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

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'To the beach' - on the doorstep


Last updated: 04/02/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.


Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/02/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Large Double...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    2 Single Beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Large Double...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Large Double and a Single...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Camp bed for junior or crib if required...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Plenty of board games and books and local magazines...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Castlepark Beach is about 100m walk through our gardens, beautiful headland walk around James Fort behind our house with views of the outer and inner harbour, Charles Fort, Kinsale and Bandon river ...moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dining room table - with 8 chairs, additional table and 4 chairs in the kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Beach and Garden...moreless

  • Garage:

    Lock up area for kayaks etc...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi available in house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Flat screen TV with free to air selection of channels...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Private secure parking lot is via a raised barrier with number code for access...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Serves 10 plus...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is well equipped with a Washer / Dryer, Dishwasher, Hob, Oven, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer & all general kitchen equipment....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Tea, coffee etc...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    2 local marinas with great sailing and fishing...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Picnic bench table outside...moreless

  • Golf:

    Internationally recognised Old Head of Kinsale golf course on your doorstep - 2 other courses in Kinsale then many more in Cork and Kerry....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Many outdoor activities from the beach outside the house...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    private gardens running down to the sea...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Tennis club in Kinsale...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Many courses ongoing for all water sports...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 13 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

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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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cork Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Dock
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ringaskiddy, cork
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Old Head of Kinsale
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Cork City
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Too many to mention in Kinsale The Gourmet Capital
50 Metres
Nearest Beach

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.


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Old-Fort, Co. Cork, Ireland:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Total switch off from the day to day activities - we all really relax in Castlepark

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/02/2016

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • 'To the beach' - on the doorstep

    'To the beach' - on the doorstep

  • Front House Image

    Front House Image

  • Private Lawns running down to the sandy beach

    Private Lawns running down to the sandy beach

  • Open Plan Dining Area

    Open Plan Dining Area

  • Double Bedroom with Ensuite

    Double Bedroom with Ensuite

  • Upper twin room with pitched roof and exposed beams

    Upper twin room with pitched roof and exposed beams

  • The local Old Head of Kinsale lighthouse

    The local Old Head of Kinsale lighthouse

  • Castlepark Marina on your doorstep

    Castlepark Marina on your doorstep

  • The luxury lounge - open plan to the dining area

    The luxury lounge - open plan to the dining area

  • View of Charles Fort from the beach

    View of Charles Fort from the beach

  • Our beach in December

    Our beach in December

  • Full working  kitchen

    Full working kitchen

  • Trio room with ensuite and exposed beams

    Trio room with ensuite and exposed beams

  • Upper double room with pitched roof and exposed beams

    Upper double room with pitched roof and exposed beams

  • The local pub on the marina front 'The Dock'

    The local pub on the marina front 'The Dock'

VRBO #172467

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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