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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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  • Strand Court

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: YTI

    With fine views over a sandy Blue Flag beach, this magnificent first floor apartment has direct access (via steps) on to the beach itself, where fishing can be enjoyed. Adjoining other holiday properties, it is a mere hundred yards or so from the village, with its traditional pubs and many restaurants. Duncannon is home to a maritime museum, which makes for an interesting visit, and there are also several activities locally such as swimming, boating, walking, scuba diving and golf. In a great location for touring the Hook Peninsula, this property makes a wonderful holiday base. Shops 50 yards.

    Stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Parking.

  • Dingle Courtyard Cottages - Dingle Courtyard - Four

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32191

    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.

    1 step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    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).

  • Killarney, Co. Kerry

    Killarney, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W5806

    Tranquil countryside and mountain views.

    Detached cottage for 4.

    Step back in time and enjoy the tranquillity of this traditional cottage located 3 miles from Killarney. Built at the beginning of the 19th century, this detached holiday cottage has been restored and retains many traditional features along with modern day comforts. The living room boasts a woodburner, while the original kitchen flagstones have been used to create a charming little patio at the rear. This is a wonderful location in which to relax and unwind, but less than three miles from the renowned town of Killarney. Visit the beautiful lakes and the Killarney National Park, where deer roam freely. Discover Muscross House and Gardens, Ross Castle and Torc Waterfall. Take a jaunting cart and boat trip to the spectacular Gap of Dunloe. Further afield is the county town of Tralee, with its many museums and Waterworld. A day out to the spectacular Dingle Peninsula is also a must. Horse riding is available nearby and this is an ideal base for golf. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

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

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (€20per week September-June). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Drishane Cottage

    Skibbereen, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: ZCC

    Standing alone on a secluded headland, with views and direct access to a sandy beach below, this cosy old holiday cottage has been sympathetically renovated to a very good standard, retaining all of its considerable charm and character. It lies within the Loch Hyne Special Area of Conservation, and has its own natural garden, with lovely coastal walks from the doorstep. Lough Hyne, 4 miles, is an inland sea lake with marine nature reserve and forest walks. There are delightful coastal villages along this section of the Wild Atlantic Way, such as Baltimore, Castletownshend, Union Hall and Glandore, where you will have numerous opportunities to take part in watersports. From Baltimore, you can get ferries to Sherkin and Cape Clear Islands, or take a trip to Fastnet Rock. Skibbereen is just under 4 miles away and has a very good choice of pubs, restaurants and shops, along with an 18-hole golf course, heritage centre and farmers’ country markets on Friday and Saturday. Shop and restaurant 3¾ miles, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with rugs on quarry-tiled floor/kitchen. Separate toilet. Narrow staircase to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with rugs on wooden floor and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living/dining room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. No TV (no reception). CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Natural garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

  • 179 Cashel, Connemara

    Cashel, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W32245

    Peacefully located on the Wild Atlantic Way, with beautiful views of Cashel Bay, the Twelve Pins and the ever-changing landscape, this traditional cottage is perfectly located. It makes an ideal base for anybody wanting to tour Connemara or simply enjoy the countyside and maybe do a bit of fishing, hill walking or road rambling. The village of Cashel is less than a 10-minute drive from the cottage, and the area offers golden beaches, swimming, lake and river fishing, pony trekking, walking routes, hill walking and golf, as well as sea angling charters and coastal cruises. The market town of Clifden is a 30-minute drive away, while Galway city is 45 minutes. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and ponies or horses can be hired at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic drive from the cottage. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (by meter reading September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (3 cars).

  • The Granary

    Lismore, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W31407

    Good touring base.

    Semi detached cottage for 4.

    This charming property is on a cattle, sheep and fruit farm surrounded by glorious countryside and overlooking fields leading down to the River Bride. The historic town of Lismore, 4 miles, and Tallow, 2 miles. Meet Rosie the donkey, watch the animals grazing or wander through the fields to the river where you can fish for trout. Lismore is a a former winner of Ireland’s tidiest town and has a fairytale castle, millennium park and walks by the river and in the woods. West Waterford boasts picturesque mountains, forests, the lush Nire Valley and the scenic Blackwater estuary. There are numerous beaches including the Blue Flag beach at Clonea Strand - Dungarvan, and the 5 mile long beach at Youghal. Day trips include Blarney Castle and the famous stone, the Jameson Whiskey Centre, St Declans Tower and Waterford Crystal. Bride Valley Farm is just 1.5 miles from the N72 making it ideal for touring Cork, Waterford and Tipperary. Cork Airport, 40 miles. Golf and horse riding locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    This charming cottage adjoining the farmhouse (ref W31576) has panoramic views of glorious countryside. It has been completely renovated and features wooden ceilings and floors, an open fire in the living room and TVs in the bedrooms.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Sun room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity (€5per day June-August, €6per day September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Paved sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from borehole. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Can be booked with W31576.

  • 170 Roundstone, Connemara

    Roundstone, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32243

    This pretty, terraced harbourside cottage lies in the picturesque village of Roundstone, and boasts a thoroughly relaxing and quiet seaside location just a minute’s walk from local bars and restaurants. The village of Roundstone (Cloch na Rón), which is on the Wild Atlantic Way, is a charming fishing village, nestled at the foot of Errisbeg Hill with the Atlantic Ocean lapping against its harbour and scenic coastline. For a relaxing holiday, a romantic getaway, or an activity holiday, this cottage is one that will tick all boxes and will provide visitors with an ideal base for their Connemara holiday. The village and its surrounding area boast many scenic routes for cycling and walking including the Inishnee Loop, Ervallagh, the Bog Road Loop, Errisbeg Hill. Gurteen Beach and Dogs Bay are located close to Roundstone village, and are renowned for their particularly white sand. Pods of dolphins are a regular sight in the bay, and the beaches are very popular with windsurfers, dinghy sailors and kite surfers. The bay is also a treasured place for geologists and archaeologists alike. The remains of many early Christian settlements have been found on many of the islands near the coast. Sea fishing and boat tours are available from the harbour adjacent to the cottage. Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park are just a short drive away. Roundstone village provides lots of places to eat and drink, and its shops will supply you with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. Local activities include sea angling, lake and river fishing, walking trails, hill walking, pony trekking, golf, boat trips and much more. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors/kitchen. Partly open stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Laminate floors throughout.

