September is a popular month for an autumn getaway.
If you’d rather avoid the rocketing expense of a hotel break this year however, we’ve found just the thing in the wild countryside of West Cork.
From a bargain €37 per night, you can take in the stunning views from the deck of this cute-as-a-button cabin, set in a rural area 6km from Skibbereen.
Inside it’s a simple but cosy set-up; there’s a double sofa bed, electricity, tea and coffee making facilities, heating and an outdoor eco ensuite with a composting loo and a hot shower.
Hand built by the owners, Trish and Pete, and artfully decorated in fun neons, every cabin stay includes breakfast, usually homemade granola, yoghurt, bread or scones and preserves – thoughtfully delivered every morning.
There’s loads to explore too; the cabin is just a short drive to the little fishing villages of Castletownshend and Union Hall, Reen Pier for whale watching trips and night kayaking, and the quiet beaches of Toe Head.
It’s the ideal cost-effective getaway to kick off the cosy season.