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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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  • Seacliff 3

    Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31707

    Terraced house for 5.

    Seacliff is a development of delightful holiday homes nestling within the grounds of Dunmore East Golf Club which is on a headland above the ocean looking out towards Hook Head. Each of these delightful houses is attractively furnished and decorated. The living room has an open fire and patio doors lead outside to a seating area with garden furniture. They offer a peaceful and relaxed environment with the bonus of reduced green fees, (during the winter months the golf club opening hours are reduced, and clients can have 25% discount on normal green fees. A weekly pass can also be booked at reduced rate). A 300 yard walk down the hill brings you to a cove with golden sands and in another 200 yards you are at the pub. Dunmore East is a much sought after seaside village with pretty thatched cottages, a golden beach and a fishing harbour. There is a very popular sailing club and water sports adventure centre. The village also boasts lively pubs, restaurants, a park, tennis courts plus woodland walks, boat trips and fishing. Waterford city (12 miles) has numerous facilities including a cinema, theatre, museums, excellent shopping and the world famous crystal factory. For surfers and swimmers, the very lively resort of Tramore (10 miles) has surf schools, Splashworld, an indoor swimming complex and amusements and fun fair in the summer. Wexford can be reached by the Passage East Ferry which is a convenient way to explore the Hook Peninsula including the lighthouse and Tintern Abbey.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single.

    Open fire in living room. Electricity heating and electricity by pin energy meter (payable online or by phone). Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Accommodation allocated on arrival. The en-suite facility may be in the double room or the twin room.

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  • 503 Carraroe, Connemara

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W32257

    Situated in the heart of Connemara Gaeltacht, this is 1 of 6 similar townhouse properties and is set amidst the stunning beauty of Connemara’s landscape.

    A truly fantastic location for touring and exploring Connemara, Galway and the Aran Islands. The wonderful award-winning beach ’Trá an Doilín’ is just a short drive away, as are many other fine beaches in the area, which are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, diving and many other water sports. Other activities and attractions nearby include fishing, walking, cycling, sea kayaking and golf.

    Carraroe enjoys its coastal, rural location on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is now a popular destination for tourists of all ages. Wedged between Casla Bay and Greatman’s Bay, the area also comprises of a series of islands, namely Lettermore, Gorumna and Lettermullen, all joined to the mainland by a causeway.

    With its many winding roads there is a great character and old world atmosphere to be found here.
    The Féile an Dóilín is one of the west of Ireland’s premier maritime festivals and takes place annually on the shores of Carraroe during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

    The Connemara Isles Golf Club is located nearby and offers a challenging, but memorable experience. Wi-fi is available in the holiday village’s recreational room. Beach 1 mile. Shops, pubs and restaurants 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and tiled floor. Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Mezzanine with twin beds. Separate toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (no fuel provided). Electricity and electric heating by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room. Fridge. Wi-fi (in shared recreational room). Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared playground.

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  • Hunter’s Cottage

    Gortcally, nr. Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32087

    Hunter’s Cottage is a detached, single-storey holiday property in a tranquil setting in a wooded area, 2 miles from the village of Kerrykeel which is located on the shore of beautiful Mulroy Bay. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fabulous beaches for water sports enthusiasts, and many hills ideal for keen walkers. The cottage has retained many of its original features, creating a unique holiday home. Spend some time on the famous Ballymastocker Strand, a stunning, sandy, horseshoe bay, or visit Rockhill Adventure Park and Glenveagh National Park. Riding school nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft sleigh bed), one with additional single, both with wooden floor. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Enclosed garden with patio. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from well. No smoking.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Knocklong, Co. Limerick

    Grade
    5
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: YNC

    Set at the edge of the village of Knocklong, this wonderful cut-stone house is decorated and equipped to a very high standard. Modern and spacious it is one of a pair and enjoys a colourful, enclosed garden. Ideally located along a main road in the heart of Ballyhoura country, and close to the Limerick-Tipperary-Cork border, it makes a great touring base. Mitchelstown Caves, Cahir Castle and Rock of Cashel within driving distance. Excellent hill and forest walks nearby, as well as facilities for horse riding and fishing. Golf (18-hole) in Mitchelstown. Pubs and restaurants close by. Shops 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with sisal floor. Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft sleigh bed), 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Cable TV. Video. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Doonbeg Holiday Home

    Doonbeg, Co. Clare

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32143

    Conveniently located in the centre of the village and within walking distance of a beach, this detached holiday house is perfect for family summer getaways, or relaxing winter escapes. Doonbeg enjoys an 18-hole golf course and traditional Irish pubs, some of which are highly renowned for their food. Kilkee is only a 5 minutes’ drive away, and has numerous attractions including Waterworld and beautiful cliff walks. Other popular tourist towns include Lahinch, Liscannor and Doolan, all within easy driving distance. Beach 1 mile. Shop 20 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room, electric heaters by meter reading. Bed linen included. Cot and high chair on request at cost. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Small lawned garden with patio and sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • 199 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32248

    This renovated and extended traditional holiday cottage is set along the coastline between Clifden town and Ballyconneely village, a popular and sought after holiday area in Connemara. The shoreline is just across the road and the nearby seal colony can be seen all year round. Located in a peaceful and tranquil area, the cottage boasts a thoroughly relaxing countryside location, and yet is only a 5-minute drive to Clifden and Ballyconneely, both of which provide a selection of pubs, shops and restaurants. Golf, fishing and scenic walks are just some of the activities available locally, with places such as Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey, Alcock and Brown landing site and the old Marconi Wireless Communication Station close by. Beach across road. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize with additional single, 1 double. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (€10 per day October-May). Bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in garden. Seashore across the road.

