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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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  • Lodge No. 5

    Rossbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W6478

    Seaside haven.

    Semi-detached single storey cottage for 6.

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking the miles of glorious sandy beach at Rossbeigh, this 18th-century stone cottage makes a wonderful base to discover the glories of this part of Kerry. 1.5 miles from the pretty village of Glenbeigh on the famed Ring of Kerry route, this charming, traditional stone cottage is on an elevated site above the beach, boasting breathtaking sea and mountain views. Oozing character, its interior is resplendent in stone and timber with large windows to appreciate the magnificent views, and the open fire is located in a cosy alcove of the living room. A brisk beach walk, an early morning swim, fishing, horse riding and mapped walking routes, including the Kerry Way, are on your doorstep. Take a day trip to Dingle which offers incredible coastal scenery, or to Killarney with its beautiful national park and lakes. Take a boat trip to the awe inspiring Skellig Islands, or just enjoy the tranquillity of the ever changing seascape from this lovely holiday home. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, NSH (in two bedrooms) and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Waterfall Cottage

    Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W32264

    This detached, traditional stone cottage nestles in nearly an acre of private mature gardens, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the peace and tranquillity. As its name suggests, it lies just a 20-minute walk from a picturesque waterfall, ideal for a picnic. The property is surrounded by lovely countryside, yet coveniently, the area enjoys excellent access links to the M9 Dublin to Cork motorway, just a 5-minute drive away, making it perfect for trips out. Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, is just 12 miles away, with heritage centres, museums, the famous House of Waterford Crystal, as well as fine eateries and traditional pubs. The area is very popular with cyclists, walkers, fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor:
    Living room: With open fire, Freeview TV, CD player, beams and tiled floor.
    Living room 2.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and beams.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Open tread stairs...
    First Floor:

    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and sloping ceiling.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds (one for child) and sloping ceiling.

    Oil central heating (by meter reading September-April), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire included, remainder available locally. Travel cot and highchair on request. 0.8-acre mature garden with garden furniture. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a natural water supply from a well.

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  • Castle Quay

    Kinsale, Co. Cork

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W31538

    Overlooking the River Bandon, this property, one of sixteen detached holiday homes with its own private decking, enjoys a rural setting, close to the ruins of 16th-century Kilgobbin Castle. Kinsale with its quaint winding streets, restaurants, cafes, galleries, craft shops and marina is 6 miles. Ballinspittle village, 3 miles. The Blue Flag beach at Garrettstown, 5 miles, offers water sports. Activities include deep-sea angling, sailing, horse riding and golf. Fota House, gardens, arboretum and wildlife park, the Jamieson Whiskey centre, Blarney Castle and Stone are worth a visit. Enjoy the colourful towns, fishing villages, hidden coves and islands or go on a whale and dolphin trip! Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles. Please note - house allocated on arrival.

    Ground floor: Living room with French door/dining room, both with wooden floors. Kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms with wooden floors: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Electricity and NSH €6 per day (June-August), by meter reading (September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared, lawned garden with decking area and furniture. Shared 2-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). NB: Fenced river, 30 yards.

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  • Thumnasragh

    Moycullen, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32085

    This semi-detached, stone faced holiday property, set on a farm, is situated on the shores of Lough Corrib, 2 miles off the N59 and just 7 miles from the popular, bustling city of Galway. With its 3 spacious double bedrooms, light and airy living space, cosy woodburner, views of the lake from the upstairs rooms and access to the lake from the rear of the house, this is the perfect holiday home. Moycullen is just 3 miles and has shops, pubs, restaurants and music sessions in the evenings. Bearna, with its award-winning restaurants and sandy beaches, is just 7 miles along a breathtaking country road. Galway City is renowned for its festivals, museums, theatres, art galleries and the panoramic promenade in Salthill. Being just off the N59 gives you access to Connemara and beyond. Places to visit include Lough Inagh Valley, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens or the towns of Clifden and Westport. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area, patio doors and tiled floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 3 double bedrooms (one 6ft, one 5ft), one with step. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared gravelled area. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Access to lake, 200 yards.

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  • Garden Cottage

    Ramsgrange, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W32126


    Garden Cottage is a detached holiday bungalow and, as its name suggests, stands in mature gardens, stretching to just under an acre with picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. Close to Ramsgrange village, it has easy access to the beautiful coastal areas and fishing villages of the magical Ring of Hook, home to the “flashiest” and oldest operational lighthouse in the world (Lonely Planet Guide). A few minutes’ drive is Ballyhack, where a little car ferry (operating throughout the day) can take you over to Ireland’s oldest city Waterford for a memorable day out. There are many local festivals to enjoy, including Hooked Kitefest, 3 miles, Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival, 3 miles, Phil Murphy Music Festival, 8 miles and Piano Festival, 10 miles. New Ross Town (JFK homestead) holds much historic interest including JFK Aboretum, Ros Tapestry and Dunbrody Famine Ship, 10 miles. Beach 3½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¾ miles.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room and wood burner in kitchen (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large, lawned garden and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from well. NB: 2 steps to garden.

