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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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  • 180 Camus, Connemara

    Camus, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W32246

    This pretty traditional cottage has been converted to the ideal holiday home, conveniently located on the Wild Atlantic Way. Set close to a swan colony, the property occupies a quiet and tranquil location, promising a calm and relaxing holiday to guests. The sun room is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cuppa, from which you can watch the sun rise over County Galway’s scenic countryside. The sea and the mountains are close by, meaning that water activities, fishing, swimming and much more are easily accessible, and for those who’d rather keep their feet on land, there are miles of beautiful, unspoilt countryside to walk and mountains to conquer. Pony trekking and golf are also in close proximity to the property.
    The cottage is located between Galway city and Clifden. Both have much to offer, including fine restaurants, traditional music pubs, festivals and shopping. The market town of Oughterard and the seaside town of Carraroe are 10 miles from the cottage. Kylemore Abbey and Gardens and the Connemara National Park also make for a lovely day out nearby. Fishing available locally (licence required, bring your own rods). Beach 10 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and patio doors/kitchen. Sun room. 2 kingsize bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. 32" Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Norah’s Cottage

    Knocknagree, near Killarney, Co. Cork

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W32270

    Located on the border of the counties of Cork and Kerry, next door to the owners home, this cosy, traditional, detached cottage makes a wonderful base for discovering the picturesque scenery of both counties. The restored cottage retains many of its original features and offers beautiful mountain views from its pretty garden and patio. Located in the ‘Sliabh Luachra’ region, which is famed for traditional Irish music and songs, the area also offers wonderful fishing on the Blackwater and some incredible walks and hikes. Take a day trip to the beautiful lakes and National Park of Killarney, 18 miles away, explore the glorious Dingle Peninsula, 50 miles away or take a 40-mile trip to kiss the Blarney Stone. Shop and a pub with regular traditional music sessions 2 miles, restaurant 7 miles.

    1 step to entrance...
    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With open fire, DVD player, CD player and slate floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse-style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and wooden floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Narrow stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2:
    With single bed, sloping ceiling and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed, sloping ceiling and wooden floor.

    Oil central heating (4 hours per day included, remainder by meter reading). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Small garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars.

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  • Courtyard Cottages, Rosnastraw - 3 Courtyard Cottages

    Tinahely, Co. Wicklow

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W31986

    These fantastic stone-built, terraced holiday cottages have been painstakingly restored to a very good standard. They are south facing on a quiet and tranquil road, adjacent to the owner’s home, only 5 minutes from the historic village of Tinahely. Each cottage has 2 bedrooms, a woodburner and central heating. They enjoy the most beautiful views of Croghan Mountain and the Logan Valley. Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny are all close enough to explore. Golf, horse riding and walking are all available locally and Coolattin Golf Club is only 10 minutes away. The 6th-century monastic site of Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most famous heritage sites, is close by. There are plenty of other attractions to visit including historic houses, gardens and heritage attractions such as Ballybeg House and Avondale House. Shops and restaurant 8 miles, pubs 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors. First floor: 2 bedrooms, both with Velux: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and Velux. Wooden floors throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared courtyard. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from well. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks in garden.

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  • Knockchree Cottage

    Cromane, Co. Kerry

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32263

    Enjoying a lovely location on the Wild Atlantic Way, this detached cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, makes a wonderful base from which to discover the glorious scenery. The cottage is bright and airy with a private garden to the rear. The local area has tranquil lakes, beautiful long golden beaches, and hidden coves and harbours. There are some wonderful walks and hikes, along with opportunities for fishing, golf and horse riding on the beach. Killorglin has some fine restaurants, with an award-winning restaurant in Cromane. Take a day trip to the Dingle Peninsula with its incredible coastal scenery, or along the Ring of Kerry to Killarney with its lakes and National Park. Alternatively, take a boat trip to the Skellig Islands. Beach 1½ miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room, electric heaters and electricity by €2 meter. Gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 26" Saorview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Washing machine. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Honeywell

    Tramore, Co. Waterford

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W5490

    One mile to golden beach.

    Detached bungalow for 4.

