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Holiday cottages in Ireland are the gateway to a fantastic experience filled with stunning scenery, wonderful heritage and a delightfully relaxing ambience that is unique to the ‘Emerald Isle’. There really is no place like it to enjoy a break. And if you’re contemplating a holiday you may like a few suggestions for some of the best things to see and do. So take a look at our guide below for some holiday inspiration!

Ireland’s landscape is justly celebrated for its wealth of treasures, both natural and man-made. Those seeking Ireland’s rural charms will be well-served with a visit to the Ring of Kerry. This circular 180km trail takes in some of Ireland’s most wondrous locations, including Ross Castle, Ladies View and the Killarney National Park, and is well-suited to those looking for a lovely leisurely drive. If you fancy an active exploration of the beautiful scenery then we’d recommend a hike along the Kerry Way. This walking trail is normally completed in nine days, but there are plenty of scenic stretches to stroll along. If you fancy something a little livelier than few visits to Ireland are complete without a visit to its many great cities, and Dublin is undoubtedly the biggest draw. Ireland’s capital offers wonderful shopping, fantastic heritage (the Guiness Storehouse!), beautiful architecture and an enticing, relaxed atmosphere. Those with Irish holiday cottages near Sligo, Cork, Galway and the other major cities will find an equally varied array of activities to enjoy. Then again, if you’d rather get away from it all and enjoy Ireland’s unspoilt beauty and unrivalled tranquillity then we can’t recommend the Aran Islands highly enough. Located a short distance from the shores of Galway, these three stunning islands offer a beautiful window to the past. Explore medieval ruins and gaze at beautiful rolling vistas while you enjoy the uniquely relaxed rural ambience. There are few better ways to create fantastic holiday memories!

Since the country is so renowned for the wild beauty of its landscape, it should come as no surprise to find that outdoor and active breaks are one of the main reasons people seek Irish cottages. There are few nicer places to enjoy a stroll than the countryside of Ireland, but you’ll also find it’s equally well-suited to those looking for a little rest and relaxation. Thanks to a diverse array of attractions city breaks are also incredibly popular. Visitors to Dublin and the other major cities will find fantastic cultural events, great food and drink, wonderful shopping opportunities and a chance to make some long lasting holiday memories.

If you’re ready to begin an exploration take a look at our holiday cottages in Ireland today.
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  • Durrus Holiday Homes

    Durrus, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
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    2
    Ref: W32066

    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 riding, sailing and kayaking are also available within a short distance. From Schull get a ferry to Cape Clear Island or a Fastnet Rock tour. Visit the glorious beach at Barley Cove close to Mizen Head. Bantry, 6 miles, has 18-hole golf, cinema, leisure centre, and Bantry House which is the venue for internationally renowned music festivals. There are many local artisan food and craft products. Shop and pub serving food 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Tiled floors throughout. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single (2ft 6in for child) with Velux, all with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request at cost. Digital TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Small garden with patio and furniture. On road parking.

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  • Old Creamery Cottage

    Ballyfinnane, Killarney, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W31876

    This pretty semi-detached holiday property enjoys a great location, being very close to Kerry airport, and situated mid-way between the towns of Killarney and Tralee, each of which offers a fantastic selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. The house also makes the perfect base for touring around this most beautiful part of Ireland. Discover the magnificent Dingle Peninsula, which offers fabulous scenery and is rich with archaeological sites, or take a boat trip on the stunning lakes in Killarney National Park, where deer roam and waterfalls cascade. After a day’s touring, enjoy a pint in the local pub which offers regular traditional music sessions. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shops and restaurant 3 miles, pub 300 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with wooden floor. Dining room/sun room with wooden floor. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity €40per week. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

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  • Lackaroe

    Portroe, Co. Tipperary

    Grade
    4
    4
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    1
    Ref: ZUF

    Set on the eastern shores of Lough Derg at Castlelough, this charming traditional cottage, with its own private garden, has been lovingly restored to retain its old-world character. Furnished in old pine, with quarry-tiled floors and two loft-style bedrooms much loved by children, and a first floor living/TV room, it makes a delightful holiday base for families, fishermen, or those who simply want to get away from it all! There are fascinating historical sites to visit, lovely forest walks and pony trekking on the Lough Derg Way, while the nearby villages and towns offer plenty of pubs and restaurants for evening entertainment. Pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Second living room. 2 loft-style single bedrooms with low ceiling (alternative sleeping for children).

