Cottage rentals in Bantry, Cork, Ireland

In the very southern part of Ireland is magnificent County Cork, and situated by the North Atlantic coast within Cork is the lovely and charming town of Bantry. This town has ancient connections to the Saint Breandan and used to be a major fishing port, meaning it has a rich and varied history which makes it an interesting place for a self-catering break. As with many of Cork’s towns, Bantry has absolutely stunning scenery which simply has to be seen to be believed, and with the natural harbour of Bantry Bay being close by, you can have a varied and relaxing cottage holiday in the town.

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The old tracks and trails of Sheep’s Head are close to Bantry as well as the beautiful Beara Peninsula with the towering Slieve Miskish and Caha Mountains running through the heart of the headland. Both of these regions offer excellent walking and hiking trails for those who wish to get stuck in and immerse themselves in the true beauty of Bantry and its surrounding areas whilst on a self-catering break.

In the centre of the town is a large square which used to be where cattle fairs were held. Today, it is the hub of the settlement with functions and events being held here, as well as a fun and colourful market that is held weekly in the plaza. The people of Bantry are friendly and welcoming and with lots of shops to wander about in and restaurants and pubs to settle into, you will feel like a local after a couple of days!

Bantry Bay is a must-see if enjoying a cottage stay in Bantry, and at 22 miles along the Atlantic shore, it is a striking stretch of coastline, perfect for relaxing in, breathing in the fresh sea air or taking rambles across. There is a lot of history in the bay area as well as the town itself, as it is very much associated with the Irish Rebellion of 1798. It was the location where an attempt to launch a rebellion was tried by a French fleet, and a large anchor from the French Armada of 1796 stands by the bay after being discovered off the coast of Whiddy Island in 1980.

Bantry is a gorgeous town steeped in history, and with an incredible bay and beach area, lots of nearby places to go for treks and walks along with spiralling mountains and plush verdant hills completing the backdrop, it is one of the most beautiful gems of Ireland and County Cork.  Enjoy some of the best that Ireland has to offer with a cottage holiday in or near Bantry.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Bantry, Cork, Ireland:

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 21 October 2019 to 26 October 2019; from 02 November 2019 to 28 December 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? .

Weekly Price from: £222
Next availability:
from 21 October 2019 to 25 October 2019; from 28 October 2019 to 21 December 2019; from 04 January 2020 to 04 April 2020;

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.

Weekly Price from: £315
Next availability:
from 21 October 2019 to 02 November 2019; from 09 November 2019 to 07 December 2019; from 21 December 2019 to 19 June 2020;

Pet-Friendly Cottage on the Mizen Peninsula, Goleen, Cork, Ireland

4 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Ireland.

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: £264

Molly's Pet-friendly Seaside Cottage. Free Wi Fi., Beara, Cork, Ireland

2 bedroom Farmstay, South Ireland.

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

Beautiful 2 bedroom dog-friendly stone-built cottage in a stunning location in rural Cork on a shorefront working farm, just 150 yards from Pallas Pier, a short walk from two quiet sandy beaches and conveniently close to the Caha Mountains and the Ring of Beara.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £220

We have no cottages within Bantry itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Bantry. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in Ireland