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Review submitted by Berni from Preston (Submitted: 26 Oct 2011)
Wonderful property, wonderful owner. My husband, father and I had a fantastic stay - every comfort was provided for. The property was exceptionally clean and very well furnished. It was supplied with plenty of linen and towels and basic provisions such as washing up liquid, loo rolls, soap, tea, coffee. There was also a cupboard of non-perishable food which came in very handy. There was even a plentiful supply of CDs, DVDs, magazines and tourist guide books. Would also highly recommend Ahernes Seafood Restaurant, a short walk away from the apartment. In all, a great stay - and we will be back!
Review submitted by Robyn Pope and David Walden from Whitehorse, Yukon Canada (Submitted: 22 Sep 2011)
This apartment is absolutely beautiful and extremely clean and well maintained. The views from both the balcony and inside are outstanding. Made a perfect home base for us as we toured around Ireland. We are already planning for another trip to Youghal, as we were made to feel very welcome and Kate was a fabulous hostess. Thank you so much for making our vacation so wonderful. Robyn and Dave, Whitehorse Yukon.
Review submitted by Christine from Newport, Gwent (Submitted: 19 Jul 2011)
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!!
Review submitted by Maurice from Cleveleys,Lancashire (Submitted: 4 Jul 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.
Review submitted by Roberta from Hounslow (Submitted: 15 Jun 2011)
Nothing dissappointed at this property. The apartment was beautifully presented in decoration, facilities and aspect. The views from the living room and kitchen/breakfast area were second to none and when we stepped out on to the balcony we were practically in the sea! The flower arrangements waiting for our arrival just added to the "specialness" of this "one off" apartment.
The town of Youghal catered to all our holiday needs with plenty of restaurants and useful interesting shops and was brimful of history and character. It is perfectly positioned for trips further afield into the counties of Cork, Waterford and Wexford. However we were blessed with such glorious weather that we found ourselves rushing back to spend as much time as possible on the splendid beaches.
Thank you Kate, for providing a blissful retreat and enabling us to have a very special break from the mad world of home!
Bobby, John, Holly & Aidan
Review submitted by Mark from Abergavenny (Submitted: 11 May 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.
Review submitted by Jim & Susie from Greenock (Submitted: 21 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.
Review submitted by Steve from Stratford upon Avon (Submitted: 28 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.
Review submitted by Angela from Castle Donington (Submitted: 15 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.
Review submitted by TREVOR from LAVENHAM (Submitted: 9 Oct 2009)
THE PROPERTY WAS OUTSTANDING, CLEAN AND IN A GREAT LOCATION CAN NOT WAIT TO RETURN.
Review submitted by mary from troon (Submitted: 17 Sep 2009)
the property was beyond our expectations for a holiday let as it was beutifully furnished extremely comfortable in a great waterfront location and convenient for the town facilities.
Review submitted by Vinnette from Birmingham (Submitted: 15 Sep 2009)
The property was adequate for our stay. the views were excellent & the bedrooms more than comfortable.
The apartment was well located for supermarkets & to get into the town. The only disapointment was the security on the door to the apartment via one lock. However we did not encounter any security issues during our stay & would consider booking it again.
Review submitted by Harvey from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (Submitted: 29 Jul 2009)
The striking similarities between this accomodation and our home condo was stunning. We loved the location and the view. Being seniors the steps were a challenge that we were able to master though after a long day of touring they seemed alot higher.
Review submitted by Pat from Northampton (Submitted: 19 Jul 2009)
The property is in a very good location, beautiful views from the balcony, relaxing holiday. Nice area be it a little quiet, probably due to start of holidays. Fully equipped, clean, tidy, lots of books, games in apartment if you wished to use them. Everything in the apartment you would want for your holiday, no need to take anything with you apart from your clothes, but not too many as washing and drying facilities in the apartment.
Overall really nice and good value for money.
Review submitted by Pat & Joe from Leigh, Lancashire (Submitted: 26 May 2009)
The Penthouse was fabulous and we had a wonderful time. The views were magnificent and with the exceptionally high quality of the apartment and its fittings we didnt feel we wanted to go out some days.
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A comfortable well equiped apartment in a very interesting town.
