Bungalow in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland - 5 Mins Walk To Centre And Harbour Area
About Graham Hewitt
My wife, Mary and myself, Graham Hewitt, have a business in Leicestershire. We also live in Leicestershire and visit the house in Kinsale as often as we can.
Graham Hewitt purchased this Bungalow in 2003
Why Graham Hewitt chose Kinsale
My wife, Mary, is Irish and comes from nearby Bandon. When she was a little girl she often used to visit Kinsale with her family. It was her ambition to have a house in Kinsale one day. That dream came true in 2003. We love the position of the property, being near to the centre. Also the garden and view.
What makes this Bungalow unique
I find Kinsale a magical place. Not too big and not too small. Nice and friendly local people. There's a good variety of pubs/restaurants serving high quality food. We love to watch live music and there is plenty to choose from in Kinsale. Our house is in an ideal location being in a residential area and just 5 minutes walk to the centre. It also has great views and a nice garden.
No smoking inside the house.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
The place was great. The only thing I dwould have liked to have had better access to is a dryer for drying the laundry. Other than that it was a good place to stay. Quiet neighborhood, even with the schools so close. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Thanks Glenda for your lovely review and my wife, Mary, and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Comfortable house in lovely town
This house had everything our party of 3 needed and had a pretty view looking across the nice backyard. Kinsale was a wonderful area to visit with great food. Enjoyed out stay and would return.
Thank you, Patricia, for your lovely review. My wife, Mary, and I are glad that you found the house comfortable and welcoming. We do strive to provide a high standard and we're glad that it met your expectations.
Kinsale is a great place and has everything required for a great vacation.
The accommodation was dirty throughout. In particular the pillows were a disgrace. Shower cubicle the same. Kitchen floor obviously not cleaned for some time. Heavy mould in places in the bathroom. Dirty mop and buckets left outside on the patio. Various kitchen cupboards, drawers and one particular bowl were filthy. Holiday was interrupted on Friday morning by workmen appearing in the garden to cut hedging. We had no prior notice and they had not rung the bell. For the price I paid I feel we have had very poor value given the state of the house. While the property is tired and in need of an update I didn't expect to have to cover my pillows with towels just to sleep or worry about the sitting room curtains falling down. I have photos of all of this and would be happy to provide them. I await your response.
Mrs Burke, my wife Mary and I are astounded by your derisory comments.
Having received your review by email including your request for a refund we arrived at the house with a critical eye to check out the validity of your complaint. Our cleaner was not aware of our arrival so no special arrangements were made. We can honestly say that your harsh comments are not justified.
In your review you say that the house is dirty and give several examples which we found to be untrue.
We always strive to provide a quality holiday experience, at a very competitive price, for the people staying at our house in Kinsale. We really care about our guests. We have been letting the house for holiday lets for 16 years and have never received a review even remotely as damning as this before. We've always achieved good reviews from people staying at the house, many of whom return again and again. We started having our reviews published on the internet 3 years ago by Homeway and another famous site, and have achieved a 5 star rating every year. Surely all of those people can't be wrong.
So, we are mystified as to why you would write a review that was so at odds with all those other previous guests?
My wife's family live in a nearby town and we stay at the house several times a year to spend time with them.
Our own personal standards are high and would certainly not be happy to live in accommodation that remotely reflects your comments.
We will not be issuing a refund as per your request nor indeed would we be prepared to rent to you again.
Perfect base for family holiday
We have just returned from a wonderful week in Kinsale. This cottage was the perfect base. A short stroll from all the wonderful restaurants and the harbour. The location was good for journeys into Cork and there is a beautiful coastline for days out. The kitchen was well equipped, the beds comfortable and the garden had a lovely view. I enjoyed watching the birds early in the morning. I would definitely recommend this cottage to families looking for a home from home.
Thanks for your great review Ellie. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. It's been a pleasure to have you stay at the house and we hope to see you back sometime. Kinsale is a great little town and has everything.
We enjoyed our Kinsale visit in this lovely home. It was the perfect cottage for us in a quiet location with a beautiful view of the Bandon River. A fifteen minute walk to and from the bustling town center.
Outstanding house, perfect location.
Very pleasurable experience
Thank you very much for your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
Kinsale has a glorious sandy beach on the other side of the harbour 5-10 minutes drive away.
Cork Airport is approx 30 minutes drive from Kinsale as is the nearest ferry port. Car hire is not essential as the house is a taxi ride from the airport and only 5 minutes walk from Kinsale Centre. However, West Cork is a beautiful area and is certainly worth exploring by car.
Kinsale has many shops with all trades covered and the Supervalue supermarket is very handy in the centre. There are many restaurants with very high quality food in this gourmet capital of Ireland.
The South West corner of Ireland is known for it's beauty and dramatic coastline. There are many places of interest to visit and only a few are mentioned here.
Cork City is within 30 minutes drive of Kinsale and is a thriving, vibrant place. Standing on the banks of the River Lee it is the second largest City in Southern Ireland and owes it's origins to St. Finbarr who founded a monastry there in the 6th Century.
Clonakilty (home of the famous black and white pudding), Skibbereen, Glengarriff, Killarney, Bantry and Blarney are all within sightseeing distance of Kinsale. As is the Ring of Kerry, including the beautiful lakes, Gap of Dunloe etc.
Cobh, the last port of call of the Titanic, is well worth a visit. The Heritage Centre tells the story of emigration from Cobh in the period of the famine in 1845 up to the era of the great Liners in the 1950s. The historical role which Cobh harbour has played as a port is also illustrated.