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Kinsale- Beachfront, 4 Bed/4 Bath OR 2 Bed/2 Bath House

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Choice of House -4 Bedroom/4 Bath, (Sleeps 9) OR 2 Bedroom/2 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Please ask for both availability and price in either the 4 BEDROOM or 2 BEDROOM house - The Calendar is not accurate; Description below if for the 4 bedroom house - the 2 bedroom house is exactly the same finish with 2 bathrooms - only cheaper !

Both available for LONGER or SHORT TERM Lettings over the off-season.

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

Our house is unique in that it is the largest house, positioned in the middle of Castlepark village, spread over 3 floors & comprises of a very large open plan Lounge/Dining Room, Kitchen, wide hallways & 4 large bedrooms with 4 matching bathrooms. Unique features include vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers & plenty of natural light. Our house can accommodate large or extended families with sleeping for up to 10 people comfortably. We have just completed a full ‘makeover’ of the house, we know you will enjoy your stay here, relaxation, peaceful yet in the middle of everything.

From the hallway you get a first glimpse of what is too follow, free flowing of space into the open plan lounge/dining area, old style yet contemporary but above all relaxing & ready to enjoy. The open plan lounge area is very spacious & bright, the new velux sky light windows allow in the morning light, the beams are painted cream in colour & rise 45° to double height. The new oak floor, cream panelling –the lanterns & leather couches even the wall mounted plasma screen TV/DVD they allow for a relaxing atmosphere. Wifi included;

The accompanying dining area comprises of a large pine table & 8 carved chairs with views out via the south facing full height window allowing maximum light to flood the room. Also on this floor there is a full bathroom with shower & easy access to the fully equipped kitchen. The full size antique pine kitchen is well equipped with a Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Hob, Oven, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer & all general kitchen equipment. There is also a table & 4 chairs for extra visitors.

The first bedroom on the lower floor is a large double room, with pitch pine furniture, maple floor & a large three piece ensuite. All bed lined is the same design & blue in colour, keeping the nautical theme throughout. The second bedroom on the lower floor is extra large in size, with a large double bed & a single bed, with all antique pine furniture & maple flooring.

Each of the two lower bedrooms are ensuite with quality fittings. There is also a spare pullout bed & a baby travel cot both stored under the stair case just in case there is a need for an extra visitor/toddler.

The second staircase rises upwards, lit be a new velux sky light window & cushioned with new woollen carpets, & as with all the house, freshly painted. Also on the upper floor is a large hot press for extra storage.

Both the upper floor bedrooms have the exposed beams, natural in colour giving a good contrast to the cream colours below. To the right is a nice twin bedroom, newly carpeted with antique pine furniture. The other upper floor bedroom is a good size double, again with exposed natural beams, pine furniture & a large velux sky light window providing subtle brightness. Both these bedrooms share a separate bathroom with electric shower.

There are four bathrooms all with showers throughout the house. Plenty of board games & books are available when friends arrive. Outside the house there is a planted gravelled courtyard & private secure parking accessed via a pass code on an electric barrier.

Our House, the ideal location: GPS(51°41’50N)(8°30’50W)

Our house is indeed a unique beachfront home, on a peninsula overlooking Kinsale itself, surrounded by heritage & the sea. We have direct access to a very safe, sandy beach, you stroll across the gravel courtyard & private lawns & step quietly onto the soft sand.

On the other side of the peninsula from the beach is a great yacht marina Castlepark Marina, with numerous yachts & boats available for charter, short term holiday moorings can also be arranged. Also on the doorstep is the famous traditional pub, The Dock for a quiet pint. Directly across the water is historic Charles Fort, behind the house is the equally famous James Fort, both guarding Kinsale harbour. Up behind the house is a very beautiful, heritage protected headland with very scenic walks, providing panoramic views of both the inner & outer harbour, our beach, Charles Fort, Kinsale town & the Bandon River.

Castlepark has it all yet you are still only minutes from the gourmet capitol itself-Kinsale. A real Gem to escape too!

About Kinsale:

Originally a medieval fishing port, historic Kinsale is now known as the 'Culinary Capital of Ireland'. Located on the south west coast of Ireland, Kinsale is full of history, character & charm. With its yacht-filled harbour, brightly painted cottages, bow-windowed houses & displays of flowers in pots, tub & hanging baskets, it marks the beginning of scenic West Cork.

Only 18 miles from Cork, it is ideally placed as a deep-sea angling & yachting centre. Boat charter fishing excursions can be organised at the local Marina. Kinsale is internationally recognised as the gourmet capital of Ireland, with a large selection of pubs & restaurants to cater for all tastes. There is always a traditional welcome & a selection of entertainment by day & by night. A wide range of festivals are held during the year, Arts Week, Jazz Festival, Gourmet Festival, Comedy Festival, Kinsale Karnival, Kinsale Regatta, Sovereign Cups, Vintage Rally, Kinsale 7’s.

Perhaps join a historical walking or geology tour, go horse riding or whale watching; Learn to sail, snorkel or kayak; take a pottery or art lesson or perhaps learn to cook, anything is possible! Kinsale caters for visitors of all ages, for all sporting enthusiasts both land & sea based. You are also only 10 minutes from the ‘Old Head’, one of the worlds’ most recognised & respected Golf courses.

However relaxed or active you wish to be on your holiday-Kinsale offers you multiple choices and allows you to take things at your own pace.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2016

Why The Owner chose County Cork

Living near the sea is so relaxing with loads to do - Sailing, kayaking, fishing, walking, biking, restaurants, catching up with old friends .....relaxing and having a good time.

