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Coastal Cottage Full of Irish Charm - Old Head of Kinsale

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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 large and welcoming holiday home. Steps from the local pub, minutes from the spectacular beaches, 8 miles from Kinsale, just perfect for any getaway. Sleeps 10 comfortably with great upstairs living, open kitchen, a gas stove fire and an outdoor balcony.

Yvonne Sheehan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

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 County Cork

With the appearance of being a smaller cottage from the outside this home is very 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 10 comfortably, with 3 double rooms and a 4th room with bunk beds. Washer, Dryer available for use.


Downmacpatrick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • 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 - 4 child bed , Room includes 4 bunk beds, each 3ft standard beds
  • Two additional travel cots available.
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Coastal Cottage Full of Irish Charm - Old Head of Kinsale
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

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: Feb 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: Sep 2016
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this vacation home. It was in a lovely location and wet weather did not dampened our excitement of our first days of our Ireland vacation. Large home with plenty of space. We got there without our luggage, and the home owner (Laura) could not have been more helpful getting in touch with the airline and checking for us on its status. Homemade cookies and hot tea when we first arrived helped so much in our trying not to stress about having no luggage! There was also homemade bread! Wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing cottage with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here and enjoyed the spacious house. Having four bedrooms allowed our family of 6 to have plenty of room to sleep at night and the kids enjoyed the nearby beach and park in Kinsale. We enjoyed taking in the scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way and spending a day in Cork City. Would definitely love to come back in the future. The owner, Laura, met us at check in to review the house and explain the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at this property, the house is very homely and welcoming, lovely views of the area. There is a nice little pub over the road which does great food too. definitely need a car if you stay here though as all the shops are right down in kinsale. The owner was very friendly and helpful when we arrived. Would definitely stay again :)

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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

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

Downmacpatrick House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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May & June
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 24 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $81.71
Refundable damage deposit $136.18

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.
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