These Airbnb properties offer stunning views, historical surroundings and luxurious
If you want something a bit different to a hotel getaway, then why not stay in a fabulous, dainty or quirky Airbnb for a few nights?
From treehouses to swimming pools, plus a castle and even a simple humble abode with stunning views, there’s something truly special about each of the Airbnb’s listed below that will leave you with incredible photographs — and memories.
THE TREEHOUSE, CO CORK
One of the cosiest treehouses in the country sits in the trees of Grove House in West Cork. The perfect spot for a romantic getaway, it’s nestled in the branches of spruce pines. It’s quirky, it’s special and it’s a wonderful place to stay.
The best part is it’s completely eco-friendly and comes with its own hot tub. It’s also great for larger groups as there’s a number of cottages nearby that are also equipped with a hot tub.
COST: From €169 per night.
ARDNAVAHA HOUSE POOLSIDE COTTAGE, CO CORK
ARDNAVAHA Cottage is situated in the gorgeous country landscape of Clonakilty — it’s like something from a movie and even has its own heated swimming pool.
This spectacular courtside cottage was recently renovated and offers luxury accommodation with beautiful views over the gardens, a lake and a lovely wooded valley, just a short drive from Clonakilty.
Guests also have access to the gardens for a stroll and there’s also a tennis court in the upper garden.
This beautiful area is the perfect holiday destination for people travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way and is ideally based for touring all the tourist attractions West Cork has to offer. It’s equipped with a queen-size bed, so perfect for a couple getaway.
COST: From €130 a night.
TUBBRID CASTLE, CO KILKENNY
Have you ever wanted an entire castle to yourself? Well look no further than Tubbrid Castle, a unique 15th-century tower house, uninhabited for the last century and now restored to its former glory.
Situated just 20 minutes from Kilkenny city and deep in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, it’s the perfect location to explore the most beautiful parts of our vibrant country.
Its interiors are pretty incredible and the bedrooms are out of this world too.
Sleeping a maximum of nine guests, it truly is a luxury escape that won’t have you forgoing the finer things in life.
Guests can start their day under a powerful rainforest shower or in a deep, bubbly bath.
In the evening you can dine at the grand oak banqueting table before curling up with a book or a board game in front of a roaring log fire. Sounds heavenly.
COST: From €575 per night, twonight minimum.
SKELLIG REST COTTAGE, CO KERRY
This cottage comes with fantastic views overlooking the Skellig Rocks. Over 100 years old, it has plenty of charm, charisma and character and is even listed in top 10 Airbnb places to stay in the west of Ireland.
Not only does it have incredible views but the bathroom has an antique bath and a shower room with infrared sauna. The living room also commands amazing views, and has a wood-burning stove.
The cottage is nestled in an elevated position on the Ring of Kerry overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay and the Skellig rocks; it is adjacent to Coomakista pass between the village of Waterville and Caherdaniel.
The Kerry Way walking trail is right at the end of the garden, and is one of the most scenic trails in Ireland. Sleeping five guests, Skellig Rest comprises one large double bed and two small double beds, with panoramic mountain and sea views.
COST: From €150 per night.
SYCAMORE PODS, LARNE, CO ANTRIM
These luxury pods are the perfect spot for a luxury glamping experience that allows you to completely unwind. They have everything you would expect from a hotel stay including a hot tub. I mean, picture the scene as you relax in the water and then toast some marshmallows around the firepit.
It’s situated on a hobby farm in the small rural village of Cairncastle where they keep some sheep, rare breed pigs, chickens and donkeys. The pods have electric heating, a wood-burning stove and a kitchenette.
Each pod has a double bed and a double sofa bed sleeping two adults and two children (16 and under).
COST: €159 per night.