The 2 Bedroom luxury penthouse suite. Fabulous fittings and decor. Amazing views over the beautiful river and sea in the haven of Youghal, County Cork
The Penthouse is THE selec t apartment in the Harveys Dock development of new self-contained holiday homes.
Sited on the corner of the development, on the top floor, youll have sweeping dual aspect views from the huge balcony. Looking directly out onto and along the unspoilt Blackwater River valley to the mountains beyond lismore, and round to the sea, the beaches and lighthouse.
Harveys Dock is sited right in the centre of Youghal, between the two fishermens quays. This development of 34 quality apartments, has private parking and onsite management. There are no lifts in the development. The Shops, Restauarants, Pubs and facilities of the historic town of Youghal are just yards away.
Youghal is a most historic and interesting town situated at the mouth of the Blackwater River, one of Irelands best known salmon fishing rivers.
Youghal renowned for its Blue Flag beaches, and is a favourite seaside destination. There is no shortage of outdoor and indoor activities for all age groups. Fishing trips and leisure boats are readily available for hire. There are many attractive picnic areas and scenic drives in and around Youghal including Fota Wildlife Park, House and Arboretum, Blarney Castle, Lismore, Ballycotton and of course Cork City.
You can enjoy beautiful beaches, sailing, canoeing and boating, wind-surfing, a magnificent 18-hole golf course and pitch and putt, 4 hard-court tennis courts, greyhound racing, guided Heritage walking tours, excellent restaurants, and nightly entertainment of Irish music, cinema, or sing and dance in hospitable pubs.
Youghal is a very historic town, much of the 800 year walls still stand. As does the impressive clock gate - a four story tower that straddles the main route into the town. Sir Walter Raleigh was once a resident, and its said he introduced the potato to Ireland here. One of the daily walking tours is a must, and they leave from the Tourist office that is less than 100 yards from the Penthouse.
The food and hospitality
Youghal is famed for its seafood, caught and landed locally in the small town quay.
Locally caught and smoked wild salmon is always available. But many other specialities come and go with the seasons. Take care to ask about the specials that day.
There are an array of restaurants catering for all tastes from the traditional to the exotic. The finest restaurant in town (and Ireland) is Ahernes the famous seafood restaurant - no visit to Youghal would be complete without dining in Ahernes at least once.
This property is in a wonderful location, the views are fantastic. We stayed for two weeks and never tired of watcing the harbour and its environs. The appartment was very clean, comfortable and spacious and did not disappoint in any respect. We soon got used to walking up all the stairs and felt a lot fitter by the end of the holiday!!
Maurice from Thornton,Cleveleys
Stayed 22 Jun 2011
It was brilliant,spacious clean with every neccessary appliance.Fantastic views from the fourth floor,there is no lift so would obviously not be suitable for persons unable to climb stairs but otherwise this appartment was excellent value for money.The security gates gave an extra sense of safety for our vehicle.
Mark from Abergavenny
Stayed 23 Apr 2011
We were expecting something special just from reading the reviews and when we arrived these were exceeded. Really high quality accomodation with wonderful views. The most relaxing break. Thanks.
JIM from GREENOCK
Stayed 08 Oct 2010
From the moment we arrived in Youghal we felt that we were on holiday. We picked up the keys for the apartment at Aherns Resturant where we were met by a very friendly staff who gave us lots of useful information. When we arrived at the apartment we knew that we had picked the right place. It was imaculately presented and had everything you would need in your home. The location was so quiet and peaceful yet you are only a few moments walk from the centre of town whick has some great bars, resturants and shops. The views from the apartment are breath taking and for a family who loves being by the water we could not have picked a better place. Youghal is the perfect place if you want to do some sightseeing around the South of Ireland. We would definately go back to the Penthouse Apartment and will be recommending it to all our friends.
Steve from Evesham
Stayed 18 Sep 2010
Very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Plenty of room too. The balcony overlooking the river, sea and harbour was wonderful - although we did have particularly good weather during our stay. Youghal itself was very nice, especially the 5-mile beach when the tide was out. Were already wondering when we can get back again for another visit.
steven from Derby
Stayed 04 Sep 2010
Having read the reviews of others we had a pretty good idea of what to expect from the property, both the positives and negatives. We had a good feel for the beautiful views and general look of the apt from the website (which is why we chose it) but were VERY pleasantly surprised with the quality and presentation of the apt. It was exceptionally clean and had EVERYTHING you could want/need - box of food and a bag of clothes and the rest is there for you. Privacy and security with gated parking also. It was really home from home and the noise mentioned on the website - from a previous building project now finished - so now lovely and peaceful.
As mentioned in others reviews the most notable negative was no lift - 48 stairs each trip -hubby has thighs like Arnie now! and the shower pressure is rather pathetic - a good power shower would be a great bonus and even the stairs seemed to get easier!! (hence our overall rating) However, we were VERY happy with it all.
Nice area near Cork (lovely city - recommend the city bus tour). Youghal (Yawl) is a lively small town with plenty of shops, bars(fab music) and eateries - excellent quality of food everywhere we went, especially Ahernes - a mustdo. Deserves its reputation. The food was superb and the restaurant service from the lovely, lovely Anne was worth a visit in itself. Thanks Anne
Well done Kate and Jonny for your lovely selves, staff and properties. Angie & Steve
Glad you enjoyed your stay in the Penthouse. I am going to install a power shower as soon as I have a few free days at the end of september. Thank you both for your kind comments it was a pleasure having you with. The Penthouse was spotless on your departure thank you for being such wonderful guests. Kate
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Stayed 10 Jul 2004
A comfortable well equiped apartment in a very interesting town.
The dual aspect views of the Blackwater river, Youghal harbour and the sea, are simply spectacular.
The Penthouse is beautifully decorated throughout, to make it an ideal holiday retreat for a small family group or the base for a visiting VIP on a business trip.
The Penthouse is usually self -catering, but meals can be arranged from the famous Ahernes Restaurant - as the The Penthouse is owned by the same family.