Everyone must experience a getaway to an Irish holiday home at least once in their lifetime. This article highlights 20 absolutely amazing holiday homes which are actually available to the public for bookings all year round. Enjoy.
20. Clonbur, Lough Corrib, County Galway
This is one of 2 properties boasting a superb location on an elevated site overlooking Lough Corrib and the Connemara mountains 3 miles from the beautiful Clonbur village. It is beautifully furnished inside providing all the comforts of home with the added bonus of a private pier/jetty, with boats and motors available for rental from the owner. This peaceful retreat is the an ideal base for touring spectacular Connemara and for larger family get togethers why not also book 11366 which is next door.
19. Carna, Connemara, County Galway
Located 45 miles outside Galway City this absolutely stunning house sits on the edge of the Atlantic with fantastic sea views. The small village of Carna with its seasonal hotel, couple of pubs and a shop is 4 miles, whilst Clifden the capital of Connemara is 30 miles and Roundstone harbour village is 20 miles. A wonderful house for a large party with ample living space for entertaining and free wireless internet access for your enjoyment.
18. Fanore, Galway Bay, County Clare
This fantastic 17 man holiday home is located 1 mile from Manorhamilton and 9 miles from lively Sligo town. The open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area are nicely decorated with all mod cons and the open fire and solid fuel stove make it warm and welcoming. The house enjoys fantastic views of the Benbulben mountain and Bonnett river, where Salmon can be fished. Lots to do from golfing to fishing, shooting to horse riding or relax and enjoy traditional Irish music played locally.
17. Ferns, Sunny South East Coast, County Wexford
Located in 7 acres of mature gardens and just half a mile from the pretty town of Ferns is this charming ensemble of cottages around a private courtyard with superb function rooms on site. It offers parties of up to 27 guests accommodation in 12 bedrooms spread over 6 individual cottages and provides a fantastic private venue for your function or gathering.
16. Kilmaine, Joyce Country, County Mayo
This traditional medieval Irish Castle is situated in 16 acres of walled meadow and lawned gardens located 2 miles from Kilmaine, 4 miles from Ballinrobe and 10 miles from Cong. Spread over 5 floors this castle has been stunningly decorated and tastefully finished to incorporate the medieval feel with modern conveniences like Wi-Fi internet access. It is an ideal location for a family get together or an intimate wedding with a chapel on site and an oak table in the Great Hall which can seat up to 25, ideal for a banquet.
15. Newport, Clew Bay, County Mayo
This luxury property is located on 13 acres in a fantastic sea front location, 5 miles from Newport, 6 miles from the lively town of Westport. The property is architecturally designed split level with the added bonus of the extensive lounge on the first floor to take full advantage of the wonderful views and is complete with a mini-bar, snooker table and balcony. It is an ideal location for a relaxing break away.
14. Belturbet, Lough Erne, County Cavan
This delightful thatched house is situated on the island of Innishmuck, accessible by road just 5.5 miles from Belturbet and 12.5 miles from Cavan Town. Nicely finished resplendent in wood perfect for six persons but with sleeping accommodation for nine. It enjoys its own feature bar and counter – the owner can organise kegs for an additional charge. For keen fisher man the lake is a mere stroll away noted for its bream, roach, hybrids, skimmers, trench, perch and pike fish. A 19 foot boat with 5hp engine is for hire. Locally there is golf, horseriding, and the Cavan Burren.
13. Portstewart, Antrim Coast, County Derry
Boasting a super location overlooking the River Bann as it meanders into the sea at Portstewart Strand is this stunning home, which is reminiscent of “Wuthering Heights” and is 1 mile from the picturesque Portstewart. Recently renovated to a very high standard this gem comes with all mod cons including free broadband internet access, providing excellent family accommodation. This is an ideal base for visiting all the attractions the Antrim and Derry coast has to offer.
12. Astee, Ballybunion, County Kerry
This is a delightful holiday home situated 5 miles from both Ballybunnion and Ballylongford. A stone’s throw from a very quiet sandy beach that stretches behind the house.It enjoys views over the Shannon estuary and offers free wireless internet access. Ballybunion has a noted golf links course with dramatic cliff scenery. Great day trips to Killarney, the Dingle peninsula and the Ring of Kerry or take a ferry from Tarbert over to Co Clare to visit the Burren National Park.
11. Omeath, Carlingford Lough, County Louth
This luxury property is located 0.5 miles from Omeath, 5 miles from Newry, 6 miles from Carlingford. Situated overlooking the idyllic Carlingford Lough, this stunning not to be missed residence is ideal for anyone looking for a luxury escape in one of the finest locations that Ireland has to offer. The property offers spacious living areas, internet access via a dongle, American pool table and outdoor hot tub on the decking area.