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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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  • Dooks, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Dooks, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W31163

    Wonderful views

    Detached cottage for 6.

    This detached holiday cottage set in the midst of breathtaking scenery, has wonderful views across the water to the mountains on the Dingle Peninsula. Less than a mile away is the popular Dooks Golf Course with bar and restaurant and a further ½ mile will bring you to a lovely sandy beach. The lively village of Glenbeigh, with pubs, shops and restaurants (3½ miles) and the long stretch of beach at Rossbeigh (5 miles) with horse riding and activity centre makes this an ideal base. Fishing, boating on nearby Caragh Lake or walking in some of Ireland’s highest mountains will complete an active holiday. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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

    Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (€20per week). Electricity by €2 coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking.

  • Course Side

    Fota, Co. Cork

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W31607

    These wonderful holiday homes nestle together in the picturesque grounds of the Fota Island Resort, which is on scenic Fota Island, just 6 miles from Cork city. The island, which is linked by a causeway, is home to Ireland’s only wildlife park as well as the historic Fota House with its famous gardens and is just off the N25 making it conveniently located for exploring southern Ireland.
    The resort is within a 780-acre country estate with tree lined avenues of oak and sycamore, and is a place of natural beauty where life runs at a more leisurely pace. It is ideal for a relaxing break as the spa boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, as well as a fitness suite (both complimentary to all lodge residents) and offers 60 different therapy treatments including hydrotherapy, all at extra charge.
    For golf lovers, the resort has its own golf club which was home to the Irish open in 2001, 2002 and 2014, and offers outstanding facilities including a magnificent 27 hole championship golf course and a ’state of the art’ Golf Academy with resident PGA professionals who can be booked for private tuition. (All golf fees and tuition at extra charge). The adjacent club house has a shop and bar and also serves food. There are also tennis courts, a children’s playground and a number of mapped walking and jogging trails.
    Cork is Ireland’s second city, and was European Capital of Culture in 2006, and is home to many galleries, museums, theatres, and of course, wonderful shops and restaurants. The area boasts many historic attractions including the Titanic Museum at Cobh, the Jameson Whiskey Heritage Centre and a visit to Blarney Castle with the world famous Blarney Stone is highly recommended.
    East Cork has a wealth of golden beaches and rocky coves with fishing opportunities. The historic and extremely picturesque town of Kinsale, which is 26 miles, has many things to do both on and off the water. Boat trips, horse riding and fishing are all available locally. The hotel has two excellent restaurants and a bar which serves food.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floors/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Patio and furniture.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). Shared, indoor heated swimming pool, available 8am - 9pm, access for children between 9am-11am and 4pm-6pm only. Shared hammam (Turkish baths) and salt therapy room. No smoking.

  • Garrison Waterside 7

    Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W31663

    Garrison Waterside Hoilday Centre is situated in the most peaceful and tranquil place in Ireland. It is set in the grounds of the 14th-century Black Castle, on the banks of the River Barrow, beside one of Europe’s oldest bridges ‘The Valerian Bridge’ and right in the heart of historic Leighlinbridge. This is a family-owned and operated holiday centre - perfect for families, fishing enthusiasts, golfers, garden lovers and anyone looking for a touring base for the sunny south east. The holiday homes are fitted out to a very good standard and are secure behind a perimeter wall. Visitors have use of the children’s playground, picnic area, barbecue patio and use of a day boat to explore the River Barrow and navigational canal. There is also a cosy bar and restaurant on site, and the properties are conveniently situated between Kilkenny and Carlow. Golfing and horse racing are all nearby.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room with tiled floor and French doors/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating included (€40per week September-April). Electricity €15per week. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Garden with furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Fenced river in grounds.

  • Dingle Courtyard Cottages - Dingle Courtyard - Three

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32190

    In a delightful, quiet courtyard setting with distant views over Dingle Bay, these 5 holiday properties (references W32188, W32189, W32190, W32191 and W32192) lie just a short walk from the heart of the town. Perfect for any visitor, Dingle itself is a vibrant town boasting fine restaurants and traditional pubs, with many offering music. Irish design at its best is featured in the many fine craft shops and galleries. There are a number of sea safaris on offer in the area, taking visitors out to visit Dingle’s most famous inhabitant, Fungie the dolphin, and to the stunning Blasket Islands. The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles in to the Atlantic Ocean and offers some truly breathtaking views of the coastline, which consists of steep cliffs and sandy beaches. Beach 4 miles. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Wooden floors throughout. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Fridge/freezer. Shared courtyard.

