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
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
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).
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
I stuck in a three-night stay in December (this is assuming that normality returns, which is by no means a definite!) for three people sharing:
- Total cost: €474
- Per person: €158
- Per person per night: €52.66
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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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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.