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Just had to come on and share our wonderful experience of Carleton Village. Both myself and my husband have spent two lovely weeks in Youghal with our 17 month old toddler……. On arrival we were given an complimentary upgrade to a 4 bedroom villa and a stair gate was provided. Car parking is ample and the village is well lit at night. A security code is required allowing only those resident to enter the village.

We had read the reviews here before going and have to agree with all the great compliments about this holiday village. Spotlessly clean on arrival, copious amounts of towels available, good quality furniture and fittings, bedlinen attractive and suitable and ample supply of kitchen utensils with all mod cons. The outside landscaping is very well maintained too.

The holiday village was quiet, we didn’t see anyone else holidaying in the village during our stay, there are some families and young professionals residing there long term but these residents are quiet and bar hearing one neighbour having a hard time starting his old banger of a car each time he was going anywhere we had no complaints about noise or disturbance.

Our toddler had plenty of fun in the playground daily which is clean, well maintained and safe. We had a game of tennis on the courts which are in great condition and open all year round. We had been informed on booking that the kids club, outdoor pool and seasonal reception would not be available during off peak season and we had no problem with this.
Toddler was also very happy in the home, layout was safe for children and comfortable. The Jacuzzi bath was an extra treat.

Naturally spending two weeks at the holiday home we wanted to cook at home a lot, our oven temperature didn’t work satisfactorily on our first night there, a text to the owner to report the issue was all that was required and the oven was repaired and in perfect working order within a few hours. Communication with the owners is great and the welcome information pack provided in each home is very informative and useful.

We availed of the discount price for residents at the local Aura pool/gym and at Perks funfair in the town. We found Youghal a useful base from which to explore East Cork.

We would certainly stay here again. We will take great pleasure in recommending this holiday village to other families.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family

I booked a 3 bedroom house for a family and friends trip (4 adults and 2 kids) but in the end got a 4 bedroom house, as it was off-season………The house was spotless and the beds were very comfortable. The management supplied two travel-cots, although the toddler slept in a big bed in the end, and the blackout blinds were great for getting him to sleep. The house actually got very warm when the sun shone. The toddler loved the playground, and I must admit his Auntie had a go on the slide when nobody was looking as well. The guys got to play (very amateur) tennis too, with racquets supplied by the receptionist, a nice touch.

There are some lovely views of the sea from the patio, but not from all the houses.
Its a pretty good location to walk to youghal and the beach, although the hill is VERY steep for pushing a buggy back up. For those without cars its an OK location to get to shops, I’ve found a lot of self catering places tend to be away from town a bit.
As it was low season the walled garden with the pool was closed, which we expected, although it would have been a nice sheltered spot to sit on the sunny days.

Stayed September 2011, travelled with family


This was our second year in Youghal and the views were outstanding. Joan, David and staff attend to your every need. It is puzzling of why anyone would stay anywhere else especially with the convenience, and value.

The are lots of little restaurants in the town to eat at and it is just a short walk to town.

I hope to have many more visit back the Carleton Village.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple


great place.ideal for families or couples.Spotless clean grounds.villa was very spacious fully fitted with all our requirements.Small swimming pool on site.Very close to beach,town with lots of restaurants and bars and very close to fully equiped leisure centre.Kids had a ball.will definitely return.

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family