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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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  • Kellystown

    Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32001

    This lovely traditional Irish cottage, built in the 1780s and adjacent to the owner’s home, is situated in the peaceful Glenmalure valley. A stunning waterfall cascades to the rear, the start of the well-established ’Zig-Zag’ walk begins beside this holiday cottage. The walk takes you up to Lugnaquilla mountain, the 3rd largest in Ireland. It offers a great retreat and is perfect for hill walkers who can pick up the Wicklow Way at the Glenmalure Lodge, 1 mile. There are plenty of walks in the locality to suit all abilities, horse riding in Anamoe, golf, mountain biking and wildlife to be seen. Historic Glendalough is only 8 miles in Laragh and Dublin can be reached within an hour. Greenane Maze is great for children, and after a long walk, relax in the Glenmalure Lodge for great local food and music. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1 mile.

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

    Woodburner in living room, oil central heating and electricity included (€30per week October-May). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Gravelled garden with sitting-out area. Barbecue on request. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from well. NB: Stream adjacent to property.

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  • Hollybrook

    Harristown, near Rosslare, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: W32287


    In a secluded, private and peaceful setting and surrounded by large mature grounds, this detached single storey holiday home is in a superb location just a couple of minutes’ drive from Rosslare harbour, reputedly the sunniest spot in the whole of Ireland and well deserving of its title ’Jewel of the sunny south east’! The unspoilt golden sands of St Helen’s Bay with adjacent golf course are a leisurely 30-minute stroll away, and the delightful little seaside town of Rosslare Strand, with its stunning award-winning beach, cosy pubs, cafes and restaurants, just a 10 minute drive. Historic Wexford town is well worth the 15 minutes’ drive, and day trips to Dublin are easily made without taking the car via the Rosslare Europort to Dublin train. Visit the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle or one of south Wexford’s picturesque fishing villages such as the thatched village of Kilmore Quay, all within a short drive from this wonderful holiday base. Beach 1 mile. Shop 1.75 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    1 step to entrance (alternative level access). All on ground floor.
    Living room: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, wooden floor and French doors to garden terrace.
    Dining room: With wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk bed and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 4: With single bed and wooden floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over spa bath, and toilet.

    Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Oil central heating (€5 per day when used). Fuel for open fire available locally. Highchair. Enclosed lawned garden with decked terrace, garden furniture and chiminea. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • Ceol Na Mara

    Creevy, nr. Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W32043

    Ceol Na Mara (the sound of the sea) is a detached holiday property which is centrally located to enjoy all that is best about this fantastic area. With its scenery of mountains, and its 3km beach edging the Atlantic Ocean, there are many opportunities to enjoy a multitude of activities. Rossnowlagh’s Strand, famous for surfing and all kinds of watersports, is just 1½ miles from the property. The historical town of Ballyshannon, 3 miles, is full of character and has a picturesque setting overlooking the waterfall and the Erne Estuary. It is also famous for its music festivals held throughout the summer months. Golf and horse riding are available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with additional single, 1 twin. Wet room (no toilet). Separate toilet. Most rooms with laminate floor.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (€25per week September-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store.

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  • Doagh Cottage & The Calf House

    nr. Portsalon, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W32118


    This coastal holiday property comprises a traditional cottage and separate apartment known as The Calf House. Originally a farm house, the cottage has been lovingly restored by the owners and retains many elements of the past giving the cottage a magical feel. Positioned on the eastern bank of Lough Swilly, the cottage has amazing views right down the lough as far as the eye can see and across to Dunaff Head on the Inishowen Peninsula. On the Wild Atlantic Way, the Fanad Peninsula has a myriad of attractions to delight the visitor, from beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches, hills and glens to explore and occasionally the Northern Lights ’Aurora Borealis’ puts in an appearance. Visit Glenveagh National Park, Tropical World, Lurgybrack Open Farm and Ballymastocker Bay. Water sports can be enjoyed at the pier, and the sandy beach at Portsalon is worth a visit. Golf and fishing nearby. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet (access also from living room). First floor: Landing with single bed (2ft 6in, for child). 1 twin bedroom. Some internal steps throughout. Apartment: All on ground floor: Living/kitchen/bedroom area with twin beds. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi (pay as you go dongle, on request). Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Ti’ Una Seaview

