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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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  • Seanciamar

    Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W6857

    Gateway to the Caragh Lake District.

    Detached cottage for 5.

    This detached holiday cottage makes a wonderful touring base, located on the Wild Atlantic Way at the gateway to the magnificent Caragh Lake District where waterfalls, lakes and rivers abound. From the large garden enjoy uninterrupted views of Ireland’s highest mountain range, which stretch upwards to the clouds. Enjoy hill and forest walks, fishing on the lakes, golfing and water sports. Stroll along the golden sands of Dooks Beach, 4 miles, or horse ride along Rossbeigh Beach, 7 miles. Try out new activities at the outdoor pursuits centre in Glencar. Discover the beauty of the Ring of Kerry, Killarney with its beautiful National Park, lakes and a great selection of shops and restaurants, and of course the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula. The cottage is just over 2 miles from Killorglin, with its selection of restaurants and pubs. Shop, pub and restaurant 2¼ miles.

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

    Open fire in living room. Electric central heating, fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Ground floor facilities.

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  • 188 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W32249

    Located in a quiet and tranquil area, this single-storey, detached cottage offers wonderful countryside views and lies just a short stroll to the nearby seashore at Bunowen. There are many wonderful walks in the surrounding area, and Ballyconneely, 1 mile, has a grocery store, bar and restaurant. Local activities include fishing, pony trekking, golf, coastal walks, surfing and boat trips. Visit Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. 28" Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Rhadharc Na N-oileain

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31830

    In a quiet location, this modern, detached, dormer holiday home lies at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and has views of the Aran Islands. Tastefully furnished and decorated, this spacious home is just 2 miles from the village. The Carraroe area promotes the Irish culture and language and has all amenities. The coastline is fringed with many sandy beaches offering shore fishing and swimming - the coral beach being the main attraction; the by-roads are ideal for walking. The fun-filled historic city of Galway is just 25 miles away, making this a great base for touring and Connemara is a must for a day trip. Access to the Aran islands by air or sea is a short drive. A 9-hole golf course is 6 miles. Shops, restaurant and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Sun room. 2 double bedrooms, one 5ft. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and electricity €60per week. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned and gravelled garden with furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). NB: There is access to the sea from the garden.

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  • An Caoran

    Connemara, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31397

    Rural location.

    Modern, detached house for 6.

    Carna is situated at the head of the peninsula, a lobster fishing centre and an ideal place to explore the vast wilderness of Connemara with its hills, lakes and endless shoreline. This beautiful cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way is fabulous with its spacious interior, vaulted ceilings, timber and tiled floor, and is furnished to a very good standard. Set in 8 acres of grounds, just 5 minutes from a sandy beach. The living room is on the first floor and has an open fire and views of the sea and the ’Twelve Bens’ mountain range. Visit Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, Roundstone Village, The Aran Islands and the cultural city of Galway. Golf, cycling, fishing, hiking, horse riding and walking are all available locally. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

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

    Open fires in living room and dining room. Oil central heating (timed) and electricity included (€40per week September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Mizen Holiday Cottages - Julia’s

