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KINSALE, WEST CORK. SELF-CATERING APARTMENT - PEACEFUL -- EASY WALK TO TOWN.

Helen Williams

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Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights

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KINSALE, WEST CORK. SELF-CATERING APARTMENT - PEACEFUL -- EASY WALK TO TOWN.

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Kinsale - The Orchard Studio

Kinsale studio: self-catering,1 bedroom,1 bathroom. Private and quiet..

A private and spacious studio apartment in Kinsale with its own entrance, patio and parking area - with wireless broadband and satellite multichannel TV.

It is attached to the owners house, but completely separate, in a peaceful location in a large, quiet garden with no traffic noise.

An easy walk to Kinsale town centre with all its cafes and restaurants (10-12 minutes). We are just twenty minutes drive from Cork airport and thirty minutes from the ferry port.

The studio is an ideal base for a holiday in Kinsale with its angling, sailing and golf, or just to relax. Convenient for day trips to explore West Cork and Kerry.

Comfortable self catering with well equipped kitchen area and a very good shower.

The studio is available for a long winter let at reasonable rent.

The owner is a professional TEFL teacher - lessons at our Kinsale School of English are available by arrangement (see website or Facebook).

Day trips: Kinsale is an ideal base for visiting many of the special places in Cork and Kerry. By car, Blarney is about 40 minutes, Killarney about 90, Fota 35 minutes, Glandore 60. Baltimore, Schull and Bantry are about 75 minutes.

Dingle is an OK drive for a full day's touring - we recently drove there, climbed Mount Brandon, had a swim and drove back in an easy enough day.

A trip to Skellig Michael is highly recommended and within the scope of a day trip.

Sea angling day trips and evening whale watching are available from Kinsale pier.

Golf Information: Kinsale Golf Club (00353 21 4772199) has 18 and 9 hole courses, both about two miles away. Twenty minutes away is the world top-100, Old Head Course (00353 21 4778444) and half an hour to the east is Fota Island (4883710). Other courses are at Killarney, Glengariff, Bantry, Skibbereen, Blarney, etc.

This site: www.lookaroundireland.com/scenicinteractive/kinsale.htm has a lot of links and also some local history and discriptions of the town.

See also www. kinsale.ie

Both Acton's Hotel and the Carlton Hotel have swimming pools and gym facilities that can be used by visitors.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Helen Williams (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 December, 2014

About Helen Williams

We are a retired trawler skipper and a TEFL teacher. One blew in from Sussex long ago and one is a Wicklow girl. We enjoy meeting our guests and introducing them to the delights of Kinsale and West Cork. As well as this self-catering studio we also have a couple of ensuite bedrooms that are available for B&B.

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Reviews

5
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Kinsale, West Cork. Self-catering apartment - peaceful -- easy walk to town.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Kinsale, West Cork. Self-catering apartment - peaceful -- easy walk to town.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p60186
+353 -(0)21 4777604
Kinsale County Cork
5

Living like a local

  • 5 out of 5
This is a very comfortable, spacious, clean apartment located in a residential area within an easy walk to the town center. B&Bs are wonderful in Ireland, but we really enjoyed cooking a meal ourselves and relaxing at "home" for an evening before walking into town to hear some music. Graham and Helen are very helpful yet respected our privacy. Very friendly and interesting couple, I would have enjoyed getting to know them better. I would encourage anyone to stay here.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Kinsale, West Cork. Self-catering apartment - peaceful -- easy walk to town.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p60186
+353 -(0)21 4777604
Kinsale County Cork
5

great little place

  • 5 out of 5
This was a great little place to stay. Privacy was not a problem at all like you might think being connected to the main house. But you're not over their heads so you don't have to worry about waking them or making noise when staying up late. And it was pretty great being able to walk into town for anything and everything we needed.

We just arrived home from our stay at The Orchard and we miss it already!

It's a ten minute walk to town where there are multiple grocery stores on Pearse St but then there are many smaller health food stores tucked away on the more narrow streets.

We walked most of our days in Kinsale rather than drive and if you walk to James Fort, or drive, there's a great little green food truck before the bridge. And we actually had our best burger and chips from that gentleman. We didn't eat out too much, since the apartment has everything you need to make your own meals, but there are many nice places to eat in town. We enjoyed Ned Kelly's Bar for late night bar food which was delicious.

Things we enjoyed in the area:

Charles Fort ***** (long walk, short drive)
James Fort ** (long walk, short drive)
Kinsale Heritage Walk **** (starts at the tourist office in town)
Barryscourt Castle ***** ( 35 - 45 minute drive - free)
Fota **** (very close to Barryscourt - free entrance into Gardens and Arboretum)
Blarney Castle ** (35 minute drive)
Desmond Castle *** (short walk)
Garretstown Beach *** (15 minute drive)
Sandy Cove walk *** (10 minute drive to parking, long walking loop to beautiful views and an old abandoned fishing village)
Rock of Cashel ***** (1.5 hour drive but only about an hour from Cork Airport)
Cahir Castle ***** (on your way to or from Rock of Cashel)
The Swiss Cottage * (long/moderate walk from Cahir Castle or 5 minute drive)

Overall, we definitely recommend this little haven if you're staying in Kinsale. It so much nicer than a hotel, you can settle in and feel at home. Everything you need is there for a wonderful stay. Our one and only upset was that while the two twin beds were pushed together for us, there wasn't a way to avoid the good-size gap between them, so we sometimes squished together on one of the beds. But that's our only complaint, we'd definitely go back in a heartbeat.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kinsale, West Cork. Self-catering apartment - peaceful -- easy walk to town.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p60186
+353 -(0)21 4777604
Kinsale County Cork
5

Bill and Linda Northern California

  • 5 out of 5
Feel like you are home with friends. Helen and Graham go out of their way to provide you a quiet, peaceful setting with the privacy you want with the friendliness and helpfulness you enjoy.

