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Ireland

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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  • Gowran, Co. Kilkenny
    Gowran, Co. Kilkenny×

    Killure Wilde Retreat

    Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

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    Ref: W31918
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    These 200-year-old limestone holiday cottages are set around an enclosed, paved quadrangle in the heart of Kilkenny countryside
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    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...

    Killure House Cottages - Killure Lodge
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  • Collaros, Lauragh, Co. Kerry
    Collaros, Lauragh, Co. Kerry×

    Sli na Mara

    Collaros, Lauragh, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W31974
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located right on the sea shore, this holiday home offers magnificent sea views
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    Located right on the sea shore on the glorious Wild Atlantic Way, this holiday home offers magnificent sea views. Attached to the owners’ home the property has its own entrance and patio where you can soak up the wonders of the constantly changing sea. A pathway leads from the house down to the shore. This area offers some wonderful walks including the Beara Way. Explore the tropical gardens as nearby Derreen Gardens or wander around the beautiful heritage town of Kenmare, 20...

  • Kenmare, Co. Kerry
    Kenmare, Co. Kerry×

    Sheen Heatherlands

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: ZFK
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Quietly situated in peaceful, natural woodland, yet only half a mile from Kenmare town, this cosy ground floor holiday apartment adjoins the owner’s home and enjoys shared use of a garden boasting tame deer as frequent visitors
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    Quietly nestled in peaceful, natural woodland, yet only half a mile from Kenmare town, this cosy ground floor holiday apartment enjoys an old world atmosphere, and adjoins the owner’s home. Guests have shared use of a beautiful landscaped garden boasting tame deer as frequent visitors. Flora, fauna and wildlife abound, from hedgerow plants and mountain goats to the otters, seals and spectacular birdlife which can be seen in the bay (wildlife sea cruises locally). This is the...

  • Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford
    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford×

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Sarah’s Cottage

    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32059
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    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
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    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...

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Mill Cottage
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    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Uncle Tom’s Barn
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    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Rose Cottage
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  • Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford
    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford×

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Mill Cottage

    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32056
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    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
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    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...

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Uncle Tom’s Barn
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    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Rose Cottage
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    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Sarah’s Cottage
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  • Castlemaine, Co. Kerry
    Castlemaine, Co. Kerry×

    Gort na Tornoige

    Castlemaine, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: YWF
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This romantic retreat for a couple is ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, with touring and many attractions available.
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    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this holiday home makes an ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, within an hour’s drive from the region’s main towns of Tralee, Killarney, Killorglin, Listowel and Dingle. This cosy, romantic, detached cottage offers great panoramic views of the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range, the Slieve Mish Mountains to the rear, with many hiking possibilities, and distant sea views. More...

  • Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
    Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny×

    Knock Major

    Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny

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    Ref: W31540
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location
    Knock Major is a refurbished one bedroom apartment, finished to a very good standard, in a courtyard setting in the heart of Carlow/Kilkenny countryside
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    Knock Major is a refurbished one bedroom apartment, finished to a very good standard, in a courtyard setting in the heart of Carlow/Kilkenny countryside. Centrally located, it is a perfect location for touring and sightseeing, with the medieval city of Kilkenny 11 miles away and Carlow 15 miles away. Castlecomer is the closest town at 5 miles, with a discovery park, childrens playground, trout fishing, walks and golf. There is a fantastic selection of restaurants and pubs in Kilkenny....

  • Oughterard, Co. Galway
    Oughterard, Co. Galway×

    March Cottage

    Oughterard, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W5247
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Rose and March Cottages are adjacent to the owner’s residence
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    Semi detached character cottage for 2.

    Rose and March Cottages are adjacent to the owner’s residence. Situated in their own paddock, they are semi-detached with whitewashed stone walls, each with its own separate entrance. They are full of character with beams and open fires.
    Oughterard, on the shores of Lough Corrib, is a lovely historic village, with its thatched pub, traditional stone fronts and a 19th century church, set at the gateway of the beautiful Connemara...

    Rose Cottage
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  • Kilkee, Co. Clare
    Kilkee, Co. Clare×

    Studio Apartment One

    Kilkee, Co. Clare

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    Ref: W5903
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    One of four studio apartments adjacent to the owners pub/restaurant
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    Jacuzzi bath.

    Ground floor studio apartment for 2.

    One of four studio apartments adjacent to the owners pub/restaurant. Comprising of a bathroom with relaxing Jacuzzi bath and a second room sectioned into a sleeping area, living area with multi fuel stove and kitchenette area. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, this apartment is compact and cosy, and is ideal as a touring base with the attractions of Kilkee seaside resort 2½ miles. Take a trip to see the...

  • Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford
    Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford×

    Valentine Cottages - Valentine Cottage 3

    Nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford

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    Ref: W31923
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Oozing quality and character, these charming holiday cottages (refs W31921, W31922 and W31923) are set around a very pretty courtyard with central fountain
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    Oozing quality and character, these charming holiday cottages (refs W31921, W31922 and W31923) are set around a very pretty courtyard with central fountain. Valentine Cottage 1 (ref W31921), as its name suggests, offers a romantic hideaway for two - standing detached with stunning panoramic rural views. Spacious and well furnished inside, it has a bright sun/dining room leading to a vast lawned garden. Cottages 2 and 3 (refs W31922 and W31923) offer flexible accommodation and are also...

    Valentine Cottages - Valentine Cottage 1
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    Valentine Cottages - Valentine Cottage 2
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  • Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry
    Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry×

    Riverside Lodge

    Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W5596
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This charming, single storey, detached country cottage is full of character and has been tastefully converted to offer outstanding accommodation
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    Magnificent landscaped gardens.

    Detached cottage for 2.

    This charming, single storey, detached country cottage is full of character and has been tastefully converted to offer outstanding accommodation. Beautifully maintained mature landscaped gardens with a private summerhouse, lead to the Roughty River, with free fishing available. A pet donkey, cattle and sheep may roam in the adjacent field, all being part of this peaceful working farm setting. In an idyllic location...

  • Kinvara, Co. Galway
    Kinvara, Co. Galway×
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    1
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    Ref: W32260
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This second floor apartment is the perfect hideaway to chill out and relax in. Explore the nearby Burren National Park, or sample the areas famous oysters.
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    The Kinvara Suites are situated within a converted 18th-century stone hayloft. They are set back from the road in a secluded garden in the centre of the picturesque town of Kinvara at the head of Galway Bay, and 2 minutes’ walk from the quayside. An external staircase leads to the two suites, each have a south facing balcony, offering views of the countryside and the nearby Burren National Park. Each suite retains the uninterrupted form of the original hayloft, with quirky...

    Kinvara Suites - Kinvara Suite 1
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