The Lookout

A location to die for…

Book This Home

County Cork

Newly refurbished to the highest possible standards with spectacular, panoramic ocean views and private balconies overlooking the marina, this exclusive luxury penthouse property occupies a truly romantic location on Kinsale’s historic quays.

At the start of the Wild Atlantic Way, and just half an hour from Ireland’s second largest city, you won’t want to leave. You certainly wouldn’t be the first!

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
 

Exquisite attention to detail

The apartment is on two levels, with secure access via shared outdoor stairs from a gated quay-side level.

A spacious and impeccably furnished open-plan living space is at first floor level. It is intuitively allocated between seating, dining and kitchen areas, with all of them benefiting from a simply stunning panoramic view across the Kinsale Marina and the harbour.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

Central to the living area, there is an Eco conscious hi-tech fireplace, which is instantly controllable.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

The dark hardwood flooring evident throughout the home was specially fashioned from reclaimed timber for this project. It is a common theme here that as much as possible, including bedlinen has been ethically sourced locally and sustainably.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 4 guests
    From € 3,850 per week
  • Bedrooms
    One double bedroom
    Dual access Bathroom
    walk-in wardrobe
    Bunk room
  • Other Rooms
    Open Plan
    Living room, Dining room, Kitchen
    Extensive balconies
    Guest WC, Laundry station
  • Features
    Gated security & Private parking
    Local sourced high-end products
    Marina views
  • Contempo
    2x Smart TVs, Twin Hi speed internet
    Full suite of streaming services
    Remote gas fire places
    Remote control blinds/velux
    Good Cell phone reception
  • Restrictions
    Children over 12 are welcome
    Sorry, pets are not permitted
  • CHECK HERE

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

An impressive glazed full-height sliding door opens onto a generous timber floored terrace that spans nearly the full width of the apartment and overlooks the dock-side below.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

A polished peninsula distinguishes the contemporary galley kitchen from the rest of the gleaming white interior.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

To the rear of the living space, white paneling conceals a nautical themed guest WC, and a compact utility station for laundry.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
 

Bedroom accommodation

Stairs from the entrance hall lead to up to an ample master bedroom with a king-sized four poster bed at its heart.

The bedroom too has a splendid balcony with glass balustrade and glazed sliding door access to the harbour view.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

A walk-in wardrobe has been installed behind the headboard, while radiant white shutters from floor level, augment the electric roller blinds for additional privacy.

As with the living area below, there is another hi-tech letter-box fireplace below a state-of-the-art multi-channel television.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

A magnificent bathroom, which runs along one side of the bedroom, features an elegant double-ended slipper bath and a stand-alone shower.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

With a second entrance outside the bedroom, the bathroom can also be accessed without disturbing the bedchamber.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Aga range
• Fridge-freezer
• Dishwasher
• Toaster & Kettle
• Microwave
• Coffee machine

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine-dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

• One King-size 4 poster bed
• Set of single bunk beds
• Double ended slipper bath
• Walk-in wardrobe
• Hairdryer

Tech & Entertainment

• Hi speed Internet
• Wifi: 93.1 Mbps download / 18.3 Mbps upload
• 2 Flat-screen smart TVs
• Sky sports, Netflix, Disney+ & multi channels
• Premium remote control fire places
• Remote control blinds and Velux

Other

• Selection of books
• Gated entrance & underground parking
• Home catering and housekeeping available

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

There is a second and gorgeous ancillary bedroom back on the first floor, adjacent to the entrance. Best for kids, it sleeps two in full sized bunk beds with a distinctly marine atmosphere.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

Provisional Booking Form

A refundable breakages deposit of €450 is payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure, provided all is in order in the apartment.

