The folklore, the history, and the beauty of Ireland attract wandering souls from all over the world. While you’re in Ireland, you can’t escape the lush countryside, rugged coastline, and the wild. If you want to enjoy every bit of the country, you’ll need a lot of stamina to do so. And if you’re planning to have the utmost fun by walking, cycling, or even driving, consider yourself lucky. There are plenty of remote regions to do so. And these remote regions are deep in the countryside, where you’ll be rewarded with the best places to set base in the country. It’s a fine example of true escape amidst nature. Check out these best country cottages in Ireland.
Encompassed by lush greenery, mountains, and rivers, this cottage gives guests a genuine wilderness experience there is. While you stay here, you’ll be hearing sounds of waterfalls 24/7. And when you want to explore, there are plenty of areas to stroll around, soaking in the blissful nature. Along with this, you can also go fishing and mountaineering, which is right at the doorstep. This two-bedroom cottage easily accommodates four people and comes with basic amenities that are required during your stay. The cottage is close to Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, and more.
Kylemore Hideaway in ConnemaraConnemara , County Galway, Ireland
Top guest reviewsalso wifi was brilliantwifi worked well and netflix as welllovely cozy cottage in beautiful surroundingswe loved waking up every morning to the views of the mountains and loch from the breakfast tablereally comfortable beds and fully equipped kitchenspotlessly clean and cosyclean comfy bed warm house and warm showerit is spotlessly cleansuper clean and warm even in the wintervery clean and comfortable with everything you need
Host:lovely and friendly hosttriona is very welcoming hostscenery is stunning host is very accommodatingdramatic landscape and wonderful hostswonderful place and perfect hostRead more reviewswonderful location beautiful landscapesperfect location for a connemara visitthis is an amazing location surrounded by moutains and lakesthis place is paradise on earthkylemore hideaway is the perfect location if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle
Who wouldn’t want to live right by a private beach? This Donegal stone cottage sitting right by a sandy beach is located in County Donegal, Ireland. The property is detached from the main house and you get plenty of private space on this 7-acre (2.8 hectares) land. With free parking space, this two-bedroom stone cottage has amenities like free internet, a central heating system, and a functional fireplace. The property dates back to over 100 years ago and it was fully renovated only recently but still maintains that old-world charm. The lounge area of the cottage features a fully equipped kitchen and a dining space. You can also tag your pets along as it is a pet-friendly rental. And the best part of it all? You will be welcomed with beautiful views of the seals chilling by the beach.
5* cottage + PRIVATE BEACH + 7 acres land x4, PetsLettermacaward, County Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe panoramic views offered from the open plan kitchen/living area are amazingwe brought our great dane who had lots of room and loved the outdoors and the beachso remote and peaceful and the views from the living room are amazingstunning coastal views perfect for relaxing in front of the fire very comfortable and spaciousthe perfect place for us to slow down we felt very comfortableeverything was spotless clean and accommodatingvery clean and quaintclean and comfortable toothe place was very clean and had everything we neededthe place is immaculately clean
Host:host was also very friendly and helpfulgreg & lukas were great hosts and really responsive to our questionsextremely nice and attentive hostsannie was vey helpful and friendly as were all the locals we metlovely family friendly restaurant in loch an uir that we would highly recommendRead more reviewsgreat place location and facilitieswonderful location so calm and peacefula beautifully designed house in a fabulous locationthe house is very nice and the location is even betterso relaxing and in a beautiful location
Ever wondered how a cowshed can be restored into a stunning cottage? Well, here’s your chance. Sitting on the land of the historic Killaghtee House, this stone cottage offers a warm interior and exterior that creates the ultimate comfort for all the guests. It has one bedroom, a living area, and a bathroom, which makes it easier to accommodate two people comfortably. Take a nice stroll around St. Johns Point lighthouse’s ancient ruins and sandy beaches that’s just a few steps away from the property. It’s also just minutes away from downtown, restaurants, and other entertainment elements.