    This spacious bungalow, on a small residential estate, is furnished to a high standard with pretty bedrooms, polished timber flooring and patio doors leading from the dining area to a sunny, lawned garden. It is conveniently situated to avail of many excellent golf courses in the south east of Ireland. Tramore, Faithlegg, Waterford City and Waterford Castle golf courses are within a 6 mile radius. Many more including Mount Juliet and Dungarvan are less than an hour’s drive away, and combined passes are available on application to some of these golf courses.

    The racecourse, with 6 meetings a year, lies to the side with the long golden stretches of Tramore strand within 1 mile and the bustling little town centre with its leisure park, craft shops, restaurants and lively pubs just ½ mile.

    Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, with its bustling quays, excellent shops, cinema and world famous crystal factory is 6 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Maximum occupancy is for 4 guests.

    Open fire in living room. Oil central heating and electricity (€30per week). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with furniture. Ample parking.

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  • 190 Roundstone Cottage, Connemara

    Roundstone, nr. Clifden

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32224

    Situated on the island of Inishnee, which can be reached by road, 4 miles from Roundstone, this detached single-storey cottage is the perfect spot for a peaceful holiday in the heart of Connemara. The cottage overlooks the bay at Roundstone village, and has views of the Twelve Bens mountain range, Errisbeg Hill and the Atlantic Ocean. The island featured in the ’Monty Halls Great Irish Escape’ TV programme. The rustic traditional exterior of this cottage gives way to a wonderful bright and contemporary interior. Furnished to a very good standard, it provides the perfect base for visitors to experience all that Connemara has to offer. Sitting out in the garden watching the sun go down on the Atlantic ocean would be an ideal way to relax.
    The village of Roundstone (Cloch na Rón) on the Wild Atlantic Way, is a charming and picturesque fishing village, nestled at the foot of Errisbeg Hill, with the Atlantic Ocean lapping against its harbour and scenic coastline. There are a number of pubs, restaurants and cafe’s catering for all tastes, especially seafood dishes cooked from fresh fish, which is supplied by the fishermen when they return to harbour. There is a well-equipped children’s playground in the village and ample outdoor seating for those who like to sit, relax and watch the day go by. Sea fishing trips and tours are available from the harbour daily. Lake fishing is also available locally on the many inland lakes in the area, and also at nearby Ballynahinch Castle and Cashel village.
    Bike hire is available in the village for those who would like to spend some time exploring the area and all of its hidden gems. The village also hosts traditional Irish music and dance nights throughout the summer, and it boasts many scenic routes such as the Inishnee Loop Walk, Ervallagh, the Bog Road Loop and Errisbeg Hill, which is ideal for cyclists and walkers.
    Gurteen Beach and Dogs Bay are located close to Roundstone village and are renowned for their particularly white sand and pods of dolphins are a regular sight in the bay. The beaches are very popular with windsurfers, dinghy sailors and kite surfers.
    Annual events in the village include a traditional boat regatta, the internationally renowned Roundstone Pony Show takes place in Farrells Field throughout the summer months. The Marconi marathon takes place in September of each year and offers the participants and spectators a unique sporting experience through the scenic Roundstone Bog Road.
    The market town of Clifden is a short drive and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has several restaurants many serving the local fish, and pubs, most with music sessions during the year. There are also art galleries and many lovely craft shops. Connemara Golf Links are in Ballyconneely, and horses riding can be found at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic short drive from the house and Galway city is approximately 60 miles away. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (can be double). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • McCready’s Cottage

    Lettermacaward, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W31500

    Just off the N56, on the edge of the picturesque village of Lettermacaward, you will find this charming traditional holiday cottage. Surrounded by lakes and hills this peaceful setting is the ideal haven to enjoy the tranquillity of this scenic area. This is a great area for walking, as there are many waymarked trails through the mountains and hills. With its nearby lakes and the majestic Gweebara River there are lots of opportunities for the avid fisherman. The long golden strand of Dooey Beach is a definite must for beach lovers and is popular with surfers. For an enjoyable day out visit Glenveagh National Park and Dunlewy Lakeside Centre. Nearest shops, pubs and restaurants are in Lettermacaward, 2km.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. 1 double bedroom with additional double bed. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (fuel included). Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Electricity by €2 coin meter. Travel cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Lawned garden with sitting out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). NB. Fenced stream at bottom of drive.

