We chose Chart House for our short break accommodation from the difficult choice of 3 well-presented properties in beautiful Kinsale, Co. Cork. Our decision was helped by the open fire (January visit) and the amazing views from both bedrooms of the area near the Old Head of Kinsale at the mouth of the River Bandon.
The booking process was smooth and required very little questioning due to the well organised and informative process that Mark & Diane have in place. This continues on arrival with a tour of the property backed up with an information folder (Which will be needed as it’s easy to be distracted during the tour by the views!) Mark & Diane live next door should you have any further questions, but to be honest, everything is covered.
It is a bit of an understatement for us to say the property is well equipped!
Everything from Satellite TV (although the open fire was our entertainment) and WiFi to a descent frying pan for obligatory Clonakilty Back & White! Both bedrooms have all the amenities needed and hope the views have the same impact on you as they did us. The second bedroom can be made up as a Twin or spacious King. Foldaway beds are also available for extra occupancy. Bonus features are the two separate bathrooms, one with bath/shower and one with shower (Oh! Sorry, forgot to say the latter also has ‘the view’ during your morning ablutions!)
We came across a least two well stocked grocery stores and chemists a short walk (Can involve steps to shorten distance) or even shorter drive into Kinsale should you be travelling internationally. They should be able to meet all your grocery and toiletry needs.
Mark was able to share some of his preferred ‘stop offs’ which I must say were well received by ourselves. The Spaniard Pub has a fantastic friendly atmosphere with open fires, sawdust! and live music. With the music, check locally for day and time and suggest getting in early. Our trip didn’t allow time for the restaurant……this time! (but is ranked #8 of 63 in Kinsale – TripAdvisor)
We did however, take Marks advice on ‘The Bullman’ which is a lovely walk at the bottom of the drive. Scilly Walk takes you around the coastal path to Summercove, don’t forget to keep looking back if the sun’s setting! (Quite a steep but short climb up the path toward the end, if with elderly) Well worth the walk for the location, atmosphere and quality of food and not forgetting the service provided by Tom (Bar Manager) and his staff. Jim Edwards-seafood & st