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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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  • Wolseley Holiday Lodges - Mount Wolseley 2

    Tullow, Co.Carlow

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W31598

    These modern holiday homes are set within the grounds of the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa and Country Resort - once owned by the Wolseley family, now redeveloped to offer spacious, comfortable accommodation. Surrounded by the stunning countryside and mountains of Wicklow and Carlow, guests have use of the on-site facilities which include swimming pool, tennis court, children’s playground, indoor toddler soft play area, family room, 18-hole golf course, gym and spa. There is also a ’kiddies club’ during the school holidays at extra cost. Locally, walking, cycling, angling and horse riding are all available as well as many other outdoor pursuits and attractions. Within 20km are historic houses and gardens, whilst a little further afield is the city of Dublin with its galleries, museums, theatres and numerous amenities. Beaches at Courtown and Brittas Bay, can be reached in under an hour’s drive. Shop 1km, pub and restaurant on-site.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity €10 per day May-August, €12.50 per day September-April. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio. Shared, landscaped grounds. Balcony. Shared swimming pool available all year with Jacuzzi and sauna. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Ceol Na Mara

    Creevy, nr. Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W32043

    Ceol Na Mara (the sound of the sea) is a detached holiday property which is centrally located to enjoy all that is best about this fantastic area. With its scenery of mountains, and its 3km beach edging the Atlantic Ocean, there are many opportunities to enjoy a multitude of activities. Rossnowlagh’s Strand, famous for surfing and all kinds of watersports, is just 1½ miles from the property. The historical town of Ballyshannon, 3 miles, is full of character and has a picturesque setting overlooking the waterfall and the Erne Estuary. It is also famous for its music festivals held throughout the summer months. Golf and horse riding are available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single, 1 twin. Wet room (no toilet). Separate toilet. Most rooms with laminate floor.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (€25per week September-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store.

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  • The Waterfront

    Dromod, Co. Leitrim

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32173

    Located 85 miles west of Dublin and 80 miles from Galway, this excellent holiday home is in a complex of similar properties, overlooking the marina and lake. It is a very short drive to the local village where you will find a convenience store and pubs serving good food. There is also a bistro right beside the entrance to the complex which is open all summer and at weekends out of season. Carrick-on-Shannon is a 15-minute drive away and has a selection of restaurants, pubs and good nightlife. Local activities include fishing, cycling and walking trails, golf and a trekking centre. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. 28" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court. No smoking. NB: One step to garden. Lake 50 yards."

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  • Drumboarty

    Letterbarra, nr. Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: W31977

    This traditional, detached, stone built holiday cottage has a very picturesque setting in mature gardens and is situated in the hills just 4¾ miles from vibrant Donegal Town. The cottage is a fantastic place to sample the wealth of amenities that Donegal has to offer. Situated on the famous Bluestack Way, a marked trail that takes walkers and hikers through the Bluestack Mountains from Donegal Town to Lough Eske and beyond, the scenery is superb. Donegal Town has shops, restaurants and lively pubs which provide traditional Irish music. Take a trip on the Donegal Bay waterbus, which cruises the bay as far as the native seal colony. Murvagh Blue Flag beach and Holmes sandy beach are great for watersports enthusiasts. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles, pub 600 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Satellite TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine (in outhouse). Dishwasher. Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Glor Na Farraige

    Knightstown, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W32137

    Located on a small holiday home complex, Glor Na Farraige is a semi-detached property, enjoying a wonderful location on the magical island of Valentia, part of the Wild Atlantic Way. It is located on the edge of the pretty little village of Knightstown, which offers a selection of restaurants, pubs and cafés. Valentia, which can be reached by land bridge or by a 5-minute ferry ride, offers incredible scenery, plus some great walk and hikes. Port Magee is just a short drive away and this is the starting point for boat trips to the incredible Skellig Islands. Visit the chocolate factory at St. Finian’s Bay, golf in Waterville, sea or lake fish, or just relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this beautiful island. Beach ¼ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor and patio doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet (also accessed from hallway). First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single (4ft). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating (€35 per week, €2.50 per hour by meter reading). Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request (€5 each per week). DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • 141 Clifden, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W32230

    Located in an elevated position on Sky Road, just 1 mile from the busy Connemara capital of Clifden, this spacious, detached, single-storey property provides wonderful panoramic views of the area and is close to the sea. It has a large enclosed garden, and the surrounding area has lots of scenic walks and drives to enjoy. Clifden is a busy town with a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. There is golf at Ballyconneely, beaches to be explored, fishing and pony trekking all nearby, as well as Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    10 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors/kitchen with tiled floors. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (October-May by meter reading). Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Large, enclosed garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Kate’s Cottage

    Adrigole, Glengariff, Co. Cork

    Grade
    7
    4
    3
    1
    Ref: W5039

    Breathtaking views.

    Detached property for 6/7.

