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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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  • Church View

    Ballymahon, Co. Longford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W32151

    This semi-detached town house is located in a small town in the centre of Ireland. It is perfectly positioned for guests to explore this beautiful area and attractions. Explore Longford and Athlone, 14 miles, Dublin and Galway, 70 miles, or a little further Kilkenny, 75 miles. Church View is situated in a small estate 500 yards from the main street and conveniently close to shops, pubs and a restaurant. Local attractions include fishing on the rivers Shannon and Inny, walking in Newcastle wood, royal canal, nature trails at Lanesborough, Trackway at Corlea, Monastic site at Clonmacnoise, Belvedere House and Gardens, Locks distillery, Athlone Castle and many golf courses. There is off road parking, should there be more than 1 car, there is on road parking available close to the property. Shops 150 yards, pubs and restaurant 500 yards.

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

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electricity NSH and electricity included (€15per week September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small, enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

  • Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W6563

    Sea views.

    Single storey detached cottage for 4.

    This two bedroom cottage is perfectly located between two sandy beaches which are within walking distance and overlooks Galway Bay with sea views from the garden.

    With handmade furniture in the kitchen and bedroom it has been attractively renovated and furnished and is situated adjacent to the owner’s home. Carraroe is 25 miles from the lively city of Galway, famous for its shops, pubs, restaurants, theatre and festivals.

    Closer to home and within walking distance there is the Coral Beach where the clear Atlantic water is an irresistible invitation to the swimmer and scuba diver. Access to the Aran Islands, by air or sea, is a short drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity by €1 and €2 coin meters. Bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Washing machine. Outdoor furniture. Parking (2 cars).

  • Molly’s Cottage

    nr. Inch, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W6853

    Excellent views.

    Detached single storey cottage for 4.

    Situated on the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking the sea and the mountains, this charming two bedroomed cottage (midway between Boolteens and Inch Beach), has been lovingly renovated and makes the ideal tranquil getaway from the busy world.

    The cottage has a pretty living room with an ornamental stone fireplace and breathtaking sea views. It offers a wonderful base for many activities such as hill walking on the Slieve Mish Mountains, surfing or walking on the miles of glorious sands at Inch Beach, picnicking at Annascaul lake or visiting the many archaeological and historical sites of this area.

    Enjoy trips along the Ring of Kerry to Killarney with its beautiful national park, lakes and great shops, or to Dingle Town for wonderful seafood, traditional music and trips in the harbour, where you might meet Fungi, the Dingle dolphin. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity included. Bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD and small library. CD. Book library. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking.

  • Clooneigh Cottage

    Gurteen, Co. Sligo

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W32135


    This cottage is beautifully set overlooking the rolling hills of Co. Sligo. It has been totally renovated yet retains an old world feel with its wood burning stove in the kitchen and open fire in the lounge. On fine evenings you can sit out on the deck to enjoy the sunset over the west of Ireland. The village of Gurteen, when translated, means ’little garden’, and that is just what this area is. For walkers, the nearby Curlew mountains offer challenging walks. Lough Garra and Lough Derg offer boating, fishing and other water activities. Golfers are also spoilt with several golf courses within easy reach. Gurteen is home to the Coleman Traditional Irish Music Centre. Exhibitions, concerts, workshops and summer schools are just some of its activities. Regular "ceili nights" and music sessions are held here and in the local pubs. Lough Key Forest Park is a fabulous day out with many beautiful walks and an activity park. Sligo and Carrick on Shannon are only 40 minutes away, with Strandhill, renowned for its excellent surfing, dunes and wide sandy beach is only 30 minutes. Further afield Westport, Galway and Connemara are all worth a day trip. Ireland West Airport in Knock is 40 minutes away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms (one accessed from one side only), both with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room and woodburner in dining room/kitchen (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Wi-fi (pay as you go). Gravelled garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

  • 176 Roundstone, Connemara

    Roundstone, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32244

    This quaint, traditional holiday cottage stands detached, and is located on the beautiful island of Inishnee on the Wild Atlantic Way. The island is accessible via a bridge. There are many awe-inspiring views in the immediate area, from the coastline of the island, across the bay to Roundstone. The cottage boasts a thoroughly relaxing and quiet seaside location, and is less than a 10-minute drive from Roundstone village, 25 minutes’ drive from Clifden town, and a 60-minute drive from the city of Galway.

    The village of Roundstone (Cloch na Rón) is a charming fishing village, nestled at the foot of Errisbeg Hill, with the Atlantic Ocean lapping against its harbour and scenic coastline. The village and surroundings boast many scenic routes for both walking and cycling, with the Inishnee Loop Walk, Ervallagh and the Bog Road Loop.

    Gurteen Beach and Dogs Bay are located close to Roundstone village and are renowned for their particularly white sand. Pods of dolphins are a regular sight in the bay. The beaches are very popular with windsurfers, dinghy sailors and kite surfers. The bay is also a treasured place for geologists and archaeologists alike. The remains of many early Christian settlements have been found on many of the islands on the coast and sea fishing and boat tours are available from the harbour. Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park are just a short drive away. Local activities include sea angling, lake and river fishing, walking trails, hill walking, pony trekking, golf, boat trips and much more. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 kingsize, 1 double with single bunk over. Wet room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Goulan Cottage

    Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W5102

    Beautiful long distance views.

    Detached single storey cottage for 4.