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  • Harkaway Cottage

    Skenakilla, Castletownroche, Co. Cork

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W31928

    In an attractive courtyard setting, this single-storey semi-detached cottage, results from the expert conversion of old farm buildings and the original house to form six holiday homes. There is a games room and discreet play area for children. Castletownroche, 2.5 miles, has the Blackwater Outdoor Activities centre. The lovely Doneraile Park is 4 miles. There are four golf courses within 10 miles, fishing on the Blackwater and Awbeg rivers, mountain bike trails on the Ballyhoura Mountains and additional walking opportunities on the Nagle Mountains. Superb for touring with Cork city, Killarney and Limerick about 1 hour. Also an area of historical and literary interest, with the poet Edmund Spenser, the St Leger family and Elizabeth Bowen all associated with the area. Golf and horse riding nearby. Shop, pubs and restaurant 2.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. 2 double bedrooms, both with additional single and laminate floor, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by card meter. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared laundry room. Shared lawned garden with decking and furniture to rear. Shared courtyard to front. Shared barbecue. Ample parking. Shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. Ground floor facilities.

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  • Woodlands Cottage

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W31895

    Overlooking beautiful Kenmare Bay to the Beara Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way, this detached holiday property (similar property shown in photograph) is set in 3 acres of pretty woodland in a small holiday home development, along with four similar properties. The house is bright and spacious with French doors from the living room, dining room and bedroom, leading to its own south-facing natural garden and patio. A gently sloping path leads to the nearby sea shore and private jetty. The charming market town of Kenmare is just 1¼ miles from the house. Renowned for its lively pubs, seafood restaurants and craft shops, Kenmare boasts two 18-hole golf courses, as well as two championship courses nearby. Take a day trip around the fabled Ring of Kerry and go fishing or marvel at the beauty of the Killarney lakes. Horse riding and watersports can also be found nearby. Shop 1¼ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with French doors and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms, each with wooden floor and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    NSH 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. Wi-fi. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with furniture. 3-acres of shared woodland. Parking (2 cars). Ground floor facilities. NB: Access from property to jetty.

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  • 107 Clifden, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32228

    This beautiful, third floor, penthouse apartment is located in Clifden, the capital of Connemara. A lift is available from the underground car park to the third floor. It has a large outdoor terrace which overlooks the town and is equipped with a barbecue and patio furniture. Restaurants, pubs and shops are within walking distance. There are miles of unspoilt beaches as well as various water sports and amenities. Fishermen are spoiled for choice as there is river, sea and lake fishing in the area.
    There are miles of looped walks and cycle routes with stunning surroundings. The Twelve Bens mountain range are magnificent and are very popular for hill walking with miles of routes, both gentle and challenging. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and pony trekking and horse riding can be found at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a short scenic drive from the house and Galway city is approximately 60 miles. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Lift to entrance. All on third floor: Living/dining room with patio doors and wooden floor/kitchen with slate floor. 3 double bedrooms, one (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one 5ft. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three freeview TVs (one 42", two 32") DVD. CD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large verandah with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car).

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  • 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.

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  • Fleur Cottage

    Killorglin, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: YBBB

    Situated in large, landscaped gardens with beautiful views towards the mountains, this charming, detached holiday cottage has been sympathetically renovated retaining all the charm of a traditional Irish cottage.
    The picturesque town of Killorglin, on the Wild Atlantic Way, is within walking distance, being just over a mile away, with its selection of pubs and some fine restaurants. Rossbeigh, with its miles of golden sands, is just 10 miles away, and both the Dingle peninsula and the Ring of Kerry are easily accessed. Golf, fishing, horse riding and hill walking are available locally. Shops 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/sun room with slate floor and magnificent garden and mountain views. Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one 5ft, one with additional single, 1 single (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity €40 per week September-April, €25 per week May-August. Bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large landscaped garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Small seasonal water drain in garden.

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  • Bridge House

    Callan, Co. Kilkenny

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: W31938

    Bridge House enjoys a romantic setting on the banks of the King’s river yet is in the heart of historic Callan town. This spacious holiday townhouse has a riverside, south-facing terrace and stone walled garden, whilst many of the sunny rooms have lovely views of the river as it meanders under Callan Bridge (circa 1800). Callan has an excellent choice of traditional pubs (some with music), restaurants, shops, a children’s playground, golf, horse riding, fishing and great road and bus links to other major towns and cities. A mere 10-minute drive takes you to the medieval ’marble city’ of Kilkenny. Locally there is plenty of historic interest including The Moat just off Bridge Street, one of Ireland’s best preserved Motte-and-baileys, The Workhouse in Prologue and also Augustinian Priory a few yards from the house. Shop 20 yards, pub 30 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Reading room. Dining room with patio doors and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor and breakfast bar. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 2 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating and electricity by prepay card meter. Bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed riverside terrace, patio and lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. NB: 6 steep steps from terrace to lawn and patio. Low railings on river terrace. House adjacent to river.

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  • Burren Way Cottage

    Bellharbour, Co. Clare

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32146

    Set in the heart of the famous Burren, this detached holiday cottage is one of a cluster located in the village of Bellharbour. Enjoy exploring the landscape of the Burren with its wonderful diversity of flora and visiting the local attractions. Within easy reach are the Ailwee Caves, Corcomore Abbey and the famous Cliffs of Moher. It is also a popular base for hill walkers and for touring the coasts of Clare and Galway. The village has a white, sandy beach and all necessary amenities can be found within a short stroll. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request (€5 each per week). Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 1-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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