Self catering and country cottages in Ireland

Ireland

Ireland is a country with a rich history and a strong sense of myth and legend.

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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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Carleton Coastal Cottage, Youghal, Cork, Ireland

3 bedroom Coastal Holiday House, Ireland.

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

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
Next availability:
from 20 September 2019 to 19 June 2020;

Fuchsia Lodge on the Dingle Peninsula, Ballyferriter, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
6 bedrooms
6
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed
3 star

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
Next availability:
from 14 October 2019 to 24 October 2019; from 30 October 2019 to 27 December 2019; from 03 January 2020 to 04 January 2020;

River House Coastal Cottage, Sneem, County Kerry, South West , Sneem, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, South West Ireland.

sleeps 1 - 12 guests
1 - 12
6 bedrooms
6
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed
5 star

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
Next availability:
from 18 September 2019 to 21 October 2019; from 02 November 2019 to 03 October 2020;

Romantic Pet-Friendly Cottage near Tralee, Abbeydorney, Kerry, Ireland

1 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Ireland.

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

Get away for a romantic break to the unspoilt County Kerry countryside with a stay at this comfortable couple’s cottage.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £213 to £457 per week
Next availability:
from 18 September 2019 to 21 September 2019;

Lully More Pets Welcome Cottage, North West Ireland, Cruit Island, Donegal, Ireland

3 bedroom Cottage, Ireland.

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
3 star

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
Next availability:
from 18 September 2019 to 12 October 2019;

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

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

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.

Price range from £277 to £740 per week
Next availability:
from 21 September 2019 to 29 September 2019; from 30 September 2019 to 26 October 2019;

Mary's Coastal Cottage, Allihies, Cork, Ireland

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage with Sea Views, Ireland.

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? .

Price range from £222 to £533 per week
Next availability:
from 25 September 2019 to 21 December 2019; from 04 January 2020 to 04 April 2020; from 14 April 2020 to 06 June 2020;

Strand Dog-Friendly Holiday House, Duncannon, Wexford, Ireland

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

sleeps 3 - 5 guests
3 - 5
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
3 star

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
Next availability:
from 18 September 2019 to 23 September 2019; from 27 September 2019 to 21 December 2019; from 04 January 2020 to 14 February 2020;

Tranquil Hill Seaview Cottage, Belmullet, Mayo, Ireland

5 bedroom Detached Holiday House, Ireland - County Mayo.

sleeps 4 - 10 guests
4 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

This 5 bedroom County Mayo holiday house with its fabulous seaside views and stunning interior definitely has the wow factor, with light, bright, airy and spacious rooms, this is a fabulous coastal Irish holiday home for groups of up to 10 friends or family, discover some of the magic of Ireland with a stay here.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £369 to £759 per week
Next availability:
from 28 September 2019 to 05 October 2019; from 01 November 2019 to 02 November 2019; from 14 December 2019 to 15 December 2019;

Gallivans Family-Friendly Cottage, Caherdaniel, Kerry, Ireland

4 bedroom , Ireland - County Kerry.

sleeps 4 - 9 guests
4 - 9
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
5 star

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
Next availability:
from 30 September 2019 to 17 October 2019;