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Cliff Beach House

Cliff Beach House

A new private house rental, offering some of the most luxurious, contemporary-styled accommodation in Ireland. This modern, architect-designed home is located in scenic Ardmore Bay on the southeast coast, set above rolling Atlantic waters. The striking six-bedroom villa is finished to the highest level, with spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the Irish skies, village and cliffside views. Designed for groups of friends or multigenerational families looking for an exceptional immersive experience with all modern comforts and facilities.

Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 King/Twin Ensuite Bathrooms: 2.    

Those looking for: A coastal retreat. Serenity, peace, gourmet, wellness, water sports, fishing, sea swimming, spa, culture.  

 

 

OVERVIEW

 

Cliff Beach House is a new private house rental, offering some of the most luxurious, contemporary-styled accommodation in Ireland. This modern, architect-designed home is located in scenic Ardmore Bay on the southeast coast, set above rolling Atlantic waters. The striking six-bedroom villa is finished to the highest level, with spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the Irish skies, village and cliffside views. Designed for groups of friends or multigenerational families looking for an exceptional immersive experience with all modern comforts and facilities.

Created by the experienced Irish hotelier family behind the acclaimed Cliff House Hotel, Cliff at Lyons and Cliff Townhouse, the house offers award-winning service, including access to multi-Michelin-starred chefs from the nearby luxury hotel.

A dedicated House Host can arrange bespoke cultural trips, nature and wildlife adventures and zero-km cooking classes: opening up this region’s rich literature, art, music and culinary traditions in the most genuine and heartfelt ways. High-pitched ceilings in the dining room and two living rooms open up through floor-to-ceiling glass to this private rental’s long stone patio. Paths lead out through naturalistic gardens planted with sea air-loving shrubs, and then slip down into the village, and the heart of the arty, local community. Beside the kitchen, there is a sun-bowl which catches the last of the rays and an outdoor hot tub on the terrace provides a dramatic, warming counterpoint to the great outdoors.

Ardmore is one of Ireland’s prettiest fishing villages, with soft sand beaches and relics history from 400 AD on the doorstep. Opening up the southern Ireland region to you is part of the Cliff Beach House experience. With our expert house host on call to you throughout your stay to direct you towards activities suitable for rain, sun, culture, children or the actively inclined.

This includes exploring Ardmore with its sandy beach, traditional music and thatched cottages. Youghal, at the mouth of the River Blackwater just 15 minutes away, is one of the best examples of a Norman walled port in Ireland. Nearby Dungarvan is a thriving seaside market town, and pretty Lismore – dominated by the castle – is possibly one of the country’s quaintest villages.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Architecturally designed with modern living in mind. Full ocean views from all rooms.
  • Situated on a private plot but immersed in this quaint Irish fishing village, just minutes from an award-winning hotel with varied dining options and spa
  • 24 hour house host support to arrange all itineraries and special requests
  • Extensive living space with patio, dining room, main living room, children’s living room and private cinema. Roo to come together but to also spread out
  • The adventure – You don’t have to think; you just have to ask and we will arrange. There is so much to do – fishing to local art classes, seaweed foraging and luxury spa experiences. Visit the local oyster farm or take a music lesson, night kayak amongst the caves or jump into the deep history and character of the village.

ACCOMMODATION

6 king bedrooms, all ensuite

Full sliding doors out to private terrace

All of the bedrooms cast in the same size and style, except for the master with its extraordinary bathroom and sunken tub.

Air-conditioning and smart tech throughout

DINING

Open plan kitchen
Dining room with outside BBQ terrace

As the hotel is within reach, we have varied in house dining options. You can experience the full Michelin star dinner experience or take a seafood grill with a local chef on the terrace. All is possible from one pot wonders to ten course tasting menus.

You are also within walking distance of four restaurants.

Kitchen and larder are fully stocked on arrival with light snacks and local artisan breakfast items

Guests shopping and grocery requirements will be pre-arranged by your house host

Chef will also directly source from his butchers, bakers and fishermen for the house

ACTIVITIES

 

