Cottages in beautiful areas

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Not surprisingly with the Irish love of horse racing, there is a lengthy list of stud farms in County Cork, especially around Fermoy. You may just rent a country cottage near a stud farm and be able to see these magnificent creatures in action.

If you would like to include horse riding or pony trekking in your self catering country break in County Cork, check out places where you can ride beforehand and find a cottage to rent nearby.

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Rent a country cottage and enjoy a peaceful and relaxing break.
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Sunsets in County Cork

Depending on where you stay in County Cork, watch the sun go down over the Atlantic Ocean or Celtic Sea. Take your camera to record the moment and obtain brilliant photographs.



Rural cottages in County Cork, Ireland


There is a large number of holiday homes to rent in rural Ireland and people generally like to rent a cottage down a country lane for a holiday rather than in a built-up residential area unless they have relatives or business nearby.

The cottages in rural area may be old cottages with thatched roofs or with incredibly thick and solid stone walls, some whitewashed. There are plenty of rural locations where cottages stand several hundreds of metres of km from their neighbour. These are semi remote places where you can find privacy and quiet.

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West Cork nearer mountains with lush fertile valleys is considered to be the more scenic and remote. One peculiar fact is that there are more artistic people and musicians in County Cork than in any other part of Ireland. Perhaps that is why the county has a reputation for being laid back.


Staying in County Cork

One of the challenges that present themselves when staying in a fairly remote rural location is finding your way back home after a day out, especially after dusk when it is so much more difficult to see in the dark. A SatNav is useful if you can accurately enter addresses. Ireland does not use post codes which makes some GPS system less useful unless it is possible to enter coordinates. Perhaps try to mark your position on your GPS system on arrival to make returning back to your rural holiday cottage in County Cork easier on future occasions.



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One of the joys of staying in the countryside is quiet roads with few cars that allow for safe cycling. Take bikes with you, or hire, and enjoy some gentle cycling during your break.

Cycling holidays on the Beara Peninsula - a way marked cycle route of 183 km around the entire Beara Peninsula. This is one of the best ways of seeing the countryside and sea views.