Simply amazing sea views from a stunning, refurbished, Victorian Townhouse in the most exclusive area of Youghal. We completed the refurbishment in Summer 2011. Next door to 3 Clifton, also available.
Simply the best address in Youghal. Opposite the promenade and lighthouse where everyone else strolls to take in the views and take photos. You can enjoy the view throughout your stay. A short stroll into town or to the beach, you dont need to use your car.
4 Clifton is one of just 6 Victiorian townhouses that were built to the highest standards over 130 years ago. After years of renovation and restoration we are now able to offer this fabulous luxury townhouse. 3 Clifton is a listed property in a heritage area.
Read the reviews and most of the guests rave about the views from the front windows, particulary from the window seat on the main lounge. They are right, the views are spectacular - taking in the Atlantic ocean to the South, the hills and mountains of county Waterford to the East, the river Blackwater to the North and the beautiful river estuary right in front.
The river meets the sea directly in front of the house, and many guests happily while away the hours watching the ebb and flow of the tides, the fishing and leisure boats drifting by and the wildlife. Maybe its the latter they they are particularly watching for, because on bright sunny days, when the sea is calm we have had multiple pods of dolphins cavorting right in front of us - its certainly a sight to see. Of course they are not there to give us a show, and they dont come on demand they are not tamed in any way and are hunting the mackerel shoals that are plentiful in summer months and which they have chased into the estuary.
4 Clifton - Luxury accomodation for all the family
4 Clifton has been renovated to the highest standards to offer you luxury and comfort whilst retaining some of its original character.
There are 2 spacious double bedrooms, 1 twin and a bunk-bedroom (perfect for kids). Bedrooms are fitted with solid oak furniture and other luxury touches. Double beds are queen sized. Beautiful linen is provided to wrap you in luxury while you go to sleep to the sound of the lapping waves beneath you.
The huge lounge occupies the middle floor with double aspect windows, sofas beside the open fireplace and window seats to soak up the views and atmosphere. There is a large flat panel high definition TV, DVD and Video players, plus multichannel Sky TV available. Youll also find free wireless broadband internet access.
On the ground floor the modern styled kitchen diner provides every essental luxury and the space to dine in style. The kitchen is equipped with a double oven and ceramic hob (all electric), dishwasher, fridge, wine cooler, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine (well supply some coffee - but you might want to bring some more with you).
In the diner section there is an extendable table that will seat at least 8, plus an easy chair, window seats and flat panel TV - its another relaxing seating area (you are on holiday after all!).
At the very top of the house is a full size bathroom, there is a toilet on the mid level and a separate power-shower room with toilet too.
On the ground floor the utility room has both washing machines and tumble dryer - although you can get service washes in Youghal town centre if you cant be bothered.
Outside there a huge patio, with seating for 8 . What a fabulous place for breakfast or for a barbeque.
The house is approached by a easy paved slope and is elevated above the road affording fabulous views over the river and out to sea.
4 Clifton is a 3 storey house, and there are 42 low-rise stairs to the top, arranged in 6 short flights of stairs. The stairs should present no issues for an able person of any age. Our children had no trouble with the stairs even when they were toddlers and were helping us prepare the house for guests: a stair-gate is included so that you can keep the stairs off limits if you wish. Older guests should have no problems, and of course they can always selec t the bedroom on the middle floor so that they dont need to climb to the top at all. However, we do not recommend 4 Clifton for the infirm.
4 Clifton - The best address in Youghal
In the days when the six Clifton houses were built Youghal was smaller town and these houses created the space, views and ambiance unavailable in the close confines of the town - they still do.
Any yet the town is just a stroll away, no need to drive or for taxis, its just 1 minute stroll to the nearest pub and restaurant. You can stroll to all of Youghals main town centre attractions within 5/10 minutes.
The nearest beach is a 1 minute walk away too, you are looking down upon it from the house. The main Strand beach is less just 1/2 mile stroll along the promenade. There are secluded coves even closer, great rock pools to explore and the diving rocks. To get to these you cross the road, walk 100 yards to the right and take the steps down to them.
