This West Cork Cottage Comes With A Pool, A Funky Interior + Amazing Views

All kinds of fancy

The artists studio cork
Photo via Airbnb

I came across this place when I was updating our guide to Ireland’s most unique and unusual Airbnbs.

Known as ‘Laharandota’ (try and say that 7 times without stopping!) this tastefully renovated cottage offers spectacular views of the West Cork countryside.

It also boasts a cosy interior, a swimming pool (yes, a pool!), and a location that’ll place visitors amongst some of the Wild Atlantic Way’s most underexplored landscape.

Welcome to Laharandota: The Artists’ Cottage

artists studio pool

You’ll find this gorgeous cottage nestled amongst unspoilt landscape along the magnificent West Cork coastline.

Located on the southern side of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula (about 4 miles from the village of Kilcrohane), this place is the ultimate retreat for the creative type.

Or for highly uncreative folk like myself who like the idea of flaking out in ice-cold water with a piping hot cup of coffee while admiring a grand aul view.

Have a nosey inside

inside the artists studio

Laharandota is a traditional Irish cottage that was fully renovated back in 2009.

The interior of this place caught my eye immediately: the ‘old-world’ features that you tend to see in many traditional cottages in Ireland are clearly visible, while many carefully chosen additions have been added.

Inside the cottage you’ll find:

  • A kitchen lounge area
  • A sunroom with sea views
  • A king bedroom with sea views 

There’s also a larger cottage next door (listed separately on Airbnb) with 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6). 

artists cottage interior

The views

the artists cottage

Those that spend a few nights here will be treated to mind-boggling views from throughout the property.

Visitors can soak up spectacular views out over Dunmanus Bay, Mizen Head and the West Cork countryside from the comfort of the sunroom, the bedroom, and in various other spots.

Imagine waking up and kicking back with a coffee with the view below spread out in front of you. magic.

How much a night will set you back

exterior of the artists sutdio

So, there’s a minimum 7-night stay at the Artists Cottage. I popped in 7 nights in September for 2 people:

  • Total cost: €939
  • Per person: €469.50
  • Per person per night: €67.07
  • Book a night in this place here
  • Nab €30 off your first Airbnb stay with this code

This place is by no means cheap, but if you’re looking for a finely designed retreat set amongst a tonne of scenery, this place is a solid option.

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Clare airbnb exterior

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1 COMMENT

  1. Hi there looking for a small get away before our wedding I’m from Clare and he’s from innishannon we’re living with he’s parents while saving for house wedding adulthood etc ? looking to stay 16-18th of Feb 2020 before our wedding on the 22nd

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