Self catering country cottage holidays in the mid East of Ireland

Owing to the lush greenery of its landscape, Ireland has earned the sobriquet of the Emerald Isle. This small country provides visitors with some of the most scintillating scenery in the world. The mid east Region of Ireland comprises Kildare, Meath and Wicklow. Bewitching scenery, majestic historical sites and sensational sporting events, along with great pubs and restaurants, make this region a great destination for a self catering holiday.

Offering a contrasting slice of life, the mid east of Ireland enchants visitors with its vivid selection of glistening lakes, rivers and coastline. Self catering accommodation varies from traditional Irish country cottages to large mansion houses.  The right accommodation for you will depend on your budget and the size of your group.

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During a self catering getaway in Mid-east Ireland, there are many rich natural charms to see along with the ancient sites of Newgrange and Clonmacnoise. Authentic rural life, picturesque pasture lands and magnificent hills along with several forest parks is what best defines this area. Being a haven for several sport enthusiasts, the mid-east of Ireland offers ample opportunities for golfing, cycling, water sports, walking, angling, cruising and horse racing.

Every different area in the Mid-east of Ireland boasts something unique. From gardens and recreational parks to fascinating cultural and rich heritage sites, Kildare is an ideal destination for a perfect cottage break. Kildare is known for fantastic adventure and sport activities, such as horse riding and motor racing.   Apart from adventure and sports, there are several other activities, to enjoy in Kildare such as golfing.  The K Club in Kildare was the venue for the 2006 Ryder Cup.  There are also boat tours and cruises to enjoy which operate from the Royal and Grand Canals. Or if you prefer to stay on solid ground, enjoy walking or cycling along the tranquil banks of these canals.  

Tourists enjoying a self catering holiday in Kildare can visit several ancient manors and gardens. Some of the magnificent attractions here include Castletown House, a large country house or palace even, which dates back to the early 16th century. In addition to this, the Japanese Gardens and Larchill Arcadian Gardens are bound to be a hit with those who adore all things green. Monasterevin and Athy Leixlip are prominent towns with rich heritage in Kildare, where visitors can learn more about this part of Ireland’s historical past.

Often described as the Garden of Ireland, Wicklow boasts several magnificent estates, amongst which Kilruddery, Russborough, Avondale and Powerscourt are particularly popular. Visiting large country houses very often allows the opportunity to enjoy beautiful country views within the grounds.  Many visit Mount Usher Gardens, nestled along the countryside for its magnificent beauty.

Enjoy walks and strolls in the stunning hills in Wicklow.  Wicklow has a reputation as a haven for walkers and the Wicklow Way is the longest self-guided walking route in Wicklow. Glendalough is another point of interest, located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. This serene monastic site is believed to have been founded in the late 6th century by Saint Kelvin.

Visitors enjoying a country cottages holiday can head to the small villages of Avoca and Kilcoole, where several series such as Ballykissangel and Glenroe have been shot. Greystones and Bray are two seaside towns known for their beauty which are reputed to be well worth a visit.  Assuring an unparalleled range of adventure activities, Wicklow is a favoured destination for adventure and fun holidays. Mountain biking, kayaking shooting, paint balling, quad bike riding and falconry are some of the activities available here.

A country cottages break, in the Mid-east of Ireland offers ample opportunities for shopping as well as leisure. Kildare Village offers a fantastic range of designer outlets, where tourists can shop all day. The craftsmanship of the Newbridge Silverware in Kildare is well known for its attractive gifts and tableware. Moreover, Greystones in Wicklow provides several venues for boutique shopping and fine dining.

With sightseeing, activities, shopping and various other options, the mid East of Ireland offers a range of options to suit almost everyone whilst taking a cottage holiday.  We trust that you will enjoy browsing through the different self catering accommodation on Country Cottages Online.  Whether you are searching for a pet friendly cottage or a large mansion for a special occasion or party we hope you find your ideal place to rent.