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Compass Hill House

  • The front of Compass Hill House seen from the Mall.
    The front of Compass Hill House seen from the Mall.
    The front of Compass Hill House seen from the Mall.
    Garden Bedroom - ideal for children.
    The living room in the day-time.
    The living room in the evening.
    A romantic table for two!
    Property description
    Rental Home – 
    5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
    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 ho...
  • Amenities & details
    • Balcony
    • Cots:(1)
    • Dining Seats (13)
    • Dishwasher
    • Double Beds:(3)
    • Dryer
    • DVD Player
    • Fireplace
    • Grill
    • Hairdryer
    • Highchair
    • Internet Access
    • Iron
    • Kettle
    • Linens Provided
    • Living Room Seats (13)
    • Microwave
    • Ocean Views
    • Parking
    • Private Yard
    • Refrigerator
    • Shower Rooms (2)
    • Single Beds:(5)
    • Sofa Beds:(1)
    • Stereo System
    • Stove
    • Terrace
    • Toaster
    • Towels Provided
    • TV
    • VCR
    • Washer
    • Wi-Fi
    • Wheelchair Access:
    • Elder Access:
    • Pets Allowed:
    • Smoking Allowed:
    • Suitable for Children:
    Additional amenities & feature info
    Compass Hill House offers accommodation 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 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 tw...
    Listing #HL94998 by: Holiday Lettings
  • Rates

    Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

      Begins Ends Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
    Spring 2014 Mar 19, 2014 Apr 17, 2014 4 nights
    Easter Apr 18, 2014 Apr 22, 2014 4 nights
    Spring 2014 Apr 23, 2014 May 1, 2014 4 nights
    May BH 2014 May 2, 2014 May 6, 2014 4 nights
    View all periods
    Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
    Additional Rate and Availability Information

    A quick look through the prices above will show that we haven't upped our rates in three years. We've no intention of fleecing our valued visitors.

    Irish bank holiday weekends outside of the summer months are: either from Thursday night until Monday morning, or from Friday night until Tuesday morning, whichever best suits you and we have availability to cater for.

    In addition to the rental rate, a charge for the electricity actually used will be deducted from the deposit before its refund.

    For bookings of duration greater than one week, a discount is available. Please ask for details.

    NB Rates are subject to change at the host's discretion.
  • Property location
    Things to Do
    Car advised
    How to get there
    Airport: Cork: 13.7 mi
    Railway: Cork (Kent) Station: 18.0 mi
    Ferry: Cork Harbour: 30.4 mi
    By Air:
    -Cork Airport (20 km) is serviced by Ryanair, Aer Lingus, and British Airways?
    -Dublin Airport (290 km) is serviced by same operators as above in addition to other major international airlines; Continental, Etihad , Lufthansa etc.
    -Shannon Airport (150 km) and Kerry Airport (105 km) are both good alternatives if your itinerary will allow.??

    By Car:
    Driving from either Cork or Dublin:
    On arrival outside Cork, follow signs for the Airport. At the top of the hill on approach to the airport there is a small roundabout; right is to the airport; straight on for Kinsale. Take the R600 from here 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 Belgooly.

    In Kinsale, continue to follow...
    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: 1.9 mi.

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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 for a stay in September 2013

It's rather difficult to review perfection without it sounding implausible but truly Compass Hill House is an absolute gem.
Sitting atop the unbelievably charming town of Kinsale it cuts an imposingly elegant figure. The view alone from its'
front door to the Historic Town hall across the street, on down to the manicured Bowling Green above the renowned Kinsale Yacht Club is almost enough of a reason to stay until crossing the threshold one is whisked into a world of classic comfort. A ground floor apartment with a double bedroom, living room with fireplace, a large eat in kitchen and comfortable full bathroom was absolutely perfect for my elderly parents who like to spend quieter time in the evenings. A parking space directly in front eased any luggage or shopping needs. Upstairs a second large eat in kitchen with every necessity for large scale dining and exit to the large rear garden with BBQ is a delight. Adjacent a huge formal living room again with fireplace, plus TV and...


Paris, France
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
person found this review helpful

The house and location surpassed even our expectations which were already quite high after visiting the house website. The house is huge with a bay window with an uninterrupted view of Kinsale harbour. Two of the bedrooms also have plunging views. Watching the full moon rise above the harbour in the evening with a turf fire in the fireplace was unforgettable. There is ample room (two sitting rooms!) so that you don't feel cramped - we were eight and I think we could have fitted in another two people comfortably. A garden at the back provides a great place to eat outside, especially as there is a barbeque for cooking the delicious lobsters available at the local fish shop, or even your own fish. There are loads of things to do - leaving aside the renowned gourmet restaurants and authentic Irish bars - such as fishing for pollack on a boat at Kinsale ahead, horse riding, and beautiful walks out towards Silly and Sandycove. In fact we were so taken by the whole experience, we are... more

Management response:

Patrick and his family were welcome guests. They made the best use of the house by spending a fortnight there. When I was younger, my mother and I used to decamp from Dublin to Kinsale for the entire summer, and it is only when you settle into a place that you really appreciate its charm. Thanks Patrick for the review,... more

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