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Ireland

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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  • Kinvara, Co. Galway
    Kinvara, Co. Galway×
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    Ref: W32260
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This second floor apartment is the perfect hideaway to chill out and relax in. Explore the nearby Burren National Park, or sample the areas famous oysters.
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    The Kinvara Suites are situated within a converted 18th-century stone hayloft. They are set back from the road in a secluded garden in the centre of the picturesque town of Kinvara at the head of Galway Bay, and 2 minutes’ walk from the quayside. An external staircase leads to the two suites, each have a south facing balcony, offering views of the countryside and the nearby Burren National Park. Each suite retains the uninterrupted form of the original hayloft, with quirky...

    Kinvara Suites - Kinvara Suite 1
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  • Rossacoosane, Co. Kerry
    Rossacoosane, Co. Kerry×

    Rockfield

    Rossacoosane, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W5180
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Situated 2 miles from the sea, this detached holiday property is just and 5 miles outside the heritage town of Kenmare and close to both the Ring of Kerry Golf Club and the Wild Atlantic Way route, which is adjacent to the Kerry Way Walk route
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    Close to the Kerry Way.

    Detached apartment for 2.

    Situated 2 miles from the sea, this detached holiday property is just and 5 miles outside the heritage town of Kenmare and close to both the Ring of Kerry Golf Club and the Wild Atlantic Way route, which is adjacent to the Kerry Way Walk route. Set in the beautiful landscaped gardens of the owner’s home, it enjoys lovely hill and garden views. Soak in the peace and tranquillity of this scenic part of Kerry which...

  • Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary
    Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary×

    Crock of Gold Cottages - Croc An Oir

    Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary

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    Ref: W31891
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Ideal cosy retreat for a couple, in a beautiful rural setting, with stunning views and walks from the doorstep.
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    Set within the Croc An Oir Estate (translated as Crock of Gold) and tucked away down a leafy boreen, these beautifully restored, converted stone barns offer a truly relaxing holiday where hospitality and a traditional Irish experience is offered in abundance. They enjoy stunning views of the Slievenamon mountain and lovely countryside walks from the doorstep. Croc an Oir (ref W31891) is a romantic retreat for a couple, and traditional features include a cosy woodburner, a half door,...

  • Killarney, Co. Kerry
    Killarney, Co. Kerry×

    Killarney Haven

    Killarney, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W31908
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Killarney Haven enjoys a wonderful location right in the heart of Killarney town, with its many wonderful restaurants, great selection of traditional pubs and a vast array of shops
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    Killarney Haven enjoys a wonderful location right in the heart of Killarney town, with its many wonderful restaurants, great selection of traditional pubs and a vast array of shops. Killarney Haven is located just yards from the centre of Killarney, yet the small holiday complex is quiet, peaceful and private. Offering town sky-line and surrounding mountain views from the balconies of the first and second floor apartments, Killarney Haven makes the perfect base to discover the wonders...

  • Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford
    Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford×

    The Stable

    Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: ZZ5
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This charming property is just 10 minutes’ walk from the sea, on the beautiful Hook Peninsula in Co Wexford
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    This charming property is just 10 minutes’ walk from the sea, on the beautiful Hook Peninsula in Co. Wexford, Ireland’s sunniest county. Set round a courtyard along with the owners’ house, it has been carefully converted from a traditional 18th-century, stone farm building, retaining old beams and stonework. The Stable enjoys its own patio garden and shares the central courtyard. The Wexford coastal path runs close by and horse riding, fishing, scuba diving or relaxing...

  • Kenmare, Co. Kerry
    Kenmare, Co. Kerry×

    Sheen Heatherlands

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Quietly situated in peaceful, natural woodland, yet only half a mile from Kenmare town, this cosy ground floor holiday apartment adjoins the owner’s home and enjoys shared use of a garden boasting tame deer as frequent visitors
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    Quietly nestled in peaceful, natural woodland, yet only half a mile from Kenmare town, this cosy ground floor holiday apartment enjoys an old world atmosphere, and adjoins the owner’s home. Guests have shared use of a beautiful landscaped garden boasting tame deer as frequent visitors. Flora, fauna and wildlife abound, from hedgerow plants and mountain goats to the otters, seals and spectacular birdlife which can be seen in the bay (wildlife sea cruises locally). This is the...

  • Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford
    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford×

    Kilmore Quay Cottages - Beach House 2

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32289
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    This is an ideal romantic retreat for a couple in a superb position right on the beach.
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    With stunning, uninterrupted views of the sandy bay and colourful marina, these beachside cottages are perfect for a relaxing holiday in the heart of one of the most picturesque villages in Wexford. The living room and master bedroom of Beach House 1, and the living room of Beach House 2, open onto a superb, private beachside terrace, where you can relax and watch the boats go by. Everything is literally on your doorstep, from the sandy beach below to the pubs and restaurants of...

    Kilmore Quay Cottages - Beach House 1
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  • Oughterard, Co. Galway
    Oughterard, Co. Galway×

    Rose Cottage

    Oughterard, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W5096
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Rose Cottage is a semi-detached cottage situated adjacent to the owner’s residence and paddock, with its own separate entrance and parking area.
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    Semi-detached character cottage for 2.

    Rose Cottage is a semi-detached cottage adjacent to the owner’s residence and paddock, with its own separate entrance and parking area. It is full of character, treating the visitor to the country life delights of an open fire and wooden beams. Set in a pleasant rural location, one mile down a lane from the main road and 3.5 miles from the lovely historic village of Oughterard by the shores of Lough Corrib, the second largest lake in...

  • Gowran, Co. Kilkenny
    Gowran, Co. Kilkenny×

    Killure Wilde Retreat

    Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

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    Ref: W31918
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    These 200-year-old limestone holiday cottages are set around an enclosed, paved quadrangle in the heart of Kilkenny countryside
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    These 200-year-old limestone holiday cottages are set around an enclosed, paved quadrangle in the heart of Kilkenny countryside. Both have been lovingly restored and have retained many traditional features. The owners live on site where they run an arable farm.
    Killure Wilde Retreat (ref W31918) offers romantic accommodation for 2 with a traditional half door, spacious living room with multi-fuel stove and patio doors leading to a stone-walled garden with patio and lawn. A...

    Killure House Cottages - Killure Lodge
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  • Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford
    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford×

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Sarah’s Cottage

    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32059
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    On the outskirts of Whitechurch village and a 600-yard stroll from the river Barrow, these beautifully converted former barns enjoy a peaceful, rural setting, yet they are only a few minutes’ drive from the quayside town of New Ross (7 miles), with plenty of interest including the Dunbrody Famine Ship, Ros Tapestry and a galley cruising restaurant! The owners are on site where they run an arable farm and have managed to retain the holiday cottages’ period charm with beamed ceilings throughout, original stone walls and cosy wood or electric burning stoves
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    On the outskirts of Whitechurch village and a 600-yard stroll from the river Barrow, these beautifully converted former barns enjoy a peaceful, rural setting, yet they are only a few minutes’ drive from the quayside town of New Ross (7 miles), with plenty of interest including the Dunbrody Famine Ship, Ros Tapestry and a galley cruising restaurant! The owners are on site where they run an arable farm and have managed to retain the holiday cottages’ period charm with...

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Mill Cottage
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    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Uncle Tom’s Barn
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    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Rose Cottage
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  • Kinvara, Co. Galway
    Kinvara, Co. Galway×
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    Ref: W32259
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The perfect romantic hideaway with a sunny, south-facing balcony with glorious countryside views.
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    The Kinvara Suites are situated within a converted 18th-century stone hayloft. They are set back from the road in a secluded garden in the centre of the picturesque town of Kinvara at the head of Galway Bay, and 2 minutes’ walk from the quayside. An external staircase leads to the two suites, each have a south facing balcony, offering views of the countryside and the nearby Burren National Park. Each suite retains the uninterrupted form of the original hayloft, with quirky...

    Kinvara Suites - Kinvara Suite 2
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  • Castlemaine, Co. Kerry
    Castlemaine, Co. Kerry×

    Gort na Tornoige

    Castlemaine, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: YWF
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This romantic retreat for a couple is ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, with touring and many attractions available.
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    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this holiday home makes an ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, within an hour’s drive from the region’s main towns of Tralee, Killarney, Killorglin, Listowel and Dingle. This cosy, romantic, detached cottage offers great panoramic views of the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range, the Slieve Mish Mountains to the rear, with many hiking possibilities, and distant sea views. More...

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