Cottage rentals in Glengarriff, Cork, Ireland

With brightly coloured cottages and houses, sheltered by a mountainous landscape, Glengarriff makes for a cheerful place for a self-catering break away. The fairly small village is located in County Cork in the south western part of Ireland, and is a haven for tourists and natural lovers due to its stunning setting by Glengarriff Bay and the cove of Bantry Bay, where the sea meets the mountains.


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The village has a rich history as it has been a famous and popular holiday destination for the Irish since the 1700s, growing considerably during the Victorian era. Today, it is still one of Ireland’s top holiday places, especially during the summer months, as it has a mild climate which barely sees any snow, and is serene, filled with beauty and is a relaxing place with much to recommend it.

There are lots of attractions in Glengarriff to discover on a cottage holiday, and its natural backdrop is the main draw to the village. With the rugged mountains and bay providing a peaceful and awe-inspiring view, perfect for painters and photographers, there is much to do from just wandering through the scenery to taking a picnic to relax by the bay with a loved one. An interesting and unique place to visit close to Glengarriff is the Italian Gardens on Ilnacullin. Set on the nearby Garnish Island, these wonderful gardens can be visited by ferry where you may be able to spot seals, and see beautiful ponds, plants and trees set in an Italian style.

Glengarriff Forest is a must-see when enjoying a self-catering break in this area, as it features some of the most ancient birch and oak trees in the whole of Ireland. Another place to visit is Bamboo Park with a playground for children and a Blue Pool lagoon, perfect for taking the kids along to. Kayaking can also be done for those who love to get the adrenaline pumping, and with a vast array of pubs, restaurants and cafes, some with live music during the popular summer months, there really is much to do in Glengarriff. Culture lovers will appreciate the art galleries in the village, and with a medium population of 800 people, a visit to Glengarriff may see you make friends with locals and start to feel like one yourself.

We hope you've found our information on this part of Ireland helpful and may be even a touch inspirational. For more information on things to discover in and near Glengarriff we recommend that you visit the Failte Ireland run Tourist Information Office which is open in season.

Glengarriff is a charming and popular tourist hotspot for those wishing to get a feel of life in County Cork. With incredible scenery, friendly people, an interesting history, culture and good food at every turn, it is one of the gems of Ireland. With countryside and coast galore to discover, whether visiting for a romantic holiday or family break away, a stay here can offer you the best of both worlds.

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Featured Self catering country cottages near Glengarriff, Cork, Ireland:

Signal Box Cottage in the Cairngorms, Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland

1 bedroom Unusual Holiday Cottage, Scottish Cairngorms.

Perfect for a unique holiday in Scotland, the Signal Box will appeal to those looking to stay somewhere unusual with its wonderful mountain views of the Cairngorms and countryside vistas, this fantastic property promises a holiday to remember.

Price range from £250 to £562 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

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Woodside Barn Family Cottage, Near the Lake District National Park, Pennington near Ulverston, Cumbria, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, North England.

Good value pretty 2 bedroom stone-built holiday cottage boasting a modern, light and airy interior, just 3 miles from Ulverston and close to the Cumbrian Way and the beautiful Lake District National Park.

Price range from £166 to £365 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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Tyddyn Goronwy Beach Cottage, Coastal Snowdonia, Talybont, Gwynedd, Wales

6 bedroom Farmhouse, Snowdonia National Park.

Stunning holiday farmhouse with 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, beautiful gardens and impressive sea and mountain views and with a location within the coastal area of Snowdonia National Park, this is a fantastic high quality spacious holiday home which is ideal for groups of friends or family looking to holiday close to the seaside and is just 10 minutes walk from the local award winning beach.

Special features: free internet access, pool (use of indoor pool at owners nearby caravan park between March and November).

Price range from £600 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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Dragon Hill Barn Family Cottage, Near the Peak District National Park, Brassington, Derbyshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Midlands.

Lovely 2 bedroom stone-built barn conversion with a good quality interior and a location in a pretty little village close to Matlock and the Peak District National Park.

Price range from £187 to £435 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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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)

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