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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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  • The Cottage

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W32194

    With stunning, uninterrupted views of the sandy bay and colourful marina, this detached beachside cottage is perfect for a relaxing holiday in the heart of one of the most picturesque villages in Wexford. The living room and master bedroom open onto a superb beachside terrace, where you can relax and watch the boats go by. Everything is literally on your doorstep, from the sandy beach below to the pubs and restaurants of picture postcard Kilmore Quay, home to the stunning Ballyteigue Burrow Nature Reserve, originating from the last Ice Age, and extending to 5½ miles of sand dunes and wildlife. Boat trips can be taken to the nearby Saltee Islands which have one of the world’s major bird sanctuaries, home to gannets, puffins and Manx shearwaters, as well as a colony of grey seals. Wexford is just 30 minutes away, a vibrant venue for many festivals throughout the year including the International Opera Festival. Shop 20 miles, pub and restaurant 10 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor and breakfast area. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with French doors, one with wooden floor, 1 twin with wooden floor. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. Single step between some rooms. Maximum occupancy is 6 guests.

    Open fire in living/dining room included. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with gravelled courtyard and furniture. Seafront terrace. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Meadow Cottage

    Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: YTB

    Close to the village of Borrisokane, this delightful thatched cottage stands detached in its own grounds with swing and slides, and is furnished and equipped to Bord Failte 4 star standard. An ideal base for touring, the village of Terryglass (5 miles) is situated on the shores of Lough Derg where pleasure craft are available for hire. The traditional market town of Portumna (8 miles) boasts a 17th-century castle and the Portumna Forest Park where a natural trail and many woodland walks can be enjoyed. Beara Breffni walk on the doorstep. Four 18-hole golf courses within a 15-minute drive. Shops and pubs ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms with wooden floors and sloping ceilings. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with furniture. Ample parking.

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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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  • Allaghee Mor

    Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: ZX7

    On the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way, this detached holiday property commands spectacular sea views across to the glorious Skellig Islands. Enjoying a peaceful and rural location on one of the world’s fewest Dark Skies Reserves, this property offers incredible star filled night skies. The house is bright and spacious with double height ceilings and a woodburner in the living room. With the sea to the front and mountains and hills to the sides, the house is just 2 miles from the beautiful beach at St Finian’s Bay, and 9 miles from Cahersiveen and Portmagee, both of which offer a good selection of restuarants and pubs. From the door, there are wonderful coastal walks and hill climbing, with sea fishing, and boat trips to the Skelligs available locally. Shop 4 miles and pub 3½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Farmhouse-style dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Conservatory-style porch with seating. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, each with wooden floor and Velux windows.

    Woodburner in living room. Central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. dishwasher. Patio with furniture. Parking. Natural spring water supply. NB: Steep slopes in garden and open bannisters on landing.

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  • Seascape Cottages

    Schull, Co.Cork

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32140

    This terraced holiday home is one of a group of 10 at the edge of the delightful, vibrant village of Schull in west Cork. It has a cosy open fire, perfect for relaxing after a day spent enjoying the amenities of this coastal village situated on the Wild Atlantic Way. There is a great choice of shops, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for water sports, sea angling, horse riding, walking, cycling, a ferry trip to Cape Clear Island or the Fastnet Tour, or visit Ireland’s only planetarium. Situated on the Mizen Peninsula, a visit to the Mizen Head Visitor Centre at Ireland’s most southwesterly point is a must, and close by is the superb beach at Barleycove. The work of local artists, craft workers and food producers will ensure a delightful souvenir. It 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. Beach 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams/kitchen with tiled floors. Utility room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). NSH 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. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared lawned area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Fleur Cottage

    Killorglin, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: YBBB

    Situated in large, landscaped gardens with beautiful views towards the mountains, this charming, detached holiday cottage has been sympathetically renovated retaining all the charm of a traditional Irish cottage.
    The picturesque town of Killorglin, on the Wild Atlantic Way, is within walking distance, being just over a mile away, with its selection of pubs and some fine restaurants. Rossbeigh, with its miles of golden sands, is just 10 miles away, and both the Dingle peninsula and the Ring of Kerry are easily accessed. Golf, fishing, horse riding and hill walking are available locally. Shops 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/sun room with slate floor and magnificent garden and mountain views. Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one 5ft, one with additional single, 1 single (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity €40 per week September-April, €25 per week May-August. Bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large landscaped garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Small seasonal water drain in garden.

