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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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  • McCready’s Cottage

    Lettermacaward, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W31500

    Just off the N56, on the edge of the picturesque village of Lettermacaward, you will find this charming traditional holiday cottage. Surrounded by lakes and hills this peaceful setting is the ideal haven to enjoy the tranquillity of this scenic area. This is a great area for walking, as there are many waymarked trails through the mountains and hills. With its nearby lakes and the majestic Gweebara River there are lots of opportunities for the avid fisherman. The long golden strand of Dooey Beach is a definite must for beach lovers and is popular with surfers. For an enjoyable day out visit Glenveagh National Park and Dunlewy Lakeside Centre. Nearest shops, pubs and restaurants are in Lettermacaward, 2km.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. 1 double bedroom with additional double bed. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (fuel included). Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Electricity by €2 coin meter. Travel cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Lawned garden with sitting out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB. Fenced stream at bottom of drive.

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  • Courtyard Cottages, Rosnastraw - 3 Courtyard Cottages

    Tinahely, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W31986

    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. Dining room/kitchen with 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.

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  • Corner Cottage

    Hook Head, nr. Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32127

    Located at Hook Head, close to the very tip of The Hook Peninsula, this former school, built in 1880, offers a superb family holiday location, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. One particular feature of this detached cottage, is its exquisite flower-filled cottage gardens surrounding it, and boasting three separate lawns and patio, all with plenty of seating to relax and enjoy the sea air. There are spectacular cliff walks from Slade village harbour, ¼ mile, leading all the way in a loop to Hook Lighthouse and back to the cottage. At certain times of the year, whales can be spotted for a once in a lifetime experience, and nearby Loftus Hall, ¾ mile, reputed to be the most haunted mansion in Ireland, offers a coffee shop, guided walks throughout the year and in summer, themed nights such as tapas/wine. Beach 550 yards. Shop 1¾ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with beam. Dining room/conservatory with patio doors/step down to kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. 2 shower rooms with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed, lawned gardens to front and rear with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 2 steps to garden.

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  • Chloe’s Country Cottages - Uncle Tom’s Barn

    Poulmaloe, nr. Whitechurch, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W32057

    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. Each has its own private patio garden as well as a large lawned area for guest use, as well as one being wheelchair friendly (Mill Cottage, ref W32056). Just 2 miles down the road is the Kennedy Homestead and Aboretum (over 4500 plant varieties) which are well worth a visit. There are plenty of quaint fishing villages and coves to explore, including the vast sandy beach at seaside Duncannon (9 miles) and numerous activities, including coarse fishing at Oaklands Lake, 3-par golf course, horse riding and sailing, all within a 10-mile radius. Shop and restaurant 3½ miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most rooms with beams.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Enclosed courtyard and furniture.

    Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Shared play area. Ample parking. Natural water supply from well. No smoking.

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  • Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W6563

    Sea views.

    Single storey detached cottage for 4.

    This two bedroom cottage is perfectly located between two sandy beaches which are within walking distance and overlooks Galway Bay with sea views from the garden.

    With handmade furniture in the kitchen and bedroom it has been attractively renovated and furnished and is situated adjacent to the owner’s home. Carraroe is 25 miles from the lively city of Galway, famous for its shops, pubs, restaurants, theatre and festivals.

    Closer to home and within walking distance there is the Coral Beach where the clear Atlantic water is an irresistible invitation to the swimmer and scuba diver. Access to the Aran Islands, by air or sea, is a short drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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

    Oil central heating and electricity by €1 and €2 coin meters. Bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Washing machine. Outdoor furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Cappacurry Lodge

    Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W31685

    Cappacurry Lodge is a totally restored and refurbished farmhouse only 2 miles from Ballinrobe with views of Croagh Patrick and is only 500 yards from Ballinrobe Golf Course. The holiday property has been restored to a very good standard yet maintains the cottage feel. Ballinrobe makes an ideal holiday base with mountains to be walked, Lough Mask to be fished (ghillies and boats available locally), several golf courses in the area and Connemara, Westport, Galway, Ashford Castle and Cong all within easy access for day trips. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with high beamed ceiling and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 double bedrooms with wooden floors, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating. All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Enclosed gravelled garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

