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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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  • Kate’s Cottage

    Adrigole, Glengariff, Co. Cork

    Grade
    7
    4
    3
    1
    Ref: W5039

    Breathtaking views.

    Detached property for 6/7.

    Set on the Cork and Kerry border on the Wild Atlantic Way, a mile from the spectacular Healy Pass, this detached, 2 star, traditional, old-style farmhouse lies tucked away along a narrow winding road in the rolling landscape of the Caha Mountains. Old fashioned in style, it is set amid peaceful and quiet surroundings with a lawned garden and mature trees, and offers sweeping views of the majestic mountains and beautiful Bantry Bay. This makes a good base to enjoy the attractions of the area. There is a water sports centre and pebble shore close by, and the area is ideal for walking and hiking. Glengarriff, 12 miles, has a 9-hole golf course, and from here you can visit the lovely Garnish Island Gardens or enjoy the nature reserve. The Ewe Sculpture Garden is also a special place to visit. From the holiday home on the Beara Peninsula, you can take a ferry from Castletownbere to Bere Island, a cable car to Dursey Island, ramble through the streets of Bantry and visit Bantry House, just over 20 miles away. Both the heritage towns of Kenmare, 20 miles, and Killarney, 40 miles, make great day trips. Shop 2½ miles, pub 1¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 4ft), 1 single (2ft 6in for child).

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV (for DVD playback only). DVD. Microwave. Garden. Parking (2 cars). NB: Property accessed via a 1 mile single track.

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  • Glor Na Farraige

    Knightstown, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W32137

    Located on a small holiday home complex, Glor Na Farraige is a semi-detached property, enjoying a wonderful location on the magical island of Valentia, part of the Wild Atlantic Way. It is located on the edge of the pretty little village of Knightstown, which offers a selection of restaurants, pubs and cafés. Valentia, which can be reached by land bridge or by a 5-minute ferry ride, offers incredible scenery, plus some great walk and hikes. Port Magee is just a short drive away and this is the starting point for boat trips to the incredible Skellig Islands. Visit the chocolate factory at St. Finian’s Bay, golf in Waterville, sea or lake fish, or just relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this beautiful island. Beach ¼ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor and patio doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet (also accessed from hallway). First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single (4ft). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating (€35 per week, €2.50 per hour by meter reading). Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request (€5 each per week). DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • 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.

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  • Teach Cuas Gorm

    Kells Bay, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: W31965

    Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, in a rural and coastal area, this traditional farmhouse has been converted to offer great space and comfort, and enjoys stunning views of Dingle Bay and the surrounding Kells area. The dining room with its many windows boasts panoramic views of the constantly changing sea and mountain views, as does the garden and patio. The beautiful beach of Kells is just a short walk away (0.5 miles), and there are some lovely walks in the area. Or visit the Kells sub-tropical gardens. Take a drive on the Ring of Kerry and discover the beauty this part of Ireland has to offer. Golf, fishing and horse riding opportunities nearby. Cahirciveen and Glenbeigh with restaurants, 8 miles. Shop, pub (seasonal) and restaurant (seasonal) 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 double bedrooms, (one 5ft) with access to wet room, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Wet room with toilet First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity and oil central heating by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two satellite TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring.

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  • Hollybrook

    Harristown, near Rosslare, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: W32287


    In a secluded, private and peaceful setting and surrounded by large mature grounds, this detached single storey holiday home is in a superb location just a couple of minutes’ drive from Rosslare harbour, reputedly the sunniest spot in the whole of Ireland and well deserving of its title ’Jewel of the sunny south east’! The unspoilt golden sands of St Helen’s Bay with adjacent golf course are a leisurely 30-minute stroll away, and the delightful little seaside town of Rosslare Strand, with its stunning award-winning beach, cosy pubs, cafes and restaurants, just a 10 minute drive. Historic Wexford town is well worth the 15 minutes’ drive, and day trips to Dublin are easily made without taking the car via the Rosslare Europort to Dublin train. Visit the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle or one of south Wexford’s picturesque fishing villages such as the thatched village of Kilmore Quay, all within a short drive from this wonderful holiday base. Beach 1 mile. Shop 1.75 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    1 step to entrance (alternative level access). All on ground floor.
    Living room: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, wooden floor and French doors to garden terrace.
    Dining room: With wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk bed and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed and wooden floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over spa bath, and toilet.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Oil central heating (€5 per day when used). Fuel for open fire available locally. Highchair. Enclosed lawned garden with decked terrace, garden furniture and chiminea. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • 51 Glenbeg Point

    Courtown, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: YBJ

    Within 500 yards of wonderful beaches, in the sunny south east, this spacious, beautifully decorated and well-furnished property stands in its own small garden.
    Set in a thoughtfully planned holiday village, it enjoys shared use of a hard tennis court and the lively seaside village of Courtown, very popular with Irish holidaymakers, is just 1½ miles away.
    Ideal for families, it offers a superb sandy beach and harbour, all the traditional seaside attractions, as well as top class golf, sailing, pony trekking and Splashworld.
    Well placed for touring Wexford. Dublin 1¼ hours drive. Fishing locally. Pub 500 yards. Shop 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden/tiled floor and patio door. 4 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with toilet, 2 twin, 1 with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity €30per week (June-August), €50per week (September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Satellite/cable TV. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court.

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  • 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).