    Wood burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. NB: Harbour 10 yards.

  • Cara Cottage 1

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: W6892

    Lovely countryside.

    Semi-detached bungalow for 4.

    With a delightful stream running through the garden, this wonderfully scenic location of this semi-detached cottage creates an ideal holiday base for discovering the beautiful Kenmare area. As the ’Kerry Way Walking Route’ passes to the rear of the cottage, the walker is well catered for and the winding, country route will take you right into the lovely heritage town of Kenmare (2½ miles). The Ring of Kerry golf course is close by, with another in Kenmare itself, and just a few of the other local activities on offer include horse riding, watersports, fishing or the ’Seafari’ experience on the Kenmare Bay. Apart from the local scenery, the Ring of Kerry route (½ mile) will take you through some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery including Killarney (20 miles), with its world famous lakes and mountains to be explored. The Beara Peninsula, Glengarriff and Garnish Island make wonderful outings, as does a trip to the glorious Dingle Peninsula. Shops and restaurant 2½ miles, pub 2¾ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity (€25per week). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Unfenced stream in steeply sloping garden, children must be supervised.

  • Longfellow’s Cottage

    Cloghbolie, nr. Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W31870

    Built over a 100 years ago, Longfellow’s Cottage was originally a fisherman’s croft. It has now been lovingly restored to a holiday cottage of character retaining many original features. Just a short distance away is Creevy Pier where visitors can enjoy fishing from the pier and the hospitality of the local hotel. Nearby is the historical town of Ballyshannon with its wealth of pubs, music and restaurants. Beautiful Rossnowlagh’s Blue Flag beach is only 2 miles with water sports for the enthusiast. Bundoran is 6 miles with golf, surfing and horse riding all locally. Shops 2 miles, hotel with bar and restaurant 330 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and stone flag floor. Dining area/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom in loft with Velux.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • 176 Roundstone, Connemara

    Roundstone, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32244

    This quaint, traditional holiday cottage stands detached, and is located on the beautiful island of Inishnee on the Wild Atlantic Way. The island is accessible via a bridge. There are many awe-inspiring views in the immediate area, from the coastline of the island, across the bay to Roundstone. The cottage boasts a thoroughly relaxing and quiet seaside location, and is less than a 10-minute drive from Roundstone village, 25 minutes’ drive from Clifden town, and a 60-minute drive from the city of Galway.

    The village of Roundstone (Cloch na Rón) is a charming fishing village, nestled at the foot of Errisbeg Hill, with the Atlantic Ocean lapping against its harbour and scenic coastline. The village and surroundings boast many scenic routes for both walking and cycling, with the Inishnee Loop Walk, Ervallagh and the Bog Road Loop.

    Gurteen Beach and Dogs Bay are located close to Roundstone village and are renowned for their particularly white sand. Pods of dolphins are a regular sight in the bay. The beaches are very popular with windsurfers, dinghy sailors and kite surfers. The bay is also a treasured place for geologists and archaeologists alike. The remains of many early Christian settlements have been found on many of the islands on the coast and sea fishing and boat tours are available from the harbour. Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park are just a short drive away. Local activities include sea angling, lake and river fishing, walking trails, hill walking, pony trekking, golf, boat trips and much more. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 double with single bunk over. Wet room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • 190 Roundstone Cottage, Connemara

    Roundstone, nr. Clifden

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32224

    Situated on the island of Inishnee, which can be reached by road, 4 miles from Roundstone, this detached single-storey cottage is the perfect spot for a peaceful holiday in the heart of Connemara. The cottage overlooks the bay at Roundstone village, and has views of the Twelve Bens mountain range, Errisbeg Hill and the Atlantic Ocean. The island featured in the ’Monty Halls Great Irish Escape’ TV programme. The rustic traditional exterior of this cottage gives way to a wonderful bright and contemporary interior. Furnished to a very good standard, it provides the perfect base for visitors to experience all that Connemara has to offer. Sitting out in the garden watching the sun go down on the Atlantic ocean would be an ideal way to relax.
    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 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 horses riding can be found at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic short drive from the house and Galway city is approximately 60 miles away. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (can be double). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Lough Avaul Cottage

    Glengarriff, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W31748

    In a wonderful setting overlooking Bantry Bay, along the Wild Atlantic Way, this charming detached holiday cottage has pine floors and an open fire. Set back from the road leading to the stunning Beara Peninsula, it is 3 miles from Glengarriff with its lovely wooded valley and harbour, good craft shops, restaurants and pubs. It offers excellent walking - Seal Harbour, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the nature reserve and Barley Lake are all close by. Lake fishing within 500 yards and good golf courses locally. A highlight of Glengarriff is the glorious Garnish Island Gardens. Take a trip over the Healy Pass or across the Caha Mountains to Kenmare. Bantry (13 miles) has cinema, leisure centre and Bantry House and Gardens. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms both with wooden floors: 1 double (access from one side only) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room. Oil central heating and electricity €35 per week. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Oil Stanley range. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Large lawned and gravelled garden with furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole.

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