Cloghane in Kerry, south western Ireland, is a picturesque coastal village in which to take a cottage holiday. Essentially a scattering of cottages nestled by trees, sheltered by a mountain and located right by the water’s edge, this village can be recommended for its scenic qualities.
About Self-Catering Holidays in Cloghane
An Irish speaking village, Cloghane can be found at the foot of the enchanting Mount Brandon in the Dingle Peninsula, which is the ninth highest peak in the country. Views from the craggy summit of the mountain over the villages below are simply breath taking, and if you are a keen and active hiker then you simply must go on the walking trail up Mount Brandon when enjoying a self-catering break in Cloghane. The village itself is small but pretty and picturesque with friendly locals who will welcome you into this gorgeous settlement with open arms.
Cloghane overlooks the stunning Brandon Bay and Owenmore Estuary, and as well as the ocean, there are plenty of other bodies of water to explore, from streams and waterfalls to lakes and rivers. Water sports activities can be done here for those keen on getting the adrenaline pumping when on a cottage break in County Kerry. Activities on offer in this part of Ireland include boat activities such as sailing, canoeing and kayaking to things like water-skiing, diving and swimming, and with any of these you are bound to have a lot of fun! For those who prefer to take things a little easy when on holiday, you will be pleased to know that the beaches are sandy and soft, perfect for relaxing strolls or for bathing in the sun with a book in hand.
The village is made up of unique stone houses and cottages, some of which are self-catering properties which are available to rent. Staying in one of these in this picturesque village can be the best way to truly appreciate this quaint part of County Kerry, and there are lots of traditional Irish pubs in the area serving delicious local food. A speciality in many of these pubs is seafood caught from the nearby bay, and with live music and dancing occurring in many of these eateries, you can blend in with the locals and have a great evening in Cloghane.
Another place to visit close to Cloghane is the Lock a’Duin, which is an interesting site from the Bronze Age. With 90 incredible stone monuments dating all the way back to 2500 BC, visitors can take guided tours to see the structures, or explore on their own.
Cloghane is known for its beautiful setting and lovers of history, culture and nature will absolutely adore visiting this charming village for a special cottage break away. When it comes to finding the perfect place to stay choose from coastal cottages and may be even cottages with sea views.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Cloghane, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Kerry.