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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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  • Lackaroe

    Portroe, Co. Tipperary

    Grade
    4
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: ZUF

    Set on the eastern shores of Lough Derg at Castlelough, this charming traditional cottage, with its own private garden, has been lovingly restored to retain its old-world character. Furnished in old pine, with quarry-tiled floors and two loft-style bedrooms much loved by children, and a first floor living/TV room, it makes a delightful holiday base for families, fishermen, or those who simply want to get away from it all! There are fascinating historical sites to visit, lovely forest walks and pony trekking on the Lough Derg Way, while the nearby villages and towns offer plenty of pubs and restaurants for evening entertainment. Pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Second living room. 2 loft-style single bedrooms with low ceiling (alternative sleeping for children).

    Solid fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. High chair. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Collarus House

    Lauragh, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    4
    3
    1
    Ref: YRF

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoing a peaceful location and some wonderful coastal scenery, this lovely detached house commands spectacular sea and mountain views from its elevated position. With quality furnishings, it provides a good base for touring and walking amid the unspoilt Beara Peninsula. Within easy reach is Kenmare, gateway to the Ring of Kerry and West Cork. The Dereen Tropical Gardens are a must for garden lovers, while anglers can pursue their hobby at Glanmore Lake, 3 miles. Golf, boat trips and riding at Kenmare. Lovely sandy beach in Allihies, 11 miles, on the Ring of Beara. Shops 3 miles. Pub and restaurant in Lauragh (4 miles), and in Ardgroom (under 3 miles).

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor and French door/dining room/kitchen area with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep, open-tread, spiral staircase to first floor: 1 single bedroom with sloping ceiling (for alternative sleeping).

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity €25 per week. Bed linen and towels included. Double oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Natural grounds of 4 acres. Ample parking. Natural spring water supply from well.

  • An Cnoc Donn

    Ballybunnion Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W32060

    Situated on an elevated site on ten acres of natural hillside, this detached holiday cottage is close to The Wild Atlantic Way and commands panoramic views over the sea and hills. Ballybunnion, with its two excellent golf courses, long sandy beaches and cliff walks is just 4 miles from the property. The town also offers opportunities for surfing, horse riding and pitch-and-putt, along with seasonal festivals. Further afield, you can sample the beauty of Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, the glorious Dingle Peninsula, the heritage town of Listowel or the magnificent Burren region and Cliffs of Moher, reached by ferry from Tarbert. Closer to home, you can wander through the beautiful ten acres of natural landscape behind the house, saying hello to the friendly donkeys, goat and bog pony who live here. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Solid fuel central heating and electricity included (September-May by meter reading). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. 10-acre natural, unspoilt grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store.

  • Crovroghan Heights

    Kildysart, Co. Clare

    Grade
    6
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: W31856

    This modern, detached holiday property is furnished to a very good standard. Set along the road at the entrance to the picturesque village of Kildysart on the banks of the Shannon Estuary, it is a great spot for coarse/trout fishing. Just 22 miles from Shannon Airport, this makes an ideal base to explore Kerry, Clare and Galway. It is a 40-minute drive to the beautiful coastline resorts of Kilkee, Lahinch and the famous Doonbeg Golf Course. Further on up the coast are the Burren National Park, the Cliffs of Moher and the Ailwee Caves. Kildysart is just 14 miles from the Killimer ferry, with regular trips to and from Kerry. Shops ½ mile, restaurant and pub 1 mile. There are beds for 11 but capacity is restricted to 6.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room equipped for the disabled. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms: (three 5ft, one 4ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, two with sloping ceilings. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower cubicle.

