Lighthouse keepers; Home of the year finalist 2020

Entire home hosted by Saoirse

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
Self check-in
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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95% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.


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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)

Where you'll sleep

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

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free street parking
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 124 reviews


Where you’ll be

Youghal, County Cork, Ireland

Hosted by Saoirse

  1. Joined in September 2014
  • 124 Reviews
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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!)
  • Response rate: 94%
  • Response time: within a day
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy