If I ever win the lotto, one of the first things that I’ll be forking out for is a gaff like this one.
I came across the Lost Cottage a few weeks back while doing some research on our guide to the most unusual places to stay in Ireland.
This. Place. Is. DEADLY. But it’s also pretty damn expensive unless you visit with a group of 4 (info on price at the end).
Below, you’ll find out everything you need to know if you fancy spending a few nights isolated in one of the most picturesque corners in Ireland in a very unique cottage.
Some quick need-to-knows about the Lost Cottage in Kerry
For those of you in search of luxury, peace and quiet and a view that’ll knock you sideways, the Lost Cottage in Kerry should tickle your fancy.
Hit play on the video above to see what it’s like inside and then scroll down to discover everything you need to know.
2. It’s hundreds of years old
Hundreds of years ago, the Lost Cottage was a shelter that was used by mountain goats to shelter from the harsh weather. Then, many years later, the ruins were transformed into a cottage that could go toe-to-toe with the best 5 star hotels in Kerry.
3. Price, how many it sleeps
A stay at the Lost Cottage isn’t cheap. It sleeps up to 4 guests and the price for a week (it’s in Sterling on their site for some reason) starts at £1,450 per week and then £1,095 per short break.
What to expect from a stay at the Lost Cottage near Glenbeigh
This is the scenery that the Lost Cottage in Kerry faces out onto. And you can soak it all up right from your bed.
Or while you stand outside in the morning, gulping down fresh air and toasting the day with a piping hot cup of coffee.
A room with a view
Although the interior of the Lost Cottage is slick (more on this below), it’s how the property was built to compliment the views that gives it its X-Factor.
You’d struggle to get a view as good as the one above in some of the best hotels in Kerry. A little slice of magic. Right from the comfort of your pillow!
The interior is slick
The Lost Cottage was recently nominated for a Mies van der Rohe Award. Now, I’ve no idea who Mies van der Rohe actually is, but it’s clear that the people dishing out the awards in his name clearly know their stuff.
The interior of the structure is stylish and luxurious thanks to an extensive renovation, yet the charm of this Irish cottage, which was once a winter refuge to a herd of mountain goats, remains in-tact.
The white-washed walls, the wooden floors, the cosy blanketed chairs and couches, and the other minimalist features give this cottage the perfect mix of old world and new.
Everything you need for self-catering
The Lost Cottage is finely equipped with everything you’ll need for a self-catering getaway, from a simple, but fully-functioning kitchen, to pots pans and all the rest.
How much a stay at the Lost Cottage near Glenbeigh costs
The Lost Cottage isn’t cheap. But it’s the experience that you’re paying for. Now, just a note – the prices below are accurate at the time of typing.
And for whatever reason they’re in Sterling and I can’t get them to change… Here’s how much they quote on the website:
- From £1,450 per week, £1,095 per short break (prices may change so check in advance)
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Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 34 years and has spent most of the last 10 years creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries. Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.