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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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  • Bracken

    Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: YYK


    This attractive, stone-faced, detached holiday cottage in an elevated site has been designed to give panoramic views of the sea and mountains from the large, airy living areas and enclosed patio. Overlooking Kenmare Bay to the Beara Peninsula, it is just a mile from a sandy beach. At Derrynane are golden sands, coves, rock pools and 16th-century abbey ruins. Visit Derrynane House and Gardens, with its tropical plants which thrive in this mild climate, warmed by the Gulf Stream. The property is located on the Lambs Head Peninsula, along a winding road which offers spectacular views at every turn. The little village of Caherdaniel is 2½ miles, with two pubs and a restaurant. Situated 2 miles from the Ring of Kerry, an ideal touring base with horse riding and water sports, including wind surfing, surfing, body boarding and canoeing. Shop 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden/
    slate floor and French doors. Kitchen area with slate floor. Utility room. Double (5ft) bedroom with wooden floor, en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms with wooden floors: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower and toilet, 2 twin, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Double oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. Ground floor facilities. NB: Step to entrance.

  • Blackwater Farm Lodge

    Mallow, Co. Cork

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: W5880

    Reserved fishing rights / 100 yards to river.

    Detached house for 8.

    Built in 1892, this detached house has been renovated to make a charming holiday home whilst retaining many original features, including two open fires and wooden floors. It is surrounded by fields and is just 100 yards from the Blackwater River making it superb for salmon and trout fishing (two complimentary fishing rights per stay, no fishing rods), or for nature lovers seeking peace and tranquillity. Golf is also available nearby. Just 7 miles from Mallow, its a wonderful base for touring. Visits to both the Killarney Lakes and West Cork are strongly recommended. Shop 1¾ miles, pub 2½ miles, restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Study. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Two open fires (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

  • Portnoo, Co. Donegal

    Portnoo, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31137

    Panoramic views.

    Detached house for 6/8.

    This architecturally designed holiday property really does have the ’wow’ factor. Gweebara Bay and Inishkeel Island are the focal view from the balcony accessed through the glass doors from the living area.

    The décor and furnishings complement the clean modern lines of the contemporary-style interior and the property boasts a spiral staircase to a ’den’, a perfect area for the children to play. Every window has a picture postcard view of the panoramic scene below. Amenities include golf, sea and fresh water fishing, mountain climbing, walking, cycling and horse riding.

    With its fabulous beaches this area is popular with water sports enthusiasts. It is also close to pubs and excellent restaurants. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    Lower ground floor: Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 bunk with additional bunk, shower room with toilet and basin. Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to children’s play area/den (no door).

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Balcony. Ample parking. Private water supply. No smoking. NB: External stairs from balcony to garden.

  • Boherbue, Co. Cork

    Boherbue, Co. Cork

    Grade
    8
    4
    3
    1
    Ref: W6606

    Good touring location.

    Detached modern house for 8.

    Situated beside a country road, this spacious, detached holiday home boasts two bedrooms with en-suite facilities and has wooden floorboards and two open fires. It is close to the Araglin River, a favourite haunt of anglers, and within a few miles of a number of villages whose pubs offer traditional music of the unique "Sliabh Luachra" region. You are centrally placed for touring, with Killarney just 20 miles away, and Cork City and Blarney making other possible day trips. Millstreet, 7 miles, enjoys an international equestrian centre and a Country Park. Shop and restaurant 1¼ miles, pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms, 2 with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fires in living room and dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video/DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking.

  • 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).

  • Shannons Gate

    Killorglin, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W6669

    Peaceful location.

    Detached bungalow for 6/8

    This spacious, detached bungalow with wooden floors, open fire, raised stone fireplace and tasteful furnishings, is set on a country road, 2 miles from the bustling town of Killorglin on the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way. This holiday property, located in the extreme southwest of Ireland, has views of the Slieve Mish Mountains and is an ideal base for touring the rugged Dingle Peninsula, the glorious lakes and National Park in Killarney, and for discovering the numerous hidden gems this wonderful part of Kerry has to offer. Situated on a hill overlooking the River Laune, Killorglin is home to many lively pubs and fine restaurants. A short drive to several renowned golf courses and beaches. Enjoy touring, golfing, hiking, horse back riding, fishing, or simply relaxing by an open fire. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 double bedrooms (one 5ft), two (accessed from one side only) with additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room. Oil central heating, gas and electricity (€40per week September-April, €36per week May-August). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: There is a small water drain at the edge of the garden.

