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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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  • Meadow Cottage

    Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: YTB

    Close to the village of Borrisokane, this delightful thatched cottage stands detached in its own grounds with swing and slides, and is furnished and equipped to Bord Failte 4 star standard. An ideal base for touring, the village of Terryglass (5 miles) is situated on the shores of Lough Derg where pleasure craft are available for hire. The traditional market town of Portumna (8 miles) boasts a 17th-century castle and the Portumna Forest Park where a natural trail and many woodland walks can be enjoyed. Beara Breffni walk on the doorstep. Four 18-hole golf courses within a 15-minute drive. Shops and pubs ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms with wooden floors and sloping ceilings. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Marine View - Marine View A

    Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32202

    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 and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area.

    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.

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  • Knockbroughan Cottage

    Oughterard, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W31314

    Set in peaceful mature gardens.

    Traditional cottage for 4/6.

    This delightful, spacious, traditional country cottage, renovated to a very good standard, retains original charm and character. Set in peaceful mature gardens, close to Lough Corrib trout fishing lake. Enjoy private walks through owner’s farm and nice quiet walks to the lake and 15th century castle. Connemara, with its rugged beauty, mountains, rivers, lakes and unspoilt beaches all from the doorstep. The village of Oughterard, with its pubs, restaurants and shops is easily reached, as is Galway city, 15 miles. The area offers an 18-hole golf course, indoor heated swimming pool, pony trekking, mountain walks, boat trips to Ashford Castle, Aran Islands, traditional music, gaelic sport and bike and boat hire. Shops and restaurant 3 miles, pubs 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room and turf/woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating by meter reading. Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Decked area with furniture and swings. Lawn badminton. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • The Kilns

    Nobber, Co. Meath.

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: YGF

    Just one hour from Dublin, this beautifully converted mill stands on 300 acres of farmland overlooking the river. Four delightful cottages have been created, two of which are offered here. Set in a courtyard, they are spacious, airy and well equipped, each with a wood-burning stove, lending them a cosy atmosphere. This is an ideal rural location (no bus service) to get away from it all, with fishing and long country walks on the doorstep. There are plenty of activities to enjoy locally, including horse riding, an 18-hole golf course at Ardee, and horse racing at Fairyhouse, while Meath’s fine sandy beaches offer good swimming and windsurfing. The Neolithic sites of Newgrange and Lough Crew are also within easy reach.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD (on request). Microwave. Shared laundry facilities with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Broadband connection. Large shared enclosed garden with sitting out area and furniture. 300-acre grounds. On-site fishing. Ample parking. Spring water supply from borehole. Welcome grocery pack. NB: River in grounds, children will require supervision.Woodburner (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD (on request). Microwave. Shared laundry facilities with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Broadband connection. Large shared enclosed garden with sitting out area and furniture. 300-acre grounds. On-site fishing. Ample parking. Spring water supply from borehole. Welcome grocery pack. NB: River in grounds, children will require supervision.

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  • Dacha

    Ardmore, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32069

    Overlooking Ardmore Bay, this light and airy holiday home stands detached in well-kept gardens. There is a choice of 7 beaches in the area (garden has a hot shower useful for washing the sand off!) and picturesque Ardmore is Ireland’s oldest Christian settlement, boasting many interesting historic sites and ruins including a 12th-century Round Tower and cathedral. A short drive away are Youghal, one of the best examples of a Norman walled port in Ireland, the thriving seaside market town of Dungarvan and pretty Lismore with its castle. Within 30 minutes is the Jameson whiskey distillery and Waterford Garden Trail. Within walking distance is a Michelin star restaurant, pubs, children’s playground, surfing, sea angling and spectacular cliff walks. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant 700 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Second living room. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room and open fire in second living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating €60per week. Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from well. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • 112 Roundstone Apartment, Connemara

    Roundstone, nr. Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32216

    This spacious apartment is ideally located in the pretty village of Roundstone overlooking the harbour with views of the Twelve Bens as a backdrop. The village of Roundstone (Cloch na Rón) on the Wild Atlantic Way, is a charming and picturesque fishing village, nestled at the foot of Errisbeg Hill, with the Atlantic ocean lapping against its harbour and scenic coastline. There are a number of pubs, restaurants and cafe’s catering for all tastes, especially seafood dishes cooked from the fresh fish which is supplied by the fishermen when they return to harbour. There is a well equipped children’s playground in the village and ample outdoor seating for those who like to sit, relax, and watch the day go by. Sea fishing trips and tours are available from the harbour daily. Lake fishing is also available locally on the many inland lakes in the area, and also at nearby Ballynahinch Castle and Cashel village.
    Bike hire is available in the village for those who would like to spend some time exploring the area and all of its hidden gems. The village also hosts traditional Irish music and dance nights throughout the summer, and it boasts many scenic routes such as the Inishnee Loop Walk, Ervallagh, the Bog Road Loop and Errisbeg Hill, which is ideal for cyclists and walkers.
    Gurteen Beach and Dogs Bay are located close to Roundstone village and are renowned for their particularly white sand and pods of dolphins are a regular sight in the bay. The beaches are very popular with windsurfers, dinghy sailors and kite surfers.
    Annual events in the village include a traditional boat regatta, the internationally renowned Roundstone Pony Show takes place in Farrells Field throughout the summer months. The Marconi marathon takes place in September of each year and offers the participants and spectators a unique sporting experience through the scenic Roundstone Bog Road.
    The market town of Clifden is a short drive and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has several restaurants many serving the local fish, and pubs, most with music sessions during the year. There are also art galleries and many lovely craft shops. Connemara Golf Links are 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 Galway city is approx 60 miles. Beach 2 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    7 steep, open-tread steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars). NB: 20 yards to sea.