The studio is close enough to town so you don't require a car. Walk to Super Valu for food, Church, Farmers Market, shopping, many pubs and restaurants. Sunday supper is an event. Many opportunities to run, walk, or hike. Sailing is a favourite.

Take the walking history tour, visit Charles Fort, enjoy the beautiful Kinsale Bay, and don't miss the Wine Museum. What's a Wine Gypsy?

Thanks Helen and Graham. We look forward to seeing you soon.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kinsale, West Cork. Self-catering apartment - peaceful -- easy walk to town.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p60186
+353 -(0)21 4777604
Kinsale County Cork
Aberdeen
5

Fantastic Holiday Apartment

  • 5 out of 5
We had high expectations of for this apartment and I'm pleased to say they were exceeded. The apartment is well equiped and well maintained and we were received warmly by the owners. The bathroom and kitchen facilities are very good. Plenty room for safe parking. The location is fantastic, very quiet and peaceful but only a short walk to the centre of Kinsale.

Kinsale itsself is a welcoming and charming place. The quality of the restaurants we ate in was second to none. I can recommend Max's for for great seafood and a varied menu and Jim Edwards for top quality fish and meat.

The apartment is a great base for an Irish Holiday. We were able to explore the town and travel to cork quickly and easily. I highly recommend it.

Thank you Helen and Graham!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Kinsale, West Cork. Self-catering apartment - peaceful -- easy walk to town.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p60186
+353 -(0)21 4777604
Kinsale County Cork
Guildford
5

Wonderfull just wonderfull

  • 5 out of 5
One if the nicest places we'e stayed in ever!

Totally homely well looked after and Kinsale is both gorgeous and interesting!

Thanks guys for a fab 3 days we'll be back!


Ben and Lucy
  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Kinsale, West Cork. Self-catering apartment - peaceful -- easy walk to town.
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p60186
+353 -(0)21 4777604
Kinsale County Cork
Colorado, USA
5

Wonderful little home away from home

  • 5 out of 5
The studio was even nicer than I'd anticipated. It's priced right and I thought it might be simpler, but, while small, the space is very well used - even provided a Foreman grill as well as a small charcoal grill for our use.

The studio was very clean and ready for us. We arrived on our first day in Ireland, after cycling from Cork Airport (not to be recommended), and Helen provided just enough (even salad makings from her garden) so we could get by until morning and a shopping trip to town (Super Valu is right downtown).

The studio is definitely uphill from town, but is very walkable (harder with a fully loaded bike). It's in a very nice neighborhood - quite upscale, actually.

We did go to town one night for music, but it was a weekend night on a sunny weekend, and it was very busy and just didn't seem to fit for us (we should have asked for advice, but didn't do that).

We also went to Cork City one day - an easy trip on the bus, which brings you right into the center of Cork - a good day trip. We cycled to the forts - another nice day trip (a bit too busy on the roads - a very sunny Sunday).

This was a great place to start our six weeks in Ireland - a place to relax, but close enough to town for anything you might want to do.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
The Dock Beach, Kinsale
Car: recommended

Kinsale is a lively and charming little town on the southwest coast of Ireland. It is well known for its restaurants, sailing, golf courses and angling, but Kinsale also has a long and interesting history - Charles Fort and the town's museums are worth visiting.

Cork airport is 20 minutes by car and there are daily flights with Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Wizz and others.

Popular surfing and Blue Flag swimming beaches are only 10 minutes away (with very good bass angling). Whale and dolphin watching trips run every evening in the summer. Several charter angling boats operate from Kinsale and there is seasonal salmon fishing on the River Bandon. There are two local golf courses and many more in south and west cork. Sailing, angling, wind surfing, kayaking, riding and rock climbing can all be organised: or just relax with art, pottery or yoga lessons.

Not far away to the west are the beautiful coastline and mountains of West Cork and Kerry. Our studio accommodation is an ideal base for a self catered holiday in West Cork - quiet and private, but convenient for everything you need.

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Kinsale, County Cork

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Winter
4 Oct 2014 - 30 Apr 2015
90 night minimum stay
€1,290
for 90 nights
€430
 
 
Spring 2015
1 May 2015 - 7 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
€140
for 2 nights
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€70
€330
 
 
Summer 2015
8 Jun 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
€225
for 3 nights
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€75
€380
 
 
Autumn 2015
5 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
€140
for 2 nights
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€70
€330
 

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Notes There has been some publicity about scams and phoney ads. in the holiday rentals industry. If you have any worries about booking our property, please phone us (Helen or Graham) on 00353 21 4777604.

The price of our studio represents an attempt to give good value to our guests and is the total price for two - there are no extra charges.
We like to take a deposit of about 50-100 euros. The balance can be paid when you are here.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kinsale in County Cork

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Visitors say the shower is very good.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The studio space is open plan, but with a separate bathroom. With twin beds it is very comfortable for two people, but three do occasionally stay for a week or longer when an extra single bed can be added. Guests often use the futon for one or two children for a night or two. A 15 Euro per night, or 80 Euro per week, supplement is charged if three adults are staying - less for children.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The studio is a comfortable walk from the centre of town - about ten minutes - and is located in a quiet cul de sac surrounded by trees. The owner's house has a large colourful garden with many shrubs and fruit trees. Outside the private studio entrance is your own area for parking, plus a terrace with table and chairs. The first floor accommodation has a bright and airy feel with tasteful modern decoration and furnishings. There is a spacious shower room with an excellent power shower.
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