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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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  • Ballymac Village 3

    Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32051

    These detached holiday properties are 3 of just 8 in this development, each set in a third of an acre of mature landscaped gardens, with facilities on site including a football pitch, hard tennis court and children’s play area with swings and slide. In the village there is an excellent hotel, bar and restaurant, and a choice of golf courses in the area. All along the coast from Wicklow to Wexford are miles of sandy beaches, and this area enjoys the highest sunshine rate in Ireland. The beach in Kilmuckridge is known as the Golden Mile because of the soft golden sands and dunes and is situated just off the coast road between the seaside villages of Blackwater (4 miles) and Kilmuckridge (3 miles). These holiday homes are well-equipped and tastefully furnished and each has a patio and large lawn ideal for relaxing on or dining al fresco. The town of Wexford (16 miles), is famous for its annual opera festival and offers a variety of shops and restaurants. There are many historic places of interest to visit, including Dunbrody Abbey, a 12th century Cistercian monastery, and the Irish National Heritage Park. The John F Kennedy Arboretum in New Ross contains a vast collection of trees and shrubs. It covers 252 hectares, with panoramic views, picnic areas, maze, play area, lake, tea room/shop (seasonal), miniature railway (seasonal) and visitor centre. Golf, fishing, water sports and horse riding locally, and for walkers, the Wexford Coastal Path is great for exploring this scenic area. Both Gorey and Wexford have a regular train service to Dublin, Ireland’s capital, and makes a really memorable day trip. The driving times to Dublin (80 mins), Rosslare (40 mins), Wexford (30 mins) makes these properties an ideal touring base for the surrounding counties. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles. These detached holiday properties are 3 of just 8 in this development, each set in a third of an acre of mature landscaped gardens, with facilities on site including a football pitch, hard tennis court and children’s play area with swings and slide. In the village there is an excellent hotel, bar and restaurant, and a choice of golf courses in the area. All along the coast from Wicklow to Wexford are miles of sandy beaches, and this area enjoys the highest sunshine rate in Ireland. The beach in Kilmuckridge is known as the Golden Mile because of the soft golden sands and dunes and is situated just off the coast road between the seaside villages of Blackwater (4 miles) and Kilmuckridge (3 miles). These holiday homes are well-equipped and tastefully furnished and each has a patio and large lawn ideal for relaxing on or dining al fresco. The town of Wexford (16 miles), is famous for its annual opera festival and offers a variety of shops and restaurants. There are many historic places of interest to visit, including Dunbrody Abbey, a 12th century Cistercian monastery, and the Irish National Heritage Park. The John F Kennedy Arboretum in New Ross contains a vast collection of trees and shrubs. It covers 252 hectares, with panoramic views, picnic areas, maze, play area, lake, tea room/shop (seasonal), miniature railway (seasonal) and visitor centre. Golf, fishing, water sports and horse riding locally, and for walkers, the Wexford Coastal Path is great for exploring this scenic area. Both Gorey and Wexford have a regular train service to Dublin, Ireland’s capital, and makes a really memorable day trip. The driving times to Dublin (80 mins), Rosslare (40 mins), Wexford (30 mins) makes these properties an ideal touring base for the surrounding counties. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room by meter reading. Gas central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Gas hob. Microwave. Shared laundry room. Dishwasher. Large, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared playground. Barbecue. Ample parking.

  • 192 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: W32236

    This very attractive and extremely spacious dormer cottage is set in a seaside location and is just 2 miles from Ballyconneely and 8 miles away from Clifden. The downstairs living room has a large open stone fireplace and there is also a galleried living area on the first floor. The property boasts wonderful sea, mountain and countryside views, and is located on a quiet road. Ballyconneely offers shops, bars and restaurants, and also has a good golf course too. There are several local beaches, coastal walks and sandy coves to be explored. Other local attractions include Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: Galleried second living room. 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor central heating and electricity (€50per week, €10 per night). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small gravelled garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

  • Fourteens

    Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: W32238

    Located less than ½ mile from the long golden sandy beach at Ballinskelligs on the Wild Atlantic Way, this detached holiday property makes the perfect base from which to discover this magical part of Kerry. Take a boat trip to the mystical Skellig Islands, featured in the ’Star Wars’ movie, walk in the footsteps of tetrapods on Valentia Island, take a walk on the meandering Kerry Way, golf at Waterville’s world-renowned golf course, or marvel at the stunning lakes and National Park of Killarney or the incredible coastal scenery of the Dingle Peninsula. With the bedrooms on the ground floor, the first floor is given over to the light and airy kitchen, dining area and living room with feature fireplace and offering lovely sea views. Adjacent to the house is the Cill Rialaig art centre and café which draws artists from all over the world, attracted by the incredible local scenery. Beach ½ mile. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 kingsize (one with patio doors), both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Living/dining room with beams and wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 31" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No children under 3 years. NB: 2 steps to patio.

  • 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."

  • 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).

  • Shanagarry Holiday Village

    Shanagarry, Co. Cork

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W32064

    Set on the edge of the village of Shanagarry in East Cork, this attractive holiday home (semi-detached or terraced, allocated on arrival) is in a little village with a lot going for it. You are adjacent to the Ballymaloe Cookery School and Gardens, and down the road is the Shanagarry Design Centre (Kilkenny Shop) and Stephen Pearce Pottery. The renowned Ballymaloe Country House and Restaurant is 2 miles away. There are long sandy beaches in the vicinity and a cliff walk and sea angling at Ballycotton. Just 30 minutes from Cork city, the area has a myriad of options for the holidaymaker. Fota House and Gardens, Fota Wildlife Park, The Jameson Experience at Midleton, Cobh Heritage Centre and Titanic Experience are all worth a visit. There are numerous golf courses close by and this is an ideal base for touring in both Cork and Waterford. Shop and pub serving food ½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room French doors and laminate floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single (4ft).

