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23rd Sep 2020

These are the most expensive Airbnb rentals in every county in Ireland

Rory Cashin


Should you have a few extra Euro spare, then these would be the places to check out.

Sometimes you just want to treat yourself to something a bit lavish, spend a night or two in the lap of luxury, away from home, in some of the most beautiful spots in the country.

To that end, we’ve put together a list of the most expensive Airbnb rentals in each and every one of the 32 countries across the island.

Obviously a lot of these are for large groups, and some of them are actual castles, so keep that in mind!

The pricings are correct at the time of publication, according the Airbnb website.


Selshan Lodge on Lough Neagh – €1,498 per night

Description: “This fully-furnished villa has an open-plan kitchen living room with two-story ceilings and a generous veranda, perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining. Enjoy relaxing together whilst making the most of the stunning panoramic views.”


Legacurry Mill at Lisburn/Castlereagh – €1,275 per night

Description: “Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Gym – Suitable for smaller family gatherings (10-20) – spacious and bright formal and informal entertaining areas.”


Lisnavagh House in Rathilly – €1,874 per night

Description: “A Gothic Revival Country House dating from 1847 and situated on the Wicklow/Carlow borders with wonderful views. A large house with comfortable living and luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms. Surrounded by extensive gardens and woodland. Very private.”


Killinkere’s Rectory in Killybegs – €703 per night

Description: “Killinkere’s Rectory is based in the heart of the Irish Countryside. Perfect for those wishing to see the real Ireland. Visit historical sites, go fishing, do water sports, horse riding or hiking. The house accommodates groups of up 40 people.”


Horseshoe House in Doolin – €1,171 per night

Description: “Horseshoe House is a large luxury five bedroom property in Doolin village. Located on our family farm in Doolin. Enjoy open-plan living with lots of natural light surrounded by countryside. Soak in a Jacuzzi bath. Enjoy a sunset drink on a private deck overlooking a 500-year-old castle.”


Ballywilliam House in Kinsale – €1,259 per night

Description: “Built in 1816 Ballywilliam House is a majestic waterside Georgian sanctuary in a magnificent private setting on the elevated site on the banks of the river Bandon a five-minute drive from the picturesque town of Kinsale. The property oozes history, its believed a house has existed on the land at Ballywilliam in some form since 1765, the IRA Ani Treaty tried to occupy the property in 1922 and the property was owed by American singer song writer and pianist Tori Amos from 1995 until 2019.”


Old Flax Mill in Coleraine – €1,144 per night

Description: “Beautiful new suites in a very unique building fronted by an amazing river. The Old Flax Mill is a fantastic stone building originally dating from 1786 has been renovated to a high standard.”


18th Century Mill House in Dunfanaghy – €1,113 per night

Description: “Our beautiful 18th century Mill House was totally rebuilt in 2000 from its three remaining walls & finished with authentic, characterful finishes to achieve the “quirky” old-world charm which our guests enjoy so much.”


Inch Schoolhouse in Downpatrick – €1,109 per night

Description: “Inch Schoolhouse is a listed Georgian building, with modern fittings and antique furniture, located in an isolated, rural setting. Licensed by NI Tourist Board. Amenities include hot tub, disco room, pond, enclosed pet run, swings, basketball hoop, woods and soccer goals. It has 7 bedrooms, with another living room that can be converted.”


House 12 on South Frederick Street – €5,503 per night

Description: “For the ones craving the ultimate luxury, Building 12 has created the Superior King Room category. This elegant Townhouse captures the ambiance and style of the Georgian period, whilst providing all the comforts of contemporary accommodation.”


Lavender Manor in Baragh – €1,179 per night

Description: “Perfect place for getting family or friends together – classic, spacious and homely. Lavender Manor is situated in a tranquil country setting. 1 mile from the village of Ballinamallard. 6 miles from Enniskillen. 9 bedrooms and 3 large lounges and breakfast kitchen mean there’s plenty of room to offer everyone their own space or all be sociable / dine together.”


Killary Lodge in Connemara – €1,669 per night

Description: “Killary Lodge is a newly built country lodge nestled among mature native trees, just 150m from the waters of Killary Fjord, in the heart of Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way. If you are looking for a rural getaway with a difference, this is the place for you! Spacious and beautifully designed throughout, this property is perfect for large families & groups, corporate retreats & team off-sites. It is for those looking to escape the city without compromising on comfort and style.”


Killarney Manor House in Killarney – €1,159 per night

Description: “The distinction between ‘house’ and ‘home’ is an Irish one and there’s no place quite like it in an Irish person’s heart. Welcoming our guests and making them feel ‘at home’ is the most important part of what we strive to do here at Killarney Manor House since we decided to offer our ‘home’ vacation rentals.”


The Curragh Stud in Currage – €551 per night

Description: “An expansive two story rural Farm House brimming with exotic personality and charm, this home sits comfortably alongside an enduring racehorse training enterprise in the heart of County Kildare – Home of the Thoroughbred.”


Annamult Country House Estate in Stoneyford – €1,859 per night

Description: “Annamult is a uniquely beautiful country estate set in 26 acres. 12 mins to the city. Steeped in history and glorious luxury. AA Listed building dating back to 1675. Enjoy country living at its best, wooded walks on the doorstep, open log fires, a river running through it, luxury dedrooms, stunning drawing rooms, fabulous views, beautifully appointed dining al fresco, campfire and a host of additional activities and Kilkenny Ancient City and county to explore.”


Ballintubert House in Ballintubert – €1,235 per night

Description: “A short stay at Ballintubbert is a luxurious, grounding & enlightening respite. Former home of cinematic greats Sir John Hurt & Sebastian Shaw, birthplace of poet laureate C. Day-Lewis, Ballintubbert’s rich theatrical & literary history is inspirational whilst calmative.”


