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Lighthouse keepers; Home of the year finalist 2020

SuperhostYoughal, County Cork, Ireland
Entire house hosted by Saoirse
6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
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Clean and tidy
15 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Welcome to the lighthouse keepers house!

We have been voted as one of Ireland’s top 50 places to stay by the Irish Independent #Fab50 ( number 26 :))

We spent two years renovating this 200 year old building. In May 2020, it featured on RTE Home of the year and became a finalist in the top 7 homes in Ireland.

Irish lights built all 76 lighthouses & keepers houses in Ireland, and this is the only lighthouse keepers house in a town in Ireland!

The space
The renovation project on the house has been to modernise it, introduce open plan living downstairs, a sea facing bathroom & bathtub, underfloor heating, new electrics & plumbing, insulation throughout, a 20 foot conservatory complete with hanging chair and new windows throughout.

This house was the home of every lightkeeper that manned Youghal lighthouse since the 1800's. The Lighthouse itself became automated in 2007, and flashes each night at an interval of 2.5 seconds.

It sits on a cliff edge, in the town of Youghal in south east Ireland. The walls are three feet deep, the old windows have been restored, the old fireplaces take pride of place in each bedroom, and it sits under the watchful eye of the lighthouse which is in the garden.

The house has retained its character & heritage but yet has a modern twist.

The house sleeps six people ( 2 double sea facing rooms & one twin room)

Guest access
You will have access to the entire home ( 1400 Sq Feet) & 1/4 acre adjacent garden. The lighthouse is operated by the local council and still functions so cant be accessed from the property.

Other things to note
The house is located on a cliff edge. It has high walls ( above 1.1 metres) & I have also had a fence fitted where the wall was lower, but please do keep an eye on kids who may love to explore!
Welcome to the lighthouse keepers house!

We have been voted as one of Ireland’s top 50 places to stay by the Irish Independent #Fab50 ( number 26 :))

We spent two years renovating this 200 year old building. In May 2020, it featured on RTE Home of the year and became a finalist in the top 7 homes in Ireland.

Irish lights built all 76 lighthouses & keepers houses in Ireland, and this…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Amenities

Carbon monoxide alarm
Essentials
Dryer
Iron
Kitchen
Laptop-friendly workspace
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Wifi
First aid kit

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Youghal, County Cork, Ireland

Hosted by Saoirse

Joined in September 2014
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I own the lighthouse keepers in Youghal, Co Cork. I am opening it up for you to enjoy too as I live & work in London but this is a little piece of heaven for the World weary or those who love waking up to the sea!
During your stay
I am available and also have family nearby should there be anything that needs to be fixed or is not working ( hopefully that shouldnt happen!)
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm