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Georgian Waterfront Apartment

Beach apartment with 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and golf nearby in Youghal, Ireland

From £366 per week

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Apartment to rent in Youghal, Ireland

  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Near beach
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Apartment overview - owner's description

Ground floor waterfront apartment in a 19th century Georgian house on the banks of the River Blackwater with only a 5 mins walk into town .

This beautiful two bedroom ground floor Georgian apartment is set right on the water’s edge on the Blackwater river with panoramic views across to County Waterford and out to the Atlantic Ocean.

Most of our visitors have enjoyed the calm and peace the building gives out and indulge in walking down to the wall, where the river meet the sea directly in front of the house to watch the daily routine of the small fishing and sailing boats coming and going throughout the summer. The whaling ships which once filled the bay are now long gone!

The house, originally built around 1812 for a wealthy merchant in the days when Youghal was a thriving commercial port, was purchased by the Church, then used as a Monastery until the 1980s and the apartment still retains many of its original features.

The beautiful lounge with its oak floors, grand crystal chandelier, large ceiling rose (imported from France in the 19th century) and the original fireplace has high windows with window seats to sit in comfort and look out on the river and estuary.
To complement that there is a large flatscreen TV, DVD/video, with Sky TV and an internet point. There is also a surround sound system and an I-pod docking station to allow you to listen to classical music while you dine in this wonderful room.

There are 2 double bedrooms, 1 king-size with an ensuite and a second twin bedroom. Quality bedding and linen is provided to wrap you in luxury while you enjoy the peace and calm of this house.
The main bathroom has a full size bath with shower to relax in at the end of a strenuous days enjoyment! There is also a space with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room, with its views across the river, is fitted with all the latest appliances for the keen chef. Neff oven and microwave/oven, ceramic 5 plate hob, Maytag American fridge freezer and a double drawer dishwasher.
We provide everything you could need coffee machine, toaster, kettle, pots, pans, cutlery and crockery and, of course, a bottle opener!
The breakfast area provides seating for four where you can watch the sea as you enjoy your breakfast and plan your day. Take some tips from the visitors log book where previous visitors have recorded their trips and adventures and recommended places to visit and enjoy.

Outside there a large patio, gas barbeque and seating for 6, where your can have breakfast or your evening meal - Irish weather permitting! In July and August you can easily catch mackerel straight off the garden wall and put them straight on the barbeque (we provide the fishing rods). Occasionally dolphins can be seen herding the mackerel into the bay but we would advise against putting these on the barbeque!

The property is in a small gated development with secure parking for your car.

Youghal
Youghal town centre is a 5 minute walk from the apartment.

No need for taxis or worrying about having a drink and driving just wander into town, enjoy one of the many restaurants or coffee shops or have a Guinness in one of the many traditional pubs and take in the atmosphere of a real Irish music session

Youghal itself is a medieval historic town. Once a fortified strategic port, much of the 800 year old town walls still stand, as does the impressive clock gate - a four story tower that straddles the main street. Queen Elizabeth gave the town and the surrounding countryside to Sir Walter Raleigh, who is reported to have subsequently lost it all in a card game! He is said to have introduced the potato to Ireland here. Look out for the Walter Raleigh and Devonshire names as you walk around.
In the late 1800s the town evolved into a major whaling station and was the base for the movie Moby Dick. Try the pub with the same name.
It remains an active small fishing port and every day you can still watch the boats unloading their catch down in the harbour. Just wait until they come past your own back door, then wander down to the harbour!

Find out more on one of the daily walking tours which leave from the Tourist office on the harbour.

There is a sandy Blue Flag beach a 10/15 minute walk (or a 2 minute drive) from the apartment - just past the lighthouse. Stretching for 5 miles, it makes for an enjoyable walk whatever the weather and there is a hotel halfway down should you feel the need for refreshments. Lifeguards are on site all day during July and August.

Near the beach there is a modern public swimming pool complex - open 7 days a week, pay as you go, and if you feel the need the complex includes a fully equipped gym.
Golf courses at Youghal (challenging in the wind) and CastleMartyr welcome visitors

Things To Do
The central location makes Youghal an ideal base for touring the Cork/Kerry/Waterford area.

