Castles and Historic Irish Homes

Luxury, historic holiday homes to rent in Ireland. Find self catering houses and cottages steeped in history, tales, and folklore.

Check which of these homes are available on your preferred dates. Note that most homes have a Saturday change over …

The Deeps

The Deeps

County Wexford

A hidden gem packed with class, history and personality, this Regency home comes with an extensive River Slaney frontage, walled garden, stables, and bundles of premium contrivances. 10 minutes from Wexford Town and Ireland’s longest, and sunniest beach.


Sleeps 6 in 4 Bedrooms
From €8,500 for a week

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Pipers Cottage

Pipers Cottage

County Cork

With commanding views of the bay, this historical cottage on Beara has been lovingly restored as a picture-postcard perfect retreat.


Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms
From €1,200 for a week

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Aherlow Castle

Aherlow Castle

County Tipperary

Originally constructed in 1805 on the tranquil south facing slopes of the Glen of Aherlow, with exceptional views of the Galtee Mountains, this restored country castle is just one hour drive from either Cork or Limerick City.


Sleeps 8 in 5 Bedrooms
From €2,800 for a week

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Tyrell’s Loft

Tyrell’s Loft

County Laois

A converted 1876 coach house with modern, one-bedroomed, two-storey apartment set in the walled garden of a Victorian house and 3 acre garden, on the outskirts of Ballinakill village.


Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom
From €800 for a week

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Drombeg Cottage

Drombeg Cottage

County Cork

This Beautifully appointed cottage occupies the hills above Ardgroom, in Beara, West Cork. With Gardens on three compass-points, the house offers perfect views of the wild heart of the peninsula.


Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms
From €1,200 for a week

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The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

County Down

Located in the heart of Game of Thrones territory, and plucked from the precipice of almost certain ruin, this idle mid-19th century church, with its classical cake icing façade, has been meticulously reconstituted into a chic holiday retreat.


Sleeps 10 in five bedrooms
From €3,850 for a week or €2,100 for a weekend

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The Gate Lodge at Woodhouse

The Gate Lodge at Woodhouse

County Waterford

This romantic little home at the entrance to an historic demesne and just across from the beach, promises full days of exploration of Waterford’s Copper Coast. Everything is here for some sublime relaxation spiced with creative culinary endeavours.


Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom + 2 on fold-away bed in spare room.
From €1,100. for a week or €550 for a weekend

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The Gate Lodge at Coolmore

The Gate Lodge at Coolmore

Kilkenny

This is a quaint and cosy traditional gate lodge on the exclusive Coolmore estate, where a bleached white exterior and tastefully renovated interior preserve its unique style. Within easy reach of Dublin, Waterford – Kilkenny is serious Golfing territory.


Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom
From €795 for a week or €475 for a weekend

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Garafin House

Garafin House

County Galway

Sitting on two Connemara acres, with a mile of private rocky shoreline to discover, Garafin House is the consummate luxury holiday retreat – a big house with a busy history.


Sleeps 10 in 5 Bedrooms
From €2,250 for a week or €1,500 for a weekend

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Drishane House

Drishane House

County Cork

A substantial and distinguished family home, awash with history and the tang of the ocean, all to return to after an energetic exploration of west Cork’s bewitching charisma – or perhaps a simple round of croquet on the lawn.


Sleeps 11 in 5 Bedrooms
From €3,500 for a week

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Castlehaven Lodge

Castlehaven Lodge

County Cork

A quaint and deceptively roomy 19th century cottage Castlehaven Lodge has been completely modernised and re-furbished. Surrounded by acres of rambling gardens, dazzling views of the Atlantic, it enjoys a private walk to a secluded west Cork cove.


Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms
From €1,100 for a week or €800 for a weekend

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Careysville House

Careysville House

County Cork

An historic country mansion packed with charm and tradition on 160 acres of private estate overlooking the meandering River Blackwater, a magnet for anglers. Just half an hour from Ireland’s second largest City, Cork.


Sleeps 10 in 5 Bedrooms       Riverside Angling
From €5,995 for a week

Special Full Board Summer Season Offer

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Ballintubbert House & Gardens

Ballintubbert House & Gardens

County Laois

This fine example of a stylish Georgian country house. Surrounded by spectacular gardens with water fountains, wildflower meadows and woodlands, this luxury home can accommodate large family groups celebrating a gathering. It’s just over an hour from Dublin.


Sleeps 10 in 5 Bedrooms, plus 6 in garden wing 3 bedrooms
From €7,700 for a week or €3,750 for a week

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The Deeps

The Deeps

County Wexford

A hidden gem packed with class, history and personality, this Regency home comes with an extensive River Slaney frontage, walled garden, stables, and bundles of premium contrivances. 10 minutes from Wexford Town and Ireland’s longest, and sunniest beach.


Sleeps 6 in 4 Bedrooms
From €8,500 for a week

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Pipers Cottage

Pipers Cottage

County Cork

With commanding views of the bay, this historical cottage on Beara has been lovingly restored as a picture-postcard perfect retreat.


Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms
From €1,200 for a week

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Aherlow Castle

Aherlow Castle

County Tipperary

Originally constructed in 1805 on the tranquil south facing slopes of the Glen of Aherlow, with exceptional views of the Galtee Mountains, this restored country castle is just one hour drive from either Cork or Limerick City.


Sleeps 8 in 5 Bedrooms
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Tyrell’s Loft

Tyrell’s Loft

County Laois

A converted 1876 coach house with modern, one-bedroomed, two-storey apartment set in the walled garden of a Victorian house and 3 acre garden, on the outskirts of Ballinakill village.


Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom
From €800 for a week

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Drombeg Cottage

Drombeg Cottage

County Cork

This Beautifully appointed cottage occupies the hills above Ardgroom, in Beara, West Cork. With Gardens on three compass-points, the house offers perfect views of the wild heart of the peninsula.


Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms
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The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

County Down

Located in the heart of Game of Thrones territory, and plucked from the precipice of almost certain ruin, this idle mid-19th century church, with its classical cake icing façade, has been meticulously reconstituted into a chic holiday retreat.


Sleeps 10 in five bedrooms
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The Gate Lodge at Woodhouse

The Gate Lodge at Woodhouse

County Waterford

This romantic little home at the entrance to an historic demesne and just across from the beach, promises full days of exploration of Waterford’s Copper Coast. Everything is here for some sublime relaxation spiced with creative culinary endeavours.


Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom + 2 on fold-away bed in spare room.
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The Gate Lodge at Coolmore

The Gate Lodge at Coolmore

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This is a quaint and cosy traditional gate lodge on the exclusive Coolmore estate, where a bleached white exterior and tastefully renovated interior preserve its unique style. Within easy reach of Dublin, Waterford – Kilkenny is serious Golfing territory.


Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom
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Garafin House

Garafin House

County Galway

Sitting on two Connemara acres, with a mile of private rocky shoreline to discover, Garafin House is the consummate luxury holiday retreat – a big house with a busy history.


Sleeps 10 in 5 Bedrooms
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Check which of these homes are available on your preferred dates. Note that most homes have a Saturday change over …