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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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  • Killure House Cottages - Killure Lodge

    Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

    Grade
    6
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: W31917

    These 200-year-old limestone holiday cottages are set around an enclosed, paved quadrangle in the heart of Kilkenny countryside. Both have been lovingly restored and have retained many traditional features. The owners live on site where they run an arable farm.
    Killure Wilde Retreat (ref W31918) offers romantic accommodation for 2 with a traditional half door, spacious living room with multi-fuel stove and patio doors leading to a stone-walled garden with patio and lawn. A particular feature upstairs is the vast master bedroom which boasts a vaulted, beamed ceiling and a spacious bathroom complete with roll top bath.
    Killure Lodge (ref W31917) is full of character inside and out and has a pretty railed, lawned garden to the front with views over the rolling countryside. Inside this spacious property there are attractive stone walls, beamed ceilings and a cosy living room with multi-fuel stove.
    Within easy reach are the villages of Goresbridge and Paulstown (2½ miles) whilst the beautiful, medieval city of Kilkenny, with its ancient laneways and magnificent castle, is a mere half an hour’s drive away and well worth a visit. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Step to entrance (level access to rear). Ground floor: Living room with patio doors, beams and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floor. 1 single (4ft) bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 2 single, one (4ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Multi-fuel central heating included (partial underfloor, £25per week, £15 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair (on request). Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (in external building). Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue (on request). Parking (3 cars).

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  • Kells Bay, Co. Kerry

    Kells Bay, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W6347

    On the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoying an elevated position between hill and sea, this detached property features a pine kitchen, wooden floorboards, an open fire and magnificent sea views. With a cathedral ceiling and an extensive use of glass in the main rooms, and with doors opening onto a surrounding patio, the superb sea views across Dingle Bay are maximised. Being just 300 yards from a sandy beach and in an area offering many activities including horse riding, hill walking, surfing, golf and fishing, this is a delightful holiday destination. Exploring the Ring of Kerry, on your doorstep, the Dingle Peninsula and Killarney are all possible. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 2 miles.

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

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating by meter reading. Electricity €25per week. Bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Harbour Cottages - Harbour Cottage 1

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: ZIX

    Nestled at the foot of the mountains, overlooking Dingle’s picturesque natural harbour and bustling marina, these holiday cottages are set on an elevated 4-acre site, just 5 minutes’ walk from the town. Dingle, with its winding, hilly streets and brightly painted houses, offers traditional music pubs and superb seafood. It also has sailing, boating and scuba diving, as well as the famous Dingle dolphin. Ideal base for touring Ireland’s most westerly peninsula, with its soaring mountains, towering cliffs, miles of sandy beaches, rugged offshore islands and a wealth of archaeological remains. Around the coast there are good windsurfing and walking opportunities. Horse riding nearby. Bed and breakfast is available on request with the owners in adjacent Harbour Lodge.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with adjoining door to bathroom, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Lawned area and picnic bench. Parking.

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  • Marine View - Marine View B

    Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W32203

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, these delightful townhouses (refs W32202 and W32203) are situated in the centre of Bundoran, just a short walk from the seafront. Renowned as Donegal’s premier resort, Bundoran is famous for its beautiful backdrop of mountains and sea. Popular with surfers’ and beach lovers alike, Bundoran has become something of a surfers mecca and holds its own annual ’Sea Sessions’ festival. There is something for everyone of all ages and interests: Waterworld, golf, amusements, concerts, restaurants, pubs and watersports. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with 2 Veluxes, one with additional single, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Small enclosed lawned garden.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and electricity €7 per day. Bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. 32" Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi available at €10 per week or €5 per short break. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Churchfield

    Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: ZX2

    Peacefully set in its own large, enclosed garden, this attractive property is right in the centre of the lively seaside village of Ballyvaughan just a 3-minute walk from the sea at the heart of the famous Burren region, on Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland. A superb house and an excellent touring base, with fishing, canoeing, sailing, riding, golf and cycling available locally. Local sandy beach at Bishop’s Quarter, 1½ miles. Excellent walking in the Burren, a strange and fascinating limestone plateau, rich in prehistoric and medieval monuments, as well as an astounding variety of wild flowers. Close to Aillwee Caves and Cliffs of Moher. Good shops, pubs and restaurants in Ballyvaughan. Galway City only 35 minutes.

    Ground floor: Spacious living room. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast bar. 2 single bedrooms. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room. Full oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. TV. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Large enclosed garden with lawns, patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack.

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  • The Old Post Office

    Fiddown, Co. Kilkenny

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W31014

    30 yards to village pub.

    Semi-detached cottage for 5.

    Between Waterford and Carrick this 18th century cottage is a listed historical building, originally the village shop, and has been tastefully renovated to make a charming holiday home with a stylish fitted kitchen, a central hall sitting area with woodburner, a second sitting/TV room, and a galleried back hall quiet area.

    Only 200 yards from the peaceful banks of the River Suir. It makes a good touring base for Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Cork and Wexford.

    Fishing, riding and golf are available nearby. Shop 1 mile, pub 30 yards and restaurant 6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Galleried sitting area. Shower room with toilet. First floor (irregular steep rise of the steps on the staircase): 3 double bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living rooms included. Electricity and electric heaters by coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Patio with furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • 107 Clifden, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32228

    This beautiful, third floor, penthouse apartment is located in Clifden, the capital of Connemara. A lift is available from the underground car park to the third floor. It has a large outdoor terrace which overlooks the town and is equipped with a barbecue and patio furniture. Restaurants, pubs and shops are within walking distance. There are miles of unspoilt beaches as well as various water sports and amenities. Fishermen are spoiled for choice as there is river, sea and lake fishing in the area.
    There are miles of looped walks and cycle routes with stunning surroundings. The Twelve Bens mountain range are magnificent and are very popular for hill walking with miles of routes, both gentle and challenging. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and pony trekking and horse riding can be found at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a short scenic drive from the house and Galway city is approximately 60 miles. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Lift to entrance. All on third floor: Living/dining room with patio doors and wooden floor/kitchen with slate floor. 3 double bedrooms, one (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one 5ft. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three freeview TVs (one 42", two 32") DVD. CD. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large verandah with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car).