    Oil burner in dining room/kitchen, oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned and gravelled garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • Seascapes

    Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: YUZ

    In an idyllic location on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking the sea, this comfortable, detached single-storey property enjoys stunning mountain and sea views from most rooms and lies 100 yards from the water’s edge, and 5-minute walk from a secluded beach (see photograph). The small villages of Castlecove and Caherdaniel, 3 miles. Derrynane, 5 miles, has attractions for all the family, with its sandy beaches, activity centre and sea sports. Horse riding can be arranged on the sands at Derrynane, surrounded by sea and mountain views. Along the beautiful beaches are sandy and rocky coves with rock pools for the children to explore, full of interesting sea life. Well worth a visit is Derrynane House and Gardens, with sub-tropical plants which thrive here in the temperate climate. Located in a Dark Sky Reserve, the night skies over this part of Kerry are incredibly clear and star filled, due to the effects of the Gulf Stream. Stiague Fort also worth a visit and is within easy reach. A boat trip to the Skellig Islands makes a wonderful day trip. Waterville, 10 miles, with two golf courses, one a championship links course. Shop 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). NB. Three steps to entrance, one step at rear.

  • Dún an Óir

    Nr. Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W31455

    200 yards to cove.

    Semi-detached cottage for 6

    This delightful semi-detached cottage is on the picturesque Helvick peninsula, in an area renowned for traditional Irish music, and is only 6 miles from the bustling town of Dungarvan. The property has stunning sea views over Dungarvan Bay, and a 200-yard walk brings you to a small cove with a fishing pier and pub. It is stylishly furnished throughout and the living room has an open fire. As a real treat, there is a small sauna downstairs. This area boasts numerous golf courses and the sandy beaches of Ardmore and Clonea can also be explored from here. Possible excursions include St Declan’s Tower in Ardmore, the famous ’Magic Road’ and Mahon Waterfall, Jameson Whiskey Centre, Fota Wildlife Park, Cork city and Blarney Castle. Shop and restaurant ¼ mile, pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Sauna with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. Although there are beds for 7, the property sleeps a maximum of 6 guests.

    Open fire in living room. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Cottage

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W32194

    With stunning, uninterrupted views of the sandy bay and colourful marina, this detached beachside cottage is perfect for a relaxing holiday in the heart of one of the most picturesque villages in Wexford. The living room and master bedroom open onto a superb beachside terrace, where you can relax and watch the boats go by. Everything is literally on your doorstep, from the sandy beach below to the pubs and restaurants of picture postcard Kilmore Quay, home to the stunning Ballyteigue Burrow Nature Reserve, originating from the last Ice Age, and extending to 5½ miles of sand dunes and wildlife. Boat trips can be taken to the nearby Saltee Islands which have one of the world’s major bird sanctuaries, home to gannets, puffins and Manx shearwaters, as well as a colony of grey seals. Wexford is just 30 minutes away, a vibrant venue for many festivals throughout the year including the International Opera Festival. Shop 20 miles, pub and restaurant 10 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor and breakfast area. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with French doors, one with wooden floor, 1 twin with wooden floor. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. Single step between some rooms. Maximum occupancy is 6 guests.

    Open fire in living/dining room included. Electric central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with gravelled courtyard and furniture. Seafront terrace. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Butterchurn Farm

    Bridgetown, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: W32128

    Approached by a private tree-lined driveway, this lovingly restored detached farmhouse simply oozes character and offers total seclusion in a tucked away, sunny spot for a truly relaxing holiday. A mere 11 miles from Rosslare Harbour, and just 4½ miles to the popular fishing village of Kilmore Quay with its colourful marina, from where boat trips can be organised, sandy coves and the stunning Ballyteigue Burrow Nature Reserve, originating from the last Ice Age and extending to 5½ miles of sand dunes and wildlife. There is plenty to do and see within a 15-minute drive from this charming 200-year-old holiday home, including the magnificent Johnstown Castle Estate (6 miles) with its spectacular ornamental gardens and lakes, home to the popular Irish Agricultural Museum, and of course vibrant Wexford town and quay, with its opera house and art centre (11 miles). Beach 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen/breakfast room with tiled floor. Utility. 1 double bedroom (for alternative sleeping). First floor: 3 double bedrooms, one 5ft. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Aga (provides hot water in winter). Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed gravelled courtyard and furniture. Ample parking. NB: 1 step in courtyard.

