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

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


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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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016

Guestbook comments from the manager

We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more. The property was spotless, comfortable and tucked privately off from the harbour. The manager was so helpful in making advanced reservations for us at local restaurants and helped make our stay a memorable one.
May 2012
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Kinsale superior self-catering cottage in the heart of town - NEW!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Excellent cottage in the heart of Kinsale.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Gorgeous cottage in a great central location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was ideal for us as we were travelling with an infant. It really had everything we needed. The property manager was great to deal with and had installed stairgates, highchair and travel cot ahead of our arrival. Definitely took the stress away of travelling with young children. A real bonus was the playground a few minutes walk from the front door in a the park adjacent to the cottage. It really kept the little ones occupied and tired them out enough so that we could enjoy and amazing lunch Fishy Fishy Restaurant. It really is as good as their reviews and just around the corner. We will definitely be back to stay at the cottage, as the house is spotless & has everything you could need. Donna also made great restaurant recommendations for the family. Jim Edwards being another favourite. For the nights we stayed in the nearby fish & chip shop or a pizza takeaway are equally scrummy. We could see why they call Kinsale the gourmet capital, as we did not have one bad meal our entire stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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It's the perfect retreat - cosy, warm, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

a great location, the perfect cosy cottage within walking distance of all the brilliant restaurants Kinsale has to offer. It's warm, comfortable, clean - the beds are amazing!! and right beside a health centre and swimming pool too, if you feel the need to burn off all those lovely meals out!! will be back! :D thanks Donna!

May & Will

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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A lovely cottage in the heart of Kinsale

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is in a central location right next to Acton's Hotel and is well equipped for a comfortable stay. The owner was helpful throughout planning and the actual stay, and the cottage was beautifully clean and well maintained. Everything was set up for our baby in advance too - baby bath, high chair, stairgate and cot with bedding. We really enjoyed our stay - the local restaurants are excellent and the nearby beaches are lovely. We were so lucky with glorious weather too, an added bonus.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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A joy from the moment we arrived, until we left.

  • 5 of 5

What a tremendous cottage. This property provided my wife and two grown up children with the perfect base to explore Kinsale and the Cork area. The accommodation provided all the comforts you would expect from a "superior" property, and the rental process was conducted with supreme professionalism and charm. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage, and hope the next occupants enjoy their stay in this beautiful town and property as much as we did. The local restaurants e.g Fishy fishy ( 2 minutes away) The Man Friday , Dino's are excellent, and the shops and cafes charming. Excellent.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Cork Airport
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
fishy fishy wine bar
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Cork Ferryport - Ringaskiddy
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Kent station - Cork City
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
fishy fishy restaurant
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

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

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $273

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.

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Town-Plots Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • 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.

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