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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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  • Ballagh Court Cottages - The Farmhouse

    Adamstown, Co. Wexford.

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W31912

    Ballagh Court Cottages (refs W31912, W31913 and W31914) are tucked away in an idyllic rural spot, yet within easy reach of stunning beaches, picturesque fishing villages and the numerous tourist attractions that sunny Wexford has to offer. Approached via a tree-lined driveway, these attractive holiday properties are set around a central courtyard and guests are warmly welcomed by the owners who live on site, together with their array of animals including chickens, ducks and pot-bellied pigs! The Farmhouse (ref W31912) which dates back to the 19th-century, has been lovingly restored retaining traditional features, whilst the other detached properties offer a contemporary feel, and enjoy a private garden. Additionally, all holiday properties have the use of a large shared car park, children’s playground and picnic area with barbecue for those long summer evenings. Shops and pubs 2.5 miles, restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Step to living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with step down to en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment, bidet and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Cot. High chair. Video. CD. Shared barbecue.

    Oil central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared grounds with patio, sitting-out area, play area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from well.

  • Fitzpatrick’s Cottage

    Ballacolla, Co. Laois

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W31424

    Central touring base.

    Detached cottage for 4.

    This charming thatched cottage is close to the border of counties Kilkenny and Tipperary and is well located for day trips to Dublin, Waterford and Limerick. It has been lovingly renovated into a cosy retreat complete with two bathrooms, timber ceilings and a woodburning stove. It is 23 miles from Kilkenny Castle and 40 miles from the Rock of Cashel, both World Heritage sites. Other notable attractions include the Dunmore Caves, Birr Castle, the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Dunmore Woods, Emo Court and many more. Shops 4½ miles, pub ¾ mile.

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

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (€30per week, €15 per short break November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Gravelled garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack.

  • Dublin Park Court

    Sandymount, Dublin

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: ZQ1

    Ideally situated for a visit to the vibrant and colourful city of Dublin, this attractive townhouse is situated in the sought-after area of Sandymount, a short stroll from Sandymount Strand, promenade and coast and only 3 miles from the city centre. One of a little row in a courtyard setting, it is tastefully furnished and equipped, with its own enclosed patio, and is perfect for small families or couples. This is Dublin’s most prestigious residential and corporate area where you will find embassies, international hotels and office headquarters. With its little village green about half a mile away, Sandymount has a great selection of restaurants, shops and pubs to choose from. Nearby, the Dart fast train runs to the south of Dublin as far as Greystones, County Wicklow, opening up to the whole east coast. Stop off at Dun Laoire on the way, and ’walk the pier’, and pass Killarney known as the Irish Bay of Naples! Once in Dublin, visitors will find a wealth of cultural attractions, fine Georgian architecture, bustling street markets and shops, as well as pubs and restaurants.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity €12 per day. Bed linen and towels included. Cable TV. Cot and high chair on request. Microwave. Washing machine (in outside utility room). Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Patio. Parking (1 car).

  • 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 a 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. (All golf fees and tuition at extra charge). 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. 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 only. Shared hammam (Turkish baths) and salt therapy room. No smoking.

  • Strand Cottage

    Derrybeg, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W32262

    This detached, dog friendly cottage is situated in a beautiful location on the Wild Atlantic Way, on a coast of golden sandy beaches, rocky coves with a backdrop of mountains and hills, overlooked by the majestic Mount Errigal. This is a magical coastline of blue sea interspersed with little islands which can be reached by boat. Walkers and climbers can explore the many hills and glens throughout this area, and sea fishing is available from the jetty. Famous for its musical heritage producing world class musicians such as Enya, Clannad and Daniel O’Donnell. Pubs providing traditional music and restaurants are all in the locality, and a 9-hole golf course and beach are a few hundred yards from the cottage. For days out visit Dunlewy Heritage Centre with an animal farm, adventure playground, boat rides and more, Glenveagh National park and Ards Forest Park. On wet days, why not spend a day indoors at the local hotel health club with swimming pool and kids soft play club? Oakfield Park makes a great family day out. Beach ½ mile. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room and electricity by €1 meter. Oil central heating included (€20 per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. 32" Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned garden with sitting-out area. Garden furniture on request. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Stracomer View - 19 Stracomer View

    Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32197

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Bundoran is County Donegal’s premier seaside resort, with its backdrop of beautiful scenery, fabulous beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. Superb Tullan Strand, favoured by surfers and beach lovers alike, is just a short walk from these holiday properties (refs W32197 and W32198). These attractive semi-detached properties are conveniently located in Bundoran’s east end. Bundoran has a variety of amenities to suit all the family, there is golf, a swimming pool, restaurants and water sports, all available locally. There is also a range of entertainment with Irish music, concerts and festivals throughout the year. Beach 150 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    DVD. Small sitting-out area.

    Both properties: Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating (€7 per night). Bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. 32" Digital TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi (€10 per week, €5 per short break). Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Stracomer View - 20 Stracomer View

    Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32198

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, Bundoran is County Donegal’s premier seaside resort, with its backdrop of beautiful scenery, fabulous beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. Superb Tullan Strand, favoured by surfers and beach lovers alike, is just a short walk from these holiday properties (refs W32197 and W32198). These attractive semi-detached properties are conveniently located in Bundoran’s east end. Bundoran has a variety of amenities to suit all the family, there is golf, a swimming pool, restaurants and water sports, all available locally. There is also a range of entertainment with Irish music, concerts and festivals throughout the year. Beach 150 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Lawned sitting-out area.

