Shelbourne School House, Gortrooskagh, Kenmare, Co Kerry, V93 P7WXSold D2

4 Bed Cottage 175.6 m² / 1890 ft²

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Shelbourne School House is a beautifully presented stone fronted 4-bedroom home.

The Schools house was built in the mid 1800's and was a thriving primary school until the 1970's.   

After 30 years of neglect, in 2008 the new owners renovated and restored the property retaining many of its original features.   

The owners skilled carpentry is evident thought the house, the classic sash windows are made from Austrian Larch, the handmade kitchen is made with American red oak, the beautiful feature stairs and ceiling is made of South American cherry wood and walnut. The flooring on the ground floor is Oak flooring with walnut stain. The large cabinet in the living room is made from local Parana Pine. The beams are made with Silver Fir with a walnut stain. All the internal doors are made of Austrian larch. The natural stone has been repointed. The roof has been finished in natural slate.   

The 1890 sq. ft (175sqm) school house has been beautifully designed. The welcoming entrance hall with its handcrafted stairs. Set off this are 2 bedrooms both ensuite, ideal as a home office also. The living room with its wood burning stove is a cozy retreat. The kitchen is the heart of the home and off this is a spacious dining room with vaulted ceiling and feature light.   

The property is set on 0.5 acres approx. The large 588 sq. ft Garage is ideal as a work shed for a trade's person. Off this is a green house. Located behind the house is a wood storage shed.   

Contents are included in the sale.

The school house is 5km from Kenmare town. Set on the ring of Beara road between Kenmare and Glengariff.


Entrance Hall Welcoming entrance hall with its beautiful handmade stairs made from South American cherry wood, the feature wrought iron chandelier.

Living Room Spacious Living room with wood burning stove. Large cabinet made from local Parana Pine. Handmade feature wrought iron chandelier.

Kitchen Beautiful fitted kitchen made from American Red Oak, granite worktop. Tiled flooring. Solid fuel Stanley oven which heats the radiators in the house. "Bosch" oven. 4 ring gas hob. "Beko" fridge freezer. "LG" washing machine.

Conservatory Spacious dining room with vaulted ceiling with handmade wrought iron chandelier. Ash wooden beams. Dining table with seating for 8 people.

Bedroom 1 Double bedroom which is set up as an office.

Ensuite W.c. sink. Plumbed for shower. Tiled floor and shower. Wall Radiator.

Bedroom 2 Double bedroom.

Ensuite W.c. sink. Mains shower. Tiled floor and shower. Wall Radiator.

Bathroom W.c. Sink set on a bathroom cabinet. Bath. Tiled floor. Wall Radiator.

First Floor

Master Bedroom Spacious bedroom with four poster bed made from roof timbers from the old school roof - dates back to 1850’s

Ensuite W.c. sink set on bathroom cabinet. "Mira" electric shower. Tiled floor, shower and sink. Wall Radiator.

Dressing Room/ Storage Spacious dressing room.

Pilates Studio/ Bedroom 4 This room is a bright spacious Pilates studio that can also be converted to the 4th bedroom. Service are in place for an ensuite to be added.


Garage/ Work Shed Beautiful stone fronted garage/work shop 588 sq. ft. Ideal for a trades person work shop.

Glass house Extending from the garage, raised beds ideal for sowing herbs and Veg.

Timber Shed Storage shed for timber.


Beautifully Renovated School House
Set on 0.5 acres
Large Garage/Work Shop
Located 5km from Kenmare

Group water scheme - Bonane €100 pa
Septic tank
Solid fuel central heating. - cost to cenvert to oil is approx €3, 000.
Solar panels for heating water
Fiber optic available


Leave Kenmare on the N71 towards Glengariff. After 5km Shelbourne School house will be on your right.

Negotiator Details

Elaine Daly

Viewing Information

Strictly by appointment with Sherry FitzGerald Kenmare on 064 6641213

BER Details

BER No: 112807706
Performance Indicator: 292.24