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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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  • Bannow Lodge

    Bannow, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    8
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: W31961

    Bannow Lodge is an imposing, detached residence exuding quality and style and includes an en-suite bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe. It is situated just a mile from the golden sands of Bannow Island beach where the ’buried’ city of Bannow is sited. It was here that the Normans first landed in 1169 and the area is of much historical interest as well as having a great tradition of Irish music and dancing (including the Phil Murphy music festival held annually). Bannow Lodge is beautifully presented inside with solid walnut floors, granite worktops, exceptional appliances and furnishings whilst outside there is a large, lawned garden to enjoy. A wonderful base from which to explore all that this beautiful part of Wexford has to offer. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub ½ mile.

    2 steps to entrance (ramp available). All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor/sun room with French doors. Utility room. Beams throughout. 4 double bedrooms (two 5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room, woodburner in sun room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (€35per week April-June and September-October). Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Garage (3 cars). Welcome tray. No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

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  • Castaways

    Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W31866

    With sea views from nearly every room, this detached holiday property, set in 1 acre, is within strolling distance of the stunning coastline, 0.4 miles away, and 10-minute walk to 2 beaches. There is a spacious upstairs living room complete with a balcony taking advantage of the sea views as well as a downstairs sun room. The house is just under a mile from the little resort of Fethard-on-Sea (The High Wood) with its shops, restaurants pubs and children’s playground. This eastern side of the Hook Peninsula boasts glorious scenery and is convenient for many fine sandy beaches. A trip to Hook Tower, probably the oldest lighthouse in Europe (12th century) is a must, and amenities include all types of sea fishing, sub aqua and water sports. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.9 miles.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, all with tiled floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Living room with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with wooden floor, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room and sun room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating by meter reading. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. 1-acre lawned garden and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars).

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  • Meadow Cottage

    Aughadown, near Skibbereen, Co. Cork

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31999

    With lovely views of Roaring Water Bay and Kilcoe Castle and a few hundred yards from a charming inlet and pier, this holiday cottage is located close to the owner’s home in the heart of the beautiful West Cork coastline, along the Wild Atlantic Way, 6 miles from Skibbereen. The open-plan living area has a cathedral-style wooden ceiling and an attractive spiral staircase leading to an overhead mezzanine. Within a short drive Baltimore, Union Hall, Glandore, Castletownshend and Schull, offering water sports, opportunities for whale and dolphin watching trips or ferries to the islands. From nearby Cunnamore Pier you can take a rewarding day trip to Heir Island. Visit the Mizen, Sheep’s Head and Beara Peninsulas, Bantry, Glengarriff, Garnish Island and Gougane Barra Forest Park. Horse riding available nearby. Shop ¼ mile, pub 1½ miles, restaurant 6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and breakfast area. Tiled floors throughout. Second living room with double sofa bed. Utility room. 3 double bedrooms, one with en-suite wet room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Spiral stairs to mezzanine.

    Woodburner in living area (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity €50per week. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Gravelled area to front. Barbecue. Ample parking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Emoyeni

    Aclare, Co. Sligo

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W31296

    Sited on an organic farm.

    Bungalow for 8

    This large, well-appointed, modern holiday cottage, which sleeps 8, is situated on an environmentally friendly, working, organic farm located a short drive off the Swinford to Aclare Road. Ballina, at 15 miles, provides a centre for activities such as golf, fishing, equestrian, walking and sites of historical interest. This property is ideally located for the outdoor holiday with miles of unspoilt walks, many in the Ox Mountains, 9 miles, or around Lough Talt, where boat hire and fishing are available. Tubbercurry only 12 miles. There is also a Blue Flag beach at Enniscrone, 25 miles away. Cycle hire in village. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • The Meadows

    Saltmills, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W32070

    Within walking distance of Saltmills village, 100 yards, and the scenic Bannow Estuary, 600 yards, this detached, single-storey holiday home is in an idyllic spot surrounded by beautiful, landscaped gardens. Historic Saltmills village is aptly named after the renowned Iron Age salt mills and is home to Tintern Abbey, founded in 1200 and well worth a visit. The Meadows is spacious and bright inside and is an excellent base for exploring the Hook peninsula which offers a beach a day for a fortnight, pretty fishing villages, bird watching, deep sea angling and snorkelling. Historic sites are numerous and include Hook Lighthouse (winner of a ‘Lonely Planet’ award), Dunbrody Abbey, JFK Homestead and the restored Loftus Hall, reputed to be the most haunted house in Ireland! Shop within a 10-minute drive. Pub ¾ mile and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with dining area. Utility/shower room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, two with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with bidet and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating €30per week. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

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  • Cnocán Na Cuaigh

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: W31813

    Just a 10-minute walk to a deserted beach and just 1.25 miles from the village, this beautiful sea view holiday home is spacious and very tastefully decorated. All bedrooms are en-suite (some with magnificent sea views), and the large open plan kitchen/dining area and large bright living room makes it the ideal retreat for the family. The views from the house really capture the Connemara landscape of small fields, stone walls and the sea beyond. The Carraroe Peninsula is surrounded by beaches with the coral beach being the main attraction (3.5 miles). The unique 9-hole golf course at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean is only 15 minutes away. Access to the Aran Islands by sea and by air is also within driving distance. Shops, traditional pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 1 double (6ft) bedroom (zip and link, can be twin) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating (payable locally). Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Cable TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned and gravelled garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Lough Currane View

    Waterville, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    5
    Ref: YAAM

    In a peaceful setting overlooking the beautiful Lough Currane, this spacious, attractive, detached house is well designed and furnished to a very good standard, with views of the lake and mountains. It is ideal for larger family parties, or two families wishing to holiday together. Enjoy trout fishing (by licence) in the lough, 500 yards. Waterville, on the Wild Atlantic Way, is less than half a mile away, with pubs, shops and an excellent choice of world class restaurants, all within walking distance. It has two golf courses, including a championship links course. Walk along the promenade and the local Waterville beach or you can visit Derrynane National Park, 7 miles away, where you will find some of Ireland’s best beaches. Ballinskelligs, also 7 miles, has more stretches of golden sandy beaches. Childrens playground ¼ mile. Shops and pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor, 2 steps to dining room with terracotta tiled floor/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 twin, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Cable TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Ground floor facilities.