    Solid fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. High chair. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Spiddal, Co. Galway

    Spiddal, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W6008

    An ideal base for touring Connemara.

    Apartment for 4.

    Just seven miles from Galway City, this detached, white washed apartment is adjacent to the owner’s property, and located in the heart of Ireland’s Irish speaking region, ’An Gaeltacht’.

    Adequately furnished with a pine kitchenette and open plan living area and surrounded by mature gardens. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, it is an ideal base for touring Connemara with a wealth of activities and attractions nearby including Furbo Beach (one of many), and the Salthill and Spiddal Holiday Resort.

    Golfing, fishing and bog walks are also popular in the area. Pub and beach, 10 minutes walk.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Shower room wth toilet.

    Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Washing machine. Mature gardens with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Honeywell

    Tramore, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    4
    3
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    2
    Ref: W5490

    One mile to golden beach.

    Detached bungalow for 4.

    This spacious bungalow, on a small residential estate, is furnished to a high standard with pretty bedrooms, polished timber flooring and patio doors leading from the dining area to a sunny, lawned garden. It is conveniently situated to avail of many excellent golf courses in the south east of Ireland. Tramore, Faithlegg, Waterford City and Waterford Castle golf courses are within a 6 mile radius. Many more including Mount Juliet and Dungarvan are less than an hour’s drive away, and combined passes are available on application to some of these golf courses.

    The racecourse, with 6 meetings a year, lies to the side with the long golden stretches of Tramore strand within 1 mile and the bustling little town centre with its leisure park, craft shops, restaurants and lively pubs just ½ mile.

    Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, with its bustling quays, excellent shops, cinema and world famous crystal factory is 6 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Maximum occupancy is for 4 guests.

    Open fire in living room. Oil central heating and electricity (€30per week). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Collarus House

    Lauragh, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    4
    3
    1
    Ref: YRF

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoing a peaceful location and some wonderful coastal scenery, this lovely detached house commands spectacular sea and mountain views from its elevated position. With quality furnishings, it provides a good base for touring and walking amid the unspoilt Beara Peninsula. Within easy reach is Kenmare, gateway to the Ring of Kerry and West Cork. The Dereen Tropical Gardens are a must for garden lovers, while anglers can pursue their hobby at Glanmore Lake, 3 miles. Golf, boat trips and riding at Kenmare. Lovely sandy beach in Allihies, 11 miles, on the Ring of Beara. Shops 3 miles. Pub and restaurant in Lauragh (4 miles), and in Ardgroom (under 3 miles).

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor and French door/dining room/kitchen area with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep, open-tread, spiral staircase to first floor: 1 single bedroom with sloping ceiling (for alternative sleeping).

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity €25 per week. Bed linen and towels included. Double oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Natural grounds of 4 acres. Ample parking. Natural spring water supply from well.

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  • Norah’s Cottage

    Knocknagree, near Killarney, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W32270

    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 the Blackwater and some incredible walks and hikes. Take a day trip to the beautiful lakes and National Park of Killarney, 18 miles away, explore the glorious Dingle Peninsula, 50 miles away or take a 40-mile trip to kiss the Blarney Stone. Shop and a pub with regular traditional music sessions 2 miles, restaurant 7 miles.

    1 step to entrance...
    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With open fire, DVD player, CD player and slate floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse-style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and wooden floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
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    Bedroom 2:
    With single bed, sloping ceiling and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed, sloping ceiling and wooden floor.

    Oil central heating (4 hours per day included, remainder by meter reading). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Small garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Four Winds

    Annascaul, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W31885


    With beautiful mountain views and overlooking the pretty little village of Annascaul, home to the South Pole explorer Tom Crean, this semi-detached holiday home makes the perfect rural base for discovering the breathtaking beauties of the Dingle Peninsula and the Wild Atlantic Way. Attached to the owner’s Bed & Breakfast (where Wi-Fi is available to guests), the property has its own entrance and seating area where guests can enjoy the beautiful tranquil gardens. Nearby is beautiful Inch Beach with its miles of glorious golden sands, perfect for a leisurely stroll. The more adventurous can try their hand at a little surfing or paragliding, or discover some of the magnificent walks of this area. Visit beautiful Annascaul lake or stroll down to one of the local pubs, some of which offer traditional music sessions. Visit the beautiful and colourful fishing village of Dingle, 10 miles, where you will find a great selection of restaurants, craft shops, cafés and pubs, along with boat trips to visit the Dingle Dolphin or to the Blasket Islands. Fishing and watersports available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floors/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional single and wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. Spiral open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, both with slightly sloping ceiling. Maximum occupancy is 4 people.

