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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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  • Copper Coast Cottages - Radharc Na Farraige

    Bunmahon, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W32092

    These detached, single-storey holiday cottages (refs W32091 and W32092) enjoy stunning sea views, and are set in an elevated position above the seaside village of Bunmahon on the Copper Coast. This area was declared a European Geopark in 2001 and an UNESCO supported Global Geopark in 2004. This geologically diverse area contains records of Palaeozoic volcanism and the last Ice Age. There are many beautiful, secluded coves and beaches to enjoy, some suitable for surfers or divers or for exploring the islands and caves along the coast by kayak. It is approximately 11 miles to Tramore, which has many activities for all the family, an ideal beach for surfing and also has an amusement park. Visit Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, 15 miles, and the many public gardens including Ballymoat and Littlewood (by appointment) and Bog of Fenor. The Copper Coast has evolved over 460 million years, take your time to visit and explore! Kilmacthomas Village is approximately 5 miles away. Beach 1.1 miles. Shop and restaurant approximately 3 miles, pub 1.1 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with patio doors and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin, all with wooden floors. Wet room with spa bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    DVD. Fridge/freezer. Large, lawned garden with furniture.

    Electricity ’wood-effect’ fire in living room by meter reading. Electricity by meter reading. Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Ample parking. Natural water supply from well. No smoking.

  • Wild Atlanic Lodge

    Cappa, nr. Kilrush Co. Clare

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W32240

    This beautiful holiday property is located on the Shannon Estuary overlooking Scattery Island, and it enjoys a lovely rose-walled garden. The living room is located on the first floor to take advantage of the panoramic sea views. Guests are a 5-minute drive from the bustling market town of Kilrush, which is located on the marina. Kilrush has a golf club and is ideally located for discovering all that the Shannon region has to offer. Sailing, deep sea fishing and dolphin watch tours are all available locally. Hop onto a ferry at Kilmer, a 15-minute drive away, where you can also discover County Kerry. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 100 yards.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Sitting room. Utility room. 3 kingsize bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 kingsize bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room and multi-fuel burner in sitting room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 40" satellite TV (Sky). DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned walled garden. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • Clifden Cottage 173, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    5
    Ref: W32223

    Located on the edge of the pretty town of Clifden, this detached, dormer bungalow is ideally situated for anybody wishing to ‘park up and walk’ into the busy holiday town, be it sampling the locally caught fish in the many restaurants, listening to the music and enjoying the ’craic’ in the pubs, dancing to Irish music or enjoying one of the festivals, such as the Traditional Music Festival or the Arts Festival.
    The house is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is across the road from the Owenglen River, famous for its fishing and waterfall. It also has beautiful countryside views.
    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 area.
    There are miles of looped walks and cycle routes in this beautiful area to discover and enjoy. The Twelve Bens mountain range are very popular for hill walking with miles of routes, both gentle and challenging. Connemara Golf Links can be found in Ballyconneely, and pony trekking and horse riding can be found in various locations in the area.
    Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic short drive from the holiday property and Galway city is approximately 60 miles away. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Z-bed available on request.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Fenced river and waterfall nearby.

  • 202 Renvyle, Connemara

    Renvyle, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32251

    This attractive, renovated, 3 bedroomed single-storey property is located in an idyllic, peaceful, coastal location on the Wild Atlantic Way, with beautiful views of the coastline, offshore islands and the surrounding countryside and mountain ranges. The villages of Tullycross, Tully and Letterfrack villages with their bars, restaurants and shops, are just a short drive away. The Renvyle area is a very popular holiday destination and offers beautiful white sandy beaches, walking trails and unrivalled scenery. The property is close to golf, pony trekking, hill walking, water sports, outdoor activity centres, river and sea fishing, boat trips, Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 kingsize with en-suite shower room (no toilet), 1 double, 1 twin with additional bunk. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). NSH and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars).

  • Lough Currane View

    Waterville, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    5
    Ref: YAAM

    In a peaceful setting overlooking the beautiful Lough Currane, this spacious, attractive, detached house is well designed and furnished to a very good standard, with views of the lake and mountains. It is ideal for larger family parties, or two families wishing to holiday together. Enjoy trout fishing (by licence) in the lough, 500 yards. Waterville, on the Wild Atlantic Way, is less than half a mile away, with pubs, shops and an excellent choice of world class restaurants, all within walking distance. It has two golf courses, including a championship links course. Walk along the promenade and the local Waterville beach or you can visit Derrynane National Park, 7 miles away, where you will find some of Ireland’s best beaches. Ballinskelligs, also 7 miles, has more stretches of golden sandy beaches. Childrens playground ¼ mile. Shops and pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor, 2 steps to dining room with terracotta tiled floor/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 twin, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Cable TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Ground floor facilities.

  • 167 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W32233

    Located in the heart of Connemara close to Ballyconneely, this attractive spacious, detached holiday home has a large garden with panoramic views of the sea and local countryside. The living area is open-plan and provides the perfect space for holiday use with it is bright and spacious rooms it is very suited to families or groups of friends. There is an outdoor seating area and BBQ, perfect for relaxing after a busy day exploring the Connemara area. For golfers, a golf course can be found in Ballyconneely, 2 miles away. Clifden is 7 miles away and offers a wide range of restaurants, pubs and shops. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are other local destinations to explore. Beach 100 yards. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. Sun room. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Walk-in shower with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. landscaped grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply. NB: Sea frontage 100 yards.

