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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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  • Grove Lodge Holiday Homes - Grove Lodge 2

    Killorglin, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W32185

    These two duplex holiday apartments (refs W32184 and W32185) are set in a quiet, peaceful area, in mature landscaped grounds, with decked areas along the perimeter of the majestic River Laune, close to the pretty town of Killorglin which offers excellent amenities. There are sandy beaches within 5 and 12 miles of Killorglin, the nearest at Rossbeigh and Dooks, where there is also a wonderful golf links course. It is just a 15-minute drive to the Killarney National Park. Gap of Dunloe, Muckross House and Gardens are virtually on your doorstep, or take a trip along the Dingle Peninsula which offers beautiful rugged coastal views around every corner. With beautiful mountains and lakes, this area offers a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, sailing, orienteering, hill walking along with some excellent fishing and golfing. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with wooden floor and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin with wooden floor and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 single with wooden floor and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Both properties: Electric heaters and electricity by pay as you go meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared grounds with patio, terrace, balcony and furniture. Parking (1 car). NB: 16 steps and fenced river in grounds.

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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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  • Kenmare Holiday Village

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32136

    This terraced coastal holiday property is part of a group of properties in Kenmare Holiday Village. It is located just on the edge of Kenmare town, which is part of the glorious Wild Atlantic Way, and is home to some award-winning restaurants and a great selection of cafés, pubs, galleries and craft shops. This makes the perfect destination for golfers and walkers. Horse-riding, fishing and water sports are also available locally, or take a seafari boat trip to see some of the sea life of this area. Take a day trip to discover the wonderful lakes and Killarney National Park, the beauty of the Beara Way, the wonder of the Dingle Peninsula or the breath-taking Skellig Islands. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ miles.

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

    Economy 7 central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request (€5 each per week). DVD on request. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio. Parking (2 cars).

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  • 504 Carraroe, Connemara

    Carraroe, Co. Galway.

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W32258

    This is 1 of 6 very well presented and spacious, detached holiday homes which are located in Carraroe village in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht and set amongst the stunning beauty of Connemara’s landscape.

    This is a truly fantastic location for touring and exploring Connemara, Galway and the Aran Islands.
    Shops, bars, restaurants and cafes are just a short walk away. The wonderful award-winning beach ’Trá an Doilín’ is just a short drive away, and other nearby activities and attractions include fishing, walking, cycling, sea kayaking, golf and many more. With its many fine beaches it is an excellent area for swimming, snorkelling, diving and many other water sports.

    With its coastal rural location, Carraroe, on the Wild Atlantic Way, has become a popular tourist destination for all ages to enjoy. Not only is Carraroe wedged between Casla Bay and Greatman’s Bay, but it also has the whole series of islands composed of Lettermore, Gorumna and Lettermullen, all joined by a causeway to the mainland. With its many winding roads there is a great character and old world atmosphere to be found here.

    The Féile an Dóilín is one of the west of Ireland’s premier maritime festivals and takes place annually on the shores of Carraroe during the August Bank Holiday weekend. The festival revolves around the ancient and beautiful Galway Hooker boat.

    The golf enthusiast is also catered for with the Connemara Isles Golf Club located nearby. With its coastal location, it’s a challenging but very memorable golfing experience! Wi-fi is available in the holiday village’s recreational room. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. 1 single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Mezzanine with twin beds. Separate toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (no fuel provided). Electricity and electric heating by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room. Fridge. Wi-fi (in shared recreational room). Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Playground.

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  • 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).

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  • Ballyhass Lakes

    Cecilstown, nr. Mallow, Co. Cork

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W31382

    Trout fishing/Excellent touring.

    Terraced house for 5.

    This is 1 of 11 architect-designed houses located beside Ballyhass trout fishing lakes, offering equipment and boat hire. Other activities on site include fishing (at cost), kayaking and adventure sports. It is also Ireland’s largest cable wakeboarding centre. Mallow, 8 miles, and Kanturk, 5 miles, have 18-hole golf courses and there are walking and cycling routes, as well as horse riding. Within easy reach of Cork and Shannon airports, you can explore Cork, Kerry, Tipperary or Limerick. Locally, visit the home of steeplechase horse racing, the associations with the poet Edmund Spenser and Doneraile Park. There is also a multi-activity summer camp available for 8 to 17 year olds in July and August. Shop 2 miles, pub 1¼ miles, restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). NSH and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared lawned area with decking and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (3 cars). NB: Unfenced lake, 30 yards, children must be supervised.

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  • Corran Maebh

    Lahinch, Co. Clare

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W32068

    Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, 8 miles north of Spanish Point, and 3 miles west of the market town of Ennistymon, lies the busy town of Lahinch. The town has a great deal to offer its visitors, including a beautiful, sandy beach stretching the length of the town and beyond, providing some appealing walks and idyllic conditions for fishing and swimming; in recent years Lahinch has also become popular with surfers. The town is home to a championship golf course, putting green, seaworld with aquarium, leisure centre and swimming pool, as well as a good choice of pubs and restaurants. This semi-detached holiday property enjoys a quiet, residential setting in the Corran Maebh Holiday Village, just 5 minutes’ walk from the beach and town centre. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Economy 7 central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot and high chair on request (€5 per item per week). DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small, enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • 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).

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  • Knight’s Haven

    Knightstown, Valentia, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31931

    This three-bedroom holiday home offers a wonderful location on beautiful Valentia Island, part of The Wild Atlantic Way, which can be reached via ferry or land bridge. Part of a small holiday village, this semi-detached, self-catering holiday home in Valentia has direct access from the site to a well-equipped public playground with tennis court and playing field. It is just a short walk from the quaint village of Knightstown at the southern end of the island, which has a welcoming local pub and a selection of restaurants and cafes. There is a small sandy cove just 900 yards from the holiday home, with a fine selection of beaches within easy reach. Valentia offers wonderful walks, trails and hikes. There are opportunities for bird watching, fishing, kayaking, surfing, rock climbing, sea angling and more. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor and French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot (on request). High chair. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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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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  • Bettystown, Co. Meath

    Bettystown, Co. Meath

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31290

    Set in landscaped gardens.

    Cottage for 5.

    Less than an hour from Dublin, this property is in a small development of 12 houses set in beautiful landscaped gardens, some with decking, in a peaceful and tranquil location. Enjoy the 6 miles of sandy beaches which offer windsurfing and swimming. Great location for touring the sunny south east and is only 40 minutes from Dublin city. Great amenities to enjoy locally including horse racing, golf and walking. Shop 800 yards.

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

    Gas central heating and electricity (€6 per day June-August, by meter reading September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Hillsea View Cottage

    Ardnatrush, nr. Glengarriff, Co. Cork

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W32157

    This charming, detached, single-storey cottage is surrounded by peaceful, rugged countryside and has views of Bantry Bay and the Caha Mountains. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it is set along the Wild Atlantic Way, 3 miles from the renowned beauty spot of Glengarriff with its nature reserve, bamboo park and the wonderful Garnish Island Gardens. The village has a good choice of craft shops, restaurants and pubs and is the gateway to the spectacular Beara Peninsula. Bantry, 7 miles, has a cinema, a leisure centre and Bantry House and Gardens, which hosts music festivals and events. There is excellent walking for walkers of all abilities, golf and fishing. Mizen Peninsula, Sheep’s Head Peninsula, Gougane Barra Forest Park, Kenmare and Killarney make fantastic day trips. Coastal villages offer a variety of water sports and boat trips to offshore islands. Pebble beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with laminate floor/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. Utility room. 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single bed. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with decking and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

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