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2 holiday cottages in Scilly Village, Kinsale - Cara's Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Cara's Cottage

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.

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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 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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Available Rentals

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Linen and towels included in rate.
Minimum stay 1 week from 12th June to end of August. 3 night minimum at all other times.
Please note where occupancy exceeds 4 persons there will be a supplement of €10 per person per day


Accommodation and facilities for Cara's Cottagein Scilly in Kinsale

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 (5'x6'6")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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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
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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average rating of 4.9666667 based on 31 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: 24-Feb-2009
  • Date of Stay: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Still pining for Cara's cottage

  • 5 of 5

Travelled with our 18 and 21 year old daughters. The cottage is warm well equipped and comfortable, a hop and a skip from the centre of Kinsale and opposite a very atmospheric pub. We absolutely loved the area, and were bereft when we left. The hosts are really nice and while next door they keep a low profile while being around if you need them. Go !!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday in Kinsale was perfect. These accommodations were ideally located and perfect for 3 families traveling together but still able to maintain privacy. The cottages were quiet, clean, well-furnished, beautiful, and comfortable. The view of the harbor was overwhelming. I would not stay anywhere else in Kinsale. Mark was a perfect host.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal location and facilities - charming!

  • 5 of 5

Directions led us easily to the cottage where Diane met us and showed us round. It was exactly as photographed and described, well maintained, equipped -a great start to a lovely week. Kinsale is delightful, full of interesting things to see and do and the restaurants are plentiful and of a good standard, we could have spent another couple of weeks trying them all out ! The weather was perfect that particular week which added to the pleasure in Kinsale and the touring that we did. Mark and Diane are the ideal hosts, on hand but not intrusive. We will certainly recommend Cara's Cottage to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage, bright and cheery

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was even better than the pictures! Beds so comfortable! Close to Kinsale so we could walk everywhere. Host left a lot of information about area things to do. Wish we could have stayed longer than two nights. A favorite stop on our two week trip.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Clean, well equipped, and a brilliant location.

  • 5 of 5

Kinsale is a great destination "base camp" for visiting Cork and Kerry. For a special treat, take the Kinsale Food Tour. Tell Suzanne that Sunshine and Dayre say hi

  • Review Submitted: 25-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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