Kinsale : Compass Hill House

House - Entire home/apt · Compass Hill House, Kinsale , Cork, Ireland

The Space

This beautiful holiday home offers luxurious and spacious self-catering accommodation in the centre of Kinsale for up to thirteen people.

This accommodation for so many guests does not mean that there is less room or comfort for more people to share; rather, the house includes all the best aspects of a comfortable holiday : There are three shower rooms, one with a bath if that’s your preference; there is ample space to relax too, with two large living rooms, both comfortably furnished and equipped; and perhaps the greatest benefit to any large group taking full advantage of the house is the additional kitchen. This ground floor kitchen has a little courtyard that is a real sun-trap on summer afternoons and which also leads, by steps, up to the main garden behind.
There are other advantages of having a large house available during your let. Maybe you are two or even three families sharing, who get on well but need some separate space. The ground floor feels very much like an apartment within the house, while not feeling separated from it. It is self-contained, and with the small courtyard off the kitchen, even the garden is at the same level.

The house is conveniently located only five minute's walk from the town centre. A small beach at Castlepark is ten minute's drive away. There is another, much larger, beach at Garrettstown (12.5 km away). Kinsale is famous for its gourmet restaurants, traditional music in its pubs and its many historic sites. Important heritage sites include Charles Fort and the Old Court House and Museum. The coastline boasts stunning rock formations, making this a hotspot for rock enthusiasts and photographers too.

Compass Hill House is the ideal base for a large group or families from where to explore this part of county Cork. There are lots of activities for all to be entertained - from golf at the world famous Old Head Golf Club to surfing, sailing, fishing and other outdoor activities. If you have time, you can put your feet up; relax and watch the to-ing and fro-ing of the harbour.

Compass Hill House is owned by an Artist and a Geologist. Their respective interests and careers are reflected throughout the house; from the sea shells found on exotic shores around the world, to the eclectic collection of art works. We hope that you will find this house a wonderful adventure in itself.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 13
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 9
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $2134 /week
Monthly Price: $5619 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
  • Marie Louise was flexible as we arranged to meet up and prompt in her communication. The apt was clean, spacious and close to transportation and markets. The apt had all the conveniences of home, we would gladly stay there again.

    April 2014
  • We loved our stay in this little cottage so close to Dublin's city center. It was clean and extremely well appointed. We would highly recommend this place for all travelers, including friends, couples and families. The garden was darling! Wish it had been warmer to enjoy it with a glass of wine. Next time -- and we will be back!

    April 2014
    Response from Marie-Louise:

    ...and you'd be welcome!

  • Marie-Louise, thank you very much for the stay! The apartment is great, clean, spacious and as described. The location is in the middle of the Dublin tech area, a Spar supermarket is across the street, 15min walk to the Dublin city center. Communication before and after the check-in was perfect, thanks again! Highly recommended! 5 stars.

    March 2014
  • Your home was so lovely and thank you for a wonderful stay. Loved all your art.

    March 2014
  • My second time staying here- great place with everything you need!

    March 2014
  • Wonderful stay! Ballsbridge is a fantastic area

    March 2014
  • Great apartment, modern and clean, very convenient for moving towards the city center. Near the Aviva stadium, great for watch the rugby match.
    Marie Louise and Marcus have been very kind and we are very happy to have spent some beautiful days in the sweet Dublin (not of the result of the match, but you can not have everything ....)

    March 2014
  • Marie Louise has a lovely modern apartment on Barrow Street. We had only a few days there, but thoroughly enjoyed it. When we arrived, everything was clean & in good order. We found the beds extremely comfortable - & if such is not the case, I have a back that quickly tells me otherwise. Marie-Louise had Thomas, a taxi driver she knows, meet us at the airport & introduce us both to Dublin & the apartment. And then for a very reasonable charge, he subsequently twice ran us out to the airport again to meet our son & his partner who came in on separate, later flights. Most kind. The apartment is handy to everything - a pleasant 20 minute walk brings you to St. Stephen's Green & a minute or two more to Temple Bar, There is a Small grocery right across the street & a much larger, "Fresh" food market, a "patisserie" & good restaurants just around the corner and across the Grand Canal Basin bridge. We have no hesitation in recommending 37, Dock Mill as a base for those looking for a safe, quiet and convenient base from from which to explore the delights of the Irish capital

    March 2014
    Response from Marie-Louise:

    Thanks a million Richard!

  • lovely cottage, great area, great services, we had a wonderful journey ! thanks a lot

    March 2014
    Response from Marie-Louise:

    You are most welcome! See you again next time!

  • We had a great stay at 9, Estate Cottages with everything we needed. It was near to good pubs and restaurants for an easy meal and a 10 min. walk down to Sandymount Strand to walk by the sea. Well situated for buses into the city centre and the Dart train system, travelling both ways along the coast.
    The house was clean and the beds were comfortable. We would definitely use it again.

    February 2014
    Response from Marie-Louise:

    ...and you'd be welcome too!

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I am an artist living and working between Dublin and Italy. I make original print (if this needs explaining, visit my website, a quick search on my name will get it for you). The cottage in Ballsbridge was my studio for years; I just recently turned it back to use as a home. The Apartment in Barrow Street is a purpose built, modern design and tidy sapce in the centre of Dublin's information technology hub in a safe and friendly apartment block. The other property, in Kinsale is a fabulous Georgian period three storey townhouse that is our escape from the capital. Feel free to contact us at any time, we try very hard to respond to requests quickly. Marie-Louise Martin
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