  • Strand Cottage

    Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: YYN

    Awash with olde worlde charm, located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this detached cottage emanates a very cosy atmosphere with modern amenities. Designed to make the most of its seaside location, with stunning sea views from the dining room windows. The owners have added many personal touches based on a nautical theme. Ideally located for children, with sandy beach 5 minutes walk away. Derrynane beach is 1½ miles. Water sports, fishing, walking and riding locally.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and French doors. Dining/sun room with floor to ceiling window and Velux window. Kitchen with slate floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings and en-suite shower room and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Double oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2-3 cars). Ground floor facilities. NB: Steep slopes around house.

  • Waterville, Co. Kerry

    Waterville, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: W31469

    Jacuzzi bath/all bedrooms en-suite.

    Detached house for 6.

    This delightful, detached property offers real ’home from home’ holiday accommodation and is ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, just 1 mile from the pretty seaside village of Waterville with its restaurants, craft shops, pubs and miles of beach. Local activities include cycling, water sports and horse riding, and wonderful walking including the Kerry Way. Lough Currane is world famous for its trout and salmon fishing, and boats can be hired locally. There are two golf courses, one a championship course, both with scenic views. Further afield are Killarney, with its world famous lakes and national park, and the Dingle Peninsula, which abounds with fabulous coastal scenery. The area has many sites of historical interest and a boat trip to the incredible Skellig Islands is an experience not to be missed. This part of Kerry is a Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve which ensures wonderful skies with masses of twinkling stars. Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, two with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Maximum occupancy is 6.

    Open fire (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Free to air TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). Cycle store.

  • Killure House Cottages - Killure Lodge

    Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

    Grade
    6
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: W31917

    These 200-year-old limestone holiday cottages are set around an enclosed, paved quadrangle in the heart of Kilkenny countryside. Both have been lovingly restored and have retained many traditional features. The owners live on site where they run an arable farm.
    Killure Wilde Retreat (ref W31918) offers romantic accommodation for 2 with a traditional half door, spacious living room with multi-fuel stove and patio doors leading to a stone-walled garden with patio and lawn. A particular feature upstairs is the vast master bedroom which boasts a vaulted, beamed ceiling and a spacious bathroom complete with roll top bath.
    Killure Lodge (ref W31917) is full of character inside and out and has a pretty railed, lawned garden to the front with views over the rolling countryside. Inside this spacious property there are attractive stone walls, beamed ceilings and a cosy living room with multi-fuel stove.
    Within easy reach are the villages of Goresbridge and Paulstown (2½ miles) whilst the beautiful, medieval city of Kilkenny, with its ancient laneways and magnificent castle, is a mere half an hour’s drive away and well worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Step to entrance (level access to rear). Ground floor: Living room with patio doors, beams and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 1 single (4ft) bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 2 single, one (4ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Multi-fuel central heating included (partial underfloor, £25per week, £15 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair (on request). Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (in external building). Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue (on request). Parking (3 cars).

  • Churchfield

    Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: ZX2

    Peacefully set in its own large, enclosed garden, this attractive property is right in the centre of the lively seaside village of Ballyvaughan just a 3-minute walk from the sea at the heart of the famous Burren region, on Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland. A superb house and an excellent touring base, with fishing, canoeing, sailing, riding, golf and cycling available locally. Local sandy beach at Bishop’s Quarter, 1½ miles. Excellent walking in the Burren, a strange and fascinating limestone plateau, rich in prehistoric and medieval monuments, as well as an astounding variety of wild flowers. Close to Aillwee Caves and Cliffs of Moher. Good shops, pubs and restaurants in Ballyvaughan. Galway City only 35 minutes.

    Ground floor: Spacious living room. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 single bedrooms. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room. Full oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. TV. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Large enclosed garden with lawns, patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack.

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