Shelburne Lodge in Kenmare, County Kerry, offers 18th century charm coupled with modern convenience. This Georgian family home rates highly amongst guides including Best Breakfast awards from Georgina Campbell. Listed in Bridgestone’s 100 Best, Best Value Award Karen Brown along with numerous Certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Shelburne is a home away from home in a carefully and artistically restored house steeped in history. Guests continue to return to Maura and Tom Foley’s Shelburne Lodge for a stylish comfortable stay with delicious breakfasts, located only 5 minutes’ walk from Kenmare town centre.
The bedrooms at Shelburne Lodge are located between the 1740s lodge and the secluded coach house overlooking the beautiful garden and grass tennis court. Each of the 10 rooms has its own charm, splendid local art, individually furnished with antiques and polished old wooden floors. There are en-suite showers or baths in all rooms and free WiFi is available throughout.
Owner Tom is a wonderful historian and his knowledge is extraordinary. He will also ensure your itinerary is suitable for your individual needs, offering local insight to the Kenmare wider area of Ring of Beara, West Cork, The Ring of Kerry and Skellig's Rock so you get the most from your time in the area.
You can enjoy breakfast cooked by Maura, a renowned award winning restaurateur and chef who uses the finest local produce, all served in the large and well-appointed dining room. Maura offers sumptuous food with daily specials including fresh fish of the day and a dish of the day in addition to her breakfast menu. Maura has been cooking since her teenage years and has had much acclaim and awards throughout her years in business in Kenmare. Restaurants Maura ran and established include The Purple Heather, The Lime Tree & Packie’s where she received much recognition and awards including Michelin Bib Gourmand, Red M and Irish Chef of the Year to name a few.
There are many restful areas within Shelburne. Whether you browse through the extensive book collection by the fire in the lounge, relax in your room or stroll through the gardens surrounding the house, Shelburne offers serenity and comfort in elegant surroundings.
Dinner reservations can be made in one of the many restaurants in town including Shelburne Lodge's related restaurant Packie’s. Maura’s sister Gráinne runs the Purple Heather on Henry Street in Kenmare, a renowned bar and bistro. Established in 1961 by Maura and her mother Agnes the bistro serves food during the day including salads, soups, seafood soup, pate’s, fresh sandwiches, omelettes and delicious homemade desserts.
Tom and Maura welcome you to Shelburne Lodge.