Sometimes there are tiny homes we discover that are truly something of fairy tales. The Crow’s Hermitage is a vacation destination tiny house cottage that is going to absolutely blow your mind. From the rustic stone construction to the gorgeous gardens surrounding this home, you will feel transported to a time of the past and right int your own romantic fairy tale.
The first thing I noticed when seeing this home was just how beautiful the stonework on the home is to view. Even from a distance, you’ll see that this was hand built and not a modern home, but a restoration of centuries past.
This home is surrounded by gardens and the simplicity of potted plants lining the stone path to the door. What seems so simple create so much natural beauty!
The outside may be lovely, but it’s really when you step through those front doors and take in the beauty inside that your mind is blown.
The stone work extends indoors to line the walls with the beauty of nature. Everywhere you turn you’ll find hand lain stone that was gathered from the region, potentially centuries before your visit.
While there is plenty of modern comfort in this space, I love these natural elements. They work so well along with the haphazardly placed photographs and prints along the wall to create a cozy and unique look.
The cottage is narrow, but not too narrow to have a comfortable reading chair in front of the fireplace. Such a great place to curl up with a new or classic book to allow yourself to drift away to another place or time in your imagination.
Take notice of the TV in the corner near the door. While rustic, this is not without modern touches. Feel free to enjoy a great movie instead of that book on lazy days.
As you look toward the front of the home from the kitchen space, you’ll notice many unique touches in this tiny home. Floor to ceiling curtains line the front windows and doors to cover for privacy when desired. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling for light with an old-fashioned look.
Along the walls are cut outs in the stone used for storage, and adding to the beauty of the space. So much to take in, it would take a week just to explore all of the nooks and crannies of this great space.
I promised modern amenities and this kitchen is one of the places I love to spend time. The wooden cabinetry matches the overall rustic feel, but there is a little refrigerator, cook top, and microwave tucked into this space for your comfort.
Convenience is here alongside all of the comforts of home. You can prepare a simple cup of tea with biscuits or a full meal for your family. There is no need to worry about takeout or finding a local restaurant when in this area. Just cook in the comfort of your cottage.
You can’t check out this location without looking at the upstairs loft bedroom. Yes, this space is small, but it is ideal for your stay.
Curtains line the back wall for more privacy and to hold in warmth in the winter. A small closet gives you room for storage, and a bedside table allows you to enjoy that favorite book before sleep while already comfortable in your bed.
The only disadvantage of this space is the bed is on the smaller side. To me, that makes it a bit more romantic. You have to snuggle up and get cozy with your partner in this comfy bed!
Behind the kitchen is a small but traditional bathroom with the comforts of home. A simple vanity, toilet, and shower don’t take up much space but provide all you need for your stay.
Throughout the Crow’s Hermitage, you’ll find unique additions that make you smile and wonder why they are there. Things like this unusual platter with a crow painted on it make you smile.
Perhaps my favorite place in the entire cottage is the space where the wooden fireplace is housed. The wall behind the fireplace has multiple carved out nooks in the rock ideal for storing books and trinkets. I admit, a built in library is a thing of my dreams!
When you step outside, you may also find yourself seeing a comfortable spot to relax for a picnic or to watch the sunset. I love this space and how it reminds me of the Victorian era that I adore reading about.
Surrounding the Crow’s Hermitage is a beautiful estate of stone cottages, homes, and a breathtaking garden area. Outdoors you will find spaces for entertaining, and in my mind, the perfect location for a tea party or outdoor wedding.
I have to confess, water features always get my praise, and this one is truly unique. Look at that detail! It’s stunning!
And while this image isn’t as clear as the other, you can see the water flowing through the mouth. Just a fun addition to the stone retaining wall. Ideal for decorating your garden and adding a statement piece that is sure to create conversation.
Look at the stone steps behind the cottage. Do you think those were used at some point to enter the upper floor? Maybe they led the way up and over the stone wall. We may never know but I love that they are still there and giving us a glimpse into a life before our time.
Of course, what would a stone cottage on an estate be without a chapel and cemetery nearby? It looks as if this location has a former church that is in disrepair but still standing and near the cemetery for a unique look at what was once the community or family around this home.
You’ll love your retreat here and fall in love with the countryside around the cottage. Below is a quote from the listing that helps you get a picture for where this is located and more about the origins.
A Romantic Retreat -Tastefully converted stone barn with views of 13th C. Abbey ruins & mature garden. Ideal location for touring east coast and Dublin (Airport 30min). Mezzanine bedroom overlooking the open plan living area & wood burning stove.
To learn more about booking your stay in this luxurious stone cottage, follow their Airbnb listing. The Crow’s Hermitage is a stunning destination that makes tiny home living a luxury.
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