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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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  • 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.

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  • Crossakeel, Co. Meath

    Crossakeel, Co. Meath

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    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, 45 minutes from Dublin. The busy heritage town of Kells is 6 miles away. The area is on the Boyne Drive which is rich with historical interest, the ancient cairns at Lough Crew and New Grange which dates back to 3000BC. Locally there is fishing, several golf courses, and gardens. In the area are Causey Farm activity centre, and for walkers there are Girley Bog, Mullaghmeen Forest and several lakes. 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 (€15per week September-May). Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Shared enclosed lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • 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.

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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 Brandon Cottages - Mount Brandon Cottage 2

    Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W32116

    Brightly painted Mount Brandon terraced holiday cottages, set in beautifully maintained grounds, are just half a mile from picturesque Graiguenamanagh ’Village of the Monks’, at the heart of which flows the River Barrow with its pretty boat-lined quay. Guests are free to use the state-of-the-art ’BBQ house’, ideal for cooking breakfast, lunch or dinner! Or try your hand at pottery by booking an individual or group lesson at the resident pottery school (payable on site). Medieval Graiguenamanagh offers plenty to do and see, including traditional pubs, riverside restaurants, a fine Cistercian abbey, hillwalking, riverside trails, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and many festivals throughout the year including Regatta and Rowing, Annual Book, Michaelmas, River Barrow Arts and Race of the Monks Festivals! Shop, pub and restaurant 0.4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 single bedroom with tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, each with wooden floor. Bathroom with toilet and bidet. 1 step to front and back door.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating €5 per night (autumn), €7 per night winter when used. Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included.

    Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Shared barbecues. Shared table tennis. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from well. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W31129

    Wonderful mountain views.

    Single storey detached house for 5.

    Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, a rural location on a hillside above the famous Ring of Kerry route, this detached cottage with its lovely mature landscaped gardens is surrounded by wonderful mountain scenery. Nearby Caragh Lake, overlooked by Ireland’s highest mountains, offers activities such as fishing, boating and hill walking. There are golden sandy beaches close by at Dooks or at Rossbeigh (4 miles), which also offers horse riding and an activity centre. The area has a choice of golf courses at Dooks (2 miles) or Killorglin (7 miles). Round off an active day with a short walk to a nearby pub/seasonal restaurant or a short drive to the lively village of Glenbeigh (3 miles) with its shops, pubs and restaurants. A Heritage Village can be found just a short walk away. Shops 3 miles, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity (€20per week June-September, €30per week October-May). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. TV (for DVD use only). DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store

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  • 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 (one with 2 steps), 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.

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  • The Cottage

    Foulksmills, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W31670

    Set just over 600 yards from the award-winning riverside village of Foulksmills, this splendid detached bungalow stands in its own level, lawned garden with lovely views across countryside to the rear. Well-maintained, the holiday cottage has a superb conservatory taking full advantage of the views and is ideally situated for a leisurely stroll down to the pubs and riverside park in the pretty village - or for a short drive to the wonderful coastline a mere 7 miles away. Other attractions and activities in the area include Hook Lighthouse, Tintern Abbey, horse riding, golf and fishing. Shop and pubs 660 yards, restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with shared en-suite shower room (double cubicle) and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned and gravelled garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking.

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  • 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.

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  • Aughrim Holiday Village

    Aughrim, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W32167

    This holiday home in Aughrim is situated on the outskirts of the village, adjacent to a hotel where guests have full access to its bar, restaurant and on-site tennis courts. The house is within easy walking distance of the village’s shops, pubs and delicatessen. Aughrim is a lovely, quaint village with a river running through it attractive granite frontages and a local bowling green. It was the winner of the ’Irish Tidy Towns’ competition held in 2007. Nestled amongst the wooded hills in the heat of Wicklow at the point where the rivers Ox and Derry converge, this picturesque area is a great favourite with walkers and hikers, and the famous ‘Wicklow Way’ offers some breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains.
    There are a number of riding stables in the area offering both riding lessons and pony trekking for rides of all levels. Arklow Golf Club and Woodenbridge Golf Club are all within easy reach, with the world-famous Druid’s Glen Golf Club less than an hour’s drive away. For those who enjoy fishing, Aughrim boasts its own purpose built, year round angling facility which has excellent facilities for those who are mobility impaired and there is a fishery is only 40 minutes away.
    In addition to its beautiful scenery, County Wicklow has a number of stately homes and gardens open to the public, such as Powerscourt House and Gardens, Mount Usher Gardens and Avondale House and Gardens. Although it feels splendidly rural, Aughrim is only 30 minutes away from Brittas Bay Beach, 40 minutes from Wicklow town and an hour and a half from the city of Dublin. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heating and electricity by meter reading (top up locally). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • River Cottage

    Newcastle, nr. Clonmel, Co. South Tipperary

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W32181

    This enchanting semi-detached cottage, adjacent to the owner’s B&B, is surrounded by exquisite cottage gardens and lies almost equidistant from the riverside villages of Newcastle, 2 miles, and Ardfinnan, 3 miles. Guests are welcome to wander through the owner’s 134-acre grounds and working farm with livestock, and enjoy a riverside picnic alongside its private stretches of the Rivers Suir and Tar, or to catch some wild trout. This area is a walker’s paradise with the stunning Knockmealdown, majestic Comeragh and spectacular Galty Mountains nearby. There are some interesting heritage sites including the Rock of Cashel, 13th-century Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage, as well as local festivals such as Bru Borus Traditional Irish (June to August), and farmers’ markets in the lovely town of Cahir just 8 miles away. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 double bedrooms, (one 6ft zip and link, can be twin) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room, electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared 134-acre natural grounds. Patio with furniture. Ample parking. Fishing on-site (no licence required). No smoking. NB: River in grounds, ½ mile.

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  • Banagher

    Lusmagh, nr. Banagher, Co. Offaly

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W5143

    Peaceful rural location.

    Detached character cottage for 4/5.

    This is one of two roadside cottages situated in a peaceful rural area 1.8 miles from Banagher on the River Shannon and within 2 hours drive from Dublin. Stone built, wheelchair friendly and very tastefully decorated with all modern conveniences in an open plan setting. A super holiday base with numerous attractions from Birr Castle Demesne (7 miles) to Conmacnoise and seven 18-hole golf courses within easy driving distance. Also nearby you can visit parklands, castles and mountains or try fishing. Visit Lough Boora Parklands, a wonderful bogland experience. Shop and pubs 3 miles.

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

    Gas central heating included. Electricity by €2 coin meter. Bed linen included. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Shared lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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