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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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  • 142 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W32242

    This holiday home is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, less than one mile from Calla Beach. This single-storey, detached bungalow offers sea views to the front and views of the Twelve Pins mountain range to the rear. It is located between the harbour village of Roundstone, which is awash with restaurants, and Ballyconneely, where Connemara Golf Links is situated. Between both those villages lies an unspoilt landscape, ideal for walking or cycling, and the miles of coastline is great for anglers, pony trekking, swimming and water sports.
    The market town of Clifden is only a 10-minute drive away and is host to many festivals and has many restaurants serving freshly caught fish and pubs with traditional music. Ideally situated for those wishing to tour Connemara, the Connemara National Park, Kylemore House and Gardens, Diamond Hill, Galway City and much more all within a one hour’s drive from the property. Sea and lake fishing nearby. Beach 1 mile. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Larkfields

    Mullranney, Co. Mayo

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: W31834

    With uninterrupted sea and mountain views, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the Ballycroy National Park, this bright and spacious, detached, single storey holiday property is ideally located for nature lovers and watersport enthusiasts. It is set on a private road with no through traffic - except maybe some sheep! The local village of Mulranney has pubs, shops, hotel with leisure centre, restaurants and a Blue Flag beach. Ballycroy village is within 10 minutes’ drive. The sheltered bay in front of the house is ideal for windsurfing or canoeing with swimming from the shingle shore. There is a dinghy sailing school, and free salmon and sea-trout fishing available nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurants 8 miles.

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

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Gas, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. NB: The sea is 150 yards from the property (fenced).

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  • Beach House

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: YLF

    This magnificent detached property has a stunning location overlooking the beautiful sandy beach of Duncannon, with a spiral staircase to the beach. Attractively decorated and extremely comfortable, with wonderful views of the beach and sea from all rooms, it forms a secluded romantic holiday retreat. Duncannon Fort and the castles of Dunbrody and Knights Templar are within easy reach. Excellent scuba diving at Hook Head (7 miles). Beach fishing available on site. Next door to High Tide (ref YPM). Shops 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floor. Shaker-style kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. All bedrooms with wooden floors and built-in wardrobes.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio-style garden with furniture. On-site beach fishing. Parking (3 cars). NB: Garden overlooks the beach, young children need supervision. Drops in grounds and to beach.

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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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  • Lakeside Cottage

    Portroe, Co. Tipperary

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: ZKX

    Surrounded by mature woodlands, fronting on to the lake and private harbour, this traditional-style, stone-fronted cottage enjoys a peaceful position on the eastern shores of beautiful Lough Derg, the largest River Shannon lake. Beautifully appointed, it is full of rustic charm with beamed ceilings and hand-crafted pine furniture, yet benefits from all modern comforts. Perfect for holidays at any time of year, it is a haven for fishermen and nature lovers. Pony trekking and forest walks locally. The many historic sites nearby include Holycross Abbey, Rock of Cashel and Bunratty Castle. Nenagh 10 miles. Pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Solid fuel stove in living/dining room. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Lake 2

    Blessington Lake, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W31645


    Set in the beautiful grounds of Blessington Lakes, Avon Ri houses are perfect for a family holiday that caters for all tastes. They are very central for beautiful scenery, great shopping and fantastic activities on the lake and at the resort. Very spacious and equipped to a good standard, they have stunning views of the Blessington Lakes or the Wicklow countryside. The Avon Ri clubhouse has its own restaurant Il Lago with decking overlooking Blessington and the countryside, and has a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Upstairs are the Avon Ri café bar and gym room. Whether on a holiday with friends or family, there is plenty to do outdoors as well: sailing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and power boat training. Five-a-side football, tennis, mountain biking, archery, clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting, Segway and orienteering are also on offer.
    The pretty town of Blessington is a 10-minute walk and the thriving town of Naas a 15-minute drive. Wicklow has great beaches, and the quaint village of Avoca is worth a visit, as well as the beautiful mountainside village of Glendalough. Dublin is 25 miles, there are racecourses at Punchestown and the Curragh, and excellent golf courses such as Tulfarris and the K Club. Shops 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms with en-suite shower room with toilet and Velux window: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, electricity storage heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD on request. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Patio with furniture. Shared lawned grounds with lake. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 6m, depth 1.2m) with shower and changing facilities, Jacuzzi and sauna. Outdoor activities including sailing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, power boat training, 5-a-side football, tennis, mountain biking, archery, clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting, Segway and orienteering. NB: Lake in grounds.

