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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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  • Annascaul, Co. Kerry
    Annascaul, Co. Kerry×

    Four Winds

    Annascaul, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W31885
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    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
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    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, 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...

  • Portroe, Co. Tipperary
    Portroe, Co. Tipperary×

    Lackaroe

    Portroe, Co. Tipperary

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    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
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    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...

  • Knocknagree, near Killarney, Co. Cork
    Knocknagree, near Killarney, Co. Cork×

    Norah’s Cottage

    Knocknagree, near Killarney, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W32270
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This comfortable cottage lies in an ideal location, on the borders of the picturesque counties of Cork and Kerry.
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    Located on the border of the counties of Cork and Kerry, next door to the owners home, this cosy, traditional, detached cottage makes a wonderful base for discovering the picturesque scenery of both counties. The restored cottage retains many of its original features and offers beautiful mountain views from its pretty garden and patio. Located in the ‘Sliabh Luachra’ region, which is famed for traditional Irish music and songs, the area also offers wonderful fishing on...

  • Clogheen, Co. Tipperary
    Clogheen, Co. Tipperary×
    Newly Listed
    Garden Cottage

    Garden Cottage

    Clogheen, Co. Tipperary

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    Ref: W32312
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    With beautiful views towards the mountains, Garden Cottage is an ideal base to explore the countryside of Ireland.
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    Situated in the attractive riverside village of Clogheen, Garden Cottage, as its name suggests, is a semi-detached cottage surrounded by a very large garden on three side and has lovely mountain views. As well as being within a 5-minute stroll to traditional pubs, restaurants and shops, the area offers some of the best river fishing in the country. There are fabulous scenic mountain walks and excellent golf and horse riding facilities. Just 3 miles away lies The Vee which is a...

  • Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork
    Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork×

    Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

    Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W5812
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Open Fire
    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
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    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...

  • Tramore, Co. Waterford
    Tramore, Co. Waterford×

    Honeywell

    Tramore, Co. Waterford

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    Ref: W5490
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This spacious bungalow, on a small residential estate, is furnished to a high standard with pretty bedrooms, polished timber flooring and patio doors leading from the dining area to a sunny, lawned garden.
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    One mile to golden beach.

    Detached bungalow for 4.

    This spacious bungalow, on a small residential estate, is furnished to a high standard with pretty bedrooms, polished timber flooring and patio doors leading from the dining area to a partially enclosed sunny, lawned garden. It is conveniently situated to avail of many excellent golf courses in the south east of Ireland. Tramore, Faithlegg, Waterford City and Waterford Castle golf courses are within a 6 mile radius. Many...

  • Ballyfinnane, Killarney, Co. Kerry
    Ballyfinnane, Killarney, Co. Kerry×

    Old Creamery Cottage

    Ballyfinnane, Killarney, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W31876
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This pretty semi-detached holiday property enjoys a great location, being very close to Kerry airport, and situated mid-way between the towns of Killarney and Tralee, each of which offers a fantastic selection of shops, pubs and restaurants
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    This pretty semi-detached holiday property enjoys a great location, being very close to Kerry airport, and situated mid-way between the towns of Killarney and Tralee, each of which offers a fantastic selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. The house also makes the perfect base for touring around this most beautiful part of Ireland. Discover the magnificent Dingle Peninsula, which offers fabulous scenery and is rich with archaeological sites, or take a boat trip on the stunning lakes...

  • Durrus, Co. Cork
    Durrus, Co. Cork×

    Durrus Holiday Homes

    Durrus, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W32066
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    At the heart of the picturesque village of Durrus, this terraced holiday home is ideally situated close to the shops, pubs and restaurants in the vicinity
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    At the heart of the picturesque village of Durrus, this terraced holiday home is ideally situated close to the shop, pubs and restaurants in the vicinity. Your location at the head of Dunmanus Bay, on the Wild Atlantic Way, gives a choice of exploring the spectacular Sheep’s Head (awarded European Tourist Destination of Excellence title) or Mizen Peninsulas. The Sheep’s Head Way has many loop walks, there’s a cycle route and a private garden open to the public. Horse...

  • Ballydehob, Co. Cork
    Ballydehob, Co. Cork×

    Ardura Beg Cottage

    Ballydehob, Co. Cork

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    Ref: YLV
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A cosy, secluded property with wonderful views over Roaring Water Bay. 50 yards from the sea and only 2 miles from Ballydehob.
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    Occupying an elevated position, with spectacular views over Roaring Water Bay, this very nicely designed and furnished detached cottage has a cosy and romantic feel. There is the added bonus of a conservatory where you can sit, read and relax whilst enjoying great views of the bay. Set in a wonderfully secluded location, just off the main road to Ballydehob and 50 yards from the sea, it is surrounded by a colourful garden with shrubs and natural rock landscape. This area, on the...

  • Dromod, Co. Leitrim
    Dromod, Co. Leitrim×

    The Waterfront

    Dromod, Co. Leitrim

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    Ref: W32173
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    A larger family sized holiday property on Dromond Harbour, near the shores of Loughs Bofin and Boderg.
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    Located 85 miles west of Dublin and 80 miles from Galway, this excellent holiday home is in a complex of similar properties, overlooking the marina and lake. It is a very short drive to the local village where you will find a convenience store and pubs serving good food. There is also a bistro right beside the entrance to the complex which is open all summer and at weekends out of season. Carrick-on-Shannon is a 15-minute drive away and has a selection of restaurants, pubs and good...

  • Bundoran
    Bundoran×
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    Ref: W32197
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Open Fire
    A lovely property that is perfect for a family, with golf, water sports, concerts and festivals to keep everyone entertained.
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    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Bundoran is County Donegal’s premier seaside resort, with its backdrop of beautiful scenery, fabulous beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. Superb Tullan Strand, favoured by surfers and beach lovers alike, is just a short walk from these holiday properties (refs W32197 and W32198). These attractive semi-detached properties are conveniently located in Bundoran’s east end. Bundoran has a variety of amenities to suit all the family, there is golf,...

    Stracomer View - 20 Stracomer View
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  • Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
    Dungarvan, Co. Waterford×

    Clash-Brack Cottage

    Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

    5
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    Ref: W32272
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Set in a rural location, yet only 6 miles from the nearest beach, this is the perfect getaway spot for a relaxing holiday.
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    With garden and far reaching rural views from every room, this detached holiday cottage lies in a peaceful setting just a 10-minute drive from the bustling harbour town of Dungarvan. All on the ground floor, it boasts spacious accommodation for 5 guests, a large enclosed garden and private parking. The property also has a natural water supply from a well - but not to worry, it does come through the taps!
    The town has a beautiful sandy bay, further enhanced by the majestic...

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