  • The Ardmore Cliff Walk loops five kilometres around the village, passing local landmarks including the twelfth-century cathedral. Sweeping sea views offer a lookout point for sea otters, dolphins and whales, as well as birdlife including peregrine falcons. Foraging expeditions and guided hikes along the coastline can be arranged with chefs, historians and walking experts.
  • The Well by the Sea — a one-minute walk away, this award-winning spa has a heated indoor swimming pool with sea-views, four treatment rooms, a sauna and a steam room. A full range of treatments is available, from facials and massages using bespoke botanical products, to peat and seaweed bathing therapies. A natural outdoor rock pool appears at low tide, ideal for cold-water immersion.
  • The Cliff House Hotel is only a one-minute walk away from the Beach House, offering the chance to dine on a tasting menu from the Cliff House Hotel’s Michelin-starred House Restaurant, with wine pairings provided by the hotel’s cellar. The award-winning Irish cuisine uses produce grown on Irish land and fished from Irish seas
  • Venture out with the Cliff’s enthusiastic local forager, Andrew Malcolm, who leads walks into the surrounding woods and fields, teaching visitors how to find, identify, prepare and eat the edible fruits, nuts and wild mushrooms which are native to Ireland
  • Take part in a cookery class at The Tannery in Dungarvan – only a short drive away – and learn how to create the perfect dishes for a dinner party or master sublime sea-food
  • Tour the Blackwater Distillery – a micro-distillery based in West Waterford on the banks of the Blackwater River, creating Irish gin and whiskey
  • Visit the West Waterford Festival of Food which takes place in April for foraging trails, bus tours, cooking classes, dining experiences and food markets
  • Learn how to make The Cliff’s exquisite seaweed bread, soda bread and scones
  • World-class Golf championship courses near Ardmore include Old Head of Kinsale, famous for its 300ft cliffs, and Mount Juliet. Both the Fota Island Golf Club and Waterford Castle Golf are within an hour’s drive
  • Cycling The Waterford Greenway, which runs 46 kilometres from Waterford to Dungarvan, is a fantastic trail following an old rail line across eleven bridges, three viaducts and through a 400-metre tunnel. Private guides and bike hire can be arranged
  • Travels along the River Blackwater include visits to Lismore, a historic riverside village. Private tours at Tourin House, an 1840s Italianate creation, and Dromana House, home to the Villiers-Stuart family for over 700 years. Lismore Castle is a must for its contemporary art shows
  • Wild Hiking is one of the region’s main lures, especially the 7.5-kilometre walk around Coumshinghuan, overlooking the surrounding mountains and a glacier-formed lake. The Mahon Falls is another popular hike, while the Vee Pass in the Knockmealdown Mountains offers breath-taking views over Ireland’s ‘Golden Vale’
  • Ireland’s Camino Trail – the 100km ancient path of St. Declan’s Way is very much a journey back in time linking the ecclesiastical centres of Ardmore and Cashel, Co. Tipperary. Staying in Cliff Beach House and complete this 5–7 day fully guided walking tour full of pilgrim paths, scenic trails, celtic song and ancient castles.
  • Field Sports, including shooting, hunting and fishing. Some of Ireland’s best salmon fly-fishing can be found near Ardmore. Sea fishing off the pier close-by or in the bay provide rich pickings. Children love to go crabbing with buckets. Irish horses are admired all over the world for their endurance, making a day’s hunting a thrilling experience for horse-riders. Shooting parties can be accommodated at local estates
  • Experience the rich musical traditions of this region within the private space of this Irish home from home. With a grand piano in the main sitting room, Cliff Beach House makes an intimate venue for recitals and performances. Ireland’s most significant talent, acclaimed singers, and traditional Irish music as it is still practised and enjoyed by the local Gaelic speaking community can be arranged
  • Enrichment and learning…Ardmore has long inspired painters, potters, poets and writers. Cliff Beach House can tap into an enviable little black book of contacts to bring in botanical artists and writers for private masterclasses and evening readings, or arrange creative writing workshops and landscape photography lessons

 

FAMILY

  • All child safety features in place – stairgates etc
  • Highchair and cot
  • Selection of toys
  • Cinema room and family den
  • Activity adventure camps in village (2 mins walk) swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding
  • Learning – immersive Irish, English and French language tutors available. Fishing, diving and swimming tutorials
  • Sailing school nearby (in summer)
  • Various summer camps within 15 mins drive
  • Open Farm within 5 mins drive
  • Playground and beach in village (2 mins)

PODCASTS

Podcast. Holly chats to owner of Cliff Beach House, Barry O’Callaghan . Click here to hear all about the wonderful experiences you can enjoy during a stay at this magnificent property.

LOCATION

Approximately 55 minutes drive from Cork Airport

 

 

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Those Looking For: Time to reconnect, get off the grid and re-energise

 


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Sleeps: 22   Bedrooms: 15+  Ensuite Bathrooms: 15  Dining for up to 85 people

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Features & Activities: Boating, fishing, tennis, golf, cycling, rural

Location: Co Limerick., Ireland. 55 minute drive from Shannon International Airport.  90 minutes from Cork Airport and 2 hours 30 from Dublin Airport

Those looking for: An authentic castle experience, time to recharge or celebrate and the only luxury accommodation near Ballybunion Link Golf Course.


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Rooms : 39 rooms and suites and two villas

Type :  family, couples, multigenerational, fishing, walking, hiking, golf, outdoor, city break, culinary, wellness, activity, off the beaten track

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Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland

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