Review submitted by Catherine from Wellington (Submitted: 21 Apr 2009)
A really nice place to stay, with gorgeous views of Youghal harbour. We hosted friends for dinner and everything we needed was provided :)
Review submitted by Ray from London (Submitted: 24 Feb 2009)
The appartment was nicely decorated, spacious, comfortable and the kitchen well equipted with any utensils you might need. Most importantly, it was VERY CLEAN!
Review submitted by Chris from Durham (Submitted: 1 Nov 2008)
Very nice, spacious and clean apartment. Beautiful views from the panoramic balcony. Situated in a very friendly small town. Ideally if going for a week, a car would be a good idea as bus service isnt very frequent.
Top Places to visit would be:
Ahernes (a pub/restaurant with amazing food and the best pint of guinness!)
Perks (an entertainment complex with 10 pin bowling, arcades, a casino and quazar lazer)
There is also a Pitch and Put and swimming pool on the outskirts of town.
Ideal holiday to relax.
Review submitted by p from sidmouth (Submitted: 16 Sep 2008)
Apartment setting was as described in brochure and views met and surpassed brochure in early morning and sunset.
Apartment was immaculate and furnished to a very high standard - quite tempting to stay in the apartment, on balcony, for the whole holiday.
Apartment owner met us on arrival and was warm and friendly. There was a small amount of basic necessities in situ along with some home-made bread which was lovely and most unexpected. She gave us directions to local venue ie supermarkets and left contact numbers and instructions for emergencies. The apartment provided linen and towles alongside little extras you would normally prvide yourself for self catering accomodation ie sopa and toilet rolls.
Wonderful location for a holiday and to explore other local towns/ points of interest. The ONLY thing that was disappointing was that the local area was not very clean - there were very few rubbish bins and fewer dog faece disposal bins and this showed.
Review submitted by Tom from Broadlands, Virginia (Submitted: 26 Jul 2008)
My family and I, returning to Ireland for our second visit. were overwhelmed by the Penthouse Suite. We had just arrived for our second week, coming from an old cottage on the western shores of Ireland. The location and ammenities were terrific. I would highly recommend this rental property. As a matter of fact, we may return and stay here again in the near future. We also dined at Ahernes Restaurant on our last night in Youghal. The food and service were superb.
Review submitted by Sheila from Ilkley (Submitted: 29 Jun 2008)
The appartment was great. The views were great. The only problem I had, as I have had with other properties that we have rented, is that there are never any instructions for ovens and microwaves. I do not use them often as we eat out, but occasionally when you have been travelling all day it is nice to eat in. (There were instructions for the TV!)
I managed to work out the oven, but never got the hang of the microwave. Simple instructions, or the manual, that comes with them would help.
The firework display on the last evening was wonderful!!
Review submitted by carol from moreton (Submitted: 17 Jun 2008)
The property was excellent, everything anyone could want the owner Kate had thought of.. There was plenty of room for four of us. Nice flowers in lounge on our arrival and when we picked up the keys were given some fresh milk and a loaf, very thoughtful.
The only drawback was all the stairs for our old legs but we knew beforehand so can't complain, was worth the effort.
Plenty of pubs locally, recommend Doyles, Traceys, and one over the road from the apartment beginning with C but can't remember the name. Avoid the Moby Dick, it was dirty and smelled. Not too many eating places in early June, many were closed. Good value for eating was The Quay and the Coach House where the food was excellent. To be honest we thought that Aherne's was a little to expensive for our needs so only had a drink there.
Didn't have any contact from owners once we arrived but if we needed anything we had a phone number.
All our party had a really good week and couldn't fault apartment at all. It's a good base for travelling around, Kissing the Blarney Stone was a hoot.
Well recommended in all.
Review submitted by John from Ellicott City, Maryland (Submitted: 29 Mar 2008)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Penthouse in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. On arrival, we found the accommodations ready for us--Kate Fitzgibbon made us feel at home with pertinent information and lovely fresh flowers throughout the apartment.
The views of Youghal harbor and the dock area were picturesque and unique for any place we have stayed. We were within walking distance of shopping, dining, and bus transportation into Cork (from there to other destinations--we really didn't need a rental car).
We have definite plans to return and hope to book the Penthouse again. We will also recommend it highly to our friends.
We will also search the VillaRenters database for our other travel.