    This cosy detached holiday cottage has beautiful, long distance sea views of the Dingle Mountains and Dingle Bay across its lovely enclosed garden. The living/dining room maximises the spectacular sea and mountain views through the panoramic window and patio doors. There is free fishing at owner’s lough, 8 miles (trout season June to September) and salmon fishing in season is available (licence details available from owner). The cottage is a good base to explore this beautiful area, the Kerry Way, with walking from the door, Rossbeigh’s ’Blue Flag’ beach is 2 miles and the Dooks golf course is only 3 miles away. Glenbeigh is on the stunning ’Ring of Kerry’ and the Wild Atlantic Way, while Killarney, the Caragh Lake District and the Dingle Peninsula are close by. Horse riding nearby. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (fuel available locally). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB: 8ft drop at rear of house.

  • Cara Cottage 1

    Kenmare, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: W6892

    Lovely countryside.

    Semi-detached bungalow for 4.

    With a delightful stream running through the garden, this wonderfully scenic location of this semi-detached cottage creates an ideal holiday base for discovering the beautiful Kenmare area. As the ’Kerry Way Walking Route’ passes to the rear of the cottage, the walker is well catered for and the winding, country route will take you right into the lovely heritage town of Kenmare (2½ miles). The Ring of Kerry golf course is close by, with another in Kenmare itself, and just a few of the other local activities on offer include horse riding, watersports, fishing or the ’Seafari’ experience on the Kenmare Bay. Apart from the local scenery, the Ring of Kerry route (½ mile) will take you through some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery including Killarney (20 miles), with its world famous lakes and mountains to be explored. The Beara Peninsula, Glengarriff and Garnish Island make wonderful outings, as does a trip to the glorious Dingle Peninsula. Shops and restaurant 2½ miles, pub 2¾ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity (€25per week). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Unfenced stream in steeply sloping garden, children must be supervised.

  • Darragh Cottages

    Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W6019

    Good base for touring.

    Terrace stone cottage for 4.

    Situated on the borders of counties Limerick, Cork and Tipperary, in an area of green pastures, woodlands and rolling hills, this holiday property is in the grounds of the owner’s residence, and has won a ’Best Wildlife Garden’ award in 2008. Set in a walled garden, it has original stone walls and exposed wooden beams which retain the character of the interior, tastefully combined with all modern conveniences. The cottage has waxed floors and makes a cosy retreat at any time of year. Excellent touring base for Killarney, Limerick, Cashel, Lismore, Cork and Blarney, with Dublin city and the scenery of West Cork within easy reach, as is the beach. Golf, horse riding and local fishing also available. Shop 4 miles and pub ½ mile.

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

    Storage heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared tumble dryer. Lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking.

  • Ballagh Court Cottages - The Farmhouse

    Adamstown, Co. Wexford.

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W31912

    Ballagh Court Cottages (refs W31912, W31913 and W31914) are tucked away in an idyllic rural spot, yet within easy reach of stunning beaches, picturesque fishing villages and the numerous tourist attractions that sunny Wexford has to offer. Approached via a tree-lined driveway, these attractive holiday properties are set around a central courtyard and guests are warmly welcomed by the owners who live on site, together with their array of animals including chickens, ducks and pot-bellied pigs! The Farmhouse (ref W31912) which dates back to the 19th-century, has been lovingly restored retaining traditional features, whilst the other detached properties offer a contemporary feel, and enjoy a private garden. Additionally, all holiday properties have the use of a large shared car park, children’s playground and picnic area with barbecue for those long summer evenings. Shops and pubs 2.5 miles, restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Step to living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with step down to en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment, bidet and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Cot. High chair. Video. CD. Shared barbecue.

    Oil central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared grounds with patio, sitting-out area, play area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from well.

  • Apartment One

    Duncannon, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W31631

    In the heart of the seaside village of Duncannon, this delightful home is ideal for a relaxing break and is just a 100 yard stroll down to the vast golden beach, pubs, restaurant, quaint fishing harbour and historic fort. This scenic area boasts numerous attractions including the Hook Lighthouse, Tintern Abbey, the Dunbrody Famine Ship plus the JFK Arboretum and Kilmakee Gardens. Waterford Crystal and Kilkenny Castle are also recommended. Shops and pubs 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining room both with wooden floors/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electricity storage heaters, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Sweetbriar Cottage

    Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W32003

    Situated just one mile from the ’picture postcard’ fishing village of Kilmore Quay, with its whitewashed thatched cottages, colourful marina and sandy beaches, this attractive, stone terraced cottage offers an excellent holiday base. Forming part of a barn conversion, adjacent to the owners’ dairy farm and B&B, Sweetbriar enjoys a rural outlook as well as distant sea views out towards the Saltee Islands. Kilmore Quay offers superb seafood restaurants fresh from the daily catch, traditional pubs, a children’s playground, sandy coves, boat hire and trips across to the Saltee Islands and enjoy the stunning Ballyteige Burrow nature reserve which originates from the last Ice Age and extends to some 5½ miles of sand dunes and wildlife. A little further afield, vibrant Wexford Town (founded by the Vikings 800AD) and Rosslare Harbour are within an easy 30-minute drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack.

  • Cloongullaun Cottage

    Cloongullane, nr. Swinford, Co. Mayo

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W31979

    This pretty holiday cottage has been lovingly renovated with a modern kitchen added to it, making it comfortable and cosy, yet retaining its original charms. It boasts a wonderful location with the grounds backing onto the River Moy (salmon fishing available) and there is a riverside picnic table for those who enjoy outdoor dining. Swinford 2 miles, and Foxford, 6 miles, both with restaurants and pubs with traditional music sessions. The pretty town of Westport, 30 miles, is worth a day trip and Galway is only 60 miles for those wishing to visit. Achill Island, 50 miles, has wonderful unspoilt scenery and there are lovely beaches in Enniscrone, just outside Ballina,18 miles, as well as a championship golf course. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (4ft), 1 bunk both with wooden floors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: The cottage backs onto the River Moy via a gated walkway, 110 yards. Drop in garden.

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