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Spacious rooms with coordinated furnishings and décor should meet with your approval.

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Facilities with holiday cottages

Hot tubs or outdoor spas are the latest 'must haves' on the cottage holiday list. Not everyone enjoys them but a large number of people do and perhaps it is because people have the time to sit around and soak in bubbles during a holiday that makes them popular and provides a sense of relaxation.

Holiday cottage complexes often have a communal hot tub that 6-8 people can share. This is similar to the jacuzzi at a swimming pool or spa. Gatherings can be friendly and sociable as holiday makers get to know each other. People often like to share views of what they have seen that day and places and restaurants that they would recommend to others.

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5 Star cottages in County Cork, Ireland

A 5 star rating is the highest that could be awarded to any holiday home. It signifies that a holiday cottage has met a particular list of criteria. The criteria vary from one tourist board and ranking system to another but the idea is that if you rent a 5 star cottage you should be able to have confidence in the standard of accommodation, fixtures and fittings.

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What you can expect of 5 star accommodation


  • A high standard of accommodation
  • Very clean and well maintained rooms and gardens
  • Furnishings that are colour matched and tasteful
  • Reasonably spacious rooms
  • Comfortable beds with good quality bed linen
  • Bathrooms with baths as well as showers
  • Towels
  • Good quality kitchen equipment and gadgets that all work properly
  • Good quality matching crockery and cutlery
  • Wine glasses and tumblers
  • A folder of useful information about the cottage and surrounding area
  • Access to cottage owners in case assistance or advice is needed
  • Toiletries such as bath gel, shower gel, shampoo, soap
  • A courteous service

Possible extras in 5 star accommodation

  • Bed linen may be Egyptian cotton or linen but not necessarily
  • Bathrobes are sometimes provided
  • Fresh flowers


Not every 5 star cottage will have comply with all of the above but they should have most of them. Because each cottage owner is an individual, their cottages will be equally individual. Some may feature gourmet kitchens, others may have spent money on spa baths and personal saunas to allow you to relax.

A swimming pool is a facility that is appreciated by most holiday makers and although we may associate swimming pools with 5 star cottages that it not always the case.

Cottage owners strive to ensure that their guests have a truly comfortable and pleasant holiday. Some are genuinely delighted when their guests have had a wonderful time. The aim is to encourage guests to return in subsequent years.

The tourist board in Ireland is the Board Failte. Check out 5 star Board Failte cottages in Ireland.