8 of the Most Unusual Places to Stay in Ireland

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Posted: 31/07/2018 16:22:45


1. Grouse Lodge, Rosemount, Co Westmeath

If you are into music and want some luxury and pampering in an old rustic setting then this is the place for you. Relax and enjoy a break in a beautiful stone farmhouse with indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, nine double bedrooms, and on site organic chef – luxury or what! Not only that but for those with a love of music bring along your guitar or keyboards and hop down to the recording studios in the outbuildings to record your next number 1.

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2. Georgian House, No. 25 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Step away from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city of Dublin and step back in time at No. 25 Eustace Street, Temple Bar to experience the elegance of a former way of life. This beautifully restored and yet modernised building provides all the mod coms with a touch of classical luxury. Built in 1720, the beautiful living room has a Bechstein boudoir piano and a free standing bath to soak your cares away!

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3. Castletown Round House, Castletown, Celbridge, Co Kildare

Located in Celbridge just over 20km from Dublin City Centre Castletown Round House combines the feel of space and freedom with quick and easy access to the small village experience. It also has the added bonus of being on the grounds of Castletown House with its gentle and picturesque walks along the river Liffey. The experience of closeness and continuity is felt in the design of the house with its rounded rooms and its tie with the adjoining gatelodge buildings.

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4. Clomantagh Castle, Freshford, Co.Kilkenny

Always wanted to be the ‘king’ or ‘queen’ of your own castle? Well now you can! Stay in the beautiful 15th Century Clomantagh Castle surrounded by a working farm, beautifully restored and refurbished, you’re sure to feel like royalty! Steeped in local history reaching back 500 years and based on the outskirts of the City of Kilkenny Clomantagh Castle provides a great location for visiting Kilkenny city, Dunmore caves and the surrounding counties.

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5. Inisturkbeg, Clew Bay, Co Mayo

‘While no man is an island’ I can bet we have all wished at times we could run away from all the hustle and bustle. Just step clear of the noise of the outside world and relax. Yes Inisturbeg in Clew Bay is a jewel in anybody's list of hide out and get away’s. An island to yourself with all the comforts you could want. Choose from 5 island cottages with infinity pool, gym and spa, access to a private chef, butler and use of the retreat's horses or catamaran.

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6. The Schoolhouse, Annaghmore, Co. Sligo

Now everybody remembers schools in different ways but one thing we can all agree on life was simplier, clearer and full of awe and expectation. So how could you resist a step back into a classical schoolhouse to touch that past? The Schoolhouse in Annaghmore offers this experience with no sign of the modern white boards no, just a simple chalk board. Built in the 1860s and situated beside the Owenmore River, it was once the school room and two bedroom house of the school master.

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7. Gyreum, Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo

If you want to revive your soul and get back to nature, it doesn't get much more earthy than a trip to Gyreum, a wind and solar-powered eco retreat in a colossal yurt-like timber temple with living wildflower roof, sunk into the hills of Sligo. It's an inspirational space to take part in a diverse range of creative and eco-centred events.

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8. Martello Tower, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

In early 1804 Napoleon’s advancing armies were seen as a serious threat to Britain. The British military built 28 fortified towers along the Dublin coastline in less than two years. These are the Martello Towers, of which just 16 remain. This beautifully modern refurbished property is perfect for a getaway. It has one bedroom with a decked, tower-top viewing area, slick stainless steel appliances, mood lighting, spiralling granite staircases and an in-room bathtub.

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Photo Credits:

Grouse Lodge, Roesmount: vindicatemj.wordpress.com
Georgian House, Temple Bar, myhome.ie
Castletown Round House, Celbridge: booking.com 
Clomantagh Castle,  Co.Kilkenny: tripadvisor.ie 
Inisturkbeg, Clew Bay, Co Mayo: privateislandnews.com  
The Schoolhouse, Co. Sligo: irishlandmark.com
Gyreum, Co. Sligo tripadvisor.ie
Martello Tower, Dalkey: Independent.ie 

 


 

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