We've heard of taking a step back to enjoy the little things in life but did you know there's a Vikings-themed Airbnb in Co. Wexford that allows you to not just take a step back but also a step back in time?
Located in Ferrycarrig, this enchanting accommodation option invites its guests to turn back the clock roughly one thousand years to live as the Vikings did just along the shore of the River Slaney.
If you've always dreamed of living like a Viking - and really who hasn't? - this is your chance as the Airbnb has been built with the same materials as actual the actual Viking dwellings of yester year, with stone walls and a beautiful reed thatched roof. Guests are also provided with authentic Vikings costumes to ensure a fully immersive experience.
The spacious Viking hut sleeps up to six guests across three double beds and also includes an open fire for you to cook up a feast fit for a king. A Vi-king that is (sorry).
Once you're all fed and watered you'll want to get some beauty sleep as a world of old time adventure awaits you in the Viking House's surroundings.
The Viking House is set in the stunning grounds of the Irish National Heritage Park, with guests gaining access to the full 35 acre park even after it closes to the public. This provides you with the unique opportunity to explore the park at your own pace and enjoy the same secluded privacy you might have been accustomed to in the Vikings era.
For those who need to be spoon fed a little, the Airbnb's host Derek also offers a 'day in the life of a Viking' experience, giving guests the chance to learn more about Vikings' buildings, traditions and customs - you even 'get to strike Viking coins'!
All of this takes place within the grounds of the Irish National Heritage Park in a replica of a crannóg, thus fulfilling any crannóg fantasies you may have harboured since completing the Junior Certificate History curriculum. 'Bring your laughing gear and a sense of adventure!' the Airbnb listing dutifully warns prospective guests.
In further school tour vibes, there is also a birds of prey-themed experience available with the Park's resident falconer Jim during which you will get the opportunity to interact with an array of birds including owls, hawks and falcons in their purpose-built falconry centre within a replica Norman castle.
The Airbnb comes with an impressive 4.96 star rating and glowing reviews from previous guests. "'Unique' is a much over used word on Airbnb. For once it's justified,' says Paul. 'Plenty of sheepskins and duvets so toasty and warm despite the time of year,' he continued.
Another previous guest named Marta commented: "Really great place for small gatherings and a wonderful way to see the heritage park at night-time with the torches for a fresh and thrilling experience!"
After the year we've just had, we could all use a thrilling experience. Don't just take Paul and Marta's word for it however - you can book your own Vikings extravaganza here for just €300.00 a night.