Choosing Self-Catering Cottages in Ireland
Ireland offers the tourist a huge range of self-catering accommodation. Cottages to rent are scattered throughout the country. All budgets are catered for. The Irish people are known for their hospitality and Ireland is a truly wonderful choice of holiday destination where you can be sure of a warm Irish welcome.
Ireland, with its arresting beauty, is a perfect tourist destination. Bizarre lunar landscapes and labyrinthine caves are waiting to be discovered. The coastline of Ireland is 1448 kilometres long and is surrounded by the Atlantic to the west and the Irish Sea to the east. The waters are clear, the beaches are silver and fishing villages abound. Here you will find some of the world's best seafood. Irish culture is warm and welcoming and Ireland is also known for fairs and festivals. There is a lot to discover in "The Emerald Isle".
The scenery of Northern Ireland is breathtaking. In this part of the country are found uncluttered roads and heritage sites such as the Giant's Causeway, majestic and mysterious with its unique rock formations. The Mountains of Mourne have twelve peaks including Northern Ireland's highest mountain, Slieve Donard. This area provides a host of outdoor activities including cycling, hill walking, and horse riding, climbing and of course fishing. Fine wining and dining can be found here too. Northern Ireland's restaurants have grown in number in recent years and cater for all tastes. If you need retail therapy, Belfast and Derry offer friendly shopping. Access from the mainland is easy with a wide range of fares by sea or by air.
Galway, on the west coast, is known for its vibrant cultural lifestyle, events, theatre companies and writers' groups. The nickname for Galway is "Ireland's Cultural Heart", and the city was named as one of the best tourist destinations in the world, ranking ahead of capital cities such as Paris, Rome and London.
Limerick is only 15 minutes from Shannon Airport. A unique idea, "Street Ambassadors" are provided in Limerick to help people get around and to make their stay more enjoyable.
In the south west lies County Cork. This is the largest Irish county and probably the most varied. River valleys, rich farmland and sandstone hills are to be found here. The magnificent coastline, battered by the Atlantic Ocean, has huge bays and coves, together with rocky headlands and beaches of soft golden sand.
Southern Ireland has one of the loveliest coastlines in Europe with the sweep of Dublin Bay, yacht-filled harbours and Dun Laoghaire's delightful promenade. The pace is slow and relaxed, more so than in urban Ireland.
Cottages by the Sea:Always popular with families, these cottages can be the ideal holiday destination. Parents can pop back to the cottage if anything is forgotten and meals can be eaten in the privacy of what feels like your own home.
Pet-friendly Cottages: Many people do not want to leave behind their beloved dog or cat. You will find that many of the self-catering cottages on offer are pet-friendly. You will enjoy your holiday more knowing your pet is happy and with you. Irish people love animals and are sure to welcome your dog or cat.
Group Accommodation: Many cottages are large enough to cater for big parties such as a group of friends or perhaps a large family. You may be pleasantly surprised how cheap this type of holiday can be with a group of people sharing the cost.
Adults Only: Not everyone wants to be surrounded by children. Perhaps your children are grown up and you now seek adult only accommodation. You are certain to find a cottage in this category to suit your needs.
Things to consider when booking a Self-Catering Cottage Holiday
Price is always a consideration. Hiring a cottage offers you the chance to pay as little or as much as you wish. You may be expected to pay for electricity or gas but sometimes this is included in the price.
Freedom: Lack of restrictions makes a self-catering cottage holiday the ideal holiday for freedom lovers. You can arrange your own days out, eat when you want and get up when you want; ideal for those who enjoy a lie in or a late night. The weather and your mood can dictate exactly what you choose to do.
A self-catering holiday cottage in Ireland is very appealing. There is something special about Ireland which gives you an urge to always come back here.
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