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  • Harbour View House

    Ardgroom, Co. Cork

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: YLJ

    This delightful, detached cottage, in an elevated position, has panoramic views over Kenmare Bay and the Beara Mountains along the Wild Atlantic Way route. Just ½ mile from the sea, 10 miles from the attractive fishing port of Castletownbere and 8 miles from sandy beaches at Allihies and Eyeries, it is an ideal base for a family holiday. Take the stunning Healy Pass through the Caha Mountains for superb scenery, walking and climbing. The lively towns of Kenmare and Glengariff are within easy reach, the latter offering boat trips to seal colonies and Garinish Island. In these towns you will find restaurants serving excellent, locally caught seafood. Ardgroom (1 mile) enjoys a traditional music pub/restaurant and internet cafe. 9-hole golf course at Castletownbere and fishing locally. Shop 1¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors and wooden floor/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms with wooden floors. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio. Ample parking. Ground floor facilities.

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  • Castlegregory, Co. Kerry

    Castlegregory, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W5597

    Golden beach 0.5 miles / Three bathrooms.

    Semi-detached house for 6.

    This wonderful three-storey house on the edge of Castlegregory village enjoys views across to the Dingle Mountains with glimpses of the sea from the bedrooms. It is decorated and furnished to a very high standard, with patio doors leading to a small courtyard. Castlegregory has some good restaurants, along with some lively traditional pubs. The Dingle Peninsula offers truly wonderful coastal and mountain scenery, and this beautiful part offers fabulous beaches and wonderful walks and piers. Horse riding, hillwalking and deep sea fishing are available locally, along with a 9-hole golf course and a surf school. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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

    NSH and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Video. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Enclosed courtyard with furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Tubrid Cottage

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W32176

    Tubrid Cottage enjoys a wonderful location just 1 mile from the beautiful heritage town of Kenmare which offers a host of fantastic restaurants, cafes, traditional pubs and some great shops. This 150-year-old detached cottage has been restored, with great care taken to retain the character whilst ensuring style and comfort and overlooks Kenmare Bay and Caha Mountains with an uninterrupted view of the water. The Kenmare area offers some wonderful opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast with water sports, horse riding, golf and fishing. There are spectacular walks in the area, or try some sea life watching on the Seafari. Killarney National Park and lakes are 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with 2 additional singles and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Courtmacsherry Coastal Cottages - Cottage 5

    Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

    Grade
    6
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: W32083

    With a backdrop of mature woodland, these two detached holiday homes (refs W32083 and W32084) are in an attractive development of eight cottages. They have an upside-down design, with the first floor living area opening onto a balcony which affords views of Courtmacsherry Bay. They are adjacent to the Courtmacsherry Hotel (open everyday Jun-Sep, weekends only Oct-May), whose facilities include a restaurant, bar, tennis court and an equestrian school (subject to hotel opening times). The picturesque village offers opportunities for excellent walking, or enjoying the several fine sandy beaches within a short distance. Sailing, kayaking, power boating, sea, rock and beach fishing, whale and dolphin watching trips and bird watching are all available (subject to season). Clonakilty, with its lovely colourful shop fronts, is 8 miles away and has a model railway village, cinema, numerous shops and restaurants, and close by are Lisselan Gardens. Within easy reach are historic Kinsale, Blarney Castle and Gardens and Cork city (30 miles). This is a great central location on the beautiful County Cork coastline with its abundant attractions. Water sports available nearby. Horse riding on site. Shop ½ mile, pub serving food ¼ mile (open Jun-Sep, weekends only Oct-May), restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with two additional singles. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with breakfast area.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room. NSH, electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Shared lawned grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Balcony. Tennis court. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Kells Bay, Co. Kerry

    Kells Bay, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W6347

    On the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoying an elevated position between hill and sea, this detached property features a pine kitchen, wooden floorboards, an open fire and magnificent sea views. With a cathedral ceiling and an extensive use of glass in the main rooms, and with doors opening onto a surrounding patio, the superb sea views across Dingle Bay are maximised. Being just 300 yards from a sandy beach and in an area offering many activities including horse riding, hill walking, surfing, golf and fishing, this is a delightful holiday destination. Exploring the Ring of Kerry, on your doorstep, the Dingle Peninsula and Killarney are all possible. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 with additional single, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating by meter reading. Electricity €25per week. Bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Lakeside 2

    Killaloe, Co. Clare

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W31897

    This cluster of lovely modern holiday homes is located adjacent to Kincora Harbour on the shores of Lough Derg, a 10 minute stroll from the cathedral town of Killaloe. This town is the birthplace of Ireland’s famous 10th century High King, Brian Boru and hosts the Brian Boru Festival every year in mid-July with traditional music, dancing and festivities. Killaloe has many fine craft shops and great pubs with traditional music, restaurants and coffee shops. On Sundays there is an organic farmers market. In addition to having a toddlers’ play area on site, there is a public playground (suitable for older children) in Killaloe itself and also a public, natural outdoor swimming pool for open use during the summer months. The lake is ideal for water sports and UL Activity Centre, located just 10 minutes along the lake shore from the holiday homes, offers a fantastic choice including sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. Take leisurely boat cruises on the ‘Spirit of Killaloe’ and enjoy the tranquillity of Ireland’s largest lake or go further afield to visit many of Co. Clare and Limerick’s famous attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren Region, Limerick city and castle. There are many golf courses in the region. Shop 1 mile.

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

    Economy 7 electric heaters and electricity €5 per day (May - August), meter reading (September - April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared garden with patio and childrens’ play area. Shared 4-acre lawned grounds. Parking (1 car). NB: Fenced lake 100 yards from the properties.

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