|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Wonderful town house in Kinsale with one double and one twin room. Set in one of the oldest areas of Kinsale, overlooking the town towards the harbour this is a quaint property with all mod-cons. Both bedrooms and the Travertine tiled shower/wet room are on the ground floor. Above is the open plan kitchen and living area taking in Kinsale town and harbour views. The decor has a New England feel throughout. Just a few minutes stroll from the centre of town it is an extremely convenient though quiet location. The area is steeped in history. The back has a very private balcony which get the sun during the day. The house is light and airy and has a very relaxing and calm feel. The interior includes underfloor heating in bathroom, cotton sheets and towels. The living room has a wood burning stove for cosy nights in, Flat screen TV (with Freeview & Irish channels), and wifi.
Parking is on street, there is also a free car park a few minutes away.
Kinsale: Winner of European prize for Tourism and the Environment, Entente Florale, National Tidy Town, Gourmet Capital - one of Ireland's oldest towns, with narrow streets and many historic buildings to explore; all sheltered by a beautiful harbour.
You cannot stroll very far before coming across Kinsale's award winning restaurants: from the internationally known Fishy Fishy, to Max's Wine Bar, Toddie's, The Blue Haven, Jim Edwards, Finn's Table, you will never be hungry.
Getting here: Getting here is easy with direct flights to Cork from most UK and many European airports. Coming from America? Cork is only a 40 minute flight from Dublin International airport, and about 2 hours car journey to Shannon Airport. If you're arriving by car Cork Ferryport, serving Swansea in Wales and Roscoff in France, is only 14 miles away
Kinsale calendar of events 2006: March Kinsale Festival of Fine Food in Newport, Rhode Island - Hal McElroy 477 2301; 20 Mar St Patrick's Day Parade Ted McNamara - 087 201 0825; 26 - 27 Mar Munster 420 Championships Ann Kelly - 477 3433; April Newport Festival of Fine Food in Kinsale Denis Kieran - 477 2382; 29 Apr- 2 May Heineken Kinsale Rugby 'Sevens by the Sea' Philip Stokes - 450 9125; 6-9 May Kinsale Vintage Car Club Rally Mary Browne - 087 996 7477; 4-6 Jun Spring Bank Holiday; 5-6 Jun South Union Hunt Point to Point Larry Egan - 477 2964; June Sea Sunday Mission to Seafarers Canon David Williams - 477 2220; 22-25 June Sovereign's Cup Ann Kelly KYC - 477 3433; 30 Jun -3 Jul National Dragon Championships Ann Kelly KYC - 477 3433; 29 Jul - 4 Aug Bank Holiday and Kinsale Regatta Dermot Ryan - 477 2729; 6-8 Oct Kinsale Food Festival 2006 Jack Walsh - 477 9900; 28-31 Oct Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival.
We had a lovely stay at this upside down house - the living room is on the upper floor to take in views of Kinsale town and bedrooms on ground floor. The house is nicely decorated and has all you'll need. There is also a little balcony at rear, great for a glass of wine of an evening. The house is in quiet street a few minutes walk to town centre, downhill on way in and up hill on way back to help burn off a few calories from all the amazing restaurants. Really spoilt for choice for eating out in Kinsale. Our favourites were Fishy Fishy, Jim Edwards & Toddies. The ghost tour from Tap Tavern was also hillarious and well worth doing as starts at a pub that is like walking back in time to old Ireland - the owner Mary Tap is a real character. The manager of the house was great to deal with and helpful in recommending things to do in Kinsale and surrounding areas. We'll definitely be back.
We had a wonderful stay at this property. It is very charming and so tastefully decorated.
We couldn't have stayed in a nicer place.
The location is fab being within minutes walking distance of Kinsale centre and the view from the sitting room is lovely.
The heady scent of the masses of orange flowers outside the turquoise front door is the perfect welcome to a truly delightful place. Altogether the perfect lodging from which to discover Kinsale
My husband and I, both in our late sixties, decided to visit Kinsale for a month and we chose to stay on Abby Lane! What a wonderful house! It was comfortable and cozy. The living area upstairs was so roomy, and we loved being over top of the town. Our bedrooms were downstairs with the wet room. The mattresses were so comfortable, I looked forward to going to bed and reading each night!! Great restaurants, great entertainiment in town, and the friendliest people also! I would go back in a heartbeat, and I would rent the house on Abby Lane!!!
The perfect holiday! We are just back from a stay at this great holiday home. It's in a nice quiet location and only a few minutes walk into the centre of Kinsale. My wife fell in love with the New England styled interior and its well equipped kitchen had everything we needed. The weather was so amazing during our stay and the house suited our family perfectly. The free on-street parking was a bonus, as Kinsale town roads were very busy with parking often a challenge to find. Donna the property manager was extremely helpful and knowledgable about the town, and her recommendations were all spot on. We adored the Ghost Tour, which was hillarious and a must. The children also enjoyed the horse riding at the nearby stables. Highly recommend this house and a trip to Kinsale. We will definitely be back.
I would highly recommend this comfortable and well laid out property, which was nicely decorated and very clean and well maintained.
The location was ideal - Kinsale had a huge variety of excellent restaurants and good pubs and shops in easy walking distance of the property, and was also a good base for exploring the rest of Cork by car.
The only downside for some people would be the view from the balcony at the back of the house as it leads directly onto the graveyard, although it didn't bother us and the view of the harbour from the living room window more than makes up for it.
The house has its living area on the first floor to avail of the stunning harbour views of Kinsale. You can see the Old St. Multose church, Charles Fort, James Fort and the inner and outer harbour from the living room and dining room.
The area is minutes from the centre yet is private and secluded.
Directions please print
On entering Kinsale town you will see the water on your left then a car park and opposite is the Supermarket Supervalue on the right go straight through pedestrian crossing ahead, post office on your right.
Go to end of road at junction turn left at Swell Pub next to White House Bar.
Continue on same main rd towards right.
Pass green area on left
Main road winds towards left (Old Terrace Council Cottages on left)
Just behind these cottages on left is little road called Abbey Lane
The house is the 5th one in on right hand side with blue door and slatted front.
Please call me at least half hr. before arrival or once you pass the airport in Cork
Golf: Golf Information There are dozens of championship Golf Courses in South West Ireland. Within a few minutes there is Kinsale Golf Club as well as the world renowned Old Head of Kinsale Golf Club.
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$265|
Payment terms and conditions: Full payment to be paid on booking by wire transfer 6 weeks prior to arrival date. Wire transactions charges to sender. Any cancellations will be refunded fully less 10% up to 6 weeks before arrival date & less 25% up to 4 weeks before arrival date.
No refund from 2 weeks (14 days) before arrival date. We ask for a security deposit of 250 Euro in cash on arrival This is a refundable security deposit not booking deposit.