Reviews & Recommendations

" .. The Old Presbytery is a fine, quiet house a block outside the commercial district, with a goofy floor plan but fine rooms ... Well listed in most guide books ... The Breakfasts are a delight, and Noreen McEvoy runs the place with a passion for excellence... "


" ... Noreen McEvoy runs this little B&B with an eye for detail and a passion for hospitality. Set on a calm street, it is a labyrinth of half-staircases and landings, giving each room a private feel (though it can be tricky to find your way back if you leave for a while). Guest rooms are winningly decorated with brass and cast-iron beds, old armoires, and other antiques. There are also two self-catering apartments that are perfect for families or friends traveling together. Breakfasts here are fabulous. ... "


See our AA accreditation" ... This charming house, situated on a quiet street in the centre of the town, offers an elegant lounge and a delightful breakfast room. Bedrooms are traditional, with pine furnishings, brass beds and interesting memorabilia. One bedroom has external access via a staircase and is very peaceful. Sailing and sea fishing are available and there are plenty of excellent restaurants nearby... "


" ... This old house in the centre of the town has provided excellent accommodation for many years and the current owners, Philip and Noreen McEvoy have kept up this tradition well. Bed and breakfast is offered in the original bedrooms, which have character - stripped pine country furniture and antique beds which have been refurbished, and the McEvoy's have also added three self-catering suites, each with two en-suite bedrooms, sitting room, kitchenette and an extra bathroom. ... "


" ... The Old Presbytery is a wonderful, creaking, tilting treasure of a house filled with curios and antiques. Irish linen hangs from a drying rack as you come through the front door, old prams line the corridors and a lot of love has gone into the individual decoration of each guestroom. Stay in room 6 only if you have plans to see nothing of Kinsale - with its sunroom and balcony, you'll never want to leave. The breakfasts, cooked by landlord and former chef Phillip, are the stuff of legend..."


" .. Beyond the yacht-filled harbor, the narrow streets of Kinsale terrace upwards to high ground. Here you find The Old Presbytery, the home of Noreen and Philip McEvoy who offer a choice of bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom self-catering apartments offer a sitting room with cheery gas fire in an antique grate, an extra bed that can be pulled down from a wall cupboard, and a kitchenette equipped with light cooking facilities. ... "


Read the The Good Hotel Guide review" ... In a quiet street near the centre of this lovely old fishing and holiday town, Philip and Noreen McEvoy's red-doored Georgian house has long been liked by Guide readers for the warmth of welcome: they are a 'friendly, chatty couple'. The rambling old house, once the home of priests at the nearby church of St John the Baptist, is 'all ups and downs'; the sitting room is 'Victorian in every detail' ... "


" ... The only way that this place could be more relaxing would be if a masseuse came with each room. The huge beds are filled with snow white blankets and pillows, many rooms have tubs or Jacuzzis, and the staff are amongst the friendliest and most helpful around..." Rated as one of the top 12 B&B's in the country by the `Ireland for Dummies` team


" ... A comfortable relaxing place to stay, in a quiet street in the town centre. Bedrooms are simple but stylish, furnished mainly with Victorian pieces ... "

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