Wild Atlantic Way Cottage -Classic Luxury- WIFIDunkineely, County Donegal, Ireland
Top guest reviewsreally beautiful comfortable pleaaantly outfitted cottage in stunning donegaltom's cottage is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable and cozythe shower was hot the bed so comfortable and the cottage so lovelyit was lovely comfortable and had everything you neededit’s also very comfortable and has a beautiful backyardvery clean and warm and comfortableplace was sparkling clean toothis was the most spotless clean place i've stayed init was spotlessly clean i can not fault it any waybrilliant place fantastic hosts spotlessly clean we’ll be back
Host:sylvia was the perfect host making us feel at home within secondswonderful hosts who went the extra miletom and sylvia are wonderful hostshighly recommend this place and hoststhe hosts are very helpful and graciousRead more reviewsgreat location near donegal town but far enough away for hustle and bustlegreat location for exploring donegalideal location for slieve leaguegreat location and a great place to staynice accommodation in a great location
Located in Cork, this charming little cottage offers picturesque views of the ocean from the windows and the deck. The red-hued doors and window frames add aesthetics to the exterior outlook. With two bedrooms and a bathroom, the property houses four people easily. Other amenities include a small kitchen, a dining area, a living space, and a garden. Enjoy going on wonderful walks, fishing, and swimming nearby the property. Some of the popular landmarks nearby the property include Blarney Castle & Gardens, Fota Wildlife Park, and the English Market among others.
Four Directions Cottage - UniqueCastletown-Bearhaven, Cork, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe wifi was surprisingly goodthe cottage itself is very comfortable and has all amenities listedlaraine’s cottage was conveniently located for all our adventures had amazing views and was quite comfortablefully equipped kitchen and a nice wood burning stovethere were some extra touches that made our stay more comfortable toovery clean peaceful and a overwhelming landscapethe accommodation was very clean and well kepta very clean character cottage with alot of love put into itthe cottage has everything one could wish for and was clean tidy and well furnishedwe got a great welcome on arrival and the house was spotless
Host:exceptionnel host made us feel extremely welcomelaraine and mick were lovely hostslaraine was a great host very thoughtfullaraine was a great host providing us with lots of info and a breakfast packagelaraine was a great hostRead more reviewsthe location is amazinggreat location to explore bearathere was an excellent walk nearby and close to a great breakfast in townits in a great location for exploring the local areabeautiful and cosy cottage situated in an amazing location
An absolute haven for music lovers and creators, this magnificent cottage comes with a private music studio on site that’s perfect for recording music, making videos, and writing songs. Because of little to no light pollution in the area, the skies are clear at night, making it perfect for stargazing in the evenings. Overlooking the Atlantic, the surrounding areas of the property are also great for bird-watching. Some of the amenities in this historic cottage include an inglenook fireplace, a garden, a patio, and many other convenient amenities that make this place a beautiful home.
Cosy Seaside Cottage BaltimoreBaltimore, Cork, Ireland
Top guest reviewsthe cottage was so cozy and extremely charmingthe cottage was very comfortable cozy and charmingit is a restored old stone cottage but quite comfortable with nice outdoor spaces when the weather allowsthe space was so cozy and in the most beautiful settingthe cottage is even more lovely and cozy than advertisedbeautiful surroundings hospitable hosts clean and comfortable accommodation and plenty of space to tire out the dogtheir accommodation is so cosy comfortable and cleanit is very cosy and clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing breaklovely cottage in a scenic location very clean and had everything we neededspotless charming easy to get the hosts very accommodating
Host:the hosts were absolutely amazinghosts were lovely and friendlythank you to our hosts for a wonderful experienceaisling is a wonderful hostthank you for being such great hostsRead more reviewsthe location is absolutely beautifulabsolutely amazing location with stunning scenery surrounding the perfect place to get away from it allgreat location and charming little cottagefantastic spot great house lovely locationthe location is beautiful and the surrounding countryside gorgeous and full of magic
Set in the pristine location of Burren aka the Great Rock, known for its limestone landscapes, this cozy family cottage comes with three bedrooms. The sea-facing house is close to a wide selection of pubs, restaurants, farmers’ markets, and shops. While here, if you’re looking forward to exploring the nearby area, there are plenty of archeological and historical sites, and several other attractions that you’d absolutely love. This home also features a garden where you could have a barbecue party with your family or even friends. The decor of the house, in both interior and exterior, is kept simple, exuding a warm aura.
