Here’s one to tick off your bucket list.
If you’re on the lookout for a staycation that’ll light up your year (literally), we’ve got just the beacon of brilliance for you.
Imagine trading in the typical hotel vibes for a night surrounded by the soothing sounds of the sea and the rhythmic sway of the waves; Galley Head Lightkeepers House is available for two-night bookings, offering breathtaking views and the chance to make some incredible memories with your other half or the ‘fam.
Inside you’ll find cosy furnishings, a modern kitchen, and all the mod cons.
All you need to bring is some goodies for dinner and a good book to enjoy in front of the roaring open fire after dark.
The best bit? If the sun shines it’s spectacular, but if you’re lucky enough to stay over during a storm, you’re in for a real treat as you settle back into a front-row seat and experience the full force of the elements through the windows.
“This very special place is full of character and the magnificent views are ever-changing.” said a spokesperson for the Irish Landmark Trust, which manages the unique property.
“Less than half an hour from Clonakilty, Galley Head Lighthouse is located on a headland on the Atlantic Ocean. The sea views, the isolation, and the light punctuating the sky over the sea and land at night are major reasons to stay at Galley Head.”
Guests can enjoy a wide range of activities from dolphin and whale watching, surfing at Inchydoney Blue Flag Beach, or a historical walking tour of Clonakilty.
Galley Head Lightkeepers House sleeps four (there’s one double bedroom and one twin) from €568 for two nights. The official address is Dundeady, Castlefreke, Clonakilty and you can find out more or book your dates here.