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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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  • 176 Roundstone, Connemara

    Roundstone, Co. Galway

    Grade
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    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. Please note: The property is 200 yards from the shore.

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  • Church View

    Ballymahon, Co. Longford

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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).

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  • Dingle Courtyard Cottages - Dingle Courtyard - Five

    Dingle, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32192

    In a delightful, quiet courtyard setting with distant views over Dingle Bay, these 5 holiday properties (references W32188, W32189, W32190, W32191 and W32192) lie just a short walk from the heart of the town. Perfect for any visitor, Dingle itself is a vibrant town boasting fine restaurants and traditional pubs, with many offering music. Irish design at its best is featured in the many fine craft shops and galleries. There are a number of sea safaris on offer in the area, taking visitors out to visit Dingle’s most famous inhabitant, Fungie the dolphin, and to the stunning Blasket Islands. The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles in to the Atlantic Ocean and offers some truly breathtaking views of the coastline, which consists of steep cliffs and sandy beaches. Beach 4 miles. Shop ¾ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    1 step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 25" Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Mullinakill School

    Mullinakill, Co. Kilkenny

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W32265


    This beautifully restored, detached former village school dates back to 1895 and offers a unique and interesting base from which to enjoy the stunning south Kilkenny countryside. Oozing character and charm inside, whilst outside the terraced gardens and seating areas boast stunning panoramic views stretching for miles. Saint Moling’s Holy Well, an area of natural and stunning beauty, is close to the cottage. It is a peaceful retreat and its holy water has been known to cure in the past. Within a 10-minute drive is the picturesque riverside village of Inistioge, known as the ’Jewel of the South East’ and where many films have been made, including ’Circle of Friend’, ’Widows Peak’ and ’The Secret Scripture’. The cottage lies 15 minutes from the main Waterford to Dublin motorway, and Mount Juliet with its fine golf course. The neighbouring counties of Waterford and Wexford can be reached within 20 minutes. New Ross is close by with its famous Dunbrody Famine Ship and visitor centre, and of course the John F. Kennedy Monument and Memorial Park. Wexford has some beautiful beaches to explore, or visit Reginald’s Tower Exhibition Centre and a crystal factory with guided tours at Waterford. For hill walking, the South Leinster Way is nearby, and for fishing, there are great fishing villages on the River Nore. A little further a field is vibrant medieval Kilkenny city, where numerous festivals are held throughout the year, including Cat’s Laugh Comedy, Roots Music and art festivals to name but a few. It offers fine dining and traditional music including one of Ireland’s most haunted pubs! Shop and pub 3½ miles, restaurant 5 miles.

    2 steps to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With multi-fuel burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    Open-tread stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for multi-fuel burner included. Cot and highchair available on request. Lawned front garden. Terraced rear garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a water supply from a well, and there are several steps in the rear garden and a unfenced drop.

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  • 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).

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  • Bride Valley Fruit Farm - The Granary

    Lismore, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W31407

    Surrounded by glorious countryside and overlooking fields leading down to the River Bride, these charming properties (refs W31407 and W31576) are set on a peaceful cattle, sheep and fruit farm. The properties are 4 miles from the historic town of Lismore and 2 miles from Tallow. Meet Rosie the donkey, watch the animals grazing or wander through the fields to the river, where you can fish for trout. Lismore is a former winner of Ireland’s tidiest town, and has a fairytale castle, Millennium Park and walks by the river and in the woods. West Waterford boasts picturesque mountains, forests, the lush Nire Valley and the scenic Blackwater Estuary. There are numerous beaches, including Clonea Strand, Dungarven and the 5-mile long beach at Youghal. Day trips include Blarney Castle and the famous stone, the Jameson Whiskey Centre, St Declan’s Tower and Waterford Crystal. Bride Valley Fruit Farm is just 1½ miles from the N72, making it ideal for touring Cork, Waterford and Tipperary. Cork Airport, 40 miles. Golf and horse riding locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With open fire and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Sun room.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity €5 per day June-August, €6 per day September-May. Paved sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

    Both properties: Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Cot and highchair. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole.

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  • Bannow Bay Cottages - An Tigín

    Wellington Bridge, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W31890

    In a stunning setting overlooking Bannow Bay, these 200 year old detached holiday cottages offer a comfortable base from which to explore this beautiful part of Wexford.
    Each cottage has a private gravelled garden and inside An Tigín (ref W31890) offers many original features including traditional half door, exposed stone wall and beamed ceiling whilst Carraig Dubh (ref W31889) has a spacious living room with a cosy fire.
    Just 100 yards from the cottages are the pebble shores of the estuary where sea bass fishing, walking, bird watching (estuary and woodland birds) and pony trekking can be enjoyed.
    The owners who are on site, own the Horse and Pony Trekking Club and offer discounts to the guests.
    There are many attractions in the area including Hook Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Europe, 8 miles, Tintern Abbey, JFK Aboretum and Wexford Town, 16 miles. Rosslare ferry port 45 minutes away. Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 steps down to 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    Fridge/freezer.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Gravelled garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. NB: 100 yards from estuary.

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  • 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.

