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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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  • Four Winds

    Annascaul, Co. Kerry

    Grade
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    Ref: W31885


    With beautiful mountain views and overlooking the pretty little village of Annascaul, home to the South Pole explorer Tom Crean, this semi-detached holiday home makes the perfect rural base for discovering the breathtaking beauties of the Dingle Peninsula and the Wild Atlantic Way. Attached to the owner’s Bed & Breakfast (where Wi-Fi is available to guests), the property has its own entrance and seating area where guests can enjoy the beautiful tranquil gardens. Nearby is beautiful Inch Beach with its miles of glorious golden sands, perfect for a leisurely stroll. The more adventurous can try their hand at a little surfing or paragliding, or discover some of the magnificent walks of this area. Visit beautiful Annascaul lake or stroll down to one of the local pubs, some of which offer traditional music sessions. Visit the beautiful and colourful fishing village of Dingle, 10 miles, where you will find a great selection of restaurants, craft shops, cafés and pubs, along with boat trips to visit the Dingle Dolphin or to the Blasket Islands. Fishing and watersports available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floors/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional single and wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. Spiral open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, both with slightly sloping ceiling. Maximum occupancy is 4 people.

    NSH and electricity by €2 coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared gardens. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No children under 8 years due to spiral open-tread stairs.

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  • Spring Well Cottage

    Tuosist, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: ZJ7

    In an idyllic setting on the Beara Peninsula by the Kenmare river, this detached property offers a tranquil location to enjoy the panoramic views over the river, open sea and the mountains beyond. Light and airy, with three patio doors leading off the living room into landscaped gardens, it makes a peaceful holiday base for enjoying wonderful walking, cycling, golf, horse riding and water sports. The Healy Pass, sub-tropical gardens at Derreen House and Gleninchaquin Waterfall are easily reached and within driving distance are Killarney, the Iveragh Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. Kenmare 12 miles. Sailing/water sport adventure centre near Kenmare. Shop 2 miles, pub 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: L-shaped living/dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Open tread spiral staircase to first floor: Large landing. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, electric shower and toilet.

    Wood-burning/multi-fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Cycle store. NB: The garden is steeply sloping, has a small, unfenced pond and steep steps.

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  • Belle Isle Estate - Garden Cottage

    Lisbellaw, near Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W32276

    Situated on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne, just 10 miles from the busy town of Enniskillen, 80 miles from Belfast and 45 miles from Sligo, Belle Isle is a 470-acre estate spread over eight picturesque islands. Belle Isle Estate is made up of a selection of apartments and cottages, some of which are offered here. Belle Isle Castle is a stunning Irish castle situated on its own private island in the centre of Lough Erne. It has been home to generations of noblemen and has now been extensively refurbished to be the backdrop to your most fantastical break. Modern amenities are mixed with antique furniture and stunning spaces to make sure each visit has that good, old-fashioned, wow-factor. Belle Isle Estate has been designated a Special Area of Conservation and the castle itself is a fantastic 17th-century country house. The strong stone walls, huge solid wood doors and sculptural window surrounds are encased in a sea of ivy leaves and traditional planting. The sunken garden makes the perfect space for gatherings, impromptu or otherwise.
    The castle is made up of two wings, the Hamilton Wing (ref W32275) which has eight bedrooms and the Abercorn Wing (ref W32274) which has five bedrooms. The property may be booked in its entirety incorporating both wings or individually for smaller groups. It is ideally suited for weddings or other large parties and catering can be arranged on request with the owner or may be done by guests themselves. The banqueting hall accommodates up to 60 guests. Garden Cottage (ref W32276) is a lovely detached cottage situated in a walled garden, which is a cosy retreat with wonderful views over the lakes and surrounding countryside. The Oak Cottage (ref W32277), Chestnut Cottage (ref W32280), and Lime Cottage (ref W32281) are three of eight terraced cottages in a courtyard setting close to the castle and the lake shore. Each cottage has its own grassy outside area with barbecue available and a picnic table. Indoors you will find all amenities and plenty of space to relax in, and are decorated to a good standard with unique period furnishings and a wood burner. Built in 1856 the coach house is a beautiful stone building which now accommodates the spacious Coach House 1 apartment, (ref W32278). It is located close to the lake shore with peaceful woodland walks on the doorstep. Cath Cart Lodge (ref W32279) is a spacious detached property located on the lake shore with direct access to the lake and with wonderful views over the water.
    The grounds are peaceful and extensive and on site is also a children’s playground, tennis courts, cookery school, sailing/boating and coarse fishing. Local attractions in the area include Belleek Pottery, Florence Court House and Forest Park, Marble Arch Caves, golf, horse riding and National Trust properties. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile. The properties can be booked together to sleep up 52 guests.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room: With wood burner and 32" Freeview TV.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bathroom 1: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom 2: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating and logs for wood burner included. Large lawned courtyard with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. Please note: There are 2 steps in the garden and a lake 500 yards away.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Shared natural grounds with woodland and forest walks. Coarse fishing on-site (at cost, licence required). No smoking. Please note: There is a lake in the grounds 100 yards away.

