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Summerfield Lodge Cottage

(Ref. 939280)

Youghal, County Cork Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely excellent place to stay for one or two people."

    Very cosy indeed. It was quite amazing how much could be packed into a fairly small place.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Nov 2023

  • "Thank you for a very pleasant stay, Barbara."

    It was ideal for the two of us and only 15mins. from family. We only intended to stay for 4 days and just managed to get home before the storm hit. When we return to East Cork we will be investigating whether Summerfield Lodge is available. Geoff. Bentham

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a very relaxing and comfortable week staying at Summerfield Lodge."

    Peter & Barbara were very welcoming with lots of tips and information but never at all intrusive . Lovely jam, butter and s ones waiting for us when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "Ideal location, excellent host, lovely cosy cottage for a couple to either relax or be active."

    We had a fabulous week some times relaxing and other times exploring the area. If you like history you will love Youghal. It's so good we would go again Susan Moran

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "We stayed at the self catering cottage for a week, which was spotless, cosy, had everything you needed with a fantastic elevated sea view."

    (There is a local bar with music within crawling distance). Barbara was very helpful in suggesting places to go and see. Visited Kinsale and Skibbereen (heritage centre) and as far as Kerry (Killarney to Kenmore was very scenic). So a good base to get around. An enjoyable visit.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a great find!"

    A modern apartment with everything I needed! A very helpful host and very welcome scones with jam, butter and tea, plus flowers from the garden. A really lovely view of the sea and wildlife bog from high up on the hill. Youghal is a very interesting town with a fascinating history but there are also many places to visit locally - including the cookery school at Ballymalloe! A great base from which to investigate my family history which was my primary aim. I look forward to my return stay!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2023

  • "A fantastic little place with a beautiful view."

    Everything we needed was there. Barbara was so friendly and helpful. Within striking distance of Fota, Cóbh, Middleton, Dungarvan and Lismore. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "This is a great little holiday home - we cpouldn't fault it and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed in this lovely cottage for 2 weeks in June, which has everything you could wish for and the cottage is very clean."

    The owners Barbara and Peter are very friendly and helpful. The cottage is in an ideal location for visiting this part of Ireland and Youghal is a very nice town. We have relatives in Tallow and Cobh and Cobh is well worth a visit. Highly recommended and will stay again on our next visit.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2022

  • "Myself and willie stayed at the cottage on 28 of May 2022 for a week, the cottage was spotless and well equipped with all the essentials."

    Barbara greeted us with home made scones It was a lovely touch she was also very welcoming.We will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by Carmel5.0May 2022

  • "Peter & Barbara were excellent hosts, I cannot fault the hosts or the property."

    We had a thoroughly enjoyable 4 days.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "Barbara was an amazing host and the accommodation was spotless and exactly as expected."

    Beautiful location and local walks, restaurants were amazing. I can't praise this booking enough, it was fabulous so huge thanks to Barbara

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage on the out skirt’s of Youghal, peaceful area nice pub around the corner."

    Barbara keeps the cottage very clean. Would recommend for a couple.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent stay as always, Barbara was a great host."

    Nothing too much trouble and a warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very friendly host."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property was lovely and clean and the bed so comfy."

    Barbara and Peter made us very welcome and the homemade scones on arrival were a lovely treat. We would recommend and will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2021

  • "Barbara was a excellent host."

    Went above and beyond. Left fresh scones and milk in the fridge which was a lovely gesture. The house was perfect and the bed was so comfortable.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Summerfield lodge."

    The location is perfect and Barbara and her family could not have been nicer. Very welcoming and gave us some great tips on restaurants and things to do. Youghal is a gorgeous town and a great base to tour East Cork and Waterford. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sarah Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is always clean and tidy when we go to Summerfield Lodge and always has a great welcome awaiting from Barbara."

    Even though it was cold outside the lodge was really warm and stayed that way all week. A great place to make as a start touring or just stay in Youghal as there is always plenty going on, even on the bus route to Cork and Waterford. Great stay and we have USED IT FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS or more.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2020

  • "This little gem of a lodge is a perfect base for two when exploring the south of Ireland - a well connected spot, with Youghal itself an interesting wee seaside town."

    The long beach and boardwalk are excellent for bracing daily walks to prepare for sampling the many restaurants offering good hearty Irish produce! We had a great time here. The lodge is carefully decorated in a modern style with muted colours and relaxing ambience. Everything I wanted was in the kitchen - from a garlic press to a potato masher - and all the basics were in stock ; oil, salt, pepper ketchup etc. There was even washing powder and conditioner for the washing machine. This attention to detail made the Lodge stand out amongst others we have visited. Additionally, there is good mobile reception and dependable wi-fi - not always the norm in Irish cottages! We were warm and cosy sitting at the table in the picture windows enjoying the most fantastic views out to the sweeping bay, with gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The owners made us very welcome, and were close if needed but never intrusive. Barbara’s gift basket of scones, butter and jam laid out for our arrival set the tone for how warm and welcoming we found this place. A fabulous holiday lodge!