  • Minna, Spiddal, Co. Galway

    Minna, Spiddal, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: W31735

    This holiday property is set within an idyllic location (one acre of land), and benefits from large, spacious rooms which have been tastefully decorated with quality contemporary fittings and furnishings. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way off the main Galway to Connemara coastal road with views of the Aran Islands (the ferry boat is only a 10 minute drive away) and the cliffs of Moher. At the end of the lane (5 minutes’ walk) you will find a sandy beach and rocky shoreline. There is also a small river estuary, perfect as a picnic spot and a place for the kids to play and explore. The bustling city of Galway, with its variety of shopping facilities, restaurants, pubs and a host of summer festivals, is only 15 miles away. Further afield, the popular towns of Clifton and Westport are all good day trips. This is an excellent base from which to explore Connemara. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one 5ft, 1 twin with en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity €25per week. Bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large adjoining land with large paved terrace. Parking (3 cars).

  • Ocean View

    Derrynane Beg, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: ZGL

    Enjoying an elevated position with spectacular views out to sea, this spacious detached house stands in its own natural grounds and is just half a mile from Derrynane’s sandy beaches. Visit Derrynane House and National Park, with sub-tropical plants which thrive in the mild climate. An ideal base for day trips exploring the Ring of Kerry, the lakes of Killarney, the Beara and Dingle peninsulas. Day trips to Skelligs with ancient monastic settlement, can be arranged, and fishing is available locally. The Kerry Way walking route passes close by, and offers wonderful views. Waterville, 9 miles, has two golf courses. Other activities include water sports, walking, cycling, sailing, diving, golf and horse riding. Pub 1½ miles. NB: Can be booked with Ocean Wave, reference YVV.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite toilet, 2 twin, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and power by meter reading. Bed linen and towels. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Natural garden area. Barbecue. Parking. NB: Stream in garden.

  • Emoyeni

    Aclare, Co. Sligo

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W31296

    Sited on an organic farm.

    Bungalow for 8

    This large, well-appointed, modern holiday cottage, which sleeps 8, is situated on an environmentally friendly, working, organic farm located a short drive off the Swinford to Aclare Road. Ballina, at 15 miles, provides a centre for activities such as golf, fishing, equestrian, walking and sites of historical interest. This property is ideally located for the outdoor holiday with miles of unspoilt walks, many in the Ox Mountains, 9 miles, or around Lough Talt, where boat hire and fishing are available. Tubbercurry only 12 miles. There is also a Blue Flag beach at Enniscrone, 25 miles away. Cycle hire in village. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • Clifden Cottage 150, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32221

    This three-storey mid terrace property is ideally located just off the main street in Clifden in a quiet location. It is ideally situated for anybody wishing to ’park up and walk’ into the busy holiday town. Be it sampling the locally caught fish in the many restaurants, listening to the music and enjoying the ’craic’ in the pubs, or dancing to the Irish music. You can enjoy the Connemara Pony Festival, the traditional music festival or the arts festival.
    Clifden is on the Wild Atlantic Way and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. 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 area.
    There are miles of looped walks and cycle routes in this beautiful area. The Twelve Bens mountain range are magnificent and are very popular for hill walking with miles of routes both gentle and challenging. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and pony trekking and horses riding can be found at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a short scenic drive from the house and Galway city is approximately 60 miles. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom with 2 additional pull-out singles and wooden floor.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV (with Apple TV box). DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden. Parking (2 cars).

  • Dunkerron Woods

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W31247

    Wooded parkland estate.

    Detached holiday home for 8.

    Dunkerron, a wooded parkland estate on the Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way, only 2 miles from the centre of Kenmare, has beautiful mountain views and nestles quietly on the shores of Kenmare Bay. This detached holiday property is located on part of the demesne of Dunkerron Castle, the original 13th century stronghold of the O’Sullivan Mor family. It makes a perfect tour base for both the Ring of Kerry and the wonderfully scenic Beara Peninsula, with its walks and waterfalls. Two golf clubs lie within a 2 mile radius and you can explore the beautiful local scenery on horseback or on foot. Enjoy a leisurely tour of Killarney’s beautiful Lakes and National Parkland or explore the heritage town of Kenmare closer to home. Activity and watersports centres both lie within a 5 mile radius of Dunkerron. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Cot (€5 per week). High chair (€5 per week). DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Landscaped garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB. This is a group of similar properties, and the one illustrated may not be the actual house allocated on arrival.

  • Waterville Holiday Homes - Cottage 2

    Waterville, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W32183

    These holiday homes are located just a few minutes walk from the heart of this picturesque seaside village, beloved by Charlie Chaplin, with its pebbled beach, quaint pubs and good restaurants. The rugged coastline has a great variety of outdoor activities on offer such as horse riding, cycling and hiking, along with surfing, windsurfing and kayaking. Waterville is extremely popular with fishermen with the nearby Lough Currane being well-stocked with salmon and trout, and there are numerous fishing charters for both lake and sea angling. Waterville is home to one of Ireland’s oldest golf clubs. It is a convenient base to take day trips to explore the beautiful lakes and National Park of Killarney, and the stunning Dingle Peninsula. Golf nearby. Beach ¾ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room with patio doors/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 twin bedrooms, both with beams and tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one (zip and link, can be twin) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric central heating and electricity by pay as you go meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Small garden with patio. Parking (1 car). Ground floor facilities.

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