Cottage rentals in Bantry, Cork, Ireland
Advice on Cottage Holidays in Bantry
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:
3 bedroom Coastal Holiday House, Ireland.
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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.
|from 01 April to 11 April 20 from 18 April to 16 May 20|
4 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Ireland.
4 - 8
Looking to rent a 4 bedroom County Cork cottage which is set by countryside yet is close to the seaside?.
|from 01 April to 11 April 20 from 15 April to 18 April 20|
3 bedroom Holiday Cottage with Sea Views, Ireland.
3 - 7
Looking for a modern and stylish holiday house to rent in County Cork with impressive sea views? .
|from 03 April to 04 April 20 from 14 April to 25 April 20|
4 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.
4 - 8
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.
|from 01 April to 26 April 20 from 30 April to 30 May 20|
2 bedroom Farmstay, South Ireland.
1 - 6
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.