Since kicking off a series bringing you the most unique accommodation in Ireland, we’ve come across some incredible places to stay.
But this waterside home in Cork is just something else altogether (and it works out at around €110.50 per person if you visit with 5 friends!).
The secluded little getaway would be great for families or a group of friends (it sleeps six) who want to bask in a tranquil atmosphere in one of the most scenic corners of Ireland.
The three-bedroom house is surrounded by one and a half acres of garden and it offers views that’ll take your breath away.
A waterside home in a rural Irish setting
This beautiful villa-style home is situated just 100m from the ocean and is surrounded by lush farmland.
It’s the perfect rural escape and those that visit can lie in bed and listen as the sounds of crashing waves and nearby cattle collide.
The classic design of the property is also guaranteed to impress. According to the host, those that visit will:
“Enjoy Edward Samuels classic Bauhaus architectural gem that featured in Homes and Gardens in 1968 and was thoughtfully restored in 2019 to a very high standard”.
An outdoor patio with a view
This property’s most popular feature is the outdoor patio (can you see why from the photo above…). It’s here that you’ll be treated to incredible coastal views.
You have the choice to enjoy the views from either the furnished front patio that runs the length of the house or from the flat rooftop where you’ll get more great views of the surrounding area.
The front patio is perfect for some outdoor dining under the umbrella while gazing out over the ocean.
From the open rooftop, you can see back towards the open farmland as well as further out to the Castletownshend Harbour and Skiddy, High and Low Islands.
A cosy interior
If you visit when the weather is bad, you can retreat to the cosy living area and kick-back in from of a wood-burning stove.
If you visit when the weather’s good, the world is your oyster. The surrounding green hills and uninterrupted ocean views out to the front will make you feel a world away from everywhere else.
There’s plenty of things to do in the area with the beautiful village of Castletownshend and its 17th-century castle, as well as, larger towns, Skibbereen and Baltimore, not too far away.
Sleeping arrangements and other features
The comfortable house has three bedrooms and can sleep up to six people. It also has three bathrooms, a lounge area with a wood-fired stove and a top-notch self-catering kitchen.
The large garden and outdoor patio area are also great if you decide to bring your pet along or have young kids who enjoy the outdoors. You can also expect:
- WiFi included
- Washing machine and dryer
- Large TV with cable networks
- Free parking onsite
How much a night will set you back
Considering the incredible views and seaside location, this place is great value for a group. However, there is a four-night minimum stay which might not suit some people.
I stuck in 4 nights in November for 6 people sharing. Here’s how much it worked out at (prices accurate at time of typing):
- Total: €663
- person: €110.50
- Book a night or see more here
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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
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).