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Ireland is loved by travelers all over for many things: its rugged vistas, its charming towns, its wild Atlantic Coast, and the many, many, historic castles that dot the country. In fact, it's estimated that there are over 30,000 castles across Ireland.
These days, many of the country's castles and sprawling estates have been lovingly restored and transformed into luxurious five-star hotel stays, complete with all the amenities and room service one could wish for. But for those looking for a private manor to rent in its entirety for just themselves and their nearest and dearest, look no further than home-sharing website Airbnb. The platform shared their most wished-listed Irish abode with Departures and it looks like a real gem.
The most popular choice for mansion rentals is a sprawling coastal stay in Easky, a postcard-perfect village in County Sligo on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, famous for its surf breaks.
The 200-year-old boutique home is set on nine beautiful acres of land and sleeps up to 14 guests. There are five en-suite bedrooms all with king-size antique beds and open fireplaces. The rest of the house is decked out with a billiard room, a piano room, and best of all—your own private bar.
For those looking to venture beyond the estate grounds, there's stellar hiking trails and surf reefs right nearby. Beyond that, golfers can tee up at Enniscrone, while fishing enthusiasts can hop over to Easky River, a private salmon fishing river. Those looking for less action and more pampering shouldn't sleep on the area's traditional seaweed baths which uses heated water straight from the ocean. And those looking for less pampering and more pints can wander over to the local McGowan's Pub, which plays traditional Irish music on Thursday nights throughout the summer.
Atlantic View Boutique Country House is available to book on Airbnb.com from $88 per night.