Looking for a unique place to stay in central Ireland? Here are our five favourite Airbnbs in County Tipperary.
Home to an array of breath-taking and unspoilt landscapes, spectacular sights to see, and over 5,000 years of history, culture and folklore, there is no shortage of wonders to experience in County Tipperary.
Ideally located at Ireland’s centre, this stunning county is the perfect base from which to explore Ireland’s Ancient East and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. So why not plan a getaway and experience Tipperary for yourself?
For a little bit of inspiration, here are five unique Airbnbs in County Tipperary to stay in before you die!
5. 17th-century thatched cottage – the perfect place for a romantic escape
Our first unique Airbnb is a splendid thatched cottage boasting an authentic Irish charm. This 17th-century homestead has been lovingly restored with features including an exposed thatched roof (such craftmanship!), a cosy stove and open fireplace, and a stunning half-door, perfect for taking in the views and scenery outside.
This is the perfect place for a romantic retreat for two! Located in the heart of rural Tipperary, there is lots to do nearby, including the Devil’s Bit walk, the insightful GAA museum, and the historic Rock of Cashel. The cottage is also only a 40-minute drive from the medieval city of Kilkenny and is a great base to explore this remarkable isle.
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Location: Thurles, Co. Tipperary
4. Dromineer accommodation – de-stress in a Tipperary tipi
Located in the beautiful village of Dromineer, this idyllic tipi is just waiting to be discovered. Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of County Tipperary, this is the perfect place to get out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in nature. With tranquil Lough Derg and the peaceful Tipperary landscape right on our doorstep, this a truly unique getaway.
Features include a double bed, an outdoor seating area, BBQ, gas cooker, and wash-up facilities, while the toilet/bathroom is just 10 metres away in The Well Meadow B&B. The tipi offers guests simplicity and comfort while also being super unique and quirky.
There’s also lots to do in the area, such as Dromineer Castle, and lots of activities on Lough Derg, including fishing, swimming, sailing, and boat trips.
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Location: Dromineer, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
3. Conroy’s Old Bar – stay in the world’s first self-catering pub
Fondly referred to as ‘the pub with no beer’, this next Airbnb is most certainly one of a kind. Once the sleepy village local, Conroy’s Old Bar has been converted into a unique accommodation opportunity. This traditional Irish pub is now completely dry of any alcoholic beverages, yet it has retained all its original charm.
The property boasts a cosy open fire and the original mahogany bar has been converted into a discreet kitchen space, with the old snug and cellar now converted into bedrooms. Outside there is a beer garden, where guests can sit and enjoy a BBQ, and even a lovely Fairy Garden for the little ones!
The pub’s location is very central, meaning that guests are no more than a two-hour drive from all of Ireland’s major cities and in a great spot to explore further afield.
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Location: Conroy’s Old Bar, Aglish, (Nr. Borrisokane), Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
2. The Black Castle – travel in time and stay in an authentic 16th-century castle
The next Airbnb on our list offers guests the unique opportunity of staying overnight in a rustic and truly exquisite 500-year-old castle. Located close to Lough Derg, The Black Castle allows guests to completely disconnect from the 21st century and travel back in time to the 16th century. Built in the 1500s, the castle oozes a rugged charm and sense of serenity with its rural location and authenticity.
Guests will have to forego some of life’s modern comforts and immerse themselves in an authentic castle experience with no modern heating, TV, Wi-Fi, and limited electricity. This is the perfect escape from the stresses of modern life and a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with yourself.
A stay at this unique property does include some luxuries, such as a continental-style breakfast and welcome hamper, and by choosing to stay at The Black Castle guests become a part of the castle’s history and future. All profits made go straight back into the restoration of this unique home, meaning you will be helping to ensure that The Black Castle will stand for another 500 years.
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Location: Lisquillibeen, Coolbaun, North Tipperary
1. Inch House – book an exclusive getaway in a luxurious mansion
Topping our list of unique Airbnbs in County Tipperary is Inch House, a gloriously restored 18th-century Georgian country mansion. Offering guests exclusive hire of the house, this unique property is ideal for a lavish wedding party or that ultimate family get-together.
Surrounded by extensive mature gardens and outstanding views of Tipperary, Inch House can accommodate up to nineteen guests and features six luxury en-suite bedrooms, a drawing room, a dining room, a country kitchen and a chapel. The house also boasts a library-bar where you can pour your own pint of Guinness, and better yet, the hosts of Inch House can arrange a private chef on request so you can really become lord or lady of the mansion. Sign us up!
There are plenty of activities to partake in nearby, including hiking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, and plenty of top-class eateries. The house is also close to an abundance of historical sites to explore, including Cahir Castle, Holycross Abbey, and the awe-inspiring Rock of Cashel.
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Location: Nenagh Rd., Inch, Co. Tipperary