Three bedroom bungalow sleeping 5 in an ideal part of Kinsale. Beautifully decorated and furnished to a very high standard with all amenities. The quaint, picturesque, bustling little streets of kinsale, the shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, the harbour, marina area and fishing boats are all right on your doorstep, less than 5 minutes walk away. Kinsale enjoys a growing reputation as the gourmet centre of Ireland. Live music can also be heard from many a pub as you walk along Kinsale's streets. An ideal location for sailing, golf, and fishing, Kinsale has a yachting harbour, sailing club and three golf courses. Not only do Kinsale's glorious beaches, coves and inlets make it one of the most popular bathing, snorkelling and surfing areas in Ireland, the waterfront is also a launching post for deep-sea angling, scuba diving and blue-shark fishing trips. The West Cork coast is a haven for sea birds too and the Camogue Marsh and wildlife sanctuary can be seen from the rear of the house. Garden, Wifi, TV, DVD Player, Stereo.
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Bungalow in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland - 5 Mins Walk To Centre And Harbour Area
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- 22 Sep 2018
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.
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Well equipped, home away from home
This ideally located bungalow was comfortable and well equipped. Just a short walk down the hill to Kinsale town meant no need to fight over limited parking or being concerned about driving after enjoying some adult beverage. The kitchen was so well equipped that I could prepare and serve any meal I chose. We lost power because of an unprecedented hurricane (Orphelia ), but the lovely next door neighbor sent over a flask of boiling water so that we could enjoy a cup of tea and offered the use of their gas stove top to prepare some hot soup.Wonderful Irish hospitality 🍀When we return to Ireland we will definitely look to stay at this property again!
Thanks Carol for your lovely review and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay. As you say, it's great to be so close to the centre of Kinsale and yet in a relatively quiet location. We're also very lucky having such lovely people next door. They are so nice and thoughtful. You'd be welcome to return at any time.
Spacious, comfortable house in great location
We have just had a lovely week in Kinsale. The house was perfect for us. We have 4 children between the ages of 1 and 9, and there was plenty of bedroom and living space for all of us (the youngest in the travel cot provided). There is also a large, enclosed garden, perfect for children. The walk into town is also short, and again, easy with the children. Surfing in Garrettstown was the highlight of our week.
Thanks to Graham and his wife for a lovely stay in their house.
Comfortable and perfectly located
Perfect place to stay for a family of five like us. A short walk to the charming town centre of Kinsale (don't take your car down there if you don't need to on busy summer days, streets are narrow and cars parked everywhere). We found everything we needed for self-household in this bungalow, and spent hours relaxing in the back garden. Clean and nice, and enough wardrobe space for everybody. We spent a week in Kinsale, and had several day-trips from here, the longest to the lovely Dingle peninsula and also one along the south coast to Mizen Head via several attractions like the Michael Collins centre and the model railway near Clonakilty, numerous acheological sites, the planetarium in Schull and generally the coastal landscape itself.
We spent a couple of days walking to the fort one day and to the beach another day. We also had lovely strolls in Kinsale town, shopping in the small shops, taking photos and looking at the enchanting pictures of Kinsale's own art photographer Giles Norman ( 30 years anniversary this year, take a look in the gallery or photo shop.)It was always nice returning to the house after holiday experiences like this. Informative brochures about the area is available in the house, and the owner answers questions on mail very swiftly. Only thing is, Scandinavians as we are, we never really found out how to get hot water out of the kitchen tap, but we figured out about the showers :)
Thank you for your review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay. You'd be most welcome to return if you come back to Kinsale in the future. Regarding the hot water in the kitchen, you just need to let the tap run for a bit and the water will be hot.
When the sun is out, the patio is great
Excellent location, easy walk down into the village.
The space excellent for two couples. Good well equipped kitchen, seating for 6. Good beds and bathrooms. Great location for touring the south coast as one did not need to go through the village. Navigating the village by car I found a challenge...not unlike so many of the attractive villages in Ireland. But local help was happily available the many times we stopped when lost.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kinsale centre is busy in the summer so it's good that the house is so close to the main centre that you can leave the car in the drive and walk in.
Had a great week in Kinsale as ever. The property is in a great location and well appointed. The neighbours are very friendly and informative.
Very good property overlooking the Bandon river
Everything you needed was there for a very comfortable stay.
Easy access to the Town of Kinsale, 7 minutes down and 12 back up walking of course. A great experience.
Thank you for your lovely review. My wife, Mary, & I are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the house. You were lovely guests and I hope we can welcome you back sometime.
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.
Booking Notes: A 10% deposit secures a booking. The balance then being due 8 weeks prior to arrival. A £50 per week refundable security deposit is taken. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival is from 4pm and departure is by 10am.