Since kicking off a series bringing you the most unique accommodation in Ireland, we’ve come across some incredible places to stay.
And this next spot is something else! Known as Haggart House, this gorgeous 19th-century farmhouse in Cork has everything you’ll need for a very chilled-out weekend away.
It’s also a handy spin from a heap of things to do. Annnnnnd it works out from just €199.50 per person for a 4-night stay. Not bad at all!
In the guide below, you’ll find everything you need to know along with how much a few nights will set you back.
Welcome to Haggart House
You’ll find Haggart House in the Mealagh Valley, just 8km from Bantry town. This gorgeous gaff is a 19th-century farmhouse and it can accommodate up to 4 guests.
With slate flooring, a Belfast farm sink and a large wood-burning fire, cosy rural getaways don’t come much better than this.
The two-bedroom heritage stone house has been beautifully refurbished and it now boasts a modern interior that still has an old-world vibe.
It even has a sauna, a hot tub and a hydro spa
Yes. A sauna. A hot tub. And a hydro spa (I’m not really sure what a hydro spa is but it sounds class…).
The sauna and hydro spa are located in an upstairs bathroom that has floor to ceiling windows that offer stunning views of the adjacent countryside.
The hot tub (see above) is finely plonked in a very funky looking room that also comes equipped with one of those swingy chairs (defo not their real name…).
A mighty spot for a getaway with friends
The outdoor decking area features a large bbq that’s perfect for cooking up locally sourced produce at any time of year.
Of an evening, you can enjoy the outdoor patio or kick-back by the antique wood-burning stove (see above).
If you’re looking for things to do, the Sheep’s Head Way and St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Way are both a handy sping from the cottage.
Travelling with your pooch? This place ranked high in our guide to the best dog friendly Airbnbs in Ireland.
How the hosts describe it
‘A 2 bedroom heritage 19th century farmhouse tastefully restored with respect for the environment using reclaimed timber, stone and wood from the farm.T
he sitting/dining room, kitchen and one bedroom are in the original farmhouse while a new extension contains a bedroom, wet room, sauna and a chill-out leisure room with hydrospa.
Situated in the Mealagh Valley just 8km from Bantry, Haggart House feels like a beautifully remote hideaway but with every modern creature comfort needed for a relaxing and romantic holiday.
A great base for hill walking and escaping hectic modern life as both Sheep’s Head Way and St. Finbarr’s Pilgrim Way traverse the valley. The low level of light pollution makes stargazing enjoyable. The Schull Planetarium is just a short 36km drive.’
How much a night will set you back
So, if there’s only 2 of you staying here, it works out pricey enough. However, it sleeps 4, and is very reasonable when the cost is split.
I’ve popped in 4 nights (there’s a 4-night minimum stay) for 4 people sharing in November. It worked out at:
- Total: €798
- Total per person: €199.50
- Cost per person per night: €49.88
- Check availability here
Discover more unique places to stay in Ireland
We’ve featured a clatter of unique places to stay in Ireland over the last few months, from castles and Airbnbs with hot tubs to pods and more.
While some will cost you an arm and a leg, others work out pretty reasonably if you stay with a few friends. Discover some funky places to stay below.
1. Unique Airbnbs
In our unique Airbnb section, you’ll find everything from treehouses by the sea to beach-side campsites and more. See them all here.
2. Luxury accommodation
There’s an endless number of luxurious places to stay in Ireland, as you’ll discover here. From pods like the very fancy one above to swanky chalets, there’s plenty to choose from.
3. Castles to rent
Ireland’s home to heaps of castle accommodation. You’ll find the very best of it in this section (some is craaaaazy expensive while others work out cheap enough with a group).