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Rocklands House

Kinsale, Cork, P17 EE67

Review Score: Superb 9.4/10

In Kinsale

Meet your host…

John Bateman

You can enjoy true Irish hospitality when staying at Rocklands House Bed and Breakfast. We enjoy welcoming guests to our home and have made many friends along the way. Guests can relax in quiet and comfortable surroundings, yet are in the ideal location for exploring the delights of the local area.

Compass Hill
P17 EE67

A Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Chartered B&B.
Nestled on mature grounds, just 15 minutes from scenic Kinsale town centre, Rocklands House is a comfy hill-top haven overlooking the harbour. Guests can indulge in steaming power showers, king-size beds and a tasty breakfast menu. A picturesque port town, Kinsale is universally lauded for its gourmet food, lively social scene and exceptional natural beauty. Visitors can explore the 16th century Desmond Castle, the International Wine Museum and go yachting, diving, angling, golfing and even whale watching. The town also boasts a variety of acclaimed pubs and restaurants.

How to get here

On entering Kinsale Town with the Tourist Office on your left, drive along the waterfront as far as the Trident Hotel. At the T-junction by the Trident Hotel turn right. The White Lady Hotel will then be on your left. Take the first turn left directly after the White Lady Hotel and drive up St. John’s Hill . At the top of the hill turn left and continue on around Compass Hill for 0.5km. until you see the sign and entrance for Rocklands House . GPS Coordinates 51.696392,-8.528216

If using Google Maps , which is best put in postal code P17 EE67.

Sat Nav: Lat (51.696392) - Long (-8.528216)

  • Ancestry
  • Failte Ireland Safety Charter
  • Golfers


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Satellite
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

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Charles and Kathleen Carlson

14 Sep 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

John was a perfect host who made sure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. He took the time to show us around Kinsale town, and made excellent recommendations for dinner. The breakfast was excellent, especially the salmon which was the best we have had anywhere! It was our first time in Ireland, and we would definitely stay at Rocklands.

Kim and Brian from Sydney

23 Aug 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

This was our second stay at Rocklands and we will certainly return again soon. John is a wonderful host and his breakfasts are legendary! The house overlooks the beautiful harbour and you are just a short, healthy walk from the bustling town of Kinsale. We cannot recommend it more, you will be welcomed warmly here.

Kevin and Elizabeth Wallace

30 Jul 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

John Bateman gave us a really great experience of Irish hospitality and we enjoyed our four day stay there. The views from from Rocklands house and garden of the harbour were magnificent. We have fond memories of a really super place and would return to Kinsale and hope to stay again at Rocklands.


26 Jul 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

Great location, room, view, breakfast, and especially a great host.

Alasdair and Morag

10 Jul 2023 
Review Score: 10/10

What a fabulous place to stay, far enough away from the bustle of Kinsale town centre, but within easy walking distance and a view that cannot be beaten. The garden is just delightful. John was an excellent host, nothing was too much trouble, even offering us a lift into town. Ths is a very well run operation, with much thought and experience to ensure a first class stay. Our room was lovely, clean and fesh, with a sensational view over the river and town. The large lounge/dining area was bright and airy and there was a wide selection of interesting books for guests to read. All in all a perfect stay, thank you John.


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