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County Cork

The perfect antidote to city life, County Cork has first class beaches, beautiful coastline and tranquil countryside. For our fine selection of accommodation see cottages in County Cork.

It’s a holiday destination that has something for everyone, from quiet county walking to adventure sports and cosy traditional pubs to plenty of family friendly activities. Situated in the south west corner of Ireland, County Cork is the largest county in Eire where visitors can enjoy a diverse landscape of sandy beaches and hidden coves, woods and valleys and rugged peninsulas.

Fashionable Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, with a city centre built on an island in the River Lee, accessible by a number of bridges and a short distance from the harbour. This vibrant city has a continental feel to it and a fine festival programme of jazz, folk, film and literature all year round. It’s also home to Cobh Heritage Centre and the Cork City Gaol museum, as well as the Cork Opera House and the Cork Arts Theatre for a truly cultural experience, along with the Crawford Art Gallery and the Glucksman Gallery for art lovers.

Blarney Castle is definitely worth a visit while you’re here. Built around 1446, the castle is home to the famous Blarney Stone where legend has it that after kissing the stone, you will be granted the ''gift of eloquence''. There are many opportunities for beautiful walks, such as the walk through Fitzgerald Park which takes you past Elizabeth Fort. Other sights include St Finbarre''s Cathedral which is a fine example of classical architecture, and Cobh the port from where the Titanic last stopped before its fateful disaster.

The scenic port town of Youghal to the east of Cork, is a focal point for water sports, family entertainment, golf and fishing. There are also riverboat trips and whale watching excursions. East Cork has several Blue Flag beaches and for a great family day out visit Fota Wildlife Park.

West Cork is a place of winding coastline, peaceful walks and great cycle trails; explore the rugged peninsulas of Beara, Sheep’s Head and Mizen Head. Discover the multitude of coves, inlets and beaches, learn to sail or surf. You’ll be surprised to find the quiet county lanes lined with fuchsia and montbretia and sub-tropical gardens; all a result of the temperate climate.

Our selection of holiday cottages in County Cork will provide a wonderful base from which to explore this lovely corner of Ireland.
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  • Coachford, near Cork, Co. Cork
    Coachford, near Cork, Co. Cork×

    The Coach House

    Coachford, near Cork, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W5861
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Relax in front of the cosy open fire after spending the day in the vibrant city of Cork. Outdoor activities available locally.
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    Peaceful location.

    Detached converted coach house for 2.

    This delightful, detached coach house has been skilfully renovated to create a charming and peaceful holiday retreat. It is well furnished and decorated, with the benefit of an open fire in the living room and a spiral staircase leading up to a galleried bedroom. Only 17 miles from the vibrant city of Cork, with its restaurants, hotels and indoor sports complexes, and within 9 miles of both Macroom and Blarney, this is...

  • Bantry, Co. Cork
    Bantry, Co. Cork×

    Island View Cottage

    Bantry, Co. Cork

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy romantic retreat for a couple or small family, with views over Bantry Bay and touring the Wild Atlantic Way.
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    In an elevated position which has views over beautiful Bantry Bay, this cosy and comfortable detached cottage is in the grounds of the owner’s home enjoying shared use of a 4-acre, well-tended garden. An ideal touring base along the Wild Atlantic Way, it is just 1½ miles from the town amenities of historic Bantry. Gougane Barra Forest Park, Glengarriff Nature Reserve and the sub-tropical Italian gardens on Garinish Island are within a half-hour drive....

  • Leap, near Rosscarbery, Co. Cork
    Leap, near Rosscarbery, Co. Cork×

    The White Cottage

    Leap, near Rosscarbery, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W32288
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A great base from which to enjoy outdoor activities, including water sports, fishing, whale watching and walking.
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    This light filled, detached cottage enjoys spacious living accommodation and a private decked sitting-out area. The property is situated within the grounds of the owner’s home and is set in a rural area surrounded by pleasant pastureland. It is 4½ miles from the pretty village of Leap in West Cork, and 6 miles from the village of Rosscarbery. Within easy reach, there are beautiful sandy beaches and additional delightful coastal villages, such as Glandore, Union...

  • Heir Island, near Skibbereen, Co. Cork
    Heir Island, near Skibbereen, Co. Cork×

    Heir Island Holiday Homes - The Old Barn

    Heir Island, near Skibbereen, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W31991
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a unique car free holiday here on Heir Island, accessed by a four minute crossing on the foot ferry.
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    These detached holiday properties are located on beautiful Heir Island, in Roaring Water Bay in West Cork, on part of the Wild Atlantic Way route, and are perfect for those seeking a unique holiday experience. The Old Barn (ref W31991) is a fantastic barn conversion sleeping a maximum of 4 people, and Timmy’s Cottage (ref W32124) was named after the owner’s grandfather and sleeps a maximum of 8 people. Your unique holiday experience begins with setting aside the car on...

  • Glengarriff, Co. Cork
    Glengarriff, Co. Cork×

    Lough Avaul Cottage

    Glengarriff, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W31748
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Open Fire
    In a wonderful setting overlooking Bantry Bay, this charming detached holiday cottage has pine floors and an open fire
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    In a wonderful setting overlooking Bantry Bay, along the Wild Atlantic Way, this charming detached holiday cottage has pine floors and an open fire. Set back from the road leading to the stunning Beara Peninsula, it is 3 miles from Glengarriff with its lovely wooded valley and harbour, good craft shops, restaurants and pubs. It offers excellent walking - Seal Harbour, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the nature reserve and Barley Lake are all close by. Lake fishing within 500 yards and good golf...