    Lettermore, Co. Galway

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: W32261


    Boasting uninterrupted views of the Aran Islands, this detached property is on the Wild Atlantic Way and is less than ½ mile from a pretty beach. The area is called Trá Bháin, which is translated as ’White Beach’, and there is also a coral beach in the area. Sit on the patio or in the conservatory and watch the sun go down on the Atlantic Ocean or snuggle down in front of the open fire in the living room. This detached, contemporary house has all the comforts of home, yet is totally removed from everyday living as the ocean and the hills are your neighbours, and is accessed by a rough track.
    The name Lettermore means ’great rough hillside’, and certainly when you drive into the area you are greeted by very unusual looking countryside, giving one the feeling of ’getting away from it all’. There are miles of walking routes in the area and a little further are afield many unspoilt hills to climb. Galway city, home to numerous festivals is only 30 miles away, as is the fishing mecca of Oughterard, and Clifden is 40 miles away. This holiday property is ideally located to tour Connemara, and trips to the Aran Islands are available from Rossaveal and water activities and fishing are available locally.
    The Féile an Dóllin is one of the west of Ireland’s premier festivals and takes place annually on the shores of Carraroe during the August Bank Holiday weekend. The golf enthusiast is also catered for with the Connemara Isles Golf Club, 8 miles away. With its coastal location, it’s a challenging but very memorable golf experience! Ballyconneely Golf Links and Oughterard Parkland Golf Club are a little further afield. Beach ½ mile. Shop 5 miles, pub 2½ miles, restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory with French doors. Utility room. 3 Bedrooms: 2 kingsize, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 single bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room and wood burner in kitchen (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. 40" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). NB: Sloping bank at back of house. 200 yards from seashore.

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  • Sarsfield Cottage

    Inchiquinn, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    3
    3
    Ref: W31677

    Set on 1.5 acres on the shores of Lough Corrib, this secluded and modern detached holiday home is ideally located for a ‘get-away-from-it-all’ holiday. On an island accessed via a causeway, the house boasts its own private jetty; boat hire and ghillies are available locally. For those interested in moving off the island, Galway and Westport are worth the drive, while Connemara boasts spectacular scenery. Closer to home, the pretty village of Cong and Ashford Castle are within easy striking distance. Headford is a lively village and has many pubs with music and craic. Golfers and fishermen are also spoilt for choice in this area. Shops, pubs and restaurants 6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Conservatory with patio doors. 3 bedrooms with wooden floor: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with gravelled patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No children under 6 years. NB: Unfenced lake frontage 30 yards. Unprotected drops in garden.

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  • Cois Abhainn

    Skibbereen, Co. Cork

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W6908

    Within walking distance of Skibbereen.

    Detached cottage for 6/8.

    This delightful detached cottage is situated beside the scenic route, the Wild Atlantic Way, which runs through West Cork and has a lovely aspect onto the River Ilen. Expertly extended and enhanced, it retains the original beams and floorboards, has a traditional half-door and boasts two living rooms, one with a woodburner. It is ideally located within walking distance of the town of Skibbereen, which has weekly food markets and a good choice of shops, pubs and restaurants. Golf, fishing and a range of water sports are available within a short distance. The wonderful coastline, villages and islands will provide days of enjoyment. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Second living room with double sofa bed. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking. NB: Significant drops and river in grounds.

