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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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 11 December 2016 to 01 April 2017; from 08 April 2017 to 15 April 2017;

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 11 December 2016 to 29 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 01 April 2017; from 04 April 2017 to 03 June 2017;

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 >

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)


Late availability: from 19 December 2016 to 07 January 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 >

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 11 December 2016 to 22 December 2016; from 05 January 2017 to 22 March 2017; from 29 March 2017 to 29 July 2017;

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 >

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)

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 28 December 2016 to 30 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 07 January 2017; from 18 March 2017 to 04 November 2017;

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 07 January 2017 to 06 May 2017; from 13 May 2017 to 08 October 2017;

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 11 December 2016 to 29 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 01 April 2017; from 04 April 2017 to 03 June 2017;

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)


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 30 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 19 May 2017; from 28 May 2017 to 10 June 2017;

phone 353-(0)27-74436 and also 001-973-335-6478 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 11 December 2016 to 30 December 2016; from 03 January 2017 to 01 July 2017;

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

Lios Dana Lodge, Annascaul, Kerry, Ireland

8 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 £1050 to £1450 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone +353-66-9158223 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 11 December 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 >

Carleton Coastal Cottage, Youghal, Cork, Ireland

3 bedroom Coastal Holiday House, Ireland.

Situated within a gated village in the seaside town of Youghal, discover the lovely local sandy beach on a family holiday or break with friends at Youghal and enjoy use of excellent shared facilities on site including an outdoor swimming pool, gardens and a tennis court.

Special features: pool (Shared outdoor swimming pool.), tennis court.

Price range from £315 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 30 December 2016; from 05 January 2017 to 25 March 2017; from 01 April 2017 to 22 April 2017;

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

Bracken Beach Cottage, Ireland, , Skibbereen, Cork, Ireland

3 bedroom Cottage, Ireland.

Just a short walk from the local sandy beach, this charming white-washed sleeps 6 cottage offers good quality value accommodation near Skibbereen.

Price range from £212 to £500 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 11 December 2016 to 17 December 2016; from 07 January 2017 to 08 March 2017; from 10 March 2017 to 01 June 2017;

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 £435 to £435 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 04 June 2017 to 11 June 2017;
Late availability: from 28 December 2016 to 16 January 2017;

phone 00353 46 9434111 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)


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 23 December 2016;

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

Donour Holiday Lodge, Fanore, Clare, Ireland

7 bedroom Holiday House, Ireland - County Clare.

Delightful large Irish holiday cottage with 7 bedrooms and lovely views over Burren National Park out to sea, just a walk away from the local blue flag award winning beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £470 to £1013 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 13 December 2016 to 22 December 2016; from 03 January 2017 to 22 February 2017; from 25 February 2017 to 27 February 2017;

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

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