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

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.

Weekly Price from: £277
Next availability:
from 18 January to 15 February 20 from 22 February to 30 May 20

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.

Weekly Price from: £216
Next availability:
from 18 January to 14 February 20 from 28 February to 04 April 20

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.

Weekly Price from: £369
Next availability:
from 18 January to 29 February 20 from 07 March to 21 March 20

Kyle Country Cottage, Roscrea, South Tipperary, Ireland

5 bedroom Irish Country Cottage, Ireland.

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: £435
Next availability:
from 18 January to 31 January 20 from 02 February to 17 May 20

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.

Weekly Price from: £327
Next availability:
from 18 January to 09 May 20 from 16 May to 27 June 20

The Visiting House Gorteen, Dunmore, Galway, Ireland

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dunmore.

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: £390
Next availability:
from 18 January to 15 February 20 from 22 February to 04 April 20

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.

Weekly Price from: £282
Next availability:
from 18 January to 31 January 20 from 02 February to 17 May 20

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

3 bedroom Holiday Bungalow, Ireland.

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: £238
Next availability:
from 18 January to 11 April 20 from 14 April to 23 May 20

High Rise Coastal Cottage, South West Ireland, Waterville, Kerry, Ireland

3 bedroom Cottage, Ireland.

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed
3 star

Sleeping six people in three bedrooms, this detached cottage has wonderful views over the sea and mountains on the Ring of Kerry.

Weekly Price from: £274
Next availability:
from 18 January to 02 April 20 from 10 April to 30 May 20

Ardcuillean Cabin, Ballinagleragh, Leitrim, 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 availability:
from 18 January to 04 July 20 from 01 August to 08 August 20

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.

Weekly Price from: £341
Next availability:
from 03 May to 30 May 20 from 05 June to 27 June 20

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.

Weekly Price from: £223
Next availability:
from 18 January to 04 April 20 from 15 April to 16 May 20