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  • Minard View

    Lispole, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W32267


    This detached holiday home with a cosy open fire, offers a comfortable base to discover the beauties of this glorious part of Ireland. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way just a mile from Minard Beach, which is overlooked by the proud ruins of Minard Castle. Dingle, 8 miles, offers a great selection of fine restaurants, craft shops, cafés and traditional pubs, many of which offer music sessions. Dingle also has a great aquarium and is home to Fungi, the Dingle dolphin. The area abounds with spectacular scenery and its magnificent coastline offers incredible beaches, coves and piers, along with some outstanding archaeological sites. Take a boat trip to the dramatic Blasket Islands or a day trip to Killarney National Park with its impressive waterfalls, lakes and forest. Beach 1 mile. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 3½ miles.

    1 step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With open fire and Freeview TV.
    Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, tiled floor and patio doors leading to garden.
    Study.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Seating area.
    Bedroom 4: With double bed and single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Bed linen and towels included. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars. Smoking permitted. This property has a security deposit of €100.

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  • Togher Lodge

    Finea, Co. Westmeath

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W31334

    Rural location.

    Detached stone cottage for 6/8.

    This beautifully restored stone cottage is situated in peaceful countryside beside the famous trout fishing lake, Lough Sheelin. This property is 150 years old and has a wealth of history having even been a jail during penal times. It is situated by a main road but in its own grounds which are completely enclosed. Activities available locally are fishing, forest walks, 9-hole golf and horse riding, whilst Belvedere House and Gardens, Tullynally Castle and the megalithic site at Lough Crew are well worth a visit. Shops and pubs 2 miles, restaurants 6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with additional double. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (by meter reading September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. TV/DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Cottage grounds with furniture. Parking (3 cars).

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  • Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: W5326

    Spectacular views of sea and mountains.

    Detached bungalow for 8.

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this well appointed, detached bungalow is in an idyllic area, just one mile from the village on the famed ’Ring of Kerry’ and close to the miles of glorious golden sands of Rossbeigh. It boasts a spacious setting with wonderful sea views to the rear and views of the mountains to the front. It has been thoughtfully decorated and well equipped with a sunny living room and kitchen. A sandy beach which is popular for wind surfing is only 1 mile away, Dooks Golf Course (18 hole) is a 17-minute drive, a horse trekking centre is a 2-minute drive and river fishing is just a short walk. This is a great location for walking, hiking and birdwatching. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV. DVD. Video. Hi-fi. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Castaways

    Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W31866

    With sea views from nearly every room, this detached holiday property, set in 1 acre, is within strolling distance of the stunning coastline, 0.4 miles away, and 10-minute walk to 2 beaches. There is a spacious upstairs living room complete with a balcony taking advantage of the sea views as well as a downstairs sun room. The house is just under a mile from the little resort of Fethard-on-Sea (The High Wood) with its shops, restaurants pubs and children’s playground. This eastern side of the Hook Peninsula boasts glorious scenery and is convenient for many fine sandy beaches. A trip to Hook Tower, probably the oldest lighthouse in Europe (12th century) is a must, and amenities include all types of sea fishing, sub aqua and water sports. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.9 miles.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, all with tiled floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Living room with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with wooden floor, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room and sun room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating by meter reading. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. 1-acre lawned garden and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars).

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  • Shannons Gate

    Killorglin, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W6669

    Peaceful location.

    Detached bungalow for 6/8

    This spacious, detached bungalow with wooden floors, open fire, raised stone fireplace and tasteful furnishings, is set on a country road, 2 miles from the bustling town of Killorglin on the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way. This holiday property, located in the extreme southwest of Ireland, has views of the Slieve Mish Mountains and is an ideal base for touring the rugged Dingle Peninsula, the glorious lakes and National Park in Killarney, and for discovering the numerous hidden gems this wonderful part of Kerry has to offer. Situated on a hill overlooking the River Laune, Killorglin is home to many lively pubs and fine restaurants. A short drive to several renowned golf courses and beaches. Enjoy touring, golfing, hiking, horse back riding, fishing, or simply relaxing by an open fire. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 double bedrooms (one 5ft), two (accessed from one side only) with additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room. Oil central heating, gas and electricity (€40per week September-April, €36per week May-August). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: There is a small water drain at the edge of the garden.

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