliness, as well as it’s international Rose of Tralee festival, the Tralee area is served by rail with a direct connection to Cork and Dublin cities, as well as an international airport and Fenit sea port and marina.
– Kerry Airport (15 minutes)
– Tralee Train & Bus Station (20 minutes)
– World Famous Golf Clubs (Tralee, Ballybunion) (30 minutes)
– Munster Technical University (15 minutes)
– Killarney National Park (30 minutes)
– National Folk Theatre (15 minutes)
– Dingle Way 161km National Waymarked Trail (20 minutes)
– Ring of Kerry Tourist Trail (30 minutes)
– Wild Atlantic Way tourist trail (15 minutes)
– School, local shop, pub and village (within minutes)
– Blue Flag Beaches incl. Banna, Inch, Ballybunion, Atlantic Ocean (30 minutes)