Welcome To The Lighthouse Keeps Her

An Homage to the sea. 

A 200 year old lighthouse keepers house, set atop the cliffs at Youghal Bay.

It was home to every lighthouse keeper and their family who guided seafarers safely into or around Youghal bay. Its walls hold the seafaring history of the town and its long heritage with the sea. It sits beneath the beam of Youghal lighthouse, which has lit the waterways since 1190. This site was also home to the first female lighthouse keepers in the world, nuns from the order of St Anne’s. Legend also has it that Sir Walter Raleigh planted the first potato in Ireland in the garden right here at the keepers.

After an extensive renovation, the keepers has been brought carefully up to modern standards whilst retaining all of its charm and character. It has been a finalist in RTE’s Home of the year and also voted as Irish Independents top 50 places to stay in Ireland.


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This enchanted Lighthouse keepers house is perched atop a cliff, looking out at the roaring Celtic Sea. It is approx 45 minutes drive from Cork Airport and 2 hours 45 minutes drive from Dublin Airport.

It is the only lighthouse keepers house located in a town in Ireland, where you are 300 metres walk to the beach and a ten minute walk to the heart of Youghal town.

It is within driving distance to the towns of Dungarvan ( the location of the beautiful Greenway which you can cycle or walk) and Midleton ( the home of Jameson Whiskey).

Other places that guests like to visit are the historic coastal village of Ardmore ( 15 minute drive), Ballycotton ( It has a beautiful lighthouse too, just around the headland from Youghal – approx 30 minute drive), Cobh ( Most famous for being the Titanic’s last stop and also home to Irelands equivalent of Alcatraz; Spike island)

What Are Our Guests Saying?

  This is such an amazing home. The attention to detail throughout is amazing. Such a treat to stay there.

thumb Collette
December 5, 2021

  The Lighthouse Keepers is the most beautiful house in an incredible location. Amazing views of the sea but walking distance of the town. We had a wonderful holiday there

thumb Karen
December 27, 2021

  Die zwei Tage im „Lighthouse Keepers‘ waren einfach traumhaft. Tolle Einrichtung, sehr saubere Bäder, gemütliche Betten und eine tolle Aussicht. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet, inklusive Spülmaschine und vorhandener Grundausstattung.... read more

thumb Nikola
August 24, 2023

  We had a fantastic time and the house defied even the high expectations we went in with. We will definitely look to stay again in future. Saoirse was very responsive... read more

thumb Bryan
April 14, 2023

  The pictures for this place don’t do it justice. This place is beautifully decorated & a lovely stay on the coast. The beds were comfy & the bathrooms spacious. The... read more

thumb Kelsey
September 29, 2022

  What an incredibly beautiful property. It has always been my husband's dream to stay in a lighthouse (or keeper's) and this exceeded any expectation we could have had. ... read more

thumb Carolyn
October 28, 2023
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