About This Listing
Location is everything, with the sea on three sides, the light here is amazing! The extreme age of the house makes it a unique listing. Beaches, cafes and shopping in the village of Ballinspittle only three miles away, and minutes from The Old Head.
Situated 11 miles from Kinsale town, we have panoramic views, 4 bedrooms, 2 toilets/showers, fireplace with wood burner, there is ample parking, super fast WIFI for multiple computers, and an Apple computer for guests. It's basic, rustic and homey, and a bit crumbling at the 260 year old edges. The upstairs shower is tiny and we have spiders... cows in the surrounding fields can be noisy.
I live here with my adult daughter Lia, we are easy going, like meeting new people and speak German. Self catering, (I don't do breakfast) guests are welcome to use the kitchen and help themselves. Dogs are welcome.
There are activities available with private/public beaches in walking distance, surfing, kayaking, wind surfing, swimming and cliff walks. The Old Head golf club just up the road is ranked 4th in the world. 3 miles away is Ballinspittle, famous for the moving statue of Mary, there are 2 shops, a cafe, and artisan deli/bakery. Kinsale offers Charles Fort, built 1601, one of the oldest churches in Ireland, St Multose built in 1106, many restaurants, pubs, the ghost tour, shops, open air market, sheltered beach, as well as fishing and bikes to rent. Cork Airport/City is an easy distance of 20 kilometers from Kinsale town, and there are daily buses.
Thursdays there is a bus from Cork to Ballinspittle, and a (website hidden) page, Kinsale hitchhiker for shared lifts.
Children very welcome.
Guests have access to beautiful, sheltered and deserted private beaches in 15 minute walking vicinity, public beaches 10 minutes away, with kayaking, surfing, swimming, wind surfing. The Old Head of Kinsale is just up the road. The lovely village of Ballinspittle is 3 miles away for shopping, with a cafe and boutique deli
Interaction with Guests
I am happy to interact with guests. Children are welcome, we can put an extra mattress in the bedroom, and have slept 5 comfortably.
I love the light here, being so close to the sea means sometimes wild weather. An added bonus is a micro climate of sun sun sun a huge bonus in Ireland!
There is once a week public transport, taxis.
Other Things to Note
The house is old, and very exposed as we are so close to the sea, sometimes the weather is crazy! Did I mention the spiders, 3 small non shedding dogs and 2 cats? Guests should feel free to forage in the garden for herbs, or whatever is growing. Mi casa zu casa.
Smoking outside please, (or at least up the chimney). All garbage/rubbish is recycled. All food waste is for the compost. Bottles, tins, plastics go in recycle bin.
Liz was a great host and let us have run of the house, the area is spectacular and the location has a beautiful private beach if you don't mind crossing a couple of fields.
The extraordinary warm reception after a long day made both of us (i.e. my wife and me) feel at home from the very first second we entered the house amidst intensively green meadows with unique wievs on the see all around. Although quite far from any larger settlement we would love to stay there (as another two members of a family) for days had not being pressed by our itinerary. Thank you, our new/old friends, Lia and mom,
Majda and Janez
About the Host, Liz
I am easy going, well travelled, have lived in NYC, Berlin and halfway up a mountain in Ireland. I love meeting new people and entertaining guests.
I can't live with out music, from classical and opera to heavy metal and hip hop, electronic, all of it!
my favorite travel destination is a beautiful beach with plenty to do when there.
I love musicals, reading, Jitterbug Perfume a fav, The Wizard of Oz, Girl with the Dragon Tat, (Swedish) True Blood, Dexter and UK Big Brother to name a few... love to cook, was a chef for 15 years at the moment mostly fish and vegetarian, but can do any cuisine from Mexican to Greek to classical Nouvelle cuisine. I like to meditate. practice faster EFT and check (website hidden) daily
I like any kind of traveling, from couch surfing, to camping to fab hotels.
My life motto? Don't judge a book by its cover, accept responsibility for every aspect of your life and don't worry be happy