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Compass Hill House

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The front of Compass Hill House seen from the Mall.
The entrance hall.
1 of 21The front of Compass Hill House seen from the Mall.
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Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
13 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
A SPECIAL PROMOTION for 2021 STAY-CATIONING... No need to book a full week - come and stay when you want.* Make a decent mid-week break, or a leisurely long weekend. Check the calendar for what's available... if it says that: 'This home is already booked for some or all of the nights you entered'... definitely get in contact. VIRTUAL TOUR: best viewed on a bigger screen or VR headset. https://ths.li/CUp3mu 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, ...A SPECIAL PROMOTION for 2021 STAY-CATIONING... No need to book a full week - come and stay when you want.* Make a decent mid-week break, or a leisurely long weekend. Check the calendar for what's available... if it says that: 'This home is already booked for some or all of the nights you entered'... definitely get in contact. VIRTUAL TOUR: best viewed on a bigger screen or VR headset. https://ths.li/CUp3mu 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-flung places and the eclectic collection of art works that cover the walls. We hope that you will find this house a wonderful adventure in itself. *A minimum four night booking.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We cannot allow pets in the house - we suffer with allergies.
Bathrooms
2 Showers, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Marie-Louise & Marcus M
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
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 1 July 2022

Quirky house, not sure about luxurious as in the description. It is a very good location the cleanliness let it down , a bit of TLC will go a long way . The cleaning is been addressed after we gave feedback although we were made...More

Date of stay: June 2022
Thank Lizlolies47
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Reviewed 25 July 2021

We had 10 fantastic days. The house was full of character and very welcoming. There were 10 of us and there was loads of room. Highly recommend it.

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank Patrickandsusannah
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

The house is in a wonderful location. In the town but set up on a hill. The views are amazing. There is a decent size sunny back garden that we got to use. The accommodation is full of charm. It is a brief walk to...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Gareth S
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Management response:Responded 7 August 2019

Thank you for your kind words Gareth. Please do keep in touch, and we'l see how we can accommodate you again.

Reviewed 2 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 !

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank ELAINE1002015
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Management response:Responded 9 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2017
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Management response:Responded 22 August 2017

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Reviewed 21 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

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank eurodc
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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!

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We loved every moment of our stay atop Compass Hill. The house is beautiful and the courtyard is so welcoming. We are a family of young adults and two toddlers, and my wife and I, two grayer grandparents. The house was so nice for us....More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank davidmadera2017
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Management response:Responded 19 July 2017

What an absolute thrill to read! Thank you so much for appreciating all we have done to make the house a specail place to stay. You are, of course, welcome to return any time you like. Warmest regards - ML & M

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Date of stay: June 2017
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Management response:Responded 10 July 2017

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous stay for a week over Christmas. The house was perfect for our family and to host Christmas with our extended family. We loved the character and the large rooms which were all in very good order especially considering the age. The...More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank 2dman2016
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Management response:Responded 30 December 2016

Thank you all for such a nice review. We want all our guests to have a nice stay in the house we love so well ourselves. You would, of course, be welcome to return, and to offer you a little incentive, we would be pleased...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

When we arrived we couldn’t believe the space on offer. On the ground floor there’s a full kitchen, double bedroom, sitting room and bathroom. On the next floor we found another double bedroom, a bathroom with bath and shower, an even bigger kitchen, a bigger...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank mairgall
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Management response:Responded 27 July 2016

...and you'd be very welcome to return too! What a glowing review; thanks. You'll get the 10% reduction for return visitors.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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. You 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.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Compass Hill House

Compass Hill House is able to accommodate up to 13 guests. See all property details.

Compass Hill House has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Compass Hill House has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Compass Hill House must last at least 4 nights. See all property details.