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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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  • Carna, Co. Galway

    Carna, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W6360

    In the heart of Connemara.

    Detached single storey cottage for 4.

    This traditional Irish cottage provides an excellent base from which to enjoy the delights of Connemara.

    On the Wild Atlantic Way, Carna is a wonderful place to visit, where the rugged mountains and clean beaches of the Connemara landscape abound. The area is a lobster fishing centre and culturally has much to offer. In the evenings enjoy some "Ceilidh" dancing and the atmosphere in the local pubs where you will receive a warm welcome.

    There is plenty to do in Carna such as lake and sea fishing as well as mountain walks, cycling and sightseeing. Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.9 miles, restaurant 1.4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (2 cars).

  • Molly’s Cottage

    nr. Inch, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W6853

    Excellent views.

    Detached single storey cottage for 4.

    Situated on the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking the sea and the mountains, this charming two bedroomed cottage (midway between Boolteens and Inch Beach), has been lovingly renovated and makes the ideal tranquil getaway from the busy world.

    The cottage has a pretty living room with an ornamental stone fireplace and breathtaking sea views. It offers a wonderful base for many activities such as hill walking on the Slieve Mish Mountains, surfing or walking on the miles of glorious sands at Inch Beach, picnicking at Annascaul lake or visiting the many archaeological and historical sites of this area.

    Enjoy trips along the Ring of Kerry to Killarney with its beautiful national park, lakes and great shops, or to Dingle Town for wonderful seafood, traditional music and trips in the harbour, where you might meet Fungi, the Dingle dolphin. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity included. Bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD and small library. CD. Book library. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking.

  • Lakeside Lodge

    Bantry, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: YUQ

    Set just 2 miles from the historic town of Bantry, this comfortable, single-storey, detached holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, enjoys the peaceful surroundings of the grounds and has views of Bantry Bay. An ideal rural base for touring beautiful west Cork and Kerry, it lies on the road to Glengariff, along the Wild Atlantic Way, and is just 9 miles from the famous Garnish Island and also within an hour’s drive of Killarney and Kenmare. The immediate locality provides visitors with an ample array of attractions and activities including Bantry House and Gardens. For golfing enthusiasts, there are two courses nearby. Excellent walks, pebble beaches, boat trips and equestrian centre are all easily accessible, as are many craft shops, a leisure centre, restaurants and pubs. Trout fishing available at Loch Bofinna and an indoor swimming pool are both 3 miles distant. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/oak fitted kitchen area. Utility room. 2 bedrooms, 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Small, secluded garden with furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

  • Durrus Holiday Homes

    Durrus, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32066

    At the heart of the picturesque village of Durrus, this terraced holiday home is ideally situated close to the shops, pubs and restaurants in the vicinity. Your location at the head of Dunmanus Bay, on the Wild Atlantic Way, gives a choice of exploring the spectacular Sheep’s Head (awarded European Tourist Destination of Excellence title) or Mizen Peninsulas. The Sheep’s Head Way has many loop walks, there’s a cycle route, a private garden open to the public and a cookery school. Horse riding, sailing and kayaking are also available within a short distance. From Schull get a ferry to Cape Clear Island or a Fastnet Rock tour. Visit the glorious beach at Barley Cove close to Mizen Head. Bantry, 6 miles, has 18-hole golf, cinema, leisure centre, and Bantry House which is the venue for internationally renowned music festivals. There are many local artisan food and craft products. Shop and pub serving food 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Tiled floors throughout. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single (2ft 6in for child) with Velux, all with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request at cost. Digital TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Small garden with patio and furniture. On road parking.

  • 190 Roundstone Cottage, Connemara

    Roundstone, nr. Clifden

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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.

  • Ballyconneely Holiday Cottage

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: W32209

    Ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, just a few minutes’ walk from the lovely sandy beach of Bunowen Beach, this detached holiday cottage is situated on a small site with other similar properties. Nestled between the hills of Connemara and within walking distance of Connemara Golf Club, it is perfect for those who like outdoor persuits. While there is a bar and restaurant in the golf club, the closest pub is in Ballyconneely village, together with a small grocery store, just 3 miles away. Clifden, 10 miles, is a market town with major supermarkets and many lovely shops, art galleries and a tremendous choice of wonderful restaurants serving freshly caught fish. Traditional Irish music and dance is very vibrant in the area, with many sessions in pubs and community centres. The Connemara Pony Show is held every August and the Arts Festival every September, both being very popular attractions. There is a pony trekking centre in Ballyconneely, where bike hire is also available. For those wishing to explore the area, the beautiful Kylemore Abbey in Renvyle, with its magnificent gardens, is a lovely trip. Visit the Connemara National Park with fantastic walking routes, or take a trip to Galway city. Beach ½ mile. Shop and pub 3 miles, restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio with furniture. Shared grounds with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars).

