apartment was spacious and richly furnished. Lots of homely touches and everything in the kitchen you could have needed. Even some crystal glasses! Underfloor heating in bathrooms.Lovely views. Great base to explore Ardmore, Cork, Jameson's distillery, Ballymalloe House.
The apartment has a delightful view and access onto a lawn that looks out to Monatray House on the opposite bank of the bay. The interior of the apartment expresses a forgotten but evocative early 19th century elegance and history. But the current day splendour is downgraded by the grubby state of some visible areas, the curious plumbing, the shower head that is broken, the dust that has not been removed, the cheap blankets used to cover the sofa. The coat locker is not available and the wardrobe space is limited. There is a patch of internal damp and the property should be better maintained anyway, irrespective of the cost of the rental. Superb potential, but disappointing.
Hi I am sad to say that we stayed in the "old Monastery" in June 2017. The TV broke on the second day. We don't watch it, but my disabled mum who is 82 does, her eyesight is poor so she can not read either. Although we had lovely days out mum dosn't go out at night so relies on watching her T.V. The owner promised to get it fixed for her but after 2 men came out and said it was to old to fix nothing more was done, There was a TV in the kitchen however it was connected to the main T.V so unwatchable.
We where left with the owner ignoring us, I even offered to connect a new T.V if he got one to save him paying the two men to come back to do it.
Since coming home I have tried to contact the owner, however he keeps referring me straight to the letting agency page.
THIS HAS REALLY UPSET MY MUM AS WE PAID SO MUCH FOR THE WEEK TO BE PERFECT. There is also a £200 deposit if YOU cause any damages, this should work the same way
We all think his attitude to us has been very disrespectful and uncourteous.
WE WOULD NOT RECOMMEND ANYONE GIVING THEIR HARD EARNED CASH TO SUCH A PERSON
The apartment was lovely home from home. Everything we needed was there to make our stay great. Weather could have been better but it did not keep us from getting out.
Lovely location close to all amenities. Will definitely want to book it again.
We absolutely LOVED staying at the Old Monastery! The apartment exceeded our expectations- it was gorgeous, spacious, and we loved the outside access. Everything from booking to arrival, to any questions we had while staying were easy as pie. The location couldn't have been any more perfect... out to the right, and you have a lovely walk down the strand.... off to the left, and you have the shops and pubs all within an easy walking distance. Oh, and the views outside the back windows couldn't be beat. We will definitely look to make this our annual base as we visit family in Youghal!