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Ireland

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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  • Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford
    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford×

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Sarah’s Cottage

    Poulmaloe, near Whitechurch, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32059
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    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    On the outskirts of Whitechurch village and a 600-yard stroll from the river Barrow, these beautifully converted former barns enjoy a peaceful, rural setting, yet they are only a few minutes’ drive from the quayside town of New Ross (7 miles), with plenty of interest including the Dunbrody Famine Ship, Ros Tapestry and a galley cruising restaurant! The owners are on site where they run an arable farm and have managed to retain the holiday cottages’ period charm with beamed ceilings throughout, original stone walls and cosy wood or electric burning stoves
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    On the outskirts of Whitechurch village and a 600-yard stroll from the river Barrow, these beautifully converted former barns enjoy a peaceful, rural setting, yet they are only a few minutes’ drive from the quayside town of New Ross (7 miles), with plenty of interest including the Dunbrody Famine Ship, Ros Tapestry and a galley cruising restaurant! The owners are on site where they run an arable farm and have managed to retain the holiday cottages’ period charm with...

    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Mill Cottage
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    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Uncle Tom’s Barn
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    Chloe’s Country Cottages - Rose Cottage
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  • Ballybawn, Co. Wicklow
    Ballybawn, Co. Wicklow×

    Rancho Relaxo

    Ballybawn, Co. Wicklow

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    Ref: W31771
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This comfortable little holiday apartment attached to the owner’s home in the heart of County Wicklow.
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    This comfortable little holiday apartment attached to the owner’s home in the heart of Co. Wicklow, the ‘Garden of Ireland’, just a few minutes drive from the picturesque village of Enniskerry and the famous Powerscourt House, gardens and waterfall. It is a perfect base to explore Mount Usher and Kilruddery. For walkers, the property is 5.5 miles from the Wicklow Way, a marked walking route through the stunning Wicklow Mountains and loughs. Horse riding and trekking...

  • Oughterard, Co. Galway
    Oughterard, Co. Galway×

    Rose Cottage

    Oughterard, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W5096
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Rose Cottage is a semi-detached cottage situated adjacent to the owner’s residence and paddock, with its own separate entrance and parking area.
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    Semi-detached character cottage for 2.

    Rose Cottage is a semi-detached cottage adjacent to the owner’s residence and paddock, with its own separate entrance and parking area. It is full of character, treating the visitor to the country life delights of an open fire and wooden beams. Set in a pleasant rural location, one mile down a lane from the main road and 3.5 miles from the lovely historic village of Oughterard by the shores of Lough Corrib, the second largest lake in...

  • Adamstown, Co. Wexford.
    Adamstown, Co. Wexford.×
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    Ref: W31914
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This property is within easy reach of the many attractions Wexford has to offer, including stunning beaches.
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    Ballagh Court Cottages (refs W31912, W31913, W31914 and W32282) are tucked away in an idyllic rural spot, yet within easy reach of stunning beaches, picturesque fishing villages and the numerous tourist attractions that sunny Wexford has to offer. Approached via a tree-lined driveway, these attractive holiday properties are set around a central courtyard and guests are warmly welcomed by the owners who live on site, together with their array of animals, including chickens, ducks...

    Ballagh Court Cottages - The Farmhouse
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    Ballagh Court Cottages - The Lodge
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    Ballagh Court Cottages - The Granary
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  • Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford
    Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford×

    River Cottage

    Ballymacarbry, Co. Waterford

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    Ref: W31435
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In a romantic riverside setting, this detached single storey holiday property in a peaceful retreat nestles beside a river in the heart of the beautiful Nire Valley with a backdrop of woods and the Comeragh Mountains
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    In a romantic riverside setting, this detached single storey holiday property in a peaceful retreat nestles beside a river in the heart of the beautiful Nire Valley with a backdrop of woods and the Comeragh Mountains. It is 2½ miles from Ballymacarbry and just 17 miles from the seaside town of Dungarvan. The garden has a delightful riverside patio and steep stone steps down to the river bank. The surrounding countryside is ideal for walkers and nature lovers and golf, fishing and...

  • Enfield, Co. Meath
    Enfield, Co. Meath×

    The West Wing

    Enfield, Co. Meath

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    Ref: W31588
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This holiday property is a converted barn situated in the very scenic area of Hill of Down and on the banks of the Royal Canal, across the road from the front gate of the property
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    This holiday property is a converted barn situated in the very scenic area of Hill of Down and on the banks of the Royal Canal, across the road from the front gate of the property. The owners live adjacent and have thoughtfully renovated the property to sleep 3 comfortably. You can walk along the banks of the canal, ideal for fishing, and it is very central to many tourist attractions within Meath and Westmeath such as Slane, Newgrange, St Finians Monastery, Belvedere House and the...

  • Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford
    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford×

    Mill Road Farm Cottages - Hook Cottage

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32006
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Situated just one mile from the picture postcard fishing village of Kilmore Quay, with its whitewashed thatched cottages, colourful marina and sandy beaches, these attractive stone cottages offer an excellent holiday base
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    Situated just one mile from the picture postcard fishing village of Kilmore Quay, with its whitewashed thatched cottages, colourful marina and sandy beaches, these attractive stone cottages offer an excellent holiday base. Adjacent to the owners’ dairy farm and B&B, each cottage enjoys a rural outlook as well as distant sea views towards the Saltee Islands. Kilmore Quay offers superb seafood restaurants with the fresh daily catch, traditional pubs, a children’s playground,...

    Mill Road Farm Cottages - Coninbeg Cottage
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    Mill Road Farm Cottages - Innish Cottage
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  • Bantry, Co. Cork
    Bantry, Co. Cork×

    Island View Cottage

    Bantry, Co. Cork

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    Ref: ZBC
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy romantic retreat for a couple or small family, with views over Bantry Bay and touring the Wild Atlantic Way.
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    In an elevated position which has views over beautiful Bantry Bay, this cosy and comfortable detached cottage is in the grounds of the owner’s home enjoying shared use of a 4-acre, well-tended garden. An ideal touring base along the Wild Atlantic Way, it is just 1½ miles from the town amenities of historic Bantry. Gougane Barra Forest Park, Glengarriff Nature Reserve and the sub-tropical Italian gardens on Garinish Island are within a half-hour drive....

  • Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford
    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford×

    Olinda Coastal Cottages - Heron

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

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    Ref: W32125
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    This coastal holiday property is just a 3-minute stroll away from Kilmore Quay, with its colourful marina and seafood restaurants.
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    These delightful whitewashed holiday cottages (refs W32121 and W32125) have a private flower-filled walkway with steps leading down to the beautiful sandy cove. Boasting magnificent sea views, these quaint cottages, adjacent to the owner’s home, are just a 3-minute stroll to the picture-postcard village of Kilmore Quay, with its colourful marina and superb seafood restaurants offering the fresh daily catch. Take a boat trip across to the Saltee Islands or explore the...

    Olinda Coastal Cottages - Gannet
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  • Ardfert, Co. Kerry
    Ardfert, Co. Kerry×

    Southpark Cottage

    Ardfert, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W32049
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Located just 6 miles from Tralee with its great selection of restaurants and shops, Southpark Cottage enjoys a great location on the Wild Atlantic Way with a choice of wonderful long sandy beaches close by
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    Located just 6 miles from Tralee with its great selection of restaurants and shops, Southpark Cottage enjoys a great location on the Wild Atlantic Way with a choice of wonderful long sandy beaches close by. The property adjoins the owner’s home with its own entrance, parking and garden. Ardfert is home to a magnificent historical cathedral and this area offers great opportunities for further archaeological and historical discoveries along with golfing, horse-riding, water sports...

  • Ballsbridge, Dublin
    Ballsbridge, Dublin×

    Lansdowne Village

    Ballsbridge, Dublin

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    Ref: YBA
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile
    This townhouse is one of a small row set within the landscaped grounds of one of Dublin’s prestigious developments, in a quiet and well-planned, private residential area
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    This townhouse is one of a small row set within the landscaped grounds of one of Dublin’s prestigious developments, in a quiet and well-planned, private residential area. It is a great base for those visiting Dublin for events, beside the Royal Dublin Society, home of the Dublin International Horse Show each August, the Grand Canal Theatre, the O2 and now the famous AVIVA stadium where all the international matches are played and many concerts. It is only 2 minutes walk to the...

  • Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford
    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford×
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    Ref: W32004
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Situated just one mile from the picture postcard fishing village of Kilmore Quay, with its whitewashed thatched cottages, colourful marina and sandy beaches, these attractive stone cottages offer an excellent holiday base
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    Situated just one mile from the picture postcard fishing village of Kilmore Quay, with its whitewashed thatched cottages, colourful marina and sandy beaches, these attractive stone cottages offer an excellent holiday base. Adjacent to the owners’ dairy farm and B&B, each cottage enjoys a rural outlook as well as distant sea views towards the Saltee Islands. Kilmore Quay offers superb seafood restaurants with the fresh daily catch, traditional pubs, a children’s playground,...

    Mill Road Farm Cottages - Innish Cottage
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    Mill Road Farm Cottages - Hook Cottage
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