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  • 170 Roundstone, Connemara

    Roundstone, Co. Galway

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W32243

    This pretty, terraced harbourside cottage lies in the picturesque village of Roundstone, and boasts a thoroughly relaxing and quiet seaside location just a minute’s walk from local bars and restaurants. The village of Roundstone (Cloch na Rón), which is on the Wild Atlantic Way, is a charming fishing village, nestled at the foot of Errisbeg Hill with the Atlantic Ocean lapping against its harbour and scenic coastline. For a relaxing holiday, a romantic getaway, or an activity holiday, this cottage is one that will tick all boxes and will provide visitors with an ideal base for their Connemara holiday. The village and its surrounding area boast many scenic routes for cycling and walking including the Inishnee Loop, Ervallagh, the Bog Road Loop, Errisbeg Hill. 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, and 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 near the coast. Sea fishing and boat tours are available from the harbour adjacent to the cottage. Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park are just a short drive away. Roundstone village provides lots of places to eat and drink, and its shops will supply you with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. Local activities include sea angling, lake and river fishing, walking trails, hill walking, pony trekking, golf, boat trips and much more. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors/kitchen. Partly open stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Laminate floors throughout.

    Wood burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. NB: Harbour 10 yards.

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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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  • Kilmore, Co. Wexford

    Kilmore, Co. Wexford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W6707

    15 Miles from Rosslare Harbour.

    Semi-detached bungalow for 4.

    This delightful holiday home is in a lane one mile from the village of Bridgetown and six miles from the picturesque fishing harbour of Kilmore Quay where there is a wide choice of restaurants and bars. It is attached to the owner’s home and is well furnished and decorated. There is plenty to explore including wonderful golden sandy beaches, historic sites, such as Tintern Abbey and the Hook Lighthouse. Fishing, golf, horse riding and boat trips are available locally. A good base for touring both Wexford and Waterford. Shop and pub 1¼ miles, restaurant 5 miles.

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

    Oil central heating and electricity (€30per week). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Atlantic View House

    Killybegs, Co. Donegal

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W32033

    Situated in an elevated site, overlooking Killybegs’ harbour, this ground floor holiday apartment, close to the owner’s home, has patio doors leading from the living room to the paved garden area, ideal for relaxing and surveying both fishing and leisure craft as they manoeuvre in beautiful Killybegs’ harbour. This area offers some of Ireland’s most stunning scenery, with a visit to Sliabh Liag, the highest sea cliffs in Europe, at the top of most visitors must-sees. Killybegs is Ireland’s busiest fishing port, and also has the reputation for its abundance of gourmet restaurants both in the town and the locality, many offering fabulous seafood. Beach lovers and watersports enthusiasts will not be disappointed, with so many beautiful sandy beaches to choose from. For outdoor sports this is an area worth visiting, with sea angling, dive charters and sightseeing boat trips locally. Visit the Folk Village Museum at Glencolmcille and the traditional weavers and hand knitting centres for which this area is known. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchenette. 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine (in garage). Wi-fi. Large garden, patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared unspoilt grounds, patio and sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Lackaroe

    Portroe, Co. Tipperary

    Grade
    4
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: ZUF

    Set on the eastern shores of Lough Derg at Castlelough, this charming traditional cottage, with its own private garden, has been lovingly restored to retain its old-world character. Furnished in old pine, with quarry-tiled floors and two loft-style bedrooms much loved by children, and a first floor living/TV room, it makes a delightful holiday base for families, fishermen, or those who simply want to get away from it all! There are fascinating historical sites to visit, lovely forest walks and pony trekking on the Lough Derg Way, while the nearby villages and towns offer plenty of pubs and restaurants for evening entertainment. Pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Second living room. 2 loft-style single bedrooms with low ceiling (alternative sleeping for children).

    Solid fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. High chair. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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