Ireland is a popular holiday destination all year round with visitors coming from all over the world to admire what our gorgeous country has to offer.
From medieval castles to stunning nature routes, the Emerald Isle really has it all with the choice of unique accommodation no exception.
The Lightkeeper’s House on the Loop Head peninsula in Kilbaha, County Clare is just one of the many quirky places to stay.
Perched on the tip of Loop Head along Ireland’s rugged western coastline and north of the Shannon Estuary, it is one of the furthest points before crossing the Atlantic to America.
A night to remember
For a truly memorable weekend, the Loop Head Lightkeeper’s House is available to rent via the Irish Landmark Trust website for a minimum of two nights for up to 5 people and one dog.
The property is comfortably designed with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom upstairs and a cosy single room downstairs.
The central heating system keeps the house warm all year round while the wood burning stove in the living room is perfect for chilly evenings.
The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher and plenty of kitchenware for all your cooking needs.
Visitors will need to bring their own bottled water as there is no mains supply at the house.
There is a baby’s cot for the smallest of guests and lots of added extras including a hairdryer, towels, bed linen and ironing board.
Altogether the accommodation has been carefully laid out and tastefully decorated to ensure a very comfortable stay away from it all.
The perfect getaway
The location of the lighthouse is ideal for any couple or family looking to spend some quality time together away from the distractions of everyday life.
A car is needed to reach the property but once arrived you will feel like you are on the edge of the world.
The nearby cliffs offer stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and bird watching enthusiasts will be in their element with the array of resident seabirds.
Seals, dolphins and even whales can sometimes be spotted from the cliffs and the air is crisp, clean and salty.
The peninsula is flanked by a 300-degree view of the stunning Cliffs of Moher on one side and Kerry Head, the Blasket Islands and Dingle on the other.
It is a beautifully calm location for contemplation or creative inspiration but you might want to bring a good pair of binoculars.
People travelling with children or dogs must also be aware of the dangers close to the cliff edge as there are no safety rails.
Things to do in the area
With the perfect accommodation sorted you might want to take a glimpse back into civilisation during your stay and Clare is such a wonderful county to enjoy.
The closest village of Kilbaha is just over 4 Km away and has a shop, post office and pub if you fancy a chat with the locals or need to stock up on food supplies.
The bridges of Ross are within walking distance of the lighthouse or for a spot of surfing drive 20 minutes to the pretty coastal town of Kilkee.
To take in the Cliffs of Moher from another angle you will need to drive a little over an hour, almost 80 Km from Loop Head.
Alternatively, visit the closer village of Spanish Point in Milltown Malbay for a spot of lunch or to make the most of more famous surfing hotspots along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Once back in the snug Lightkeeper’s House you will be ready to enjoy the spectacular views as night falls and sleep soundly surrounded by nature.
Address: Kilbaha South, Co. Clare, Ireland