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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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  • Garrison Waterside 8

    Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W31664

    Garrison Waterside Hoilday Centre is situated in the most peaceful and tranquil place in Ireland. It is set in the grounds of the 14th-century Black Castle, on the banks of the River Barrow, beside one of Europe’s oldest bridges ‘The Valerian Bridge’ and right in the heart of historic Leighlinbridge. This is a family-owned and operated holiday centre - perfect for families, fishing enthusiasts, golfers, garden lovers and anyone looking for a touring base for the sunny south east. The holiday homes are fitted out to a very good standard and are secure behind a perimeter wall. Visitors have use of the children’s playground, picnic area, barbecue patio and use of a day boat to explore the River Barrow and navigational canal. There is also a cosy bar and restaurant on site, and the properties are conveniently situated between Kilkenny and Carlow. Golfing and horse racing are all nearby.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating included (€40per week September-April). Electricity €15per week. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Garden with furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Fenced river in grounds.

  • Forest View Cottage

    Carrowreagh, nr. Ballinagare, Co. Roscommon

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W32105

    This comfortable, single-storey holiday cottage has been lovingly restored by the owners, who have maintained the thatch roof. The cottage is set off the main road, resulting in peace and quiet, yet is only 1½ miles from the village of Ballinagare and close to Castlerea, Carrick-on-Shannon and Knock airport. The property is also wonderfully situated for anybody wishing to tour the west of Ireland, and certainly for those interested in outdoor pursuits, as the rivers and lakes offer watersports, boat hire etc. Lough Key Forest Park offers walking and an activity park. Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, home of Celtic warrior Queen Medb, has an on-site cafe and Strokestown Park, which houses the Irish National Famine Museum, are both in the area. Golf is available at Castlerea, Roscommon and Carrick-on-Shannon. Beaches at Enniscrone or Rosses Point are 60 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room by meter reading. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. Ground floor facilities. NB: Stream in garden, 20 yards.

  • Lakeside Lodge

    Bantry, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: YUQ

    Set just 2 miles from the historic town of Bantry, this comfortable, single-storey, detached holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, enjoys the peaceful surroundings of the grounds and has views of Bantry Bay. An ideal rural base for touring beautiful west Cork and Kerry, it lies on the road to Glengariff, along the Wild Atlantic Way, and is just 9 miles from the famous Garnish Island and also within an hour’s drive of Killarney and Kenmare. The immediate locality provides visitors with an ample array of attractions and activities including Bantry House and Gardens. For golfing enthusiasts, there are two courses nearby. Excellent walks, pebble beaches, boat trips and equestrian centre are all easily accessible, as are many craft shops, a leisure centre, restaurants and pubs. Trout fishing available at Loch Bofinna and an indoor swimming pool are both 3 miles distant. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/oak fitted kitchen area. Utility room. 2 bedrooms, 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Small, secluded garden with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

  • Dingle Courtyard Cottages - Dingle Courtyard - Four

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32191

    In a delightful, quiet courtyard setting with distant views over Dingle Bay, these 5 holiday properties (references W32188, W32189, W32190, W32191 and W32192) lie just a short walk from the heart of the town. Perfect for any visitor, Dingle itself is a vibrant town boasting fine restaurants and traditional pubs, with many offering music. Irish design at its best is featured in the many fine craft shops and galleries. There are a number of sea safaris on offer in the area, taking visitors out to visit Dingle’s most famous inhabitant, Fungie the dolphin, and to the stunning Blasket Islands. The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles in to the Atlantic Ocean and offers some truly breathtaking views of the coastline, which consists of steep cliffs and sandy beaches. Beach 4 miles. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    1 step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 25" Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

  • Rockwell Cottage

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W32041

    Rockwell Cottage enjoys a wonderful location on the Wild Atlantic Way on the beautiful Beara Peninsula with spectacular sea and mountain views from its elevated site. Situated 12 miles away from the heritage town of Kenmare, near the borders of Cork and Kerry, this single-storey holiday cottage offers access to the glorious scenery of both these counties. Airy and spacious, the views are maximised from the floor to ceiling windows. Locally, enjoy fabulous walks, cycling, water sports, fishing, golf and horse riding. Visit the subtropical gardens at Dereen House or the beautiful lakes and waterfall at Gleninchaquin. Take some time to discover the magnificent scenery of the Healy Pass, the Iveragh Peninsula, Killarney National Park and the Dingle Peninsula. Shop 2 miles, pub 2½ miles and restaurant 8 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Gas, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair (on request). Digital TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Garden with furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. NB: Small water run-off drain and unprotected drops in garden.

  • Kilmore, Co. Wexford

    Kilmore, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W6707

    15 Miles from Rosslare Harbour.

    Semi-detached bungalow for 4.

    This delightful holiday home is in a lane one mile from the village of Bridgetown and six miles from the picturesque fishing harbour of Kilmore Quay where there is a wide choice of restaurants and bars.

    It is attached to the owner’s home and is well furnished and decorated. There is plenty to explore including wonderful golden sandy beaches, historic sites, such as Tintern Abbey and the Hook Lighthouse.

