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Noel and Liz O'Connell

Member since: 2010
Speaks English

Kinsale superior self catering accommodation next to beach & marina

21 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday bungalow in County Cork

2 bed accommodation sleeping up to 4 people with large open plan lounge

Most Kinsale properties are in the center of the town with front doors opening onto the streets. Our house is positioned in the middle of Castlepark village. It is within a 60 seconds walk to the beach, the marina and about 40 seconds to the pub (A little longer on the way back depending on how many 'Pints' you had). A nice ground floor property comprising of a very large open plan lounge, dining room, kitchen, with 2 bedrooms and a main bathroom.

Unique features include vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers and plenty of natural light. Our house can accommodate up to 4 people. At Castlepark you have a choice of courtyard, lawn, beach, marina and pub all at your doorstep. Or try the many restaurants in Kinsale which is only a few minutes drive.

Castlepark is uniquely positioned in Kinsale, the development itself has won many awards and was most recently referenced in Journal of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (May 2007).

The 'Kinsale Gourmet Festival' is held in October of each year and is a celebration of all the fine things that Kinsale has to offer.

Private Boat Trips: We can arrange for private boat and fishing trips around the Kinsale area. (Weather permitting)

Tours & Attractions: We can arrange a car/mini bus and driver to take you to where you want to visit.

FOTA Wildlife Park: Great for adults and kids alike. Blarney Castle: Kiss the Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab.

Middleton Distillery Heritage Centre: Become a certified whiskey taster. Kilkenny: Visit Kilkenny Castle. Youghal: This is where the film Moby Dick was made. Cobh Heritage Centre: Last port of call for the TITANIC. Kinsale Outdoor Activity centre: Watersports for all the family. This is a great treat for the kids while you chill out in Kinsale.

Special Request: Let us know if you are looking for anything special and we will do our best to accomodate you.

Painting

Photography

Horse Riding

Scuba Diving

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Noel and Liz O'Connell (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I and our two daughters spent four nights here over the Christmas holiday. What a relaxing and beautiful setting! We loved both the town of Kinsale and the accommodation. Noel and Liz were there to greet us and give us a tour of the home and some great pointers on things to do in the area (even though we arrived quite late and more than an hour after we told them we'd be there due to a delayed ferry. They had the house warm with a fire built and even had a Christmas tree there for us. We would definately stay here again when we're back in the area.



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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend? Yes.



Management Response

31 Dec 2014

We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us Ryan. Yes the location is fantastic with plenty to do for all ages or as you say, just to relax. Summer is even better again so please do tell your friends and we welcome you back anytime.



Regards,

Noel & Liz.
Dec 2014
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Reviews

4.7
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

Kinsale superior self catering accommodation next to beach & marina
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 36 reviews
2

5 night stay

  • 2 of 5

This was our first trip to Ireland from the USA. I found the response time between the owner to be very prompt and the deposit was refunded within 2 days after we left. We found the place to be comfortable quiet and easy to drive to sights for day trips. We were disappointed that there were no extra blankets where we could watch t.v. on the couch, there were no extra towels or pillows. The reason I chose to rent this place was due to the kitchen and washer and dryer. There was not a big pot for stew, or a baking dish for the chicken I made. The dryer was broken and it took two days for our clothes to dry. The neighbor met us and tried to make our stay as comfortable as she could she did loan us a heated drying rack, large pot, blanket. The basis supplies left for us was an extra roll of toilet paper. Just be aware when you are looking for a place self-catering means they supply the very little.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are glad that our house was comfortable and a good base to see the sights. There is a large blanket in the main sitting room but the house is normally very warm and cosy but the thermostat was turned down so the heating didnt come on. When the stat was set to the correct setting the heating came on and the house became warm and cosy again. We do have a dishes for cooking and a range of pots but we dont have a very big pot and arranged one to be dropped to you the same day. We checked the dryer and it was working fine so I dont know why it didnt work for you. The house is self catering and we provide some tea, coffee, milk, biscuits, toilet rolls and paper towels for our guests arrival but you are expected to buy anything else you may need in the local stores as some guests are out most days sight seeing or walk into Kinsale Town where others stay at the house and take local walks. We also provide a hand towel and a bath towel for each guest. Regards, Noel & Liz
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Boerne, Texas, USA
5

