15 Jun 2020
Castle, cabin, lighthouse or dome – there is always somewhere a little bit different to spend the night in Ireland.
The island of Ireland is awash with quirky and unique hideaways that will make your break truly memorable. Here are 10 to add to your wish list.
1. Clover Cabin, County Kilkenny
A luxurious, Scandinavian style, self-catering log cabin with views over three acres of woodland gardens, Clover Cabin is an idyllic country escape, yet is just 10 minutes’ drive from medieval Kilkenny city in Ireland's Ancient East.
2. Finn Lough Bubble Domes, County Fermanagh
The ultimate rooms with a view, these luxury, secluded, forest domes have 180-degree transparent walls and ceiling allowing you to stargaze from the comfort of a four-poster bed.
3. Blackstairs Shepherds Huts, County Carlow
Eco travellers will love the simplicity and comfort of the shepherds huts located in a natural wooded area beneath the Blackstairs Mountains. Perfect to come back to after following an eco trail through the beautiful local landscape.
4. St John’s Point Lighthouse, County Down
Self-catering lightkeepers’ cottages located in the shadow of the strikingly marked St John’s lighthouse provide seaside accommodation with a twist. Wake to the sound of waves and let the sea air revive you.
5. Ashford Castle, County Mayo
Opulent décor, superb dining, impeccable service, world-class spa, award-winning golf course and a vast 350-acre estate are just some of the exceptional experiences on offer at 800-year-old Ashford Castle – the ultimate escape.
Clover Cabin, County Kilkenny
6. Glenarm Castle, County Antrim
Luxurious ocean view pods nestled in the grounds of a seventeenth-century castle make for a truly unique hideaway experience. Featuring an expansive glazed entrance, the pods sleep four and provide breath-taking views over the sea.
7. Inchydoney Island Lodge &Spa, West Cork
Stylish, contemporary accommodation, a stunning location overlooking unspoilt Inchydoney Beach, unique seawater therapies and sumptuous dining combine to create a gorgeous getaway far from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
8. Culloden Hotel, Belfast
The magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa was originally built as an official palace for the Bishops of Down. Exquisite decor, fine antiques and exceptional service make it one of Northern Ireland’s most prestigious hotels.
9. Rathmullan House, County Donegal
Georgian grandeur and award-winning cuisine await at Rathmullan House in rugged Donegal. The family-run, four-star hotel overlooks Lough Swilly and is just minutes from a 3km sandy beach washed by Atlantic waves.
10. Belle Isle Estate, County Fermanagh
Country cottages set on the lough shore, converted coach house properties full of character, courtyard apartments in a listed building or an entire castle to call your own, historic Belle Isle Estate offers accommodation to suit all tastes set within an idyllic natural island sanctuary.
St John's Point Lighthouse, County Down
Culloden Hotel, Belfast
Ashford Castle Stateroom, County Mayo
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