Stay in some of the finest historic country houses, cottages, castles and gate lodges in Ireland that are available as self-catering accommodation.

Co. Carlow

Lisnavagh, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow

Lisnavagh, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow

If you are looking for a country getaway close to Dublin you can stay in any one of the different old stone and restored cottages and our renovated courtyard stables on Lisnavagh Estate, an exquisite private country retreat in Rathvilly, County Carlow. Based on 600 acres of parkland and woodland among exclusive surroundings you can enjoy wonderful walks and peace and tranquility only just over an hour’s drive from Dublin City Centre.

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Co. Donegal

Frewin Cottage, Ramelton, Co. Donegal

Frewin Cottage, Ramelton, Co. Donegal

Frewin Cottage on the grounds of Frewin House is ideal for those who are interested in fishing, golf, riding, hill walking or simply wishing to explore Donegal’s beautiful, wild and mountainous countryside and spectacular coastline. Ramelton has a population of 1000 and is an old Georgian port town located on the river Lennon where it joins Lough Swilly. There are several pubs and shops in the village and some fine restaurants within a few miles, with our local restaurant in Ramelton open at the weekends.

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Co. Galway

Self-Catering Accommodation at Delphi Lodge, Leenane, Co. Galway

Delphi Lodge, Leenane, Co. Galway

There are six delightful holiday cottages on the Delphi Lodge estate. These holiday cottages are very popular with those who prefer a more independent, self-catering approach to holiday accommodation in Connemara. The Boathouse cottages, Wrens cottage and Waterfall cottage, which are just a short walk away from Delphi Lodge, have all been beautifully restored in recent years. All the Delphi Holiday Cottages are attractively located in this valley of staggering beauty.

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Self-Catering Accommodation at Mountain Cottage, Ballard, Clonbur, Co. Galway

Mountain Cottage, Ballard, Clonbur, Co. Galway

Mountain Cottage is a charming traditional historic self-catering Irish cottage dating from the 1880s and situated in an area of outstanding scenic beauty with superb mountain and lake views and country walks. The cottage is located just two miles from the pretty fishing village of Clonbur and is an extremely attractive holiday rental, sure to entice and delight. The beautiful and mysterious Lough Coolin is a short walk from the property, which has superb panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

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Bayside Cottage, Connemara, Co. Galway

Bayside Cottage, Cashel, Connemara, Co. Galway

Bayside Cottage is a recently built traditionally styled home with thatched roof and whitewashed walls. The charming, pet-friendly ‘real-world’ escape is situated on the shores of the majestic Cashel Bay, directly located on the Wild Atlantic Way in the heart of Connemara. A stones throw from the shores of the sheltered bay, this property has three double en-suite bedrooms (one with mezzanine level and additional double bed) and offers unrivalled views.

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Co. Kerry

Pier Cottage, Castlecove, Co. Kerry

Pier Cottage, Castlecove, Co. Kerry

Pier Cottage is idyllically situated one mile west of Castlecove, just off the famous Ring of Kerry. It is actually a pair of sensitively restored, old stone coastguard cottages overlooking its own shingle beach with panoramic views over the beautiful Kenmare estuary. It can be rented throughout the year as two separate units or one interconnecting cottage. The West End sleeps up to seven in three bedrooms. The East End sleeps four in one double and one twin bedroom.

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Westcove Lettings, Castlecove, Co. Kerry

Westcove Lettings, Castlecove, Co. Kerry

Westcove House, The Stables and Garden Cottage are three unique period properties, full of character, set in the same grounds, overlooking the beautiful Kenmare estuary on the southernmost point of the ‘Ring of Kerry’. Together, all three properties are ideal for family reunions, get-togethers, small weddings and celebrations of all kinds. Various delicious catering options can be provided. Within an hour’s drive you will find several top class facilities making Westcove also an ideal base for golfers.

