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Gardener's Lodge at the Seaside in Kinsale, County Cork, Southern Ireland

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Gardeners Lodge (Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms)

Our beautiful Gardener's lodge is a first floor apartment, set in a large and private mature organic terraced garden with many fruit trees, organic vegetables, herbs and salads.

To enjoy the stunning harbour view from your bedroom there is no need to get out of the beautifully handcrafted king size bed, as it is designed for you to look straight at the sea, which you also do from the kitchen and living room windows.

Gardener's Lodge is very private and just a few meters above the sea. There is access to the sea, but the nearest sandy beach is a 5 min drive away. Within walking distance to all amenities in Kinsale.

It has it's own terrace on which on sunny days you can enjoy the sunshine from morning until sunset, it faces south/west.

The lodge is a stand alone property in our extensive terraced gardens right next to the sea.

It comprises of two bedrooms, one double and one full size bunk bed for two. Large kitchen, living area with wood burning stove, all wood supplied.

Great deck space with sun all day for a BBQ (supplied) or just relaxing and taking in the views.

We don't except outside visitors.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About The Owner

Originally from Kinsale, but then grew up in Germany, returned to Ireland in 1991.

With my partner Michael and two children we enjoy gardening and are proud to share this lovely place with our guests.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1995

What makes this apartment unique

We are in a very sheltered position, it is a real suntrap.

Very private, peaceful and unique.


Ardbrack Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • no smoking inside please
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bedroom
  • Gardener's Lodge sleeps two adults and a maximum of two children.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private with stunning sea views


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Gardener's Lodge at the Seaside in Kinsale, County Cork, Southern Ireland
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

It's a lovely and secluded location. Comfortable beds and a beautiful view of the natural harbour. Diana is very friendly and quite helpful with us planning our daily itinerary. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience! Loved loved loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in February 2016 and my boyfriend proposed in the cottage so it holds so many special memories for me! Perfect spot for a proposal or romantic break or equally for a family getaway. Beautiful walk to Kinsale and also walking distance to some beautiful restautants along the coast!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We originally stayed in Gardeners Lodge in June 2013 having booked through a different channel hence the delay in submitting a review on this site. The cottage is in a wonderful location with everything for a relaxing holiday. Diana and Myke are excellent hosts and the delivery of freshly baked bread within an hour of our arrival was a love!y surprise. If we had the time to spend the whole summer here, we would block book the Lodge without hesitation but will have to be content with another holiday in June 2015.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the seaside lodge for valentines weekend and wished we had longer. A great welcome from Diana and Mike who live in the main house just 100 yards away, spotless comfortable accommodation with our own private deck overlooking the water (Robinson Crusoe Style), beautiful views from the property which nestles into the hillside. The weather wasn't perfect but this was a very sheltered little sun trap and we sat on the deck with our wine and watched the early evening sunset until it got a bit too chilly to be outside. Then went inside and loaded the wood burner with some logs that Mike left for us and snuggled in by the fire to finish our wine - sheer bliss!!

Kinsale is a great little town with lots to do - we love to walk and there was no shortage of interesting places to go - a local fellow offers historic walks which I hear are captivating but we didn't manage to fit that in - and apparently there is a ghost tour on offer too !! The restaurants and great pubs are in abundance so it was difficult to choose. We like the food in The White House and went there twice.

The road to our accommodation is along the seafront and a beautiful spot for an after dinner stroll back from the restaurant. I think we stayed at the very best location in Kinsale - close enough to reach the centre of town by a 10 minute stroll and far enough to get peace and a quiet for a good nights sleep with the added bonus of being right on the sea front. All in, a great place that I would recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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the lodge fantastick

  • 5 of 5

First class accommodation with views to die for, one of the finest places to stay in the world not just Ireland. Excellent hosts and a beautiful location. Highly recommended with first class service

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian, thank you for your lovely compliment, it was great meeting you both and we hope to accommodate you again in the near future. Kind regards Diana & Michael
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Cork International airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Ringaskiddy (Cork)
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Kinsale golf course
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Man Friday and The Bulman

Kinsale is famous for it's many gourmet and award winning restaurants, pubs, sailing, canoeing, fishing, diving, coastal walks etc.

Kinsale golf course 5km. Old head of Kinsale 14km.

Our property is on the coast and a 5min. drive to the nearest sandy beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $245.61

In Gardeners lodge prices quoted are for two persons sharing, every additional person per night is from 30 Euro, maximim four people. Over Easter and from mid June till mid September we only take a minimum of 7night bookings, commencing on Saturdays.
Check in times are from 4pm till 7pm, unless prior arrangement. Check out is 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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