The Bank Townhouse in Carrick-on-Shannon – €937 per night

Description: “This Bank Building is a gorgeous recently renovated building which can sleep up to 34 people, especially ideal for larger groups visiting Carrick-on-Shannon that would like to stay together or family groups. It is located on Main St so great location beside all the restaurants/bars.”


Springfield Castle and East Tower in Dromcolliher – €2,576 per night

Description: “The castle is situated in the heart of County Limerick on a magical 200 acre wooded estate and is approached along a magnificent three quarter mile long avenue, lined with ancient lime trees. An ideal vacation place for you, your family and friends. A place to unwind and relax whilst on your luxury Irish castle stay.”


Longford Country House in Enybegs – €2,517 per night

Description: “Our one-of-a-kind award winning Tudor Revival country house is open to guests passing through or visiting the heart of Ireland. Be enchanted by the architecture and setting. Relax and take the opportunity to enjoy the grounds, the library and the open fires. Talk into the night or rise early to walk the woods, listen to the chorus and treat yourself to our generous breakfasts. Just the right amount off the beaten path to be worth discovering again and again.”


Mountain View House in Carlingford – €966 per night

Description: “The house features some brilliant views of Slieve Foy, the former Holy Trinity Church which now serves as the local heritage centre and the surrounding area. A mixture of modern amenities and old world charm make this an excellent choice for families or large groups staying in Carlingford.”


Westport Log Cabin in Westport – €1,862 per night

Description: “We sleep 25 with our glamping pods, 20 in lodge. Beautiful location. Living room has large rock fireplace with jukebox with relaxing sofas to enjoy the mountain views. The Sunday Times top ten places to stay in Ireland 2014. Sunday Times 2016 and Sunday Times Airbnb Home and design section 2016.”


Durhamstowns Castle’s Barn in Bohermeen – €2,927 per night

Description: “Our beautiful converted stone barn, dating from the 1800’s. It’s 90 feet long and 30 feet wide. Perfect for a wedding, a jamboree or corporate training. Original timber beams with exposed cut stone walls and yet thoroughly modern kitchens and bathrooms. Lovely atmospheric photos by the famous Ivor Prickett documentary photographer adorn the walls.”


Emy Lakehouse near Castle Leslie – €439 per night

Description: “Emy Lakehouse is a luxurious four star, four bedroom self catering house. Situated amongst picturesque countryside, overlooking the glistening Emy Lake. This is the perfect retreat for a family or friends, within 10 minutes drive from Castle Leslie.”


Loughton House in Moneygall – €2,547 per night

Description: “Loughton House was built in 1777 by TR Pepper. It is a wonderful Georgian mansion, set in 100 acres of parkland and gardens.”


Heron’s Lodge at Lough Bofin

Description: “Heron’s Lodges is nestled in 4 acres of idyllic private grounds with its own lake and glorious views. 2 separate properties offer flexible accommodation options whilst remaining conveniently close; a unique 7 bedroom house overlooking the lake and a further 2 bedroom cottage. Set in Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty this property offers a tranquil base for exploring all that Ireland has to offer. Flexible accommodation & spacious communal areas; this property is the perfect base.”


Grand Irish Country House in Riverstown – €2,459 per night

Description: “A stunning mile long avenue crossing the River Unshin and winding through ancient woods and deer pastures on the 500 acre Private Estate brings you to this fabulous Georgian mansion. Original antiques, spacious bedrooms and views from every window create an oasis of peace, quiet and relaxation.”


Cloughjordan House in Cloughjordan – €1,405 per night

Description: “An 800 year old French style manor house set in the lush countryside of North Tipperary. Cloughjordan House is at heart a place of wholesome home-grown food, warm, welcoming rooms, gardens to explore and wide lawns to play on.”


Rosehill House in Dungannon – €654 per night

Description: “A thatched cottage in the beautiful countryside ,on the outskirts of Stewartstown in the heart of Mid Ulster. It is ideal to access all parts of the North of Ireland and Lough Neagh – with its many sites where Game of thrones have been filmed – midway between Belfast and Derry and the North Coast only an hours drive away. This hidden gem needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated, no words can describe the aura of ‘oldness’ you inhale when you visit, even on a short stay.”


The Cliff Cottage in Ardmore – €925 per night

Description: “Decorated in the colours of the sea, sand and sky, the Cliff Cottage makes the most of the light to create a bright, open feeling. Perfect for families or groups of adults, the hotel team will assist in making your stay in this special village in Ireland memorable to you and your guests.”


Kindalin House near Castletown Geoghegan – €703 per night

Description: “Kindalin started life as the School Masters house in the small rural village of Castletown Geoghegan. The house is set within a 100 acre estate, which is a working organic sheep farm. Situated in a quiet road, yet it is within walking distance of the village, which has a Church, small store, post office and 3 pubs.”


Castleview House at Kilmore Quay – €717 per night

Description: “Kilmore Quay Castleview House, situated just a 10 minute walk from the fishing village of Kilmore Quay enjoys a truly amazing location with views over the burrow of Kilmore Quay and can accommodate up to 10 people.”


Mountain Lodge in Donard – €2,722 per night

Description: “Nestled in The Glen of Imaal, this escape is immersed in an acre of secluded stunning beauty, with kitchen gardens & miles of forest mountains on your doorstep. Our 7 garden cabins sleep 18- 26 guests in super comfy beds. The multi-use venue has a lodge function room, larch chalet, outdoor kitchen/BBQ wood-fired Pizza oven & a commercial kitchen. Suitable for corporate, family get-togethers, hens, stags, weddings, birthday celebrations etc. Chef and bartenders for hire for bespoke events.”

All images via Instagram and Airbnb.