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Ireland

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, 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...

  • Fossa, Co. Kerry
    Fossa, Co. Kerry×

    Ferry Lodge

    Fossa, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W5921
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Ferry Lodge is a cosy, inviting holiday cottage set in private grounds on the famous Ring of Kerry route, convenient for all outdoor activities.
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    Ideal touring location.

    Detached single storey cottage for 4.

    This detached holiday cottage, which is decorated, furnished and well-equipped to a very good standard, is situated on its own private grounds on the famous Ring of Kerry route 4 miles from Killarney. This cosy, inviting little gem is en route to the scenic Gap of Dunloe, the famous Kate Kearney’s cottage and the majestic McGillycuddy’s Reeks, which includes Ireland’s highest mountain...

  • Tramore, Co. Waterford
    Tramore, Co. Waterford×

    Honeywell

    Tramore, Co. Waterford

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    Ref: W5490
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    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.
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    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 partially enclosed 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...

  • Clogheen, Co. Tipperary
    Clogheen, Co. Tipperary×

    Garden Cottage

    Clogheen, Co. Tipperary

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    Ref: W32312
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    With beautiful views towards the mountains, Garden Cottage is an ideal base to explore the countryside of Ireland.
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    Situated in the attractive riverside village of Clogheen, Garden Cottage, as its name suggests, is a semi-detached cottage surrounded by a very large garden on three side and has lovely mountain views. As well as being within a 5-minute stroll to traditional pubs, restaurants and shops, the area offers some of the best river fishing in the country. There are fabulous scenic mountain walks and excellent golf and horse riding facilities. Just 3 miles away lies The Vee which is a...

  • Roundstone, Co. Galway
    Roundstone, Co. Galway×

    170 Roundstone, Connemara

    Roundstone, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W32243
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    With abundant scenic walks on the doorstep, this charming harbourside cottage makes a tranquil retreat to explore Connemara.
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    This pretty, terraced harbourside cottage lies in the picturesque village of Roundstone, and boasts a thoroughly relaxing and quiet seaside location just a minute’s walk from local bars and restaurants. The village of Roundstone (Cloch na Rón), which is on the Wild Atlantic Way, is a charming fishing village, nestled at the foot of Errisbeg Hill with the Atlantic Ocean lapping against its harbour and scenic coastline. For a relaxing holiday, a romantic getaway, or an...

  • Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford
    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford×

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Rose Cottage

    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32058
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    On the outskirts of Whitechurch village and a 600-yard stroll from the river Barrow, these beautifully converted former barns enjoy a peaceful, rural setting, yet they are only a few minutes’ drive from the quayside town of New Ross (7 miles), with plenty of interest including the Dunbrody Famine Ship, Ros Tapestry and a galley cruising restaurant! The owners are on site where they run an arable farm and have managed to retain the holiday cottages’ period charm with beamed ceilings throughout, original stone walls and cosy wood or electric burning stoves
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    On the outskirts of Whitechurch village and a 600-yard stroll from the river Barrow, these beautifully converted former barns enjoy a peaceful, rural setting, yet they are only a few minutes’ drive from the quayside town of New Ross (7 miles), with plenty of interest including the Dunbrody Famine Ship, Ros Tapestry and a galley cruising restaurant! The owners are on site where they run an arable farm and have managed to retain the holiday cottages’ period charm with...

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Mill Cottage
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    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Uncle Tom’s Barn
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    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Sarah’s Cottage
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  • Gurteen, Co. Sligo
    Gurteen, Co. Sligo×

    Clooneigh Cottage

    Gurteen, Co. Sligo

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    Ref: W32135
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This detached cottage is beautifully set overlooking the rolling hills of Co. Sligo.
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    This detached cottage is beautifully set overlooking the rolling hills of Co. Sligo. It has been totally renovated yet retains an old world feel with its wood burning stove in the kitchen and open fire in the lounge. On fine evenings you can sit out on the deck to enjoy the sunset over the west of Ireland. The village of Gurteen, when translated, means ’little garden’, and that is just what this area is. For walkers, the nearby Curlew mountains offer challenging walks. Lough...

  • Roundstone, Co. Galway
    Roundstone, Co. Galway×

    176 Roundstone, Connemara

    Roundstone, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W32244
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    This property is ideal for a seaside holiday in County Galway, close to the Connemara National Park.
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    This quaint, traditional holiday cottage stands detached, and is located on the beautiful island of Inishnee on the Wild Atlantic Way. The island is accessible via a bridge. There are many awe-inspiring views in the immediate area, from the coastline of the island, across the bay to Roundstone. The cottage boasts a thoroughly relaxing and quiet seaside location, and is less than a 10-minute drive from Roundstone village, 25 minutes’ drive from Clifden town, and a 60-minute drive...

  • Ballyfinnane, Killarney, Co. Kerry
    Ballyfinnane, Killarney, Co. Kerry×

    Old Creamery Cottage

    Ballyfinnane, Killarney, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W31876
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    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
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    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...

  • 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×

    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,...

  • Camus, Co. Galway
    Camus, Co. Galway×

    180 Camus, Connemara

    Camus, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W32246
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Situated along the Wild Atlantic Way, Camus is a charmingly traditional cottage in a most evocative setting in County Galway.
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    This pretty traditional cottage has been converted to the ideal holiday home, conveniently located on the Wild Atlantic Way. Set close to a swan colony, the property occupies a quiet and tranquil location, promising a calm and relaxing holiday to guests. The sun room is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cuppa, from which you can watch the sun rise over County Galway’s scenic countryside. The sea and the mountains are close by, meaning that water activities, fishing, swimming and...

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