Holidays cottages to rent in County Cork

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Rent cottages in County Cork and have a whale of a time


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Spring any year in southern Ireland

Visit County Cork and appreciate the fine spring weather, play a round or two of golf, go horse riding or fishing, sightseeing and dsicover the spirit of Cork.

Holidays cottages to rent in County Cork


You will adore your visit to Country Cork at the southernmost tip of Ireland; with its spectacular rocky coastline and sandy beaches. The meadows and verges are strewn with wildflowers, wildlife abounds.

This is perfect country for long nature walks, lazy days on an unspoiled beach, hours whiled away fishing, a spot of golf, horse riding or whatever else takes your fancy. And relax.

whale watching in irelandWarmed by the Gulf stream, southern Ireland is very much nature's playground where plant and animal life thrives in its gentle climate.

This is the place to come to go whale watching. The most common are hump back whales and fin whales but killer whales, sperm and blue whales also visit. Hire a boat and head into open sea to spot these magnificent mammals. The best time to come for whale watching is from June to January. Dolphins, porpoises and grey seals are year round residents. Enjoy the boat ride accompanied by the screech of soaring gulls. The sea views are spectacular.


Rent a self-catering holiday home in Country Cork for a comfortable base - a home from home in the south of Ireland.


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Self-catering holidays in County Cork all year round


County Cork holidays in spring

The West Cork Tourism Walking Festival takes place around mid May. All walking festivals start with a walk and end in a pub.

For lovers of wild flowers, May is a superb time to visit County Cork to admire the flowers on the coast, in the woods and meadows.

The daffodils bloom early in County Cork..... click for more about spring holidays in County Cork

spring holidays in County Cork

County Cork holidays in summer

Cork Midsummer festival is held in the last week of June. Select events to participate in or watch, ranging from music, theatre, comedy and dance. Other events are the West Cork Garden Trail of gardens to visit for charity.

A few days at the seaside may be in order, or a fishing or whale watching trip out at sea?  Dine at one of Cork's famous fish restaurants.

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County Cork holidays in the autumn

Visit the Skibbereen 'Taste of West Cork Food Festival in September'.

One for your calendar is the Kinsale Gourmet Festival held in early October each year when visitors can appreciate the culinary delights of over 30 restaurants and other eateries.

Kinsale is on a picturesque harbour town on the coast with narrow winding streets - click to find out about self-catering holidays near Kinsale

County Cork for winter holidays

Visit Skibbereen in west Cork for a Christmas Market, crafts and food. Enjoy the sounds of Christmas carols and scent of festive fare every Friday to Sunday from the 7th of December until the 23rd of December. Buy seasonal Irish gifts for family and friends.

Click for more events and reasons to book a self-catering holiday in the winter in County Cork, southern Ireland.

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Book holiday cottages in County Cork for weekly lets and weekend breaks

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Book a holiday cottage in Ireland and discover what fabulous accommodation is available at an inexpensive price.  There are holiday homes with a barbeque in the garden, with swings for kids, cottages that have a secluded garden with a hammock for a really lazy break.

Holidays in Ireland can be as simple and inexpensive as you want or you could push the boat out and discover luxurious Ireland.