    Fishing, golf, horse riding and boat trips are available locally. A good base for touring both Wexford and Waterford. Shop and pub 1.25 miles, restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity (€30per week). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Spanish Cove Apartment

    Kilkee, Co. Clare

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W32172

    Kilkee is a fantastic family holiday destination. In addition to its fantastic beach, Kilkee is home to Waterworld, an indoor aqua park open during summer, and a ‘Pitch and Putt’ in the town centre, which has a great selection of restaurants and pubs.
    There are plenty of outdoor activities for all ages on offer in the immediate area, such as diving at the local Oceanlife Dive Centre, which holds courses for all levels of ability, surfing at Kilkee Surf School, a variety of watersports at Nevasail Watersports, which include sailing, powerboating and fishing, both shore and deep sea. Golfers can enjoy some breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean while playing at Kilkee Golf Club. The famous Doonbeg Golf Club is only 10 minutes away and Lahinch Golf Club is 30 minutes away.
    Kilkee is a long established seaside holiday resort. In the Victorian era, seaweed baths were very popular, these have since been replaced by the Thalasso Therapy Centre, which offers a variety of treatments ranging from the traditional to state of the art.
    This part of the Clare coastline is particularly dramatic and there are some really stunning walks along the cliffs. The area is popular with bird watchers, and nearby Loop Head is particularly scenic with the added advantage of being slightly off the main tourist trail. For a change from the sandy beach, why not head to the Pollock Holes, three naturally enclosed rock pools which are ideal for bathing.
    Spanish Cove self-catering accommodation in Kilkee is a really great base for exploring both Co. Clare and North Kerry, made accessible by the Tarbet Ferry. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 800 yards.

    14 steps to entrance: All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Ocean 440 yards away.

  • Clooneigh Cottage

    Gurteen, Co. Sligo

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W32135


    This 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 Garra and Lough Derg offer boating, fishing and other water activities. Golfers are also spoilt with several golf courses within easy reach. Gurteen is home to the Coleman Traditional Irish Music Centre. Exhibitions, concerts, workshops and summer schools are just some of its activities. Regular "ceili nights" and music sessions are held here and in the local pubs. Lough Key Forest Park is a fabulous day out with many beautiful walks and an activity park. Sligo and Carrick on Shannon are only 40 minutes away, with Strandhill, renowned for its excellent surfing, dunes and wide sandy beach is only 30 minutes. Further afield Westport, Galway and Connemara are all worth a day trip. Ireland West Airport in Knock is 40 minutes away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms (one accessed from one side only), both with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room and woodburner in dining room/kitchen (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Wi-fi (pay as you go). Gravelled garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

  • Spiddal, Co. Galway

    Spiddal, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W6008

    An ideal base for touring Connemara.

    Apartment for 4.

    Just seven miles from Galway City, this detached, white washed apartment is adjacent to the owner’s property, and located in the heart of Ireland’s Irish speaking region, ’An Gaeltacht’.

    Adequately furnished with a pine kitchenette and open plan living area and surrounded by mature gardens. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, it is an ideal base for touring Connemara with a wealth of activities and attractions nearby including Furbo Beach (one of many), and the Salthill and Spiddal Holiday Resort.

    Golfing, fishing and bog walks are also popular in the area. Pub and beach, 10 minutes walk.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Shower room wth toilet.

    Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Washing machine. Mature gardens with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Courtyard Cottages, Rosnastraw - 1 Courtyard Cottages

    Tinahely, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W31984

    These fantastic stone-built, terraced holiday cottages have been painstakingly restored to a very good standard. They are south facing on a quiet and tranquil road, adjacent to the owner’s home, only 5 minutes from the historic village of Tinahely. Each cottage has 2 bedrooms, a woodburner and central heating. They enjoy the most beautiful views of Croghan Mountain and the Logan Valley. Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny are all close enough to explore. Golf, horse riding and walking are all available locally and Coolattin Golf Club is only 10 minutes away. The 6th-century monastic site of Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most famous heritage sites, is close by. There are plenty of other attractions to visit including historic houses, gardens and heritage attractions such as Ballybeg House and Avondale House. Shops and restaurant 8 miles, pubs 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Kitchen with dining area and patio doors. First floor: 2 bedrooms, both with Velux: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and Velux. Wooden floors throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared courtyard. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from well. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks in garden.

  • Honeywell

    Tramore, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W5490

    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 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 more including Mount Juliet and Dungarvan are less than an hour’s drive away, and combined passes are available on application to some of these golf courses.

    The racecourse, with 6 meetings a year, lies to the side with the long golden stretches of Tramore strand within 1 mile and the bustling little town centre with its leisure park, craft shops, restaurants and lively pubs just ½ mile.

    Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, with its bustling quays, excellent shops, cinema and world famous crystal factory is 6 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Maximum occupancy is for 4 guests.

    Open fire in living room. Oil central heating and electricity (€30per week). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking.

  • Atlantic View House

    Killybegs, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W32033

    Situated in an elevated site, overlooking Killybegs’ harbour, this ground floor holiday apartment, close to the owner’s home, has patio doors leading from the living room to the paved garden area, ideal for relaxing and surveying both fishing and leisure craft as they manoeuvre in beautiful Killybegs’ harbour. This area offers some of Ireland’s most stunning scenery, with a visit to Sliabh Liag, the highest sea cliffs in Europe, at the top of most visitors must-sees. Killybegs is Ireland’s busiest fishing port, and also has the reputation for its abundance of gourmet restaurants both in the town and the locality, many offering fabulous seafood. Beach lovers and watersports enthusiasts will not be disappointed, with so many beautiful sandy beaches to choose from. For outdoor sports this is an area worth visiting, with sea angling, dive charters and sightseeing boat trips locally. Visit the Folk Village Museum at Glencolmcille and the traditional weavers and hand knitting centres for which this area is known. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchenette. 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine (in garage). Wi-fi. Large garden, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared unspoilt grounds, patio and sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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