Kinsale studio: self-catering,1 bedroom,1 bathroom. Private and peaceful.
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About Helen Williams
We are a retired trawler skipper and a TEFL teacher. One blew in from Sussex long ago and one is a Wicklow girl. We enjoy meeting our guests and introducing them to the delights of Kinsale and West Cork.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Kinsale - 4 Woodlands
Nice studio apartment. Beautiful trees and garden.
Great place to stay!
Helen's studio apartment is a great place to stay in Kinsale. It was an easy 10-15 minute walk into the heart of the town. Helen was nice enough to pick us up from the bus stop upon our arrival. The apartment was clean and nice, with everything one would need for a comfortable stay. Loved all the windows which brought in natural light. Would definitely stay there, if we ever visit Kinsale again.
Super place to visit. Lovely town.
The apartment is a short way out of town. It is quiet. Helen has information about restaurants and activities in the area. The washer is a good touch since we were on week two of our vacation. Don't miss Charles Fort.
Living like a local
This is a very comfortable, spacious, clean apartment located in a residential area within an easy walk to the town center. B&Bs are wonderful in Ireland, but we really enjoyed cooking a meal ourselves and relaxing at "home" for an evening before walking into town to hear some music. Graham and Helen are very helpful yet respected our privacy. Very friendly and interesting couple, I would have enjoyed getting to know them better. I would encourage anyone to stay here.
great little place
This was a great little place to stay. Privacy was not a problem at all like you might think being connected to the main house. But you're not over their heads so you don't have to worry about waking them or making noise when staying up late. And it was pretty great being able to walk into town for anything and everything we needed.
We just arrived home from our stay at The Orchard and we miss it already!
It's a ten minute walk to town where there are multiple grocery stores on Pearse St but then there are many smaller health food stores tucked away on the more narrow streets.
We walked most of our days in Kinsale rather than drive and if you walk to James Fort, or drive, there's a great little green food truck before the bridge. And we actually had our best burger and chips from that gentleman. We didn't eat out too much, since the apartment has everything you need to make your own meals, but there are many nice places to eat in town. We enjoyed Ned Kelly's Bar for late night bar food which was delicious.
Things we enjoyed in the area:
Charles Fort ***** (long walk, short drive)
James Fort ** (long walk, short drive)
Kinsale Heritage Walk **** (starts at the tourist office in town)
Barryscourt Castle ***** ( 35 - 45 minute drive - free)
Fota **** (very close to Barryscourt - free entrance into Gardens and Arboretum)
Blarney Castle ** (35 minute drive)
Desmond Castle *** (short walk)
Garretstown Beach *** (15 minute drive)
Sandy Cove walk *** (10 minute drive to parking, long walking loop to beautiful views and an old abandoned fishing village)
Rock of Cashel ***** (1.5 hour drive but only about an hour from Cork Airport)
Cahir Castle ***** (on your way to or from Rock of Cashel)
The Swiss Cottage * (long/moderate walk from Cahir Castle or 5 minute drive)
Overall, we definitely recommend this little haven if you're staying in Kinsale. It so much nicer than a hotel, you can settle in and feel at home. Everything you need is there for a wonderful stay. Our one and only upset was that while the two twin beds were pushed together for us, there wasn't a way to avoid the good-size gap between them, so we sometimes squished together on one of the beds. But that's our only complaint, we'd definitely go back in a heartbeat.
Bill and Linda Northern California
Feel like you are home with friends. Helen and Graham go out of their way to provide you a quiet, peaceful setting with the privacy you want with the friendliness and helpfulness you enjoy.
The studio is close enough to town so you don't require a car. Walk to Super Valu for food, Church, Farmers Market, shopping, many pubs and restaurants. Sunday supper is an event. Many opportunities to run, walk, or hike. Sailing is a favourite.
Take the walking history tour, visit Charles Fort, enjoy the beautiful Kinsale Bay, and don't miss the Wine Museum. What's a Wine Gypsy?
Thanks Helen and Graham. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Kinsale is a lively and charming little town on the southwest coast of Ireland. It is well known for its restaurants, sailing, golf courses and angling, but Kinsale also has a long and interesting history - Charles Fort and the town's museums are worth visiting.
Cork airport is 20 minutes by car and there are daily flights with Ryanair, Aer Lingus, CityJet, Norwegian and others.
Popular surfing and Blue Flag swimming beaches are only 10 minutes away (with very good bass angling). Whale and dolphin watching trips run every evening in the summer. Several charter angling boats operate from Kinsale and there is seasonal salmon fishing on the River Bandon. There are two local golf courses and many more in south and west cork. Sailing, angling, wind surfing, kayaking, riding and rock climbing can all be organised: or just relax with art, pottery or yoga lessons.
Not far away to the west are the beautiful coastline and mountains of West Cork and Kerry. Our studio accommodation is an ideal base for a self catered holiday in West Cork - quiet and private, but convenient for everything you need.