Stunning Family Cottage With Garden Right On The Seafront
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is in splendid shape: well kept up and very comfortableit was good cleaned except for the kitchen faucet and extractor fan
Host:the owner is very kind and friendlygreat home in sunny fresh green friendly irelandpre-rental communication with owner and duration messaging with property manager perfectthe house caretaker was very kind and helpfulcommunication with owners was superb: they were very responsive and friendlyRead more reviews" the location is central and all local attractions are handy and well markedwe did take the once-a-day bus into galway with good experiencethis home is amazing great location overlooking galway bay i highly recommend staying here
One of the best ways to relax during a vacation is when you do nothing for days, amidst a beautiful setting. Located just off Ring of Kerry, this elegant property comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchen and a dining section. The major highlight of this vacation rental is its stone fireplace that’s an absolute stunner. The kitchen is fully equipped so you can prepare your favorite meals without having to step out. But, if you aren’t into cooking, know that there are plenty of eatery options nearby the property that will satisfy your tastebuds.
Traditional style cottage free WiFi short walk from Reenroe Beach Ballinskelligs
Top guest reviewscomfortable cottage with a beautiful view on the oceanthe cottage was extremely clean and comfortable with plenty of room for everyoneRead more reviewslovely place to stay hope to go back house has great views loved the short walk to the beachlarge clean well equiped comfortable located in a very quiet area offering a view on the sea
This luxurious lighthouse cottage is next to Roches Point Lighthouse that offers only picturesque views all around. The style of the cottage features a blend of modern and minimalist decor that sets a peaceful atmosphere. And its three bedrooms with two bathrooms comfortably accommodate a family of six. The entire house is equipped with all the modern amenities so you’ll have a comfortable stay throughout your vacation. The location is everything. You’re close to all the popular attractions and the convenience of the city just steps away from the property.
Stunning Lighthouse Cottage with spectacular views
Top guest reviewsunforgettable view from a beautiful comfortable home
Host:malcolm is a perfect host who is charming very responsive and welcomingthe neighbors in the houses on the road to the lighthouse are also very friendly and welcomingmalcolm was super helpful and we took a number of his recommendationsRead more reviewsvery peaceful and definitely a one in a million locationjust a wonderful place to relaxif you are looking for something unique different and quiet i would thoroughly recommend this propertythis property was the closest to heaven i will be on this earth
Sitting on the edge of Loop Head’s Kilbaha Bay, this is a beautifully refurbished cottage sitting on a 10-acre (4 hectares) land. After the renovation, the cottage features a sauna, a wood-burning stove, and a wet room. This three-bedroom cottage has all the modern amenities that one would seek for a perfect holiday. If you’re a book lover, you can enjoy the loft room above the kitchen which also boasts mesmerizing views of the bay. Although you’ll feel the remoteness in Loop Head, you’re not too far away from the city center and all its offerings.
Sleep to the sound of the sea.
Top guest reviewswe were lucky enough to see dolphins swimming in front of the cottagekilbaha cottage is quant cozy and comfortablewe were there the first week of november and the house was well heated and comfortablevery cosy clean house with everything you needthe cottage is very clean and comfortablethe cottage is well kept and very clean
Host:ciara is very responsive & accommodatingthe owner takes real good care of the place and of usgreat local pubs and very friendly peopleRead more reviewsspectacular location beautifully furnishedif you are looking for a quiet place in comfortable surroundings this is the place to be
If you seek luxury, along with comfort, you can’t go wrong with this one. Nestled between tranquil villages of Falcarragh and Dunfanaghy, Ballyboe Cottage offers picturesque views of both the countryside and the coastline towards Tory Island. The cottage is spacious enough to accommodate eight guests in the four bedrooms. You also get to cook your favorite meals in the fully equipped kitchen and dine at the patio outside overlooking the countryside. If you’re not into cooking, there are many restaurants and pubs nearby that’ll satiate your taste buds.
Luxury Irish coastal cottage near DunDonegal. June and September from £395 a we
Top guest reviewswe appreciated the space comfortable beds tasteful modern decor and lovely views to the seaall the beds and furnishings are comfortable and the house is well heatedclean and spacious with its own little gardenhouse was beautiful spacious and cleana very comfortable spacious clean home in a very picturesque location
Host:wonderful for dogs and owners alikewe had an issue with one on-suite toilet the owner/manager responded quickly to resolve thisRead more reviewsgreat location close to beaches and not far from shopsclose to pubs and restaurants yet far enough away for peace and quietclean well situated we were extremely impressed with the location and facilitiesgreat place to stay and relax to get away from it allwell equipped tastefully decorated property and good location for discovering the most beautiful part of donegal
Enjoy both the outdoors and the indoors of Ireland
The cottage stays in Ireland provides the right opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside, as well as the bayside. Not just that, you also get to enjoy the cottages that offer the luxury and comfort you seek for a relaxing vacay!
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