I‘ve been dreaming of getting stuck on an island off the coast of Ireland during stormy weather for a while now.
I love the idea of spending a few lazy days locked away in an old cosy cottage, beside a fire, with endless mugs of tea and books to keep me company, as the wind and rain batter against the windows.
Although I’ve been thinking about this for a fair while, I’d never come across a place that fits the image in my head.
Until today, that is, when a friend fired me on a link to one of the coolest Airbnbs in Ireland that I’ve seen in a long aul time.
A little cottage on the Great Blasket Island in Kerry
You’ll find the gorgeous cottage below on the Great Blasket Island off the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry.
To get to the island, you hop aboard a ferry.
You’ll be treated to this view as you approach
And you might even come across some dolphins on the way
Passengers on the ferry to the Blaskets often see whales and seals, also.
The view as you walk to the cottage is ridiculous… absolutely… ridiculous
You can nearly smell the grass and sea from the photo below.
And it’s even more spectacular as the sun starts to set
The cottage itself has no electricity
But you’ll be provided with candles, head torches and 2 stoves for additional light and heat.
Old school for the win.
There’s also plenty of places to enjoy a coffee with a view
Just take my damn money.
And lots of friendly locals to keep you company
How much a night here will cost you
The cottage sleeps 7. If you and 6 mates were to visit for a Saturday night in April, it’d set you back:
- €510 in total
- €72 per person
- See more of this place here
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Have you stayed here or know someone that has? Let me know what you thought in the comments section below!
Howaya! Thanks for visiting the Irish road trip! This site exists to inspire and guide you on an Irish adventure that’ll give birth to a lifetime of memories (sounds very arsey altogether, I know!).