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Beautiful Artist's Cottage-Quiet Neighborhood, Center of Town

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Living Room Living Room Living Room/Sliding glass doors to backyard Backyard and patio furniture Fully Stocked Kitchen View into Living/Dining area Bedroom Downstairs - lovely light Bedroom #1 upstairs -  double bed, skylight Bedroom #2 upstairs - twin bed, skylight View out one of the upstairs skylights towards the backyard View from the upstairs skylight of the Backyard One of the nearby beaches - beautiful!

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kinsale cottage description

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Walk to everything in Kinsale! No need to drive. Set in a quiet residential neighborhood, but right in the center of the beautiful village of Kinsale. We're close enough to walk anywhere in about 2 to 5 minutes, but far enough away from all the action to ensure the peace you need when you need it.

We've completely redone the interior design with a modern, fresh feel, while preserving the original beauty and tradition of the exterior of this 300-year-old former fisherman's cottage. We've just returned from another update, adding new curtains, new sofa, some new fixtures and some lovely finishings.

Here's a review that puts it quite nicely:

'It couldn't have been more perfect for us. This cottage was indeed immaculate, charming, tastefully furnished, quiet, and cozy. It really felt like home and everything was conveniently within walking distance. What we also loved was the abundance of natural light that came through the cottage during the day making it such an inspiring place to be in. We would definitely come back to stay. Thank you for making our Kinsale holiday such a great experience!'
Ann Mairi & Eric, New York, NY

And another said: '...the most comfortable bed I slept on in Ireland...'
Kris,
New Zealand

Set on a hill above Desmond Castle in the center of town, walking distance to all of the wonderful shops, pubs and restaurants of Kinsale, considered the 'Gourmet Capital' of Ireland.

Nearby attractions include: the Old Head of Kinsale (a beautiful site and also the location of one of the top golf courses in the world), several beautiful beaches, a marina, and some of the most amazing natural scenery in Ireland.

We've recently added all new wood floors, new beds, all new modern designer furniture and fully stocked the kitchen with new utensils, glasses, plates, etc., new washer and dryer, a gas bbq and patio furniture in the expansive back yard.

It's a beautiful place to stay and we welcome you to come and experience all that this wonderful location has to offer.

Keywords: Cottage, Vacation, Rental, charming, central

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            2...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Coffee Maker
          • Stove
          • Dining
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Oil radiators in each room...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Skylights in Upstairs Bedrooms, 'Most Comfortable Beds in Ireland!' - Kris N. (New Zealand), Large Back Yard, New wood floors, All new tasteful designer furnishings,Abundance of natural light...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Books
              • Toys
              • Games

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Family
              • Historic

              Location & View

                  • Water View

                  Activities

                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Racquetball
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Cycling
                  • Groceries
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Museums
                  • Marina
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Other Activities

                      • Traditional Irish Music, Best Pubs in Ireland
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Perfect getaway in Kinsale with garden

                        Perfect getaway in Kinsale with garden

                        • Guest rainshell (Dublin, Ireland)
                        • Date of stay 05/31/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/28/13
                        We recently decided to go to Kinsale at the last minute for the bank holiday weekend, and landed on our feet. This little cottage was perfect. Located in a quite residential part of Kinsale but less than 2 minutes walk to the centre of town meant we had the best of both worlds. Granted the cottage is not particularly large, but it's really quaint and cosy. The garden is a very good size though, and private, so in the summer its a great place to sit out and have a morning coffee (the new Dolce gusto coffee machine helps) or a drink in the evening with the fruits of a trip to the English Market in Cork city. We were a couple and the place suited us perfectly. Centrality, and space outside were our main criteria - so that we could enjoy Kinsale to it's fullest, and the cottage was perfect for that. Also, one of the owners paints so there are lovely painting all over the cottage, and some really cool furniture, which give it a really nice feel. I'd rather stay somewhere like this, than a generic hotel room or apartment block any day. Yes my 6"3 partner had to watch his head in the bedrooms upstairs, but the downstairs bedroom was plenty big - it didn't bother him at all. The stairs are rather vertical (like Amsterdam) but for us that just added to the charm. The kitchen is small but ample, and well stocked. The dining table probably wouldn't fit 4, but then there is also a table in the garden and a myriad of nice restaurants in Kinsale so that really didn't matter to us; we were in Kinsale to have a weekend off from cooking, and eat as much fish and seafood as we could! The owners Martina and Paul were really nice and helpful when we were organising it, and their cousin Curt was there to meet us and show us around. He was really relaxed and welcoming so we felt at home straight away. We'd a great time, and would definitely return, or recommend it to other couples planning a few days in Kinsale. If I'd children, or there had been 6 of us we probably would have gone for something larger, but I doubt it would have been as charming.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • Exactly What We Were Looking For!

