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The house is one of the oldest in Kenmare and has a preservation order on it.The back of the house shows that it has 4 levels. The basement level houses the cinema room which has a large double sofa bed so can be used as a 4th bedroom.  A clever extension has provided a large dining space and terrace above.  The yard is shared with the adjoining cottage.
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Historic home in heart of Kenmare

Kirstin User Profile

Historic home in heart of Kenmare

7 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
2 baths
7 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
2 baths
Kirstin is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Sparkling clean
11 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

An Smachtlann is one of the oldest houses in Kenmare, built in 1798 (when John Adams was president of the US!) and nominated for a national architecture award for its 2013 restoration. Right in the centre of Kenmare, it is perfectly located to enjoy the delights of the town on your doorstep.


Cable TV
Indoor fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 floor mattress

House Rules

No smoking
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM and check out out by 10AM


70 Reviews

Barbara User Profile
October 2018
This is a great home for families or groups. Lots of space and areas to get away and enjoy quiet as well. The kitchen is wonderfully equipped and inviting. Location,location,location! We were able to explore the town on foot, gather fresh scones each morning and a few pints at th…
Andrea User Profile
September 2018
We absolutely loved this house! We were in Kenmare to get married and everything about this house was perfect, the room, the location, and amenities. The home was extremely clean and organized. There were also fresh flowers throughout the home which was a lovely touch for our we…
Ross User Profile
September 2018
Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful family home in a great location. The interior is designed in a fun and contemporary way. Works really well. Highly recommend.
Kirstin User Profile
Response from Kirstin:
So glad your daughter's wedding went so smoothly and the house worked for you all. Happy to host you again any time in the smaller cottage (we also have another 1 bedroom just outside the back gate which is a bit more spacious) - you've got Julia's details so happy for you to contact me through her. thanks again, Kirstin
September 2018
Patrick User Profile
August 2018
Wonderful house. Kenmare, the house and the area are amazing. Will definitely be back on next trip to Ireland
Krista User Profile
August 2018
Kirstin’s place provides all the comforts of home and leaves you wanting for nothing. It’s also a great place to book as a home base for the Ring of Kerry. The town of Kenmare had some nice shopping and a great nightlife. We were greeted by Julia who was very kind and gave us a…
Ian User Profile
July 2018
Fantastic location with fascinating history. The back patio is incredible on a sunny day. Excellent pre-arrival information and easy check in. Look forward to staying in Kirstin's other home locations!
Faye User Profile
July 2018
We loved every minute of our five day say in this beautiful home. The location was absolutely perfect! Everything was beautifully restored and we fell in love with the place. It is clean, stylish and had everything we needed for our stay. We stayed here over our wedding weekend a…

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London, United KingdomJoined in May 2014
Kirstin User Profile
429 Reviews
Kirstin is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
A busy mum of 3 children 8,7 and 5 years old and partner in an Art gallery. No time on my hands! But I love renovating and have loved bringing our Irish and Portuguese homes back from the brink of ruin. If you've stayed in one - check out the other!
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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