    Set on the Cork and Kerry border on the Wild Atlantic Way, a mile from the spectacular Healy Pass, this detached, 2 star, traditional, old-style farmhouse lies tucked away along a narrow winding road in the rolling landscape of the Caha Mountains. Old fashioned in style, it is set amid peaceful and quiet surroundings with a lawned garden and mature trees, and offers sweeping views of the majestic mountains and beautiful Bantry Bay. This makes a good base to enjoy the attractions of the area. There is a water sports centre and pebble shore close by, and the area is ideal for walking and hiking. Glengarriff, 12 miles, has a 9-hole golf course, and from here you can visit the lovely Garnish Island Gardens or enjoy the nature reserve. The Ewe Sculpture Garden is also a special place to visit. From the holiday home on the Beara Peninsula, you can take a ferry from Castletownbere to Bere Island, a cable car to Dursey Island, ramble through the streets of Bantry and visit Bantry House, just over 20 miles away. Both the heritage towns of Kenmare, 20 miles, and Killarney, 40 miles, make great day trips. Shop 2½ miles, pub 1¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 4ft), 1 single (2ft 6in for child).

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV (for DVD playback only). DVD. Microwave. Garden. Parking (2 cars). NB: Property accessed via a 1 mile single track.

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  • Swallows

    Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31545

    With sandy coves and beaches all around, this beautifully converted Kerry detached farmhouse is in a wonderfully peaceful setting. A cathedral ceiling, wooden floors and attractive furnishings create a charming, old world atmosphere and a secluded country-style garden makes it ideal for children. Relax on the decking and enjoy views to the sea at Westcove. There are lovely walks from the door and Derrynane beach and harbour, 5 miles offer water sports and horse riding, while Derrynane House and Gardens are well worth a visit. Waterville boasts two golf courses and is a short drive away. The Ring of Kerry is within a mile. Shops 2½ miles, pubs and restaurants (seasonal) 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Sun room. Double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. 7 steps up to living room with wooden floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one (4ft) with additional bunk over (for child). Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburning stove. Gas, gas central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Landscaped garden with decking area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

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  • Dormer Bungalow

    Spanish Point, Co. Clare

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: W31315

    Beach front location.

    Detached dormer bungalow for 7.

    This house is on an elevated site, on the edge of the golf course, overlooking Spanish Point’s sandy beach. The first floor living room has magnificent views of the beach and ocean.

    The property is within walking distance of two 3* hotels serving good food. Miltown Malbay, noted for its traditional Irish music, song and dance, is 2 miles. There is plenty to do here including fishing, golfing and surfing.

    Spanish Point is an excellent base for touring the Burren National Park, Kilkee, Cliffs of Moher and Ailwee Caves. Shops 2 miles, pubs and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 2 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet (1 suitable for less mobile guests), 1 single. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil stove in dining room. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Cot. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • 171 Clifden, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    4
    Ref: W32235

    This wonderful detached, single storey cottage is located just outside the town of Clifden on the famous Sky Road, close to the location of Clifden Castle. It is on an elevated site, offering unrivalled views of Clifden Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding countryside. The cottage boasts an idyllic location and is close to all activities and attractions. White sandy beaches are just a short distance away and the property is surrounded by wonderful walking and cycling routes. Clifden is within walking distance and here you will find a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.
    There is golf at Ballyconneely, 7 miles, fishing and pony trekking, while close by you can visit Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. Beach 200 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 3 double bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms with toilet, one with additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Tra Gheal

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford.

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: YBBR

    Standing detached on 2 acres, this magnificent house is in a peaceful country lane, close to an ancient ruined church and castle. The golden sands of Ballyhealy Beach are approximately 1 mile away where horse riding is available, and the pubs and shop in Kilmore are 2 miles. The picturesque seaside village of Kilmore Quay (5 miles) boasts a harbour, beach, sand dunes, restaurants and pubs. This sunny area offers numerous attractions including the Wexford Heritage Park, Wexford Wild Fowl Reserve, Irish Agricultural Museum, the coastal path and boat trips to the Saltee Islands. The historic town of Wexford is 14 miles, with shops, restaurants, and the International Opera Festival in October. For a memorable day trip, take the train to Dublin and visit the capital’s historical monuments, museums and shops. Golf, fishing and riding are available locally. Shops 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single with wooden floor and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with sitting out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Uncle Michael’s Cottage

    Blacklion, Co. Cavan

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32268

    Located on the borders of Cavan, Leitrim and Fermanagh, this beautifully restored, detached stone cottage is decorated and fitted out to a very good standard. Approximately 20 miles from Sligo and 15 miles from Enniskillen, it is ideally situated to explore this picturesque area. Located on a working farm, close to the owner’s home, it enjoys wonderful panoramic views of lakeland and countryside. There are a wide variety of activities available in the area, including walking and cycling trails, golf, angling and wetland exploration. Visit Florence Court House and gardens, Glencar Waterfall, Marble Arch Caves and the Global Geopark. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
    Living area: With wood burner, Saorview TV and French doors to garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: Farmhouse-style with electric oven, gas hob, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and wooden floor.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, single bed and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and wooden floor.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and logs for wood burner included. Large natural grounds with sitting-out area. Garage parking for 2 cars. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). No smoking.

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