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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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  • Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

    Enniscrone, Co. Sligo

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W31309

    Great holiday base for families.

    Single storey detached house for 7/8.

    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, in the seaside village of Enniscrone, this holiday home is an ideal choice for families, golfers and anglers, as well as beach and water enthusiasts. There is something for everyone in this village, including the 3-mile long beach, a championship golf links, an indoor water park and pitch and putt as well as other activities which will keep most people happy. Further afield you can visit Ceide Fields, and fishermen can try their luck on the famous River Moy for that elusive salmon. The village has many pubs and restaurants, and Ballina, which is a short journey away, has shopping, restaurants and a cinema, as well as an annual festival. Shops and pubs ¼ mile, restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with additional single, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Cable TV. Video. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Ardmullen Cottages - Ardmullen Walnut

    Ardmullen, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W32211

    This detached holiday home is located in an architect-designed residential development of 33 homes, just a short walk from the centre of the beautiful heritage town of Kenmare on the Wild Atlantic Way. The house offers very attractive and spacious accommodation with two living rooms and a sheltered patio. Kenmare is home to many fine dining restaurants, along with quirky cafés, traditional pubs and many craft shops which showcase work of the many local artists. Watersports and horse riding are available locally and the Kenmare area offers some fabulous walks and hikes, along with great golfing and fishing. Take a day trip to Killarney with its fabulous National Park and lakes, or to the rugged Dingle Peninsula or to the beautiful Beara Peninsula in West Cork. Beach 25 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Please note, this property can be booked together with Ardmullen Oak (ref W32210) to accommodate up to 14 guests.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Second living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast bar, French doors and tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in both living rooms (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs (one 42", one 31"). DVDs. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Barr An Bhaile

    Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: YYH

    Offering stunning panoramic views of Kenmare Bay, the Beara Peninsula and rocky coves, this traditional detached cottage is the perfect getaway retreat for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Accessed via a steep lane, the property is located 1½ miles from Caherdaniel and within a 10-minute walk to a small sandy beach. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way and in a Dark Sky Reserve, this makes the perfect base for soaking up the incredible atmosphere of this beautiful part of County Kerry. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in the surrounding area including water sports, fishing, horse riding, golf, scenic walking routes in Derrynane National Park, and visiting glorious gardens. Shop 1½ miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Step to ground floor: Living room with cathedral ceiling and wooden floor. 3 steps up to dining room/kitchen with ceramic-tiled floor. 2 steps down to utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 steps down to 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Two separate open-tread staircases to first floor: 2 galleried bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with Velux window, 1 twin. All bedrooms with sloping ceilings and wooden floors.

    Woodburner in living room. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • The Meadows

    Saltmills, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W32070

    Within walking distance of Saltmills village, 100 yards, and the scenic Bannow Estuary, 600 yards, this detached, single-storey holiday home is in an idyllic spot surrounded by beautiful, landscaped gardens. Historic Saltmills village is aptly named after the renowned Iron Age salt mills and is home to Tintern Abbey, founded in 1200 and well worth a visit. The Meadows is spacious and bright inside and is an excellent base for exploring the Hook peninsula which offers a beach a day for a fortnight, pretty fishing villages, bird watching, deep sea angling and snorkelling. Historic sites are numerous and include Hook Lighthouse (winner of a ‘Lonely Planet’ award), Dunbrody Abbey, JFK Homestead and the restored Loftus Hall, reputed to be the most haunted house in Ireland! Shop within a 10-minute drive. Pub ¾ mile and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with dining area. Utility/shower room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, two with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with bidet and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating €30per week. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Castlequin

    Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W32159


    Just off the Wild Atlantic Way, this detached holiday cottage enjoys the perfect location for discovering all the wonders of Kerry. Just 2.5 miles from a sandy beach, Castlequin is also surrounded by the historic Ballycarbery Castle, Leacanabuile and Cahergal Ring Forts, and the Old Barracks in Cahirciveen are also worth a visit. Located at just 1.5 mile walking distance, Cahirciveen boasts wonderful seafood restaurants, cafes, traditional pubs and Irish music. Take a boat trip to hauntingly beautiful Skellig Islands. Just 3 miles away is a ferry trip to Valentia Island, where a visit can be made to the sub-tropical gardens. Take a trip around the Ring of Kerry to Killarney, to delight in the beautiful lakes and National Park, and drive along the glorious Dingle Peninsula. Discover Kerry’s Dark Side in Cahirciveen the only internationally recognised Gold Tier Dark-Sky Reserve in the whole of the Northern Hemispere - stunning by day - sensational by night. This area is a haven for walkers, golfers and fishermen; angling and boat trips can be arranged by the owner. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 double bedroom with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Games room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floors. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 27" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi (initial 2GB included). Large, lawned garden. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Games room with table football, board games and books.

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  • Bannow Lodge

    Bannow, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    8
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: W31961

    Bannow Lodge is an imposing, detached residence exuding quality and style and is situated just a mile from the golden sands of Bannow Island beach where the ’buried’ city of Bannow is sited. It was here that the Normans first landed in 1169 and the area is of much historical interest as well as having a great tradition of Irish music and dancing (including the Phil Murphy music festival held annually). Bannow Lodge is beautifully presented inside with solid walnut floors, granite worktops, exceptional appliances and furnishings whilst outside there is a large, lawned garden to enjoy. A wonderful base from which to explore all that this beautiful part of Wexford has to offer. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub ½ mile.

    2 steps to entrance (ramp available). All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor/sun room with French doors. Utility room. Beams throughout. 4 double bedrooms (two 5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room, woodburner in sun room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (€35per week April-June and September-October). Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Garage (3 cars). Welcome tray. No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

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  • 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.

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  • Cnocán Na Cuaigh

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: W31813

    Just a 10-minute walk to a deserted beach and just 1.25 miles from the village, this beautiful sea view holiday home is spacious and very tastefully decorated. All bedrooms are en-suite (some with magnificent sea views), and the large open plan kitchen/dining area and large bright living room makes it the ideal retreat for the family. The views from the house really capture the Connemara landscape of small fields, stone walls and the sea beyond. The Carraroe Peninsula is surrounded by beaches with the coral beach being the main attraction (3.5 miles). The unique 9-hole golf course at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean is only 15 minutes away. Access to the Aran Islands by sea and by air is also within driving distance. Shops, traditional pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 1 double (6ft) bedroom (zip and link, can be twin) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating (payable locally). Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Cable TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned and gravelled garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • 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.

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  • Blackwater Farm Lodge

    Mallow, Co. Cork

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: W5880

    Reserved fishing rights / 100 yards to river.

    Detached house for 8.

    Built in 1892, this detached house has been renovated to make a charming holiday home whilst retaining many original features, including two open fires and wooden floors. It is surrounded by fields and is just 100 yards from the Blackwater River making it superb for salmon and trout fishing (two complimentary fishing rights per stay, no fishing rods), or for nature lovers seeking peace and tranquillity. Golf is also available nearby. Just 7 miles from Mallow, its a wonderful base for touring. Visits to both the Killarney Lakes and West Cork are strongly recommended. Shop 1¾ miles, pub 2½ miles, restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Study. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Two open fires (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

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