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  • Harbour Cottages - Harbour Cottage 3

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: ZW4

    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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  • Coomatloukane Cottage

    Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W31564


    This detached cottage is set on an elevated site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, offering magnificent sea views. The spectacular views can be enjoyed from inside this very spacious and comfortable house, or from the patio and garden. Relax on one of the beautiful sandy beaches in the area, partake in numerous activities on offer at Derrynane Watersports Centre, ride a horse along the sand, take a walk along the Kerry Way or charter a boat for some sea fishing. Boats depart daily from Derrynane harbour to the Skellig Rocks during summer (weather permitting), and Derrynane House and sub-tropical gardens (4 miles) are well worth a visit. Situated off the Ring of Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way, scenic drives and walks abound. Waterville (6 miles) has golf and is famous for its trout and salmon fishing. Shop 4 miles, seasonal pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    6 steps down to entrance (alternative side entrance with 2 steps). Split level living room (3 steps) with cathedral ceiling/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor throughout. Utility room. Sun room. Double (5ft) bedroom with patio door and en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment, bidet and toilet. Separate toilet. Open tread spiral stairs to first floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, bidet and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    Solid fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, Aga, and electricity €60 per week poa. Bed linen and towels included. Two satellite TVs. DVD (small library). CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large enclosed garden with courtyard, patios and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: No children under 6 years.

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  • Crovroghan Heights

    Kildysart, Co. Clare

    Grade
    6
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: W31856

    This modern, detached holiday property is furnished to a very good standard. Set along the road at the entrance to the picturesque village of Kildysart on the banks of the Shannon Estuary, it is a great spot for coarse/trout fishing. Just 22 miles from Shannon Airport, this makes an ideal base to explore Kerry, Clare and Galway. It is a 40-minute drive to the beautiful coastline resorts of Kilkee, Lahinch and the famous Doonbeg Golf Course. Further on up the coast are the Burren National Park, the Cliffs of Moher and the Ailwee Caves. Kildysart is just 14 miles from the Killimer ferry, with regular trips to and from Kerry. Shops ½ mile, restaurant and pub 1 mile. There are beds for 11 but capacity is restricted to 6.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room equipped for the disabled. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms: (three 5ft, one 4ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, two with sloping ceilings. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower cubicle.

    Oil burner in dining room/kitchen, oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned and gravelled garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Bleachfield Cottages - Bleachfield Cottage 1

    Milltown, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W32109

    Part of a small holiday home complex comprised of cottages with thatched, slate and corrugated roofs, these two similar terraced properties are situated in the heart of the pretty little village of Milltown. Both properties (refs W32109 and W32110) offer attractive, traditional style, spacious living areas with double height ceilings, feature fire surrounds and wooden beams. They offer a great base for touring the county of Kerry, with Tralee and Killarney just a 15-minute drive away and Dingle 40 minutes away. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this makes the perfect base for discovering the glorious scenery of the Ring of Kerry Driving Route and the Dingle Peninsula, or the miles of stunning beaches at Inch (10 miles) and Rossbeigh (7 miles), Fishing, walking, golfing, horse riding and mountain climbing are all available locally. Shop and pub and restaurant 100 yards, seasonal restaurant on-site.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floor. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft 6in) bedroom with wooden floor and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Electric fire in living room by meter reading. Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi in on-site restaurant. Sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

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  • Dingle Courtyard Cottages - Dingle Courtyard - Three

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32190

    In a delightful, quiet courtyard setting with distant views over Dingle Bay, these 5 holiday properties (references W32188, W32189, W32190, W32191 and W32192) lie just a short walk from the heart of the town. Perfect for any visitor, Dingle itself is a vibrant town boasting fine restaurants and traditional pubs, with many offering music. Irish design at its best is featured in the many fine craft shops and galleries. There are a number of sea safaris on offer in the area, taking visitors out to visit Dingle’s most famous inhabitant, Fungie the dolphin, and to the stunning Blasket Islands. The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles in to the Atlantic Ocean and offers some truly breathtaking views of the coastline, which consists of steep cliffs and sandy beaches. Beach 4 miles. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Wooden floors throughout. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Fridge/freezer. Shared courtyard.

    All properties: Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 25" Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Holly Tree House

    Lettermacaward, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31893

    From its elevated site, this impeccable, detached, single storey holiday property has a grandstand view of the Gweebarra river and its unique bridge all the way out to Gweebarra Bay. Whichever way you look, the views are amazing.

    This is a very modern property, with a lot of attention to detail paid to its contemporary interior. The large picture windows, with window seats, take advantage of the panoramic views. This is an area of mountains, lakes and golden sandy beaches.

    The nearest beach is Dooey (2 miles) a great favourite with surfers. There’s plenty to see and do, including a golf course at Portnoo, watersports, Glenveagh National Park and ferry trips to nearby islands. The nearest town is Dungloe, 7 miles away.

    Shops 0.6 miles, pubs 0.3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two satellite TVs. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Drop in front of house into garden.

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