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2 holiday cottages in Scilly Village, Kinsale - Marian Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 575 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Marian Cottage

Traditional style cottage recently renovated to Bord Failte 4-star standard it has been converted to provide comfortable and characterful accommodation with modern facilities. The cottage features a spacious open-plan bedroom/living area with vaulted ceiling and multi-fuel stove and oil-fired central heating. The large bathroom with Victorian fittings includes a deep bath, perfect for a long and leisurely soak, and a separate invigorating power shower. The bright and airy kitchen is fully equipped; double doors lead to a small and secluded south-facing patio garden. Free WiFi broadband. Freesat TV.

About the property

Scilly House Rentals

We are redeveloping the Chart House from September 2017 to live in ourselves so we are not renting Cara's Cottage or Marian Cottage while the building work is on-going as they are adjacent. Please bear with us as we plan on improving both the other cottages too! Please get in touch if you would like to rent either Cara's or Marian Cottage after September 2018. WWW.HOLIDAYHOUSESINIRELAND.COM

Marian Cottage and Cara's Cottage are in the grounds to Scilly House, a period property overlooking the harbour and dating back to 1760. They can be rented together or individually for thos who want to enjoy the extensive leisure facilities available locally or the many friendly pubs and restaurants that have led to Kinsale being called the Goumet Capital of Ireland. All 3 properties are a 7 minutes' walk from Kinsale town centre where you will find many interesting shops, art galleries and museums. The properties have off-street parking and free WiFi. A mobile phone is also available free of charge if required..

Cara's Cottage sleeps 4. 2 bedrooms. 1.5 baths. Master en-suite. Glimpses of the harbour from living room. Patio garden.

Marian Cottage. Sleeps 2+1 on sofa bed. Studio layout. Large bathroom with claw foot bath and separate power shower. Patio garden suntrap.

Kinsale:: Winner of European prize for Tourism and the Environment, Entente Florale, National Tidy Town, Gourmet Capital - one of Ireland's oldest towns, with narrow streets and many historic buildings to explore; all sheltered by a beautiful harbour.

Museums, historic forts, art galleries, craft shops, not to mention the 40+ bars and restaurants that give Kinsale its reputation for good food and that Irish only phenomenon called 'craic'. Oh, and the Guinness is good too!

For the active: Choose from 3 golf courses including the spectacular and world renowned Links at The Old Head of Kinsale, deep-sea fishing, sailing or perhaps a harbour cruise. Maybe spend a day at one of the many 'empty' beaches nearby or perhaps visit the Norman built 12th century church of St Multose and 15th century Desmond Castle which houses the International Musem of Wine, or the twin 17th century forts guarding the entrance to the harbour to learn about our town that is one of the oldest in Ireland.

Whatever is for you, you will find it here in Kinsale.

Getting here: Is easy with direct flights to Cork from most UK and many European airports. Coming from America? Cork is only a 3 hours car journey from Dublin and 2 hours from Shannon Airport.

If you're arriving by car Cork Ferryport, serving Roscoff in France, is only 14 miles away.

And finally, as our properties are in the grounds of Scilly House we are on hand if you need us. Just ask!

FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND PHOTOS please contact us for our website address.

More Details

Mark Houston
Member since: 2000
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We were delighted with the very high standard of accommodation....When we return to Kinsale it will be as much to experience staying in the Chart House and its wonderful gardens as it will be to experience Kinsale itself' Craig & Wendy R. July 2003

Many thanks for beautiful five star accommodation....its by far the best self catering we've had. Alan, Val & Jill B. March 2004

Your property is even more beautiful than the Internet pictures – Thank You for providing such a fantastic place to enjoy during our time in Kinsale. SB. Sept 2006

Thank you for a super holiday. The cottage and garden were fantastic (especially the tree house!) John & Michelle M. Chart House April 2005

The house was exquisite, and was exceptionally equipped, maintained and clean. We loved our stay there! A.D March 2007

Would like to thank you for our stay in Sam's Studio which was just a perfect holiday cottage. We were so comfortable and relaxed and the views were spectacular. T&J Oct 2007
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Linen and towels are included and are changed once per week.
Weekly clean included if staying longer than 1 week.
Utility charge of €7/day except in Summer
Weekly rate only in July and August. 3-night minimum rest of year.
Cot and high chair available at no extra cost.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Scilly in Kinsale

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 1 double, 1 cot
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please note that the accommodation is open-plan and any children will be sleeping in the same room as their parents! For more photos of Marian Cottage please contact us for details of our web site.


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Marian Cottage
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 56 reviews

Marian Cottage- Provided more than expected

  • 5 of 5

Marian Cottage and the village of Kinsale were more than described accurately. Our stay in early April 08 allowed our spirits to be rejuvenated, by a village and accommodation that provided much more than we had expected. Marian Cottage is situated at the top of Scilly Hill, which is an easy walk into the village (although there are some steps) There is a great pub opposite (The Spaniard) which provides wholesome meals. Although Marian Cottage has more than enough amenities for the gourmet traveller with quality local produce being readily available. For those who enjoy their privacy Marien Cottage has a secluded courtyard, although it would be difficult to forgo the spectacular views provided from the (secret garden) access from the grounds of Scilly House. The property is very clean and well maintained, we will be recommending Marien Cottage to our family, friends & Colleagues.

I would like to add on a personal note that the owner Mark provided a service above what might normally be expected. We had been waiting on documents to arrive by mail from Australia on our departure from Kinsale they had yet to arrive. Mark drove a 40 minute round trip to Cork Airport to deliver the documents that had arrived not long after we had left. What a champion!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2008
  • Date of Stay: April 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Quintessential Ireland

  • 5 of 5

This cottage surpassed our expectations. I would love to return and book a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place, great welcome

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for me and my 2 little boys. Great location. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, quiet, spacious and clean

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was v good - there are 3 houses beside each other so great for families. Short walk to kinsale

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Louisville, Kentucky USA

Had a wonderful time in Marion cottage at Kinsale.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time in Marion cottage at Kinsale. Mark is a great host, very understanding and very accommodating. The cottage itself is pleasantly cozy and in spite of being near the road very quiet. You cannot be any closer to both Man Fridays and the Spaniard, and then an easy walk into town. Try Bastian for a lovely dinner. A+++ in every way.


  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect base for our one week stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very well appointed, warm and welcoming after a day's walking out. Superb location for the town, getting out into West Cork and also for walks out to the forts and harbour and ocean views. We would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
The Spaniard
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Ringaskiddy, Cork
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Man Friday or Spaniard Pub
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Kinsale is situated on the south coast of Ireland, at the start of the Wild Atlantic Way, and just 15 miles from Cork and its International Airport. The town is the gateway to the wonderful countryside of West Cork and is famous for its gourmet reputation. Spaniard Pub and Man Friday restaurant within a minutes walk. Walk to town centre in 5 minutes, to find many many others. Charles Fort, museums and other historic sites all within walking distance. Beaches and sporting activities, including sailing, kayaking, horse riding and golf are only a few minutes drive away.


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