Top 10 incredible holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland

Need a break from reality? Our list of incredible holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland might be just what you’ve been looking for. 

While we love our fancy hotels in the city, it really couldn’t get more Irish than holidaying in a traditional cottage in the countryside.

No matter if you are travelling with your partner, your kids, or a group of friends, a break from daily life surrounded by mountains, beaches, and lakes is always a good idea. 

And if stargazing from a hot tub sounds like your cup of tea, make sure to read further. We’ve had a look around and found ten fantastic holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland – check out our list below and let us know your favourite. 

Ireland Before You Die’s top tips for staying in holiday cottages in Ireland

  • As best as you can, book in advance! Popular spots can fill up quickly, so avoid disappoint and get in as early as you can.
  • Pack for Irish weather. What that means, really, is pack for everything! Rain, hail, snow, sun or clouds – they can come at any stage of the year in Ireland.
  • Research the area you are staying and plan some activities for what you can do aside from being in the cottage and hot tub. There’s sure to be at least a pub about.
  • Some holiday cottages may require you to do your own cooking, so if you aren’t planning on eating out every night do some shopping to take with you.
  • Perhaps most importantly, respect the local nature and area. Clean up after yourself and respect the wildlife and environment.

10. Glebe Cottage – a romantic stone cottage surrounded by farmland and beaches 

Glebe Cottage is a romantic and traditional stone cottage.

This stunning stone cottage, which sits on the premises of a large family farm dates to 1790 and is the ideal spot for couples.

It features a spacious living room with a flat-screen, a cosy upstairs bedroom, and a private garden with a hot tub.

The cottage is surrounded by beautiful farmland and is just a ten-minute walk from several beaches. If you are into horse riding – or have always wanted to give it a try – even better as Dunany Horse Riding Centre, offering courses for beginners as well as pros, is just five minutes away.

Location: Togher, Co. Louth, Ireland 

Price: €70 per night

More info: HERE

9. Mary Rose – a remote holiday home ideal for exploring Kerry 

Next up on our list of holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland is the Mary Rose.

Kerry is worth visiting all year round, and this traditional Irish thatched house in the Cordal Valley is an excellent base for enjoying the area, so it just had to go on our list of the most incredible holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland. 

William’s cottage sleeps up to six people and is surrounded by a dry-stone fence and fuchsia hedges.

A perfect blend of tranquillity, old-world charm, and modern amenities, it boasts rustic furniture, a stone fireplace, pine floors, a cosy sitting room and lounge, a rain shower and jacuzzi, as well as a private garden with a hot tub. 

Location: Cordal, Co. Kerry, Ireland 

Price: €135 per night

More info: HERE  

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8. Bridgie’s Cottage – enjoy spectacular mountain views from a brand-new hot tub

Bridgie's Cottage offers spectacular mountain views.

If you want to explore Cork on foot or bike, go fishing, golfing, or try mastering your water sports skills, this cottage might be just up your alley.

Overlooking the Galtee Mountains, it has all the modern amenities you’d expect from a contemporary holiday retreat while at the same time keeping its old-style charm. 

Their hot tub is brand new, so you could be one of the first ones to stretch your legs under the stars. We recommend a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the occasion!

Location: Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, Ireland

Price: €100 per night

More info: HERE

7. Coastguard Cottage – a family-friendly holiday home with a hot tub overlooking the ocean

Coastguard Cottage is number seven on our list of holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland.

While many cottages cater for couples and groups of friends, this place is specifically set up for families with kids.

The 200-year-old coastguard cottage has three bedrooms for up to six people, three outdoor areas (one of them with a hot tub), and extra-large windows to enjoy the spectacular sea views

There’s a spacious living room with a wood-burning stove, a fully-equipped kitchen, a BBQ, a private garden, and tons of books and beach equipment.

And to save you from bringing half your home with you, it also comes with a toddler bed, a high chair, a baby bath, plastic plates and cups, as well as toys for the little ones. 

Location: Co. Waterford, Ireland

Price: €200 per night

More info: HERE

6. The Beach House – a luxury country house with a hot tub and a treehouse

The Beach House is an idyllic seaside retreat.

Overlooking Lough Swilly, with a private hot tub, a treehouse, and space for up to six people, this beautiful cottage in County Donegal makes an excellent option for larger families or groups of friends. 

While we love the homey indoor areas complete with vintage furniture and even a small bar, we totally adore the huge patio with a hot tub overlooking the beach.

