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2 euro Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Blindgate House
Blindgate, Kinsale Co Cork
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Just a five minute walk up from the bustling centre of Kinsale, Blindgate is a purpose-built property and set in its own gardens
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Surfing nearby
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Location - Peaceful
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Blindgate House

Just a five minute walk up from the bustling centre of Kinsale, Maeve Coakley’s low-key high-quality guesthouse takes its name from one of the entrance gates to the old walled  town.


Unusually in this histpric town, Blindgate is a purpose-built property and set in its own gardens - and, with spacious rooms, uncluttered lines and a generally modern, bright and airy atmosphere,it  makes a refreshing contrast to the more traditional styles that prevail locally. It's the perfect place for people who like to have a bit of peace and quiet off the beaten track, whether on holiday or business - and it has ample private parking too, in a town where that can be a problem.


Bedrooms are thoughtfully furnished with elegant modern simplicity - the work of designer Beatrice Blake, who has chosen beautiful timeless materials and colours for a look so understated that it doesn't feel 'decorated' at all. Exceptionally comfortable beds and top quality bedding ensure a good night's sleep and all rooms have full en-suite bathrooms and all of the expected facilities including Wifi (and fax/modem sockets) as well as phones, satellite TV, tea/coffee trays, ironing board and trouser press.


There is also a comfortable sitting room with an open fire and plenty of reading material for guests' use.


Maeve is an hospitable host - and well-known in Kinsale for her skills in the kitchen, so breakfast here is a high priority: there’s a buffet displaying all sorts of good things including organic muesli, fresh fruits and juices, farmhouse cheese and yoghurts, as well as a menu of hot dishes featuring, of course, the Full Irish Breakfast alongside catch of the day and other specialities - so make sure you allow time to enjoy this treat to the full.


 


 

Rooms 11 (all en-suite & no smoking, 5 ground floor, 2 for disabled); B&B from €99 per room. Children over 7 welcome (baby sitting arranged); broadband wi/fi; room service (all day); no pets. Garden. Private parking. Closed late Dec-mid Mar. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 02-10-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Directions

From The Pantry (formerly Fishy Fishy Café): Take left up the hill, keeping left after St Multose Church. Blindgate House is after St Joseph's Primary School, on the left.

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