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fabulous location, suited our needs perfectly."

    Lovely walks near by on the beach with a local swimming pool within walking distance.The accomodation is quiet with everything you could possibly need.The host waa friendly and very welcoming.Hope to revisit.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2019

  • "Our hosts, Barbara & Peter Murray, were lovely people who made sure we were happy with our accommodation and everything in general."

    We were greeted with a scone, butter and jam some milk and tea, which was very welcome after our mission of a trip to get to there. They were on hand but never intrusive and were informative of the local area and further afield. The apartment was small and compact but was just right for two people and we had enough space for the two weeks we were there. The only thing lacking was a DVD player but we brought our own along as we came by car. The views were wonderful and we ate our meals looking out and enjoying them. Youghal was a charming seaside town that has seen some difficult times but is determined to thrive and it does very well. The beach is good and there are notable places to eat and drink. The town is well served by three large supermarkets. We had wonderful weather during our stay and even managed a few days on the beach. We love Ireland and the Irish people are so friendly and welcoming. We hope to go back one day.

    Reviewed by Y5.0Jul 2019

  • "We stayed in the cottage for the inaugural Ironman Cork competition."

    It is very close to the transition area (easy walk) and an ideal spot. The apartment had everything we needed-including off street parking, laundry, and heat. Barbara met us with scones, jam and butter. She and her family are extraordinary and we are grateful for the opportunity to enjoy their hospitality.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2019

  • "Summerfield Lodge was everything we could have wished for."

    Barbara and Peter made us very welcome and had left us butter, jam and milk for something to eat on arrival and a lovely vase of flowers which I really appreciated. The cottage was very well equipped and extremely comfortable and quiet. Everything you could want for a restful holiday. Youghal itself was a very nice, interesting town and a walk along the boardwalk is a must. We would highly recommend this property and would love to use it again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2019

  • "Youghal is a lovely town in Ireland on the south coast with lovely scenery close to the seaside and with great history."

    We were able to visit towns in Waterford and Cork easily by car. Accommodation at Summerfield Lodge cottage was fabulous and comfy, fully fitted with all appliances so we could self cater buying supplies at Youghal. We had lovely sea views from the cottage and friendly owners Barbara and Peter offered every assistance and good chats so we had a great 5 days there as part of 3 weeks in Ireland. We will definitely recommend this place to friends in Australia.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2019

  • "The excellent power shower did leak from both sides."

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Een leuk huisje op een geweldige locatie."

    Goed uitgerust. Vriendelijke eigenaar. Goede prijs/kwaliteit verhouding.

    Reviewed by Mieke5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Lodge was perfect"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely view."

    Great town, Great hosts,

    Reviewed by Peggy4.7Mar 2019

  • "Always welcomed at the cottage and met with scones and jam, the only dampener was the weather but at this time of year you cannot expect much better, but still managed to get most things done."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "This cottage was perfect for us."

    Barbara provided many thoughtful touches including fresh flowers, homemade scones on arrival and plenty of local knowledge to keep us busy. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, and were only a short drive from the lovely village of Youghal.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2018

  • "We enjoyed the proximity of the property to the beach ."

    The proprietors Barbara and Peter Murray were very welcoming and can't do enough for their guests . There's a pub called Farrells next to the guest house with the the most welcoming staff and customers . The town of Youghal is a very pleasant walk or drive from the guest house . It has wonderful cafés, restaurants and pubs and is steeped in history . I would recommend a visit to the medieval church and gardens . We will make a return visit very soon .

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Sep 2018

  • "In my opinion the way the cottage was portrayed on your website was misleading."

    It gives the impression of a decent sized open plan kitchen/lounge when in fact it is absolutely tiny. The 15" screen television is wall mounted nearly at ceiling height and the sound was poor. There were cobwebs throughout the cottage. The cleanliness of the "ensuite" shower and toilet was of a very poor standard. The floor was filthy, the shower screens and tile grouting were covered in mould and there were cobwebe all over from the top to the bottom. I met Mrs Murray once, just briefly, and did not feel welcomed at all. The only good point was the bed was extremely comfortable and the bed linen and towels could not be faulted. I think it is fair to say, therefore, we will not be considering a return visit and would never recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by John1.6Sep 2018

  • "We found the proprietors to be extremely friendly and helpful, there were fresh flowers on the table and fresh scones, butter and jam for us on arrival."

    The premises were spotlessly clean and all appliances in working order. We would not hesitate to book this property again when returning to Ireland on our next holiday.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2018

  • "After a long drive, this was the perfect home from home."

    Everything you could need. A power shower,full kitchen facilities and a super comfy bed. A definate revisit when back over here.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Aug 2018

  • "We managed to choose one of the hottest weeks of the year!"

    The beach was wonderful and only a short walk away. Also only a short walk away the greyhound racing was a new experience for us which we really enjoyed. Lots to see and do around Youghal itself - steeped in history. We also visited Dungarvan, the Jameson Distillery at Midleton, and Cobh, where The Heritage Centre and the Titanic Experience are both well worth visiting, especially if you have ancestors who emigrated. Only disappointment was there was no fish to catch!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Summerfield."

