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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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  • 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.

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  • Mountain View

    Louisburgh, Co. Mayo

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W31431

    Mountain views.

    Wing of property for 4.

    Wonderfully located, this comfortable single-storey property is close to mountains and the lovely village of Louisburg. This property adjoins the friendly owner’s home and is beside a working farm. This is a great location for surfing, walking, climbing and fishing with a local adventure centre offering water sports. There are music pubs, restaurants and shops in the village and craft shops and galleries in Westport, 12 miles away. This property is on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Great Western Greenway, which are fantastic walking and cycle routes which start at nearby Westport, with bike hire available locally, this property is ideal for cycling enthusiasts. Boasting views from the kitchen and sitting-out area, this property is also perfect if you wish to just sit back and relax in the haven of peace and tranquillity. Mountain View is also a perfect place to spend your day climbing. Shops ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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

    NSH and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. T/ cot. High chair. Video. DVD. microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • The Gate House

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: ZA6

    Retaining lots of character, this 200-year-old house, with its own garden, was originally built as a gardener’s cottage and still boasts its external stone stairs. Set within the 3-acre landscaped grounds with another holiday home, it benefits from use of the hard tennis court of Muxnal Lodge (Bed and Breakfast). Guests also have use of free wi-fi in the owners adjacent B&B. With quiet walking from the doorstep, the property backs onto a country lane and is ideal for touring the Beara Peninsula. Wooded Gleninchaquin, with its lake and waterfall, nearby. Horse riding can be found close by. Kenmare with pubs and shop, 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with pine dresser. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity €20per week June-August, €30per week September-May. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (in separate building). Dishwasher. Small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared large landscaped grounds with sloping banks. Barbecue. Private parking. Cycle store. Tennis court. NB: External steps lead from twin bedroom to garden.

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  • Church View

    Ballymahon, Co. Longford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W32151

    This semi-detached town house is located in a small town in the centre of Ireland. It is perfectly positioned for guests to explore this beautiful area and attractions. Explore Longford and Athlone, 14 miles, Dublin and Galway, 70 miles, or a little further Kilkenny, 75 miles. Church View is situated in a small estate 500 yards from the main street and conveniently close to shops, pubs and a restaurant. Local attractions include fishing on the rivers Shannon and Inny, walking in Newcastle wood, royal canal, nature trails at Lanesborough, Trackway at Corlea, Monastic site at Clonmacnoise, Belvedere House and Gardens, Locks distillery, Athlone Castle and many golf courses. There is off road parking, should there be more than 1 car, there is on road parking available close to the property. Shops 150 yards, pubs and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with corner bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electricity NSH and electricity included (€15per week September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small, enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • 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).

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  • Apartment 2

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W31216

    Adjacent to beach in seaside village

    First floor apartment for 4

    This delightful first floor apartment has a stunning sea front location and boasts magnificent views of Duncannon Bay and beach, enabling you to relax on the sofa and watch ships sail by. There is a picturesque harbour and historic fort to explore nearby, and golf, fishing, riding and various watersports are all available locally. This area boasts many interesting attractions including the Hook Lighthouse, Tintern Abbey, the Dunbrody Famine Ship and both the J.F.K Arboretum and Kilmakee Gardens. A visit to Waterford Crystal via the Ballyhack Ferry is highly recommended. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchenette. 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Parking (for 1 car).

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  • Ferry Lodge

    Fossa, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W5921

    Ideal touring location.

    Detached single storey cottage for 4.

    This detached holiday cottage, which is decorated, furnished and well-equipped to a very good standard, is situated on its own private grounds on the famous Ring of Kerry route 4 miles from Killarney. This cosy, inviting little gem is en route to the scenic Gap of Dunloe, the famous Kate Kearney’s cottage and the majestic McGillycuddy’s Reeks, which includes Ireland’s highest mountain peak, Carrantuohill. It is convenient to Killarney’s lakes, many golf courses and leisure centres and is ideally situated for all outdoor activities including walking (The Kerry Way), hill walking, mountain climbing, horse riding, pony trekking and fishing with permits available nearby. 30-minute drive from Kerry County Airport. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Study. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Cycle store. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Kilmore, Co. Wexford

    Kilmore, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W6707

    15 Miles from Rosslare Harbour.

    Semi-detached bungalow for 4.

    This delightful holiday home is in a lane one mile from the village of Bridgetown and six miles from the picturesque fishing harbour of Kilmore Quay where there is a wide choice of restaurants and bars. It is attached to the owner’s home and is well furnished and decorated. There is plenty to explore including wonderful golden sandy beaches, historic sites, such as Tintern Abbey and the Hook Lighthouse. Fishing, golf, horse riding and boat trips are available locally. A good base for touring both Wexford and Waterford. Shop and pub 1¼ miles, restaurant 5 miles.

