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STUNNING LIGHTHOUSE LOCATION WITH PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS

Feichin McDonagh

Advertiser since 2008
Speaks english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Feichin McDonagh

Advertiser since 2008
Speaks english
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STUNNING LIGHTHOUSE LOCATION WITH PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Goleen House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Feichin McDonagh (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2008
Speaks english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Stunning Lighthouse Location with Panoramic Ocean Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
business
Stunning Lighthouse Location with Panoramic Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221966vb
Goleen County Cork
Sonora, CA USA
5

Everything we expected!!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you so much for opening this lovely property up and sharing it with renters such as myself! My friends and I just got back from our first trip to Ireland and we could not have been happier with our stay in Goleen. The house was just as the other reviews states: WONDERFUL! We have been looking forward to this visit to the lighthouse for so long and we were not disappointed. Angelique was very helpful with everything we needed. Everything about the property was so peaceful and we felt at home immediately. I personally enjoyed waking up before anyone else and enjoying a cup of tea while looking out over the beautiful ocean. It was just what this busy girl needed in a vacation away with her buddies and I cannot thank you enough! I plan on visiting Ireland again and I would stay at your lovely lighthouse again in a heartbeat! Thanks again!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Lighthouse Location with Panoramic Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221966vb
Goleen County Cork
Fairfax CA
5

Beautiful spot, beautiful house!!

  • 5 of 5
We chose the lighthouse as the place to spend part of our honeymoon and we couldn't have made a better choice. The location is secluded and stunning. The longhouse nests into the surroundings in perfect harmony. It's clean, modern lines and floor to ceiling windows let the scenery takeover. The house was very comfortable (even through some very blustery weather) and well stocked. Our helpful, responsive host made the stay easy and enjoyable throughout. We'd give the stay an extra star if we could!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Stunning Lighthouse Location with Panoramic Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221966vb
Goleen County Cork
Fairfax CA
5

Beautiful spot, beautiful house

  • 5 of 5
We chose the lighthouse as the place to spend part of our honeymoon and we couldn't have made a better choice. The location is secluded and stunning. The longhouse nests into the surroundings in perfect harmony. It's clean, modern lines and floor to ceiling windows let the scenery takeover. The house was very comfortable (even through some very blustery weather) and well stocked. Our helpful, responsive host made the stay easy and enjoyable throughout. We'd give the stay an extra star if we could!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Lighthouse Location with Panoramic Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221966vb
Goleen County Cork
Finland
5

From carneval to tranquility

  • 5 of 5
We arrived to the Ireland just at the St Patricks day and had an opportunity to dive in to the famous carneval right away. After party, weather blessed us with unexpected sunny and warm days, which we used to hike around absolutely beautiful surroundings of Crookhaven and Mizen Head. In the evenings we enjoyed the stunning scenery with the Famous Irish products (mainly whisky and Murphy's) sitting by a fireplace and watching the Atlantic trying to blast our warm nest away. Not succeeded though. More than our money's worth. Strongly recommended. Irish people are warm and friendly. Don't forget to check this out in O'Sullivans.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Lighthouse Location with Panoramic Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221966vb
Goleen County Cork
East Hartland, Connecticut / USA
5

Trip of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5
This is my second review for this beautiful place. My wife and I spent a week here last June and made our plans to return this year one week after we got home. But this time we brought both sets of our parents and our seven-year-old boy. We just had to have them experience such an unbelievably beautiful and relaxing place for themselves. They were in just as much awe upon arrival as we were the year before.

It is truly difficult to put into words the magic of this wonderful, wonderful place. Not only are the physical structures amazing but the setting as a whole is nothing short of breathtaking. I feel a peace and calmness when I'm here that I've never experienced anywhere else.

We spent glorious week fishing, hiking, touring, and just "being." Our crew bonded and enjoyed the splendor of West Cork and all it had to offer. It is a vacation that we will all treasure for the rest of our lives. My son was truly sad to leave (as were we all). Can't wait to return next year.

Thank you so much for making this place possible and available for those so lucky to visit.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Stunning Lighthouse Location with Panoramic Ocean Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p221966vb
Goleen County Cork
Limerick, Ireland
5

Warning: This is going to be very cheesy!

  • 5 of 5
Just as daylight broke over the stunning West Cork seascape, and surrounded by rose petals and candles, I asked my girlfriend of 12 years to marry me in the Long House. Thankfully Jane accepted and I could nearly swear that beautiful, old lighthouse light was winking at me in approval. We spent three days in blissful solitude and then had both our families stay for two nights which was an incredible time that will remain forever in our hearts. If you like howling wind and absolute silence, playing board games which nobody cares about winning, warm open fires and cold pints of Guinness, spending countless hours watching seals, dolphins, seagulls and gannets hunt for their dinner while you are contently full from the delicious seafood served in O’Sullivan’s bar in Crookhaven then this special little place is for you. Crookhaven Lighthouse has illumintaed the rugged West Cork coastline since the early 1800’s but will illuminate your soul for eternity! (I warned you it was cheesy!)
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
O'Sullivan's Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Heron's Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
Mizen Head Fog Signal Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Three Castle Head
Nearest Point of Interest
Ballyrisode Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Barleycove Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Barleycove Beach
Car: necessary

Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Goleen House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
Easter
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 11 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
Early summer
May 2 2015 - Jun 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,590
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,990
 
 
Late summer
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€1,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Amenities

Amenities

Goleen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
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!

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