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Rita Cunningham

Member since: 2004
Speaks English

Stunning views across the bay in Kinsale

7 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Kinsale - http://landedestates.nuigalway

One bedroom apartment attached to period house in secluded location

Kinsale house is situated in a very peaceful location. The entrance drive is half a mile long with lovely scenic views.Close by is the 4 star Carlton Hotel with spa & lovely restaurant.

Locally you will find the Bulman bar at Summercove which serves excellent food and frequently has music sessions, as well as the famous Spaniard pub which has been unchanged for decades.

Kinsale town is close by and know for its famous gourmet centre with hotels restaurants and pubs all serving excellent food. We also have a weekly farmers market.You will also find a wealth of shops providing antiques, gold and silver crafts, art galleries and craft shops of all types. . Many people really enjoy the outdoor pursuits in the area which include fishing, board sailing golf, tennis and horse riding. All around are sandy beaches and country walks with historical walks at Charles Fort, James Fort and ..if you dare.. the ghost walk.

Oyterhaven is close by for sail boarding.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rita Cunningham (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks English

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning views across the bay in Kinsale
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Lovely self-catering with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and had a lovely time. The weather varied from beautiful sunshine to heavy rainfall and wind – but the spectacular view over the bay was wonderful for both!

The photographs on the website do not really do it full justice, as perhaps it is not clear that all the rooms share this same fabulous outlook.

There is little for us to add to the listing description and to the other reviews without just duplicating them – but they really are all correct. The property was clean and well maintained. Every convenience was there and our hosts Rita and Peter were very hospitable and kind.

For a peaceful and relaxing time, we would therefore thoroughly recommend staying at Harbour Hill House to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet ... but Central

  • 5 of 5

The owner told me that the holiday accommodation within the larger Harbour Hill House had originally been intended as a ‘granny flat’. But, it’s eminently suitable for its present use, too, being self-contained, on an upper floor with a stunning view over the bay. It’s welcoming and comfortable, too, with just a hint of art deco about it.

It’s a little remote; a car is essential if you’re staying here, but, that’s not a problem for us … indeed, many people like the solitude and, above all, the peace.

As we usually do on a self-catering motoring holiday, we brought a bag and a coolbox full of stuff with us. In this case, we needn’t have bothered, for we found that more than enough ‘goodies’ had been left for us to tide us over till we could get to the shops.

The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to produce comprehensive meals, although we didn’t use it much, not with Kinsale … reputedly the ‘gourmet capital of Ireland’ … only a short drive away.

It was nicely central for the places we wanted to see. Bantry, Blarney Castle, Cork, Cobh; all were easily accessible and maybe we could have added to the list if we’d been able to stay longer.

For the times when you just want to relax, there’s television and books, and there’s laundry and drying facilities, too, if you need them. Truly, a ‘home away from home’.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Carolina, USA
5

A quite "get-away"

  • 5 of 5

Harbor Hill House was perfect for our short stay in Ireland.

We made the mistake of shopping for food before we arrived. Rita had left us a wonderful welcome basket of goodies, along with milk, juice and eggs from their chickens. Also, there were other food items in the cupboards, possibly left by other guests. The only thing we missed was not having a good assortment of herbs to cook with and a salt shaker. The spice bottles on display were mostly empty.

The kitchen is adequately equipped. We didn’t use the oven but the stove top worked fine and we had all the utensils, dishes and glasses that we needed. The non stick frying pans could use replacing.

The “master bed” was super comfortable and the room was very quiet and dark for a wonderful nights sleep. Caution when trying to find the in-suite bathroom at night in the dark…we both had a laugh or two when we found ourselves heading in the wrong direction, bumping into walls. The reading lights beside the bed were not great, but by flipping my pillows to the foot of the bed, and lying in the wrong direction, the center room light gave me plenty of light on my book until I was really to fall asleep and flip my pillows back to the head of the bed.

There is quite a step up to get into the shower due to the way it is plumbed. Since we both have some hip problems, it was a little awkward getting out of the small shower stall. Caution: before showering, don’t open up the shower door and start the water unless you are in the shower with the door closed or directing the sprayer away from the opening. The floor and I both got drenched the first time I prepared to get into the shower. (My husband was much wiser and didn’t make the same mistake.)

