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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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  • Harbour Cottages - Harbour Cottage 3

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: ZW4

    Nestled at the foot of the mountains, overlooking Dingle’s picturesque natural harbour and bustling marina, these holiday cottages are set on an elevated 4-acre site, just 5 minutes’ walk from the town. Dingle, with its winding, hilly streets and brightly painted houses, offers traditional music pubs and superb seafood. It also has sailing, boating and scuba diving, as well as the famous Dingle dolphin. Ideal base for touring Ireland’s most westerly peninsula, with its soaring mountains, towering cliffs, miles of sandy beaches, rugged offshore islands and a wealth of archaeological remains. Around the coast there are good windsurfing and walking opportunities. Horse riding nearby. Bed and breakfast is available on request with the owners in adjacent Harbour Lodge.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with adjoining door to bathroom, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Lawned area and picnic bench. Parking.

  • Cuilane

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31474

    This delightful property is bright and spacious, very tastefully furnished and very thoughtfully equipped. In a small development of 5 houses, in the rural village of Carraroe. The Carraroe Peninsula is surrounded by beaches with the coral beach, being the main attraction. It is ideally placed for touring Connemara and the bustling city of Galway is just 25 miles away. Access to the Aran Islands by air or sea is a short drive away. The area is beautiful, great for walkers, offering plenty of fresh air, sandy beaches, shore line fishing, swimming or cycling along the endless winding boreens. Alternatively, relax in the sun room and enjoy the sea views. Shop and restaurant ¾ mile, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living/dining room. Electric central heating and electricity by €2 coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture.

  • Recess Cottage 163, Connemara

    Recess, nr. Clifden

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32222

    This traditional, stone built lodge is situated on an elevated site, at the foot of the Twelve Bens Mountains in Glencoaghan Valley. Connemara is wonderfully located for a ‘get away from it all’ holiday. Sit in the garden and admire the fabulous scenery and colours. The valley is an outstanding area of natural beauty and is an ideal base for walking and for touring the Connemara region. The cottage boasts wonderful mountain and countryside views with nearby access to the mountain walks. A popular property for couples, families and groups of friends looking for a peaceful retreat. Local activities include walking, hill climbing, lake and river angling. There are many unspoilt beaches in the area.
    The village of Recess is located 13 miles from Clifden. Here you will find a grocery store, the famous Joyces Craft Shop, a bar and a church. Within the village car park you will find ‘The Connemara Giant’, a 20th century stone giant. Local folk lore tells us that if you touch the hand of the giant, you will be blessed with the knowledge of his ancient tribe. Recess village is set amongst Glendalough Lake and Derryclare Lake. The lake and mountain scenery is a sight to behold. The nearby glaciated Inagh Valley is north of recess and stretches towards Kylemore along Lough Inagh. The valley itself separates the Twelve Bens from the Maumturk Mountains, and the valley’s lake, woodlands and hills are enjoyed by many walkers, fishermen and artists. Lough Inagh is a well-known game fishing lake and visitors are more than welcome to fish there. Boats can be hired locally.
    The market town of Clifden is a short drive and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has many fabulous restaurants, many serving the local fish and most of the pubs have music sessions during the year. There are also art galleries and many lovely craft shops. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and pony/horses can be hired at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic short drive from the house and 50 miles from the city of Galway. Beach 10 miles. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Wood burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Dingle Courtyard Cottages - Dingle Courtyard - Two

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32189

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Wooden floors throughout. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Fridge/freezer. Shared courtyard.

    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).

  • Maybury Cottage

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    4
    Ref: W32239


    Maybury Cottage is a 6th generation family home on a farm (dry cattle), just over half a mile from the beautiful heritage town of Kenmare. It has an unrivalled view of Kenmare Bay and the Caha Mountains with the Roughty River Valley to the south east of the property. The property stretches to the banks of the Finnihy River, and there is direct access to Tubbrid Cove on the shores of Kenmare Bay on the owners’ adjoining lands. This property is within walking distance of Kenmare town, a brisk ten minute walk along the Tubbrid by road with only local traffic.

    This house was totally restored some years ago, and has retained some of the old features, combined with up-to-date insulation, power showers and zoned heating. It also retains some of the original fireplaces, and has a light and airy feel, an excellent mix of the old and the new.

    The ground floor has a fully fitted kitchen, and an open plan living and dining room with a woodburner. The first floor has a second open plan living room with patio doors and balcony overlooking Kenmare Bay and mountains.

    Maybury Cottage is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of south Kerry and west Cork. There are golf links nearby, the Beara Way and Kerry Way walking routes. Kenmare is an excellent base from which to tour the Ring of Kerry, Ring of Beara, Killarney National Park, Dingle and west Cork. Water sports, horse riding and fishing in the numerous salmon rivers and trout lakes are available. Kenmare is a beautiful town with superb restaurants, pubs and Artisan craft shops. A family run business where there is always someone available to assist and advise on places to visit. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    1 step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 step to double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. 1 step to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Second living room. 2 king size bedrooms both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included. Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 42" Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Gas barbecue. Shared parking (3 cars). Cycle store. NB: Fenced river in grounds.

