Dunkerron is a mid-19th century Victorian Manor House which has been extensively renovated, modernised and refurbished. This luxurious home is situate on a 60 acre Estate on the shores of Kenmare Bay and located less than 2 miles (3km) from the cosmopolitan town of Kenmare.
Full of light and soft atmospheric colours, great care has been taken to make our guests feel comfortable and welcome. The entire property is furnished in a classic but understated style in keeping with the character of the house. Original Irish art throughout augments the peaceful atmosphere and help to relax and unwind.
The house oozes comfort, character and style with a generous living room, vestibule, conservatory, formal dining room (with formal table which seats up to 16), games room and even a small bar. The house is served by a large fully equipped kitchen with an informal dining area. Log fires in the living room, vestibule, dining room and bar provide a wonderful atmosphere with stunning views from most of the living area’s over the estate’s 15th century castle ruin, Dunkerron Castle, in the foreground and the Caha mountain range in the distance. There are eight ensuite bedrooms downstairs (one downstairs and seven upstairs) all with power shower and three with bath.
Outside, the property includes a traditional styled walled garden, as well as traditional farm outbuildings. The property enjoys its own access onto Kenmare Bay which bounds the Estate. Residents can stroll through the woodlands to the shore and may encounter Deer especially out of high season. The Estate also has its own recently constructed deck area which provides a large relaxing area overlooking the Bay and Caha mountains.
The property offers a perfect venue for reunions or family gatherings, as a luxurious base for a family adventure in the south west of Ireland or simply as a luxury holiday home. The house has proven very popular with families arranging weddings at the nearby Dromquinna Manor, offering an ideal venue to nuptials wishing to provide a pre-wedding gathering for family and friends.
While the house is rented on a self-catering basis, we can, by prior arrangement, offer our guests additional housekeeping services and\or put our guests in touch with an excellent local chef who will discuss any catering needs our guests may have during their stay with us.