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. Cork

Inish Beg Estate, Baltimore, West Cork

Inish Beg Estate, Baltimore, West Cork

Inish Beg is a private island estate (with a road bridge, accessible by car) in beautiful West Cork, just a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic port of Baltimore with its sailing, fishing and diving centres. Your hosts, Paul and Georgiana Keane, have undertaken a uniquely sympathetic renovation and rejuvenation of this island paradise. The Estate with its beautiful gardens, woodlands, parkland, farmland and foreshore will enchant all who choose Inish Beg for their self catering holidays.

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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 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