“Brilliant house, great location” We stayed for a week in Eoin's Cottage at the beginning of August. The house was a great size for our family of 5, good spacious rooms, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The enclosed back garden and quiet development the house is located in meant it was brilliant for outdoor play for the kids. The house is located a 5 min walk from the village of Culdaff and the beach is within walking distance. We will definitely be back for another visit sometime in the future, first class.
“The Perfect House - Loads of Space, Beautiful Views and a Great Location” My husband and I stayed at this lovely house with our two children (age 13 & 2) and my parents. There was plenty of space for us all and we could easily have brought the in-laws along too! The separate tv room was great for the kids and our youngest loved the playroom and toys.
The house is in a quiet cul-de-sac with outstanding views of Lough Derg, but also an easy walk (max 10 minutes) into Ballina and Killaloe.
In Ballina and Killaloe there are some lovely tea-rooms and pubs, we took a leisurely boat trip along the river and on our last day found a great playground and outdoor swimming pool by the river near Goosers Pub.
A lovely holiday and a true home from home.
“Lovely homely house from which to explore west and north Clare” Modern but characterful house, spacious, lots of natural light, great views to both Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. If you're looking for a peaceful break to recharge your batteries, Gorse Cottage fits the bill. Two or three pubs close by in Doolin with good food and music as well.
Get one of the local guides (we recommend Mary Howard) to show you and explain the Burren.
If you're a cyclist, do the coast road to Fanore and Ballyvaughan, it's a lovely ride.
“A heartwarming host and a beautiful house!” My family, girlfriend and I stayed at this house during part of our tour of Europe; three days in Ireland. Ray and his friend were waiting for us at the train station. They had a very warm greeting and immediately made us feel at home. When we arrived at the house they had ready for us a meal of 2 cooked chickens, salad, fresh bread and wine, which we really needed after 2 straight days of travel. He has a nice binder of info to get you started in the town of Athenry and Galway with food, pubs, music, sightseeing and other services. On his recommendation we went to Clifden which was absolutely lovely. The house was spacious and well furnished, there are many beautiful rooms and the beds were very comfortable. The area was extremely convenient by the train station, but also very quiet, with no road noise, etc. Checkout was simple: Ray gave us our deposit the day before we left and we made sure to load the dishes into the dishwasher, put the used sheets/towels on the floor and take out our trash.
“Beautiful cottage -great location” We stayed in Old Essmore Cottage for 4 nights as part of a family get together in Ireland for St Patrick's day and our son's birthday. Having started our week in Dublin we found it an easy drive to Carlingford Lough for our stay at Gerard's cottage. As it was a Sunday we were delighted when Gerard met us with some gorgeous cake and other goodies including 2 bottles of wine - great hospitality. The cottage exceeded our expectations - the kitchen/diner is particularly attractive and the choice of music adds to the ambience. The lounge is very cosy with the log burner and the conservatory a little sun trap with great view of the Lough. Everything you need is provided, good wifi, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher etc. The cottage is well situated for Omeath and Carlingford and the Greenway which runs between the 2 is just across the road - a lovely walk. Carlingford is great for eateries - we can recommend Magees. Newry is nearby and has a large Supermarket for your groceries. Belfast is about an hour away and we enjoyed our trip to Titanic Museum on a wet day. All in all would highly recommend the cottage and the area for a relaxing break.
“Very friendly hosts, nice and cosy house! Very recommendable!” We were quite late booking, so we went for The Coach House because of its brilliant reviews - and it turned out, this house is a lucky strike! Although we arrived hours later than we had planned, Steve and Sara welcomed us very warmly and a loaf of fresh bread and some Irish butter were waiting for us in the kitchen.
The house exceeded our expectations by far! The two sleeping rooms, as well as the living room, are clean and lovingly equipped, the kitchen offers anything you might need for cooking. A folder with useful information about possible activities in the area helped us to organise our day trips.
All in all, we felt comfortable right away and didn't really want to leave after our four nights stay. Next time we will be in this corner of Ireland, we will certainly contact Steve and Sara again!
“Gorgeous home with a Beautiful view” This home was the nicer than we could have imagined. We had 4 children under 12 and 4 adults. The layout was perfect, with all the kids upstairs. The gourmet kitchen was amazing and perfect for us. Going out to dinner each evening was not a good idea (all the kids), yet we all like to cook so the state of the art kitchen suited us wonderfully. Our hosts, Vincent and Mary were extremely friendly and helpful. Each morning we woke up to a herd of cows watching us from across the road. The view was beautiful and as a photographer, I had a wonderful time exploring the landscape. I will admit that the location was a bit secluded with it being a 25 minute drive to nearest town of Gort. But in Ireland with a large group, day trips were a necessity for seeing the country anyway. We really loved this house:)
tip: don't bring US DVDs, they don't work in the Irish DVD player. bonus: the master shower is AMAZING!
“wonderful!” The old dressmakers cottage is a sheer delight. It is very pretty, spacious and comfortable. On arrival the owner met us at the door with a up of tea and she had lit a peat fire made us feel very welcome and at home.The cottage we found to be very well furnished and extremely well equiped. The position of the cottage is right in the heart of Kenmare easy walking for shops, pubs and restaurants quite important as we are both late 70's and yet it was lovely and quiet.
