If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings series, this Airbnb guide should be right up your street.
If you didn’t already know, there are several very quirky Airbnbs in Ireland that are decked out to look like a set from a LOTR or Harry Potter movie!
From glamping pods that look like they belong in The Shire to Harry Potter themed bedrooms, here are 8 Airbnbs that you can rent in Ireland that are inspired by your favourite fantasy stories.
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1. Draiocht House (Roscommon)
Harry Potter fans will love this property in Boyle in Roscommon. The four bedrooms are themed to each House of Hogwarts, so you’ll have to play the part of the sorting hat and decide who belongs to Slytherin before choosing your rooms.
There are creative touches all over the place from the Harry Potter-inspired décor to the outdoor treehouse and BBQ area in the half-acre garden. It really is ideal for families.
The Magic House is also conveniently located in Boyle and just a short distance from the beautiful Lough Key forest. Book a night or see more here.
2. Platform 9 & 3/4s (Mayo)
This glamping property is like a fantasy wonderland in central County Mayo. You’ll be sleeping in a railway carriage called Platform 9 & 3/4s which can sleep up to six guests.
It’s definitely a comfortable glamping experience with electric heating and plenty of power points for charging your devices.
The other amenities are inside rustic wooden cabins, with an outdoor toilet and shower block, bar, fire pit, hot tub, cinema room and kitchen all on offer. Book a night or see more here.
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3. The Roisin Bui Hobbit Hut (Mayo)
If you’re more of a Lord of the Rings fan, then this hobbit hut on the large Mayo Glamping property will be your ideal getaway.
The stone hut looks like it belongs in The Shire and it has been built into a man-made hill with a big round door. The hut can sleep up to four guests with comfortable beds and heating inside.
You can also utilise the various other amenities on the property such as the hot tub, pizza oven, cinema room, kitchen area and toilet and shower block, all built in rustic wooden cabins. Book a night or see more here.
4. Harry Potter style bedroom with a sea view (Cork)
This townhouse in Cobh is full of character. The private room is decorated in a Harry Potter theme and is ideal for a couple with one double bed.
You’ll find plenty of quirky décor around the shared living room, kitchen and bathroom. The location is great, with the city centre and the beautiful Cathedral just a three-minute walk away.
From the terrace, you can enjoy sea views while you kick back in one of the sun loungers. Book a night or see more here.
5. A magical room on the Ring of Kerry
This is a dream bedroom for Harry Potter fans. The private room is completely decked out in Hogwarts décor and comfortably sleeps two people in a double bed.
You have access to most of the house and can share the living room and kitchen with the host family. They’ll also prepare breakfast in the morning to start your day off right.
The house is in the perfect location for exploring Dingle, the Ring of Kerry, the Wild Atlantic Way and Killarney National Park. Book a night or see more here.
6. Cropod (Donegal)
This earth house was inspired by the hobbit homes of The Shire. The mountain pod is built into a hillside with a round glass front and outside picnic area.
The interior is surprisingly modern and spacious. The pod sleeps two people comfortably with a double bed. There’s also a kitchen, living space and bathroom inside, all decorated in a simple and contemporary touch.
It’s the perfect little retreat in the middle of the countryside in County Donegal. Book a night or see more here.
7. The Liosachan Hobbit Hut (Mayo)
You can live like Bilbo Baggins in this hobbit hut in on the Wild Atlantic Way. The underground hut is on a large glampsite in Mayo and can accommodate up to four guests.
The hut is simple yet comfortable with electric heating and power points for charging, although Wi-Fi is only available in the communal areas.
The property has plenty of facilities to make your glamping experience enjoyable, from the hot tub, pizza oven, movie hall, communal kitchen to the outdoor BBQ area. Book a night or see more here.
8. A Fairytale farmhouse (County Galway)
This incredibly unique farmhouse has everything you need for a memorable weekend away. The intricately designed place looks like something straight from a fairytale.
The huge rental can sleep up to 16 guests with five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The dining and lounge area is perfect for large groups with plenty of room for everyone.
It’s located on a 40-acre farm, just 25 minutes from Galway in a rural farming area. Book a night or see more here.
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Elisha is a freelance writer, content creator and blogger and her work can be read in Lonely Planet, Remote Lands and Matador Network. You’ll usually find her travelling in offbeat places or hiking wherever there are mountains; always with a camera in hand.