    All properties: Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 25" Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

  • Ban Milis

    Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W31879

    This attractive semi-detached holiday cottage is just 0.5 miles from two sandy beaches and a little further (0.7 miles) from the charming village of Fethard-on-Sea, with its pubs, restaurants, shops and children’s playground. Set in a peaceful cul-de-sac, there is a bright sun room overlooking the large south-west facing garden with sea views, as well as a cosy living room with open fire. Ideally situated for exploring the stunning Hook Peninsula, with its abundance of beaches and picturesque harbours, and for hopping across to County Waterford via the little car ferry service from Ballyhack. There is much historic interest in the area including Fethard Castle, Hook Lighthouse (one of the oldest in the world) and Tintern Abbey. Fishing, diving, horse riding, bird watching, swimming and golf are all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.7 miles.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with laminate floor. Sun room. 1 double bedroom with shower cubicle. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floors. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: step from sun room to garden.

  • Marine View - Marine View B

    Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W32203

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, these delightful townhouses (refs W32202 and W32203) are situated in the centre of Bundoran, just a short walk from the seafront. Renowned as Donegal’s premier resort, Bundoran is famous for its beautiful backdrop of mountains and sea. Popular with surfers’ and beach lovers alike, Bundoran has become something of a surfers mecca and holds its own annual ’Sea Sessions’ festival. There is something for everyone of all ages and interests: Waterworld, golf, amusements, concerts, restaurants, pubs and watersports. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with 2 Veluxes, one with additional single, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Small enclosed lawned garden.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and electricity €7 per day. Bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. 32" Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi available at €10 per week or €5 per short break. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Lake 2

    Blessington Lake, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W31645


    Set in the beautiful grounds of Blessington Lakes, Avon Ri houses are perfect for a family holiday that caters for all tastes. They are very central for beautiful scenery, great shopping and fantastic activities on the lake and at the resort. Very spacious and equipped to a good standard, they have stunning views of the Blessington Lakes or the Wicklow countryside. The Avon Ri clubhouse has its own restaurant Il Lago with decking overlooking Blessington and the countryside, and has a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Upstairs are the Avon Ri café bar and gym room. Whether on a holiday with friends or family, there is plenty to do outdoors as well: sailing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and power boat training. Five-a-side football, tennis, mountain biking, archery, clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting, Segway and orienteering are also on offer.
    The pretty town of Blessington is a 10-minute walk and the thriving town of Naas a 15-minute drive. Wicklow has great beaches, and the quaint village of Avoca is worth a visit, as well as the beautiful mountainside village of Glendalough. Dublin is 25 miles, there are racecourses at Punchestown and the Curragh, and excellent golf courses such as Tulfarris and the K Club. Shops 2 miles.

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

    Gas central heating, electricity storage heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD on request. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Patio with furniture. Shared lawned grounds with lake. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 6m, depth 1.2m) with shower and changing facilities, Jacuzzi and sauna. Outdoor activities including sailing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, power boat training, 5-a-side football, tennis, mountain biking, archery, clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting, Segway and orienteering. NB: Lake in grounds.

  • Crystal Fountain

    Tralee, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W32193

    Located in a rural setting with a mountain backdrop, this semi-detached holiday cottage is just 1½ miles away from Tralee, with its wonderful selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Tralee is a wonderful base for a family holiday with steam train rides, bowling and the Aquadome with water slides and rapids. The beautiful duned Banna Strand is just 7½ miles, and there is a choice of sandy beaches within 18 miles, including Castle Gregory, a great surfing beach. Dingle can be reached in under 40 minutes with all the incredible scenery the Dingle Peninsula has to offer. Golfing, fishing, walking, hiking and surfing are all available. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    1 step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet (also accessed from hallway). First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating and electricity by card meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio with furniture. Parking (1 car).