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  • Apartment One

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W31631

    In the heart of the seaside village of Duncannon, this delightful home is ideal for a relaxing break and is just a 100 yard stroll down to the vast golden beach, pubs, restaurant, quaint fishing harbour and historic fort. This scenic area boasts numerous attractions including the Hook Lighthouse, Tintern Abbey, the Dunbrody Famine Ship plus the JFK Arboretum and Kilmakee Gardens. Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Castle are also recommended. Shops and pubs 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining room both with wooden floors/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electricity storage heaters, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

    Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W5812

    Overlooking Courtmacsherry Bay.

    Terraced house for 4.

    A delightful, charmingly furnished house with a small enclosed gravel garden and patio, is in an idyllic underwood holiday setting, on the edge of this picturesque seaside village with glorious panoramic views of Courtmacsherry Bay, and is ideally located for exploring Cork and Kerry. Only 8 miles away is colourful Clonakilty, with its lively shops and restaurants. The gourmet town of Kinsale is also within easy driving distance. The area has numerous sandy beaches making this the perfect place to relax and unwind. It is an ideal walking area and the upper harbour is a bird-watcher’s paradise. Water sports, sea angling, golf, horse riding and tennis are all available locally. The location, which is close to the Wild Atlantic Way, makes an ideal base for exploring wild and wonderful West Cork. Shop 2¼ miles, pub ½ mile, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH and electricity included (€25 per week October-March). Open fire. Bed linen and towels included. Free to air TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Parking (2 cars). Small enclosed garden and patio.

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  • Ballyconneely Holiday Cottage

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W32209

    Ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, just a few minutes’ walk from the lovely sandy beach of Bunowen Beach, this detached holiday cottage is situated on a small site with other similar properties. Nestled between the hills of Connemara and within walking distance of Connemara Golf Club, it is perfect for those who like outdoor persuits. While there is a bar and restaurant in the golf club, the closest pub is in Ballyconneely village, together with a small grocery store, just 3 miles away. Clifden, 10 miles, is a market town with major supermarkets and many lovely shops, art galleries and a tremendous choice of wonderful restaurants serving freshly caught fish. Traditional Irish music and dance is very vibrant in the area, with many sessions in pubs and community centres. The Connemara Pony Show is held every August and the Arts Festival every September, both being very popular attractions. There is a pony trekking centre in Ballyconneely, where bike hire is also available. For those wishing to explore the area, the beautiful Kylemore Abbey in Renvyle, with its magnificent gardens, is a lovely trip. Visit the Connemara National Park with fantastic walking routes, or take a trip to Galway city. Beach ½ mile. Shop and pub 3 miles, restaurant ½ mile.

