I’m a big Lord of the Rings fan, so the prospect of living like a hobbit for a couple of days is right up my street.
This was one of the first unique Airbnbs we ever added to the Unique Irish Accommodation section of this website.
And it sparked an obsession that’s led to us publishing detailed guides to:
- The most unique places to glamp in Ireland
- The best places to stay in Ireland for a glorious view
- The most unusual Airbnbs in Ireland
Welcome to the Donegal Hillpod voted ‘Best Place in Ireland to Get Away from it All’
This Airbnb is hosted by Gary and can be found tucked into the rugged landscape of Southwest Donegal in Glencolumbkille.
It was recently voted ‘Best Play to Stay’ by the Irish Times and had previously been given the illustrious title of ‘Best Place in Ireland to Get Away from it All’ (2017) by The Times.
About the Hillpod
Gary describes the rental as ‘An amazing contemporary mountain pod inspired by Irish archaeology and under new ownership, this bespoke ‘one-off’ retreat is a perfect ‘minimoon’/Honeymoon destination in a wilderness landscape. Walk to the secluded beach or up ‘your’ mountain to discover the seven lakes.’
Aside from the glorious view that visitors are treated to from the comfort of their bed, something that really appeals to me is that fact that you can take a short stroll to a secluded beach nearby.
The perfect little hideaway. Absolute bliss.
How much a night will set you back
I popped a Friday and Saturday night in June into the listing on Airbnb for two people. It worked out at:
- Total cost: €263
- Per person: €131.50
- Per person per night: €65.75
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