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  • Lough Avaul Cottage

    Glengarriff, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W31748

    In a wonderful setting overlooking Bantry Bay, along the Wild Atlantic Way, this charming detached holiday cottage has pine floors and an open fire. Set back from the road leading to the stunning Beara Peninsula, it is 3 miles from Glengarriff with its lovely wooded valley and harbour, good craft shops, restaurants and pubs. It offers excellent walking - Seal Harbour, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the nature reserve and Barley Lake are all close by. Lake fishing within 500 yards and good golf courses locally. A highlight of Glengarriff is the glorious Garnish Island Gardens. Take a trip over the Healy Pass or across the Caha Mountains to Kenmare. Bantry (13 miles) has cinema, leisure centre and Bantry House and Gardens. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms both with wooden floors: 1 double (access from one side only) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room. Oil central heating and electricity €35 per week. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Oil Stanley range. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Large lawned and gravelled garden with furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole.

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  • Drishane Cottage

    Skibbereen, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: ZCC

    Standing alone on a secluded headland, with views and direct access to a sandy beach below, this cosy old holiday cottage has been sympathetically renovated to a very good standard, retaining all of its considerable charm and character. It lies within the Loch Hyne Special Area of Conservation, and has its own natural garden, with lovely coastal walks from the doorstep. Lough Hyne, 4 miles, is an inland sea lake with marine nature reserve and forest walks. There are delightful coastal villages along this section of the Wild Atlantic Way, such as Baltimore, Castletownshend, Union Hall and Glandore, where you will have numerous opportunities to take part in watersports. From Baltimore, you can get ferries to Sherkin and Cape Clear Islands, or take a trip to Fastnet Rock. Skibbereen is just under 4 miles away and has a very good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops, along with an 18-hole golf course, heritage centre and farmers’ country markets on Friday and Saturday. Shop and restaurant 3¾ miles, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with rugs on quarry-tiled floor/kitchen. Separate toilet. Narrow staircase to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with rugs on wooden floor and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living/dining room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. No TV (no reception). CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Natural garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

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  • Dingle Courtyard Cottages - Dingle Courtyard - Five

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32192

    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).

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  • Apartment 2

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W31216

    Adjacent to beach in seaside village

    First floor apartment for 4

    This delightful first floor apartment has a stunning sea front location and boasts magnificent views of Duncannon Bay and beach, enabling you to relax on the sofa and watch ships sail by. There is a picturesque harbour and historic fort to explore nearby, and golf, fishing, riding and various watersports are all available locally. This area boasts many interesting attractions including the Hook Lighthouse, Tintern Abbey, the Dunbrody Famine Ship and both the J.F.K Arboretum and Kilmakee Gardens. A visit to Waterford Crystal via the Ballyhack Ferry is highly recommended. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchenette. 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Parking (for 1 car).

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  • Old Creamery Cottage

    Ballyfinnane, Killarney, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W31876

    This pretty semi-detached holiday property enjoys a great location, being very close to Kerry airport, and situated mid-way between the towns of Killarney and Tralee, each of which offers a fantastic selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. The house also makes the perfect base for touring around this most beautiful part of Ireland. Discover the magnificent Dingle Peninsula, which offers fabulous scenery and is rich with archaeological sites, or take a boat trip on the stunning lakes in Killarney National Park, where deer roam and waterfalls cascade. After a day’s touring, enjoy a pint in the local pub which offers regular traditional music sessions. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shops and restaurant 3 miles, pub 300 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with wooden floor. Dining room/sun room with wooden floor. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity €40per week. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

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  • Courtyard Cottages, Rosnastraw - 2 Courtyard Cottages

    Tinahely, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W31985

    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. Dining room/kitchen with 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.

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