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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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  • 168 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W32234

    This very attractive, pet friendly, lakeside holiday home is ideally located on the Wild Atlantic Way in West Connemara, close to Ballyconneely, and enjoys wonderful sea and mountain views. This is a great base from which to tour the beautiful Connemara region, and is close to many local activities. Enjoy a round of golf at Ballyconneely, 2 miles, or visit Clifden, 7 miles, which has a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs. Also worth a visit are Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. Ballyconneely is just 2 miles away where there are local shops, pub and restaurant. Sandy beaches, walking and fishing are all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Private parking for 1 car. Ground floor facilities.

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  • 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.

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  • 501 Carraroe, Connemara

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W32255

    This very well-presented, spacious, 4 bedroomed detached holiday property, one of six, is located in the village of Carraroe, in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht and set amongst the stunning beauty of Connemara’s landscape. It is a truly fantastic location for touring and exploring Connemara, Galway and the Aran Islands. Shops, bars, restaurants and cafés are just a short walk away, and the award-winning beach, Trá an Dóilin, is just a short drive away. Other nearby activities and attractions include fishing, walking, cycling, sea kayaking, golf and much more. With its coastal, rural location, it has the best of both worlds.

    On the Wild Atlantic Way, Carraroe has become a popular tourist destination for all ages to enjoy. Not only is it wedged between Casla Bay and Great Man’s Bay, but has the whole series of islands composed of Lettermore, Gorumna and Lettermullen, all joined by a causeway to the mainland. There are many fine beaches in the area, perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving and many other water sports.

    The Féile an Dóilín is one of the west of Ireland’s premier maritime festival and takes place annually on the shores of Carraroe during the August bank holiday weekend. The festival revolves around the ancient and beautiful Galway Hooker boat. Golf enthusiasts are well-catered for with the Connemara Isles Golf Club located nearby. With its coastal location, it’s a challenging but very memorable golf experience. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • 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).

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  • Dan The Masters

    Valentia Island, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    8
    4
    3
    4
    Ref: W32283

    Nestled on the Wild Atlantic Way on the beautiful Valentia Island, this traditional farmhouse offers an instant sense of relaxation and tranquillity with lovely sea views from the house and gardens. Built by ‘Dan’, the island school teacher, in the 19th century, the farmhouse has been lovingly restored, yet retains many of its original features such as deep window sills and panelled ceilings. The island is reached by either a bridge from Portmagee or by car ferry (Apr–Oct) from Renard Point. There are many wonderful walks on this scenic island, with archaeological and historical sites to explore. The holiday home lies just ½ mile from the small village of Chapeltown and less than 2 miles from the charming fishing villages of Knightstown with the Altazamuth Walk, tennis courts, playground and coffee shop, and Portmagee where you can enjoy a pint of Guinness whilst listening to traditional music. Take a boat trip to the glorious and rugged Skellig Islands or take a day trip to the Dingle Peninsula which boasts fine dining, sea angling, arts, film festivals and some of the best surfing in Ireland. Beach 3 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    1 step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With open fire, 25’’ Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    1 step to...
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, wooden floor and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    1 step to...
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds, wooden floor and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    1 step to...
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds and wooden floor.
    1 step to...
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Cot available on request. Lawned garden with garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a bore hole, and there is 1 step in the garden.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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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  • 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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  • Ardnagashel Woods

    Ballylickey, Co. Cork

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W31565

    Close to the shores of Bantry Bay and within 200 yards of a pebble strand, this detached holiday home is tastefully furnished, has its own patio and lawned area, and shares spacious grounds on the Ardnagashel Estate. Set between Glengarriff, 4 miles, and Bantry, 6 miles, it is ideal for exploring this beautiful area on the Wild Atlantic Way. Far-famed for its harbour and wooded valley setting, Glengarriff has craft shops, the Garnish Island Gardens, and a nature reserve, also gateway to the Beara Peninsula. Bantry has the music events venue of Bantry House, cinema, leisure centre and golf. Sheeps Head and Mizen Peninsulas have spectacular scenery and pretty villages, and Gougane Barra Forest Park has a lake and mountain environment. Shop 2.75 miles, pubs and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floors. 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 attachment and toilet (also accessed from one of twin bedrooms).

    Electricity storage heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Cot and high chair on request (at cost). DVD. Electricity hob and oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned and gravelled garden with patio and furniture. Shared grounds. Ample parking. Ground floor facilities.

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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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  • Strand Lodge

    Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W31200

    Village location.

    Townhouse for 6/8.

    This fabulous townhouse is set in a small exclusive development in Ballyliffin, one of Donegal’s premier resorts. The house is decorated with panache and style reflecting the artistic flair of its owner.

    Renowned for its scenic splendor of mountains and beaches this area also has international acclaim as a golfer’s mecca, with two 18 hole golf courses to its credit, one designed by golfing legend Nick Faldo.

    Its close proximity to the golden Pollan Strand makes it ideal for beach lovers. There is plenty to do in this area, including visits to the Isle of Doagh, horse riding, angling and many restaurants to enjoy. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (€20per week). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Enclosed patio and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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