    NSH and electricity by €2 coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared gardens. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No children under 8 years due to spiral open-tread stairs.

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  • Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

    Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    3
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    1
    Ref: W5812

    Overlooking Courtmacsherry Bay.

    Terraced house for 4.

    A delightful, charmingly furnished house with a small enclosed gravel garden and patio, is in an idyllic underwood holiday setting, on the edge of this picturesque seaside village with glorious panoramic views of Courtmacsherry Bay, and is ideally located for exploring Cork and Kerry. Only 8 miles away is colourful Clonakilty, with its lively shops and restaurants. The gourmet town of Kinsale is also within easy driving distance. The area has numerous sandy beaches making this the perfect place to relax and unwind. It is an ideal walking area and the upper harbour is a bird-watcher’s paradise. Water sports, sea angling, golf, horse riding and tennis are all available locally. The location, which is close to the Wild Atlantic Way, makes an ideal base for exploring wild and wonderful West Cork. Shop 2¼ miles, pub ½ mile, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH and electricity included (€25 per week October-March). Open fire. Bed linen and towels included. Free to air TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Parking (2 cars). Small enclosed garden and patio.

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  • The Gables

    Archersgrove, Co. Kilkenny

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: ZTB

    Close to the River Nore amid peaceful countryside, this very attractive, detached, restored 18th-century house is set on a farm with deer and horses, and was the winner of an Agri-tourism Award. There is fishing at the farm (220 yards), lovely walks by the river and an excellent craft trail of 10 local workshops to explore, while children will love the young deer fawn in summer. Just ½ mile away the medieval town of Kilkenny offers a historic castle, design centre and good restaurants. Golf at Mount Juliet, home to the Irish Open, is just 15 minutes’ drive. Horse riding ½ mile. Horse racing in Gowran Park 5 miles. Excellent touring into Waterford and Tipperary. Shop 500 yards. Pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (fuel included). Partial NSH and electricity included (€40per week winter). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden. Barbecue. Carport (3 cars). Ground floor facilities.

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  • Knight’s Haven

    Knightstown, Valentia, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    5
    3
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    2
    Ref: W31931

    This three-bedroom holiday home offers a wonderful location on beautiful Valentia Island, part of The Wild Atlantic Way, which can be reached via ferry or land bridge. Part of a small holiday village, this semi-detached, self-catering holiday home in Valentia has direct access from the site to a well-equipped public playground with tennis court and playing field. It is just a short walk from the quaint village of Knightstown at the southern end of the island, which has a welcoming local pub and a selection of restaurants and cafes. There is a small sandy cove just 900 yards from the holiday home, with a fine selection of beaches within easy reach. Valentia offers wonderful walks, trails and hikes. There are opportunities for bird watching, fishing, kayaking, surfing, rock climbing, sea angling and more. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor and French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot (on request). High chair. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Ballybraid

    Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31769

    Situated on a hill overlooking fields of sheep and the beautiful valley of Glenmalure, this holiday cottage makes a complete ‘get-away-from-it-all’ holiday retreat. Accessed via a rough track, it is set on a working sheep farm, and is over 100 years old. It has been restored to a very good standard; a large open fire makes it cosy and welcoming. The Wicklow Way passes by the cottage and is ideal for hill walkers - ending up in the Glenmalure Lodge for great food and music. Horse riding in Annamoe. Avoca (home of Ballykissangel) is about 9 miles, Glenmalure Golf Club is about 4 miles, Greenane Maze is great fun for children and the historic Glendalough is about 6 miles. Dublin is under 1 hour’s drive. Shops, pubs and restaurant 0.6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms, two with wooden floor: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 bunk, 1 single.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (€35per week September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi available via digiweb satellite €15 per week. Enclosed gravelled garden, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Natural water supply from well. NB: Sloping banks in garden.

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