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Converted stone barn in a quiet rural setting, near to Kinsale and sandy beaches



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
A traditional stone barn converted with comfort and character in mind.

Set in a quiet rural location in a sleepy country lane, Ardmor barn is about a 2 kilometers from the village of Ballinspittle and 4 kilometers from 'Blue Flag' sandy beaches. The village has a grocery store, an excellent butchers shop, an award winning 'boutique' bakery and cafe, a post office, hairdressers, and bar. The picturesque fishing town of Kinsale, famous for its restaurants and festivals (including the famous fringe Blues/Jazz festival in October), is only ten minutes drive away. The detached barn shares a landscaped courtyard with the adjacent traditional farmhouse. There is access to a private garden with views over the unspoilt countryside, and plenty of off-road parking. The location is a perfect base for touring along the spectacular West Cork coastline, or enjoying the local sandy beaches (there is a surfing school on Garretstown beach). There are some excellent local golf courses, fishing, sailing, walking, dining out or just relaxing and enjoying friendly craic in the local bars.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Steve and I bought a derelict old farmhouse with two barns on a half acre plot in 2003. Much of our time since then has been restoring the buildings and creating a garden as much in keeping with the feel of the original property as possible.

We converted one of the barns into a two bedroom detached property which lends itself perfectly for holiday letting. We have added as much comfort as possible (we think this is important for guests) and we have loved the range of people we have met over the years and look forward to meeting more in the future!

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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We were touring Ireland on motorbikes and fancied somewhere to base ourselves for the week, Theres a lovely garage to park the bikes in and as you can see from the photos it really is a beautiful place to stay. The village has everything, a nice pub a few shops and a cafe and Kinsale isnt far away either. We would definitely recommend it for motorbikes the cottage has everything you could possible want and more....we will be back :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful base to explore Kinsale from

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a wonderful 3 night stay in this property. Steve and Carol were wonderful hosts and the property was just perfect for all of our needs. It was full of character. Their little dog Maggie was a real hit with our kids too. When we return to Kinsale we will definitely stay here. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit Kinsale.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a generous review. It was a delight to have you and your lovely family as guests. Maggie is missing all the attention already! We would love to welcome you back any time.
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Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

My Mum and I had the most amazing 4 night getaway. It was the perfect retreat for rest and relaxation. Such a beautiful place, home from home is an understatement, set in peaceful picturesque surroundings. Carol and Steve were amazing hosts, we even got to sample some freshly laid eggs from their chickens, they were awesome.We would highly recommend this place and we can't wait to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandra for your lovely comments, and also for taking the time in your busy life to write a review. It was a pleasure to have you and your mother as guests and hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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A peaceful, rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this beautifully decorated, relaxing barn. It was fitted with high quality equipment/furnishings and was very clean. Carol and Steve made us welcome and provided good customer service. Ballinspittle has a high quality deli/bakery which is worth checking out.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a generous review, especially as you have such busy lives. You were delightful guests and a complete pleasure to deal with. Thanks again for your help with the chickens!
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Lovely Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Ardmor Barn offers everything you need for a holiday/break in Ireland. The property itself, situated in a very peaceful location, is well equipped, very comfortable and tastefully decorated/furnished to a high degree. The friendly owners are on hand if required without being intrusive. Location wise it is a great base for touring south west Cork whilst being close to the vibrant town of Kinsale, the City of Cork and Cork Airport. All in all , lovely accommodation in a beautiful part of Ireland. We would have no hesitation in returning.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Noel for taking the time to write such a generous review. It was a pleasure having you and your wife as guests and we would be delighted to see you again sometime in the future.
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From the Owner

My family are originally from the local area and it was somewhere I visited often as a child. When we saw the property we just fell in love with it, a bit of an impulse purchase but one we have never regretted. We love the house, the people and the landscape; a magical area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cork Airport at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Speckled Door, Old Head at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ringaskiddy at 35 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Old Head Links at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Kent Station, Cork City at 32 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : South Cork City Link Road at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Divas, Ballinspittle Village at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Garettstown at 4 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

For water sport enthusiasts there is plenty of opportunity to participate in local activities. Sea and river angling is popular in the area, as well as sailing and surfing.


Local Blue Flag sandy beaches are 3 miles away. Garretstown and Whitestrand beaches are both suitable for safe swimming and popular for surfing.


Due to the rural location of the property, private transport is essential. The nearest airport is Cork Airport which is only 20 miles away, and cars can be hired at the airport. The nearest port is Rosslare which is about 3 hours drive away and both Irish Ferries and Stena Line operate routes from either Pembroke or Fishguard.


Cobh - 25 miles.

Kinsale - 5 miles.

Cork City - 23 miles.

Ballinspittle - 1.5 miles.

Old Head of Kinsale - 2.5 miles.

Further Details:

The village has a grocery store, an excellent butchers shop, a post office, hairdresser, bakery, cafe and a bar.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Change over days are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Rates quoted include bedding, towels and energy costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The property is perfectly situation to take advantage of the hustle and bustle of Kinsale which has a great deal to offer in terms of good food and entertainment. There are fabulous sandy beaches at Garretstown, excellent facilities in Ballinspittle, and you are on the doorstep of other West Cork delights, just follow the coast road! If it peace and quiet you want, then just stay put and chill.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • There is a modern shower room and toilet on the ground floor.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed. Bedroom 2 has a double bed. A child's cot is also available on request.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

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