About Abbey View House

Abbey View Guesthouse, Strand Street , Youghal . Walking distance to the famous Harbour and town centre, beach and the bustling Main Street where visitors will find shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, historic sites and monuments.

At Abbey View we provide lovely accommodation and a warm welcome for all our guests. Abbey View is a very special and unique Georgian house with a rich and distinctive history going back three centuries. Originally built as an Almshouse in the early 18th Century, Abbey View became a school house some time later. In the early 1830’s the house was extended to become a stylish family home with Georgian grandeur and splendour.

Sadly, by the 21st century, the house had deteriorated and was in very poor condition and so began a long renovation and repair process. We painstakingly restored all the original features in order to ensure authenticity. Notably, the original 19th century front door, Victorian tiled floors and a beautiful 1910 stained glass door leading to the grand Georgian staircase. Abbey View has finally regained its wonderful character and glorious charm and now our guests can enjoy this handsome building.

Our beautiful rooms have original fireplaces, magnificent window frames, covings. Each of our guest rooms is unique and each has its own character. All furnished with luxurious beds, high quality bedding and sumptuous mattresses for good night rest and carefully chosen original and modern furniture to compliment it. Bedrooms have free internet access, flat screen TV and tea & coffee making facilities. Our rooms are en-suite with marble tiled shower rooms. One bedroom has a separate private shower room. Rooms are located on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors and are strictly non smoking. Number of them have partial views of sea and Blackwater river estuary. Our guest lounge is located on the ground floor and is open to all guests to relax by the fire, read or just unwind.

We hope guests enjoy staying in a beautiful, historic house that is both characterful and idiosyncratic located in the centre of Youghal.

Youghal is an Irish Heritage Port and historic seaside town in Ireland’s Ancient East. Partly situated on the estuary of the Blackwater River, and open to the Celtic sea, Youghal’s famous five miles long golden sands, smaller beaches and boardwalk are wonderful for families and adults. Enjoy swimming indoors or in the sea, picnics and walking with plenty of nearby amenities. Youghal has a splendid golf course and at Claycastle, a Pitch & Putt Club. Anglers are able to charter fishing boats, Visitors can also book leisurely Blackwater Cruises.Children and families can have fun at Perks Entertainment centre or try a race night at Youghal Greyhound Stadium.

Youghal is the second oldest town in Ireland. Visitors to Youghal Heritage Centre and Tourist Office will find much to explore and discover.

Youghal’s characterful fishing harbour was the location for the 1956 Film Moby Dick. St Mary’s Collegiate church, a national monument, stands on a site which dates from the 5th century. The Great Nave was erected in 1220. Visitors can explore the medieval College Gardens and the medieval town walls, Youghal Clock Gate Tower, Tyntes Castle, Youghal lighthouse, Victorian Strand.

Famous characters have been associated with town. Sir Walter Raleigh, was once Mayor of Youghal. His former residence, Myrtle Grove, stands adjacent to St. Mary’s Collegiate Church and the Town Walls. Sir Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, founded Youghal’s Almshouses.

Famous names are also associated with Abbey View. Sculptor and painter Joseph Higgins lived and worked here with artist wife Katherine Turnbull in aerly 20th Century. Their daughter Maigread Murphy grew up in the house, an artist herself - designer, ilustrator and teacher - known for designing Paddy whiskey logo. Her husband Seamus Murphy, much-revered Cork sculptor, was regular guest.

Whenever you choose to stay at Abbey View Guesthouse we promise to help you to make the most of your stay.

We hope to see you soon.