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Planning a trip to Ireland? Why not check out these authentically Irish thatched cottages that are currently listed on Airbnb to make your trip all the more special.
The Thatched Cottage on The Wild Atlantic Way: Castlemaine, Kerry
This Co Kerry locale is certified as sparkling clean and offers enough room 4 guests across 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
“An authentic Irish thatched cottage that has been lovingly restored and sensitively extended to bring light and sunshine into the house. It is full of character, warmth and comfort and a unique place to stay while holidaying in the Irish countryside.”
Graham’s Irish Thatched Cottage: Kerrykeel, Letterkenny, Donegal
A historic spot in Co Donegal, this thatched cottage is described as “A restored traditional Irish thatched cottage for holiday lets just off the Wild Atlantic Way, Donegal, Ireland."
"This 18th-century cottage has been restored and retains many of its original features. Lime and sand mortars have been used on the stone walls and lint (flax) thatch on the roof. This type of cottage is disappearing from the Irish landscape and soon people will be saying where did all the thatched cottages go. My main objective is to keep this cottage standing as long as I can.”
Thatched Cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way: Greencastle, Donegal
Skipper's Cottage may be the perfect spot for your Irish honeymoon!
“Skipper's Cottage is an authentic cozy thatched cottage on Inishowen Head, part of the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal. An ideal romantic getaway for couples who enjoy being close to the beach, hill walking, golf or just getting away from it all! You’ll love this place because of the traditional quaint cottage feel, the warm decor, the outdoor space, the light, and the peaceful neighborhood. The cottage is perfect for couples and solo adventurers. A small pet is welcome by agreement.”
C17th Thatched Cottage-Authentic-Comfort-Relax: Thurles, Tipperary
There’s plenty to check out not far from this one-bedroom thatched cottage.
“This Irish thatched cottage with all original features authentically restored & preserved is an ideal place to retreat and relax. The cottage is bigger than guests expect and very comfortable. There is also lots to do and see locally including woodland walks, The Devils Bit, The Rock of Cashel, Holycross Abbey, the GAA Museum. Kilkenny city is also located 40 minutes away. This gem in the heart of the countryside is a unique experience and not to be missed!”
The Thatch Cottage: Spiddal, Connemara, Galway
While the thatch may be traditional, the amenities in this Galway cottage are all modern.
“200-year-old traditional thatched cottage with all modern conveniences, peaceful tranquil area 5 miles from Spiddal village, 16 miles from Galway city and is located along the Wild Atlantic Way. Perfect for couples or small families.”
Traditional Irish Thatched Cottage: Fermanagh
Step into history while staying at this Fermanagh spot.
“Delightful 250-year-old thatch cottage named after the famous explorer Eduardo-Alfred Martel is famous for charting Marble Arch cave system. Local Folklore claims that Martel resided within this beautiful cottage in 1895 during his Caving adventures. Suitable for walkers, climbers & fishermen. Oil fired Stanley cooker is the heart for cooking and heating the cottage. Additionally, a log fire is located in the living room.”
Thatched Cottage in Adare: Adare, Limerick
Book into this charming Co Limerick spot with a few friends or family for the weekend.
“Cosy thatched cottage set in the tranquil countryside of Adare. Ideal space for a weekend getaway with family or friends. Combines country style living with modern amenities. Beautiful garden and orchard. 7 mins drive (5km) from Adare Village.”
Thatched cottage near surfing beach: Lettermacaward, Donegal
Find your own Irish surfer’s paradise in Donegal.
“The cottage is located in Lettermacaward, at the farthest edge of west Donegal, a friendly area within the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area). It really is remote - your immediate neighbors are the neighbor's chickens, with only a handful of occupied houses on the road. The beach is about 10-15 minutes' walk away, and the shop is about 5 minutes' drive away.”
Quaint Thatched Cottage: Killarney, Kerry
Head down for a visit to one of Ireland’s most picturesque counties, Kerry.
“A short walk/drive to Killarney town, from here you can visit its magnificent National Park and all the other beautiful places Kerry and West Cork have to offer.”
Thatch Cottage: The Burren, Galway
Log fire? Yes, please!
“Great base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, The Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands or relive history at Coole Park in the footsteps of poet W.B.Yeats and The Lady Gregory... Retreat from the hustle and bustle in front of a log fire in this magical house - 5 minutes from a lively pub down the road and a short drive to the sea. We return always feeling 10 years younger!”
Nans thatched cottage: Bohola, Mayo
This 4-bedroom house in Co Mayo has plenty of space for your whole gang to relax.
“This is a beautiful totally restored thatched cottage with all the old charm but with all the luxuries of Morden living. Its location is tranquil and peaceful just a couple of miles from Kiltimagh and only a mile and a half off the N5 it's close to Castlebar and Bohola and an ideal base for a holiday in Mayo and the west of Ireland."
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* Originally published in 2018