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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