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Stunning Lighthouse Location with Panoramic Ocean Views

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A view over the property towards the Fastnet Lighthouse, 7 miles offshore

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Last updated: 07/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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!

Keywords: Ocean Front Lighthouse Dwelling

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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

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4

    ...moreless

  • 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, 1 Half Bathroom

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
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels 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
Late Summer
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,198

Changeover Day: Saturday

Autumn (Fall)
Oct 1 - Dec 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,648

Changeover Day: Saturday

Christmas
Dec 17 - Jan 8, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,923
Spring 2017
Jan 9 - Apr 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,648

Changeover Day: Saturday

Easter
Apr 8 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,923

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Spring
Apr 22 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,648

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Summer
Jun 3 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,198

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer
Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,747

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

The above rates are inclusive of all taxes.

Except during the Summer period it may be possible to rent only the Longhouse, which sleeps 4.

Also during Spring and Autumn (Fall) it may be possible to stay for a minimum of 4 nights, depending on availability.

For rates please enquire. Please note that rates for a stay of less than 7 days are not charged on a pro rata, daily basis.

A booking is secured by the payment of a deposit of 50% of the rental.

The balance will be due 8 weeks prior to arrival.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 07/14/2016
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Location

120 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Cork
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Goleen
120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Cork/Ringaskiddy
120 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Cork
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Goleen
9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Barleycove

Car: Necessary

 

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Photos

  • A view over the property towards the Fastnet Lighthouse, 7 miles offshore

    A view over the property towards the Fastnet Lighthouse, 7 miles offshore

  • The Longhouse

    The Longhouse

  • Sunlight on the Bay

    Sunlight on the Bay

  • The cottage with Lighthouse behind

    The cottage with Lighthouse behind

  • Dining with the best view in Ireland

    Dining with the best view in Ireland

  • The view at breakfast time - ship ahoy!

    The view at breakfast time - ship ahoy!

  • Upstairs in the 1843 cottage

    Upstairs in the 1843 cottage

  • 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 10 km away

    Dunlough Castle built in 1207, just 10 km away

  • A very warm welcome at night time

    A very warm welcome at night time

  • Safe from the waves

    Safe from the waves

  • Looking back towards Toormore Bay and Schull

    Looking back towards Toormore Bay and Schull

  • The lighthouse roadway undulating through gorse and heather to the property

    The lighthouse roadway undulating through gorse and heather to the property

  • Guarding Crookhaven Sound

    Guarding Crookhaven Sound

  • 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

  • Second kitchen and dining room in cottage

    Second kitchen and dining room in cottage

  • One of the cottage bedrooms

    One of the cottage bedrooms

  • A warm day at the lighthouse (with the Fastnet visible in the distance)

    A warm day at the lighthouse (with the Fastnet visible in the distance)

  • Barleycove Beach just 9 km away

    Barleycove Beach just 9 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

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

    NOT the rental property but a little bit of Ireland nearby

VRBO #221966

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Bathrooms
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