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Compass Hill House

The front of Compass Hill House seen from the Mall.
1 of 20The front of Compass Hill House seen from the Mall.
Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 13
Kinsale, County Cork
This beautiful rental property offers luxurious and spacious accommodation in the centre of Kinsale.

Compass Hill House was built towards the end of the eighteenth century, and has recently been refurbished in sympathy with the Georgian aesthetic. It can accommodate thirteen over the full three floors.

Compass Hill House is the ideal location choice for large groups and families, as there are several attractions to entertain all - from golf at the world famous Old Head Golf Club to surfing, sailing, fishing, walking, cycling and other outdoor activities. If you have time, you can put your feet up and relax while watching 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, such as the sea shells and rocks found in far...
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Listing #HL94998
About the Owner
Marie-Louise & Marcus M
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2009
Interaction with guests
We won't meet you during your stay as we live in Dublin. On booking, we will pass on the information you need to access the house. Naturally, if there are problems, we are available to take a call to help sort things out.
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We all loved the house ,it is a lovely old house ,with fantastic views over the harbour The house was very comfortable to stay in ,a week was too short !

Thank ELAINE1002015
Management response:Responded 9 September 2018

Thank you Elaine and family. You are all very welcome to come again.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile


Management response:Responded 22 August 2017


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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Stayed in Compass Hill House last week as a base for our sailing crew for regatta. The house is charming and really well located within short walking distance of the yacht club and town centre. It does swallow up a large number and had all...More

Thank eurodc
Management response:Responded 3 September 2017

Thank you for such nice words, David. You are absolutely right: it ain't the Four Seasons, and we're happy about it too. You are welcome to return anytime. And you can avail of the 10 % discount for returning guests!

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (13)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (13)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
We cannot allow pets in the house - we suffer with allergies.
    1 Full bath
    2 Showers
    1 Sofa
    5 Twins
    3 Fulls
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  • Damage Deposit: $830 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Kinsale - take one spectacular location, season liberally with Norman, Spanish and English influence, add one major battle and let it simmer for 400 years. The result - Ireland’s fine food capital.
Even the casual visitor to Kinsale, said the late Perter Barry, will be captivated by its beautiful setting, with the long waterfront, narrow winding streets and Compass Hill rising sharply behind the town. It’s not just about food in this medieval town. It’s also about traditional bars, beautiful buildings, narrow streets, shops and galleries and lots of activities on land and sea.
What to do? Kinsale can satisfy any level of interest from the person who prefers to stroll around or to someone who really enjoys being active.
Getting around
The best and most exciting way to get to know any town is to walk around it. This is especially true of Kinsale. It is a town of small winding streets, which were not really designed for traffic as we know it today. One can wander independently or take part in a historical walking tour or, for the not so faint hearted, the ghost tour.
Getting to destinations further along the Wild Atlantic Way you will need a car.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Cork: 22.0 km
Railway: Cork (Kent) Station: 29.0 km
Ferry: Cork Harbour: 49.0 km
By Air: Cork Airport (20 km) is serviced by Ryanair, Aer Lingus, and British Airways.
By Car: Driving from either Cork or Dublin: On arrival outside Cork, follow signs for the Airport. At the top of the hill take the R600 into Kinsale; The road follows the course of the Bandon River for quite a long stretch and you’ll pass through the small villages of Riverstick and Belgooley.
By Sea:-The Port of Cork operates seasonal Britanny ferry services to Roscoff (France). -Rosslare is served by ferries (Irish Ferries, Stena) from Britain (Fishguard and Pembroke) and France (Le Havre and Cherbourg) all year.-
You could of course just sail into Kinsale and moor yourself locally!
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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