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* 3 Clifton - 5 Star - 4 bedroom luxury seafront house

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Main > Self Catering > * 3 Clifton - 5 Star - 4 bedroom luxury seafront house
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Type: Self Catering

Simply amazing views from a stunning, totally refurbished, listed Victorian Townhouse in the most exclusive area of Youghal.

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July/August  currently available but will go fast

Read the reviews - This is 5 Star self catering  (see what our guests have been kind enough to write. There are more reviews, from recent months, on our live booking site

Simply the best address in Youghal. Opposite the promenade and lighthouse where everyone else strolls to take in the views and take photos. You can enjoy the view throughout your stay. When the dolphins, which live in the bay, come to frolick and feed in the mouth of the river - you will have the best view of the fun. And its an easy walk into town or to the beach, you don't need to use your car.

3 Clifton is one of just 6 Victiorian townhouses that were built to the highest standards over 130 years ago.After years of renovation and restoration we are now able to offer this fabulous luxury townhouse as a luxury self catering, holiday property.  3 Clfton is a listed building, but features every modern convenience. 

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A fabulous holiday home for your family

3 Clifton has been renovated to the highest standards to offer you luxury and comfort whilst retaining some of its original character.

There are 2 spacious double bedrooms, 1 twin and a bunk-bedroom. Bedrooms are fitted with solid oak furniture and other luxury touches. Double beds are queen sized.  Beautiful linen is provided to wrap you in luxury while you go to sleep to the sound of the lapping waves beneath you.

The huge lounge occupies the middle floor with double aspect windows, two sofa's beside the fireplace and a large, comfortable window seat to soak up the views and atmosphere. There is a large flat panel high definition TV, DVD and Video players, plus multichannel Sky TV available. You'll also find a broadband internet access point.

On the ground floor the modern styled kitchen diner provides every essential luxury and the space to dine in style. Here too a window seat and flat panel TV provide another relaxing seating area (you are on holiday after all!).

At the very top of the house is a full size, luxury bathroom, there is a toilet on the mid level and a separate power shower room with toilet on the first floor.

Outside there is a large patio with seating for 6 or more - making a fabulous place for breakfast or a barbeque.

The house is approached by an easy paved slope and is elevated above the road affording fabulous views over the river and out to sea.

3 Clifton is a 3 storey house, and there are 42 'low-rise' stairs to the top, arranged in 6 short flights of stairs. Our own 2 year old has no difficulty getting up and down, and younger children will have great fun too, a stairgate is included if required. We do not recommend 3 Clifton for the infirm.

3 Clifton - The best address in Youghal


   Review submitted by Emer from Ashbourne (Submitted: 03/08/2006)
"Definitely the best location in Youghal. I'd love to be back, sitting on that big window seat on the 2nd floor, glass of wine in my hand, admiring the fantastic sea views and watching the world stroll by! The description on the webside was spot on, however, they forgot to mention the little things like the fresh flowers, the toys for the children and the warm welcome. Beaches were a short walk away and safe for young children. About a five minute walk to the centre of the town. Lots of interesting places to visit, all within a 45 minute drive. This property is excellent value for money for a large family - or perhaps two families holidaying together. We'll be back!"

In the days when the six Clifton houses were built (circa 1885) Youghal was a smaller town and these houses created the space, views and ambiance unavailable in the close confines of the town - they still do.


The town is just a stroll away, no need to drive or for taxi's, its just 2 minutes walk to the nearest pub and restaurant. You can stroll to all of Youghal's main town centre attractions within 5/10 minutes.

The nearest beach is a one minute walk away too, you are looking down upon it from the house. The main Strand (Blue Flag) beach is just 1/2 mile stroll along the promenade. There are secluded coves even closer, great rock pools to explore and the diving rocks. To get to these you cross the road, walk 100 yards to the right and take the steps down to the shore.

Shopping - well you can stock up in the large supermarkets in town including Tesco, SuperValu and Lidl. But there is a really well stocked minimarket just 1 minute walk away, beside the nearest pub, and the nearest beach, and a large grassy park for the kids to run around.


