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Waterfront Apartment in the Old Monastery

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum
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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 OceanMost 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 ...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 OceanMost 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 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 More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

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...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank James Daniel O R
poohbear2808, VR Owner at Waterfront Apartment in the Old Monastery, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

thanks for that..with an eye to the future, is there anything we should have done to make a 5 bubbles review???

Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank MoiraMcNally
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

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...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Martinirish4
Reviewed September 19, 2017

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.

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank snapy4
poohbear2808, VR Owner at Waterfront Apartment in the Old Monastery, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Thanks Pamela...glad you enjoyed our home!!!

Reviewed August 29, 2017

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...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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poohbear2808, VR Owner at Waterfront Apartment in the Old Monastery, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed the location, elegance and historic aspect of our apartment – it is indeed an impressive property. We are however concerned by your criticisms and also surprised that no-one else has raised them. You are of course entitled to an...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
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 wa...
How to get there
GETTING TO YOUGHAL FROM THE AIRPORT OR THE MOTORWAY FROM DUBLIN Out of the airport, turn left towards CORK, down the hill to the Large (Kinsale) roundabout At this roundabout, take the right hand exit for ROSSLARE N25, and just follow that road through Castlemartyr, Killeagh, and then on towards Youghal. If you have come down from Dublin on the N8, Just turn left at the end of the motorway when you meet the Cork/Rosslare N25, and continue from here… After about 45 minutes, Youghal is sign posted off to the left as you get to the start of the hill up the new ring road. Follow that left turn and carry on into the town, after passing the lighthouse, Walter Raleigh Hotel and the Convent school on the left, the road splits as the town one way system starts. Take any of the next right tu...
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