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  • Clonee Fishing Lodge

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W31992

    With a lake to the front of the house and the sea to the rear, Clonee Fishing Lodge enjoys a wonderful location just 10 miles from the beautiful heritage town of Kenmare. This detached holiday lodge offers stunning lake views and makes a wonderful holiday base for discovering the incredible beauty of the Ring of Kerry driving route which offers breathtaking scenery at every corner. The Beara Way, which meanders into County Cork, also offers spectacular scenery. The local pub is just around the corner and offers regular traditional music and dancing sessions. Fishing boats can be hired from the local pub and there are some great golf courses in the Kenmare area, along with horse riding, water sports, sea-safari and some fabulous walks, including Gleninchaquin Amenity Park. Sample freshly caught seafood at the pub in nearby Kilmacaloguepier or buy fish fresh from the sea to cook at home. Shop 1 mile, pub and seasonal restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. 2 shower rooms (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas and electricity €30per week June-August, €40 September-May. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. NB: 6 steps in garden, lake to front, sea to rear.

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  • Tom’s House

    Kilmovee, near Ballaghaderreen, Co. Mayo

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W32284


    This detached, single-storey cottage is ideally located for anyone wanting to tour the area or to simply take some time out in the clean country air. The owners breed horses, and they are often in the field beside the cottage. Tom’s House is less than 10 miles from Knock Airport, and Knock Shrine is 15 miles away. Kilmovee is a quiet village with a church, pub and shop, but Ballaghaderreen is only 5 miles and has a larger choice of shops, restaurants, pubs and a golf course. Castlebar and Sligo are only 30 miles away, with Westport 40 miles. Céide Fields, Connemara, Achill Island and Strokestown Park House all make great day trips. Walkers are spoilt for choice in the immediate area, with miles of quiet roads and boreens to stroll along, as well as hills and mountains a short drive away. There is a beach at Enniscrone, near Ballina, for those looking to spend time by the coast, and there are also sandy lakeshore beaches near Foxford on Lough Conn. Beach 40 miles. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 5 miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With open fire, 30" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With wood burner, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire and wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Renvyle Cottage 147, Connemara

    Renvyle, nr. Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: W32220

    This stunning and contemporary detached house is located in Cashleen on the scenic Renvyle Peninsula which is on the Wild Atlantic Way. There is a wonderful beach just a stone’s throw away and the property boasts unrivalled panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from all rooms. With a stunning interior, the property comes highly recommended, and is ideal for families and groups of friends. It is perfectly located for exploring the Connemara area, or you can just sit by the window or on the patio enjoying the unspoilt views.

    The area offers wonderful shops, bars and eateries, outdoor land and water based activities, wonderful coastal and hill walks, traditional music, song and dance and lots more.

    The tranquil Renvyle Peninsula is perched on the far western edge of Ireland. It is a place which promises relaxation, peace and tranquillity with fresh sea air and the closeness of nature. Throughout the amazing landscape, you will find Derryinver Quay and Ballinakill Harbour, where you can take part in scenic coastal cruises and sea angling trips. You will see a variety of wildlife including grey seals and pods of dolphins, which are frequent visitors to the area, and it is also home to a large variety of sea and cliff birds including wild ducks, cormorants, herons, gulls, terns, oyster catchers, guillemots and curlews.

    The peninsula has something to offer visitors of all ages and interests, and is well served by shops, cafes and bars, with a post office and churches. The village comes alive at night with plenty of live music, song and dance in the bars and community halls. Irish nights are held every Wednesday evening during the summer months in Tullycross village.

    The idyllic sandy beaches, swimming, scuba diving, shore angling, lake and river fishing, pony trekking, hill climbing, sea angling charters, an adventure centre, aquarium, maritime museum and coastal cruises will keep all visitors busy with things to do.

    Every May Day bank holiday weekend, the area celebrates the well-known Connemara Mussel Festival which includes lots of activities including music, workshops, craft fairs, demonstrations and of course, lots of mussels to enjoy!

    Often referred to as an area with the most beautiful landscape in the world, Renvyle is a wonderland of breathtaking views, walking and cycling trails and many activities.

    Visit Renvyle Point and watch the sun setting behind the old castle ruins on a fine summer’s evening - it is a sight to behold! Visit the Derryinver Standing Stones, a six stone archaeological landmark, which would have been built to line up with the Winter Solstice. Beach 200 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with patio doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over Jucuzzi bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Drumboarty

    Letterbarra, nr. Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: W31977

    This traditional, detached, stone built holiday cottage has a very picturesque setting in mature gardens and is situated in the hills just 4¾ miles from vibrant Donegal Town. The cottage is a fantastic place to sample the wealth of amenities that Donegal has to offer. Situated on the famous Bluestack Way, a marked trail that takes walkers and hikers through the Bluestack Mountains from Donegal Town to Lough Eske and beyond, the scenery is superb. Donegal Town has shops, restaurants and lively pubs which provide traditional Irish music. Take a trip on the Donegal Bay waterbus, which cruises the bay as far as the native seal colony. Murvagh Blue Flag beach and Holmes sandy beach are great for watersports enthusiasts. Shop and restaurant 4½ miles, pub 600 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Satellite TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine (in outhouse). Dishwasher. Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Tra Gheal

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford.

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: YBBR

    Standing detached on 2 acres, this magnificent house is in a peaceful country lane, close to an ancient ruined church and castle. The golden sands of Ballyhealy Beach are approximately 1 mile away where horse riding is available, and the pubs and shop in Kilmore are 2 miles. The picturesque seaside village of Kilmore Quay (5 miles) boasts a harbour, beach, sand dunes, restaurants and pubs. This sunny area offers numerous attractions including the Wexford Heritage Park, Wexford Wild Fowl Reserve, Irish Agricultural Museum, the coastal path and boat trips to the Saltee Islands. The historic town of Wexford is 14 miles, with shops, restaurants, and the International Opera Festival in October. For a memorable day trip, take the train to Dublin and visit the capital’s historical monuments, museums and shops. Golf, fishing and riding are available locally. Shops 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single with wooden floor and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with sitting out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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