  • 118 Cleggan Cottage, Connemara

    Cleggan, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32217

    Sitting peacefully in tranquil surroundings with great views, this detached cottage is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is just a short stroll away from the village of Cleggan. Enjoy your breakfast overlooking Cleggan Bay or sit out in the evening and watch the sunset. There are daily boat trips to Inishbofin or visit the busy market town of Clifden, 7 miles, with a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants, many with regular traditional music sessions. There are miles of unspoilt beaches in the area as well as various water sports and amenities. Fishermen are spoilt for choice with both sea and lake fishing available locally. Enjoy miles of looped walks and cycle routes, or for those who like golf, there is a links course in nearby Ballyconneely. Clifden hosts many festivals including an arts festival, the Connemara Pony Festival, traditional music festivals and many more. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a short scenic drive. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with French doors/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Galleried area with games room.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (October-May by meter reading). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Games room with pool table. No smoking.

  • Beach House

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: YLF

    This magnificent detached property has a stunning location overlooking the beautiful sandy beach of Duncannon, with a spiral staircase to the beach. Attractively decorated and extremely comfortable, with wonderful views of the beach and sea from all rooms, it forms a secluded romantic holiday retreat. Duncannon Fort and the castles of Dunbrody and Knights Templar are within easy reach. Excellent scuba diving at Hook Head (7 miles). Beach fishing available on site. Next door to High Tide (ref YPM). Shops 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor. Shaker-style kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. All bedrooms with wooden floors and built-in wardrobes.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio-style garden with furniture. On-site beach fishing. Parking (3 cars). NB: Garden overlooks the beach, young children need supervision. Drops in grounds and to beach.

  • Spiddal, Co. Galway

    Spiddal, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W6571

    Superb views over Galway Bay.

    Thatched cottage for 4/6.

    This thatched holiday cottage is situated on the coast road on the outskirts of the seaside resort of Spiddal.

    With breathtaking views of Galway Bay, the Clare Hills and the Aran Islands, this is an ideal holiday base on the Wild Atlantic Way. From the back of the cottage you can walk by the seashore to the Blue Flag Beach in Spiddal.

    The historic and vibrant city of Galway is only 11 miles away and the Connemara National Park and a trip to the Aran Islands are just some of the day trips, which are a must from here. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 twin bedrooms.

    Solid fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned rear garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Riverside

    Killorglin, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: W31973

    This semi-detached house (similar property shown in photograph) is located on the banks of the beautiful River Laune in a small holiday home development, along with three similar properties. The pretty town of Killorglin, with its selection of fine restaurants and traditional pubs, is just a short stroll across the bridge. Enjoy the stunning river and mountain views from the large wooden deck and spacious living spaces. This area offers great opportunities for fishing, golfing, hill walking and mountain climbing. This holiday home makes a perfect base for discovering the beautiful Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula, Killarney town and National Park. Shop 200 yards, pub 300 yards, restaurant 0.25 miles.

    3 steps to entrance: Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room with patio doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms, all with en-suite shower room and toilet: 1 double, 2 twin, one with sloping ceilings.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room, oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large wooden decking and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 steps to riverside decking.

  • Holly Tree House

    Lettermacaward, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31893

    From its elevated site, this impeccable, detached, single storey holiday property has a grandstand view of the Gweebarra river and its unique bridge all the way out to Gweebarra Bay. Whichever way you look, the views are amazing.

    This is a very modern property, with a lot of attention to detail paid to its contemporary interior. The large picture windows, with window seats, take advantage of the panoramic views. This is an area of mountains, lakes and golden sandy beaches.

    The nearest beach is Dooey (2 miles) a great favourite with surfers. There’s plenty to see and do, including a golf course at Portnoo, watersports, Glenveagh National Park and ferry trips to nearby islands. The nearest town is Dungloe, 7 miles away.

    Shops 0.6 miles, pubs 0.3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two satellite TVs. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Drop in front of house into garden.

  • Wheatfield

    Muckera, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: YMF

    Set in an elevated location, with panoramic views over Kenmare Bay and the distant mountain peaks, this architect designed, detached house provides extremely spacious split-level accommodation. The larger of the two living rooms has attractive cathedral ceilings and full length windows which maximise the spectacular views. The owners live within the grounds respecting guests privacy. Mountains to the rear provide excellent walking. Lively Kenmare (6½ miles) offers restaurants, Seafari trips and fishing. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shops 6½ miles.

    Lower ground floor: Utility room. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Second living/dining room. 2 double (5ft) bedrooms with built in wardrobes and wooden floor. Shared bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburning stove in living room included. Gas central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair by arrangement. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Broadband. Large garden with furniture. Barbecue. Natural water supply from borehole. Ample parking. Cycle store.

  • Cois Chnoic

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W32095

    Located on the outskirts of Dingle, this semi-detached holiday property enjoys a tranquil location with hill views, yet is just a 10-minute walk to the pretty fishing town. Dingle boasts a selection of fine restaurants, quirky cafes, craft shops and great traditional pubs. The house is attractively furnished and finished, and makes a wonderful base for discovering the beauties of the surrounding area which abounds with glorious scenery, beautiful beaches and intriguing archaeological sites. Take a trip to the stunning Blasket Islands, visit the aquarium and seal sanctuary, have a go on the climbing wall or take a boat trip to meet Fungi, Dingle’s friendly dolphin. Beach 5 miles. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room with patio doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity €35per week September-May, €25per week June-August. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

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