We have recently had a lovely three week stay in the Waterfront Apartment in Youghal. The view from the apartment is breathtaking and the apartment was very tastefully decorated and very comfortable.
It is in a great location, short walking distance into the shops in the town and a lovely walk to the beach with some spectacular views on the way.
Just spent a week back in this great apartment. Have stayed here on many occasions, so relaxing and peaceful.
Never mind the wind and rain outside, was cosy and warm inside looking out. All the days started sunny so having breakfast with sun shining over the water made up for the rain later. Winter or summer it’s a great place to be.
Big thank you to Bill & Brenda the owners & Liz who looks after it. Looking forward to next visit.
The Old Monastery was a gorgeous and convenient base for our little family of 4 to tour the southeast of Ireland. This is our 2nd trip as a family (my 4th!) and staying in a home that is, itself, a destination is the only way to see the country. I was a little nervous driving up to the Old Monastery because it is right in the village of Youghal but it could not have been more secure, quiet and peaceful. The pictures do not do justice to the gorgeous views out of every window. The apartment has all of the mod cons you could want. We (I!) cooked for three of our nights there - Youghal has markets, butcher and pubs within walking distance of the apartment. And we ate in Youghal or lovely Ardmore the other nights. Youghal itself has an amazing beach strand right out the back door and the Ardmore beaches are a 10-15 minute drive away. Everything in east Cork and Waterford are within easy driving distance. The apartment itself was so spacious and well appointed. It was nice having 2 full bathrooms with two medium sized kids. Every morning with my pot of tea, and every night with my glass of wine, looking out the back at the majestic Black Water River and the Atlantic. I'll not soon forget our special week at the Old Monastery. Thank you Bill. We hope to get back some day.
apartment was spacious and richly furnished. Lots of homely touches and everything in the kitchen you could have needed. Even some crystal glasses! Underfloor heating in bathrooms.Lovely views. Great base to explore Ardmore, Cork, Jameson's distillery, Ballymalloe House.
The apartment has a delightful view and access onto a lawn that looks out to Monatray House on the opposite bank of the bay. The interior of the apartment expresses a forgotten but evocative early 19th century elegance and history. But the current day splendour is downgraded by the grubby state of some visible areas, the curious plumbing, the shower head that is broken, the dust that has not been removed, the cheap blankets used to cover the sofa. The coat locker is not available and the wardrobe space is limited. There is a patch of internal damp and the property should be better maintained anyway, irrespective of the cost of the rental. Superb potential, but disappointing.