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.

15 rental properties

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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 available: from 22 January to 26 March 22

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

3 bedroom Cottage

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.

Weekly Price from: £306
Next available: from 22 January to 05 March 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: £413
Next available: from 31 January to 05 February 22

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: £323
Next available: from 22 January to 29 January 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, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

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

Weekly Price from: £229
Next available: from 22 January to 18 February 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: £273
Next available: from 22 January to 25 March 22

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: £514
Next available: from 22 January to 12 February 22

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: £339
Next available: from 26 January to 05 March 22

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: £483
Next available: from 22 January to 31 March 22

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: £273
Next available: from 01 April to 21 May 22

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 available: from 22 January to 21 May 22

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: £319
Next available: from 22 January to 23 April 22