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  • Lake 1

    Blessington Lake, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W31644


    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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  • Dingle Courtyard Cottages - Dingle Courtyard - One

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32188

    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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  • Harbour Cottages - Harbour Cottage 2

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: ZW3

    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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  • An Seanachai Cottage

    Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32145


    Situated at the gateway to the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) region of Waterford, this superb holiday home lies adjacent to the owner’s award-winning 17th-century thatched pub and restaurant where traditional Irish music and storytelling sessions are frequently held. The surrounding area boasts stunning coastlines, ideal for walkers and bird watchers with clifftop trails, rolling hills and leafy glens. To visit the Gaeltacht is to experience a unique culture where signposting, shop names and business are conducted in Gaelic, a language which came with the migration westwards of the Celts from central Europe over 3,000 years ago. Further out on the peninsula is Helvick Head, famous for its angling and numerous sandy coves, and in close proximity are the beautiful sandy beaches of Clonea, Ardmore and Ballquin. For golf enthusiasts there is the Golfing Triangle in Dungarvan (4 miles) and for cyclists there are clearly defined tracks. Take a short journey to explore the majestic Comeragh Mountains and Mahon Falls or enjoy one of the many festivals throughout the year including West Waterford Festival of Food, Spraoi and Comeragh Challenge. Shop 6½ miles, pub and restaurant on site.Situated at the gateway to the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) region of Waterford, these superb holiday homes (refs W32144 and W32145) lie adjacent to the owner’s award-winning 17th-century thatched pub and restaurant where traditional Irish music and storytelling sessions are frequently held. The surrounding area boasts stunning coastlines, ideal for walkers and bird watchers with clifftop trails, rolling hills and leafy glens. To visit the Gaeltacht is to experience a unique culture where signposting, shop names and business are conducted in Gaelic, a language which came with the migration westwards of the Celts from central Europe over 3,000 years ago. Further out on the peninsula is Helvick Head, famous for its angling and numerous sandy coves, and in close proximity are the beautiful sandy beaches of Clonea, Ardmore and Ballquin. For golf enthusiasts there is the Golfing Triangle in Dungarvan (4 miles) and for cyclists there are clearly defined tracks. Take a short journey to explore the majestic Comeragh Mountains and Mahon Falls or enjoy one of the many festivals throughout the year including West Waterford Festival of Food, Spraoi and Comeragh Challenge. Shop 6½ miles, pub and restaurant on site.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Mezzanine with reading area. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. NSH central heating and electricity by card meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Hichair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned garden. Patio and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from well. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Fishery Cottage

    Drowes Bridge, nr. Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32016

    Situated on the banks of the River Drowes, this attractive cottage has pretty views of the river on one side and the sea on the other. At bustling Bundoran, Donegal’s premier holiday resort, the sandy beaches and huge Atlantic rollers make for a great hit for families and water sports enthusiasts, with a strong surfing reputation. For evening entertainment, Bundoran has vibrant nightlife and hosts concerts and music festivals throughout the year. With Waterworld, funfair, shops, pubs and restaurants, there is something here for all ages. Fishing in the river and sea. Golf club and watersports at Bundorian, approx 1.8 miles. Donegal equestrian centre 1.8 miles. Shop and pub 0.6 miles, restaurant
    0.3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and tiled floor. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin, all with wooden floors. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small, enclosed riverside garden with patio. Natural grounds with shared furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Fenced river at edge of garden.

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  • Marine View - Marine View A

    Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32202

    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 and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area.

    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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