“Knockatina was comfortable and spotless with everything we needed for a comfortable stay in Co. Kerry” Knockatina is a lovely, modern house with everything we needed to be comfortable. The O'Sheas gave us a warm welcome and a lovely send-off inviting us for lovely Irish coffees before leaving. The location was perfect, just off the Ring of Kerry road, yet in a quiet cul-de-sac that very tranquil. With the beauty of Co. Kerry all around us we found ourselves relaxing and enjoying everything. We would recommend this house to a friend without hesitating.
“Tranquil, homely, very happy stay......” My husband, myself & our 2 children stayed at "The Barn" in Copper Beech Farm for four nights & we had a lovely time. The first day we arrived Eileen had put lovelt garden flowers on the table & left some homemade scones & a jug of milk in the fridge for us which I thought was so kind & immediately made us feel welcome. The children loved going out to collect the eggs in the morning for breakfast & playing with Pepper & Millie the 2 pet dogs. The first morning the children watched the Sheehan family out the window move the calves from the lower field below the Barn up the farm yard & they were fascinated by this. They got to watch Michael milk the cows one of the evenings & loved that also. We had a great time at Copper Beech Farm & would have no problems recommeding this warm, homely, welcoming accommodation to anyone.
Dew-covered fields sparkle emerald green and the lilting sound of happy-go-lucky locals drifts from a cosy pub close by. Where else could you be but Ireland? From Dublin’s enchanting streets to County Kerry’s rugged beauty, you’ll be powerless against its charms.
Packed With Personality
Whether you’re in the city or countryside, Ireland offers a warm welcome. Dublin, its vibrant and charismatic capital, is a fascinating city. Cobbled streets are lined with historic buildings, including the medieval St Patrick’s cathedral, the spectacular buildings of Trinity College, and the revitalised Docklands district (not to mention around 1,000 pubs). And no visit to Dublin is complete without touring the world-famous Guinness factory or walking the banks of the beautiful River Liffey.
Fairy Tale Scenery
In rural Ireland, breathtaking vistas of lush fields dotted with thatched cottages come as standard. For incredible coastal views, nothing beats driving the Wild Atlantic Way: you can expect exquisite beauty at each and every turn in the road. But the Emerald Isle has a few surprises, too: County Clare’s Burren National Park offers explorers a lunar landscape, including the unique 207-metre peak of Knockanes with ridges that curve up the hillside.
From the high spirits of St Patrick’s Day to laid-back laughter over a pint of the black stuff, much of Ireland’s lively social scene plays out in the comfort of a cosy pub. You’ll probably be treated to some impromptu trad music (traditional Irish folk music) and end up singing the night (as well as your worries) away. Dublin is the place for bustling bars while quieter watering holes can be found pretty much anywhere you care to stay, from Westport to Wexford.
Top Destination reviews
We stayed in this cottage in September, about 5 miles from Westport along quite a narrow road which once you got used to driving it was no problem. The cottage is quirky from the furnishings to its lay out. Although some of the furniture is a little dated we loved it! Its not often you have patio doors from two bedrooms onto the garden! There is a main enclosed garden perfect for our dog and also a bbq garden unfortunately the weather wasn't kind enough to use it. The gate from the garden is about 10 steps to the shore lovely for a walk in the morning. The upstairs living room has doors onto a balcony with table and chairs and a spectacular view. The area is so quiet and peaceful it made for a lovely stay. Jim and Emelda who care for the cottage couldn't have been more helpful. Westport is a great little town with lots of restaurants, pubs and a number of excellent fashion shops! There are lovely drives to Achill Island and surrounding areas to explore. We wouldn't hesitate to return. …
Lovely views , has everything you need to have a great holiday . Sheila was a great host .
The views of the animals was a bonus horses,sheep,chickens.
Was a great place. …
Old Scragg Farm No.1
Beautiful and welcome stay
Wonderful stay. Andrew is a great host. Place clean comfortable and in a lovely quiet location close to Tipp.
Visit the Glen and the Vee, wonderful.
Andrew very informative and appreciated the free eggs and tomatoes. Would highly recommend. …
Abbeydorney, County Kerry - 594
Our hosts were most welcoming and their property was very comfortable.
Abbeydornay, Ireland. Our hosts were so friendly and helpful. Everything we needed was provided. Short drives to lovely beaches and Tralee 6 miles away very interesting. Amazing museum well worth a visit. Also good guide for a town walk.
Would recommenad it for a stay for 2 people. …
Dunkineely, Donegal Bay, County Donegal - 16382
Clean and cosy accommodation near the beach
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday here. The cottage is clean comfortable and warm the kitchen is well equipped if you prefer to eat in and is in an ideal situation for exploring the many interesting places in the area. If you like the beach there are many to choose from close by and if walking is your thing you will find the scenery breathtaking. Our hosts were very welcoming and made us feel at home. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. …
Beachside Luxury Living Tramore. New Listing!!! 1
Base for work and seaside break
Ideal location, the beach and sea are literally a few steps away and the town is within easy walking distance. Stunning views and easy access to a beautiful wide beach and golden sands. Fabulous, modern and well equipped apartment with all mod cons and thoughtful extras such as starter pack (breakfast items and basic groceries). Peter (the owner) could not have been more helpful and gave useful hints about restaurants and eateries. Always a bit hesitant about making personal recommendations for eating out, but ..... Dooley's Fish & Chips and Ragland Rosa Pub and restaurant were excellent. Will definitely return and recommend. …