Ireland’s Quirky Holiday Getaways

Ireland is an island filled with quirky hideaways for you to spend your holiday.  The selection will suit every taste – from a lone lighthouse to historic castles and manor houses, to traditional pubs or a Mongolian yurt.  There is something for everyone on this Emerald Isle!

The lakelands of County Fermanagh now offer stargazing forest domes giving a new feel on sleeping outdoors. 

Stargazing Forest Domes, Enniskillen

Stargazing Forest Domes, Enniskillen

The Finn Lough Resort is a luxury experience which combines stunning landscapes of lake and forest and finishes it off with a little bit of class.

The domes, which are unique to the UK and Ireland provide transparent 180 degree walls and roof and are the perfect hideaway for couples or those wanting to experience something totally unique.

If you are coming to Ireland with the family in tow however you may want to consider Beech Lane Farmhouse.  This property is a superbly appointed converted farmhouse, next to the owners’ small livestock farm and set amongst glorious countryside near the village of Gowran, County Kilkenny and can sleep six people.

Beechlane Farmhouse

Beechlane Farmhouse

The cottage has a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, a ground floor double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a ground floor twin bedroom, a ground floor wet room, an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire and a mezzanine sitting area. Beech Lane Farmhouse is a wonderful base for your holiday in Ireland situated just 20 minutes outside of the medieval city of Kilkenny in Ireland’s Ancient East.

If you are looking for a little more luxury during your holiday in Ireland, the beautiful Rathellen House in County Tipperary might be more your taste.  This is a great getway for a friends holiday and you can spend time relaxing in the drawing room and libraries by open fires and your own chef on hand to cater for your every whim!

To further your journey into relaxation the Dzogchen Beara Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre in County Cork is the pinnacle of reflection, healing and renewal.  Its location high on the cliffs in the west of the county, overlooks the Atlantic Ocean with stunning views of both land and sea, you cannot help to feel relaxed in these surroundings.

If this is your ideal holiday it might be worth having a look at the Wild Atlantic Way yoga retreats and yoga holidays of the Cliffs of Moher Retreat in County Clare.

Helen's Tower, Clandeboye Estate

Helen’s Tower, Clandeboye Estate

Nestled on the hillside in the heart of County Down is the unique Helen’s Tower.   This 3 storey stone tower is a perfect getaway for two with panoramic views to take advantage of and a rooftop terrace to yourself.  The Tower sits within the grounds of the beautiful Clandeboye Estate which is owned by the Dufferin family.  The estate is open to the public and the homemade yogurt which is made on site is highly recommended.

If you fancy bedding down for a night in a historic lighthouse, then Blackhead Lighthouse Keeper’s Houses in county Antrim are a great place to spend the night.  With stunning views over Belfast Lough and the world famous Gobbins footpath almost on your doorstep it will be an experience to remember!

Ireland is an island as wild and diverse as its people.  The castles and manor houses sit alongside the modern transparent domes and cosy farmhouses.  Where ever you choose to spend the night, you will not leave Ireland disappointed with what you have experienced!

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