Self catering and country cottages in Ireland

Ireland is a country with a rich history and a strong sense of myth and legend. This makes Ireland a charming destination for a country cottage holiday. Add to this friendly people, great music and a beautiful countryside dotted with pretty crofters cottages and you have a great destination for a relaxed self catering break. Whether you prefer to head for one of the beautiful cities in Ireland such as Dublin or Belfast or are looking for a relaxed break in the country, Ireland has lots to offer.

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The different parts of Ireland that are possible to visit on a self catering holiday include Northern Ireland, the West Coast, East Coast and South Coast and of course many rural areas. The different parts of Ireland each have their own unique gems, from peaceful beaches, quiet villages to high cliffs where the Atlantic crashes against the land, Ireland has something for all tastes. Wherever in Ireland you decide to go on a cottage holiday, by and large, you can expect a warm welcome and to be charmed by the people and this beautiful land.

Ireland is known to be a relaxing place to take a holiday. The Irish tend to have a good sense of humour and with more space and less people in many parts of Ireland, the scene is set for a laid back holiday. If you love history you should enjoy a break in Ireland. The historic buildings of Ireland include castles, stately homes and there are also a number of interesting stone circles that you can visit. With many of the places of interest in Ireland, you will also get the opportunity to learn about the legend surrounding these places which can very much add to the enjoyment of your stay. If instead of taking it easy on a self catering break you want to be active you will find that there are plenty of activities to enjoy in Ireland. Ireland is known for excellent opportunities for horse riding, fishing and angling. Golfing is another popular pastime in Ireland and there are a large number of courses.

There are many different types of self catering accommodation available in Ireland. Ireland has a variety of different options to suit various budgets and tastes. There are self catering bungalows, country cottages, romantic hideaways and even mansion houses. Some cottages have leisure facilities on site such as a hot tub or a pool. If you have a dog that you plan on taking away with you, make sure that you enquire about dog friendly properties when booking a break. Cottage owners or agencies can let you know about all that their accommodation has to offer and can often also give you lots of useful information about the local area, things to do and places to see.


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Ring of Kerry Holiday Bungalow, 1 Dog Welcome, Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland

3 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Ireland.

With to die for country views, this 3 bedroom pet-friendly holiday bungalow is a great place for all of the family to enjoy a tranquil holiday close to Kenmare in County Kerry.

Price range from £238 to £522 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 27 May 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Coach House Cottage near the Burren Park, Corofin, Clare, Ireland

2 bedroom Large Country House, Ireland.

2 Bedroom Pet-Friendly Holiday Cottage set within the Burren National Park.

Price range from £258 to £503 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 22 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dog-Friendly Cottage near the Dingle Peninsula, Castlegregory, Kerry, Ireland

4 bedroom Cottage with Sea Views, Ireland.

Looking for a beautiful high quality cottage to rent in County Kerry close to Castlegregory?.

Price range from £412 to £1052 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Carrig Mor Holiday Cottage, Waterville, Kerry, Ireland

4 bedroom Irish Country Cottage, southern Ireland close to Lough Currane for superb fishing.

Escape for a relaxing countryside break to this picture-perfect white-washed holiday cottage in County Kerry, situated close to Waterville village, this delightful 4 bedroom cottage lies just 450 yards from Lough Currane (one of Ireland’s best places for salmon and sea trout fishing) and is just a short drive from the stunning sandy beaches of the Waterville coast.

Price range from £337 to £475 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 023 9247 8888 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gallivans Family-Friendly Cottage, Caherdaniel, Kerry, Ireland

4 bedroom , Ireland - County Kerry.

High quality 4 bedroom Irish country cottage with a hillside setting and lovely countryside views out to the coast, situated along the renowned Ring of Kerry.

Price range from £282 to £702 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 29 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 01 April 2017; from 04 April 2017 to 19 August 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lully More Pets Welcome Cottage, North West Ireland, Cruit Island, Donegal, Ireland

3 bedroom Cottage, Ireland.

A lovely, detached cottage in a small group of cottage on Cruit Island, County Donegal, with three bedrooms sleeping a total of six people.

Price range from £223 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 02 November 2016; from 05 November 2016 to 25 November 2016; from 28 November 2016 to 15 April 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ardagh North Cottage with Country Views, Baltimore, Cork, Ireland

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

Enjoy the best of both worlds with a stay at this high quality 4 bedroom rural retreat, set next to unspoilt County Cork countryside, yet enjoying a location just 2 miles from the port town of Baltimore.

Price range from £277 to £740 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Molly's Pet-friendly Seaside Cottage, Beara, Cork, Ireland

2 bedroom Farmstay, South Ireland.

