Looking for a chic getaway for a chill weekend in Cork?
A 200-year old townhouse in Clonakilty has had a stunning makeover and the property has been earning solid five-star reviews on Airbnb.
The owners purchased No. 5 Ashe Street in 2015, spending a year, with heritage permission, working with an architect and a builder to restore it.
Now tastefully decorated in industrial style, complete with polished concrete floors, this little gem is the ideal base for exploring the cafes, bars and shops of Clonakilty or venturing further afield to West Cork’s beautiful beaches and secluded coves.
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and storing all the tasty artisan produce you can pick up at local markets and farm visits.
An old farmhouse table is the perfect spot for a morning coffee and the hosts have been known to leave local treats for guests too.
The house sleeps six people in three bedrooms, with views looking out over the bustling town square. Quality linens and towels are provided.
Recent visitor Ann Marie described her stay at No.5 Ashe Street as “the best Airbnb stay that we have had”.
She posted: “Magical place with so much special & thoughtful touches. Pristine clean, prompt communication, seamless access, there aren’t enough superlatives for this experience!”
Two bright bathrooms offer a luxe spot to wash off the sand before you hit the bars in the evening.
It’s worth noting that the property is laid out over four floors and the front door opens directly onto the street, making the house less suitable for families with very small children.
Still, guests have found there’s plenty of room, with one guest, Cathal, noting: “Even though it is a narrow terrace house, it offers considerable space over the three floors, we were four adults and an infant and could fit another two adults comfortably.”
Guests have access to all areas of the house too, including a small back courtyard to catch the morning sun.
Ready to hit Clon for a stylish break? The next available dates for booking are in October (€120 per night here), but if you move fast this would be the perfect autumn treat to look forward to.