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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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 21 May 2016 to 02 July 2016; from 27 August 2016 to 03 September 2016;

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

Cushendall Dogs Welcome Cottages, Cushendall, Antrim, Ireland

3 bedroom Cottage, Antrim Coast.

Collection of three charming dogs-welcome cottages situated close to Cushendall on the north east Country Antrim coast in a beautiful countryside location, with ample facilities for families with a large garden with swings and slide on site, visit the Giant's Causeway, Glenariff Waterfalls Park and discover the stunning Glens of Antrim on a holiday here.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 028 217 71718 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skellig Ring Coastal Cottage with Sea Views, Ballinskelligs, Kerry, Ireland

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Ireland.

Four bedroom pet-friendly holiday cottage situated close to the Ring of Kerry and boasting panoramic sea views.

Price range from £258 to £644 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 04 June 2016 to 16 July 2016;

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 06 May 2016 to 02 July 2016;

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

Pet-Friendly Cottage on the Mizen Peninsula, Goleen, Cork, Ireland

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Ireland.

Looking to rent a 4 bedroom County Cork cottage which is set by countryside yet is close to the seaside?.

Price range from £264 to £642 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 06 May 2016 to 02 July 2016;

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

Quilty Dog-Friendly Apartment, Quilty, Clare, Ireland

4 bedroom Cottage Apartment, Ireland.

Four bedroom pet-friendly coastal cottage situated close to Quilty, close to the Wild Atlantic Way ad the Cliffs of Moher.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £252 to £644 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 21 May 2016; from 04 June 2016 to 02 July 2016; from 09 July 2016 to 20 July 2016;

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

Allihies Seaside Cottage, Allihies, Cork, Ireland

2 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

Pet-friendly sleeps 4 holiday bungalow situated close to Allihies, just a walk away from the local sandy beach.

Price range from £192 to £412 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 07 May 2016; from 14 May 2016 to 15 May 2016; from 25 May 2016 to 25 June 2016;

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

Valentia Island Cottage with Sea and Mountain Views, Chapeltown, Kerry, Ireland

4 bedroom Seaside Cottage, Ireland.

Searching for a County Kerry coastal cottage with superb sea views? .

Price range from £368 to £731 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 27 May 2016 to 23 July 2016; from 27 August 2016 to 29 October 2016;

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

Kyle Country Cottage, Roscrea, South Tipperary, Ireland

5 bedroom Irish Country Cottage, Ireland.

For a tranquil rural retreat break with friends or family, this welcoming 5 bedroom pet-friendly holiday home could be the place to stay and with a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and location close to Roscrea has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £435 to £952 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 07 May 2016 to 21 May 2016; from 28 May 2016 to 29 May 2016; from 03 June 2016 to 18 June 2016;

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

St. Anthonys, Lauragh near Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland

3 bedroom Cottage, Beara Peninsula south west Ireland.

Picture-perfect Irish country cottage sleeping up to 4, conveniently located close to the coast on the Beara Peninsula and also near to beautiful Glanmore Lake.

Price range from £190 to £275 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0035 3646683150 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)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 16 May 2016; from 26 May 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 11 June 2016 to 02 July 2016;

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

Derriana Cottage Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West Ireland , Waterville, Kerry, Ireland

3 bedroom Cottage, Ireland.

This detached, traditional cottage is situated in a lakeside location, 5 miles from Waterville in County Kerry, and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.

Price range from £226 to £525 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

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)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 04 June 2016; from 11 June 2016 to 18 June 2016; from 13 August 2016 to 14 August 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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 07 May 2016 to 14 May 2016; from 21 May 2016 to 25 June 2016; from 07 July 2016 to 30 July 2016;

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 >

Strand Pet-Friendly Cottage for 8, Derrybeg, Donegal, Ireland

4 bedroom Cottage, Ireland.

Pet-friendly Irish cottage.

Price range from £263 to £633 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 14 May 2016; from 28 May 2016 to 18 June 2016; from 23 July 2016 to 03 September 2016;

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

The Old Post Office Cottage, Belcarra, Mayo, Ireland

3 bedroom Country Cottage , Ireland.

Three bedroom Irish rural retreat, situated close to Castlebar and sleeping up to 6.

Price range from £209 to £486 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 15 May 2016 to 21 May 2016; from 25 May 2016 to 01 September 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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 07 May 2016 to 21 May 2016; from 28 May 2016 to 29 May 2016; from 03 June 2016 to 18 June 2016;

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 07 May 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 11 June 2016 to 18 June 2016; from 25 June 2016 to 02 July 2016;

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

Links View Ring of Kerry Cottage, Ballinskelligs, Kerry, Ireland

3 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Ireland.

Beautiful Coastal Cottage with fabulous sea views over the Inny Estuary , a good quality interior and an excellent location close to the Ring of Kerry.

Price range from £340 to £548 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 14 May 2016; from 28 May 2016 to 25 June 2016; from 23 July 2016 to 30 July 2016;

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

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