  • Goulan Cottage

    Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W5102

    Beautiful long distance views.

    Detached single storey cottage for 4.

    This cosy detached holiday cottage has beautiful, long distance sea views of the Dingle Mountains and Dingle Bay across its lovely enclosed garden. The living/dining room maximises the spectacular sea and mountain views through the panoramic window and patio doors. There is free fishing at owner’s lough, 8 miles (trout season June to September) and salmon fishing in season is available (licence details available from owner). The cottage is a good base to explore this beautiful area, the Kerry Way, with walking from the door, Rossbeigh’s ’Blue Flag’ beach is 2 miles and the Dooks golf course is only 3 miles away. Glenbeigh is on the stunning ’Ring of Kerry’ and the Wild Atlantic Way, while Killarney, the Caragh Lake District and the Dingle Peninsula are close by. Horse riding nearby. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (fuel available locally). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: 8ft drop at rear of house.

  • Millbrook Farm

    Annacarty, Co. Tipperary

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: W32030

    This quaint holiday home lies on the edge of Annacarty village with stunning views of the Galtee Mountains. It is adjacent to the owner’s own home where they run a dairy farm and is almost equidistant from historic Cashel, 11 miles and Tipperary town, 8 miles. There is much to explore in the locality including Rock of Cashel, Swiss Cottage, Holy Cross Abbey, Cahir Castle as well as numerous festivals including Brú Ború traditional Irish festival (June to Aug), Glen of Aherlow Walking Festival (June) and Pride of Tipperary (July). Shannon airport is only 1 hour away, and Cork airport is 90 minutes. Shop and tea room 500 yards, restaurant 3 miles, pub 500 yards.

    Ramp to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 double bedrooms with oak floor, one with en-suite toilet. Wet room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (€20per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer in external shed. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, shared lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Wheelchair access.

  • 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.

  • Heir Island Holiday Homes - The Old Barn

    Heir Island, nr. Skibbereen, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: W31991

    These detached holiday properties are located on beautiful Heir Island, in Roaring Water Bay in West Cork, on part of the Wild Atlantic Way route, and are perfect for those seeking a unique holiday experience. The Old Barn (ref W31991) is a fantastic barn conversion sleeping a maximum of 4 people, and Timmy’s Cottage (ref W32124) was named after the owner’s grandfather and sleeps a maximum of 8 people. Your unique holiday experience begins with setting aside the car on the mainland (free parking) and taking the four-minute ferry crossing to the island (small charge). From here you can explore the island on foot or on bicycle. There is a grocery delivery service available, by prior arrangement, 3 times a week. There is a sandy beach, a sailing school, a bakery and bread school, and resident artists’ studios. There is no pub but there is a restaurant that’s widely known. There are fishing opportunities, boat trips to other islands or a pizza and pint evening in Baltimore. With ferries running every two hours from 8am until 6pm (sometimes later in summer), you can experience the delights of the mainland. Skibbereen is 8 miles. Shop 8 miles (on mainland), pub 2½ miles (on mainland), restaurant ¾ mile (open mid-June to mid-September, no children).

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room with toilet. Most rooms with tiled floor.

    Cot. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Terrace and furniture.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: From the pier it is approximately a 15-20 minute walk to the cottage. By arrangement you can be driven to the cottage.

  • Garrison Waterside 8

    Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W31664

    Garrison Waterside Hoilday Centre is situated in the most peaceful and tranquil place in Ireland. It is set in the grounds of the 14th-century Black Castle, on the banks of the River Barrow, beside one of Europe’s oldest bridges ‘The Valerian Bridge’ and right in the heart of historic Leighlinbridge. This is a family-owned and operated holiday centre - perfect for families, fishing enthusiasts, golfers, garden lovers and anyone looking for a touring base for the sunny south east. The holiday homes are fitted out to a very good standard and are secure behind a perimeter wall. Visitors have use of the children’s playground, picnic area, barbecue patio and use of a day boat to explore the River Barrow and navigational canal. There is also a cosy bar and restaurant on site, and the properties are conveniently situated between Kilkenny and Carlow. Golfing and horse racing are all nearby.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating included (€40per week September-April). Electricity €15per week. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD on request. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Garden with furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Fenced river in grounds.

  • Cappacurry Lodge

    Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W31685

    Cappacurry Lodge is a totally restored and refurbished farmhouse only 2 miles from Ballinrobe with views of Croagh Patrick and is only 500 yards from Ballinrobe Golf Course. The holiday property has been restored to a very good standard yet maintains the cottage feel. Ballinrobe makes an ideal holiday base with mountains to be walked, Lough Mask to be fished (ghillies and boats available locally), several golf courses in the area and Connemara, Westport, Galway, Ashford Castle and Cong all within easy access for day trips. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with high beamed ceiling and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 double bedrooms with wooden floors, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating. All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Enclosed gravelled garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

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