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“Fantastic house in a great 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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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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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Kinsale, County Cork

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Very good - based on 20 reviews
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cjmalkin
Northwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic house in a great location”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We have just come back from a great week in Compass Hill House Kinsale. this is a clean well equipt house with everything we could have needed and just a short walk in to the centre of kinsale where there were enough pubs bars restarants and cafes to keep everyone happy. We will deffinatly go back and would reccomend to all.

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Liked best: great space
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
9 Jun 2014
Thank you for such a nice review - you are, of course, welcome to return anytime! Plus, you get a discount for coming back. ML
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Legacy196...
New York City, New York
1 review
“The Compass Hill House is a lovely vacation home and I highly recommend it!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My family of four and friends with two sons stayed at the Compass Hill House recently for Easter Weekend. We were thrilled with the location of the home and were extremely happy with the large space that the home supplied. There are more than enough bedrooms and bathrooms to accomodate two families. The two parlors also gave us plenty of space to stretch out and convene after a long day traveling and sight seeing. Very clean home with a ton of charm that I highly recommend for your vacation to Ireland and the Cork/Kinsale region.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Compass Hill House in Kinsale. You and your family and friends are very welcome to stay with us again; we love to host guests who appreciate the charms that are to be found in a period property. You qualify for a discount too, as you would be returning to us!

Marie-Louise & Marcus
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JimSavage...
New York City, New York
1 review
“Absolutely Gorgeous”
Reviewed 5 March 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 an iPhone music dock is the essence of comfort with beautiful period furniture, artwork and view of sail filled Kinsale harbor through its quintessential bay window is perfect for leisurely afternoons, evening cocktails or a night in front of the fire watching a dvd. Plenty of traditional board games will keep kids amused far from the maddening web although wifi is available.The house is old, late 1700s, but beautifully maintained, light and airy, and not lacking in any creature comforts including heaters in each of the bedrooms and further two bathrooms that pepper the top two floors. Our hosts though we never met were beyond gracious by phone and email and helpful in their recommendations for dining around Kinsale town, true to it's title of Irelands Gastronomic Capital. Whether it's lounging by the bay window or basking in adirondack style chairs in the sun filled apple treed garden, whether taking the tourist trail to the multitude of nearby historical sites or just going off for a morning stroll along beautiful walks directly adjacent is a marvelous respite and perfect base for friends and family to really appreciate any time one should spend there. Being half an hour from Cork city with reasonable bus service ensures you're never at a loss for things to do even if the weather is unaccommodating. Would we recommend it to our dearest friends and would we be pleased to return there again? A very emphatic Yes!

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Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
9 May 2014
Thanks for the glowing review! Thank you too for adding in those three charming pictures for other tripadvisors to see - we couldn't have done better ourselves. It was a real pleasure to see the wedding dress laid out on the bed too! Tanti auguri a voi....

Marie-Louise & Marcus
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Cuhulain
Paris, France
2 reviews
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
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...
ML
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