A thatched-roofed Irish cottage

image from: www.homeaway.com

image from: www.homeaway.com

One last Irish country cottage for you as I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a tad early since I will be away next week.

And this one is the quintessential thatched-roof stone cottage…

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

Glengarriff Lodge is located in the West Cork region of Ireland, on over 2 acres of lush gardens and woodlands.

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

The quaint 4 bedroom 3 bathroom vacation rental has tons of character and ‘Olde Worlde’ charm.

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

The lodge is cozy and comfortable and rents by the week for between $2000-$3000 (USD) depending on the season.

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

In the remodeled kitchen you can see some of the original support beams that were left exposed…

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

Most of the windows have diamond muntins but I’m not sure how many of them are original to the house.

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

I could not pinpoint exactly how old this cottage is, but we do know that it was used as a hunting lodge by the Earls of Bantry, dating the structure to at least the mid 19th century.

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

Have a look inside the bedrooms where Irish nobility once slept…

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

The restored historic cottage is impressive, but the grounds are the highlight of this estate….

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

The gardens at Glengarriff Lodge are referred to as “tropical” due to their lushness and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Frost and snow do not occur in this very southern part of Ireland. The surrounding woods have oak trees which date back to ancient times!

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image from: http://www.homeaway.com/

Sure it rains there, but it is a gentle rain, no doubt… Fairies and leprechauns skipping around in the woods; clovered meadows and all that good Irish stuff.

For more information on Glengarriff Lodge, see the official website.

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For more Irish house love, see this farmhouse I featured last year, and this magnificent Irish estate as well.

 

 As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction!

 

- silly Irish blessing

 

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