Stay in some of the finest historic country houses, cottages, castles and gate lodges in Ireland that are available as self-catering accommodation and short term lets.
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.
Longueville House, Mallow, Co. Cork
Longueville House is a stunning 300-year-old Georgian Country House in the heart of a picturesque 400-acre private wooded estate. This exclusive hire, 18th century home is a much sought-after venue and caters to residential groups of up to 26 guests. It is perfect for intimate, low-key gatherings of friends and family in an idyllic location. The estate has style, personality and wit and is owned and run by William and Aisling O’Callaghan, your hosts, who keep a keen eye on events throughout your stay in their charming and gorgeous home.
The Courtyard Mews on Longueville Estate, Mallow, Co. Cork
The Courtyard Mews is an elegantly maintained country house mews on the private 400 acre Longueville Estate. Sleeping up to 10 guests, The Courtyard Mews is exclusively yours for intimate gatherings and a chance to reconnect with family and close friends while immersed in nature. It is available as a luxury self-catering vacation rental for short term lets (from 3 nights to 3 months) and is surrounded by parkland, orchard and vigorous gardens. The mews is a stand-alone self-catering property adjacent to the historic manor house.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Courtyard Apartment at Rockfield House, Kells, Co. Meath
The Courtyard Apartment at Rockfield House is a two bedroom first floor apartment just a mile from the town of Kells. It has a lovely cosy feel and has plenty of space at the same time. The fully equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher and fridge freezer has a dining area for five, while the separate lounge room with open fire and comfortable sofa and armchairs is a lovely space to relax after a busy day. Outside the grounds are fabulous for rambling and you can even check for eggs in the chicken coup.
Rockfield House, Kells, Co. Meath
World class luxury hidden far up a private avenue and just 2km off the M3, 45 minutes from Dublin Airport. For groups of people who want a quiet and luxurious retreat space to share time together. Create wonderful new memories as you relax by the log fire, prepare and share meals together in our well stocked kitchen, browse through our library, play billiards in our games room or wander the grounds and meet your animal neighbours. The house sleeps up to 27 with space for another 5 in our adjoining fully serviced apartment.
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.
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.
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.
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. .