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Mark Houston

Member since: 2000
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3 holiday cottages (1 with harbour views) in Scilly Village, Kinsale - Cara's Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Kinsale - Scilly House Rentals

Properties sleep 2+4+4. Can be rented together or individually.

Marian Cottage , Cara's Cottage, and The Chart House 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.

The Chart House sleeps 4. 2 bedrooms. 1.5 baths. Great harbour views. Garden.

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.

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Details for holiday cottage Cara's Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

A charming 19th century fisherman's cottage Cara's Cottage has been thoughtfully converted to provide bright and comfortable accommodation with every modern convenience, including a pressured plumbing system (for a proper shower; not a drip!). Suitable for both families, or friends holidaying together, the cottage has views of Kinsale Harbour, its own patio garden and is tucked down a small pedestrian laneway leading to the water's edge and is within walking distance of all Kinsale's attractions. Free WiFi. Freesat TV.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark Houston (Owner)
Member since: 2000
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Speaks English

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
Nov 2007
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Cara's Cottage
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We rented Sams Studio for 4 nights in feb 09 ans were generally impressed with the quality of the accommodation,the situation and the garden-especially for the children!Plenty of the essentials were supplied and more-eg toilet paper,dishwasher tabs,tea/coffee/cooking ingredients etc.We would recommend it to friends and family and hope to use it again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2009
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

I spent two weeks in Cara's Cottage and would recommend it to anyone. The location is ideal--an easy walk into Kinsale, equally easy access to the Scilly and Harbour walks. The cottage is quiet, spacious, and well equipped. The view from the garden patio is stunning. I'd been traveling for some weeks before arriving here and it was wonderful to unpack and relax. Mark, the owner, was polite and helpful, popping by to ask if I needed anything and otherwise leaving me to enjoy a lovely time.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Cara's Cottage during the latter half of March and were really pleased with the location and the lovely accommodations. The cottage is about a 10 minute walk to downtown Kinsale and is conveniently located across from The Spaniard pub. There is lots to see in Kinsale--Charles Fort, for instance--and many very good restaurants. We explored other parts of Cork County as well as the National Park in Kerry. If you want to visit southwestern Ireland Kinsale is a lovely place to base yourself. One piece of advice if you are an American driver--the left side driving is no problem, but some roads are very narrow so get the smallest rental car you can.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great little cottage, lovely location, very well equipped.

It was a lovely little walk into Kinsale. Parking right outside the cottage was great.

I saw that some people had said there were problems of noise from the Spainiards pub - we didn't have a problem with it at all.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Three Cheers for Cara's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week in Kinsale.. Walking... Enjoying good food... And great music in the pubs... We stayed in Cara's Cottage which was a delight...and in a superb location. The accommodation was spacious and bright.. Well equipped and nicely furnished .. And spotlessly clean. Mark and Diane, our hosts, were very welcoming and helpful.. We would highly recommend Cara's Cottage and hope to return ourselves. Norman and Sheena

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Cara cottage

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in caras cottage.

When we first arrived we were met with an amazing view of the harbour with a beautiful little garden to relax in.

The cottage itself was very clean and very comfortable .. Unfortunately the weather wasn't good but it wasn't hard to cosy up in the cottage. I had my little 19 month old with me and mark kindly left some toys in the bedroom. I thought this was a really nice touch as Nicole just drove the little truck around all weekend fully entertained !! I also want to comment on how comfortable the beds were .. Never slept better that weekend

It's a short hop across the road to a lovely traditional pub and only 10 min walk to the town.. We Were sad to leave but I would highly recommend this cosy cottage to people wanting to have a break in kinsale and mark couldn't have been more helpful with any of our requirements..


  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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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. Pub and 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kinsale, County Cork

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early summer 2016
2 May 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season 2016
25 Jun 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2016
27 Aug 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
24 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2016
22 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 9.0%

Linen and towels included in rate.
Weekly clean and linen change for stays longer than 1 week.
Utility charge of €10/night except in July and August
Minimum stay 1 week in July and August. 3 night minimum at all other times.
There is a utility supplement of €10 per day September to June inclusive.
Please note where occupancy exceeds 4 persons there will be a supplement of €10 per person per day

Bookings confirmed with deposit of the greater of €150 or 20% of rental. Balance payable 1 month before start of rental. Payments by bank transfer or PayPal.
Rates for bookings of between 4-6 days calculated as Nightly Rate x 3 plus pro rata weekly rate to a maximum of the weekly rate.
Refund of all monies paid for cancellations only if rental period re-let.

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Accommodation and facilities for Cara's Cottagein Kinsale in County Cork

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ensuite shower room,Ensuite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom,Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1,Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2,Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin or superking beds
  • Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. European King size bed. Second bedroom has 2 singles which can be put together to make a Super King bed.,Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. European King size bed. Second bedroom has 2 singles which can be put together to make a Super King bed. Please note where occupancy exceeds 4 persons there will be a supplement of €10 per person per day including children, tho' not for babies in cots.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The TV has an integrated DVD player. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. For more photos of Cara's Cottage please contact us for details of our web page.

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