If you’ve spent any time in the unique Irish accommodation section of this website, you’ll know that we’ve a thing for quirky places to stay.
Today, we’re heading out to West Cork to see a swanky treehouse that sleeps two. Now, if you’re thinking eh, I’ve seen plenty of treehouses to rent in Ireland, pal, hold on a minute.
Yes, this is a treehouse. But it’s not any old treehouse… It’s a treehouse in West Cork with a hot tub!
Welcome to Cottages for Couples
You’ll find this treehouse in one of my favourite corners of Ireland – West Cork – where it goes toe-to-toe with some of the best hotels in Cork.
Nestled in the branches of spruce pines, this is a little bit of quirky luxury to base yourself in as you explore the beauty that lays all around you in West Cork.
This rental boasts luxury combined with nature and has been constructed 100% from sustainable materials, leaving no carbon footprint.
Related read: Check out our guide to 47 of the best things to do in Cork in 2021 (hikes, walks, drives and more)
What to expect from a stay here
So, a stay at Cottages for Couples is no ordinary self-catering experiences – this is a magical creation that’s also completely eco-friendly.
Constructed from sustainable materials, this treehouse leaves zero carbon footprint and you get into it via some tree-trunks that act as steps.
When you enter the treehouse, you’ll discover a quirky interior with some luxurious features. Then, as you ramble out to the porch area, you’ll discover the big aul hot tub.
How the host describes it
‘The living, sleeping, dining area is all open plan. The double bed in the purple zone looks across to the roll-top bath and the lounge/diner is further on. The dining table is great for two but extends for when you want to invite friends to dinner or just for drinks on the deck.
There’s satellite TV, a DVD player, broadband (subject to network accessibility) and a bluetooth speaker. Through the French doors you walk on to a large deck overlooking the West Cork countryside.
Here you’ll find your own, private two-person Canadian hot-tub, chairs and a table. You’ll be drawn to this area both day and night. It has a magical quality and there’s something wonderful about being up in the trees, at one with nature.’
Related read: Check out our guide to the best places to go glamping with a hot tub in Ireland (with something for most budgets).
How much a night here set you back
You can find out more on their website (we’re in no way affiliated with these lads, I just thought it looked class!), but here’s a little gander at the pricing (prices may change):
|Per Week||Per Week||Midweek Night|
|January – April||€995||€169|
|May – June||€995||€169|
|July – August||€995||€169|
|October – December||€995||€169|
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
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).
I was born in a quiet corner of a Gaeltacht on the Dingle Peninsula. Over the years, I’ve explored Ireland far and wide, from the wilds of West Clare to the shores of Sherkin. Particularly fond of heritage, history and hikes (and words beginning with ‘H’, apparently…).