What makes this house unique

Total switch off from the day to day activities - we all really relax in Castlepark

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for organising the mooring on the marina - it really made our holiday having the boat with us - we had great time exploring and sailing - great house and loved the beach - thanks from the Cunningham family , Dublin
Aug 2008
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Old-Fort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Sink and Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Sink and Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Sink and Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large Double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Large Double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Large Double and a Single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Camp bed for junior or crib if required
  • 4 Bedroom house has : King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Crib: Baby Crib, High Feeding Chair available if required, Camp Bed also available for junior if required ------ ------ ------- 2 bedroom house has (2) Queen size beds and (2) bathrooms
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Comfort and Relaxation is what makes our property unique...; Beside the water and the beach is great for all ages; We are surrounded by natural history and also located in the middle of a heritage protected area makes our property unique.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Kinsale- Beachfront, 4 Bed/4 Bath OR 2 Bed/2 Bath House
average rating of 4.923077 based on 19 reviews

Castlepark Kinsale

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic two week stay at this property. Location is ideal for both exploring the local town and getting away from it all. Beach is a minute's walk away as is the wonderful James Fort. The convenient local pub is a great bonus. The property itself is well appointed - bedrooms all a good size with ample bathrooms. Open plan sitting area is light and comfortable and the kitchen has everything you need. Declan is a great host and ensured we had everything we needed on arrival. The Castlepark complex itself is ideal for families with young children as they have lots of space to roam around safely. We thorougly enjoyed our stay and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal location for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

This property really is footsteps away from the beach, great hiking, the local pub, and great views but is also incredibly private and quiet thanks to the layout of Castlepark. All three generations of our family felt at home in the property, there is plenty of space, a convenient floor plan, and internet access in the house worked well so everyone can stay connected if they really feel the need. There is quite a variety of cafes and restaurants in Kinsale, Declan will point you in the right direction based upon your taste, but being able to prepare breakfast in the well stocked kitchen was a bonus. Whether you want to relax in the local area or explore the southern counties, from Kerry to Waterford. this location is amazing - and it is easily reached from Cork airport. Declan is a gracious host and he provided ample information prior to our stay and was available for any last minute details and tips during our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quincy, MA

Castlepark Kinsale perfect for 8 women friends

  • 5 of 5

* ladies , all 60 + stayed at Castlepark for a week and highly recommend it. Declan was very helpful helping us plan out trip long distance for months before we left. Castle park is clean and safe and wonderfully quiet and beaitiful.

The house was spacious enough for all 8 of us to feel comfortable. Everyting you need is there. We went to Kinsale almost daily. Most of us enjoyed the walk to and from town. Some of us took a cab one or both ways but if you are in good health the walk is perfect. There is plenty to do in town and it was easy to get to Old Head Golf Course, Blarney, Cobh and other lovley places around the coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno, Nevada/USA


  • 5 of 5

This home in Kinsale met all my expectations, and believe me they were high. Declan and his family are nothing but kind, helpful, and considerate. The home is beautifully maintained, roomy, and comfortable. We had a large group of adults and children and never felt cramped. The location is exceptional. Somedays we walked into Kinsale and enjoyed the town with all its shops, friendly people, and great restaurants. Other days we we took long walks on all the trails around this home or just enjoyed the beach and sites nearby. Kinsale is also a great stepping off point to tour around. We did a lot of touring and I can honestly say there was not one location I saw on my travels that I would have preferred to stay.

My family took this trip to celebrate my parents 50th anniversary and we could not have chosen a better spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High River, AB

Sterling Group, Alberta, Canada

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend Castlepark to anyone who wants a home away from home. It is very clean, casual, and lots of space to spread out if you have several couples, as we did. We enjoyed the kitchen for breakfast, the laundry facilities, and the large living room. The listing description and photos were all as advertised. Declan was very good about answering our questions, and getting a good deal for golf :-). All the restaurants were great, Jim Edwards is our recommendation, and Dalton's pub for traditional Irish music on Mondays and Tuesdays. Don't come late or you won't find any space!

We would definitely refer our friends to Castlepark. Only one small downside is there is no internet connection or telephone, so we needed to go into town to connect with the world. Upside of that, it is really cheap to buy a local phone, which we did. Thanks for a lovely stay Declan.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Island ,New York

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Castlepark Kinsale the week of August 20th. There was nine of us which consists of 7 adults and 2 kids. The house was brilliant the layout of the house was exactly what we needed we were not living on top of each other because of the space. Having a beautiful beach that was just steps away from the doorstep was excellent, my kids just had so much fun there. I had a friend come and visit us with her 2 kids and her Mum they to did not want to leave they had so much fun. Also having the Dock bar to sit out on a sunny day was just lovely.There also was beautiful places to walk to like James Fort, it was so pretty.Kinsale also had such beautiful places to eat i highly recommend Maxs we went there 2 nights in a row. Overall it was a fantastic place to stay and we would diffently go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Cork Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
The Dock
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Ringaskiddy, cork
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Old Head of Kinsale
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Cork City
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Too many to mention in Kinsale The Gourmet Capital
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Whilst here - Why not book in for a cookery course - an art class or any type of sailing, kayaling, water sport activity.


Rates & Availability

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Three nights minimum stay; weekly lettings only in the summer; Saturday to Saturday; Can take Payment over internet - A Euro 300 refundable booking deposit is expected - Payment in full 6 weeks in advance. Deposit refunded on you leaving house as you get it - enjoy. - SPECIAL OFF PEAK RATES APPLY - SHORT TERM OR LONG TERM - DROP AN EMAIL - THANKS

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