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“Beautiful house in a superb location”
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The front of Compass Hill House seen from the Mall.
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The front of Compass Hill House seen from the Mall.
The entrance hall. The first floor living room in the day-time.
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21 reviews
The front of Compass Hill House seen from the Mall.
The entrance hall.
The first floor living room in the day-time.
The pink Garden Bedroom (triple) ideal for kids.
Garden view from the pink room.
Old world kitchen: up-to-date living.
The first floor living room in the evening.
A collection of shells.
The bright, airy landing looking at yellow room.
The short corridor outside the twin bedroom.
The Ground Floor sitting room.
Late May in the garden seen from the BBQ area.
Early June in the garden with Laburnum in full bloom.
Compass Hill House at the top of St John's Hill.
A view over the harbour from in front of the house.
Harbour view from the living room.
A view from Summercove out to sea.
Harvest time around Kinsale.
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Kinsale, County Cork

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“Beautiful house in a superb location”
Reviewed 22 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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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 thinking of buying a house there in the coming year or so when my son moves to Ireland to complete his education and as a place to stay a few months of the year when my wife retires. If you like Ireland and you want something way above the quality of your usual rented house, then this is the pace to go.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: no internet access
Travelling group: Extended Family
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23 Sep 2011
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, and best of lucky in your search for your own place...
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