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Stunning Lighthouse Location with Panoramic Ocean Views

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The property which is attached to Crookhaven lighthouse

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Last updated: 03/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Goleen house description

There are two parts to the property but they are one unit. In 1843 the Lighthouse Commissioners, responsible for the safety of those at sea, built Crookhaven lighthouse and the adjoining cottage. Perched over the entrance to the natural harbour of Crookhaven, for over 160 years the cottage sheltered the Lightkeepers' families. When the Lighthouse was first automated (it is still fully operational) the Commissioners no longer needed the accommodation provided by the cottage and ownership changed hands.

The new owners have fully refurbished the 1843 cottage and this part of the property now comprises 2 double bedrooms with an additional room containing a double pull-out bed and a stairway to a large living space converted from what had been the quarters of three families. This large living room contains extensive seating, satellite TV, DVD, a music system and views in all directions. Also downstairs is a shower room, kitchen and dining area. The structural integrity of the 1843 cottage has been preserved with the layout of the downstairs rooms reflecting the original plan.

Across the small yard is the extraordinary light filled space that is the 'longhouse'. In 2008 the owners completed a radical design consisting of a rectangular glass walled cuboid resting on two new bedrooms and a second bathroom. This wonderful addition allows for spectacular views from the upper level through 270 degrees. In a feature article on visiting Ireland, US Airways Magazine (January 2012, page 38, available online) recommends the property as a fabulous place to stay and says that if you dream of ocean views, this property tops the list 'complete with floor-to-ceiling windows revealing the Atlantic's hypnotic blue waves'!

The upper level contains a fully fitted kitchen, a dining table seating 8/10, a wood burning fireplace, a High Definition TV and Blu-ray disk player together with comfortable seating throughout. Along the length of this level is a balcony from which the views need to be seen to be believed, ranging from the natural harbour of Crookhaven past the world famous Fastnet Lighthouse 7 miles off-shore to Baltimore, Cape Clear and Roaring Water Bay with its many islands.

Although built on 'Rock Island', this is not a true island, at least for the past several hundred years. Access is along a beautiful stone-walled 'lighthouse' roadway which undulates across the fields of heather and gorse for a mile or so. Just 2 miles away you will find Goleen with its shops, pubs and first class restaurant. Across the bay is the sailing village of Crookhaven, which for centuries was the first port of call for vessels arriving from the New World destined for the North West of Europe.

In winter there is always a welcoming fire awaiting you there in O'Sullivan's Bar and in summer a flurry of activity on the harbourside as sailors and boat people of all ages and nationalitiies set to sea or disembark in search of one of the mouthwatering seafood bars and restaurants on the seafront.

Around the next bay is the end of the Mizen Peninsula with its rugged coastline, the surfing mecca and golden sands of Barleycove Beach and at the end of the road a mile or two further on, the most south-westerly tip of Ireland. There you'll find a visitor centre and spectacular walks laid out along the rocky coastline leading to the recently re-built and re-opened pedestrian bridge over to the Mizen Lighthouse and Fog-Signal Station. Next stop America!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Although children of all ages are very welcome, there is a long drop from the surrounding walls to the rocks and ocean below. Parents of young children should be aware of the obvious hazards - climbing on the walls would be very dangerous....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (2) The two new bedrooms in the Longhouse each have a walnut Queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (4) Each of the bedrooms in the 1843 cottage have two cherry wood single beds which can be arranged together to form a King bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The extra convertible double bed is in the room from which the large living room in the cottage is accessed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • If you wish to dine by the light of a Lighthouse or write your first novel, this is for you. At this incredibly romantic location three visiting couples in the past 18 months have become engaged to be married!...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Bring your own music library and plug it into the Ipod dock in the longhouse living room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    SKY TV is available both in the Longhouse and in the cottage...moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    There is a selection of DVDs, Videos and Blu-ray disks available...moreless

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    You can almost fish from the balcony. On a clear day you can see Boston!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Both parts of the property are fully covered by a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    KAL German designed fireplace with glass screen...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Two full sets of utensils are provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) There is a dishwasher in each kitchen...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    (2) There is a fully fitted kitchen in both the longhouse and in the 1843 cottage...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    The is a refrigerator and freezer in each kitchen...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    An extensive balcony allows for full enjoyment of the views through an arc of 270 degrees in all weathers...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A table and 6 chairs are provided on the terrace...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter
Mar 28 - Apr 11, 2015
4 night min stay

€1,450
Early summer
May 2 - Jun 26, 2015
4 night min stay

€1,590
Summer
Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

€1,990
Late summer
Aug 29 - Sep 26, 2015
4 night min stay

€1,450
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

€1,190

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Except during the "Summer" season it is possible to rent only the Longhouse, which sleeps 4. For rates please enquire.


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Photos

  • The property which is attached to Crookhaven lighthouse

    The property which is attached to Crookhaven lighthouse

  • A glorious view

    A glorious view

  • Bedroom in the Longhouse

    Bedroom in the Longhouse

  • And a fireplace to warm youself by in the winter

    And a fireplace to warm youself by in the winter

  • The view at breakfast time - ship ahoy!

    The view at breakfast time - ship ahoy!

  • Upstairs in the 1843 cottage

    Upstairs in the 1843 cottage

  • One of the two modern bathrooms

    One of the two modern bathrooms

  • A warm day at the lighthouse (with the Fastnet 8 miles offshore to the right)

    A warm day at the lighthouse (with the Fastnet 8 miles offshore to the right)

  • Barleycove Beach just 3 km away

    Barleycove Beach just 3 km away

  • A beacon of light in the hours of darkness!

    A beacon of light in the hours of darkness!

  • The Fastnet Lighthouse, an enormous cargo vessel and a telephoto lens

    The Fastnet Lighthouse, an enormous cargo vessel and a telephoto lens

  • Safe from the waves

    Safe from the waves

  • The Longhouse

    The Longhouse

  • The cottage with Lighthouse behind

    The cottage with Lighthouse behind

  • Breathtaking views

    Breathtaking views

  • The glass cuboid living space

    The glass cuboid living space

  • Second kitchen and dining room in cottage

    Second kitchen and dining room in cottage

  • One of the cottage bedrooms

    One of the cottage bedrooms

  • The hallway of the cottage

    The hallway of the cottage

  • 4000 year old megalithic Dolmen at nearby Toormore (Mizen Head in the distance)

    4000 year old megalithic Dolmen at nearby Toormore (Mizen Head in the distance)

  • Dunlough Castle built in 1207 just 5 km away

    Dunlough Castle built in 1207 just 5 km away

  • A very warm welcome at night time

    A very warm welcome at night time

  • The Longhouse, the Cottage and the Lighthouse

    The Longhouse, the Cottage and the Lighthouse

  • NOT the rental property but a little bit of Ireland nearby

    NOT the rental property but a little bit of Ireland nearby

VRBO #221966

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 03/03/2015
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