Review submitted by Jerry from Chatfield, MN (Submitted: 6 Oct 2007)
We so enjoyed the penthouse! The views were wonderful and the property was very clean and comfortable. We even extended our stay by 3-days because we were so comfortable! Ideally located for excellent restaurants (including Aherns) and shopping.
Review submitted by Theresa from Bromley (Submitted: 29 Sep 2007)
The property far exceeded our expectations, every need has been catered for. The views are fabulous and its a ideal location for enjoying the delights of Ireland. A great holiday and we are definately coming back.
Review submitted by ian from kent (Submitted: 14 Aug 2007)
Had a great time in the appartment in Youghall it had everything anyone would want in a holiday home.
The only thing was the lack of a lift to get up to the appartment as others have said but that only become a problem when lugging cases up and down the staircase and the odd shopping trip but to be perfectly honest after a lovely irish meal and a few Guinness the exercise does you good.
Our hosts the Fitzgibbons were very nice people and I would recommend this property to anyone.
Review submitted by John from Erskine (Submitted: 8 Aug 2007)
Excellent apartment with good sea views and plenty to do !!!
Review submitted by Rich from Southampton (Submitted: 17 Jul 2007)
A fantastic appartment in a great location
Review submitted by Anthony from Newton-le-Willows UK (Submitted: 13 Jun 2007)
This property was excellent. It's pictures on the Website do not do it justice. Katie was extremley friendly and provided an excellent service. Will certainly be booking again on our return visit to Ireland.
Review submitted by pauline from Sandside (Submitted: 20 Nov 2006)
Excellent propert good location, stunning views. Every thing you could need provided. Only one thing let it down, the shower in the en suite,and that was pretty poor.
Review submitted by ANGELA from RIXTON WARRINGTON CHESHIRE (Submitted: 18 Oct 2006)
A very enjoyable holiday, the property is very well kept and has everything you could possibly need during your stay. there were a couple of things that did need attention, the hot water tap in the main bathroom sink didn't have any water, and the fans in both the bathrooms made a very loud screeching noise when turned on. but apart from this small problem we thought it was an excellent property and would definately stay again.
Review submitted by Nathan from Youghal, Ireland (Submitted: 6 Oct 2006)
Spot On! Almost exactly as advertised; no phone (contrary to description). Broadband internet a handy feature. Very clean and comfortable, spectacular views. Walking distance to everything. No lift, so climbing stairs is a must. Would definately return!
Review submitted by Paul from Iver, UK (Submitted: 21 Aug 2006)
very nice apartment with beautiful views of the Estuary and river. Apartment was well manitained and had every thing you could need for a family of four (we were three) for a week. Easy parking, central to town and Cork not far away. Would happily stay here again.
Review submitted by Bev from Port talbot (Submitted: 9 Jun 2006)
We had a wonderful holiday in this bautiful, well equipped appartrment. The view over the estuary is spectacular and we saw herons, cormaorants and numerous other sea birds. The surrounding countryside is lovely but one of the most memorble moments of our stay was leaning over the appartment balcony and watching an otter swim by with a fish in his mouth. Highly recommended; even the stairs were great as we felt less guilty about what we were eating and drinking.
Review submitted by Colin from Shropshire, England (Submitted: 7 Jun 2006)
Well presented and equipped apartment with excellent views over estuary and harbour. Good access to town. Good parking.
We enjoyed our stay in Youghal and would seriously consider coming again. We would definately recommend this property to others.
Review submitted by JOHN from PERTH SCOTLAND (Submitted: 15 May 2006)
Fabulous property in a fabulous location with more than a few personal touches. Only slight niggle the showers require pumped, there is just not enough water pressure at this level.
Review submitted by Haidee from Chelmsford Essex (Submitted: 8 Nov 2005)
The apartment was beautiful and spacious with wonderful views. We enjoyed watching the cormerants fishing in the bay whilst cooking breakfast and our two teenage boys were entertained by the football on Eurosport tv. The modern apartments seemed a little out of place in the traditional Irish town but once inside that didn't matter. The Penthouse has the best views, a large balcony and a real homely feel. It made an excellent base for touring the area and for the many walks we had along the beach.
Review submitted by Sandy from Dorset (Submitted: 28 Oct 2005)
Well set out and furnished apartment with wonderful views.