    Electricity pebble-effect fire in living room by meter reading. Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request at cost. Digital TV. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

  • Bunhovil

    Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    7
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W32199

    With its backdrop of stunning scenery and fabulous beaches and its location on the Wild Atlantic Way, Bundoran is Donegal’s premier seaside resort. Bunhovil is an attractive, semi-detached holiday property conveniently located just a short walk from the seafront with its variety of restaurants, shops, bars and cafes. Bundoran has many attractions to suit all ages, including Waterworld, surfing, equestrian activities, Bundoran Golf Club, music sessions, and many festivals and concerts held throughout the year. Beach 500 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 450 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with patio doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Two double bedrooms, one with additional double, one with additional single. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Economy 7 central heating and electricity €7 per night. Bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. 32" digital TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with patio and sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

  • Ivy Bridge Lodge

    Mourne Abbey, nr. Mallow, Co. Cork

    Grade
    7
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: W31980

    This splendid, detached, thatched holiday cottage comes with a baby grand piano, antique furniture, roll-top and Jacuzzi baths, and an inglenook fireplace. It is adjacent to the owner’s equestrian centre where riding tuition is available by arrangement. Golf enthusiasts are catered for, with a choice of courses within a short distance. Mallow, 7 miles, is a busy market town while Blarney Castle and Gardens are just 8 miles. The vibrant and diverse city of Cork is 11 miles. Killarney, Limerick, Bunratty and the heritage town of Lismore are all possibilities for day trips. Shop and pub 3 miles, restaurant 7 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with beams and stone floor. Kitchen with beams and stone floor. 1 double (5ft four poster) bedroom with en-suite wet room with Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin with additional pull-out single and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer (in external utility room). Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Balcony. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Pond and unfenced stream in garden.

  • Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

    Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W31309

    Great holiday base for families.

    Single storey detached house for 7/8.

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, in the seaside village of Enniscrone, this holiday home is an ideal choice for families, golfers and anglers, as well as beach and water enthusiasts. There is something for everyone in this village, including the 3-mile long beach, a championship golf links, an indoor water park and pitch and putt as well as other activities which will keep most people happy. Further afield you can visit Ceide Fields, and fishermen can try their luck on the famous River Moy for that elusive salmon. The village has many pubs and restaurants, and Ballina, which is a short journey away, has shopping, restaurants and a cinema, as well as an annual festival. Shops and pubs ¼ mile, restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with additional single, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Cable TV. Video. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Sarsfield Cottage

    Inchiquinn, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    3
    3
    Ref: W31677

    Set on 1.5 acres on the shores of Lough Corrib, this secluded and modern detached holiday home is ideally located for a ‘get-away-from-it-all’ holiday. On an island accessed via a causeway, the house boasts its own private jetty; boat hire and ghillies are available locally. For those interested in moving off the island, Galway and Westport are worth the drive, while Connemara boasts spectacular scenery. Closer to home, the pretty village of Cong and Ashford Castle are within easy striking distance. Headford is a lively village and has many pubs with music and craic. Golfers and fishermen are also spoilt for choice in this area. Shops, pubs and restaurants 6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Conservatory with patio doors. 3 bedrooms with wooden floor: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with gravelled patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No children under 6 years. NB: Unfenced lake frontage 30 yards. Unprotected drops in garden.

  • Shannons Gate

    Killorglin, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W6669

    Peaceful location.

    Detached bungalow for 6/8

    This spacious, detached bungalow with wooden floors, open fire, raised stone fireplace and tasteful furnishings, is set on a country road, 2 miles from the bustling town of Killorglin on the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way. This holiday property, located in the extreme southwest of Ireland, has views of the Slieve Mish Mountains and is an ideal base for touring the rugged Dingle Peninsula, the glorious lakes and National Park in Killarney, and for discovering the numerous hidden gems this wonderful part of Kerry has to offer. Situated on a hill overlooking the River Laune, Killorglin is home to many lively pubs and fine restaurants. A short drive to several renowned golf courses and beaches. Enjoy touring, golfing, hiking, horse back riding, fishing, or simply relaxing by an open fire. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 double bedrooms (one 5ft), two (accessed from one side only) with additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room. Oil central heating, gas and electricity (€40per week September-April, €36per week May-August). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: There is a small water drain at the edge of the garden.

  • Cois Abhainn

    Skibbereen, Co. Cork

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W6908

    Within walking distance of Skibbereen.

    Detached cottage for 6/8.

    This delightful detached cottage is situated beside the scenic route, the Wild Atlantic Way, which runs through West Cork and has a lovely aspect onto the River Ilen. Expertly extended and enhanced, it retains the original beams and floorboards, has a traditional half-door and boasts two living rooms, one with a woodburner. It is ideally located within walking distance of the town of Skibbereen, which has weekly food markets and a good choice of shops, pubs and restaurants. Golf, fishing and a range of water sports are available within a short distance. The wonderful coastline, villages and islands will provide days of enjoyment. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Second living room with double sofa bed. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking. NB: Significant drops and river in grounds.

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