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The weather is shit. Accept it.

Buy a new cardigan and light the fire.

We’re already planning cosy nights in and country getaways that involve buckets of hot chocolate, cases of wine and piles of good books.

And we may have found the most idyllic place to stay in all of Cork.

Constructed in the 17th century, the gardener’s cottage is a Victorian hideaway in the seaside village of Myrtleville – and it’s available to rent on Airbnb from just €116 per night.

The storybook kitchen is the heart of the home, with a cosy antique wood burning stove (fuel is kindly provided) – perfect for tea drinking and long chats.

According to the owner of the cottage, ‘the low light of candles (many provided) is the best choice if you really want a trip back in time’.

We can’t think of a better excuse to switch off our phones and enjoy a digital retreat, but the property does have wifi in case you need a quiet space to get some work done.

There are two large double rooms upstairs and a small single room downstairs.

The cottage can sleep up to six guests, so it’s ideal for families with kids aged over two-years-old, small groups or couples.

It would also make the perfect solo retreat if a little ‘me time’ is what you’re craving.

Out in the polytunnel, hand-made hammocks provide an excellent spot for a quiet nap amongst the fruit and vegetables.

Just picture yourself dozing off in this…

Guests are encouraged to use the produce from the vegetable and herb garden for their own meals and you can even collect fresh eggs from the property’s hens in the morning.

Just a two-minute stroll from the beach, there’s also a pub and a restaurant within walking distance.

Ready to launch yourself full speed into winter? Check the Airbnb listing here.


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