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Stunning views across the bay in Kinsale

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Sleveen - 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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rita Cunningham
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning views across the bay in Kinsale
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Preciosas vistas, a 8 minutos de Kinsale en coche.

  • 5 of 5

Hemos pasado 15 días en Harbour Hill House, somos un matrimonio con 2 niños de 13 y 11 años. Rita, su propietaria, ha sido una anfitriona cariñosa y atenta. A nuestra llegada nos acompañó en su coche al campamento de verano de los niños, para indicarnos el mejor camino y después nos llevó al supermercado (antes de ir comprobar todo lo que hay en el apartamento), también nos obsequió, un par de veces, con huevos de sus gallinas y tuvo otros detalles bonitos.

El apartamento, un anexo a la casa de los propietarios, es muy tranquilo, bonito y completo con unas preciosas vistas desde todas sus estancias. Tiene una habitación de matrimonio con una cama anexa, un saloncito con una buena tele, un sofá cama donde durmieron nuestros hijos y un par de sillones. La cocina muy bonita y nueva, con muebles blancos y el menaje y los utensilios de cocina muy completos y nuevos. El comedor tiene una amplia mesa muy agradable. Tiene un baño nuevo con plato de ducha, y otro baño muy amplio, sin plato de ducha, que hace las veces de solana, con lavadora, secadora y tendedero. El apartamento ha sido reformado, las fotos de la cocina no se corresponden con la actual. La cocina actual es mucho más bonita y luminosa. Enmoquetado, con una nueva y mullida moqueta, excepto el baño principal. La wifi funcionó bien.

Los niños se lo pasaron muy bien en la casa, con los animales que tenía y jugando a la pelota en un bonito jardín.

Es recomendable alquilar coche para quedarse en él. El tiempo variable, con días muy buenos y otros no tanto, con lluvia y neblina. La temperatura fresquita en general.

Kinsale precioso, turístico, a 30 minutos de Cork, tiene un mercadillo los miércoles (por lo menos en julio) de comida principalmente. Recomiendo, entre otras cosas, un mini pueblito, Ballinspittle, y en especial una tiendita de productos naturales y delicatesses, unos panes espectaculares, dulces y café, Diva Boutique Baquery & Dely, al lado de la carnicería. La Abadía de Timoleague también me encantó y el Castillo de Blarney y sus jardines impresionantes. Hay un Foot-Golf a 5 minutos de la casa, donde lo pasamos muy bien y tiene unas vistas preciosas. Hay 2 supermercados grandes Supervalu y Lidl, el 1ª es muy chulo y bastante caro, el 2ª es más normal, pero está bien y es mucho más barato, el bacalao fresco y envasado que tienen en las neveras ... delicioso.

Muchas gracias por todo Rita, un beso para ti y otro para Peter. Hasta siempre.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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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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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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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Ringaskiddy Cork.
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Other Activities: four golf courses


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Prices for this holiday apartment in Sleveen, County Cork

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1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sleveen in County Cork

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 1 double
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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