Men love to BBQ

eating outside during your self catering holiday in County Cork  

It is an amazing fact that men love to barbecue - maybe it hearkens back to stone age times when men hunted and brought back the kill to roast over a camp fire. Men simply love to take over the cooking when a BBQ is involved. For ladies it's a perfect opportunity to take a back seat and let them, that is after the salads have been made, the plates and cutlery organised, the sauces and drinks brought out into the garden.

Cottages in Ireland

Irish beef for your barbecue

All those lovely green meadows in County Cork produce succulent steaks for the barbecue. One thing we all enjoy on holiday is shopping in the local markets and shops, comparing the difference in quality and price to back home.

Rent a cottage with its own BBQ in the garden and you can look forward to all the delights of browsing for steaks and sausages to cook on the barbecue.

Cottages in Ireland

cottages with a barbecue in County Cork

Rent a self catering cottage in County Cork Ireland that has its own barbecue

A holiday is all the nicer with a few barbecued meals in the garden - a time to enjoy family, food and sunshine.

cottages with a barbecue in County Cork for self catering breaks

• Barbecues will be in shared in communal spaces in holiday cottage complexes. Rent an independent holiday cottage with a barbecue in County Cork if you would like one for your exclusive use.

Ireland is a marvellous for a family self catering holiday

Families look for safe holiday destinations, beaches that shelve gently into the sea, friendly local people and places to visit that children would enjoy.

A self catering holiday is ideal for family summer breaks. Children have the space to run around. If you stay in a cottage complex, facilities for children are often provided, there may be a trampoline, a pool, tennis courts, a pets' corner or similar variations.

It helps to sit down and plan what facilities you would like to have for a self catering break in County Cork and work towards those. Make a list; barbecue, near beach, toys for the children, near visitor attractions etc. and then try to find a cottage to rent that provides the items on your wish list. See if you can find a cottage to rent for a family self catering break with the best match.

Good value self catering cottages in County Cork

Stay in a holiday cottage by the sea or in a country cottage in County Cork. Try obtain one with a BBQ for lazy meals in the garden and make the most of summer.

The warm Gulf Stream keeps the southern reaches of Ireland a little balmier than destinations in the north. Holiday makers appreciate the warm seas and lush growth that a kinder climate brings. Take binoculars on holiday with you for when you go for nature walks so that you can spot those whales and seals offshore, the deer and other wild creatures. Learn the names of a few wild flowers and trees. Children learn by being out and about and the peaceful country lanes of County Cork are a good place to begin.