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Trawling AirBnB for weekend getaway options has become our new should-be-working addiction.

Whether it’s a foodie getaway or a night in the City Centre, here are four of the sexiest stay-over options in the south…

The Narrow House

From €97 per night, sleeps four

An unusual three-storey sliver of a home, the 200-year-old Narrow House has been lovingly restored by architect owner Solene. Because of the unique shape, all the joinery and furniture has been custom designed, making for an interesting base just a five-minute stroll from the city centre. 

The Courtyard Garden

From €75 per night, sleeps two with baby cot available

Set in its own leafy private court yard, this adorable studio apartment is filled with fun art deco furniture and eclectic finds. It’s a perfect hideaway for a country escape (the village of Glounthaune is a ten-minute stroll away and boasts a cosy pub and the award-winning Fitzpatrick’s deli and bakery) and host Jacqueline even provides a generous welcome pack of breakfast and lunch items and a bottle of wine.

Blackwater Castle

From €2,500 per night (it sleeps 25 so it could be yours for €100 per guest)

Just five minutes from the pretty village of Castletownroche in North Cork, Blackwater Castle is set on a 50 acre wooded estate with private river and 10,000 years of history. With nine bedroom suites and six reception rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a private bar, this property is everything the would-be lord or lady of the manor could dream of.

The Modern Mews House 

From €180 per night, sleeps four

Looking for a stylish pad to crash in while you shop ’til you drop and sample Cork’s pulsing cocktail scene? This contemporary mews house is just five minutes walk to the city centre in heels. There’s two double bedrooms and bathrooms with power showers and Egyptian cotton linen (natch) as well as underfloor heating and great views over the city to enjoy over breakfast, which is provided for you in the fridge. 

 

 


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