Cork City: With its shops and the English Market for the foodies is a 40 minute drive away.
Cobh: The Heritage Centre at the Titanics last port of call has a wonderful and very moving museum. 40mins.
Ballymaloe Cookery School with its cookery shop and café. 25mins.
Fota Island: Visit the wildlife park where animals roam in wide open spaces or play a round of golf in Fota Island golf course.40mins
Waterford for the Crystal Factory and the unique Book Shop/cafe in the former cinema in the town centre. 1 hour.
Lismore with its stunning castle. 30mins.
Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. 1hr 15mins.
Killarney and the Lakes - 2hour drive
Dublin: 30mins.
Really! Save the 3 hour+ drive and the petrol: Fly up to Dublin for an overnight stay using Aer Lingus from Cork airport. The flight takes 30 minutes and can be really inexpensive if you book early!

Reviews

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16 out of 16 people recommend staying here

Family from Magherafelt, United Kingdom Aug 2016

I have to admit this is one of the best properties we have stayed in really well equipped and comfortable and as mentioned in other reviews comfortable beds which is a real bonus.
Bill could not have been more accommodating in the communication beforehand and the info sheet on the apartment and area provided is great.
This was out first visit to Co.Cork and we will be back. Yes we were very lucky with the weather and able to make the most of the beach but the location of the apartment makes the difference.
We fished for Mackerel every night from the sea wall with a lot of success (my son is now hooked- bad pun sorry) with the rods provided allowing all to have a go and made full use of the excellent restaurant and hostelries in the town (Clancy's a must - great food, McCarthy's at the Imperial hotel - great Guinness).
All in all a fantastic break and one I would recommend to all

Reply from Bill

Thanks...you left your camera charger behind...
Give me your address and will post it on

Family from Mid Glamorgan,, United Kingdom Jun 2016

Stayed a week with wife & daughter/son in law.
The apartment was as described everything you needed was there.meet by a lady who showed us around the app.lovely views out side over looking the sea .nice bedrooms comfy beds and furniture in living room.large fridge freezer which gives crushed ice or cubes ideal for the G/T. Would book again if going back.

Couple from Ball Ground Ga, USA Mar 2016

We knew the area, and needed a quiet place to stay while visiting family. This was a home away from home for us a beautiful place with views of ferry point cottage from the breakfast nook, a five star hotel with the benefit of a gourmet kitchen. Fantastic communication from the owners, from the time we made the booking. The décor was as described with original architectural features, and modern appliances. My father loved it so much he came to breakfast almost every morning and came back for dinner several times. The most Important thing was the comfortable beds which can make or break a vacation (we were there for 17 days ) and believe me we slept well every night. We hope to come back asap. Bill and Brenda thanks for making a very important visit (Dad's 80th ) so enjoyable and comfortable, and dad says if he wins the lotto he will make you an offer you cant refuse LOL.
Best Wishes from Thomas and Noreen Coleman U.S.A.

Reply from Bill

Thanks Noreen.....half a mill (sterling) will be fine!!!!!!!

Friends from Great Barr, United Kingdom Aug 2013

We enjoyed every minute in this delightful appartment. Every luxery was thought of and the kitchen/laundrey facilitie was fantastic as well as the views and the feeling of security within the premises, the children could play freely without worry.

I would recommend anyone to stay here from friends to family and will certainly stay again!

From Belfast, United Kingdom Jul 2011

Absolutely gorgeous apartment in a stunning location. The quality of the apartments furnishing left our whole family wanting for nothing throughout our holiday. We had such a relaxing and enjoyable time and we were sorry to leave the apartment after our weeks stay. The location was excellent for gentle walks into Youghal where we enjoyed several lovely meals. The local golf club gave us the friendliest of welcomes and the course was very enjoyable to play. We were able to find several local beaches and with the good weather we were lucky to have, we thought we were on a holiday in the south of france, not Ireland! Overall, a lovely apartment which wed definitely come back to if we ever get the chance.

From Ilkeston, United Kingdom Aug 2010

We had a wonderful stay in the apartment. The apartment has to be the most luxurious place we have ever stayed in. It was furnished to a very very high standard, with everything you could possibly wish for! Both bedrooms were lovely, as were the bathrooms. Each morning whilst having breakfast, we were able to gaze through the windows and watch the boats go by, with the backdro p of beautiful scenery just over the water. The apartment was in an ideal quiet location, with just a short walk to the local shops. We found the local Tesco to be really useful, at a 20 minute walk away. Each evening, we would walk up the hill and down to the beach for a breath of fresh air-delightful. We all enjoyed out trip to Ireland, with everyone being to friendly. Would love to return again. Believe me, when I say, this place takes some beating. Thank you so much for an enjoyable holiday. And to top it all, we were blessed with glorious sunny weather!


