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Coastal Cottage Full of Irish Charm - Old Head of Kinsale

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

With the surroundings of traditional Ireland, the cliffs of the Old Head of Kinsale and the beaches of the Wild Atlantic Way, this unique gem is a welcoming holiday home. Steps from the local pub, minutes from the spectacular beaches, 8 miles from Kinsale, just perfect for any getaway. Sleeps 8 comfortably with great upstairs living, open kitchen, a gas stove fire and an outdoor balcony. Roadside parking.

Yvonne Sheehan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Yvonne Sheehan

A native of Cork city, Yvonne spent many summers and occasional winter weekends at the Cottages, in the Old Head of Kinsale. It proved to be the perfect childhood playground, playing in the front garden, walking to the beach and most importantly enjoying the simplicity of the surroundings. Yvonne loves to travel and has spent time in France, Germany, Austria over the years and now spends a lot of time in America. Always excited to welcome others to her home town, Yvonne and her family look forward to your first visit to the Cottages.

Why Yvonne Sheehan chose Downmacpatrick

With the appearance of being a smaller cottage from the outside this home is large and spacious. Upstairs living with kitchen, dining area and TV room overlooking both sides of the ocean with spectacular views. Gas stove fireplace allows for hours of entertaining and during warmer months, the outdoor balcony is perfect for a morning cup of tea or an evening glass of wine. Bedrooms and bathrooms are downstairs along with a front facing sunroom. Bedrooms sleep 8 comfortably, with 3 double rooms and a 4th room with bunk beds. Washer, Dryer available for use. No pets.


Downmacpatrick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Parking ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , en suite in master bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size, 5ft bed with en suite bathroom & shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Double bed, 4ft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds, 3ft
    Bedroom 4 - 2 child bed , Room includes 2 bunk beds, each 3ft standard beds
  • Two additional travel cots available.
  • Television ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
No pets.


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Coastal Cottage Full of Irish Charm - Old Head of Kinsale
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Nice quiet location

  • 5 of 5

I was impressed with the care and thoughtfulness of the owner. She went out of her way to ensure our stay was comfortable. She met us and showed us around the house and was able to provide us with some excellent dining choices and a couple places to visit while we were staying. Very nice and very attentive to our needs.

I would recommend her place to any of my closest friends and family.

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all enjoyed your stay at the Old Head of was a pleasure.
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Nice house and view. Wish we had more time!

  • 5 of 5

The house is cozy and has great views of the water and surrounding area. The house is well equipped. The showers worked well and had warm water. We were 9 people and it worked well for us. The kids liked the bunk beds. It was nice to put them all together in one room. I hope we can get back and enjoy more of the area someday. 3 days wasn't enough time to do everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage at a perfect rural Irish location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was wonderful!! Laura was a wonderful host and even stayed to greet us as we were running late. There was nothing we lacked for in the house and only wish we could have spent more than 2 nights there. The Speckled Door Pub and Restaurant is right up the road and the service and food there were excellent. The words to describe it! So quiet and beautiful. The Atlantic Coast is not far away and it was wonderful just spending time on the deck with a cup of tea listening to the waves in the distance. My husband went for some wonderful runs there. It is a bit away from town, but that was wanted....a retreat in the Irish countryside! Would definitely recommend and hope to return to!

Didn't get to do as much site seeing there as we wanted, but if you can get over to Fort Charles, be sure to take the guided tour. It was very informative! Kinsale also has some lovely shops in town!! Thanks again for a wonderful visit!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as advertised. Conveniently located within walking distance to Speckled Door Restaurant and right down the street from Old Head Golf Club. Laura and Yvonne were great before, during and after the trip. Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable property in a great location with wonderful views. We all had a lovely time and the welcome from Laura along with the yummy homemade biscuits gave us a brilliant start to our holiday. The Speckled Door pub a few yds away was very friendly and did a really good value Sunday lunch. Unfortunately we were too early in the year to sample food there in the evenings as they were only doing lunches. They even provided some toys for my Grandson and some basic food to get us started. Thank you very much Laura and Yvonne.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host Andrea and her family. We would highly recommend this family to other hosts. Communication was excellent and we wish you all the best.
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Fantastic home from home cottage in a breath taking location....

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish we had an amazing holiday in this beautiful cottage on the Old Head of Kinsale. We were greeted by Laura who showed us around this beautiful home. She was kind enough to welcome us with some lovely homemade biscuits which was a lovely touch. The layout of the cottage we found great with the living accommodation upstairs allowing us to take in the fabulous views of the countryside. Everything in the cottage was perfect and spotlessly clean. It was fully equipped with everything we could possibly need on a holiday. It was spacious, comfortable and charming. Some of our family joined us for a couple of days and also thought it was beautiful. I cannot recommend this cottage enough to anyone who might be considering a stay here. Delightful! many thanks to Laura and Yvonne, the cottage is a credit to you.

Highly recommended!

Marian & John

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cork Airport
Nearest Barpub
Speckled Door
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Old Head of Kinsale
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Garretstown Beach, Garrylucas Beach
Car: recommended

20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of beautiful Kinsale, the Old Head is considered one of Ireland's most treasured stretches along the Wild Atlantic Way. The views are breathtaking, with options for long, medium and sort walks around the Old Head, towards the old lighthouse and new Golf Course. The Beaches (Blue Flag) are known for their wild waves, perfect for surfing and bodyboarding yet also suitable for swimming and walking. Pitch and Putt club directly across the road from the beach with surf schools open most of the year. Garretstown Woods is ideal for trail walking, full of history and evelated grounds overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The local, well known pub/ restaurant ' The Speckled Door' provides an ideal setting for an early evening dinner or a long night of old Irish drinking and singing. Grocery shops, butcher and deli, close by (2 miles).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $92.3
Damage Deposit $153.83

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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