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  • 112 Roundstone Apartment, Connemara

    Roundstone, nr. Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32216

    This spacious apartment is ideally located in the pretty village of Roundstone overlooking the harbour with views of the Twelve Bens as a backdrop. The village of Roundstone (Cloch na Rón) on the Wild Atlantic Way, is a charming and picturesque fishing village, nestled at the foot of Errisbeg Hill, with the Atlantic ocean lapping against its harbour and scenic coastline. There are a number of pubs, restaurants and cafe’s catering for all tastes, especially seafood dishes cooked from the fresh fish which is supplied by the fishermen when they return to harbour. There is a well equipped children’s playground in the village and ample outdoor seating for those who like to sit, relax, and watch the day go by. Sea fishing trips and tours are available from the harbour daily. Lake fishing is also available locally on the many inland lakes in the area, and also at nearby Ballynahinch Castle and Cashel village.
    Bike hire is available in the village for those who would like to spend some time exploring the area and all of its hidden gems. The village also hosts traditional Irish music and dance nights throughout the summer, and it boasts many scenic routes such as the Inishnee Loop Walk, Ervallagh, the Bog Road Loop and Errisbeg Hill, which is ideal for cyclists and walkers.
    Gurteen Beach and Dogs Bay are located close to Roundstone village and are renowned for their particularly white sand and pods of dolphins are a regular sight in the bay. The beaches are very popular with windsurfers, dinghy sailors and kite surfers.
    Annual events in the village include a traditional boat regatta, the internationally renowned Roundstone Pony Show takes place in Farrells Field throughout the summer months. The Marconi marathon takes place in September of each year and offers the participants and spectators a unique sporting experience through the scenic Roundstone Bog Road.
    The market town of Clifden is a short drive and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has several restaurants many serving the local fish, and pubs, most with music sessions during the year. There are also art galleries and many lovely craft shops. Connemara Golf Links are 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 Galway city is approx 60 miles. Beach 2 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    7 steep, open-tread steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars). NB: 20 yards to sea.

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  • Harkaway Cottage

    Skenakilla, Castletownroche, Co. Cork

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W31928

    In an attractive courtyard setting, this single-storey semi-detached cottage, results from the expert conversion of old farm buildings and the original house to form six holiday homes. There is a games room and discreet play area for children. Castletownroche, 2.5 miles, has the Blackwater Outdoor Activities centre. The lovely Doneraile Park is 4 miles. There are four golf courses within 10 miles, fishing on the Blackwater and Awbeg rivers, mountain bike trails on the Ballyhoura Mountains and additional walking opportunities on the Nagle Mountains. Superb for touring with Cork city, Killarney and Limerick about 1 hour. Also an area of historical and literary interest, with the poet Edmund Spenser, the St Leger family and Elizabeth Bowen all associated with the area. Golf and horse riding nearby. Shop, pubs and restaurant 2.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. 2 double bedrooms, both with additional single and laminate floor, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by card meter. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared laundry room. Shared lawned garden with decking and furniture to rear. Shared courtyard to front. Shared barbecue. Ample parking. Shared games room with pool table, table football and air hockey. Ground floor facilities.

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  • Bolams

    Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W31806

    Countryside views

    Set on a little hillside under a mile from Thomastown, this single storey, detached holiday property has beautiful views overlooking the countryside, the River Nore and a castle ruin. There is a seating area and sloped landscaped gardens to the front whilst inside the property is well equipped yet very homely. Thomastown itself boasts several pubs, some with live traditional music, several restaurants and takeaways, craft shops, supermarkets and a children’s playground. Within the Thomastown area is Jerpoint Abbey and the well-known Golf and Country Club Mount Juliet which offers a range of activities including clay pigeon shooting. Salmon and trout fishing can be enjoyed from the River Nore and the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny is a mere 10 miles away. Ideal for horse riding and golf. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    5 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity included (€30per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezers. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Lakeside 3

    Killaloe, Co. Clare

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W31898

    This cluster of lovely modern holiday homes is located adjacent to Kincora Harbour on the shores of Lough Derg, a 10 minute stroll from the cathedral town of Killaloe. This town is the birthplace of Ireland’s famous 10th century High King, Brian Boru and hosts the Brian Boru Festival every year in mid-July with traditional music, dancing and festivities. Killaloe has many fine craft shops and great pubs with traditional music, restaurants and coffee shops. On Sundays there is an organic farmers market. In addition to having a toddlers’ play area on site, there is a public playground (suitable for older children) in Killaloe itself and also a public, natural outdoor swimming pool for open use during the summer months. The lake is ideal for water sports and UL Activity Centre, located just 10 minutes along the lake shore from the holiday homes, offers a fantastic choice including sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. Take leisurely boat cruises on the ‘Spirit of Killaloe’ and enjoy the tranquillity of Ireland’s largest lake or go further afield to visit many of Co. Clare and Limerick’s famous attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren Region, Limerick city and castle. There are many golf courses in the region. Shop 1 mile.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Economy 7 electric heaters and electricity €5 per day (May - August), meter reading (September - April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared garden with patio and childrens’ play area. Shared 4-acre lawned grounds. Parking (1 car). NB: Fenced lake 100 yards from the properties.

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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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