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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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  • 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).

  • 129 Cashel, Connemara

    Cashel, Co. Galway

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W32241

    Peacefully located on the Wild Atlantic Way with beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean, the Twelve Bens and the ever-changing landscape, this traditional detached cottage has been tastefully renovated and lies just 10 minutes from the village of Cashel. The area offers golden beaches, swimming, shore angling, lake and river fishing, pony trekking, walking routes, hill walking, sea angling charters, an adventure centre, golf and coastal cruises. The market town of Clifden is a 20-minute drive away, while the city of Galway is 45 minutes. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and ponies/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 6 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity by meter reading. Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Stream in garden.

  • Seacliff 1

    Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31326

    300 yards to golden beach.

    Terraced house for 5.

    Seacliff is a development of delightful holiday homes nestling within the grounds of Dunmore East Golf Club which is on a headland above the ocean looking out towards Hook Head. Each of these delightful houses is attractively furnished and decorated. The living room has an open fire and patio doors lead outside to a seating area with garden furniture. They offer a peaceful and relaxed environment with the bonus of reduced green fees, (during the winter months the golf club opening hours are reduced, and clients can have 25% discount on normal green fees. A weekly pass can also be booked at reduced rate). A 300 yard walk down the hill brings you to a cove with golden sands and in another 200 yards you are at the pub. Dunmore East is a much sought after seaside village with pretty thatched cottages, a golden beach and a fishing harbour. There is a very popular sailing club and water sports adventure centre. The village also boasts lively pubs, restaurants, a park, tennis courts plus woodland walks, boat trips and fishing. Waterford city (12 miles) has numerous facilities including a cinema, theatre, museums, excellent shopping and the world famous crystal factory. For surfers and swimmers, the very lively resort of Tramore (10 miles) has surf schools, Splashworld, an indoor swimming complex and amusements and fun fair in the summer. Wexford can be reached by the Passage East Ferry which is a convenient way to explore the Hook Peninsula including the lighthouse and Tintern Abbey.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single.

    Open fire in living room. Electricity heating and electricity by pin energy meter (payable online or by phone). Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: Accommodation allocated on arrival. The en-suite facility may be in the double room or the twin room.

  • Rose Cottage

    Knocklong, Co. Limerick

    Grade
    5
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: YNC

    Set at the edge of the village of Knocklong, this wonderful cut-stone house is decorated and equipped to a very high standard. Modern and spacious it is one of a pair and enjoys a colourful, enclosed garden. Ideally located along a main road in the heart of Ballyhoura country, and close to the Limerick-Tipperary-Cork border, it makes a great touring base. Mitchelstown Caves, Cahir Castle and Rock of Cashel within driving distance. Excellent hill and forest walks nearby, as well as facilities for horse riding and fishing. Golf (18-hole) in Mitchelstown. Pubs and restaurants close by. Shops 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with sisal floor. Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft sleigh bed), 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Cable TV. Video. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

  • Beara View

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: YZG

    This lovely, old, traditional farm cottage has been fully renovated and stands detached on an elevated site, surrounded by wonderful scenery, mountains, small streams and views of Kenmare Bay. It has retained plenty of character and makes a cosy and comfortable base from which to explore this wonderfully scenic area and is within a mile of the coastline. Only 6 miles from Kenmare, it makes touring both the Ring of Kerry and Beara very easy and access to West Cork is also possible. The surrounding area is ideal for walking and those who enjoy all outdoor activities with lake, river and sea fishing all within easy driving distance. A leisure and sailing centre with water sports is 2 miles. Golf and horse riding nearby. Shop 6 miles, pub/restaurant 3 miles and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Beamed living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 single (4ft) bedroom. Shower room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single, both with sloping ceilings.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility room. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with patio and furniture. Shared 100-acre natural, unspoilt grounds. Cycle store. Parking. Natural spring water supply. Ground floor facilities. NB: Unfenced stream in garden.

  • Marine Court Apartments - Number 31

    Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W32201

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, these two holiday apartments are centrally located to enjoy the wealth of amenities and attractions that Bundoran has on offer. With a backdrop of stunning scenery and superb beaches, Bundoran has something for everyone and visitors of all ages. Nearby is Waterworld swimming pool, amusement park, golf course, shops, pubs and restaurants. Visitors can also enjoy the wealth of evening entertainment, concerts and festivals, especially the popular sea sessions held at the end of June. Number 31 (ref W32201) is an attractive two-bedroomed apartment which has panoramic views over the ocean, beach and promenade right out to the golf course. Number 24 (W32200) is also a two-bedroomed apartment, and they are both just 300 yards away from the beach. Shop and restaurant 400 yards, pub 300 yards.

