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.

22 rental properties

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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 30 October to 06 November 21 from 01 April to 09 July 22

Carnaween View, Glenties, Donegal, North West Ireland , Ireland

2 bedroom Rural Retreat

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage
3 star

Tranquil 2 bedroom rural retreat in Bluestack Mountains, near Glenties, pet-friendly, 2 dogs welcome.

Weekly Price from: £251
Next availability:
from 20 September to 24 September 21 from 27 October to 23 December 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: £353
Next availability:
from 25 September to 02 October 21 from 09 October to 23 October 21

Dun na Ron Rural Retreat, Oughterard, Galway, West Ireland, Ireland

2 bedroom Holiday Bungalow

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Two bedroom rural retreat in County Galway, near Oughterard, ideal for a tranquil break, sorry no pets.

Weekly Price from: £317
Next availability:
from 25 September to 23 October 21

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

6 bedroom Riverside Holiday House

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.

Weekly Price from: £1431
Next availability:
from 25 September to 09 October 21

Ardcuillean Cabin, Ballinagleragh, Leitrim, North West Ireland , Ireland

3 bedroom Holiday Lodge

sleeps 6 - 10 guests
6 - 10
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Beautiful and homely feeling 3 bedroom wooden holiday lodge set by the shores of Lough Allen.

Weekly Price from: £367
Next availability:
from 25 September to 09 October 21 from 16 October to 23 October 21

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

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage

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.

Weekly Price from: £280
Next availability:
from 09 October to 23 October 21 from 30 October to 01 January 22

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 23 September to 23 October 21 from 30 October to 25 June 22

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: £469
Next availability:
from 06 November to 04 December 21 from 28 December to 09 April 22

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 25 September to 20 December 21 from 10 January to 18 June 22

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

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage with Sea Views

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 09 October to 23 October 21 from 30 October to 25 November 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 29 September to 27 October 21