Shopping - well you can stock up in the large supermarkets in town including Tesco and SuperValu. But there is a really well stocked minimarket just a 1 minute walk away, beside the nearest pub, and the nearest beach, and a large grassy park for the kids to run around ( I guess you get the message - you dont need your car).
Just 10 minutes walk (along the promenade) or 1 minutes drive to the brand new public swimming pool, gum, sauna, water slide complex. Its open 7 days a week, 3 pools to suit babies, new swimmers and competent swimmers. The gym is fantastic, with over 50 pieces of equipment, music and sky TV to divert you. Its open to all up to 10pm on many nights - pay as you go.
We had both houses for our stay, and they are both stunning and the best holiday homes we have stayed in. The owner Martin is so helpful and the welcome gifts were gratefully received!! Both the houses were stunning and faultless, and have no hesitation recommending them both. We had booked so that we could be near family in Middleton, and the roads are great to make Cork and beyond within easy reach. There is enough going on within driving distance in the surrounding area to keep the kids entertained, we spent a day at Fota Wildlife Park and Ardmore Open Farm, and a couple at the beach, as we were so lucky with the weather!! Clancy's near the lighthouse do lovely food and ale, and welcome the kids, the portions were huge!! Overall it was an excellent break made perfect by the excellent accommodation, thanks!!
Ian from Stoke Mandeville
Stayed 16 Apr 2015 with Family
Once again a great welcome was received to this fabulous property which is in a brilliant location. Having been a number of times already it is a real home from home for us now and we will be coming back!
Hachiro from Lucan
Stayed 02 Apr 2015 with Family
It was our first visit to Youghal and we were pleasantly surprised. It is a nice little seaside holiday resort with everything a family could need. The house itself is located in walking distance to beach and village centre with different shops, restaurants and pubs. The property is very spacious, modern and comfortable with great views over the bay.
Ciara from Dublin 8
Stayed 29 Dec 2014 with Family
We booked 3 and 4 Clifton while we were attending a family wedding. The houses are beautiful and so comfortable. The owners were extremely helpful. We had a great time in Youghal. I would highly recommend either/both of these properties.
Matthew from Wheeler Heights
Stayed 09 Oct 2014 with Friends
We just got back to Sydney from the most wonderful trip in Ireland, celebrating our lovely daughter’s wedding to our wonderful son-in-law who originally came from Youghal. We stayed at the two Clifton houses, using one as our base, and the other one for our daughter and her bridesmaids. The houses are just beautiful and perfect as our home away from home for the wedding. They are as beautiful inside as outside, and the view from the bay windows are just magical. Everyone who stayed or visited absolutely adored the houses. When we arrived the 1st week of October, the weather was a bit changeable. We even had an electrical thunderstorm which the locals assured us was rather rare. The 2nd week was sunny and warm, and we had the most beautiful sunny day for the wedding.
We took countless photos of the views and of the house from inside and outside and from different times of the day, and never tired of the changing colours! Thankyou Martin, for your lovely houses, and thankyou for being so prompt and attentive to our needs, and for spoiling us with the champagne, wine, chocolates and bouquets of flowers!!
All in all, a lovely and enjoyable experience, and not to mention the wonderful Irish hospitality we encounter everywhere we go!!
Duncan from Farnham
Stayed 09 Aug 2014 with Family
Great place to stay - we were two families, the view from the lounge window and the top bedroom was superb, The house had almost everything that youd need, and was clean. We had a great time. The only downside was we arrived at 0100hrs, and the keys hadnt been left where they should have, but luckily this was resolved fairly quickly. Need to take care with babies that can crawl as twice as my 14 month old turned around to go feet down the stairs, she didnt align properly and if I hadnt been right there, shed have gone through a hole in the banisters at the very top of each flight before the bannisters start, and that would have been terminal.
Friendly helpful owners - and cant see anyone being disappointed with the quality of the accomodation.