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Self Catering Accommodation in Ireland

One of the best ways to see a place at your own pace is to stay in a self-catering property: you choose what and when you eat, heading out to the shops to buy local delicacies or choosing to dine at a restaurant if you like. In beautiful Ireland, there are plenty of options to choose from: amongst the isle's dramatic scenery of coastal cliffs and mountains, lakes, rolling fields and forest are historic restored mews and stone cottages and cutting-edge purpose built eco-retreats suited perfectly to the more independent minded traveller or someone who just fancies really getting away from it all, whether with friends, family or just a loved one. We feature some of the best below, and if you need help getting there, check out our expert guide to travelling to, from and around Ireland without flying.

Sea outlook to South Harbour

Chleire Haven, Co. Cork, Ireland

A luxury yurt and tipi camp on the beautiful island of Cape Clear, County Cork, overlooking the remote south harbour and with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean... keep an eye out for visiting Basking sharks. A peaceful and relaxing place.
4 Yurts, sleep up to 6 each. 3 Tipis, sleeping up to 8 each.

From €50 per Yurt per night in April, May & Oct. From €70 per Yurt per night in the summer. Based on a stay of 7 nights. Tipis are €20 pppn

Lovely cottage in Slane, Ireland. Photo by Didier Riva

Slane Farm Hostel, Co. Meath, Ireland

Award winning cottages and hostel on a working farm in the Heart of the Boyne Valley. The old farm building, once belonging to Slane Castle, has been lovingly restored to ensure that guests are very welcome and comfortable.
The six cottages provide 8 double rooms and one twin room

Cottages per night is 80 euro. 350euro per week and 150 euro for weekend. Bun houses 18 euro per person per night . Private Room 25 euro per person per night. Large Groups 25 and over 20 euro per person for the entire hostel. Children under 4 free children 4 - 12 half price.

Granary cottage for couples

Fuchsia Lane Farm Cottages, Co Tipperary, Ireland

Five self-catering cottages on an organic farm that provide an authentic rural experience and homely base in the heart of Ireland. Children love the play areas and there's lots to explore in the wonderful Tipperary countryside by foot or bike.
One and two bedroom cottages

One bedroom cottage in high season for a couple is 350 euro, Two bedroom cottage for a family in high season is 500 euro.

Exterior of The Benwiskin Centre

Benwiskin Centre, Sligo, Ireland

A budget eco-hostel in a beautiful scenic rural location in North Sligo. A great base for exploring the stunning mountains, countryside and sandy beaches, particularly good for surfing and horse riding.
6 en suite rooms (2 family, 2 twin, Mixed dorm for 8 people)

Bed in dorm room €17 per night, Twin Room for 2 €50 per night, Family room for 4 €68 per night.

Luxury self catering accommodation at Decoy Country Cottages, Co Meath

Decoy Country Cottages, Co. Meath, Ireland

Stay in a lovingly converted and restored stable mews in the midst of Ireland's beautiful, green countryside. Built from reclaimed and natural materials, plus renewable energy providing heating, these truly eco cottages offer all comforts.
20 rooms in 8 cottages, each with between 1 - 4 bedrooms.

1 week for 2 people in high season is €595, 4 people €795, 5 people €895, 6 people, €995 and 8 people €1195. All prices include heating and electricity

AnTi Glas exterior in County Clare

An Ti Glas, Co Clare, Ireland

A fully restored Irish farmhouse on a working organic smallholding in the heart of County Clare, close to the Burren and well situated for exploring all that the county has to offer. Terrific for walking, cycling and touring holidays.
3;2 twin/double, house. 1 double, apartmnent

€450 An Ti Glas(house) €300 The Granary (apartment) for week in high season

Moville Beach House

Moville Beach House, County Donegal, Ireland

One of the finest holiday homes in Ireland, this contemporary luxury Beach House is surrounded a beautiful landscape The extensive decking area to the front takes full advantage of the panoramic sea views, it is possible to spot seals.

£759 - £999 short stay, £1450 - £1899 week

Lough Anure Cottage

Lough Anure Cottage, County Donegal, Ireland

This wild, mountain landscape of Donegal is stunning and this redeveloped property is in a lovely position on the edge of Lough Anure. This cosy, stylish accomadation is very green and peaceful and is situated well for outdoor activities.

£0 - £289 - 2 night stay, £0 - £664 - 7 stay

Creevy Cottages in South Donegal Ireland

Creevy Cottages, South Donegal, Ireland

Traditional stone cottages (restored with flag stone floors and cosy fireplaces) overlooking the wild Atlantic coastline of South Donegal. An ideal spot to get away from it all. Great for families and groups.
1 Double/Twin ensuite and 2 x Dbl/Twins

Jul/Aug; Large Cottages (6) €799, Small Cottages (4) €699; Rest of year: Large From €499-699, Small: €399-599 Wk/end/Mdweek Rates Available Prices All inclusive - linen, towels electricity

Exterior of Donegal Cottage in Donegal

Donegal Cottage, NW Ireland

A secluded and traditional Donegal cottage over looking overlooking Lougheraherk lake near the coast of North West Ireland. Discover fantastic local beaches, friendly people and the kind of Ireland touristc areas lost decades ago.
Sleeps 3: Master double & single room

£167 - £247 - for a 2 night stay. Price based on two guests, 5% for each additional guest

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