  • Doolin Holiday Village

    Doolin, Co. Clare

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W31920

    Located just 2 miles from the beautiful village of Doolin, this detached holiday property provides an ideal base from which to explore the coastline of County Clare. Doolin is a prime rural seaside location and is very popular among tourists for its incredible scenery, great music pubs, and good local food. Enjoy a trip to the Aran Islands with one of the Doolin ferries which provide a very good daily service to and from the islands. Doolin has its own 9-hole pitch ’n’ putt course and there is a choice of two golf courses in the nearby seaside resort of Lahinch, just 20 minutes’ drive. Just off the N67 coastal road, Doolin serves as an ideal base from which to visit the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Liscannor, and Ballyvaughan. You will be spoilt for choice in this part of County Clare with beaches such as Lahinch, Spanish Point and the lovely cove of Kilkee – all within a short drive of Doolin. Shop 105 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with laminate floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms, both with Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    NSH and electricity €5 per day June-August, €8 per day September-May. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Patio and furniture. Garage (3-4 cars).

  • Recess Cottage 163, Connemara

    Recess, nr. Clifden

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32222

    This traditional, stone built lodge is situated on an elevated site, at the foot of the Twelve Bens Mountains in Glencoaghan Valley. Connemara is wonderfully located for a ‘get away from it all’ holiday. Sit in the garden and admire the fabulous scenery and colours. The valley is an outstanding area of natural beauty and is an ideal base for walking and for touring the Connemara region. The cottage boasts wonderful mountain and countryside views with nearby access to the mountain walks. A popular property for couples, families and groups of friends looking for a peaceful retreat. Local activities include walking, hill climbing, lake and river angling. There are many unspoilt beaches in the area.
    The village of Recess is located 13 miles from Clifden. Here you will find a grocery store, the famous Joyces Craft Shop, a bar and a church. Within the village car park you will find ‘The Connemara Giant’, a 20th century stone giant. Local folk lore tells us that if you touch the hand of the giant, you will be blessed with the knowledge of his ancient tribe. Recess village is set amongst Glendalough Lake and Derryclare Lake. The lake and mountain scenery is a sight to behold. The nearby glaciated Inagh Valley is north of recess and stretches towards Kylemore along Lough Inagh. The valley itself separates the Twelve Bens from the Maumturk Mountains, and the valley’s lake, woodlands and hills are enjoyed by many walkers, fishermen and artists. Lough Inagh is a well-known game fishing lake and visitors are more than welcome to fish there. Boats can be hired locally.
    The market town of Clifden is a short drive and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has many fabulous restaurants, many serving the local fish and most of the pubs have music sessions during the year. There are also art galleries and many lovely craft shops. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and pony/horses can be hired at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic short drive from the house and 50 miles from the city of Galway. Beach 10 miles. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Wood burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Waterville, Co. Kerry

    Waterville, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    4
    Ref: W31469

    Jacuzzi bath/all bedrooms en-suite.

    Detached house for 6.

    This delightful, detached property offers real ’home from home’ holiday accommodation and is ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, just 1 mile from the pretty seaside village of Waterville with its restaurants, craft shops, pubs and miles of beach. Local activities include cycling, water sports and horse riding, and wonderful walking including the Kerry Way. Lough Currane is world famous for its trout and salmon fishing, and boats can be hired locally. There are two golf courses, one a championship course, both with scenic views. Further afield are Killarney, with its world famous lakes and national park, and the Dingle Peninsula, which abounds with fabulous coastal scenery. The area has many sites of historical interest and a boat trip to the incredible Skellig Islands is an experience not to be missed. This part of Kerry is a Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve which ensures wonderful skies with masses of twinkling stars. Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, two with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Maximum occupancy is 6.

    Open fire (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Free to air TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). Cycle store.

  • An Caoran

    Connemara, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31397

    Rural location.

    Modern, detached house for 6.

    Carna is situated at the head of the peninsula, a lobster fishing centre and an ideal place to explore the vast wilderness of Connemara with its hills, lakes and endless shoreline. The holiday property is fabulous with its spacious interior, vaulted ceilings, timber and tiled floor, and is furnished to a very good standard. Set in 8 acres of grounds, just 5 minutes from a sandy beach. The living room is on the first floor and has an open fire and views of the sea and the ’Twelve Bens’ mountain range. Visit Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, Roundstone Village, The Aran Islands and the cultural city of Galway. Golf, cycling, fishing, hiking, horse riding and walking are all available locally. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room.

    Open fires in living room and dining room. Oil central heating (timed) and electricity included (€40per week September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). No smoking.

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