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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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  • Kinvara Suites - Kinvara Suite 1

    Kinvara, Co. Galway

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W32259

    The Kinvara Suites are situated within a converted 18th-century stone hayloft. They are set back from the road in a secluded garden in the centre of the small town of Kinvara at the head of Galway Bay, and 2 minutes’ walk from the quayside. An external staircase leads to the two suites, each have a south facing balcony, offering views of the countryside and the nearby Burren National Park. Each suite retains the uninterrupted form of the original hayloft, with quirky windows located within the existing opening. On the second floor, the pitched roof has been raised to form a high vaulted ceiling, and a strip of window runs around all four sides allowing the sun to glance in at all times of the day.
    Kinvara Suites are in the heart of the village yet still secluded in a quiet, private garden. It is an ideal location for touring The Burren, Connemara and Galway as far as the Shannon River. There are country walks and sandy beaches nearby, and the area is renowned for seafood, especially oysters. East Galway boasts nine golf courses, and for surfers some of the best surfing in the world can be found at Fanore Beach. This is an ideal holiday spot for a couple and makes the perfect hideaway if you want to escape and chill for a week or two. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    External stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/bedroom area with double bed (super kingsize zip and link, can be twin on request)/kitchen area. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. No TV. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area, terrace and furniture. Balcony. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Kinvara Suites - Kinvara Suite 2

    Kinvara, Co. Galway

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W32260

    The Kinvara Suites are situated within a converted 18th-century stone hayloft. They are set back from the road in a secluded garden in the centre of the small town of Kinvara at the head of Galway Bay, and 2 minutes’ walk from the quayside. An external staircase leads to the two suites, each have a south facing balcony, offering views of the countryside and the nearby Burren National Park. Each suite retains the uninterrupted form of the original hayloft, with quirky windows located within the existing opening. On the second floor, the pitched roof has been raised to form a high vaulted ceiling, and a strip of window runs around all four sides allowing the sun to glance in at all times of the day.
    Kinvara Suites are in the heart of the village yet still secluded in a quiet, private garden. It is an ideal location for touring The Burren, Connemara and Galway as far as the Shannon River. There are country walks and sandy beaches nearby, and the area is renowned for seafood, especially oysters. East Galway boasts nine golf courses, and for surfers some of the best surfing in the world can be found at Fanore Beach. This is an ideal holiday spot for a couple and makes the perfect hideaway if you want to escape and chill for a week or two. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Steps to entrance. All on second floor: Living/dining room/bedroom area with double bed (super kingsize zip and link, can be twin on request)/kitchen area. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. No TV. Electric hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area, terrace and furniture. Balcony. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Rose Cottage

    Oughterard, Co. Galway

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W5096

    Traditional country cottage.

    Semi-detached character cottage for 2.

    Rose and March Cottages are semi-detached cottages situated adjacent to the owner’s residence and paddock, each with its own separate entrance and parking areas. They are full of character, treating the visitor to the country life delights of open fires and wooden beams. Set in a pleasant rural location, one mile down a lane from the main road and 3.5 miles from the lovely historic village of Oughterard by the shores of Lough Corrib, the second largest lake in Ireland. Oughterard hosts shops, pubs, restaurants and two churches, and makes the ideal location to experience an Irish village, and a base from which to explore the surrounding, breathtaking scenery. The area is a renowned fishing location, its rivers and lakes sporting trout and salmon, attracting fishermen from all over the world to try their fishing skills. Famous local tourist spots are Aughanure Castle, Glengowla Mines, or the summer boat trips to Inchagoill Island and Cong, and the Bridgits Gardens all just a few minutes’ drive. Oughterard is rightfully known as the gateway to Connemara, an area of the most outstanding and unforgettable beauty. Whether it’s the quiet coastal drives or mountain valley roads, visitors are truly impressed and delight in seeking out remote beaches or quiet walking lanes, and the Wild Atlantic Way is close by. Horse riding and golf is also available locally. For the sea hardy, a visit to one of the coastal islands is a must - next stop is Newfoundland! Other day trips undertaken by most visitors to the cottages are to the world famous Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare, and the delightful town of Westport and south Mayo. Also only 15 miles away is the old seafaring town of Galway, nestled at the head of Galway Bay. Known as the ’City of Tribes’, it is now a bustling place well worth a visit to sample its abundant shops, and cuisine to cater for all tastes.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electricity rads and electricity by meter reading. Patio with furniture.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Parking (1 car).

