Places to stay rarely come as unique (or as quirky) as this gorgeous thatch in Kerry.
Right, thatch cottages are pretty common on Airbnb (there’s plenty of lovely ones, along with loads more alternative accommodation in our where to stay in Ireland hub).
But this is the first time that I’ve ever seen a proper old-school thatch with a hot tub. Yep, a hot tub. G’wan – scroll away. You’ll find everything you need to know below.
A Thatched Cottage in Kerry (with a hot tub)
If you recognise this place, you may have come across it in our guide to the best Airbnbs with hot tubs in Ireland.
This gorgeous thatched cottage is located in Cordal, in County Kerry. There’s bags of traditional rural charm here with a cosy fireplace and slate flooring throughout, whilst the red Aga style stove and Belfast farm sink add to the country ambience.
With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it sleeps up to seven people. The hot tub, which is located on the outdoor terrace, is big enough for around four people.
Cosy, quirky and roomy
The cottage is surrounded by its original (and very hardy!) dry stone fencing and a beautiful fuscia hedge. The gardens boast a terrace that over looks a nearby stream below.
You can enjoy the views and the sounds of the stream from the comfort of the hot tub! The interior of this thatch is nice and cosy, which will be ideal on those wet and windy days that Kerry tends to get on the regular.
You can chill by a blazing fire and chat with friends or you can whack on the tele and chill with a movie after a day of exploring.
How the host describes it
‘As you enter through the traditional Irish double door, you are greeted by a beautiful rustic stone fireplace and soaring ceilings. All floors are gleaming pine and slate. The hearth room is probably the most typical with its cozy hearth side bench.
The adjoining sitting room is a great place to curl up on the sofa and read while enjoying the views of the emerald green hills. This sofa also folds out to accommodate two guests. Enjoy the TV and VCR from here as well. There is a bedroom off this room with a double bed and Gothic coat press (armoire), a perfect place for clothing storage.
Above the sitting room is a loft bedroom that overlooks the fireplace and has a single bed. The main bedroom is off of the kitchen and has a King bed and ensuite shower/w.c. Its views are of the ravine and front garden.
The large cottage kitchen is the heart of the home. With its red Aga style cooker (stove) and Belfast farm sink, it will make cooking your meals enjoyable. It also is equipped with a dishwasher. The antique farm table seats up to eight guests.’
How much a night will set you back
So, the availability is limited for this one, but there are a fair few weekends free before the end of the year. I’ve popped in 3 nights for 6 people sharing. It worked out at (prices accurate at time of typing):
- Total: €541.24
- Per person: €90.21
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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).