                        Exactly What We Were Looking For!

                        • Guest Martlea (Ottawa, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 09/16/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/07/13
                        We spent a week a this cottage while visiting Kinsale and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was cosy, clean and had everything we needed but, most importantly, was perfectly located for touring the town. We could get to everything in less than a 10 minute walk. Curt was most helpful in getting us oriented and providing recommendations for restaurants and sites. When we did travel out of the town we had no problems parking near the cottage regardless of our time of return. Would definitely recommend this for a couple who wanted to be close to everything without being on the main street of this busy tourist town.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • Nice place

                        Nice place

                        • Guest Richie (Dublin Ireland)
                        • Date of stay 08/31/12
                        • Review Submitted 02/06/13
                        I stayed here for a week with two friends during a sailing event in Kinsale and it was perfect for our needs. Very nice to find a small third kids bedroom upstairs so we all had a room. It's compact but has everything required - including a much used washer and dryer in the shed outside. Smart decor and everything works. Electric shower so no hot water shortage problems. I'm 6ft 1in so yeah the upstairs ceilings were not ideal but a minor issue. Very reasonable value compared to the cost of a hotel for a week. The owner's representatives were both extremely friendly and helpful. Great location for a few days in Kinsale - 5 minutes to the main street and stacks of nice bars and restaurants within easy strolling distance. I'd stay here again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • A truly lovely place to stay in Kinsale

                        A truly lovely place to stay in Kinsale

                        • Guest Happyvisitor (Dublin)
                        • Date of stay 08/22/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/14/12
                        My husband, two boys (5 & 2 years old) and myself stayed for three nights, it was just perfect for us, the boys loved the attic bedroom with the slanty ceiling, looking at the stars through the velux window. They had great fun playing in the garden while we relaxed with a glass of wine in the afternoon sun which was actually hot! My husband is an architect and he really liked the layout and decor of the house, I loved the furnishings and bed linen - somebody put alot of thought into making this a unique and quality experience! The place was spotless and had a lovely clean, fresh smell when I opened the door, which is always reassuring! The location was great - two minutes walk to the playground and five minutes down to main street, we didn't need to use the car for the duration of our stay. Would love to come back again. Highly recommended!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • Disappointing

                        Disappointing

                        • Guest Irish (Medford, MA)
                        • Date of stay 08/26/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/10/12
                        This cottage is in a great location and has a washer and dryer. However, overall, we were disappointed. The cottage is VERY small,and being about 6 feet tall, I could not stand up in the upstairs bedrooms. The stair to the upstairs are very steep and treacherous, especially when bringing a suitcase up. The three of us could not sit at the table to eat breakfast together as there were only 2 chairs and a tiny table. There are no closets in the cottage. After travelling for a week and living out of a suitcase, we were looking forward to having a place to unpack and hang clothes up. There is one bureau in the downstairs bedroom, but most of the drawers were stuck and we were unable to open them. The bathroom is very small and was not particularly clean, and the towels were not very clean. I washed them all before I let anyone in my family use them. While it was great having a washer and dryer, they are in a dark, dirty shed in the backyard.

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                      • Great cottage in Kinsale!!!

                        Great cottage in Kinsale!!!

