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Kinsale, 2 Bed holiday apartment, stunning harbour views

Bedrooms 2
Space 635 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Kinsale, Ardbrack Heights, waterfront, large balcony 2 double bedrooms

This wonderfully sunny holiday apartment is located in Kinsale's prestigious Ardbrack Heights in the village of Scilly, a ten-minute walk outside the town of Kinsale. The huge floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall windows allow amazing sea views from the master bedroom (breakfast in bed with a sea view!) and the entire sitting room/dining area. Outside, the sheltered balcony, which runs the entire width of the accommodation, is perfect for a relaxing drink whilst watching the sunset or the busy harbour activity.

The two bedrooms sleep four comfortably and the newly refurbished modern kitchen is fully fitted and ideal for a self catering holiday.

The only sounds you can hear from this property are on the water or the bird song, yet a short ten-minute stroll brings you into Kinsale centre. Kinsale is a popular holiday resort for Irish and foreign tourists which is known for its many gourmet restaurants and excellent leisure activities including yachting, sea angling, and golf.

Kinsale - sedate: Not only does this town lay claim to being the oldest town in Ireland, but it is also renowned internationally for the number and quality of restaurants in the town. It is hailed as the gourmet capital of Ireland, with no shortage of pubs and restaurants to suit every taste. However relaxed or active you wish to be on your holiday Kinsale allows you to take things at your own pace.

Kinsale - Active: Sailing, Harbour Trips, Fishing and whale watching, Golf, Horse Riding, Shooting, Archery, Paintball, Windsurfing and water sports - Walking and Historical Visits - Museums and Forts Leisure - Pottery Workshops - Readings - Taxi and bus tours.

Kinsale History: The Battle of Kinsale, fought in 1601 between a combined Spanish, an Irish force and English armies, was a turning point in Irish history. The harbour is guarded by two very fine star-shaped fortresses built in the 17th century: Charles Fort is well worth a visit (guided tours). See also the old Courthouse, now a museum; St Multose Church, built in the 13th century and still in use, and 'French Prison', the 16th century Desmond Castle. There is a signposted tourist trail to this fascinating town with a guide booklet. Take a trip too to the Old Head of Kinsale for magnificent cliff scenery. It was off here that the Lusitania was sunk in 1915 with a loss of over 1,500 lives.

More Details

Minnie Lucey
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017


Nearest Airport
21 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Ringaskiddy, Cork
Nearest Train
29 Kilometres
Cork City
Car: not necessary

Amazing waterfront location in Ardbrack Heights, Scilly, Kinsale. Kinsale is a popular holiday resort, which is known for its many gourmet restaurants and excellent leisure activities including yachting, sea angling, and golf. The town is also rich in culture with its art galleries and first class school of English


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Waters-Land South in Kinsale

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 635 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Power shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The large and airy master bedroom has a combined TV/DVD and magnificent sea views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A complimentary welcome pack of basic groceries will be waiting for your arrival!


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Kinsale, 2 Bed holiday apartment, stunning harbour views
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews
Grand Lake, Colorado

Wonderful apartment with a fabulous view of the harbor

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this apartment. It is a clean, very modern two bedroom unit with a view of the harbor that we just loved. We enjoyed sitting on the deck having a glass of wine and watching the boats go by.

The kitchen is well stocked and there is a very large grocery store in Kinsale, just a few minutes away by car.

Kinsale has a reputation for high quality restaurants and they didn't disappoint. Town itself is small but interesting with a lot of history attached to it.

I enjoyed spending several hours at nearby Charles Fort.

We also drove to Cobh and saw The Titanic Experience. It's a worthwhile 1 hour or so exhibit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely flat. Amazing views. Great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my sister for a weekend. The flat was lovely. Very clean and comfortable. The view across the harbour is just amazing and really makes the flat. I found the host very easy to contact and helpful. Overall a great stay! Would definitely come back

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views, great location

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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this apartment has the most incredible views, large airy rooms and a very responsive owner

  • 3 of 5

My friend and I loved Kinsale and the fabulous view of the apartment. I would give it five stars if the furnishings were slightly more updated and comfortable. The rooms are bright and airy so a larger couch and at least one chair would fit. There is currently just a love seat with two bean bags that only a child could sit in. Everything is refrigerator white. The apartment is walking distance to everything. We loved the location. There are quite a few steps so getting luggage in and out of the apartment could be difficult for some. The owner was very helpful even though she was out of town

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We didn't want to come in from the balcony!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely apartment! It is clean, appointed well, and Minnie even had some items in the fridge to welcome us. All pertinent information and Kinsale recommendations are in a binder that was very helpful.

The location is exceptional, across the river from Kinsale, and is a reasonable walk to town and other locations, such as Summer Cove and Charles Fort. I don't think you can beat this view.

Minnie responded quickly whenever we contacted her which helped to make our visit even more special. We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful apartment with amazing views and there's always something to watch - the balcony is perfect for a few drinks in the evening. It has a comfortable bed, again with a view that makes you not want to get up - there is another bedroom without views. The shower room has a good shower and a heated floor, a nice treat in Winter I'm sure. The kitchen is well equipped with all the essentials although I can't remember seeing oil, if you're going to cook in - we didn't.

The walk into the centre takes about 10 minutes but longer coming back as its a long haul uphill but no problem if you're fit. The Spaniard is the nearest bar/restaurant and is very good. Man Friday is close to the Spaniard but is a restaurant I prefer in Winter as it gets too crowded in a good summer. Bulmans on the way to Charles Fort is also a great bar/restaurant. We had great meals in Bastion and in Max's, a good meal in Jim Edwards but we found Finn's Table disappointing this time. Best to book for all restaurants.

There is a large waste bin where cars park which operates with a key and holds anything it seems without any thought of recycling. If you are a mad recycler, there is a large recycling centre on the way out of town past the Supervalu store on the R605. The Supervalu store is excellent.

I wouldn't hesitate to return to this apartment when we next hit Kinsale.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Waters-Land South, County Cork

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off peak
15 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
26 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nightly Rate
2 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.67

A refundable security deposit of 200 Euro is extra to the rental cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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