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

    Oil central heating and electricity (€30per week). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Clooneigh Cottage

    Gurteen, Co. Sligo

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W32135


    This cottage is beautifully set overlooking the rolling hills of Co. Sligo. It has been totally renovated yet retains an old world feel with its wood burning stove in the kitchen and open fire in the lounge. On fine evenings you can sit out on the deck to enjoy the sunset over the west of Ireland. The village of Gurteen, when translated, means ’little garden’, and that is just what this area is. For walkers, the nearby Curlew mountains offer challenging walks. Lough Garra and Lough Derg offer boating, fishing and other water activities. Golfers are also spoilt with several golf courses within easy reach. Gurteen is home to the Coleman Traditional Irish Music Centre. Exhibitions, concerts, workshops and summer schools are just some of its activities. Regular "ceili nights" and music sessions are held here and in the local pubs. Lough Key Forest Park is a fabulous day out with many beautiful walks and an activity park. Sligo and Carrick on Shannon are only 40 minutes away, with Strandhill, renowned for its excellent surfing, dunes and wide sandy beach is only 30 minutes. Further afield Westport, Galway and Connemara are all worth a day trip. Ireland West Airport in Knock is 40 minutes away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms (one accessed from one side only), both with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room and woodburner in dining room/kitchen (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Wi-fi (pay as you go). Gravelled garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • The Courtyard 1

    Fota, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    3
    Ref: W31603

    These wonderful holiday homes nestle together in the picturesque grounds of the Fota Island Resort, which is on scenic Fota Island, just 6 miles from Cork city. The island, which is linked by a causeway, is home to Ireland’s only wildlife park as well as the historic Fota House with its famous gardens and is just off the N25 making it conveniently located for exploring southern Ireland.
    The resort is within a 780-acre country estate with tree lined avenues of oak and sycamore, and is a place of natural beauty where life runs at a more leisurely pace. It is ideal for a relaxing break as the spa boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, as well as a fitness suite (both complimentary to all lodge residents) and offers 60 different therapy treatments including hydrotherapy, all at extra charge.
    For golf lovers, the resort has its own golf club which was home to the Irish open in 2001, 2002 and 2014, and offers outstanding facilities including magnificent 27 hole championship golf course and a ’state of the art’ Golf Academy with resident PGA professionals who can be booked for private tuition. (Golf green fees and private tuition at resident rates). The adjacent club house has a shop and bar and also serves food. There are also tennis courts, a children’s playground and a number of mapped walking and jogging trails.
    Cork is Ireland’s second city, and was European Capital of Culture in 2006, and is home to many galleries, museums, theatres, and of course, wonderful shops and restaurants. The area boasts many historic attractions including the Titanic Museum at Cobh, the Jameson Whiskey Heritage Centre and a visit to Blarney Castle with the world famous Blarney Stone is highly recommended.
    East Cork has a wealth of golden beaches and rocky coves with fishing opportunities. The historic and extremely picturesque town of Kinsale, which is 26 miles, has many things to do both on and off the water. Boat trips, horse riding and fishing are all available locally. The hotel has two excellent restaurants and a bar which serves food.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floors/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Patio and sitting-out area.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). Shared, indoor heated swimming pool, available 8am - 9pm, access for children between 9am-11am and 4pm-6pm (July-August 9am-12pm and 4pm-7pm) only. Shared hammam (Turkish baths), Jacuzzi, sauna and salt therapy room. No smoking.

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  • Woodford, nr. Loughrea, Co. Galway

    Woodford, nr. Loughrea, Co. Galway

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31233

    Countryside location.

    Detached farmhouse for 5.

    This original farmhouse has been totally refurbished and is very comfortable and cosy. Situated in the countryside, surrounded by mature trees, on a 1-acre site, it is just one mile from the village of Woodford.

    The River Shannon, 6 miles, for boating, water sports and fishing. Derrycrag Wood Nature Reserve is half a mile away, and the Sliabh Aughty Mountains are perfect for hill walking.

    There are golf, pitch and putt courses and equestrian centres in the area. Galway, Limerick, Shannon airport and the Burren are approximately 1 hour’s driving distance, with Connemara and Mayo 1 to 2 hours’ drive. Shops 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Open tread stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. CD. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large enclosed garden with sitting out area and furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Mount Shannon, Co. Clare

    Mount Shannon, Co. Clare

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W31276

    Rural location.

    Adjoining house for 5.

    A lakeside village set on scenic Lough Derg within 20 minutes drive of Killaloe. Mount Shannon has been a national tourism award winning village and the houses are in the hub of the village surrounded by many pubs and restaurants.

    The houses are within walking distance of the marina which offers sailing and fishing. The village is en route to the East Clare Walkways.

    Mount Shannon is easily accessed from Limerick City, Galway and Shannon International Airport. Shop 200 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with additional single and en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room.

    Gas central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot (€5 per week). High chair (€5 per week). Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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