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Co. Laois

Roundwood House, Mountrath, Co. Laois

Roundwood House, Mountrath, Co. Laois

Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, just over an hour from Dublin, Roundwood House is a beautiful and historically significant 18th century Irish Country House with some self-catering options. The Forge is an open plan, split-level apartment that occupies what used to be the old forge at the house. The Writer’s Cottage is a tiny, secluded cottage hidden away in a corner of the walled garden of Roundwood House and is ideal for inspiring country holidays or romantic getaways.

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Co. Limerick

Springfield Castle, Drumcollogher, Co. Limerick

Springfield Castle, Drumcollogher, Co. Limerick

Welcome to Springfield Castle, the ancestral home of Lord and Lady Muskerry. The castle is situated in the heart of County Limerick on a magical 200 acre wooded estate and is approached along a magnificent three quarter mile long avenue, lined with ancient lime trees. An ideal vacation place for you, your family and friends. A place to unwind and relax whilst on your luxury Irish castle stay. Betty, Jonathan, Karen and family will ensure that your visit will be one to remember.

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Co. Meath

Thatcher's Rest Cottage, Bettystown, Co. Meath

Thatcher’s Rest Cottage, Bettystown, Co. Meath

This picture postcard spacious thatched holiday cottage recently renovated to the highest standard provides luxury accommodation for up to six people. It is one of six exclusive 300 year old thatched holiday cottages nestled on the beach front on Ireland’s East Coast located right in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. The Cottages Ireland offer luxury holiday accommodation in the peaceful, tranquil surroundings of large organic flower gardens. Stretch your limbs and ease your mind on miles of sandy beach.

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Co. Sligo

The Garden House on The Lissadell Estate, Ballinful, Co. Sligo

The Garden House on The Lissadell Estate, Ballinful, Co. Sligo

The Garden House at Lissadell is located adjacent to the walled Victorian Kitchen Garden created for the Gore Booth family as a vegetable, herb and fruit garden in the 1840s. The house is in a beautiful setting and surrounded with separate lawn areas, a 3000 sqft sun terrace which is a veritable suntrap, and highlighted by the Donegal gravel quartz drives. It was built by Sir Robert Gore-Booth in the 1860s for the use of the head gardener to the Lissadell Estate. Private access to the Lissadell Strand is a short walk through the Estate.

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Lissadell on the Sea, Lissadell Estate, Co. Sligo

Lissadell on the Sea, Lissadell Estate, Co. Sligo

Platinum Luxury Vacations on the Lissadell Estate with fantastic privacy, unrivalled views, and where ‘peace comes dropping slow…’. Welcome to ‘Lissadell on the Sea’, the beautifully renovated historic Stewart’s House on the Lissadell Estate on the Wild Atlantic way. Prepare to be entranced. This is perhaps the most spectacular setting on the Atlantic Sea Shore that you could experience. When stepping out the front door you step straight out onto the golden sands of Lissadell Beach.

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Lissadell on The Beach, Lissadell Estate, Co. Sligo

Lissadell on the Beach, Lissadell Estate, Co. Sligo

The former Estate Manager’s House situated within the Lissadell Estate on the seashore offers exclusive Platinum Luxury Vacations. The 2800 sqft property has been restored with the finest materials. The floors and staircase are hand limed oak. Each room boasts carefully chosen Farrow and Ball heritage paint or William Morris wallpaper. The house and its furnishings have been specially designed to make the most of the spectacular Ocean and Garden views from each window.

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Co. Tipperary

Lisheen Castle, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Lisheen Castle, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Lisheen Castle is a family owned, lovingly restored Irish castle that offers luxury self catering vacation rental for groups of up to 16 guests. The castle is ideally located centrally in Ireland making it the perfect base for taking day trips to many of the magnificent visitor attractions of Ireland. Today the castle is available for luxury weekly rentals to groups on a self catering basis. It is a beautifully restored Georgian Manor/Castle set in the lush green countryside of Thurles, Co. Tipperary. .

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