    Both properties: Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating (€7 per night). Bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. 32" Digital TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi (€10 per week, €5 per short break). Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Recess Cottage 116, Connemara

    Recess, nr. Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W32215

    This traditional style cottage is located in the heart of Connemara, close to the Wild Atlantic Way, yet at the foothills of the Maumturk Mountains on the Western Way Trail. It boasts spectacular views of the Twelve Bens and Lough Inagh. This is the ideal base for touring the western region. The cottage is geared up for walkers as it has a wonderful drying room.
    The village of Recess is located 13 miles from Clifden, here you will find a grocery store, the famous Joyces Craft Shop, a bar and a church. Within the village car park you will find ‘The Connemara Giant’, a 20th century stone giant. Local folk lore tells us that if you touch the hand of the giant, you will be blessed with the knowledge of his ancient tribe. Recess village is set amongst Glendalough Lake and Derryclare Lake. The lake and mountain scenery is a sight to behold. The nearby glaciated Inagh Valley is north of Recess and stretches towards Kylemore along Lough Inagh. The valley itself separates the Twelve Bens from the Maumturk Mountains. The valley’s lake, woodlands and hills are enjoyed by many walkers, fishermen and artists. Lough Inagh is a well-known game fishing lake and visitors are more than welcome to fish there. Boats can be hired locally.
    The market town of Clifden is a short drive and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has many fabulous restaurants, many serving the local fish and most of the pubs have music sessions during the year. There are also art galleries and many lovely craft shops. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and pony/horses can be hired at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic short drive from the house and 50 miles from the city of Galway. Beach 10 miles. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Electricity by meter reading. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Flaggy Shore Cottage

    New Quay, Co. Clare

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: YWM

    The tranquil and unique location of this property in the northern corner of the Burren, on the edge of the Atlantic, makes it an ideal retreat from the busy world. Relax in the living room or the sun room and watch the sunset over Galway Bay. This bright, spacious single storey holiday home is an ideal location for an enjoyable holiday. It is situated in the Burren with its rare flora, overlooking the famous Flaggy Shore, where limestone platforms reach out into the sea and where there are uninterrupted views over Galway Bay. There are many wonderful walks to enjoy (guided walking tours can be organised locally), and a small beach about ½ mile away. In New Quay, 1 mile, in the local pub/restaurant you can enjoy live music and freshly caught seafood in the restaurant. Other activities are birdwatching, swimming, sailing, diving, canoeing, fishing and golf. Pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one can be twin), 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). NB: Garden is natural Burren landscape and on a slope.

  • Dun Na Mara

    Doonbeg, Co. Clare

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W31926

    This semi-detached holiday house is one of a small group located in the centre of the lovely Doonbeg village. Ideal for exploring the magnificent coastline of Clare, it lies on the Killard Road, just minutes’ walk from Doonbeg Pier with sea views. Close to beautiful beaches of Doubhbeg (15 minutes’ walk) and the popular White Strand (2 miles). Doughmore Beach, a short drive, is ideal for enjoying a long walk. Popular with surfers, it has beautiful sand dunes and is adjacent to the world-famous Doonbeg Golf Course. Visit the nearby resorts of Kilkee (10 minutes’ drive), Spanish Point (15 minutes’ drive) and Milltown Malbay (20 minutes’ drive) or go further north to Lahinch, Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher, Ballyvaughan and the Ailwee Caves. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room with French doors and tiled floor
    /kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single (2ft 6in for child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity €5per day (summer) €7per day (winter). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Video. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer (in utility room). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden to rear with decking and furniture. Small lawn to front. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • Port Beg Holiday Homes -10 Ocean View

    Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W32114

    Wake up to fantastic sea views from the windows of the terraced Ocean View townhouses and watch the Atlantic rollers break on the beach below. Ocean View is conveniently located in the centre of Bundoran with its wealth of amenities to suit visitors of all ages. Popular for its musical heritage, Bundoran is a hive of activity during the summer months with the many music and dance festivals held featuring several visiting celebrities. Bundoran is also synonymous with surfing and has gained an international reputation as the surfing capital of Ireland. Other water sports catered for are bodyboarding and kayaking. Nearby you will find many restaurants, shops and pubs, often providing traditional music. For younger visitors there is a multitude of amusements and the state-of-the-art Waterworld, an indoor aqua adventure playground. Beach 200 yards. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included October-April). Economy 7 NSH and electricity €7 per night. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Courtyard. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Crossakeel, Co. Meath

    Crossakeel, Co. Meath

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W6502

    Excellent touring base.

    Wing of property for 4/5.

    This very attractive stone property is attached to the owners home and has been decorated and fitted out to a very good standard. Both bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and there is a patio area to the rear. The property is located close to Crossakiel village, north west of Dublin, 50 miles, and the busy heritage town of Kells is 6 miles away. The area is rich in places of historical interest, including the ancient cairns at Lough Crew that dates back to 3000BC, Fore Monastic site is 10 miles and the famous Boyne Vally area is a little further away. Locally there is fishing, golf, gardens, children’s play centre and swimming pool in Kells. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single.

    Oil central heating, gas and electricity included (€25per week September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared enclosed lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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