    Gortduff, nr. Goleen, Co. Cork

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W32155

    Situated along a quiet country lane, Julia’s (ref W32155) and Joseph’s (ref W32156) lie 50 yards apart in a beautiful, rural area with magnificent views across Dunmanus Bay to the Sheep’s Head Peninsula. Named after the former owners, these superbly renovated, detached farmhouses are 3 miles from the village of Goleen on the Mizen Peninsula, which forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way. These holiday properties are a few hundred yards from the rocky shoreline and a little pier, and the surrounding roads offer walking opportunities where you are immersed in the wonderful land and seascape. The Mizen Head Visitor Centre at Ireland’s most south-westerly point is well worth a visit. Crookhaven village has an interesting history, and its harbour offers summer sailing opportunities. Whether swimming, walking or surfing, the glorious beach at Barleycove is a delight. Schull, 10 miles, has a good selection of shops, seasonal water sports, sea angling and Ireland’s only planetarium. From here, you can get a ferry to Cape Clear Island, the largest of Carbery’s Hundred Isles, or embark on the Fastnet Tour. This is also an excellent base for touring further afield. Bantry, Glengarriff and Garnish Island, and the other stunning peninsulas of west Cork, are just some of the numerous options for day trips. The work of local artists, craft workers and artisan food producers can be found in the villages and towns throughout the area. Horse riding available nearby. Beach 4¼ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3¼ miles.Situated along a quiet country lane, Julia’s (ref W32155) and Joseph’s (ref W32156) lie 50 yards apart in a beautiful, rural area with magnificent views across Dunmanus Bay to the Sheep’s Head Peninsula. Named after the former owners, these superbly renovated, detached farmhouses are 3 miles from the village of Goleen on the Mizen Peninsula, which forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way. These holiday properties are a few hundred yards from the rocky shoreline and a little pier, and the surrounding roads offer walking opportunities where you are immersed in the wonderful land and seascape. The Mizen Head Visitor Centre at Ireland’s most south-westerly point is well worth a visit. Crookhaven village has an interesting history, and its harbour offers summer sailing opportunities. Whether swimming, walking or surfing, the glorious beach at Barleycove is a delight. Schull, 10 miles, has a good selection of shops, seasonal water sports, sea angling and Ireland’s only planetarium. From here, you can get a ferry to Cape Clear Island, the largest of Carbery’s Hundred Isles, or embark on the Fastnet Tour. This is also an excellent base for touring further afield. Bantry, Glengarriff and Garnish Island, and the other stunning peninsulas of west Cork, are just some of the numerous options for day trips. The work of local artists, craft workers and artisan food producers can be found in the villages and towns throughout the area. Horse riding available nearby. Beach 4¼ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3¼ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and laminate floor/dining room/kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Second living room. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with adjoining living area and en-suite wet room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms (6ft, can be twin on request), both with access to shared en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi (from €3 for 500mb to €35 for 20gb). Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Cois Chnoic

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W32095

    Located on the outskirts of Dingle, this semi-detached holiday property enjoys a tranquil location with hill views, yet is just a 10-minute walk to the pretty fishing town. Dingle boasts a selection of fine restaurants, quirky cafes, craft shops and great traditional pubs. The house is attractively furnished and finished, and makes a wonderful base for discovering the beauties of the surrounding area which abounds with glorious scenery, beautiful beaches and intriguing archaeological sites. Take a trip to the stunning Blasket Islands, visit the aquarium and seal sanctuary, have a go on the climbing wall or take a boat trip to meet Fungi, Dingle’s friendly dolphin. Beach 5 miles. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 0.75 miles.

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

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity €35per week September-May, €25per week June-August. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

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  • Balinavenourgh

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W31355

    Sea and mountain views.

    Cottage for 6.

    This traditional detached cottage, offering beautiful sea views is located on a farm in the most peaceful and picturesque part of Kerry, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Majestic Mount Brandon stands behind the cottage and the sea views include the sweep over Smerwick Harbour and the Three Sisters. The cottage has a garden that is perfect to enjoy the quiet, scenic surroundings. The area abounds with historic and archaeological sites - St. Brendan is said to have set sail from nearby Brandon Creek on his voyage of discovery of America. There is also a stone fort behind the cottage. This area is a walker’s and hiker’s paradise and also offers wonderful fishing, horse riding and golfing opportunities. Sandy beaches nearby. Shops 3½ miles, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Two steps down to kitchen. Step up to double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, each with sloping ceiling.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store.

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  • The Stone Cottage

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: ZB7

    Within easy walking distance of the delightful town of Kenmare, this traditional, detached Kerry cottage is filled with character and offers great comfort and space, with two living rooms and a pretty garden and patios. Set on the Ring of Kerry, on the Wild Atlantic Way, it is ideally situated for exploring the glorious coastline and countryside with Kenmare Bay just half a mile away. It is perfect for bird watching or hill walking, particularly along the Kerry Way and the Beara Way. There are two golf courses nearby, boat trips on the bay, lots of summer festivals and renowned restaurants in Kenmare, as well as pubs offering traditional music. Horse riding and water sports can also be found nearby. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way makes this property a perfect base for day trips to the Killarney National Park, the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Beara into West Cork. Pub and restaurants are a 10-minute walk. Shops ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with rugs on slate floor. Dining room/kitchen. Second living room with slate floor. Utility room. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room. Gas central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Second patio reached via steps. Barbecue. Ample parking. Ground floor facilities.

