These houses act as the perfect base for the active visitor. Return home to a couple of lobsters on your Barbeque after a random cycle journey across twisted mountain paths, or a boat trip on the Shannon. Whether your thing is surfing or mountain climbing, you and your gear will welcome a comfortable HQ and a blazing hearth.
County Clare , Ireland
The dramatic Atlantic sunsets that wash this home have not changed in the two hundred years since Castle View was built. The round Rapunzel castle itself - some 400 years older - still stands watch over the six generation farmstead.
Prominently situated on the Burren Way between Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher, there are stunning views of the Aran Islands and the ocean beyond, from this large Regency country house.Sleeps 8
County Galway , Ireland
Holiday getaways don’t come much more stunning than this large West of Ireland cottage.
Just yards from the Atlantic shoreline and with its own golden powder-sand beach, Tir na nOg is a quintessentially Irish thatch roof cottage, commanding panoramic views of Omey Island and the capricious Connemara coastline.
Once bitten...smitten! Sleeps 9
County Wicklow , Ireland
High in the muscular mountains of Wicklow, surrounded by pastoral countryside, grazing sheep, woodland and the chatter of birds, this atmospheric farmyard conversion is an ideal HQ for indulging in a hiking or biking holiday.
With bustling Dublin City beckoning only an hour downhill, the forecast for adventure doubles… Sleeps 4
County Kerry , Ireland
Set into the lower slopes of Caherconree mountain, and with commanding views of Tralee Bay and along the coast to Ireland’s most westerly point, this cleverly designed luxury holiday home is perfectly located for exploring the rugged beauty, ancient history, and unique activities of the Dingle peninsula. Sleeps 8
County Galway , Ireland
This magnificent and light filled holiday home is on a large elevated site offering breathtaking views of Ballinakill Bay and the Twelve Bens mountains, in the ever changing landscape of the Connemara Loop.
With two acres of natural gardens, trees and waterfront, Streams End has been designed to maximise the views of the surrounding spectacular countryside. Sleeps 8
County Cork , Ireland
On an elevated site overlooking the cluster of islands that shelter Roaringwater Bay, this
gossamer grey coastal cottage is a sanctuary of contemporary design and comfort.
Crafted stonework terraces define the lawns, apple orchard, and percolating water cascades that climb the slopes above the house - occasionally assisted by outcrops of natural granite bedrock.
This is where West Cork works its charm.. Sleeps 6