Top 5 adorable cottages in Ireland that you can stay in

Ireland is well known for its quaint traditional cottages, dotted across the ever-changing landscape. Here are our top five adorable cottages in Ireland you can stay in.

If it’s peace, tranquility, and nothing but the sound of the birds or movement of water you’re after, then a retreat to the Irish countryside is what you need.

This beautiful part of the world is well known for its ancient stone houses with cute thatched roofs, and it is one of the main features that attract visitors each year.

Here at Ireland Before you Die, we want you to experience both, so we have found the five most adorable Irish cottages that you can stay in, each one just as idyllic as the next. And yes, these fairytale homes really do exist.

So, you’ve always dreamed of setting foot in a traditional Irish cottage, well now you can, but better yet, you can stay there and really experience country life. These top five are all little gems, but they all have something different to offer, so let’s see what we’ve found.

5. Beach Cottage, Connemara, County Galway a rustic getaway in Connemara

Get a beach getaway at this Irish cottage.
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Within a few minutes’ walk from this little beauty, you will arrive at one of the most fabulous beaches in the whole country – Glassilaun beach. You will be forgiven for thinking you are on a tropical Caribbean island.

Still, when you return home to this rustic cottage, you can light the log burning stove, take a hot bath, and return to the Irish country life.

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4. The Red Stonecutter’s Cottage, County Clare quiet and rural coastal cottage

The Red Stonecutter's Cottage truly is another of the top adorable cottages in Ireland.
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Close to the beach towns of Doolin, Lahinch, and Liscannor, this restored cottage has many aspects of its past life, and staying here is like stepping back in time. Sign us up!

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3. Four Directions Cottage, Castletown, Bearhaven, County Cork charm in County Cork

Four Directions Cottage is another of the top most adorable cottages in Ireland.
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This beautiful, unique cottage located in County Cork, is an absolute gem. Not only is the property in an idyllic location, but it is completely renovated, so everything is traditional but tastefully decorated.

With magnificent views over Bantry Bay, visible from all directions – as the name suggests – you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities in the area.

Whether you want to completely relax in this peaceful surrounding or go hiking along the many trails close by, you will be in the heart of it all, so the choice is yours.

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2. Rose Cottage, Blessington, County Wicklow – retreat to an 18th-century cottage

Another of the top adorable cottages in Ireland is Rose Cottage.
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This house is full of character and located in an ideal setting to explore the majestic Blessington Lakes as well as being close enough to explore Dublin City Centre.

Located in Ireland’s Ancient East, this large and homely cottage is a perfect base to explore many historic areas, including Glendalough and Roundwood.

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1. Cloch Na Scith, County Galway one of the most adorable cottages in Ireland

Cloch Na Scith is one of the top adorable cottages in Ireland you can stay in.
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In at our number one spot has to be Cloch Na Scith, located close to the quaint town of Spiddal. This dreamy cottage is like something featured in a magazine and is a perfect fit for your Irish country vacation.

Within close proximity to the Burren, the Aran Islands, and Connemara, this place is ideal for exploring what the west coast has to offer. Although, we wouldn’t blame you for just wanting to relax at home and enjoy the beach views.

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So there you have it, five incredibly adorable cottages in Ireland for a getaway. Our ‘Top five Irish cottages you can stay in’ list, really shows you what’s out there.

Let us set the scene, you wake up, open the curtains, and make a fresh brew on the wood fire stove which you will then enjoy with a backdrop of some stunning landscape, before preparing to head off into the wilderness to explore the beauty of the countryside, the buzz of the villages and the ancient history of the land.

When you return, you take a nice hot bath while listening to nothing but the birds chirping from the trees outside, before enjoying a delicious home-cooked dinner with a glass of wine as the sun sets, before putting your feet up and preparing to do it all over again the next day.

Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?

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Jade Poleon is a free spirit with a love for the world and her homeland, Ireland. Jade started travelling in 2007 and since then has travelled to every continent and over 90 countries, qualified as a yoga teacher in India, hiked the Himalayas, walked 900km across Spain, and is about to embark on a trip through Portugal in her camper van. Travel is her number-one passion, and she has a soft spot for hiking, food, and jaw-dropping scenery, all of which can be found right here on our stunning Emerald Isle.