Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Castletownsend, Cork, Ireland

Castletownsend is a stunning village in County Cork on the south western coast of Ireland and was originally based around a castle built by soldier and politician Richard Townsend in the 17th century. Incredibly, his ancestors still live in the village and the castle is still standing although not open to visitors.  With a rich history and gorgeous scenery at every turn, Castletownsend could be a great choice for a rural cottage holiday close to the coast.

Facts about Castletownsend for Cottage Holidays


Castletownsend is a wonderful, charming little community and there are plenty of things to do here on a self-catering break.  This picturesque part of Ireland features a main high street, where large 18th century homes line the sides. The castle is at the end of this road, as well as pretty Castlehaven Harbour. Taking afternoon strolls down to the harbour is a great way to see this beautiful area, and gathering your loved ones up for a lovely and relaxing drink overlooking the boats moored at the quayside is a perfect way to spend a blissful couple of hours in Castletownsend.

The church of St. Barrahane’s overlooks Castletownsend and is home to an exciting classical music festival which the church has sponsored ever since 1980. St. Barrahane’s also has a number of stained glass windows by illustrator Harry Clarke. These beautiful windows should definitely be seen if you are in Castletownshend as they really are extremely striking.

The eye-catching sea inlet is perfect for yachts and sailing boats due to its sheltered harbour, and during the summer months this makes a lovely and tranquil water activity for those who love the sea or those who wish to try something new while on a cottage break in Castletownsend.

Castletownsend is one of those villages that is just so pretty it has to be visited. The harbour is absolutely stunning and being surrounded by lush, green hills and historical stone buildings, it makes a wonderful place in which to soak up the atmosphere and get a real feel of an authentic Irish coastal village. As it is so picturesque it makes a fabulous place for budding photographers to take some snaps of the settings and backdrops, and the wonderful restaurants, pubs and cafes in the area are great to try a traditional meal surrounded by some of the best scenery you may ever see. History, beauty and uniqueness all make Castletownsend one of the best villages to visit in County Cork.

From romantic cottages, pet-friendly cottages, large country houses and coastal cottages, Country Cottages Online feature an excellent choice of self-catering accommodation in Ireland and the UK.  Wherever you choose to stay, we trust that you’ll enjoy what Ireland and this part of County Cork have to offer.

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

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 16 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 16 October 2019 to 02 November 2019; from 09 November 2019 to 07 December 2019; from 21 December 2019 to 19 June 2020;

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 16 October 2019 to 26 October 2019; from 02 November 2019 to 28 December 2019;

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 Castletownsend itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Castletownsend. 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