Abigail's Lodge is a 3 bed, 2 bath self catering property which sleeps up to 5 guests across 2 doubles and a single, with one double en-suite, your ideal base when in West Cork. The house has stunning harbour views to the front and a large rear garden. You are 20 mins drive from Cork International Airport and 5 mins from the busy tourist town of Kinsale and close enough to walk into town along the amazing coastline walk, which even has two watering holes along the way.
Summercove is the place to be, peaceful, yet on your door step are some of the best amenities such as, The Bulman Bar & Restaurant (voted the Best Pub in Ireland), Charles Fort (one of the finest star shaped Forts in the World, 300yrs old).
Summercove is the Start/End point of the Wild Atlantic Way, with a fantastic Coastal Walk, you walk past the Fort and follow the coastline path towards the open Atlantic Ocean and views of the Old Head.
At the Bulman there is a slipway and Beach, people often hire kayaks and go exploring the inner harbour, Bandon river, or go into town for a coffee by water! All within 100 metres of the house
In the evening, after days exploring, you can sit in the front garden and sip "Sundowners" as the Sun slips away behind Kinsale to the West, while the waves lap the shoreline below.
The house fully equipped has broadband, TV with local and international channels.
Summercove is a spot that you will keep coming back to, its got everything, views, walks, food and people.
We are also the ONLY RENTAL accommodation in Kinsale with its own Motor Boat which can be rented by the hour to go exploring further out along the coast and see the Old Head Lighthouse (close to the site of the sinking of the RMS Lusitiania) or do some sea fishing, naturally subject to weather, bookings and T's & C's. See gallery for images.
We have parking on site and it is free.
Your Host: Daragh Keating, I'm the Mechanic for the RNLI so I look after the Lifeboat in Kinsale, ensuring she's always ready to launch and rescue seafarers in distress. I enjoy chatting with visitors and helping make their stay memorable and hopefully ensure a return visit. I live very close to the house so on hand if you need anything.
To Book: Just call or email me with your requirements and I'll get back to you ASAP. We require 50% booking deposit and the balance paid one week prior to arrival.
All light & heating is included.
If you would like to stay for an extended period of weeks or months, please let me know and I'll work out a price.
Check in is after 4pm and check out is before 11am, however you are welcome to store bags if you arrive or depart outside this times.
Baby Sitting: There is an excellent baby sitter living close by.
The Property is in a quiet location with neighbours, so we always ask our guests to avoid excessive noise.
Bikes & Kayaks can be rented for your stay and will be on site for your arrival. Please contact me to arrange.