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.

23 rental properties

Old Village Barn near Lough Derg, Portumna, Galway, West Ireland, Ireland

2 bedroom Rural Retreat

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

3 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion near Lough Derg.

Weekly Price from: £509
Next availability:
from 08 May to 29 May 21 from 02 October to 09 October 21

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

4 bedroom Holiday Cottage

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

Coach House Cottage near the Burren Park, Corofin, Clare, South West Ireland , Ireland

2 bedroom Large Country House

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

2 Bedroom Pet-Friendly Holiday Cottage set within the Burren National Park.

Weekly Price from: £315
Next availability:
from 04 May to 19 June 21 from 14 August to 04 September 21

Kilcar Cottage with Sea Views, Kilcar, Donegal, North West Ireland , Ireland

5 bedroom Seaside Cottage

sleeps 5 - 12 guests
5 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
3 star

Looking for a charming coastal cottage to rent in County Donegal close to Kilcar for a large group of friends or family? .

Weekly Price from: £474
Next availability:
from 04 May to 26 June 21 from 29 June to 03 July 21

Old School House near Carrigallen, Carrigallen, Leitrim, North West Ireland , Ireland

4 bedroom Country Cottage

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
3 star

Unique 4 bedroom rural retreat (originally a schoolhouse) enjoying a village setting next to unspoilt countryside, 4 miles from Carrigallen.

Weekly Price from: £372
Next availability:
from 04 May to 12 June 21 from 18 June to 19 June 21

The Visiting House Gorteen, Dunmore, Galway, West Ireland, Ireland

3 bedroom Barn Conversion

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

Get away from it all to this charming stone-built cottage close to Dunmore, with facilities including a natural swimming pool, a games room with pool table and a warm bubbly private hot tub, this is a great holiday house where you can keep the whole family happy, all in a delightful rural location close to Dunmore, home of the historic Dunmore Castle.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outside), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £412
Next availability:
from 04 May to 08 May 21 from 25 September to 26 September 21

Dolmen Rural Retreat, Lisdoonvarna, Clare, South West Ireland , Ireland

2 bedroom Rural Retreat

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

Two bedroom pet-friendly rural retreat, near the Burren National Park.

Weekly Price from: £343
Next availability:
from 04 May to 08 May 21 from 20 May to 29 May 21

The Holiday House, Narin, Donegal, North West Ireland , Ireland

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage

sleeps 2 - 7 guests
2 - 7
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Pretty 4 bedroom pet-friendly cottage, situated just one mile from Narin and the renowned blue flag award winning beach there.

Weekly Price from: £289
Next availability:
from 04 May to 19 June 21 from 28 August to 18 September 21

Gallivans Family-Friendly Cottage, Caherdaniel, Kerry, South West Ireland , Ireland

4 bedroom

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.

Weekly Price from: £470
Next availability:
from 08 May to 22 May 21 from 29 May to 05 June 21

Ring of Kerry Holiday Bungalow, 1 Dog Welcome, Kenmare, Kerry, South West Ireland , Ireland

3 bedroom Holiday Bungalow

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

With to die for country views, this 3 bedroom pet-friendly holiday bungalow is a great place for all of the family to enjoy a tranquil holiday close to Kenmare in County Kerry.

Weekly Price from: £314
Next availability:
from 31 July to 01 August 21 from 15 August to 19 August 21

Kyle Country Cottage, Roscrea, South Tipperary, South East Ireland , Ireland

5 bedroom Irish Country Cottage

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £503
Next availability:
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Romantic Pet-Friendly Cottage near Tralee, Abbeydorney, Kerry, South West Ireland , Ireland

1 bedroom Holiday Bungalow

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.

Weekly Price from: £294
Next availability:
from 04 May to 13 June 21 from 25 June to 04 September 21