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  • Four Winds

    Annascaul, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W31885


    With beautiful mountain views and overlooking the pretty little village of Annascaul, home to the South Pole explorer Tom Crean, this semi-detached holiday home makes the perfect rural base for discovering the breathtaking beauties of the Dingle Peninsula and the Wild Atlantic Way. Attached to the owner’s Bed & Breakfast (where Wi-Fi is available to guests), the property has its own entrance and seating area where guests can enjoy the beautiful tranquil gardens. Nearby is beautiful Inch Beach with its miles of glorious golden sands, perfect for a leisurely stroll. The more adventurous can try their hand at a little surfing or paragliding, or discover some of the magnificent walks of this area. Visit beautiful Annascaul lake or stroll down to one of the local pubs, some of which offer traditional music sessions. Visit the beautiful and colourful fishing village of Dingle, 10 miles, where you will find a great selection of restaurants, craft shops, cafés and pubs, along with boat trips to visit the Dingle Dolphin or to the Blasket Islands. Fishing and watersports available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with tiled floors/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional single and wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. Spiral open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single, both with slightly sloping ceiling. Maximum occupancy is 4 people.

    NSH and electricity by €2 coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared gardens. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No children under 8 years due to spiral open-tread stairs.

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  • Old Creamery Cottage

    Ballyfinnane, Killarney, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W31876

    This pretty semi-detached holiday property enjoys a great location, being very close to Kerry airport, and situated mid-way between the towns of Killarney and Tralee, each of which offers a fantastic selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. The house also makes the perfect base for touring around this most beautiful part of Ireland. Discover the magnificent Dingle Peninsula, which offers fabulous scenery and is rich with archaeological sites, or take a boat trip on the stunning lakes in Killarney National Park, where deer roam and waterfalls cascade. After a day’s touring, enjoy a pint in the local pub which offers regular traditional music sessions. Horse riding and golf nearby. Shops and restaurant 3 miles, pub 300 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with wooden floor. Dining room/sun room with wooden floor. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity €40per week. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store.

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  • Ferry Lodge

    Fossa, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W5921

    Ideal touring location.

    Detached single storey cottage for 4.

    This detached holiday cottage, which is decorated, furnished and well-equipped to a very good standard, is situated on its own private grounds on the famous Ring of Kerry route 4 miles from Killarney. This cosy, inviting little gem is en route to the scenic Gap of Dunloe, the famous Kate Kearney’s cottage and the majestic McGillycuddy’s Reeks, which includes Ireland’s highest mountain peak, Carrantuohill. It is convenient to Killarney’s lakes, many golf courses and leisure centres and is ideally situated for all outdoor activities including walking (The Kerry Way), hill walking, mountain climbing, horse riding, pony trekking and fishing with permits available nearby. 30-minute drive from Kerry County Airport. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Study. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Cycle store. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Belle Isle Estate - Lime Cottage

    Lisbellaw, near Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W32281

    Situated on the northern tip of Upper Lough Erne, just 10 miles from the busy town of Enniskillen, 80 miles from Belfast and 45 miles from Sligo, Belle Isle is a 470-acre estate spread over eight picturesque islands. Belle Isle Estate is made up of a selection of apartments and cottages, some of which are offered here. Belle Isle Castle is a stunning Irish castle situated on its own private island in the centre of Lough Erne. It has been home to generations of noblemen and has now been extensively refurbished to be the backdrop to your most fantastical break. Modern amenities are mixed with antique furniture and stunning spaces to make sure each visit has that good, old-fashioned, wow-factor. Belle Isle Estate has been designated a Special Area of Conservation and the castle itself is a fantastic 17th-century country house. The strong stone walls, huge solid wood doors and sculptural window surrounds are encased in a sea of ivy leaves and traditional planting. The sunken garden makes the perfect space for gatherings, impromptu or otherwise.
    The castle is made up of two wings, the Hamilton Wing (ref W32275) which has eight bedrooms and the Abercorn Wing (ref W32274) which has five bedrooms. The property may be booked in its entirety incorporating both wings or individually for smaller groups. It is ideally suited for weddings or other large parties and catering can be arranged on request with the owner or may be done by guests themselves. The banqueting hall accommodates up to 60 guests. Garden Cottage (ref W32276) is a lovely detached cottage situated in a walled garden, which is a cosy retreat with wonderful views over the lakes and surrounding countryside. The Oak Cottage (ref W32277), Chestnut Cottage (ref W32280), and Lime Cottage (ref W32281) are three of eight terraced cottages in a courtyard setting close to the castle and the lake shore. Each cottage has its own grassy outside area with barbecue available and a picnic table. Indoors you will find all amenities and plenty of space to relax in, and are decorated to a good standard with unique period furnishings and a wood burner. Built in 1856 the coach house is a beautiful stone building which now accommodates the spacious Coach House 1 apartment, (ref W32278). It is located close to the lake shore with peaceful woodland walks on the doorstep. Cath Cart Lodge (ref W32279) is a spacious detached property located on the lake shore with direct access to the lake and with wonderful views over the water.
    The grounds are peaceful and extensive and on site is also a children’s playground, tennis courts, cookery school, sailing/boating and coarse fishing. Local attractions in the area include Belleek Pottery, Florence Court House and Forest Park, Marble Arch Caves, golf, horse riding and National Trust properties. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile. The properties can be booked together to sleep up 52 guests.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With wood burner and 32" Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and velux window.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating and logs for wood burner included. Shared external utility room with washing machine. Shared courtyard. Sitting out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Shared natural grounds with woodland and forest walks. Coarse fishing on-site (at cost, licence required). No smoking. Please note: There is a lake in the grounds 100 yards away.

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