Incredible Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Ireland (from America) and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage at Castlepark. The location is ideal, close to water, beaches, hiking trails,town shops and restaurants. The cottage is pristine, with comfortable and updated furniture and appliances. The kitchen is modern and bright, and perfect for a home cooked breakfast before heading out. Neighbors were friendly and welcoming. I could go on forever because I can't express how happy we were. We will most definitely return. So happy our son's girlfriend Laura found such a wonderful place for our memorable visit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend's parents were visiting from America and we were looking for a place outside the city to spend a few nights. We could not have chosen a better place to stay than the cottage at Castlepark. It far exceeded our expectations and we are already planning our next trip! The location is ideal, providing a private, secure yet central base to explore and catch up. The cottage is in immaculate condition and has all of the facilities you could possibly want or need. The kitchen is modern, clean and bright. While the living room provides ample recliner seating to spend a cosy night in. The beach is literally a stone throw away and is truly an oasis. You can hear the waves from outside the cottage! James Fort is a short walk providing breathtaking views. I cannot say enough about our stay at Castlepark, it was the highlight of the entire trip and we only wished we had booked it for longer!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Laura, We are so glad that you and your group enjoyed our holiday home in Castlepark, Kinsale. Yes it is a fantastic base to either relax and meet with friends or to explore all of the South of Ireland and of course Kinsale Town with its many fine restaurants. We hope to see you all back here again. Regards, Noel & Liz.
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5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Kinsale and this cottage in Castlepark added to our first visit to Ireland. We were warmly welcomed by Noel and Liz who gave us the grand tour and showed us how to operate all the electricals. We found the property clean, well maintained and exactly as the photos in the listing. On the recommendation of our host, we had dinner at Man Friday which was excellent. We would definitely recommend this property to relatives and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for choosing to stay at our Kinsale Holiday Home. We are glad that you found it a perfect base to explore the South and West Coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. Please do tell your friends about our self-catering holiday home. Regards, Noel & Liz.
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Great Holiday Location - Kids had a ball

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Castlepark Village in Kinsale. We found the house to be super child friendly and also the park was a great melting pot for kids to meet other kids and play on the large private green area - which having two boys was fantastic. Kinsale is great for eating out we were spoilt for choice. Would definitely recommend this holiday home for a vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Kate. Thanks you for staying at our self-catering holiday home in Kinsale. With the only local beach in Kinsale just behind the house and the private green its ideal for families with children. We are glad that your kids made new friends playing on the green. Its a nice safe, clean area and ideal for relaxing while the kids play nearby. Regards, Noel & Liz.
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5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Ireland and hopefully won't be our last. The south west of Ireland is spectacular and the weather was pleasantly warm and sunny. What's more we were able to stay in a lovely, clean, well-equipped, modern holiday home situated in a secure and quiet development, adjacent to a beach and convenient for Kinsale.

It's a lovely place to stay and we wholeheartedly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Were glad that your first stay in Ireland was wonderful and that our home was both comfortable and convenient for you to explore the South of Ireland. You are welcome back any time. Regards, Noel & Liz
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Location

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Cork Airport
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
The Dock
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Ringaskiddy Cork
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Old Head and Kinsale
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Cork City
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Kinsale Road, Cork
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kinsale
Nearest Ski
50 Metres
Water Ski, Kinsale
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Castlepark

Most Kinsale properties are in the center of the town with front doors opening onto the streets. Our house is positioned in the middle of Castlepark village a courtyard setting with private parking and green areas reserved for residents only. It is within a 60 seconds walk to the beach and the marina and about 40 seconds to the pub (A little longer on the way back depending on how many 'Pints' you had). A nice ground floor property comprising of a very large open plan Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, with 2 bedrooms and a main bathroom. Unique features include vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers and plenty of natural light. Our house can accommodate up to 4 people plus a baby cot in the main bedroom. At Castlepark you have a choice of courtyard, lawn, beach, marina and pub all at your doorstep. Or try the many restaurants in Kinsale which is only a few minutes drive or a nice 20 minute walk away. Castlepark is uniquely positioned in Kinsale, the development itself has won many awards and was most recently referenced in Journal of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. A perfect base to also visit West Cork and Kerry. Charles Fort. Old Head. COBH. TITANIC. QUEENSTOWN

Other Activities: Watersports Adventure Centre. Great Fun for the kids while you take it easy or check out the many walks surrounding Kinsale.

Golf: If you are a keen golfer then a visit to the Old Head Kinsale is a must. Kinsale has two other courses and there are plenty to choose from all within a short drive away

FOTA Golf Resort. Another fantastic course.

The 100 anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Visit COBH (Queenstown) The last port of call for the TITANIC.

1912 - 2012.

Ski: None. Unless you are interested in water ski and some of our guests bring their boats for wake boarding.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Kinsale, County Cork

Notes

  • Discounts available for multiple weeks booking.
    Monthly and long term lettings are plus services.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in County Cork, Ireland

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wet room
  • Roomy bathroom with open shower area toilet and wash basin. Plenty of elbow room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms have wardrobes and lockers with side lamps. Room heaters are also fitted in each bedroom room. Baby cot available for main bedroom if required. High chair also available. A camper bed can be provided in the living room for a 5th person. Notice required for this.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Welcome pack on arrival. This is a lovely home by the sea, away from it all but yet close enough to many attractions. Let the kids play on the private green or the beach all day while you sit and watch, read or just relax. A great location for the golfer, walker or cyclist. If you are into boating then you can use the on site marina from where you can head off fishing, diving, wakeboarding or what ever takes your fancy. The owners can assist in almost anything you desire.

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