                        • Guest John (Greenville, SC)
                        • Date of stay 06/29/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/11/12
                        Great location and great cottage on lane with lots of character. Kinsale was fantastic!!!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • Perfect location with artistic flair

                        Perfect location with artistic flair

                        • Guest Kristi (San Francisco)
                        • Date of stay 07/31/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/25/11
                        The "Artist Cottage" in Kinsale was a fabulous place to stay. The location is convenient and picturesque, allowing the traveler to have the experience of living in a neighborhood, vs. being just another tourist. The cottage feels historic, but has contemporary updates. We enjoyed kicking back for a day watching the "Father Ted" DVD after almost 2 weeks of travel. Kurt and Sandra were warm and very welcoming hosts. I highly recommend this rental.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                      • Perfect Location

                        Perfect Location

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 07/25/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/01/11
                        This cozy cottage is perfectly located just a short walk from town on a secluded little lane. We had no problem finding a place to park our car close by. Everyone in the town was friendly and helpful. We traveled with another couple and the space was just right for the 4 of us. The bedrooms are tiny but the beds are so comfortable! And bundles of lavender and books to read on the nightstand. There are actually two bedrooms upstairs - very small - and one down. The kitchen was outfitted with all that we needed to cook dinner the day we traveled to the English Market in Cork - about a half hour away and full of splendid meats, cheeses, seafood and produce. We enjoyed having the privacy of a little back yard for our feast. Everything was clean and well maintained. There were many shops and restaurants just a short walk away, and a choice of grocery stores and a seafood shop, also close by. Definitely walk to Fishy Fishy for lunch - the best fish of our trip. We were lucky enough to have a sunny day and we hiked along the harbor and up to the Charles Fort. We would return in a heartbeat to the coziness of this cottage.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing.

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                        • Guest Chris C.
                        • Date of stay 03/13/11
                        • Review Submitted 05/19/11
                        Hi Paul, We arrived back in Boston last night and I wanted to take a minute to let you know we had an excellent time at your home in Kinsale, it was hard to leave! Sandra and Curt were helpful, with some restaurant suggestions, Crackpots was our favorite, and when we had a punctured tire on St Patrick's Day, recommended the tyre shop up the hill which promptly fixed it. Overall it was one of the nicest vacations we have had, 35 minutes to downtown Cork, we were able to visit our son at UCC several times during the week. Location, location, location, your palce can't be beat! On street parking was never a problem, and we were able to walk and explore all around Kinsale as much as we wanted to. If we get back to Kinsale, we'll be sure to ask if your place is available again!

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                        • Guest Robert Spidell (Fullerton, California)
                        • Date of stay 09/28/07
                        • Review Submitted 09/28/07
                        This cozy cottage was just what we were looking for, more space and privacy than a B&B or hotel, it was clean and comfortable, and just a short walk to the pubs, restaraunts and shops of Kinsale. The kitchen was nice to have, especially with kids. I would stay here again or recommend it to a friend.

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                      Jun 1 - Sep 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      €110
                      €660
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                      Location

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                      • Nearest Airport: Cork at 13 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Garretstown at 7 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: The Tap at 200 Metres
                      • Nearest Golf: Old Head Golf Links at 9 Miles
                       

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                      Photos

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Living Room/Sliding glass doors to backyard

                        Living Room/Sliding glass doors to backyard

                      • Fully Stocked Kitchen

                        Fully Stocked Kitchen

                      • Bedroom #1 upstairs -  double bed, skylight

                        Bedroom #1 upstairs - double bed, skylight

                      • Bedroom #2 upstairs - twin bed, skylight

                        Bedroom #2 upstairs - twin bed, skylight

                      • View from the upstairs skylight of the Backyard

                        View from the upstairs skylight of the Backyard

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Backyard and patio furniture

                        Backyard and patio furniture

                      • View into Living/Dining area

                        View into Living/Dining area

                      • Bedroom Downstairs - lovely light

                        Bedroom Downstairs - lovely light

                      • View out one of the upstairs skylights towards the backyard

                        View out one of the upstairs skylights towards the backyard

                      • One of the nearby beaches - beautiful!

                        One of the nearby beaches - beautiful!

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                      Date last modified - Friday, March 21, 2014

                      €100 - €110 per night (EUR)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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