 

Rates Table

  Per week Per night – min 3 nights
October to May € 3,850 € 580
June to September € 4,900 Not Available

Select your Dates

AVAILABLE BOOKED

MTWTFSS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
  • Please note all booking requests are subject to 24 hour approval.
  • Once your provisional booking has been placed, the UIH team will verify it, answer any specific queries you may have, and request a deposit to lock in your dates.
  • Please note if your provisional booking is not confirmed and the deposit paid within 3 days it will expire.
  • If your preferred dates are not available, click here to review alternate options.
  • For additional information please contact us on +353 85 860 0027
Available
Booked
Pending
MTWTFSS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
March 2023
MTWTFSS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

 

Out & About

 

Home to talented artists, fine fishy dining, boutique stores, cute creative design shops and bookstores, multiple marine activities, and historical monuments; there’s always more to discover.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

We just can’t list them all, but here are a few of our favourites…

Prim’s Bookshop
at No.43 in the Main street, is a great place to ‘hang out’’, play the piano, ‘check mate’ at chess or simply browse their wonderful book collection. Known for hosting secret, pop up music events. There may also be an opportunity to do what many consider the ultimate experience viz. run a book shop for a day (think ‘You’ve got Mail’).


IRISH SODA BREAD MAKING
Interactive bread making class is also available. Led by a local Kinsaler who will initiate you into all the secrets.

 

The Locality

 

 

Kinsale town, extolled by Conde Nast as one of Ireland’s most beautiful towns, sits at the mouth of the River Bandon, just half an hour South of the magnificent Cork City. This is the Southern limit of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s 2,500km route that follows the coast to Inishowen, in the North.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
Click here to find out more…

The genuinely picturesque town has a long and chequered history as a strategic port, but it’s current status as ‘The Gourmet Capital of Ireland’ derives from the quality of its acclaimed restaurants, of which there are many.

Fishing has endured as the primary driver, due to the excellent sheltered harbour. In the mid 1800’s it was probably the largest fishing port in the country, and seafood remains a valuable tourist enticement.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

The apartment is close to Kinsale central, and most things are within easy walking distance.

The harbour is also ideal for sailing ships, and the port acquired significant importance during their heyday, both commercially and militarily.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

A number of notable buildings survive around the town, including Desmond Castle aka the French Prison – c. 1500; the Market House – c. 1600, and the Church of St Multose (Church of Ireland) – 1190. Local guided tours are usually both fascinating and entertaining.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

The are also the remains of two impressive forts built by the English to protect the narrow entrance from the sea. The 17th-century pentagonal bastion of James Fort, and its successor, Charles Fort on the opposite side of the estuary, which is one of the finest surviving examples of a star-shaped fort from the period. Charles Fort continued to be used by the British Army until February 1922.

Completed in 1906 And built for speed at Clydebank in Scotland, the passenger steamship Lusitania initially held the record for the fastest trans-Atlantic crossing. It was also the largest and most luxurious of its day – being surpassed only by its sister ship the Mauretania.

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

In 1915 on a trip from New York to Liverpool, the ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat 18 km off the Old Head of Kinsale. Taking 18 minutes to sink, there were only 764 survivors.

The loss of 128 Americans in the tragedy is thought to have contributed to their active involvement in WW2, however a number of controversies and conspiracy theories relating to the disaster persist to this day. A museum and memorial garden at the Signal Tower on the Old Head, commemorate the event.

Shipwrecks abound along this stretch of coast. You may be interested in a book by local historian Jerome Lordan called No Flowers on a Sailors Grave which details them.

More from Jerome here…

There are a number of beautiful beaches in the proximity – the nearest being The Dock Beach just across the river, and right beside the Dock Bar. Kayakes for rent here too.

The Siege of Kinsale
In 1601, a contingent of 4000 Spanish troops occupied Kinsale as part of the Anglo-Spanish War and the wider conflict of Protestant England against Catholic Spain, and were surrounded by English army. Attempts to assist them by Gaelic rebel Lords ultimately failed, leading to a breakdown of the old Gaelic system and an exodus of leaders known as the Flight of the Earls, and conclusively to the Plantation of Ulster by Presbyterian Scots.  A decisive moment in the island’s history.

How to get there – Car advised..

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Cork or Shannon airports.
Cork Airport – is about 20 minutes from the apartment.
Dublin Airport – just over 3 hours from the apartment
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and quarter hours from the apartment.
Kerry Airport – about 1.75 hours from the apartment

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Brittany Ferries run sailings from Cork Harbour to Roscoff in France twice a week
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just over 3 hours from the apartment
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is also over 3 hours from the apartment.

Map

YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7
YH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7