There is no place more magical to spend Christmas than in Ireland. With classic wintry conditions, and great proximity for Santa to travel, Ireland is a winter wonderland. Whether traveling from abroad, or staying put, consider renting a Unique Irish Home for the most memorable Christmas gathering in Ireland.


These are the best self catering holiday homes to rent for Christmas gatherings in Ireland…


5. Danieli, County Galway

When it comes to homes to rent in Ireland over Christmas and the festive season, Danieli is utter perfection. This generous stone cottage sleeps eight across five bedrooms with classic Connemara seascape views, uniquely suited to cross generation family vacations.

As for a kitchen to cook up a serious feed in, an expansive and comprehensively equipped family kitchen complete with Aga range, annexes the southerly aspect of the cottage. Just off the sitting room, this space is shared with a generous dining table, leather and chrome chairs, marble floors, and a wood burning stove. Check out every nook and cranny of Danieli here and find some nearby activities here!


4. Mount Corrin, County Cork

Sheltered in the crook between Mizen and Sheep’s heads, the sensitively restored Mount Corrin in West Cork is a festive oasis in a wilderness landscape.

A very special home to rent for Christmas in Ireland with space for up to 11 guests (not including the additional self contained cottage). Filled with incredible details, paintings, and delight at every turn, the unique property also features a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness centre, and enclosed garden hermitage in the grounds. The organic kitchen gardens are magnificently maintained to ensure fresh herbs and vegetables – the perfect addition for Christmas dinner.


3. Doolin Lodge, County Clare

Dear Santa, can we have Doolin Lodge for Christmas? The larger of two meticulously restored 18th century farmhouses, Doolin Lodge’s surprising interior shows great attention to detail, and brings an international five star quality to a remote rural cottage.

The traditional rustic stone hearth is now occupied by a more serviceable wood burning stove – perfect for getting toasty beside during the winter. Bedrooms don’t get much cosier than those at Doolin Lodge, perfect for curling up and snoozing in during Irish winters. The home sleeps 8 people across four double bedrooms.

Check out the area here and the full holiday home listing here.


2. Hunters Lodge, County Kilkenny

Celebrate Christmas in style at Hunters Lodge, an elegant, peaceful country cottage with classic period interiors in the heart of rural Ireland. Enjoy exceptional views of the Kilkenny landscape from the lodge, just half an hour from the delights of the Medieval City itself and less than an hour from the south coast.

The kitchen is well equipped while the intimate, oak furnished dining room seats six. Outside you’ll find the most tranquil gardens with magnificent views across the Nore valley, cascading downwards from the front terrace, and feature an ornate fountain and pond and a broad sloping lawn.

A total gem for a Christmas get together. View more of Hunters Lodge here.


1. Castlehaven House & Castlehaven Lodge, County Cork

The perfect pair for larger groups at Christmas. Together, Castlehaven Lodge and Castlehaven House sleep a total of 16 people. Just a short jaunt from the main house which sleeps 12, you’ll find the charming lodge which sleeps an additional four – perfect for keeping the peace this holiday season. ⁠⠀
The whimsical estate offers plenty of space to entertain, dazzling views of the Atlantic, acres of maintained gardens, and a private walk through an historic glen to the secluded seashore. This home is everything you’ve dreamed of, and so much more. Follow the links above to view more and book now.


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