Running this site causes me serious pain at times.
It can be through the fear of missing out (FOMO) when I’m stuck in a stuffy office writing about a place that I’d rather be exploring, or it can be, like now, caused by gazing longingly at someone else’s home.
Can you blame me though?! LOOK at this place…
Welcome to Nanny Murphy’s Cottage
Featured in the Irish Times, Independent and many sustainable building websites, Nanny Murphy’s is a truly unique cottage that celebrates everything that’s great about traditional Irish culture, heritage and passionate craftsmanship.
This quiet and cosy cottage boasts many authentic features, like cob walls, a beautiful open fireplace and exposed beams, all of which transport you back to an Ireland that time has all but forgotten.
While the exterior and interior look like something from 70 years previous, the cottage includes many modern conveniences for comfort.
Balls to the modern stuff. Image sitting in that rocking chair next to the fire with a book and a glass of whiskey on a cold winters evening. A little bit of magic.
The cottage has three bedrooms and can accommodate up to six guests, making it perfect for a group looking for a unique Airbnb in Ireland to spend some time.
They also look insanely comfy.
What the host says about the space
Interestingly enough, this is the only rentable thatched cottage in the whole of County Longford.
Here’s some more info from the host:
‘The main living area is true to traditional form: open fireplace, drop-leaf sliding dining table (to create space for Irish dancing and singing), timber mezzanine walkway, Irish trinkets on shelves, exposed beams, curved cob ceilings, cute sash windows and the famous Bodhrán (Irish musical drum).
Renovated using century-old techniques, local building materials and labour, you’ll be able to touch and smell 24″ thick walls made from mud and straw. You’ll be able to experience living under a thatched roof made from Irish reed; make your own fire in the open fireplace by hand selecting your Irish turf blocks from the ‘home-pile’ and experience the aroma of burning peat – a familiar smell for Irish inhabitants for thousands of years.’
How much a night will set you back
A weekend in Nanny Murphy’s Cottage is RIDICULOUSLY reasonable. I popped in a long weekend in July 2020 (there’s a 3-night minimum stay) for a group of 6:
- Total cost for 3 nights: €400
- Total per person: €66
- Total per person per night: €22.22
- Book a night or check prices here
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Have you stayed here? Or do you know someone that has? Let me know in the comments section below!