Beautiful 2 bedroom dog-friendly stone-built cottage in a stunning location in rural Cork on a shorefront working farm, just 150 yards from Pallas Pier, a short walk from two quiet sandy beaches and conveniently close to the Caha Mountains and the Ring of Beara.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £220 to £460 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 353-(0)27-74436 and also 001-973-335-6478 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Strand Dog-Friendly Holiday House, Duncannon, Wexford, Ireland

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

With sea views and a location just across the road from the local sandy beach, this welcoming 3 bedroom coastal holiday house is pet-friendly and is situated close to New Ross in County Wexford.

Price range from £216 to £511 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Clonleason Gate Lodge, Fordstown, Meath, Ireland

1 bedroom Lodge, Boyne Valley in Southern Ireland.

A luxury one bedroom holiday cottage nestled in the heart of the Boyne valley and surrounded by beautiful parkland with a pretty garden running down to the edge of a stream and stunning lake and forest walks all accessible from your doorstep.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £370 to £370 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 01 October 2016 to 31 October 2016;
Late availability: from 30 September 2016 to 01 November 2016;

phone 00353 46 9434111 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Old School House near Carrigallen, Carrigallen, Leitrim, Ireland

4 bedroom Country Cottage, Ireland.

Unique 4 bedroom rural retreat (originally a schoolhouse) enjoying a village setting next to unspoilt countryside, 4 miles from Carrigallen.

Price range from £221 to £538 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 15 October 2016; from 21 October 2016 to 22 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kilcar Cottage with Sea Views, Kilcar, Donegal, Ireland

5 bedroom Seaside Cottage, Ireland.

Looking for a charming coastal cottage to rent in County Donegal close to Kilcar for a large group of friends or family? .

Price range from £361 to £790 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 29 October 2016; from 28 December 2016 to 07 January 2017; from 18 March 2017 to 04 November 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lios Dana Lodge, Annascaul, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom Cottage, overlooking Dingle Bay.

Fantastic large coastal cottage with impressive sea and beach views, located very close to Dingle Bay, ideal for large families, groups or special get togethers.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £1150 to £1350 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone +353-66-9158223 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fuchsia Lodge on the Dingle Peninsula, Ballyferriter, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

Looking for group accommodation for up to 12 friends or family on the Dingle Peninsular? If so, this fantastic holiday house with its wonderful countryside and sea views could fit the bill.

Price range from £341 to £866 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 09 October 2016 to 28 October 2016; from 05 November 2016 to 29 November 2016; from 04 December 2016 to 21 December 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

3 Bedroom Coastal Cottage near Kilrane, St Helens Bay, Wexford, Ireland

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

With all ground floor accommodation, this family-friendly 3 bedroom holiday house is a comfortable base for a holiday in County Wexford and situated within the St Helens Bay Golf Resort this is a great place for a round of golf or a relaxing break where you can take advantage of the on-site the tennis courts and where the children can freely play at the adventure playground, this holiday cottage is truly family-friendly and is pet-friendly too so none of the family need be left out .

Price range from £252 to £570 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cnoc Suain Seaview Cottage, Belmullet, Mayo, Ireland

5 bedroom Detached Holiday House, Ireland - County Mayo.

This 5 bedroom County Mayo holiday house with its fabulous seaside views and stunning interior definitely has the wow factor, with light, bright, airy and spacious rooms, this is a fabulous coastal Irish holiday home for groups of up to 10 friends or family, discover some of the magic of Ireland with a stay here.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £369 to £759 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 08 October 2016 to 15 October 2016; from 22 October 2016 to 29 October 2016; from 05 November 2016 to 03 December 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

3 Bedroom Cottage with Mountain Views close to the Ring of Kerry, Ballinskelligs, Kerry, Ireland

3 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Ireland.

Looking for a family cottage in County Kerry to rent with a wonderful country location yet within easy reach of the coast? .

Special features: games room.

Price range from £255 to £585 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dog-Friendly Kilmore Quay Cottage, Kilmore Quay, Wexford, Ireland

1 bedroom Country Cottage, Ireland.

This one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage is part of a small collection of holiday cottages on a working dairy farm near Kilmore Quay in County Wexford.

Price range from £204 to £421 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 05 November 2016; from 07 January 2017 to 08 October 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mary's Coastal Cottage, Allihies, Cork, Ireland

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage with Sea Views, Ireland.

Looking for a modern and stylish holiday house to rent in County Cork with impressive sea views? .

Price range from £222 to £533 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 25 March 2017; from 08 April 2017 to 29 July 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

River House Coastal Cottage, Sneem, County Kerry, South West , Sneem, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, South West Ireland.

With river views and a very comfortable high quality interior which includes granite work tops in the kitchen and a Jacuzzi bath, this is a luxury Irish holiday home and could be a great base for discovering some of the best of Kerry on a cottage holiday.

Price range from £327 to £1109 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 01 October 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 30 December 2016 to 11 March 2017; from 18 March 2017 to 01 July 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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