Mr Blackledge, March 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!