  • Crock of Gold Cottages - Croc An Oir

    Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W31891

    Set within the Croc An Oir Estate (translated as Crock of Gold) and tucked away down a leafy boreen, these beautifully restored, converted stone barns offer a truly relaxing holiday where hospitality and a traditional Irish experience is offered in abundance. They enjoy stunning views of the Slievenamon mountain and lovely countryside walks from the doorstep. Croc an Oir (ref W31891) is a romantic retreat for a couple, and traditional features include a cosy woodburner, a half door, arched windows and a delightful loft style bedroom. There is also a private courtyard and garden. The Old House (ref W31947) has oodles of character and is ideal for the larger family or groups, with 2 staircases leading to separate sleeping quarters, as well as a wheelchair friendly downstairs bedroom. There is a lovely feature stone fireplace in the living room with French door leading to outside seating areas. Guests are welcome to wander through the owners’ 100-acre estate. Guests can also make free use of the owners’ putting green, soccer pitch and river fishing, and next door is a delightful venue room (which is available for hire on request) where regular concerts, theatrical performances, music lessons and workshops in dance and creative writing are held and guests can sample the ’Magic under the Mountain’ weekends. Within a short drive are traditional music pubs and heritage sites such as the Rock of Cashel, Swiss Cottage and Cahir Castle. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen all with wooden floor. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with wooden floor.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters by meter reading. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Private courtyard and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    Electricity by meter reading. Gas, bed linen and towels included. CD. Gas cooker. Shared 100-acre grounds with putting green, soccer pitch and river fishing. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: River in owners’ grounds.

  • The Lodge

    Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: YZX

    This delightful detached holiday cottage is located just 5½ miles from the seaside town of Dungarvan, overlooking the countryside with horses peacefully grazing. Ideal for walking, the surrounding countryside includes stunning mountains and the lakes and waterfalls of both the Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains. Dungarvan has a pretty harbour and offers a good variety of shops, restaurants and pubs, whilst the rest of the area boasts numerous golden beaches including the magnificent Blue Flag beach at Clonea Strand, 9 miles. Ardmore, 20 miles. Waterford, 34 miles. Golf, fishing and riding locally, as well as pubs with traditional Irish music.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with breakfast bar and tiled floor. 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with laminate floor. Wet room with toilet. Maximum occupancy 3 guests.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Private garden and furniture. Lawned area and gazebo. Parking (2 cars). NB: 4 steps in garden.

  • Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford

    Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W5449

    Panoramic views.

    Ground and first floor apartment for 3.

    Located in a peaceful lane only 1½ miles from Tallow this delightful apartment makes a relaxing holiday retreat and is an ideal base for touring. The property is attached to the owner’s home and is well furnished and overlooks the garden and fields beyond. This is a scenic area with glorious countryside and the golden beach at Youghal is within 16 miles. There is much of historic interest in the area including Lismore Castle. This is a good base for excursions to Waterford, Cork, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Killarney Lakes. Many golf courses a short drive away, the nearest being Lismore, 7 miles away. Shop and pub 1¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 single bedroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cable TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Welcome pack.

  • Gortrusheen House

    Connemara, Co. Galway

    Grade
    3
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: YCCC

    Nestled between the hills and lakes of Connemara, this wonderful stone cottage is surrounded by natural gardens and wild, colourful flowers. There is endless walking and climbing with Connemara National Park on the doorstep. The holiday cottage is located along the Wild Atlantic Way and within easy driving distance of beautiful beaches at Letterfrack and Renvyle. You will find an 18-hole golf course on the coast at Ballyconneely. Kylemore Abbey and Gardens are a must, and are just across the road. The lake outside the door is suitable for fishing with boat hire available. Other scenic day trips include Lough Inagh, a drive along the Sky Road, the village of Cleggan with boat trips, and the vibrant city of Galway. Killary Fjord is just down the road along the Wild Atlantic Way. Riding within 5 miles. Shop 3 miles, pubs 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed and wooden floor. Dining room with patio doors/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating by flow meter reading. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. CD and small library. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi (initial 2.5GB included). Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. NB: A private track of approximately 1.3 miles leads to the property.

  • Mill Road Farm Cottages - Coninbeg Cottage

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W32004

    Situated just one mile from the picture postcard fishing village of Kilmore Quay, with its whitewashed thatched cottages, colourful marina and sandy beaches, these attractive stone cottages offer an excellent holiday base. Adjacent to the owners’ dairy farm and B&B, each cottage enjoys a rural outlook as well as distant sea views towards the Saltee Islands. Kilmore Quay offers superb seafood restaurants with the fresh daily catch, traditional pubs, a children’s playground, sandy coves, boat hire and trips across to the Satee Islands as well as the stunning Ballyteige Burrow Nature Reserve which originates from the last Ice Age and extends to 9kms of sand dunes and wildlife. A little further afield, vibrant Wexford town and Rosslare Harbour are within an easy 30-minute drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom with additionl single bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from well. Welcome pack.

