Irish country cottages and apartments to rent for a truly relaxing holiday

Bantry Bay in County Cork IrelandVisit Ireland for a different holiday experience. There is some of the most amazing scenery to discover, abundant wildlife, including whales, playful dolphins, seals, otters and crowds of birds. A stay in Ireland can bring you closer to nature, to good food and the things that matter. Click on some of the headings below to find your Irish Escape.

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Everyone loves the Irish for their humour, their laid back ways and that twinkle in their eyes.  A holiday in Ireland can be everything that you always dreamt it could be - lush green countryside, superb scenery, the opportunity to fish in some of Ireland's best rivers, play a round or two of golf, listen to a yarn or two down at the pub over a pint of Guinness and have a holiday to remember.


Charming country cottage for 2 in Fordstown, 1 hour 15 min from Dublin, Ireland


Clonleason Gate Lodge, self-catering cottage IrelandThis idyllic lodge is located in County Meath near to Athboy.  With good quality accommodation throughout and one bedroom, this is an ideal romantic rural retreat.  This is a truly peaceful place to stay with a fantastic location by a river.  The cottage has a wonderful garden and a river flows by the end of it.  In summer time the smell of roses and honeysuckle scents the air.  Located close to a small farmhouse and surrounded by parklands and countryside, it would be hard to find a more tranquil setting.  There are good walks locally and fishing available nearby.




irish country cottage The lodge is featured in Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to stay in Ireland and has been rated 4 star by the Irish Tourist Board.

Conveniently located just 15 minutes from Dublin airport, you can combine a relaxed rural break with a trip in to this wonderful cosmopolitan city should you wish.  Other points of interest are Loughcrew and Newgrange which are within easy reach.
There are lots of great sights to discover in this part of Ireland in the fantastic city of Dublin and surrounding countryside in County Meath.  Explore at your own pace and have a wonderful time discovering some of the best of Ireland.


Telephone Sinead by clicking on the photographs, the contact number will be revealed.


Sleep up to 18 on the Dingle Peninsula, Kerry, Ireland

The house overlooks the beach on the Dingle Peninsula Kerry Ireland Conservatory has lovely views out over the sea and beach in this self-catering house in Kerry Ireland Spacious house on Kerry Coast in Ireland with adaptable Conference Room
Beach on the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland Conservatory with sea views Lios Dana - special self-catering

Lios Dana Lodge - large coastal cottage located in an elevated position with stunning sea views from some rooms.  Close to a golden sandy beach, this large self-catering house has 8 bedrooms and accommodates up to 18.  Ideally suited for large groups, large family gatherings, parties, reunions or corporate events, this lodge offers plenty of space.  There are 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.  In addition there are a number of reception rooms where guests can spread out.  Spend time in the sun lounge, soak up sea views in the conservatory, spend time together in the large activity room, eat together in the dining room or cook in the kitchen, the choice is yours.  For snug evenings in there is a peat burning stove.


Telephone Michael Travers on +353-66-9158189.

Sleep 2-4 in St. Anthony's cottage in a beautiful location in Kerry, Ireland

This pretty cottage is set near to a peaceful little village called Lauragh in County Kerry.  Located next to the owner’s cottage and surrounded by rural landscapes, this is a wonderful place for a country holiday.   There are 3 bedrooms in total at this cottage and the accommodation is dog friendly.  Up to 4 people can be accommodated.   Visit the Beara Peninsular from here or Glanmore Lake close by.

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Country cottage in a peaceful location one of the bedrooms
Kerry is a tranquil and peaceful place and a stay in this part of Ireland may best suit those looking to get away from it all.  Enjoy the slower pace of life and the fantastic countryside and coastline which includes shingle and sandy beaches.  At most places you can be assured of a friendly Irish welcome and you can find traditional music on offer at many of Kerry’s pubs.  

For more information about what makes this part of Ireland so special and for local recommendations get in touch with the owner of this cottage direct.

St. Anthony's is a simple country cottage with a big friendly welcome. Call Kitty now on 0035 364 83150 or click on one of the photographs of the cottage for more images and prices. There is no email for this cottage.

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Beautiful large house in Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland - sleeps 2-14

If you are looking for somewhere elegant and classy then how about a stay at this wonderful country house in County Galway?  Dating back to the 19th century and with mature gardens and a heated outdoor swimming pool, this house has lots to offer.

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Outdoor heated pool
There are 11 bedrooms at total at this special property and up to 24 people can be accommodated in total.  Although not a typical country cottage, with antique furnishings and paintings, this is a special place to stay.

Other notable features include 12 bathrooms, a large lounge, sauna and tennis court.  The gardens also come highly recommended with a mix of lily ponds, flowers and rockeries.

The outdoor swimming pool can be used in the summer months between June and September.

 Please click on one of the photographs to find out more about this very attractive self-catering property in County Galway, Ireland.


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Self-catering cottages and houses  in County Cork, Eire


Colourful Cobh in County Cork ireland

County Cork in south west Ireland is a big county, part nature reserve, part seaside holiday destination.

Go to County Cork to walk, sail, fish, spend ldays on the beaches during the summer and to spot wildlife. The countryside and especially the coast have a wide variety of species of birds - good for birdwatching enthusiasts. Hire a boat to take out for spotting schools of dolphin, whales and seal colonies.


Small country cottages sleeping just 2 people in County Cork - perfect as a comfortable base for a holiday discovering Cork

Cottages to rent that sleep 4 in County Cork - a good standard size for couples and small families.

The town of Cobh is shown on the right. See the magnificent harbour, colourful houses, enjoy seafood and have a good time on holiday in Ireland.




Two charming holiday cottages in County Donegal, Ireland - sleep up to 14


Rose’s Cottage – this 3 bedroom cottage is picture perfect and located near to Lough Swilly at the foot of Dunaff Hill.  Experience wonderful panoramic views of the Lough with a stay here and soak up the truly tranquil setting.  The accommodation is furnished to a high standard and there is plenty space for up to 8.  Inside the cottage there is an open plan space with seating and dining area with exposed wooden beams, a stone fireplace and a warming wood burning stove.  There is also a gorgeous wooden kitchen, bathroom with corner Jacuzzi bath and 3 bedrooms (2 of which are family rooms and one of which is a double).

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Features such as antique iron beds and exposed wooden beams all work together to make this place something special.    

This is a fantastic part of Ireland for walking, hiking, fishing and golfing.  With a stay here you can enjoy a relaxed break, an activity holiday or a family holiday, the choice is yours.

Phil’s Barn - also available in County Donegal is this high quality barn conversion.  Offering 4 star accommodation throughout, you can be assured that this holiday home has been rated and assessed.  Marvel at views of the Atlantic Ocean from outside this property and enjoy all that Donegal has to offer.

Click on a cottage photograph above for details of this holiday cottage in Donegal. Choose from a 10 person cottage or a 4 person cottage or book both for larger groups of up to 14 people.


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