There are amazing houses in every country and then there are pads like this one in Kerry, which are like something from another world.
On the market for €2.5 million, this is Mermaid Isle. It is a world-class oceanfront retreat washed by warm crystal waters of the Gulf Stream in a protected lagoon of south western County Kerry.
You’ll have 25 ares of your own land in one of the quietest and most beautiful parts of the world. If the natural scenery isn’t enough to keep you occupied, you’ll also have a gym, two hot-tubs and the odd dolphin popping into the bay to keep you entertained.
Fairly pricey but one can but dream (and possibly buy a lottery ticket)...
Some of the main features include...
The Main Home
-4500+ sq.ft. (450 sq.m.) post and beam home on three levels
-3 to 6+ bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 staircases
-Surrounded by the sea on three sides
-Library, arboretum, laundry, fitness, studios, office spaces
-2 to 3 heated, insulated garage spaces or gallery, workshop, media rooms
-Massive skylights and heavy insulation for passive solar heating
-Energy-efficient central heating, plumbing, lighting
-Two Morso wood/turf-burning air-tight stoves
-Gourmet stainless steel kitchen appliances, continental bath fixtures
-Built-in antique pitch-pine appointments
-Hardwood, marble and slate flooring
-Centuries-old Gothic doors, floor-to-ceiling French casement windows
-Treasured stained glass lancet windows throughout
Features & Amenities - The Guest Cottage
-700 sq.ft. meticulously restored, ancient stone oceanfront cottage
-200+ sq.ft. conservatory surrounded by the sea
-One bedroom, one full bath with laundry facilities
-One airtight wood/turf-burning stove, one open fireplace
-Sculpted staircase, antique, stained glass appointments
-Gourmet kitchen and bath appliances in centuries-old cabinetry
- 25+ Oceanfront acres with hills, gardens and mature trees
- Half of a 26-acre island, just offshore
- Two acclaimed oceanfront, south-facing homes
- More than 4000 ft. of sheltered shoreline and tidepools
- Two boat launching slipways and moorings
If you have a spare €2.5 million and fancy living the dream, then the full listing is here.