  • Lansdowne Village

    Ballsbridge, Dublin

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: YBA

    This townhouse is one of a small row set within the landscaped grounds of one of Dublin’s prestigious developments, in a quiet and well-planned, private residential area. It is a great base for those visiting Dublin for events, beside the Royal Dublin Society, home of the Dublin International Horse Show each August, the Grand Canal Theatre, the O2 and now the famous AVIVA stadium where all the international matches are played and many concerts. It is only 2 minutes walk to the DART station which takes you to the city centre to Trinity College and beyond and also along the beautiful Dublin coastline, both north and south of the Liffey. The property is close to great bars and many good restaurants. Within walking distance of fine Georgian Dublin, this lively capital city is a thriving cultural centre, with many quality shops, cinemas, museums, art galleries and The Abbey, Gate and Gaitey theatres. South of Dublin there is easy access to beaches, Dun Laoire Harbour, Wicklow and the wonderful gardens at Mount Usher and Powerscourt House. Shops 10 minute walk.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity €12 per day. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Cable TV. Washer/dryer.Telephone-coin operated. Parking (1 car).

  • Valentine Cottages - Valentine Cottage 2

    Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W31922

    Oozing quality and character, these charming holiday cottages (refs W31921, W31922 and W31923) are set around a very pretty courtyard with central fountain. Valentine Cottage 1 (ref W31921), as its name suggests, offers a romantic hideaway for two - standing detached with stunning panoramic rural views. Spacious and well furnished inside, it has a bright sun/dining room leading to a vast lawned garden. Cottages 2 and 3 (refs W31922 and W31923) offer flexible accommodation and are also ideal for couples or can be combined (on request) to cater for a larger family or group. Each has its own enclosed private patio, large shared lawn and a delightful courtyard view to the front. All three cottages have the use of a superb games room and visitors are free to wander through the owners’ grounds which extend to 9 acres. Outside the grounds, there is an 8-mile trailed walk which takes in riverside (River Bride, 0.5 miles), woodland and hillside walking. If you can tear yourself away from this little oasis, the colourful, heritage town of Lismore (winner of many Tidy Town awards) with its magnificent castle, is just over 3 miles away and a little further the golden sands of Youghal (16 miles).

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. Wooden floors throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, both with sloping ceilings. Shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating and gas included. Travel cot and high chair (on request). Gas cooker. Enclosed patio and furniture. Shared lawned garden.

    Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared laundry room. 9-acre shared grounds. Barbecue (on request). Ample parking. Games room with pool table, dart board, TV and board games. Natural spring water supply from well. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in grounds.

  • Island View Cottage

    Bantry, Co. Cork

    Grade
    3
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: ZBC

    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. The spectacular Mizen, Sheep’s Head and Beara peninsulas can easily be explored from here. Golf ½ mile. Wonderful walking, fishing, sailing and riding locally. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden and tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom (5ft) with additional single, sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet. Most rooms with wooden floor. External utility room.

    Central heating from solid-fuel stove (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Private patio with furniture. Shared 4 acre garden. Barbecue. Ample parking.

  • Mountain View Lodge

    Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W32153


    This detached holiday property, close to the owners’ home, lies nestled amongst the 5-acre landscaped grounds of a 4-star caravan park, right in the heart of one of the most picturesque valleys in Ireland. This beautiful, secluded area is known as the Glen of Aherlow and lies between the dramatic Galtee Mountains, Ireland’s highest inland mountain range, and the wooded slopes of Slievenamuck on the edge of Golden Vale. Located within easy driving distance of 4 heritage towns of Tipperary, Cashel, Lismore and Cahir, the latter often referred to as the ’crossroads of the South of Ireland.’ Its location is a walkers’ paradise, with a 4-mile circular walk beginning at the park entrance and two national loop walk trail-heads in the Glen of Aherlow, as well as lake walks and unlimited trekking in the Galtee Mountains. Other attractions include Tipperary Excel Heritage Centre, Rock of Cashel, Brú Ború Heritage Centre, Cahir Castle, Swiss Cottage and spectacular Mitchelstown Caves. Shop 11/4 miles, pub 300 yards, restaurant 1/2 mile.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, lawned garden with sitting-out are and furniture. Shared 5-acre landscaped grounds. Ample parking. Shared games room with pool table and table tennis.

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