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  • Nead

    Inverin, Co.Galway

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W32165

    Wonderfully located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this original detached cottage now provides a very cosy and comfortable holiday property, complete with a multi-fuel burner. The cottage is less than ½ mile from the heart of the village of Inverin, while the village of Spiddal is 3 miles away, which has a larger variety of amenities. The city of Galway is 12 miles away, home to an arts festival, racing festival and film festival. There is a regular bus service to the city for those who do not want to drive. The cottage is less than 1 mile away from the beach, and is perfectly located for touring Connemara, and the Aran Islands can be accessed by ferry or by plane. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy deep sea fishing or can travel to Moycullen/Oughterard and Lough Corrib. Bike hire, golf courses, pony trekking and water sports are all available locally. Walkers will also be spoiled with the myriad of country and coastal roads surrounding the area. Beach ¼ mile. Shop and pub ¼ mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with sofa bed and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms with wooden floors. Shower room with Velux and tiled floor.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (intiial fuel included). Gas, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Electricity included (€6 per day October-May). Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Aughrim Holiday Village

    Aughrim, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W32167

    This holiday home in Aughrim is situated on the outskirts of the village, adjacent to a hotel where guests have full access to its bar, restaurant and on-site tennis courts. The house is within easy walking distance of the village’s shops, pubs and delicatessen. Aughrim is a lovely, quaint village with a river running through it attractive granite frontages and a local bowling green. It was the winner of the ’Irish Tidy Towns’ competition held in 2007. Nestled amongst the wooded hills in the heat of Wicklow at the point where the rivers Ox and Derry converge, this picturesque area is a great favourite with walkers and hikers, and the famous ‘Wicklow Way’ offers some breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains.
    There are a number of riding stables in the area offering both riding lessons and pony trekking for rides of all levels. Arklow Golf Club and Woodenbridge Golf Club are all within easy reach, with the world-famous Druid’s Glen Golf Club less than an hour’s drive away. For those who enjoy fishing, Aughrim boasts its own purpose built, year round angling facility which has excellent facilities for those who are mobility impaired and there is a fishery is only 40 minutes away.
    In addition to its beautiful scenery, County Wicklow has a number of stately homes and gardens open to the public, such as Powerscourt House and Gardens, Mount Usher Gardens and Avondale House and Gardens. Although it feels splendidly rural, Aughrim is only 30 minutes away from Brittas Bay Beach, 40 minutes from Wicklow town and an hour and a half from the city of Dublin. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heating and electricity by meter reading (top up locally). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Cottage

    Foulksmills, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W31670

    Set just over 600 yards from the award-winning riverside village of Foulksmills, this splendid detached bungalow stands in its own level, lawned garden with lovely views across countryside to the rear. Well-maintained, the holiday cottage has a superb conservatory taking full advantage of the views and is ideally situated for a leisurely stroll down to the pubs and riverside park in the pretty village - or for a short drive to the wonderful coastline a mere 7 miles away. Other attractions and activities in the area include Hook Lighthouse, Tintern Abbey, horse riding, golf and fishing. Shop and pubs 660 yards, restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with shared en-suite shower room (double cubicle) and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned and gravelled garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Ballybraid

    Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31769

    Situated on a hill overlooking fields of sheep and the beautiful valley of Glenmalure, this holiday cottage makes a complete ‘get-away-from-it-all’ holiday retreat. Accessed via a rough track, it is set on a working sheep farm, and is over 100 years old. It has been restored to a very good standard; a large open fire makes it cosy and welcoming. The Wicklow Way passes by the cottage and is ideal for hill walkers - ending up in the Glenmalure Lodge for great food and music. Horse riding in Annamoe. Avoca (home of Ballykissangel) is about 9 miles, Glenmalure Golf Club is about 4 miles, Greenane Maze is great fun for children and the historic Glendalough is about 6 miles. Dublin is under 1 hour’s drive. Shops, pubs and restaurant 0.6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms, two with wooden floor: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 bunk, 1 single.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (€35per week September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi available via digiweb satellite €15 per week. Enclosed gravelled garden, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Natural water supply from well. NB: Sloping banks in garden.

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  • Recess Cottage 116, Connemara

    Recess, nr. Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W32215

    This traditional style cottage is located in the heart of Connemara, close to the Wild Atlantic Way, yet at the foothills of the Maumturk Mountains on the Western Way Trail. It boasts spectacular views of the Twelve Bens and Lough Inagh. This is the ideal base for touring the western region. The cottage is geared up for walkers as it has a wonderful drying room.
    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. 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.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single, one 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. Electricity by meter reading. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Gleesk House

    Sneem, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: YCN


    With its elevated site, Gleesk House offers the most spectacular panoramic sea views. This traditional Irish cottage has been lovingly restored over the years and offers a wonderful, tranquil haven which can be enjoyed from the beautiful landscaped garden. Reached via a steep lane, the cottage is on a working farm and the 100 acre grounds sweep down the mountain to the shoreline and to coral strand.

    Located in a Dark Sky Reserve and on the Wild Atlantic Way, this makes a perfect base for uncovering the superb beaches and national parks of the local area, along with hidden coves, piers and islands. Perfect for hikers and walkers. Golf and horse riding are available locally. Deep sea fishing is also available locally along with free fishing from the shore. Suggested day trips include the heritage town of Kenmare, the Healy Pass into West Cork, Killarney National Park and lakes, the Dingle Peninsula and Skellig Island.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with rugs on slate floor and cathedral ceiling. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Narrow stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms (one double bed has access from one side only), both with low sloping ceiling. Second staircase to first floor: Minstrels gallery with twin beds, roof light and wooden floor.

    Open fires in living rooms (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Two satellite TVs. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Incoming calls only (local and emergency calls out). Walled patio area with furniture. Barbecue. Farmland with private coastline. Parking. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Drops and water feature in grounds.

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