Ireland is one of the finest places on earth in which to enjoy a rural break.
With rolling hills, dramatic coastline and charming villages, the Irish countryside is a truly special place to stay.
The only thing that’d make a stay in the Irish countryside even more special is sharing your accommodation with alpacas!
Yes, Airbnbs with Alpacas
It may sound strange, but these South American darlings have captured the hearts of so many of us that now there are several locations across Ireland allowing you to share a space with alpacas.
In this article, you’ll find seven of the best places to encounter alpacas during an Airbnb stay.
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1. The Lodge at Hushabye Farm
In County Laois, this stunning escape has room for up to four guests across two beautiful bedrooms. In the foothills of the Slieve Mountains, Hushabye Farm is a dedicated alpaca farm that’s home to a large and varied population of studs.
City slickers should note that there is no wifi here, something done intentionally by the owners to make for a more tranquil experience that’s as close to a getaway as you’re likely to find anywhere in the modern age.
A truly unique and memorable experience, a stay at The Lodge is sure to be romantic, comfortable and packed with alpaca encounters! Book a night or see more here.
2. Alpaca Lodge B&B with stunning views
This gorgeous 19th-century building in County Kerry is the ideal place for some rest and relaxation among some lovely alpacas.
Incredibly charming, Alpaca Lodge B&B is big enough for two guests across a single bedroom, so it’s ideal for a couples getaway.
This warm, cosy spot is nice and romantic and with a king-size bed, a breakfast nook and en-suite bathroom, you’re more than well-equipped.
The property owners also offer an alpaca trekking experience to guests, consisting of a journey through a wild forest close to the lodge along with a select few of the alpacas from the farm. Book a night or see more here.
3. Jack Wright’s
Jack Wright’s is tucked away in a corner of Hushabye Farm, an alpaca stud farm in the Slieve Bloom mountains in County Offaly.
The accommodation is gorgeous, modern and cosy with room for four guests across two bedrooms.
It doesn’t come much better than enjoying your morning brew on the patio here with the alpacas just a few feet away enjoying their morning feed.
This is a special location and one that animal lovers should make every effort to experience. Book a night or see more here.
4. Waterfall Alpaca Farm and Walk
Alpacas, donkeys and shetland ponies make for a heart-meltingly cute vacation at Waterfall Farm, where guests can interact with the animals in between exploring the stunning County Cork countryside.
The cabin here sleeps up to four, making this place ideal for families looking to get closer to nature in one of Ireland’s most dramatically beautiful regions.
Although basic, accommodation is clean and has everything you’ll need for a memorable vacation spent amid nature of every sort. Book a night or see more here.
5. Flying Alpaca – Cosy room en-suite in a rural farm
Guests at Flying Alpaca will have the pleasure of being able to interact with a huge variety of farm animals, including alpacas!
Set on an idyllic piece of land in County Clare, this stunning area is guaranteed to satisfy any need for rural relaxation.
With room for two in a one cosy bedroom, the accommodation here is modern and bright whilst retaining a rural charm.
There are tons of sites in the local area including lovely little villages where a taste of slow rural life is sure to bring you back to a state of bliss. Book a night or see more here.
6. The Granary
Situated in County Sligo, this amazing farm stay puts you at the heart of the Irish countryside with a host of animals for company.
At this converted granary, you’ll be joined by sheep, horses, hens, two dogs, two pigs and two alpacas!
The apartment itself has room for up to five guests across three bedrooms. Modern, light and airy, this space provides an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
This is a great base for exploring the local area, with The Granary just 2km from the village of Bunninadden and 8km from Tubbercurry, the filming location for cult tv show Normal People. You can book a night or see more here.
7. Cosy cottage with own alpaca! 5 mins to beach.
With space for four guests, this gorgeous converted cottage near the town of Kinsale in County Cork offers a chance to get up close and personal with your very own alpaca.
The nearby village of Ballinspittle is home to all the amenities you might need including a cafe, a bakery, pub, shop, garage, and playground.
The open plan cottage has been recently refurbished to a high standard to make for a super-comfortable stay, whilst the proximity to nature will be enough to make any trip here one filled with memories. Book a night or see more here.
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