This Airbnb On An Island In Donegal Is The Perfect Cosy Retreat For Book-Lovers

Cosy and classy from just €80 per night

the library airbnb inch island

Ladies and gentlemen – welcome to the Library. One of the most stunning Airbnb’s that you’ll find in County Donegal.

For those of you that love kicking back with a good book and fancy getting away from it all for a couple of days, keep on readin’.

Quick info

Where to find it: Inch Island, Donegal

How much per night: From €80

‘The Library’ in Donegal is the cosy little hideaway that you’ve been dreaming of.

Just look at it…

That chair. A cup of tea. A book. And about 14 Hobnobs.

the library inch donegal

We came across this little peach of a rental while researching for our guide to the most unique Airbnb’s in Donegal, and it made it to the top of the list.

It’s not hard to see why.

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About ‘The Library’

You’ll find ‘The Library‘ on the secluded Inch Island in Donegal.

The house itself dates back to the 17th century and was beautifully renovated a couple of years back.

the library airbnb inch island

It’s since been kitted out with hotel furnishings and all of the features of a modern home, so you’ll be able to flake out in style and comfort during your stay.

You’ll also have your pick of an extensive selection of books.

That you can read by the glorious fire below.

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A modern day hobbit hole

When I first saw ‘The Library’ I couldn’t help but think that it looked a little like a modern day version of Bilbo Baggin’s home from the Lord of the Rings series.

It’s small. Homely. And looks like a place that would have existed during J. R. R. Tolkien’s time.

the library donegal

Unsurprisingly, this rental gets its name from the seemingly endless number of books that can be found in every room.

While the books in this Airbnb are a big draw for me, the the beautiful bare brick walls and dark luxurious mahogany doors give it its X-Factor.

This place has charm by the bucket load and it’s causing me physical pain restraining myself from bashing the ‘Book now’ button.

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How much a night will set you back

So, I popped in a Friday night in May to check the price for a night in the Library. Here’s what it works out at:

  • Total cost: €80
  • Per person: €40
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  1. Hey we stayed in The Library for a couple of nights At the weekend and while the host was lovely and the place is charming it could do with a good clean and Is very damp. The bathroom and self catering facilities left a lot to be desired which was disappointing


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