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10 Staycation Finds – Take 3

It’s Monday so it’s time for our third edition of our Staycation Finds. Ireland has amazing places to explore and extremely unique gems to stay in that will take your breath away. This week, we have found some very unique gems… OnTheQT Style! Here are 10 Staycation Finds – TAKE 3!

1) A Lakeside Yurt

If you are looking for something a little unique, then this one of a kind, hand crafted lakeside yurt is for you. This gem is a custom-built wooden yurt which is located four miles from Athlone town, beside Lough Ree.

Enjoy a cosy night in cuddled up by the wood stove. This yurt has a soft double bed, along with electricity and basic kitchen facilities. The accommodation itself is a work of art, while offering a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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2) Alpaca Farm Lodge

Now this is not an experience you will have everyday! Stay in a beautifully renovated stone cottage on an idyllic Alpaca farm. This gem is locataed in the foothill of the Slieve Bloom mountains. You can enjoy this two bedroom gem which has a touch of old cottage vibes with modern finishings.

This lodge is located in a peaceful corner of a working Alpaca Stud Farm. You can enjoy getting to know the Alpacas, while also enjoying the peace and quiet on the farm. A one of a kind experience.

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3) Cottage Retreat

This gem is located on the outskirts of Galway city. You can enjoy this spectacular restored Pre-Famine cottage with it’s stone walls and thatched roof. This gem was actually listed on The Financial Times as a “tranquil escape from the bustle of modern life”. A perfect change from our busy lives. I dont know about you but I am getting vibes from the film ‘The Holiday’?! Anybody else?

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4) The Lakeside Getaway

If you are looking for a romantic getaway in a peaceful location with mountain views and only minutes from the sea, this is exactly what you have been looking for. This gem is located on the Wild Atlantic Coast and is the perfect getaway to unwind and relax. You even have an outdoor hot tub to enjoy as you look up at the stars at night. A little touch of heaven.

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5) Killaloe Luxury Pod

This gem is located in Killaloe on the River Shannon. A traditional timber framed holiday chalet which offers you everything you need to enjoy a break away. Perfect location to explore the lakeside villages of Killaoe and Ballina. These pods give you a little bit of luxury combined with privacy. You can cook dinner Al Fresco or even relax in the hot tub after a day of adventure.

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6) The Barn

Located in County Donegal, this gem is like a little piece of heaven with its panoramic sea views. This is the most ideal summer staycation gem with it’s own access to the beach and walking distance to all amenities such as restaurants bars, pier and the beach. If you have kids and looking for a staycation gem this summer to create memories to last a lifetime, this is for you.

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7) Legan Castle Farmhouse

This 200 year old, charming farmhouse is located on 7 acres and is waiting for you to explore. The courtyard itself lies on the 16th Century ruins of Legan Castle. This gem in located in Thomastown, Kilkenny and perfect for a romantic getaway or a getaway with friends. Legan Castle Farmhouse pride themselves on quality and providing a truly unique experience for their guests. The perfect setting to eat, sleep and escape the world.

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8) A 5 Star Cottage

Now this gem has luxury written all over it. This spacious stone cottage overlooks its own private sandy beach. Enjoy the house, along with 7 acres of land on your holiday. This granite cottage dates back over a hundred years and still has its under thatch roof which is under the modern roof, while also having a modern timber clad extension.

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9) Lough Derg Glamping

Now this is unique glamping experience on Lough Derg. Enjoy your holiday in this luxurious Bell Tent. Everything with this gem is glamourous. You have your own facilities, including a bathroom and kitchen, while also having a cosy outdoor area to enjoy a glass of wine al fresco at night.

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10) Rock Farm Slane

A boutique camping experience located on the River Boyne. It’s the perfect location to follow on from a fun day at Tayto Park. You can check out our experience at Tayto Park and Rock Farm Slane on our Red Travel episode here.

Located in a wild meadow on an organic farm, this gem overlooks the beautiful Slane Castle. You have the option to stay in a yurts or shepherds huts for your night at Rock Farm Slane. This gem has a real homely feeling to it. If you are looking for something a little unique, you can try their wood burning hot tub to chill out under the stars.

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If you are looking for more staycation inspiration, be sure to chat our our Staycation Finds editions every Monday. Check out Staycation Finds Take 1 and Staycation Finds Take 2.

If you are looking for more Glamping Inspiration, you can check out our 8 Unique Glamping Experiences in Ireland.

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