Looking for the perfect place to escape with your Valentine? Here are our top five romantic Airbnbs in Ireland to stay at this Valentine’s Day.
Can you believe it is February already? 2020 is flying in, and the most romantic day of the year is just around the corner. Instead of panic-booking a last-minute dinner or winging it with a ludicrously priced bouquet, why not bring your significant other on a spontaneous romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day?
Ireland is full of beautiful places to see and fun things to do, so how about you book a night or two away and tick off some bucket-list items while you’re at it? Who knows, maybe a proposal is in the works and you’re looking for the perfect backdrop. Don’t worry, we are miles ahead of you!
Here are five romantic Airbnbs in Ireland to stay in this Valentine’s Day!
5. Kilcannon Cottage – enjoy a Valentine’s getaway in a gorgeous Irish stone cottage
Our first romantic Airbnb is a stunning cottage set on the charming grounds of Kilcannon House B&B in Dungarvan, County Waterford. This cottage is attached to the main farmhouse and offers guests full privacy and comfort with features like a solid-fuel stove, fully fitted kitchen, king-size bed, and en-suite bathroom.
This delightful property is the perfect spot for a Valentine’s getaway and couples can enjoy the warm Irish hospitality provided by hosts Pat and Gertie Ormond.
What makes this romantic Airbnb in Ireland extra special is that multi-course meals are also available (upon prior booking and at an additional cost), so you can enjoy delicious traditional homecooked meals and delicacies during your stay. Gertie also offers cookery lessons on request so you can roll up your sleeves and gain a few tips!
The cottage is also a short drive to the Waterford Greenway, Waterford County Museum, Dungarvan Castle and Lismore Castle Gardens, so you can explore the many wonders County Waterford has to offer as you enjoy your relaxing Valentine’s vacation!
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Address: Cappagh House, Kilcannon (Osborne), Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
4. An Tigín – book a romantic retreat in a cosy wooden cabin
Next on our list is ‘An Tigín’ – a small and cosy wooden cabin located on the grounds of the Old Rectory Retreat in Knappaghmore, County Mayo. This charming space was added to facilitate writers, artists, and anyone looking for a quiet and intimate space to work, be inspired, relax, or explore magnificent County Mayo. This is the perfect spot for a couple looking for a romantic retreat in Ireland’s western wilderness.
Set on the banks of a stream, ‘An Tigín’ is surrounded by lush woodland and an idyllic picket fence. Guests can take it easy and soak up the natural world around them and may even catch a glimpse of a miniature horse or roaming hen in the adjoining field. The cottage features full kitchen facilities, a shower room, sleeping and living areas, and a writing desk with an epic view! Maybe you’ll be inspired to write your next romantic novel during your stay.
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Location: Knappaghmore, Co. Mayo
3. Cloonacauneen Castle – enjoy luxury accommodation in a romantic 15th-century Norman castle
Our next romantic Airbnb in Ireland offers guests luxury and history all in one. Cloonacauneen Castle is a stunning 15th-century Norman castle situated in the idyllic countryside of County Galway.
The castle is family-run as a B&B and is ideal for a romantic Valentine’s break. The rooms are tastefully decorated to match the lavish aesthetic of the castle. Cloonacauneen Castle is also a great base to explore the rest of the Wild Atlantic Way and Galway city.
Enjoy a delicious Valentine’s Day meal in the Red Room Restaurant before retiring to your regal bed chamber. Will a proposal be on the cards? Who knows? Maybe this will be the place you return to for your wedding day…
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Address: Tuam Rd, Cloonacauneen, Galway, H91 XY77
2. The Hideout – a wonderful treehouse hideaway in Ireland’s sunny southeast
This next romantic Airbnb is something else! ‘The Hideout’ is a beautiful treehouse located in sunny County Wexford. This elevated site is the perfect spot to enjoy the views and a peaceful break in tranquil surroundings. The treehouse can open out to the deck via a large hatch window, turning the kitchen into an inside/outside bar.
The treehouse features a cosy woodburning stove so you can snuggle up with a glass of wine after a long day of exploring and enjoy the marvellous views. ‘The Hideout’ is located just an hour from Dublin and 10 minutes from Gorey town, so you can explore the length and breadth of Ireland’s Ancient East by day and gaze at the stars from your cosy treehouse by night.
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Address: Tomhaggard, Co. Wexford
1. Catherina – a romantic Dutch barge on the banks of Lough Atalia
Topping our list of romantic Airbnbs in Ireland to stay in this Valentine’s Day is Catherina, a spectacular Dutch barge on the banks of Lough Atalia in County Galway. This beautifully renovated historical barge offers guests a private oasis near the hustle and bustle of vibrant Galway city.
If you are looking for something a little different, Catherina is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Featuring a large kitchen, open-plan dining area and lounge, wood/turf burning stove, bath, shower, bright spacious bedroom, and underfloor heating, this unique Airbnb is the perfect place to snuggle up in front of a turf fire and watch rom-coms with your beloved. Needless to say, it is the prize-jewel polar opposite to this terrible Airbnb in Galway.
Catherina is located a short 15-minute walk from Eyre Square and is the perfect base from which to explore Galway City. Enjoy a romantic getaway here and find yourself falling in love with one of Ireland’s most vibrant cities!
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Location: Galway City, Co. Galway
Well? What are you waiting for? Get booking one of these romantic Airbnbs in Ireland! We hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.