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

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Sarah’s Cottage

    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32059
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - 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 - Rose Cottage
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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...

  • Kilkee, Co. Clare
    Kilkee, Co. Clare×

    Studio Apartment One

    Kilkee, Co. Clare

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    Ref: W5903
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    One of four studio apartments adjacent to the owners pub/restaurant
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    Jacuzzi bath.

    Ground floor studio apartment for 2.

    One of four studio apartments adjacent to the owners pub/restaurant. Comprising of a bathroom with relaxing Jacuzzi bath and a second room sectioned into a sleeping area, living area with multi fuel stove and kitchenette area. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, this apartment is compact and cosy, and is ideal as a touring base with the attractions of Kilkee seaside resort 2½ miles. Take a trip to see the...

  • Ballsbridge, Dublin
    Ballsbridge, Dublin×

    Lansdowne Village

    Ballsbridge, Dublin

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    Ref: YBA
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile
    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
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    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...

  • Mountbellew, Co. Galway
    Mountbellew, Co. Galway×

    Mountbellew, Co. Galway

    Mountbellew, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W31651
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Self-contained and with a cosy feel, this single-storey holiday annexe has its own entrance and side garden for the holidaymaker
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    Self-contained and with a cosy feel, this single-storey holiday annexe has its own entrance and side garden for the holidaymaker. Centrally located and set along a main road, it is ideally placed for any type of holiday, particularly as a touring base and within walking distance of the village. Mountbellow has a weekly market presided over by the memorial statue of Bobbyjo, winner of the Grand National. The festival city of Galway, ‘Gateway to Connemara’, is about 1 hour....

  • Clonbullogue, near Edenderry, Co. Offaly
    Clonbullogue, near Edenderry, Co. Offaly×

    The Hideaway

    Clonbullogue, near Edenderry, Co. Offaly

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    Ref: W6637
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cosy, detached, ground floor holiday apartment is ideally located in a country area adjacent to a working arable farm
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    Good touring base

    Single storey apartment for 3.

    This cosy, detached, ground floor holiday apartment is ideally located in a country area adjacent to a working arable farm. The property has an attractive cut stone exterior and an open-plan living/dining room/kitchen. It is located in the midlands approximately 40 miles from Dublin and 80 miles from Galway. The nearby Bog of Allen offers bog walks. The Curragh Racecourse, 12 miles, the Japanese Gardens, National Stud and...

  • Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford
    Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford×

    River Cottage

    Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford

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    Ref: W31435
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In a romantic riverside setting, this detached single storey holiday property in a peaceful retreat nestles beside a river in the heart of the beautiful Nire Valley with a backdrop of woods and the Comeragh Mountains
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    In a romantic riverside setting, this detached single storey holiday property in a peaceful retreat nestles beside a river in the heart of the beautiful Nire Valley with a backdrop of woods and the Comeragh Mountains. It is 2½ miles from Ballymacarbry and just 17 miles from the seaside town of Dungarvan. The garden has a delightful riverside patio and steep stone steps down to the river bank. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walkers and nature lovers and golf, fishing and...

  • Lauragh, Co. Kerry
    Lauragh, Co. Kerry×

    St Anthony’s Cottage

    Lauragh, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W31369
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this scenic beautiful area on the Beara Peninsula in this well kept, semi-detached, coastal holiday cottage, offering compact and comfortable accommodation
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    Picturesque countryside

    Semi-detached cottage for 3

    Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this scenic beautiful area on the Beara Peninsula in this well kept, semi-detached, coastal holiday cottage, offering compact and comfortable accommodation. The cottage adjoins the owner’s home but is completely separate and boasts its own small pretty garden blooming with flowers. Enjoying a great location with picturesque countryside, beautiful Glanmore Lake, 1½ miles, and...

  • Adamstown, Co. Wexford.
    Adamstown, Co. Wexford.×
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    Ref: W31914
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This property is within easy reach of the many attractions Wexford has to offer, including stunning beaches.
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    Ballagh Court Cottages (refs W31912, W31913, W31914 and W32282) are tucked away in an idyllic rural spot, yet within easy reach of stunning beaches, picturesque fishing villages and the numerous tourist attractions that sunny Wexford has to offer. Approached via a tree-lined driveway, these attractive holiday properties are set around a central courtyard and guests are warmly welcomed by the owners who live on site, together with their array of animals, including chickens, ducks...

    Ballagh Court Cottages - The Farmhouse
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    Ballagh Court Cottages - The Lodge
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    Ballagh Court Cottages - The Granary
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  • Bantry, Co. Cork
    Bantry, Co. Cork×

    Island View Cottage

    Bantry, Co. Cork

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    Ref: ZBC
    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....

  • Connemara, Co. Galway
    Connemara, Co. Galway×

    Gortrusheen House

    Connemara, Co. Galway

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    Ref: YCCC
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Nestled between the hills and lakes of Connemara, this wonderful stone cottage is surrounded by natural gardens and wild, colourful flowers
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    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...

  • Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford
    Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford×

    Valentine Cottages - Valentine Cottage 2

    Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford

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    Ref: W31922
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Oozing quality and character, these charming holiday cottages (refs W31921, W31922 and W31923) are set around a very pretty courtyard with central fountain
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    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...

    Valentine Cottages - Valentine Cottage 1
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    Valentine Cottages - Valentine Cottage 3
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