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  • Clifden Cottage 139, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W32219

    Located in the Clifden Glen Holiday Village, this renovated, 3 bedroomed, detached property is set within a magnificent natural environment of mountain, meadow and river with spectacular views of the renowned Connemara landscape. This is an ideal holiday cottage for those looking for a family break. It makes a peaceful getaway and a good base for exploring all that the Connemara region has to offer.

    Facilities in the holiday village include crazy golf, a children’s play area and tennis courts, and lovely sandy beaches are just a short drive away. The clubhouse bar is open in peak season, and other busy times.

    The market town of Clifden is on the Wild Atlantic Way and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has a variety of fabulous restaurants, many serving the local fish, and music sessions are held in most pubs during the year. There is also a treasure trove of art galleries and lovely craft shops.

    There are miles of unspoilt beaches in the area, as well as various water sports and amenities. Fishermen are spoiled for choice as there is river, sea and lake fishing in the vicinity.

    The Twelve Bens mountain range is magnificent and is very popular for hill walking with miles of routes both gentle and challenging. There are also many looped walking and cycling routes on the flat terrain.

    Connemara links golf course is in Ballyconneely nearby, and ponies and horses can be hired from various locations. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic, short drive, and Galway city is approximately 50 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with access from one side only, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and electricity included (by meter reading October-May). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Large shared garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court.

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  • The Kilns

    Nobber, Co. Meath.

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: YGF

    Just one hour from Dublin, this beautifully converted mill stands on 300 acres of farmland overlooking the river. Four delightful cottages have been created, two of which are offered here. Set in a courtyard, they are spacious, airy and well equipped, each with a wood-burning stove, lending them a cosy atmosphere. This is an ideal rural location (no bus service) to get away from it all, with fishing and long country walks on the doorstep. There are plenty of activities to enjoy locally, including horse riding, an 18-hole golf course at Ardee, and horse racing at Fairyhouse, while Meath’s fine sandy beaches offer good swimming and windsurfing. The Neolithic sites of Newgrange and Lough Crew are also within easy reach.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD (on request). Microwave. Shared laundry facilities with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Broadband connection. Large shared enclosed garden with sitting out area and furniture. 300-acre grounds. On-site fishing. Ample parking. Spring water supply from borehole. Welcome grocery pack. NB: River in grounds, children will require supervision.Woodburner (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. DVD (on request). Microwave. Shared laundry facilities with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Broadband connection. Large shared enclosed garden with sitting out area and furniture. 300-acre grounds. On-site fishing. Ample parking. Spring water supply from borehole. Welcome grocery pack. NB: River in grounds, children will require supervision.

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  • Cuilane

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31474

    This delightful property is bright and spacious, very tastefully furnished and very thoughtfully equipped. In a small development of 5 houses, in the rural village of Carraroe. The Carraroe Peninsula is surrounded by beaches with the coral beach, being the main attraction. It is ideally placed for touring Connemara and the bustling city of Galway is just 25 miles away. Access to the Aran Islands by air or sea is a short drive away. The area is beautiful, great for walkers, offering plenty of fresh air, sandy beaches, shore line fishing, swimming or cycling along the endless winding boreens. Alternatively, relax in the sun room and enjoy the sea views. Shop and restaurant ¾ mile, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living/dining room. Electric central heating and electricity by €2 coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Annagry, Co. Donegal

    Annagry, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W5902

    Lake and Mountain Views.

    Detached Bungalow for 6.

    This spacious house is set amongst stunning scenery, beside a babbling mountain stream, which flows into a lake at the bottom of the garden. Cosily furnished and equipped with two open fires, the house has views across the lake to the mountain. In the lake you can fish or boat or just enjoy the peace and quiet the area affords. A Blue Flag surfing beach is just 2 miles away, whilst walking direct from the door can be thoroughly enjoyed with the stunning local scenery and abundance of wildlife. This accommodation makes a superb holiday base throughout the year. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fires in living room and dining room/kitchen included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (2 cars).

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