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Gem of a cottage with stunning harbour views and roof terrace

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 2 comfortably, open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area

Harbour View Cottage is located in the village of Scilly, a 5 minute walk from historic Kinsale. It is a lovely cottage enjoying views over Kinsale's picturesque harbour, particularly from its roof terrace. The cottage features a double bedroom with harbour view, bathroom and an open plan kitchen-living-dining room which is bright and airy. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and all the cooking necessities. There is seating in the dining area for four and the living room is sunny and warm also with a view of the harbour. There is satellite TV, DVD and CD players, cds, books and dvds provided. Internet access is provide via a mobile broadband device on pay as you go. The roof terrace is accessed by stairs at the side of the property with outside furniture and there is also a small open patio/garden at the front. Private off- street parking is available. An easy scenic harbour walk is at your doorstep as are great pubs and restaurants.

In the locality of Scilly are several pubs and restaurants all with great atmosphere literally a stones throw from the cottage. The Spainard pub has great food all day and the Man Friday is an award-winning restaurant. A scenic harbour walk starts on your doorstep, passes through Summercove village and the past the atmospheric Bullman pub and Toddies restaurant (upstairs) which are well worth a visit and finishes at the imposing Charles Fort.

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Kathy Gillen
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Gem of a cottage with stunning harbour views and roof terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Magical Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Harbor View Cottage from January 4 through February 2nd of this year. Everything about it was wonderful! Kathy, the owner of the cottage, was incredibly helpful and very nice. The cottage itself was cozy and comfortable with all the creature comforts one could ask for. The views from the two huge bay windows (one in the bedroom and one in the living room) were spectacular and I could walk everywhere I wanted to go. Down the hill from the cottage was the Scilly Walk and Summer Cove beyond. The Spaniard Inn was warm and welcoming and had fabulous Irish music two nights a week! Kinsale is charming and the people are so very friendly and kind. I cannot wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A dream vacation come true...

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Harbor View Cottage was incredible. The views from the living room and bedroom bay windows are so beautiful. We walked into the town of Kinsale every day. The cottage was a perfect fit for my husband and me. It was clean and well kept. Also, having a washer and dryer was a plus! The Spaniard is a great pub right up the road - it had the best clam chowder we had all week! We even got to see a rainbow over the bay from the roof of the cottage. This was a magical week for my husband and me and we hope to visit again someday. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our second stay - just as lovely as the first

  • 5 of 5

Harbour View has everything you need for a beautiful and relaxing stay in Kinsale. The cottage is nicely decorated, with amazing views and all the comforts of home. The location is perfect - you can park your car and literally walk everywhere to enjoy all the town has to offer. We walked into town every day, sometimes several times a day, and also walked out to Charles Fort and The Bulman Bar a couple times (it's a bit steep around Summercove). Kinsale has an amazing choice of cafes, restaurants and pubs as well as shops and art galleries. Wonderful days spent walking along the quays, watching boats come and go, stopping for coffee or adult beverages, and deciding where to eat (when not cooking at home) - absolute heaven. If you're planning a trip to Kinsale, you must make this your base ! Thank you, Kathy - we will return....

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for two

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect: quiet steep street with a lovely view of the estuary and a great pub just up the road. The town of Kindle is a five-minute walk away and has everything we needed, including good restaurants and a charming harbor. Kathy was very responsive and made us comfortable right away. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is charming and in a beautiful location. We spent a week here and would come back again. This is a good location for exploring southern Ireland; Kathy is a wealth of information on places to go and things to see. The town of Kinsale is wonderful and we enjoyed the Scilly Walk being close by. This was our favorite place in all of Ireland.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect place to enjoy Kinsale

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed in everyway by choosing this lovely, cosy cottage and the Indian summer weather. The cottage is in an idyllic setting with stunning views over the harbour from both the bedroom and livingroom. It is equipped with all that is required for an enjoyable stay. We did not cook very much apart from breakfast. Who would with the Spaniard inn on our doorstep with excellent food and music and friendly barstaff. We went to Mizen Head and did the Sandycove walk as recommended by Kathys husband. This was in addition to the Charle fort walk which begins just outside Harbour View and Compass Hill forthe most stunning view of very picturesque Kinsale. We had stayed in Kinsale self catering twice previously and this was by far our favourite place to stay. sad to leave and will return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Cork International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Spainard
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Cork Ferryport
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Kinsale Golf Club, Farrangalway
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Kent Station, Cork
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Man Friday
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
The Dock Beach
Car: recommended

Kinsale is a vibrant and picturesque harbour town with many restaurants, pubs and cafes set in historic and gaily painted, narrow, winding streets which make for delightful walking. Kinsale also has a rich and colourful history with forts built for King Charles and James lining the harbour. Historical walking tours are on offer as our boat trips round the harbour or just browse the many art galleries, museums, historic buildings and gift and craft shops. For the active there is deep-sea fishing, sailing, cycling, windsurfing and kayaking and many other activities. Golfing is available at the spectacular links at the Old Head of Kinsale, or nearer by at Ringenane or Farrangalway. Beaches are in abundance with a fantastic surfing beach at Garrettstown just 5 miles away or a protected cove at Castlepark just 1.5 miles away and within walking distance of Kinsale. Whatever your pleasure from history, to restaurants, to pubs, to shops, to activities Kinsale has it in abundance.

Other Activities: clay-pigeon shooting


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87

Weekly rates are for Saturday to Saturday during peak season May -Sept. Other arrival/departure dates will be accommodated if possible. Check in time is 3pm and check-out time is 10am. Earlier check-in and later check-out will be accommodated if possible but would have to be pre-arranged with us. Utilities, linen and towels and cleaning included in cost.

A security deposit of €100 is required at the time of the booking and the full rental amount is to be paid within 4 weeks in advance of arrival and the above booking deposit will convert to a security deposit that would be refunded after departure if the cottage left in good condition as per the terms and conditions. Payment by electronic bank transfer or by PayPal. .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Scilly in County Cork

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower only.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Travel cot can be provided for a baby/toddler.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • 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
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Cottage can facilitate one young child that can sleep in a travel cot. A high chair can also be provided. Contact owner for further information. The cottage is suitable for elderly or infirm as it is all on one level except the terrace would not be accessible as there are only steps up to it. There is however a lovely spot in the front to sit out and enjoy the view. Small pets will be considered. While there is no WiFi in the cottage a free WI/FI connection to the internet is also available at the Spainard Pub 15 feet up the road. Other WI/FI spots available around Kinsale. Local guides for the weeks activities and brochures for restaurants, pubs, and activities provided in cottage. The owner is only a few minutes away if there is anything that we can help with, we are happy to recommend and help with booking activities, sightseeing trips, restaurants for you in the Kinsale and the wider West Cork area.

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