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Air to stay From castles and hideouts to pubs and lighthouses, you might want to create a bucket list to get through these unique Irish Airbnbs

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The top floor of the Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle in Tipperary is available for stays

The top floor of the Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle in Tipperary is available for stays

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The top floor of the Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle in Tipperary is available for stays

What have a castle, a lighthouse, a gypsy wagon, a quaint pub and a treehouse all got in common? They are all sitting there waiting for you to rent them on Air BnB. It’s never being easier to try something different on your next staycation with our list of unique and quirky Airbnbs available in Ireland.

1. Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle, Tipperary
Sleeps 2 - Price from €175

Dating back to 1480, Ballytarsna-Hackett Castle has been lovingly restored and offers guests a stay to remember. The top floor (64 steps up) which is available for rent as a self-contained unit is beautifully decorated (expect a four-poster bed, free-standing bath and a small library) and offers sweeping views across the wilds of Tipperary. There is a spooky dungeon on site too. If you dare.

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2. Gypsy Wagon, Fintown, Donegal
Sleeps 4 - Price from 45

Step back in time and experience something very unique: A traditional bow top gypsy caravan (well insulated with all modern amenities) set in a woodland in the Donegal hills totally off the beaten track. Lovingly restored to a high standard you feel cosy and snug in the midst of nature.

It’s worth noting it will sleep a family of four (two adults and two children) with two double beds. The adult bed on top is six foot long, the one below is about 5 foot long.

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3. The Hideout, Co Wexford
Sleeps 2 - Price from €120

This incredible treehouse is all about simplifying life and embracing the moment. From basking in the heat of the woodstove to stargazing from your bed to enjoying a hilltop sunset or the rainfall showerhead, this is a space to rejuvenate.

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4. Tuckmill Treehouse, Co Wicklow
Sleeps 2 - Price from €130

If a break from the trappings of modern society is what you seek, then Tuckmill Treehouse is perfect. It operates a self check-in and has no TV or wifi, truly making it a sanctuary to escape to. Spend your days relaxing and roaming the natural deciduous woodland nearby.

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5. Conroy’s Old Bar, Agish, Co Tipperary
Sleeps 4 - Price from €140

This self-catering pub is often referred to as “the pub with no beer”. But fear not, the landlord has a very loose BYO policy… aka you can bring in whatever you like. The converted village pub complete with polished mahogany bar and open turf fire has a fully functioning kitchen and a lounge jam-packed with all of your favourite pub games.

There’s also an old beer garden and BBQ with amazing views over the Tipperary countryside.

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6. Five Star Cottage and Private Beach, Co Donegal
Sleeps 4 - Price from 143

This (pet friendly) stone cottage set on your very own private beach is truly otherworldly. The hundred-year-old granite structure has been given new life with its recent renovations. The window seats are our favourite feature – the perfect place to perch yourself with a good book after a day by the sea.

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7. Wicklow Head Lighthouse, Wicklow
Sleeps 4 - Price from €250

This is a peace seeker’s haven with inspiring and refreshing views of the Irish Sea. The landscape and scenery surrounding the lighthouse provide a perfect backdrop for a unique and memorable break.

The lighthouse has six octagonal rooms carefully constructed in the void that existed within the tower when it was first taken on by Irish Landmark.

The arched windows set into walls offer stunning views out to the Irish Sea and the surrounding countryside making this property a most unique place to stay.

  • For more information on these properties check out airbnb.ie


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