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Kinsale superior self-catering cottage in the heart of town - NEW!

Town-Plots, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Cottage800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Explore kinsale on foot from this unique town centre cottage

You’ll find our stunning historic cottage privately secluded yet conveniently situated just off the main pier road. Nestled beside the award winning fishy fishy restaurant and a mere 2 minutes to the marina.

This beautifully furnished property is equipped with all you'll need for enjoying your stay in Kinsale town centre.

The spacious ground floors open plan living/dining and kitchen area retains its original wood beam ceiling, offering a cosy cottage feeling for a relaxing stay. Equipped with TV, DVD & ample reading material should you wish to enjoy a quiet night in and the charm of this property.

Upstairs comprises of a master double bedroom, one twin bedroom, and contemporary bathroom with a large shower cubicle, WC & washbasin. There is also a double sofa bed available in the open plan living room.

To the front of the property is a small patio with bistro set for enjoying a glass of wine or meal of an evening.

The town’s restaurants, pubs, cafés and historic attractions are all set in charmingly painted, narrow, winding streets which make for delightful exploring on foot.

Historical walking tours are also on offer as are boat trips around the harbour, or just browse the many art galleries, museums, historic buildings and craft shops.

We are more than happy to help pre-book any of the activities, or restaurants that you may wish to sample.

A car is not essential for your stay at House of Stanley, but off street parking is also available to the front of the property.

Property Manager


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Calendar last updated:
Mar 21, 2018


    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 double, superior quality mattress and bedding
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, superior quality mattresses and bedding
      • Sofa bed downstairs
        1 sleep sofa /futon, sofa bed on ground floor
      • A travel cot is available on request


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
          • Town


              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Paper Towels
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Tumble Dryer
                      • Washing Machine


                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television


                                      • Patio


                                          • unsuitable for elderly or infirm


                                              • churches
                                              • library
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Should you wish for us to make restaurant, activity, spa bookings before your arrival. Please do not hesitate to ask. We are more than happy to make your stay in Kinsale a memorable one. For our younger visitors, we have a travel cot, high chair, stair gate and window locks, plus DVDs and bedtime stories to make them feel right at home.

                                                                17 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Lovely and comfortable

                                                                Karen R.New Britian

                                                                My husband and I stayed at the House of Stanley as our home base for 2 weeks. It was cozy and felt like home with everything we needed to cook our meals, do laundry, and be very comfortable. Donna greeted us on our arrival and even drove us to the grocery store to get a few things to begin our vacation. She was friendly and very helpful. Kinsale is a lovely town with plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs. There is no need for a car because everything is within walking distance and the buses are very convenient if you want to travel to another town. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Ireland.

                                                                Great quaint cottage in a really good location

                                                                Sean M.

                                                                The cottage is really central to the town, in a nice quiet private spot and has everything we needed. Donna made great restaurant recommendations as well as for a couple of local tours. The ghost tour from Tap Tavern was great fun. We were really lucky with the weather and loved sitting outside for a glass of wine of an evening, a bonus was the use of the leisure centre at the Hotel next door, which had a nice pool, and hot tub. Will definitely stay again, as it was spotlessly clean, beds were really comfortable and it was ideal for us.

                                                                Location location location

                                                                Cynthia B.

                                                                This cottage was so comfortable and a very very easy 5 minute walk to all the restaurants, harbor and great scenic walks. However be aware that you are right next to the "working end" of a large hotel so there is foot traffic, some noise of trucks coming and going (and temporarily blocking your parking) to unload supplies early in the morning and sometimes later in the evening. They don't stay long so it was not a major problem. During our month long stay we had 2 nights when there was loud music at night due to wedding events at the hotel. Just bring some ear plugs and you will be fine! For us, to be right in the heart of Kinsale, and to know that we had parking outside our door when we came back from our daily expursions and could then just park our car and not have to drive anywhere to get to amazing restaurants, quaint pubs or just grab a coffee or Guinness and visit with the locals made it well worth this inconvenience. We would definately stay there again and Donna was very helpful and attentive. She even arranged for a cleaning and clean sheets and towels each week. What a treat!

                                                                Absolutely wonderful!

                                                                Mary D.

                                                                This was my first trip to Ireland and it truly was a home away from home. The cottage was so clean and comfortable. The location was perfect. Just go out side your door and you can walk the streets of Kinsale with all the shops and restaurants . The beautiful bay was just a few steps away . I was with my daughter and we always felt safe . The owners of the cottage were friendly and very helpful . I can't wait to go back again.

                                                                Excellent cottage in the heart of Kinsale.

                                                                David Q.

                                                                stayed here with my wife and two teenage daughters[17,13], the cottage is right in the heart of Kinsale,Fishy Fishy is next door.The cottage is spotless clean and very well maintained,and looks exactly as it does in the photos. Donna the agent was very helpful and will book restaurants or activities if you wish.

                                                                We fell in love with Kinsale as soon as we arrived, it has loads of fine restaurants, pubs, and cafes and is a great base for seeing other parts of Cork, we visited Fota island, Mizen Head, Cobh, Garretstown Beach.

                                                                Charles Fort is great to see and on the walk back you have to stop at the Bulman for a pint of Murphy's while sitting on the pier wall to enjoy the view of Kinsale.

                                                                I have already recommended the property to family,we don't hope to book House of Stanley again because we know that we definitely will.

                                                                Perfect Home away from Home

                                                                Amanda J.

                                                                My husband and our two boys (7 and 5) stayed for two weeks. The house had everything we needed. They boys loved their room and beds. The bathroom was clean and the shower was hot and strong. We were happy to have laundry, a great living room, and a patio. Parking was easy and having both a playground and restaurants steps away was great. Would definitely stay here again.


                                                                Town-Plots, Co. Cork, Ireland

                                                                Kinsale is an historic vibrant and picturesque harbour town. It’s rich and colourful history is evident with stunning Charles Fort and James’ Fort lining the entrance to the harbour. This unique town is well known as the gourmet capital of Ireland, and boasts an annual calendar crammed with events for all, such as; The Kinsale Gourmet Festival, Kinsale Arts Week, Kinsale Jazz Festival, Kinsale Races, Rugby 7’s, Vintage Car Rallies and much more. The picturesque town offers something for everyone. For the active there is sailing, deep-sea fishing, horse-riding, cycling, windsurfing, kayaking and many other water activities. Golfing is available locally at the spectacular links course The Old Head of Kinsale, and also at Farrangalway (18 holes) or at Ringenane (9 holes). Beaches are in abundance with Castlepark just 1.5 miles away and within walking distance of Kinsale. Whilst 5 miles away is the stunning Garrettstown beach which is ideal for surfing, swimming and rock-pooling. Whatever your pleasure from history, to restaurants, to pubs, to shops, to activities, Kinsale has it all.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Weekly rates are for Saturday to Saturday. Check in time is 3pm and check-out time is 10am. If an earlier check-in and later check-out is needed this will be accommodated if possible, but would have to be pre-arranged with us. Other arrival dates will be accommodated if possible. Utilities, linen and bath towels are all included in the rate. Shorter 3 night stays can be offered off season only.

                                                                Full payment to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival. Bank transfer transactions charges apply to sender. Any cancellations will be refunded fully less 25% up to 2 weeks (14 days) before arrival date. No refund from 2 weeks (14 days) before arrival date. Security deposit of 250 Euro payable cash on arrival. This is a refundable security deposit assuming no damages occur or special cleaning required.

                                                                17 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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