It’s arguably the best time of the year for an Irish beach break.
Even if the sun isn’t splitting the stones, it’s still warm enough for brisk, rejuvenating sea swims and barefoot walks along the beach.
If it’s a peaceful staycation with soothing ocean views you’re after, this East Cork hideaway is the perfect little find… you’d barely know it was there.
Located on a working farm just 25 minutes from the city, this is a spot that feels much more remote, with striking sea views out over the headland towards the Atlantic.
Inside you’ll find a chic living room with a wood-burning stove, a comfy bedroom, rain shower, Bluetooth speakers and a large fridge that you can fill with wine and artisan cheese.
Airbnb ‘Superhost’ Kenneth has been stacking up the five-star reviews on Airbnb (the property has had more than 250 so far).
Guests are free to enjoy the herb and vegetable garden, as well as fresh eggs from the chicken run.
There’s a walking path down to the beach, where you’ll find a secluded cove at the water’s edge so make sure to bring your togs; nothing washes away the cobwebs like a dip in the sea, however brief.
There’s loads to explore locally, from Ballymaloe House to the Jameson Distillery, but if it’s complete peace and quiet that recharges your batteries, this is where you’ll find it.
Book the Coastal Studio from around €160 per night on Airbnb here.