The home of expansive coast line, miles of rolling hills and breathtaking mountain ranges, Ireland is the perfect location for a romantic honeymoon hideaway. Be it rural and cosy, quaint and charming or modern and sleek, there's a destination just waiting for you. Even with the chance of a rainy day, there's no experience quite as romantic as snuggling under a downy blanket with your newly-wed and listening to the patter rain in one of these incredible rural escapes!
1/ The Old Stable Mews at Castle Leslie
Set within a picturesque cut-stone courtyard and surrounded by ancient woodlands, The Old Stable Mews at Castle Leslie is a rare blend of contemporary elegance and Victorian craftsmanship. Situated a fifteen-minute walk, or a short drive through the estate to the Castle and the Lodge, this old coach house has been fully restored and refurbished.
3/ Lost Cottage
Set between emerald green farmland and cloud-shrouded mountains, beneath its red iron roof, Lost Cottage is paradise found. Luxurious and minimalist, if you want to detach from city life then the remote setting of the Lost Cottage might be just what you're looking for. Whether you're looking to hike the Kerry Mountains, paint the scenery or cosy up indoors; a weekend away in this intimate spot should be at the top of your list!
3/ Number 31
Blending classic 19th century Dublin architecture with the 20th century’s flair, vision and energy, Number 31 is a destination that’s visually stunning, yet also welcoming and supremely relaxing. Celebrating the spirit of the bohemian, modernist, international Dublin that once partied below the radar in a seemingly conservative city. When a busy city hotel wont cut it, consider a unique boutique townhouse experience, hidden in the heart of Dublin.
4/ The Turkey House at June Blake’s Garden
5/ The Gardener's Cottage at Ballyfin Hotel
The charming and comfortable Gardener's Cottage at Ballyfin has been refurbished and enhanced to provide an extensive suite for guests, with views over the parkland and the lake to one side and to the productive vegetable garden and flower borders on the other. A spacious living room with two fireplaces gives access to a private patio. Adjoining is a small kitchen and a cloak room; upstairs, there are two bathrooms and a large airy bedroom. Off the bedroom, a balcony overlooks the walled garden and a stairway leads to a hot tub on the private terrace.
6/ The Tower House at Clare Island Lighthouse
If you have ever imagined sleeping in the tower of a lighthouse then The Tower House at Clare Island Lighthouse is the spot for you! The sitting room and bathroom are at ground level but the jewel in the crown is the circular bedroom, up the winding staircase in the original light tower that boasts stunning sea views. On a windy night, it is a treat to snuggle up with your love, imagining the security the light once gave to ships tossing on the seas below!
7/ Inis Meáin Suites
The remote island location isn't the only incredible thing about this unique hideaway on the Aran Islands. Inis Meán suites offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the effervescent beauty of Ireland's gem, the Aran Islands. Each tranquil suite boasts a 10 meter expanse of glass revealing panoramic views of the island and sea. These expansive views are reflected in the cool suite interiors which feature wood, lime, stone, and wool.
8/ The Hideaway at Dromquinna Manor
Welcome to your paradise within paradise, the exclusive Hideaway at Dromquinna Manor. A private gate leads to your sanctuary that is perched on a cliff overlooking Kenmare Bay, tucked away in a secluded part of the estate, this expansive tent offers total seclusion for couples. Decorated with an eclectic mix of antiques and native rustic furniture the style is laid back natural elegance.