8 other reviews

It has always been a dream to visit Ireland and being able to pass our time in this apartment only heightened our amazing stay. Ideally situated for a stroll around town it provides the perfect starting point to a day if you are able to pull yourself out of the door in the first place. It is stunningly decorated and a joy to have stayed in. Many thanks and I will be recommending this to any and all of our friends wanting to follow in our footsteps.

We luxuriated for 10 marvelous days at the apartment in the Old Monastery in Youghal. The apartment is beautifully decorated, extremely well appointed (loved the heated floors in the bathroom) and spotlessly clean. Security is excellent. The apartment is perfectly located for boat watching, wandering to town and shell gathering on the beach. If you tire of the peace and tranquility of the apartment and its setting, many tourist attractions and nature walks are within a short drive. This is a well deserved 5 star spot!

Essence of luxury!! Beautiful setting, extremely comfortable with every facility needed for a very relaxing break. One other point - security is excellent.

We spent a wonderful week in the Old Monastery Apartment in Youghal. Each morning we had breakfast while admiring the panoramic view of the estuary before setting off for our adventures for the day. The apartment really is luxurious with the lounge and dining room in particular being almost palatial. The bedrooms are quiet and comfortable and my husband being a keen chef took full advantage of the state of the art kitchen facilities. We would highly recommend this classically decorated apartment set in beautiful surroundings.

Carol and I have stayed at The Old Monastery on several occasions. The apartment provides a level of luxury that allows you to relax from the moment you arrive. It is equipped to an extremely high standard of comfort and has everything you require to enjoy your stay. Youghal seems to have its own micro climate where the scenery from the apartment across the river Blackwater is ever changing. .

Our visit to the apartment was wonderful. It is decorated to perfectionunderstated elegance....very inviting. The views from the apartment are beautiful. Loved watching the fishing boats come and go,walking on the beach and strolling the town. We were there when it was cold but am sure sitting on the patio watching sunsets would be a joy.

We had a lovely relaxing break in the Old Monastery, - walks around the harbour, strolls on the shore, barbecues on the terrace, enjoying the views across the bay with its water traffic busying to and fro. And the apartment? Great! Close to the harbour and town centre but peacefully quiet, its the last word in luxurious comfort, sparkling clean, beautifully furnished and every last thing we could have needed for our stay, provided. Thank you Bill and Brenda.

This is the first year we have rented our property, but anyone who arrives is welcome to read the Visitors Book for the past 6 years when ALL our visitors have loved the apartment, its location, but most of all the sense of peace and calm which the house gives out.

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Location

This apartment is:

1km from the nearest beach 500m from the nearest bar 500m from the nearest restaurant 500m from the nearest supermarket 30km from Cork airport 80km from Ring of Kerry 100km from Rosslare Harbour 30km from Cork Ferry

Sights and attractions

Local food market 20km Night club 500m Shopping 2km Theme park 25km Zoo 25km

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Outside this apartment in Youghal, Ireland
This apartment is in a village near the sea. It has a barbecue, a garden and a sea view. Car hire is not necessary as the apartment is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 1 December 2016

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 11 March - 30 September 2017: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 11 March - 30 September 2018: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 11 March - 30 September 2019: changeover day is Saturday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made 3 months before the arrival date.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 7 June - 30 August and receive 15% off if the booking is made within 14 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 14 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 king size bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms, 1 en suite bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Entertainment

CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in English, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Barbecue, Parking, Private garden, Sea view

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Restricted mobility

Bill

Average rating from 16 reviews

Private Owner From Horsham, United Kingdom Member since Jan 2010

we are now both retired and living in the UK. Our apartment was bought in 2002 as a bolt hole and has proven a great place for us and our friends to get away from things.

Past bookings: 32 bookings

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we are now both retired and living in the UK. Our apartment was bought in 2002 as a bolt hole and has proven a great place for us and our friends to get away from things.

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