Cottage Holidays in Goleen, Cork, Ireland

Goleen is a quaint little village in rural Ireland which with brightly coloured cottages is simply picture perfect. Located in the south western part of the country in County Cork, this charming village is a wonderful place to take a self-catering break to sample a taste of the real Ireland. Many of the locals are farmers who work on the stunning land and scenery that surrounds Goleen. Tourism is also a big factor in the village as there are lots of holiday homes and cottages available to rent in the settlement, and the four cosy and friendly pubs plus independent shops make it a simply lovely place in which to stay for a few days or longer holiday.

What Goleen offers for Self-Catering Breaks


Whilst taking a cottage holiday in the village you may want to discover some of Goleen’s historical sites. In the centre of the village is a large Roman Catholic Church, St. Patrick’s, with soaring ceilings and dark wooden beams, which recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, and there is also a smaller Church of Ireland which is technically just outside of the village but is used by the residents of Goleen.
Located close by to the beautiful Mizen Peninsula, there are wonderful walks and rambles that can be taken from Goleen and by the coast, where you can take in the incredible panoramic views of the most south-westerly tip of Ireland, Mizen Head. Going for a morning amble here whilst on a cottage break with loved ones and friends is a wonderful way to appreciate the stunning natural beauty that Ireland, and in particular, Cork, has to offer, and you will feel relaxed and revitalised after soaking up the fresh and natural atmosphere of Goleen.

Goleen is truly magical and is not somewhere that you would want to miss if visiting County Cork. It is home to craggy cliff tops, serene beaches and a host of flora and fauna, and as it was established in the 19th century as a cattle fair, all of the houses which can be seen today were originally built with shops in the front rooms, giving a unique look to the main street of Goleen.

To see a side of Ireland that seems to be barely untouched for hundreds of years, visit Goleen to be inspired and moved. Whether you are visiting on a self-catering break to soak up everything this little village has to offer or whether you are just passing through and want to sample a little of the scenery, shops and pubs, or perhaps go for a beach or cliff top stroll, Goleen does not disappoint its visitors and guests. We feature a great range of Irish self-catering accommodation from romantic retreats to pet-friendly cottages, we trust that you’ll enjoy browsing through the available choices in County Cork featured on Country Cottages Online.

Book a Goleen cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Cork on holiday.

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

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

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

Weekly Price from: £356
Next availability:
from 08 June to 12 June 21 from 18 September to 09 July 22

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

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Goleen 17 miles away

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £353
Next availability:
from 15 May to 22 May 21 from 29 May to 05 June 21

Mary's Coastal Cottage, Allihies, Cork, South West Ireland , Ireland

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage with Sea Views, Goleen 18 miles away

sleeps 3 - 7 guests
3 - 7
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

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

Weekly Price from: £308
Next availability:
from 15 May to 16 May 21 from 26 May to 28 May 21