   Review submitted by Vincenzo from Italy (Submitted: 29/08/2006)
"We had a wonderful 2 weeks here. The house is in a superb location, has great character and is very tastefully decorated. I would definitely reccommend it to anyone looking for the best. The view, the furniture quality, the great equipment (digital tv, appliances, ...) and the availability of three bathrooms make, in our opinion, the difference. The owner provides great local advice. Our main interest was golf and we have been able to play 10 different courses in two weeks, including the magnificent Old Head (1 hour driving), the great Fota (30 min) and the suprising Gold Coast (40 min.). The Youghal golf course (over a century old) is a short walk distance."  41/2 Stars our of 5


Sleeping :
The house comprises 4 bedrooms in total; 2 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk bed room and 1 cot . This gives room for up to 9 people. Bed linen and towels are provided for your use.
General :
The house has 2 bathrooms and 3 WCs for your party's use. Central heating keeps you snug and warm.
Entertainment :
The house has television video, DVD, satellite/cable. The music system will play cassettes, cds, radio. Broadband is also available.
Eating & Living :
There is room for 8 in the living room and 8 in the dining room (a highchair is also available). To prepare food you will find a double oven, microwave, fridge, full size freezer, a kettle and a toaster. You will also find a dish-washer, a washing machine, a clothes drier, an iron and ironing board. The owner has also provided cutlery, crockery, glassware and cooking utensils.

Smoking and Pets (however well trained) are NOT allowed in this house.


   Review submitted by Matthew from Jeffersonville, IN USA(Submitted: 30/11/2009)

   Review submitted by Nick from Oswestry(Submitted: 03/11/2009)
"Excellent facilities, clean, good quality furnishings. Spacious and airy."

   Review submitted by Aine from Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA(Submitted: 08/10/2009)
"What a fantastic stay we had at 3 Clifton! This is the ideal self-catering holiday home. Such attention to detail, making our week free of worries and full of comfort. Especially appreciated the hot water, the washing machine/tumble dryer, and the gorgeous freah flowers. Cant wait to return. Thank you!"

   Review submitted by Karenne from Farnborough(Submitted: 22/09/2009)
"This is the best self catering property I have ever rented. We arrived very late to the property and found not only bread, milk, tea and coffee to get us going, but a bottle of wine and some beers to welcome us. Also there were fresh flowers in the dining room, kitchen and lounge. Plenty of fresh towels and everything we could have wanted, including toys for my grandaughter. We were a party of 6 which covered 4 generations and we had plenty of room adn were very comfortable. The location was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone."

   Review submitted by David from Tel Aviv(Submitted: 30/07/2009)
" We , family of 6 persons ,have stayed for one week in the house. It was a wonderful experience beyond our expectations. The house is very comfortable , clean and we have felt there as at home. The appliances have functioned properly, the internet connection was fine and most of all the view from the the rooms to the bay was the best tranquilizer for each one of us. The landlords were very helpful with all the necessary information ( and we have " nagged" them a lot), they are really very nice people. I hope to come back in the future for another vacation.

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   Review submitted by Melanie from London(Submitted: 13/07/2009)
"We stayed for just over a week in May 2009. The property has been beautifully renovated. The property had absolutely everything you could possibly need for a relaxing home away from home. The owners couldnt do enough for us and they even contacted us before we left for Ireland to see what we needed for the house in the way of shopping etc. The beds are very comfortable, the views are stunning (see all other reviews about the amazing window seats - you could sit there all day watching the world go by!) The house has more than enough room for everyone and all of our visitors were very impressed. We are looking forward to going back to stay in the property the next time we are in Youghal - we wouldnt dream of staying anywhere else in the future. Highly recommend staying here - you wont regret it!"

   Review submitted by Anna from Wilmslow, Cheshire(Submitted: 25/06/2009)
"Everything about this property exudes quality, relaxation and beauty. From the courtesy phonecall from the owner prior to arriving, the bottle of wine and fresh flowers awaiting us when we arrived to the quiet and tranquil feeling of the house. The house is very spacious, which we needed travelling with a 6 month old and very cosy. I could have spent the whole holiday sitting on the wonderful window seats looking out at the sea and the power walkers traversing the strand. The decor is contemporary and bright and the house was spotlessly clean. Youghal itself is a real little town, not any sort of Blackpool. It has some lovely little local shops and a wonderful restaurant, Ahernes, where we had lunch in the bar. I would definitely recommend it. The town is well placed to visit the surrounding area and we had great days out in Blarney, Lismore, Kinsale and Fota Wildlife Park, the best park of that type we have been to. All in all, it was a great holiday choice, the house was perfectly located, very relaxing with every convenience. I would highly recommend to anyone."

   Review submitted by Philip from Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.(Submitted: 19/06/2009)
"We have many extremely positive things to say about this house. First, location. The house is within easy walking distance of the towns centre with its many shops and excellent pubs, as well as charming, salty fishing quays and ancient architecture. It is also within a few minutes walk past the Lighthouse to the beautiful sandy beaches and strand. Youghal is also within easy driving distance of Midleton (with its amazing Jameson distillery) and Lismore (which its amazing castle and grounds - well worth a visit!). Next, the house itself is admirably furnished and well equipped with stunning views of the Blackwater river and estuary from the front windows and bays on all three floors. The beds are comfortable and fitted with elegant linens. The bathroom facilities are modern and efficient. The kitchen is extremely well equipped as is the washroom. The house offers privacy for all guests as well as beautiful common areas, and the front patio is a great place to eat breakfast or nurse a couple of drinks. The accommodations are most welcoming. Over the three weeks we were there, we had relatives and friends from the U.S., the U.K., France and Belgium, and, with reference to the accommodations, we actually had nine people in the house over our last weekend. All our guests raved about the house and some of them may well return to Youghal. The web site showing the house gave a very accurate description of it as well as the surrounding region. We were very well looked after during our stay. The cleaners came as ordered, and the owners (very charming and cosmopolitan) were always willing to address any of our questions. In sum, being in the field of higher education, we award 3 Clifton an Alpha Double Plus!"

