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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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  • Kenmare, Co. Kerry
    Kenmare, Co. Kerry×

    The Mews

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W31634
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this delightfully converted 200 year old detached cottage is set in the 3-acre landscaped grounds of the owner’s guesthouse and small holiday home
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    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this delightfully converted 200 year old detached cottage is set in the 3-acre landscaped grounds of the owner’s guesthouse and small holiday home. Shared use of the hard tennis court in the grounds, which enjoy magnificent views of Kenmare Bay, is an added bonus. A short scenic walk to the bustling and attractive town of Kenmare (1 mile) provides easy access to shops, pubs and restaurants or you can tour the Rings of Kerry and Beara, both...

  • Coachford, near Cork, Co. Cork
    Coachford, near Cork, Co. Cork×

    The Coach House

    Coachford, near Cork, Co. Cork

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    Ref: W5861
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Relax in front of the cosy open fire after spending the day in the vibrant city of Cork. Outdoor activities available locally.
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    Peaceful location.

    Detached converted coach house for 2.

    This delightful, detached coach house has been skilfully renovated to create a charming and peaceful holiday retreat. It is well furnished and decorated, with the benefit of an open fire in the living room and a spiral staircase leading up to a galleried bedroom. Only 17 miles from the vibrant city of Cork, with its restaurants, hotels and indoor sports complexes, and within 9 miles of both Macroom and Blarney, this is...

  • Castlemaine, Co. Kerry
    Castlemaine, Co. Kerry×

    Gort na Tornoige

    Castlemaine, Co. Kerry

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This romantic retreat for a couple is ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way, with touring and many attractions available.
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    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this holiday home makes an ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, within an hour’s drive from the region’s main towns of Tralee, Killarney, Killorglin, Listowel and Dingle. This cosy, romantic, detached cottage offers great panoramic views of the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range, the Slieve Mish Mountains to the rear, with many hiking possibilities, and distant sea views. More...

  • Connemara, Co. Galway
    Connemara, Co. Galway×

    Gortrusheen House

    Connemara, Co. Galway

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Nestled between the hills and lakes of Connemara, this wonderful stone cottage is surrounded by natural gardens and wild, colourful flowers
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    Nestled between the hills and lakes of Connemara, this wonderful stone cottage is surrounded by natural gardens and wild, colourful flowers. There is endless walking and climbing with Connemara National Park on the doorstep. The holiday cottage is located along the Wild Atlantic Way and within easy driving distance of beautiful beaches at Letterfrack and Renvyle. You will find an 18-hole golf course on the coast at Ballyconneely. Kylemore Abbey and Gardens are a must, and are just across...

  • Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary
    Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary×

    Mountain View Lodge

    Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary

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    Ref: W32153
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Visit many attractions in the area including the heritage towns of Tipperary, Cashel, Lismore and Cahir and enjoy the picturesque valleys.
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    This detached holiday property, close to the owners’ home, lies nestled amongst the 5-acre landscaped grounds of a 4-star caravan park, right in the heart of one of the most picturesque valleys in Ireland. This beautiful, secluded area is known as the Glen of Aherlow and lies between the dramatic Galtee Mountains, Ireland’s highest inland mountain range, and the wooded slopes of Slievenamuck on the edge of Golden Vale. Located within easy driving distance of 4 heritage...

  • Bantry, Co. Cork
    Bantry, Co. Cork×

    Island View Cottage

    Bantry, Co. Cork

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    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×
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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,...

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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...

  • Lauragh, Co. Kerry
    Lauragh, Co. Kerry×

    St Anthony’s Cottage

    Lauragh, Co. Kerry

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    Ref: W31369
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this scenic beautiful area on the Beara Peninsula in this well kept, semi-detached, coastal holiday cottage, offering compact and comfortable accommodation
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    Picturesque countryside

    Semi-detached cottage for 3

    Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this scenic beautiful area on the Beara Peninsula in this well kept, semi-detached, coastal holiday cottage, offering compact and comfortable accommodation. The cottage adjoins the owner’s home but is completely separate and boasts its own small pretty garden blooming with flowers. Enjoying a great location with picturesque countryside, beautiful Glanmore Lake, 1½ miles, and...

  • 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...

  • Clonbullogue, near Edenderry, Co. Offaly
    Clonbullogue, near Edenderry, Co. Offaly×

    The Hideaway

    Clonbullogue, near Edenderry, Co. Offaly

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    Ref: W6637
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cosy, detached, ground floor holiday apartment is ideally located in a country area adjacent to a working arable farm
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    Good touring base

    Single storey apartment for 3.

    This cosy, detached, ground floor holiday apartment is ideally located in a country area adjacent to a working arable farm. The property has an attractive cut stone exterior and an open-plan living/dining room/kitchen. It is located in the midlands approximately 40 miles from Dublin and 80 miles from Galway. The nearby Bog of Allen offers bog walks. The Curragh Racecourse, 12 miles, the Japanese Gardens, National Stud and...

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