Holiday Homes to Rent In Ireland: Winter 2022

Holiday Homes to Rent In Ireland: Winter 2022

As the nights draw in, it’s good to plan a little getaway to break the winter chill. In this blog we’re just sharing a few of our favourite romantic breaks for anyone who needs a cosy getaway.
If you’d like to get away with a warm fire, beautiful walks and cosy beds look no further!

1. Strand Cottage

This recently updated historic cottage is nestled peacefully on the north shore of Bantry Bay.
With a terraced garden sloping down to the water; it’s a perfect respite for two couples looking to get away from it all.

The West Cork microclimate keeps winters mostly warm and wet; though the cottage has central from an oil-fired range and an Oisín woodstove to keep any chill far from our guests.

Bantry town is just ten minutes drive away, and the market there is one of the best in the country for organic produce and any other little thing you might need..

Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

Held every Friday from 9:30 til 1:00 PM under the statue of Brendan the Navigator, it’s a must visit!
Bantry Market’s information:

Centrally located for adventures further into West Cork or Kerry, you shouldn’t lack for beautiful walks or quick jaunts by car to see some of the best this country has to offer.

We’ll note here that the owners are only accepting weeklong bookings at this time.
 You can book here: Rates and Availability or ask any questions at our email address.

2. Bell House

Just over an hour from Dublin on the grounds of Lumcloone Estate in Carlow is the beautiful Bell House. This very ‘Unique’ property has stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains, A beautifully appointed dining room and living area, and two lofted bedrooms with king size beds.

The home consists of two smaller cottages now joined at the dining room, meaning though the cottage is compact, the bedrooms are peaceful and private.

Offering easy access to Mount Leinster and the surrounding peaks, The Bell House would suit any looking to take advantage of cooler temperatures for mountain walks; with a wood burning stove to unwind and warm up after…

The Bell House is available by the weekend from October to May, though to see the best of the area may take longer!
Book Here:Rates and Availability

3. Walled Garden Cottage

This eclectic and interesting conversion lies on the grounds of Gurtalougha Estate, close to Lough Derg, on the Shannon River’s Tipperary side.With two queen-size beds and a charming rural aesthetic, it makes for a perfect escape for any city dwellers. 

 As the name implies, the cottage is built into the Walled Garden for the estate – with wonderful sculpted walks, the garden itself and two tennis courts for the competitive couple – provided the weather holds!

Despite the beauty of the surrounding estate one could easily lose a day just exploring the cottages shelves and decor, bursting with little historic details.

Photo by Kieran Sheehan on Unsplash

Lough Derg itself is the other main attraction, Ireland’s third largest body of water, on the British Isles’ largest river. For a relaxing repast on the water’s edge, Terryglass is less than 15 minutes away with a historic harbor and great food to boot.Driving south for 30 minutes will have you in Nenagh, county capital and home to great restaurants and plenty of history, with a beautifully preserved castle.

The Walled Garden Cottage is available for weekend/ midweek bookings from November to May and has only recently been redone. To book check the details here: Rates and Availability

4. Lily’s Cottage

Just a short jaunt from Bundoran on the south end of Donegal is Lily’s Cottage.
The image of a traditional cottage on the outside, the inside displaying a modern, minimal and welcoming interior.

With the help of a concealed extension to the rear the cottage’s footprint has been doubled, giving room for an ample kitchen/diner and two spacious bedrooms.

A 5 minutes drive will take you to Bundoran, a historic seaside town with much to offer.
For beautiful nature it cannot be beat, being close to The Fairey Bridge natural formation and the Rougey cliff walks.

With a double and a twin room, Lily’s Cottage is perfect for a smaller group looking for an intimate getaway in Ireland’s wilder reaches.
Book here: Rates and Availability

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5 Reasons to Visit Ireland This Summer

5 Reasons to Visit Ireland This Summer

Beautiful irish landscape and sunset Visit Ireland Summer

Is a trip to Ireland on your travel bucket list? It’s time to tick it off! What are you waiting for?

We may be biased, but Ireland is one of the most magnificent places in the world for a long visit or short trip.

From the rolling green hills and sparkling sea to the culture, people, and food – there are sooo many reasons to book a trip to Ireland this summer!

Here are five reasons to visit Ireland this summer of 2022!

1. The culture

There’s a reason why people love Ireland and Irish people worldwide – the culture.

Ireland’s rich culture spans across our language, traditions, festivals, literature, music, dancing, art, folklore and mythology, cuisine, and sport. And when visitors get to experience a little bit of all of these, they dream of them forever – and keep coming back for more!

Two men playing Irish music

2. The people

Irish people are as friendly as you’ll find – to locals and visitors alike!

Tourism in Ireland is welcomed with open arms. We love showing guests from abroad the beauty of Ireland, and tourism is one of our largest industries.

Be sure to say hello and strike up a conversation when you meet people in Ireland, if they don’t beat you to it!

Street in Ireland Dublin

3. The food

Access to the freshest, organic produce and incredible Irish seafood means one thing – amazing local cuisines are easily found all around Ireland.

When people think of Ireland, they often think of stew and soda bread – but the creativity and sheer level of gastronomical sophistication that can be found in the Irish food scene today is astounding. Young, pioneering chefs are continuing to open up restaurants all over Ireland, resulting in some of the most mind bowing dishes and dining experiences.

If you would rather enjoy some Irish cuisine from the comfort of your own Unique Irish Home, please reach out to us about booking a private chef for your stay!

Fresh seafood dish in restaurant


4. Nature & the great outdoors

If you’re the outdoorsy type, you must visit Ireland this summer. It’s the perfect place for you!

Hiking, biking, walking, surfing, kayaking, sailing, swimming – you name it, you can enjoy doing it in Ireland – and with the most stunning surroundings and views all over the country just waiting to be enjoyed. Check out some outdoor activity ideas here.

5. Beautiful Irish homes to stay in

Courtesy of us! Our exclusive collection of luxury self catering homes are located all over Ireland. From castles and cottages to estates, manors, and more in every gorgeous inch of Ireland – from Kerry to Dublin and up to the North!

There’s something about staying in an actual home, rather than a hotel, that makes a trip to Ireland that bit more authentic and personal. We recommend checking out our home collections to find your perfect place to call home while visiting Ireland.


Obviously, these are just five reasons from hundreds, even thousands, of great reasons to visit Ireland.

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