   Review submitted by Lygia from Philadelphia, PA(Submitted: 20/09/2008)
"I absolutely loved this house! I loved how the original doors and locks were maintained, however a level of modernism was added to keep it useful. The window seat in the living room was far beyond what one would expect from the pictures. Would definitely recommend and would definitely come back."

   Review submitted by Kathy from Mechanicsburg, PA USA(Submitted: 28/08/2008)
"We totally enjoyed our stay at this property. The home was equipped with everything we needed for our stay of four weeks. The beds were very comfortable and the view was breathtaking! The pictures on the website showed the property as it is = gorgeous! Looking forward for our return."

   Review submitted by Janet from Macclesfield(Submitted: 03/08/2008)
"Lovely accomodation with everything you need. Ideal location for town and beaches. Fantastic views from terrace and bay windows. Owners friendly and helpful. We felt quite at home. Make sure you go dog racing but dont expect to win!"

   Review submitted by Yvonne from Watford(Submitted: 18/06/2008)
"This is the second time we have stayed at Clifton. We enjoyed our experience so much last year, that we rebooked with our friends for my birthday this year. Our friends came from Japan, UK and Turkey, they all fell in love with the property and had a brilliant time. if you are looking for a stylish, but comfortable home from home with outstanding views, this in our opinion is the best rental in Youghal. The weather was excellent, it got up to 23c in early June! Fantastic!"

   Review submitted by Bill from Bedford(Submitted: 03/06/2008)
"3 Clifton really is a delightful vacation experience. The location is wonderful with lovely views, plenty to do in Youghal town and many sights and experiences to see in County Cork. Martin and Elise have decorated and equipped the house to a very good and stylish standard and ensure that guests are looked after. The comments book on the hall table is full of highly positive comments and we were pleased to add our own glowing report. We have already recommended it to friends and colleagues. We very much hope to return."

   Review submitted by Colm from Dublin(Submitted: 19/05/2008)
"We have just returned from a weeks holiday in Youghal. The house far exceeded our expectations and even the beautiful pictures on this website don't do the house justice. The facilities were excellent for adults (flat-screen tv, dvd, broadband) & children (toys, movies, stair gate) and plenty of kitchen equipment. Over the course of the week we have relatives & friends staying with us and we never felt over-crowded. I would highly recommend this house even for a winter holiday. I could imagine nothing nicer than sitting on the beautiful bay window seat looking out at the views on a cold winters day. Basically no matter what the weather you will feel like your on holidays even if you don't set foot outside. "

   Review submitted by Caroline from Dublin(Submitted: 09/05/2008)
"5 stars We've just returned from a super week at this beautiful house, which looks every bit as good it's shown on the internet. As well as the lovely bright decor and stunning views across the bay, this house is really comfortable with lots of personal touches making it very much a holiday "home". As parents of two small children under age of 4 it was heavenly to relax each evening in that fabulous window seat, looking out to sea! There's a lot to do in the area too, and lots of nice places to eat (our favourite was Aherne's for bar food - great food and very child friendly). We'd definitely love to go back! "

   Review submitted by Malcolm from Stirling(Submitted: 14/01/2008)
"The house is perfect. Not too far from town, but at the same time it is in a quiet, section of the coast road. It is ideally placed if, like myself and another of our group, you decide to take part in the annual charity swim at noon on Christmas Day, as you are 5-10 minutes walk from the beach where the event takes place. The views are stunning, especially from the large bay window in the living room. The property was easily large enough, not only to sleep five adults and two children, but to give ample space within to relax, eat, etc. We had four adults and a baby join our party for Christmas dinner, and the Dining table was able to accomodate all eleven adults for dinner, with the two older kids sitting at the breakfast bar. The three Toilets, one with large power Shower and another with a large Bath c/w Overbath Shower Handset, means there is no problem in finding a free Bathroom when you need it. With Basic Satellite TV, and Broadband connection if you bring your laptop (how else can you track Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve?), there is plenty to keep you occupied when you just want to stay in. I'm sure that there are cheaper places to stay in Youghal, but they probably wouldn't make you feel quite as at home as we did at 3 Clifton. Thouroughly recommended."