  • Madam’s Hill House

    Killarney, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: W31348

    Mountain views.

    Detached house for 8.

    This detached holiday house enjoys a magnificent location on the outskirts of Killarney on an elevated site. Surrounded by sloping lawns, the house offers pretty mountain views and also overlooks Killarney town. The house has two living rooms, which are attractively furnished with wooden floors and open fires. This area is renowned for its great scenic beauty. Killarney is home to splendid Muckross House and Gardens and Ross Castle, a 14th century tower house, is also close to the town. Further afield, the Ring of Kerry driving route offers truly breathtaking scenery and passes through many attractive towns, villages and beaches. The Dingle Peninsula also offers stunning scenery and magnificent beaches. Horse riding and fishing nearby. Ideal for golf. Shops 700 yards, pub and restaurants 250 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Second living room. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fires (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Two TVs. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned, sloping garden with furniture. Ample parking.

  • 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.

  • Tomies Close Cottage

    Beaufort, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W31347

    Mountain views.

    Semi detached house for 8.

    This house is located in the pretty village of Beaufort, which has Ireland’s highest mountain range as its backdrop. Killarney is just 6 miles away. Beaufort is a Mecca for the golfing or fishing enthusiast.

    The house has a large living room from which French doors lead to a very spacious kitchen/dining area. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this house makes the perfect base for exploring the fabulous scenery of the surrounding area such as Killarney’s National Park with its lakes, mountains and woods. The Ring of Kerry offers panoramic views of the most outstanding scenery, as does the Dingle Peninsula with its beaches, harbours and islands.

    Shops, pubs and restaurants 30 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/ dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire (fuel available locally). Oil central heating and electricity (€20per week June-August, €40per week September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio area and furniture. Ample parking.

  • 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.

  • Cois Abhainn

    Skibbereen, Co. Cork

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W6908

    Within walking distance of Skibbereen.

    Detached cottage for 6/8.

    This delightful detached cottage is situated beside the scenic route, the Wild Atlantic Way, which runs through West Cork and has a lovely aspect onto the River Ilen. Expertly extended and enhanced, it retains the original beams and floorboards, has a traditional half-door and boasts two living rooms, one with a woodburner. It is ideally located within walking distance of the town of Skibbereen, which has weekly food markets and a good choice of shops, pubs and restaurants. Golf, fishing and a range of water sports are available within a short distance. The wonderful coastline, villages and islands will provide days of enjoyment. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Second living room with double sofa bed. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking. NB: Significant drops and river in grounds.

  • Wild Atlantic Haven

    Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: W32141


    Providing a truly tranquil retreat, this attractive, bright, detached holiday cottage has beautiful views over Coulagh Bay on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork. A lawned garden, decking and patio will allow full appreciation of the setting, having made sure to pack your binoculars. It is situated along the Ring of Beara and Wild Atlantic Way routes that wind their way through the stunning land and seascape of the peninsula. The Beara Way walking and cycling routes, fishing, horse riding and archaeological sites of interest are some of the highlights of the area. You are 3½ miles from the pretty, award-winning village of Eyeries. Enjoy the unique cable-car trip to Dursey Island or explore the copper mining history of Allihies with its Cornish connection. Take day trips to Glengarriff and Garnish Island Gardens, Bantry, Kenmare or Killarney. A drive over the dramatic Healy Pass is a must. Castletownbere is 8 miles away, with 9-hole golf, water sports and the opportunity for a ferry trip to Bere Island. Shop, pub and restaurant 3½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen/dining area with French doors and tiled floor. Utility. 3 double (5ft) bedrooms, one (four poster) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with corner 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. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. 1-acre lawned, tiered garden with patio, decking and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

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