  • Durrus, Co. Cork
    Durrus, Co. Cork×

    Durrus Holiday Homes

    Durrus, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W32066
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    At the heart of the picturesque village of Durrus, this terraced holiday home is ideally situated close to the shops, pubs and restaurants in the vicinity
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    At the heart of the picturesque village of Durrus, this terraced holiday home is ideally situated close to the shop, pubs and restaurants in the vicinity. Your location at the head of Dunmanus Bay, on the Wild Atlantic Way, gives a choice of exploring the spectacular Sheep’s Head (awarded European Tourist Destination of Excellence title) or Mizen Peninsulas. The Sheep’s Head Way has many loop walks, there’s a cycle route and a private garden open to the public. Horse...

  • Knocknagree, near Killarney, Co. Cork
    Knocknagree, near Killarney, Co. Cork×

    Norah’s Cottage

    Knocknagree, near Killarney, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W32270
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This comfortable cottage lies in an ideal location, on the borders of the picturesque counties of Cork and Kerry.
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    Located on the border of the counties of Cork and Kerry, next door to the owners home, this cosy, traditional, detached cottage makes a wonderful base for discovering the picturesque scenery of both counties. The restored cottage retains many of its original features and offers beautiful mountain views from its pretty garden and patio. Located in the ‘Sliabh Luachra’ region, which is famed for traditional Irish music and songs, the area also offers wonderful fishing on...

  • Castlemartyr, near Midleton, Co. Cork
    Castlemartyr, near Midleton, Co. Cork ×

    Holiday Lodge A

    Castlemartyr, near Midleton, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W32319
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Castle ruins and a lake provide the backdrop for this holiday lodge, which also has its own decked area.
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    Situated within the original walled gardens of the Castlemartyr Estate manor house, these two lodges (ref W32319 and W32320) offer light-filled open-plan living areas with wooden floors, and both bedrooms have en-suite facilities. Each lodge has outside decking with furniture. Just 20 miles from Cork city, the little village of Castlemartyr is a historical village with a range of sites of interest, reflecting almost every era in the country’s history and pre-history. The lodges...

    Castlemartyr Holiday Lodges - Holiday Lodge B
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  • Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork
    Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork×

    Fishermans Cottage

    Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W31536
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    This charming 150 year old fishermans cottage overlooks Courtmachsherry Bay and is only a few hundred yards from a sandy beach.
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    Beautiful sea views

    Single-storey cottage for 4

    In a superb setting, overlooking Courtmacsherry Bay, and a few hundred yards from a sandy beach, this charming 150 year old fishermans cottage has undergone tasteful renovation. From the rear patio a flight of steps leads to a large lawned garden affording panoramic views. You are on the ’Seven Heads’ walking route, and just one mile from Courtmacsherry village. Sailing, canoeing, horse riding and angling locally....

  • Bantry, Co. Cork
    Bantry, Co. Cork×

    Lakeside Lodge

    Bantry, Co. Cork

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    Ref: YUQ
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Set just 2 miles from the historic town of Bantry, this comfortable, single-storey, detached holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, enjoys the peaceful surroundings of the grounds and has views of Bantry Bay
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    Set just 2 miles from the historic town of Bantry, this comfortable, single-storey, detached holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, enjoys the peaceful surroundings of the grounds and has views of Bantry Bay. An ideal rural base for touring beautiful west Cork and Kerry, it lies on the road to Glengariff, along the Wild Atlantic Way, and is just 9 miles from the famous Garnish Island and also within an hour’s drive of Killarney and Kenmare. The immediate locality...

  • Glengarriff, Co. Cork
    Glengarriff, Co. Cork×

    Sugarloaf View

    Glengarriff, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W32174
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Situated near Glengarriff, famous for its magnificent setting between its harbour and the Caha Mountains, perfect for couples.
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    In a beautiful position overlooking Glengarriff Harbour and Bantry Bay, this attractively furnished, detached holiday home is adjacent to the owner’s home just one mile from the village of Glengarriff on the Wild Atlantic Way. It offers walking trails at the perimeter of the 60-acre dry stock farm on which it is situated. Famed for a magnificent setting between its harbour and the Caha Mountains, Glengarriff has much to appeal to the holidaymaker. The superb Garnish Island Gardens,...

  • Castlemartyr, near Midleton, Co. Cork
    Castlemartyr, near Midleton, Co. Cork ×

    Castlemartyr Holiday Lodges - Holiday Lodge B

    Castlemartyr, near Midleton, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W32320
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Enjoying an uplifting setting within 220 acres of shared grounds, this lodge lies 20 miles from Cork city.
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    Situated within the original walled gardens of the Castlemartyr Estate manor house, these two lodges (ref W32319 and W32320) offer light-filled open-plan living areas with wooden floors, and both bedrooms have en-suite facilities. Each lodge has outside decking with furniture. Just 20 miles from Cork city, the little village of Castlemartyr is a historical village with a range of sites of interest, reflecting almost every era in the country’s history and pre-history. The lodges...

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