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Shelburne Lodge

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2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Shelburne Lodge
Cork Road, Kenmare Co Kerry
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The oldest house in Kenmare, Tom and Maura Foley’s house is a fine stone building with lovely gardens, and it has great style and attention to detail. Elegant and extremely comfortable, with an inviting log fire and interesting books to read, the feeling is of being a guest in a private country house. Their superb breakfasts are legendary and at night guests are directed to the family's restaurant, Packie's.
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Tennis
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Peaceful

Shelburne Lodge

Tom and Maura Foley’s fine stone house on the edge of the town is well set back from the road, in its own grounds and lovely gardens.


It is the oldest house in Kenmare and has great style and attention to detail; spacious day rooms include an elegant, comfortably furnished drawing room with plenty of seating, an inviting log fire and interesting books for guests to read - it is really lovely, and the feeling is of being a guest in a private country house.


Spacious, well-proportioned guest rooms are individually decorated and extremely comfortable; everything (especially beds and bedding) is of the highest quality and, except for the more informal conversion at the back of the house, which is especially suitable for families and has neat shower rooms, the excellent bathrooms all have full bath.


But perhaps the best is saved until last, in the large, well-appointed dining room where superb breakfasts are served: tables are prettily laid with linen napkins and the menu offers all kind of treats, beginning with freshly squeezed juices, a choice of fruits (nectarine with strawberries, perhaps) with extras like natural yoghurt, honey and nuts offered too, lovely freshly-baked breads, home-made preserves, leaf tea and strong aromatic coffee, and - as well as various excellent permutations of the full traditional Irish breakfast - there’s fresh fish, and Irish farmhouse cheeses too. Simply delicious.


[Shelburne Lodge was our Guesthouse of the Year in 2005, and also winner of the Best Guesthouse Breakfast Award.]


No evening meals are served, but residents are directed to the family’s restaurant, Packie’s (see entry).

Rooms 10 (3 shower-only, 1 family, 1 ground floor); B&B €60-85pps, ss €40. Children welcome (under 2s free in parents' room, cot available without charge, baby sitting arranged). Free broadband wi/fi. Garden, tennis. Own parking. No pets. Closed Dec 1-mid Mar. MasterCard, Visa. abbreviations
Last Updated: 30-03-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Shelburne Lodge, Kenmare, County Kerry
Shelburne Lodge, Kenmare, County Kerry
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Shelburne Lodge, Kenmare, County Kerry
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500 metres from town centre, on the Cork road R569.

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