7 Unique Irish AirBnBs To Book ASAP

From tents to treehouses...

Easter is approaching, which means you’re about to have the perfect excuse to get away for a weekend (and to eat copious amounts of chocolate while you’re at it). What better way to celebrate a couple of days off work than disappearing off down the country?

Whether it’s a solo excursion for some well-deserved peace and quiet, a road trip with your beau for a romantic getaway, or a get together with your favourite girls, the Irish countryside has something to offer.

We’ve put together a list of seven super-unique Irish Airbnbs to check out for your ideal staycation – take a look to find something you fancy!

Pop’s Dream Boathouse, Clare

Step into a nautical dream in this quaint self-contained cabin for two. With a private veranda just above a beautiful lake, you’ll have a perfect view of the sun setting in the evening, and rising in the morning.

It comes with a mezzanine bed and a spacious kitchen if you feel like cooking up a storm. Bliss.

Rural Mountain Retreat, Kerry 

This super sweet cottage is a converted stone farm building, and it is the epitome of cosy. There’s an open plan kitchen and living space, a galleried double bedroom accessed by a wooden ladder, and a shower room that’s big enough for two!

You can even opt to sleep downstairs on the double sofa bed, so that you’ll be falling asleep by the real open fire. Need we say more?

Tubbrid Castle, Kilkenny

Get transported back to the 15th Century and live like kings and queens in this incredible restored tower house. With a luxurious rainforest shower, goose down duvets on four-poster beds, and a grand oak banqueting table, this is a seriously regal experience.

You can book the entire castle for up to eight guests. Downton Abbey who?

The Hideout Treehouse, Wexford

Embrace your inner child and seek out adventure in this romantic treehouse, nestled above a stretch of green fields. With a skylight above the bed so you can stargaze, and apple trees around the deck that you can try for yourself, this is the perfect private haven for nature lovers.

Private Beach Cottage, Donegal

Boasting private access to a sandy beach where you can spot seals among the waves, this comfortable granite cottage is a great choice for families or friends. Set on seven acres of land, welcome to a shorefront paradise with a view to write home about. Don’t forget your togs if you’re brave enough!

Hobbit Hut, Mayo 

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a cuter place to stay than this fantastical ‘earth house’, kitted out with round doors and windows and a real green grass roof. You can toast marshmallows over the fire pit or cook pizza in a wood-fired oven.

Though it may look like something out of the Lord of The Rings, the hobbit hut is spacious and toasty inside. There’s even a wood-fired sauna and hot tub on site!

Knockrobin Glamping, Wicklow

Camp in comfort with these luxurious bell tents overlooking the Irish sea. Forget sleeping bags and portable chargers – these tents are decked out with electricity and comfy king-sized beds.

Each one has a private bathroom with a hot shower and underfloor heating to keep your toes toasty. Included in the price is a breakfast tray, so you can wake up to croissants, fresh fruit and orange juice. Now, this is camping.

Words by Aoife CodyKane