If you want to jump into the lake or just go for a walk (and why wouldn’t you if you booked into The Beach House?), there are stairs leading down from the cottage directly on to the beach. 

Location: Ramelton, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Price: €300 per night

More info: HERE

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5. Mike’s Garden Cottage – cuddle up in a hot tub overlooking a lake

Mike's Garden Cottage is one of the best holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland.

Lake to the rear, mountains out front, this artsy place makes one of the best holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland for lovebirds. 

The charming cottage is surrounded by a beautiful wildlife garden, including a small pond, a private hot tub overlooking a lake, and a spacious living room with cathedral ceiling and a massive home cinema screen – plus plenty of DVDs!

Breakfast ingredients are provided too, so you can enjoy stargazing from the tub without having to worry about grocery shopping for the next day. 

Location: Killyleagh, Co. Down, Ireland 

Price: €82 per night

More info: HERE

READ: For more ideas for romantic cottages, check out our piece on the most romantic cottages for two with a hot tub in Northern Ireland

4. An Nead – for a luxury couple’s break in the heart of Glendalough

An Nead is a great spot for couples.

Glendalough ranks high on the bucket list of most visitors to Ireland – so why not base yourself in one of the most beautiful holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland?

Nestled into Brocagh Mountain, An Nead is a fairy-tale couple’s retreat, coming with rustic wooden furniture, rocking chairs at the fireside for cosy nights in, and two cobbled patios – one of them with a hot tub – as well as a private garden for sunny days and sunset drinks. 

And since the weather is unpredictable on the Emerald Isle, there’s free Netflix too. 

Location: Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Price: €239 per night

More info: HERE

3. Haggart House – a former farmhouse featuring a private spa

One of the best holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland is Haggart House.

A 19th-century farmhouse turned into a beautiful holiday cottage, this remote Airbnb in County Cork is an excellent place for a break from your hectic daily life. 

It is divided into the original part of the building and a modern extension and has room for up to four people.

Amenities include a large wood-burning stove, an open plan living space, a modern kitchen and – hold your breath – its own private spa featuring a sauna and a hydro spa. 

Haggart House is suitable for both couples and small groups of friends.

Location: Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland 

Price: €170 per night

More info: HERE

READ: See Ireland Before You Die’s article on the top 5 most romantic cottages for 2 with hot tubs in Ireland

2. Wood Smoke Cottage – a stylish retreat with a hot tub and sauna

Wood Smoke Cottage is a stylish retreat.

Countryside lovers will be in awe of this remote cottage in County Clare. Tucked into the hazel woods, surrounded by hiking and biking trails, this spacious holiday home for up to four people guarantees maximum tranquillity and privacy. 

It comes with modern furniture, a fully-equipped kitchen, a wood stove, and a sundeck with a private fire pit. The sauna and the wood-fired hot tub are located right next to the cottage.

You are welcome to bring your pets – and if you don’t have any yourself, the host’s dog and cat are always up for a cuddle. 

Location: Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland 

Price: €100 per night

More info: HERE

1. Cottages for Couples – for a luxury couple’s holiday with a private hot tub

Cottages for Couples is number one on our list of holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland.
Credit: Facebook / @cottagesforcouples

Want to spice up your romantic life? Look no further than Cottages for Couples!

Located in the heart of West Cork, they offer two luxurious cottages with king-size beds, comfy living rooms, flat-screen TVs, and Bluetooth speakers. 

While we love all the carefully selected furniture and decor inside the cottage, the cherry on the cake is the elevated outside deck with a private hot tub. Slip into your robe, open a bottle of wine, and enjoy the warm waters while looking at the stars. 

Location: Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland 

Price: from €149 per night

More info: HERE

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Your questions answered about the best holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland

Below, we have outlined some of the most commonly asked questions about the best holiday cottages with hot tubs in Ireland by our readers and from online.

What makes a holiday cottage luxury?

This would include high-end amenities, spacious interiors, and furniture which provides a high level of comfort.

Do holiday cottages provide towels?

Most will. However, it is best to check in advance and if not, make sure to bring your own with you.

Is buying a holiday cottage a good investment?

This can be a good investment if you plan to make use of it frequently and then rent it out when you aren’t there.

What is the best flooring for a holiday home?

Durable and easy-to-clean options such as laminate or luxury vinyl are good for their low level of maintenance.


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