5 quirky places to stay on your Cork staycation
Here is a look at 5 quirky Airbnbs in Cork for your summer staycation.
1. A land boat in Ballinspittle in Co. Cork
Nesbitt is a one-bedroom boat set in its own private garden, overlooked by 3 donkeys. The boat has electricity, full cooking, toilet, and showering facilities onboard. This accommodation is ideally suited for couples or small families.
It is a peaceful and quiet getaway surrounded by animals and trees and it is just 5 minutes from some fantastic beaches. An ideal base for exploring the south of Ireland. Somewhere quirky and different.
She is bright, cosy, and a funky little place to stay to enjoy the beautiful local countryside. She has a bedroom with a triangular-shaped double bed, a galley kitchen with sink, hob, grill, microwave, kettle, toaster, and small fridge. The living space has a comfortable seating area with a table that converts to a single bed suitable for an adult or 2 small children. There is a big private garden area with the boat with a picnic bench and sandpit.
2. An Urban Treehouse on St. Patrick's Hill
Urban Tranquilatree is situated on St Patrick's Hill which is a five-minute walk downhill to cork city's shopping area with lively pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, shopping centres, and supermarkets. This is a real treehouse, fully insulated, 6m off the ground. It faces south with views of the city. It is situated in our garden but screened by trees giving privacy. It consists of a bedroom with a deck at the top level and a bathroom on the level below. The accommodation is unmatched in Ireland whereby it is situated in an urban oasis in a large, quiet garden but is high in the leafy treetops with a panoramic view of our beautiful city. It has a double bed with superior quality linen. There are tea and coffee-making facilities available in the room and breakfast consisting of warm croissants and preserve are delivered directly to the deck in a basket by a pulley from ground level maintaining your privacy. Bathrobes and flip-flops are provided for your comfort.
3. Lighthouse keepers, Youghal
This accommodation has been voted as one of Ireland’s top 50 places to stay by the Irish Independent and was also featured on RTE Home of the year and became a finalist in the top 7 homes in Ireland. Irish lights built all 76 lighthouses & keepers' houses in Ireland, and this is the only lighthouse keepers' house in a town in Ireland! This house was the home of every lightkeeper that manned Youghal lighthouse since the 1800s. The Lighthouse itself became automated in 2007 and flashes each night at an interval of 2.5 seconds. It sits on a cliff edge, in the town of Youghal. The walls are three feet deep, the old windows have been restored, the old fireplaces take pride of place in each bedroom, and it sits under the watchful eye of the lighthouse which is in the garden. The house has retained its character & heritage but yet has a modern twist.
4. Shipping container, Ladysbridge
The Yard is a lovingly restored outbuilding, extended with the addition of a fabricated shipping container. It offers a comfortable and private haven with a double bedroom, a spacious shower room, and a fully equipped kitchen/dining space. The container is ideally located to enjoy fabulous views and picturesque walks. The Yard is a short drive to beaches, golf courses, renowned restaurants. It is also an ideal base to explore towns of Youghal & Midleton, which are only a 15/20 minute drive. The Yard is located in a peaceful rural area with stunning sea views and is ideally situated almost equidistant between the two villages of Ladysbridge and Shanagarry. Garryvoe beach and hotel are also only a 5-minute drive from here.
5. Eco-Cabin, Clonakilty
The new eco-build cosy cabin is set in rural West Cork. The private cabin is secluded on the grounds of a 2 and a half-acre property. You can enjoy breakfast or an evening drink on your own deck while enjoying the beautiful views. There is an organic polytunnel where you can help yourself to the latest produce. The Red Strand, Long Strand, and Inchydoney Beaches are all close by as well as many green spaces for walks nearby. This is a new energy-efficient cabin in a tranquil country setting. It a has very comfortable double bed with pure linen bedclothes. There is a dining table with seating for four and a kitchen area that has all you should need for your stay. This is the perfect place to stay to check out all that West Cork has to offer.
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