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.