I loved having an additional toilet room with sink, clothes washer and dryer, so we both could have our separate spaces. It had wonderful natural lighting (with view) for my grooming rituals, and had a closet stocked generously with plenty of extra towels.

The wireless internet access wasn’t working properly the first day, but our hosts quickly resolved the problem so that both my husband and I could get onto the internet at the same time with no problems for the rest of the visit.

The view from the dinning area, TV room and bedroom was extraordinary. We could look down into a cute courtyard, (that we could have sat in if the weather had been a bit warmer) l

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cracking apartment ideally located

  • 5 of 5

We found this apartment to be well furnished and spacious, ideal for the two of us, but capable of taking more. The views were stunning from EVERY window across the estuary towards the osyter harvesters and then across to the sea over which the sun would rise each morning. There was a good balcony off the lounge which faced the estuary as well. There was a large patio with table and chairs and barbecue, and the bird feeders attracted many small birds, although disappeared when the local kestrel or sparrowhawk put in an appearance. Larger birds such as crows, jackdaws and rooks would come in to roost in their 1000's each evening and the waders could be seen across the water regularly. The apartment is located 1/2 a mile off the road, with no near neighbours, so was so peaceful and quiet. The welcoming pack was far more than we expected and included, two flavours of juice, bread, milk, biscuits, honey, 2 varities of cheese and 6 free range eggs from the owners' chickens which were in the garden. The eggs made quite the best scrambled eggs we have had for a long time! The owners were very friendly and were available if needed, which we didn't, and lived in the remainder of the house. Located about a mile out of Kinsale it was very easy to get everywhere and we drove over 1700 kilometres during the 2 weeks enjoying the fabulous scenery of Ireland from Youghal in the east to the Ring of Kerry in the west. The coastline is far better than anywhere else we have seen in the British Isles, and it was hard to beat sitting on the rocks at Garretstown in gale force south westerly winds for about 3 hours just watching the crashing waves. Internet connection was available which meant we could access alternatives to the four TV channels, and was a useful benefit to enable us to plan our outings. The ONLY slight thing was we could not find a measuring jug in the kitchen so had to guess quantities when preparing meals. otherwise the kitchen was very well fitted with a large fridge with freezer, cooker with 2 ovens, microwave and toaster. As for the double king sized bed it was extremely comfortable and cosy. Overall a great couple of weeks at an apartment that was great value for money owned by a lovely friendly couple. A good 10 out of 10.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Really getting away from it all

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of three (teenage daughter and her parents) and had rented this property for a fortnight. Rita and her husband were so friendly and helpful! The apartment was nice, however, the single bed(s) weren't as comfortable as the big one. But we enjoyed our stay and all the animals around, especially a cute dog called Miss Lemon who lives nearby. Rita gave us fresh eggs from her hens. Unfortunately the cock started shouting sometimes around 5.30 a.m. - but we didn't mind...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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France Paris
5

Petit bout de paradis à Kinsale

  • 5 of 5

Nous sommes un couple de 30 ans; Nous avons passé nos vacances à Kinsale et séjourné chez Rita après avoir trouvé l'annonce sur Abritel. L'annonce correspond exactement à la réalité. Très bel endroit, certes éloigné du centre de Kinsale mais ça vaut le coup. La campagne est magnifique et l'appartement incroyablement douillet et confortable. Tout y est prévu. De vraies vacances! Rita et son mari sont des hôtes très sympathiques, discrets mais disponibles si besoin. Nous nous sommes très vite attachés à ce lieu. Parfait pour visiter la région et en même temps profiter de l'environnement tout proche qui suffit à passer de très beaux moments.

Rapport prestations/ prix de location très honnête.

Nous y retournerons!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Ringaskiddy Cork.
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Other Activities: four golf courses

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kinsale, County Cork

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
summer
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£356
for 7 nights
£356
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£125
for 3 nights
£293
£502
 
 
Winter
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£251
for 3 nights
From
£84
£230
£502
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
£251
for 3 nights
From
£84
£335
£418
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Welcome pack on arrival

weekend rates do not apply on bank holiday or July and August..

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Patio area with barbeque and gas garden heater. Parking for cars. Washing line in garden. Separate utility room with washing machine. Balcony with table & chairs.

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