    Excellent location, superb cottage and the owners Barbara and Peter were very lovely people and very friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2018

  • "We were made to feel very welcome by Barbara and Peter and thoroughly enjoyed the scones and jam that awaited us on our arrival."

    The location of Summerfield lodge was perfect with beautiful views. It was also peaceful and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Jun 2018

  • "Having just arrived back from this cottage."

    Could not fault the cottage. Barbara and her Husband are great hosts. Will hopefully be returning. A very nice touch were the scones and jam, plus flowers. My wife and I are keen walkers, so the 2 miles too town was not a problem. There are 2 convenience stores within a 10 minute walk also. And the views over the bay are great.

    Reviewed by Fred5.0May 2018

  • "This is a very compact but excellent property, our only minus was that it say a 10 min walk to the town ?"

    At 2 miles out of town I think you would have to be a very quick walker Also there is nowhere to hand your Coates apart from over the back of the chair and they kept slipping off Apart from them two issues this is a very nice place to stop and the owner is very very pleasant and knowledgable

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4May 2018

  • "The facility was clean, comfortable and private."

    The welcome was lovely - fresh scones and a lovely bouquet of flowers on arrival! Absolutely lovely. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. We really appreciated the "lift" into town to catch our bus. An excellent and memorable stay. Thank you so very much.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2018

  • "The apartment is situated with an interesting view downhill to the sea."

    It is cosy, comfortable and clean; very well equipped, we had everything necessary for our stay. There is plenty of literature about the surrounding area to help decide where to go. The owners, Barbara and Peter are very helpful and friendly. We would have loved to stay longer and would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by David S5.0Apr 2018

  • "Excellent time at the cottage."

    Barbara & Peter where excellent hosts. Have already mentioned to friends that a visit to Cork/Youghal is well worth looking into. Many thanks and good luck in the future. Kevin & Elaine Dooley

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2017

  • "Good location for touring."

    Lovely sea views from property over the beautiful garden. Extremely nice and helpful proprietors. We were very comfortable here.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.8Jul 2017

  • "A very comfortable little cottage, with everything you could wish for."

    Beautiful seaviews , huge garden with lovely flowers. Very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Francoise5.0Jun 2017

  • "Super cottage in lovely location."

    Very friendly hosts with extra touches like scones on arrival and allowing us to arrive earlier as previous tenants went early. Great location to discover the area.

    Reviewed by Norman4.8Jun 2017

  • "The easy location for exploring the area and the owner on hand and so helpful"

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2017

  • "The little cottage had everything we required."

    The owner Mrs Murray was so friendly and welcoming. Her daughter also came to welcome us. There was a little problem with the heating but nothing major. It was being fixed. The area was fabulous and the little local pub Farrell's was brilliant for a late night drink. Would recommend this every time. Thank you for a lovely honeymoon.

    Reviewed by Keith4.8Oct 2016

  • "Very happy with the quality of the Cottage and the support provided by the owners."

    Reviewed by Tom4.6Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Saorview, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawn to front and rear with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and beach 10 mins walk, pub 2 mins.

The property

A great little apartment next to the owner’s home, ideally placed in Youghal, County Cork a wonderful seaside town and a popular holiday destination.

Perfect for a couple who want a trip away together this apartment will provide an excellent escape as well as a great base to explore the local area.

All on the ground floor with a cosy en-suite double bedroom, the main living area is made up of the kitchen, dining and sitting area and will provide you with all you need to prepare a delicious dinner for two while you plan what you’re going to get up to during your stay.

With the sun shining step out to the garden and take a seat with a good book and a refreshing drink at hand while enjoying the fresh sea air and a view of the sea.

Discover the gems that Youghal has to offer with great local food, sandy beaches, surfing, golf and much more or take it easy and stroll to the pub without worrying whose turn it is to be the designated driver.

Broaden your explorations and see the likes of Ardmore, Dungarvan and the Jameson Whiskey Experience at Midleton.

Cork city is less than an hour away and is home to a range of shops, restaurants and tours for you to check out.

Why not even head over to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone to gain the gift of eloquence?

A wonderful apartment that won’t stay available for long so book now before it’s too late.

About the location


Midleton 16 miles; Dungarvan 19 miles; Cork 30.5 miles; Waterford 47 miles.

Situated on the estuary where the River Blackwater meets the sea is the seaside resort of Youghal in County Cork. Just across the water from this popular coastal destination is County Waterford, making this a wonderful spot to explore both counties. The historic 12th century town walls still remain and Youghal was once a busy port town and today you can enjoy a stroll along the prom and gaze at the boats docked in the harbour. Swim or stroll along the sandy beaches, take a cruise along the Blackwater River, take a guided tour of the town or simply relax and enjoy the pubs, cafes and restaurants. Youghal is also home to an excellent 18 hole golf course and the Aura Leisure Centre with a gym and 25 metre pool. Set on Ireland's Ancient East, there are a variety of attractions and days out where you can discover the history of Ireland and enjoy the stunning scenery.