    32 stone steps to entrance. Second floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single. Third floor: Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 NSH €7 per night. Bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. 32" Freeview TV (variable reception). Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Courtyard. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. 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.

  • Marine Court Apartments - Number 24

    Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W32200

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, these two holiday apartments are centrally located to enjoy the wealth of amenities and attractions that Bundoran has on offer. With a backdrop of stunning scenery and superb beaches, Bundoran has something for everyone and visitors of all ages. Nearby is Waterworld swimming pool, amusement park, golf course, shops, pubs and restaurants. Visitors can also enjoy the wealth of evening entertainment, concerts and festivals, especially the popular sea sessions held at the end of June. Number 31 (ref W32201) is an attractive two-bedroomed apartment which has panoramic views over the ocean, beach and promenade right out to the golf course. Number 24 (W32200) is also a two-bedroomed apartment, and they are both just 300 yards away from the beach. Shop and restaurant 400 yards, pub 300 yards.

    15 stone steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Economy 7 NSH €7 per night. Bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. 32" Freeview TV (variable reception). Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Courtyard. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Nead

    Inverin, Co.Galway

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W32165

    Wonderfully located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this original detached cottage now provides a very cosy and comfortable holiday property, complete with a multi-fuel burner. The cottage is less than ½ mile from the heart of the village of Inverin, while the village of Spiddal is 3 miles away, which has a larger variety of amenities. The city of Galway is 12 miles away, home to an arts festival, racing festival and film festival. There is a regular bus service to the city for those who do not want to drive. The cottage is less than 1 mile away from the beach, and is perfectly located for touring Connemara, and the Aran Islands can be accessed by ferry or by plane. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy deep sea fishing or can travel to Moycullen/Oughterard and Lough Corrib. Bike hire, golf courses, pony trekking and water sports are all available locally. Walkers will also be spoiled with the myriad of country and coastal roads surrounding the area. Beach ¼ mile. Shop and pub ¼ mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with sofa bed and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms with wooden floors. Shower room with Velux and tiled floor.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (intiial fuel included). Gas, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Electricity included (€6 per day October-May). Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Beach View

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W31514

    200 yards to beach

    Terraced house for 5.

    Ideal for a relaxing seaside break, this delightful holiday home is situated in Duncannon and is within 200 yards of vast golden sands, three pubs, a restaurant plus a historic fort and quaint fishing harbour. The house is attractively furnished and decorated and has a small enclosed garden. This scenic area boasts numerous beaches and other attractions include the Hook Lighthouse, Tintern Abbey, the JFK Arboretum, Dunbrody Famine Ship plus Waterford Crystal via the nearby Ballyhack Ferry. A good base for touring Wexford, Waterford and Kilkenny. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk (double base, single top) with additional single. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Travel cot. High chair. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • The Old Farmhouse

    Ballinvoher, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: W31630

    Located close to Annascaul village on the outskirts of the magnificent Dingle Peninsula, The Old Farmhouse, adjacent to the owner’s home, was the original farmhouse of the owner’s dairy farm and has been lovingly renovated. This detached holiday property is surrounded by spectacular mountains, and is the perfect base for walking and hiking. The beautiful blue waters and golden sands of Inch beach are nearby. The Dingle Peninsula offers breathtaking scenery at every turn. Fishing, golf and horse riding can also be enjoyed, and a visit to Dingle with its selection of craft shops, restaurants and pubs is a must. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining room both with wooden floors/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner (in living room), oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

  • Fethard’s Nest

    Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32014

    Just a short stroll from the stunning coastline, with a choice of 3 beaches, this detached former craft studio is adjacent to the owner’s home, where craft courses are held throughout the year. Taking advantage of the beautiful, rural and distant sea views, there are two large decks as well as a delightful covered garden room great for alfresco dining. This eastern side of the Hook Peninsula boasts glorious scenery and can be appreciated from upstairs, where both bedrooms have sea views. The holiday property is just over a mile from the seaside village of Fethard-on-Sea with its shops, restaurants, pubs and children’s playground. Touring around the Hook Peninsula, whether by car, bike or by foot, is an absolute delight and there is so much to explore including Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world! Shop, pub and restaurant 1.2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Ramp down to dining room with patio doors/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and laminate floor: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin with additional single. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating by meter reading. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with two decked areas. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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