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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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  • 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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  • Course Side

    Fota, Co. Cork

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W31607

    These wonderful holiday homes nestle together in the picturesque grounds of the Fota Island Resort, which is on scenic Fota Island, just 6 miles from Cork city. The island, which is linked by a causeway, is home to Ireland’s only wildlife park as well as the historic Fota House with its famous gardens and is just off the N25 making it conveniently located for exploring southern Ireland.
    The resort is within a 780-acre country estate with tree lined avenues of oak and sycamore, and is a place of natural beauty where life runs at a more leisurely pace. It is ideal for a relaxing break as the spa boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, as well as a fitness suite (both complimentary to all lodge residents) and offers 60 different therapy treatments including hydrotherapy, all at extra charge.
    For golf lovers, the resort has its own golf club which was home to the Irish open in 2001, 2002 and 2014, and offers outstanding facilities including magnificent 27 hole championship golf course and a ’state of the art’ Golf Academy with resident PGA professionals who can be booked for private tuition. (Golf green fees and private tuition at resident rates). The adjacent club house has a shop and bar and also serves food. There are also tennis courts, a children’s playground and a number of mapped walking and jogging trails.
    Cork is Ireland’s second city, and was European Capital of Culture in 2006, and is home to many galleries, museums, theatres, and of course, wonderful shops and restaurants. The area boasts many historic attractions including the Titanic Museum at Cobh, the Jameson Whiskey Heritage Centre and a visit to Blarney Castle with the world famous Blarney Stone is highly recommended.
    East Cork has a wealth of golden beaches and rocky coves with fishing opportunities. The historic and extremely picturesque town of Kinsale, which is 26 miles, has many things to do both on and off the water. Boat trips, horse riding and fishing are all available locally. The hotel has two excellent restaurants and a bar which serves food.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floors/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Patio and furniture.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared, lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). Shared, indoor heated swimming pool, available 8am - 9pm, access for children between 9am-11am and 4pm-6pm (July-August 9am-12pm and 4pm-7pm) only. Shared hammam (Turkish baths), Jacuzzi, sauna and salt therapy room. No smoking.

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  • Dooks, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Dooks, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: W31163

    Wonderful views

    Detached cottage for 6.

    This detached holiday cottage set in the midst of breathtaking scenery, has wonderful views across the water to the mountains on the Dingle Peninsula. Less than a mile away is the popular Dooks Golf Course with bar and restaurant and a further ½ mile will bring you to a lovely sandy beach. The lively village of Glenbeigh, with pubs, shops and restaurants (3½ miles) and the long stretch of beach at Rossbeigh (5 miles) with horse riding and activity centre makes this an ideal base. Fishing, boating on nearby Caragh Lake or walking in some of Ireland’s highest mountains will complete an active holiday. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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

    Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (€20per week). Electricity by €2 coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Tubrid Cottage

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W32176

    Tubrid Cottage enjoys a wonderful location just 1 mile from the beautiful heritage town of Kenmare which offers a host of fantastic restaurants, cafes, traditional pubs and some great shops. This 150-year-old detached cottage has been restored, with great care taken to retain the character whilst ensuring style and comfort and overlooks Kenmare Bay and Caha Mountains with an uninterrupted view of the water. The Kenmare area offers some wonderful opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast with water sports, horse riding, golf and fishing. There are spectacular walks in the area, or try some sea life watching on the Seafari. Killarney National Park and lakes are 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with 2 additional singles and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • The Cottage

    Dunquin, nr. Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W6775

    Stunning sea views / Choice of sandy beaches.

    Detached cottage for 6.

    Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with stunning views of the Blasket Islands, this detached cottage, in a rural location, boasts an open plan living area with eight windows to enjoy the light and views. There is timber flooring throughout with two bathrooms and an open fireplace in the living room. Situated on the Slea Head Scenic route, there is a spectacular coastline to explore as well as the mountains. The area is a walker’s paradise with golf and pony trekking within 5 miles. Dingle with plenty of lively pubs and world-class restaurants is only a short drive. There are 2 restaurants within walking distance and a choice of restaurants in nearby Ballyferriter, 10 minutes drive. Beach 550 yards. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurants within walking distance.

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

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Gravelled area. Ample parking. Ground floor facilities.

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  • High Tide

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: YPM

    With a delightful outlook over the beautiful beach of Duncannon and steps to the beach, this very spacious holiday property enjoys its own large patio balcony. Comfortably furnished, it stands as one of a pair (with Beach House, ref YLF) with stunning sea views from most rooms. Enviably placed, just a short walk from shops, restaurants and pubs, it is ideal for touring the Hook Peninsula – the ‘sunniest corner of Ireland’. Excellent scuba diving, secluded coves and a 12th-century lighthouse at Hook Head. Castles and historical sites locally include Duncannon Fort, Ballyhack Castle and Tintern Abbey. Fishing from beach 50 yards (private access). Shops 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair on request. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Patio balcony with furniture. Parking. Ground floor facilities. NB: Next door to Beach House (ref YLF). Balcony overlooks the beach, young children will require supervision. Drops in grounds and to beach.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Butterchurn Farm

    Bridgetown, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W32128

    Approached by a private tree-lined driveway, this lovingly restored detached farmhouse simply oozes character and offers total seclusion in a tucked away, sunny spot for a truly relaxing holiday. A mere 11 miles from Rosslare Harbour, and just 4½ miles to the popular fishing village of Kilmore Quay with its colourful marina, from where boat trips can be organised, sandy coves and the stunning Ballyteigue Burrow Nature Reserve, originating from the last Ice Age and extending to 5½ miles of sand dunes and wildlife. There is plenty to do and see within a 15-minute drive from this charming 200-year-old holiday home, including the magnificent Johnstown Castle Estate (6 miles) with its spectacular ornamental gardens and lakes, home to the popular Irish Agricultural Museum, and of course vibrant Wexford town and quay, with its opera house and art centre (11 miles). Beach 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen/breakfast room with tiled floor. Utility. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, one 5ft. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Aga (provides hot water in winter). Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed gravelled courtyard and furniture. Ample parking. NB: 1 step in courtyard.

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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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  • The Links

    Bundoran, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: YHM

    Surrounded by Donegal Bay, with views of Tullan Strand and the Blue Stacks Mountains, this spacious and modern holiday property has been beautifully furnished and fitted to a high standard. With its own small garden, it stands detached on a small complex of similar properties just 500 yards from vibrant Bundoran’s Blue Flag beach, Splash World, shops, pubs and restaurants. Perfect for golfers, riders and walkers – 5 minutes to walks along the Fairy Bridges and Roguey Rock. Superb touring base for Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, north Mayo and the whole of the region’s spectacular scenery.

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

    Open fire in living room. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading (€6 per day June-August). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small, private garden with patio and furniture. Shared garden with space for children’s games. Parking.

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