   Review submitted by Jocelyn from Newmarket(Submitted: 03/10/2007)
"Lovely situation, clean with excellent facilities. Owners helpful and friendly."

   Review submitted by Carlotta from Jacksonville, FL, USA(Submitted: 23/09/2007)
"The property is nicely appointed with a fabulous view. Loved the town as well. It was a great location for day trips to surrounding sites. Would stay there again and recommend it to others. Five stars!!"

   Review submitted by Yvonne from Hertfordshire(Submitted: 26/08/2007)
"What can we say? Thank you Martin and Elise for saving and restoring this beautiful house. We had 8 in our party including 2 teenage boys who loved the property and said they wanted to have a house like this when they grow up! We had a wonderful time. it was the perfect holiday home, every detail appreciated, right down to the Brown Thomas towels. I was born in Youghal and know it well, but this is the first time that we have not stayed with relatives - it was a fantastic experience, breathtaking views, and brilliant weather. There is no where else I would rather be on my next visit to Youghal."

   Review submitted by Aileen from Dublin(Submitted: 11/07/2007)
"This property was so well equipped on arrival which made a lovely touch. The views were outstanding and the owners checked to see that everything was in order. I would highly recommend Clifton, Youghal, to all my friends. It is decorated to exceptional taste. I loved sitting out on the patio looking out over the most incredible views to sea."

   Review submitted by Andrew from Wantage(Submitted: 03/06/2007)
"We booked this house as we had to attend a family wedding locally and there was no room left in local hotels, and we had to rely on the information given on the website. The house was a delight and the veiws beautiful. The owners have put extraordinary consideration into the house, equipment above and beyond the call of duty, even to details like matches to light the beautiful candles. They had even put a thorntons chocolate cake and birthday card in the fridge for our daughter who was having her 17th birthday during our stay... we were all delighted. I showed the house to some of my family who were staying in hotels locally and they were all struck with it and have all expressed plans to stay there at a later date. We were not there long enough!! We took 3 of our 5 children all of whom thouroughly enjoyed it."

   Review submitted by Nick from Hertfordshire(Submitted: 29/05/2007)
"A great deal of thought and attention has been put into the house. Even before we left England, communication from Martin and Elise was welcoming us to their holiday home and to Ireland. Our questions were answered and we made our way to Youghal confident that everything we needed, that we weren’t bringing with us, would be here. Fantastic news if, like us, you have a baby with you. No. 3 Clifton Terrace is everything that the advertising promises (a rarity in itself.) Being met by the owners demonstrated a level of care we have never before encountered when renting a holiday home. Keep up the good work; this is definitely a winning formula for a relaxing stay. Thank you Nick, Hayley, Lucas, Pat & Brian "

   Review submitted by Olive from Burton-Upon-Trent(Submitted: 28/05/2007)
"We had a fantastic stay at Clifton. The weather was exceptional - warm and sunny in early May. The house is fabulous. I have visited Youghal before and wanted to return and stay there, its such a great spot. But I could not believe how beautiful the house is, and the views are amazing! Every creature comfort is there, and I loved relaxing in the window seats watching the sea, the beach and the boats. 3 Clifton is a real credit to Elise and Martin our hosts."

   Review submitted by Ruth from London(Submitted: 07/09/2006)
"3 Clifton is a fanstastic house and we really enjoyed our holiday there. The views from the house are stunning, and I loved sitting in the bay windows watching the boats and scanning the sea for dolphins. Its a big house, beautifully decorated and furnished. The boys loved the town of Youghal, going to the beach and the trips out and about. Our one regret is that we only took a short break - but we are definitely coming back next year for 2 weeks, and we're bringing some friends too. "

general :
The house is in a quiet area but you may hear occasional noise. It has an East facing patio area with fantastic, unbroken panoramic views.

on site :
The house is right beside a beach, wind surfing, fishing, walking, historic sites.
Close to the house you will find swimming, sailing, boat hire, horse riding, golf, a sports centre, scuba diving, a museum, a theatre/cinema, shopping areas, a themepark, a restaurant, a food shop. Within easy reach of the house you will find a Zoo, Dolphin and Whale watching trips, Riverboat cruises, 10+ golf courses, Fota wildlife park, Blarney Castle, Waterford Glass, Jameson Distillery, Cobh (Queenstown) and all the other attractions of the Irish Riviera.


More Information
Summary: 5 Star self catering - Simply amazing views from a stunning, newly refurbished, Victorian Townhouse in the most exclusive area of Youghal.
Booking: Availability, prices and online booking
Maximum Occupancy: 8 plus cot
Num. of Bedrooms: 4

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