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

    Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio with furniture. Shared grounds with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Atlantic View House

    Killybegs, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: W32033

    Situated in an elevated site, overlooking Killybegs’ harbour, this ground floor holiday apartment, close to the owner’s home, has patio doors leading from the living room to the paved garden area, ideal for relaxing and surveying both fishing and leisure craft as they manoeuvre in beautiful Killybegs’ harbour. This area offers some of Ireland’s most stunning scenery, with a visit to Sliabh Liag, the highest sea cliffs in Europe, at the top of most visitors must-sees. Killybegs is Ireland’s busiest fishing port, and also has the reputation for its abundance of gourmet restaurants both in the town and the locality, many offering fabulous seafood. Beach lovers and watersports enthusiasts will not be disappointed, with so many beautiful sandy beaches to choose from. For outdoor sports this is an area worth visiting, with sea angling, dive charters and sightseeing boat trips locally. Visit the Folk Village Museum at Glencolmcille and the traditional weavers and hand knitting centres for which this area is known. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchenette. 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine (in garage). Wi-fi. Large garden, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared unspoilt grounds, patio and sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Kilmore, Co. Wexford

    Kilmore, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W6707

    15 Miles from Rosslare Harbour.

    Semi-detached bungalow for 4.

    This delightful holiday home is in a lane one mile from the village of Bridgetown and six miles from the picturesque fishing harbour of Kilmore Quay where there is a wide choice of restaurants and bars. It is attached to the owner’s home and is well furnished and decorated. There is plenty to explore including wonderful golden sandy beaches, historic sites, such as Tintern Abbey and the Hook Lighthouse. Fishing, golf, horse riding and boat trips are available locally. A good base for touring both Wexford and Waterford. Shop and pub 1¼ miles, restaurant 5 miles.

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

    Oil central heating and electricity (€30per week). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Rockwell Cottage

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W32041

    Rockwell Cottage enjoys a wonderful location on the Wild Atlantic Way on the beautiful Beara Peninsula with spectacular sea and mountain views from its elevated site. Situated 12 miles away from the heritage town of Kenmare, near the borders of Cork and Kerry, this single-storey holiday cottage offers access to the glorious scenery of both these counties. Airy and spacious, the views are maximised from the floor to ceiling windows. Locally, enjoy fabulous walks, cycling, water sports, fishing, golf and horse riding. Visit the subtropical gardens at Dereen House or the beautiful lakes and waterfall at Gleninchaquin. Take some time to discover the magnificent scenery of the Healy Pass, the Iveragh Peninsula, Killarney National Park and the Dingle Peninsula. Shop 2 miles, pub 2½ miles and restaurant 8 miles.

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

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Gas, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair (on request). Digital TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Garden with furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. NB: Small water run-off drain and unprotected drops in garden.

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  • Cappacurry Lodge

    Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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  • Sweetbriar Cottage

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W32003

    Situated just one mile from the ’picture postcard’ fishing village of Kilmore Quay, with its whitewashed thatched cottages, colourful marina and sandy beaches, this attractive, stone terraced cottage offers an excellent holiday base. Forming part of a barn conversion, adjacent to the owners’ dairy farm and B&B, Sweetbriar enjoys a rural outlook as well as distant sea views out towards the Saltee Islands. Kilmore Quay offers superb seafood restaurants fresh from the daily catch, traditional pubs, a children’s playground, sandy coves, boat hire and trips across to the Saltee Islands and enjoy the stunning Ballyteige Burrow nature reserve which originates from the last Ice Age and extends to some 5½ miles of sand dunes and wildlife. A little further afield, vibrant Wexford Town (founded by the Vikings 800AD) and Rosslare Harbour are within an easy 30-minute drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack.

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  • Strand Cottage

    Derrybeg, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W32262

    This detached, dog friendly cottage is situated in a beautiful location on the Wild Atlantic Way, on a coast of golden sandy beaches, rocky coves with a backdrop of mountains and hills, overlooked by the majestic Mount Errigal. This is a magical coastline of blue sea interspersed with little islands which can be reached by boat. Walkers and climbers can explore the many hills and glens throughout this area, and sea fishing is available from the jetty. Famous for its musical heritage producing world class musicians such as Enya, Clannad and Daniel O’Donnell. Pubs providing traditional music and restaurants are all in the locality, and a 9-hole golf course and beach are a few hundred yards from the cottage. For days out visit Dunlewy Heritage Centre with an animal farm, adventure playground, boat rides and more, Glenveagh National park and Ards Forest Park. On wet days, why not spend a day indoors at the local hotel health club with swimming pool and kids soft play club? Oakfield Park makes a great family day out. Beach ½ mile. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room and electricity by €1 meter. Oil central heating included (€20 per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. 32" Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned garden with sitting-out area. Garden furniture on request. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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