More like staying in a hotel, but without the service.
Owner is a hotelier and it shows in the thought that has gone into the apartment.
Review submitted by Barry from West Midlands (Submitted: 25 Sep 2005)
The penthouse is tastefully furnished,well equiped & comfortable, with stunning views over the countryside and the river Blackwater,we would stay here again.
Review submitted by marie from harveys dock, youghal (Submitted: 9 Sep 2005)
The property was very good, the only draw back was that there are no lifts to the property and as my parents are elderly they found the stairs to be difficult at times. However, the appartment and its location with the fantasic views and surroundings compensated the stairs. It would have been nice to have been made aware of the stairs beforehand. We would definately recommend and definately choose to stay there again.
Review submitted by John from Scotland (Submitted: 30 Aug 2005)
The property enjoys an excellent location with spectacular views. It does require some minor maintenance-otherwise very comfortable.
Review submitted by Reg from Henley on Thames (Submitted: 26 Jul 2005)
A very comfortable apartment with great views of the harbour and the estuary. Very relaxing sitting on the balcony watching the fisherman landing their catches and the yachts entering and leaving their moorings. Well located for shops and restaurants, but very little noise from traffic or people.
Review submitted by Dave from Yorkshire, England (Submitted: 7 Jul 2005)
We have a baby aged just 7months and knew we would be spending alot of time indoors in the evenings, for which we had 3 main aims: comfort, cleanliness and luxery which were definatley ALL met. Youghall is a fantastic village in an ideal spot for visiting other places both East, West and inland. This appartment is by far in the best location you could possibly want with exceptional views. If we were to critisise anything it would be that the TV channels were too limited and only recieved 4 english speaking channels that were watchable RTE1, RTE2, CNN, Eurosport.
Review submitted by Vikki from North Yorkshire, England (Submitted: 6 Jun 2005)
On arriving at the property we were very pleasantly surprised after having had a ferry cancelled and all of us being very tired. It was much better and far nicer than we could ever have expected. The website doesn't do the property justice. We found the owner more than helpful and wouldn't hesitate in returning to the property.
Review submitted by Julia from Sweden (Submitted: 6 Apr 2005)
The Penthouse is well decorated and the view is spectacular. It was clean and comfortable and we wouldn't hesitate to send our friends. Thank you!
Review submitted by Michael from Brighton (Submitted: 3 Apr 2005)
We stayed in the middle of March, which obviously ensured that the weather was pretty bleak, but the property, area and owners more than compensated. It can get a bit windy on the top deck, but the apartment was well-presented, clean and spacious. The facilities were great, everything you need under one roof, and it was cosy and warm at all times. We bumped into the owners on the last night in their famous Ahernes restaurant, and they were polite and friendly over and above the call of duty. The food in the restaurant is first class and the hospitality of the Ahernes second to none. Thoroughly recommended for couples or young families who want a relaxing break amongst beautiful scenery.
Review submitted by Philippa from Wales (Submitted: 5 Jan 2005)
We stayed at the Penthouse in Youghal for the New Year, The views were spectacular and the whole appartment was very comfortable and spacious. The furnishings were very tasteful and the lighting created a lovely atmosphere in the evening. We even had a beautiful Christmas tree.
It is a lovely place to stay and explore Youghal and further afield.
We had the indendence of our own place and yet 5 minutes walk away we had the hotel facilities and wonderful food in the restaurant. An ideal location.
Review submitted by Donna from PA USA (Submitted: 23 Sep 2004)
The Penthouse is a beautiful apartment with an incredible view of the river and ocean. It is very well taken care of and beautifully decorated. The owner of The Penthouse greeted us with homemade brown bread and took excellent care of us during our stay. She went out of her way to help us to communicate with our newly discovered Irish cousins so that we could meet each other. Visitors interested in renting the apartment should be aware that it is on the 4th floor with no elevator. By the end of our stay we were running up and down the steps. I would highly recommend this property.
Review submitted by Janet from Channel Islands (Submitted: 2 Jul 2004)
We have stayed in many different types of holiday
accomodation but this was definately one of the best. The area was great
and there were many well priced restaurants and pubs in the town
Review submitted by Paul from South Wales (Submitted: 21 Jun 2004)
A beautiful property. Looked after by the owners as if they lived there themselves.