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  • Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

    Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W31309

    Great holiday base for families.

    Single storey detached house for 7/8.

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, in the seaside village of Enniscrone, this holiday home is an ideal choice for families, golfers and anglers, as well as beach and water enthusiasts. There is something for everyone in this village, including the 3-mile long beach, a championship golf links, an indoor water park and pitch and putt as well as other activities which will keep most people happy. Further afield you can visit Ceide Fields, and fishermen can try their luck on the famous River Moy for that elusive salmon. The village has many pubs and restaurants, and Ballina, which is a short journey away, has shopping, restaurants and a cinema, as well as an annual festival. Shops and pubs ¼ mile, restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with additional single, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Cable TV. Video. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • 167 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W32233

    Located in the heart of Connemara close to Ballyconneely, this attractive spacious, detached holiday home has a large garden with panoramic views of the sea and local countryside. The living area is open-plan and provides the perfect space for holiday use with it is bright and spacious rooms it is very suited to families or groups of friends. There is an outdoor seating area and BBQ, perfect for relaxing after a busy day exploring the Connemara area. For golfers, a golf course can be found in Ballyconneely, 2 miles away. Clifden is 7 miles away and offers a wide range of restaurants, pubs and shops. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are other local destinations to explore. Beach 100 yards. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. Sun room. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Walk-in shower with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. landscaped grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply. NB: Sea frontage 100 yards.

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  • 501 Carraroe, Connemara

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W32255

    This very well-presented, spacious, 4 bedroomed detached holiday property, one of six, is located in the village of Carraroe, in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht and set amongst the stunning beauty of Connemara’s landscape. It is a truly fantastic location for touring and exploring Connemara, Galway and the Aran Islands. Shops, bars, restaurants and cafés are just a short walk away, and the award-winning beach, Trá an Dóilin, is just a short drive away. Other nearby activities and attractions include fishing, walking, cycling, sea kayaking, golf and much more. With its coastal, rural location, it has the best of both worlds.

    On the Wild Atlantic Way, Carraroe has become a popular tourist destination for all ages to enjoy. Not only is it wedged between Casla Bay and Great Man’s Bay, but has the whole series of islands composed of Lettermore, Gorumna and Lettermullen, all joined by a causeway to the mainland. There are many fine beaches in the area, perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving and many other water sports.

    The Féile an Dóilín is one of the west of Ireland’s premier maritime festival and takes place annually on the shores of Carraroe during the August bank holiday weekend. The festival revolves around the ancient and beautiful Galway Hooker boat. Golf enthusiasts are well-catered for with the Connemara Isles Golf Club located nearby. With its coastal location, it’s a challenging but very memorable golf experience. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 kingsize, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (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. Electric hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Teac Coilin

    Belclare, near Tuam, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: W32123


    This spacious detached house, with its large enclosed garden, makes a wonderful base for anybody looking to holiday in the west of Ireland. It is located approximately 1 hour’s drive from Knock and Shannon airport, and 2 hours from Dublin. The house itself is very well equipped and beautifully furnished. It is ideally located for day trips to Galway City, 15 miles, home of so many festivals. Westport, Burren and Connemara are all approximately 50 miles. The active can walk for miles on the country roads and "Knockma", supposedly the burial ground of Ireland’s Queen Maeve, is a lovely climb where, on a fine and clear day, you can view the full countryside from the top of the hill, including Lough Corrib. Headford is only 10 miles away and horse riding, public swimming pool and gym, and there is fishing, boat hire and ghillies available. Golf is available locally in Tuam and Ballinrobe, and the Greenway cycle path runs from Westport to Achill. Or enjoy a day trip to the Arran Islands. Shop, post office and pub in Belclare, 3 miles, restaurant in Tuam, 7 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Second living room with wooden floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower room and toilet, all with wooden floors. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric coal-effect fire in second living room, electricity and oil central heating by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Four Freeview TVs. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack.

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  • Sarsfield Cottage

    Inchiquinn, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    3
    3
    Ref: W31677

    Set on 1.5 acres on the shores of Lough Corrib, this secluded and modern detached holiday home is ideally located for a ‘get-away-from-it-all’ holiday. On an island accessed via a causeway, the house boasts its own private jetty; boat hire and ghillies are available locally. For those interested in moving off the island, Galway and Westport are worth the drive, while Connemara boasts spectacular scenery. Closer to home, the pretty village of Cong and Ashford Castle are within easy striking distance. Headford is a lively village and has many pubs with music and craic. Golfers and fishermen are also spoilt for choice in this area. Shops, pubs and restaurants 6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Conservatory with patio doors. 3 bedrooms with wooden floor: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with gravelled patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No children under 6 years. NB: Unfenced lake frontage 30 yards. Unprotected drops in garden.

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