Co. Cork holiday cottages

Cork is the land of fairytale, nowhere epitomises this more than the Gougane Barra Park. The crystal lake, the deep forests, sparkling waterfalls and rolling hills make this stunning countryside reserve the perfect place for walking and hiking. Gougane Barra Park valley is sure to be a hit with the whole family and renting a country cottage locally is ideal for exploring this area of incomparable beauty.

Every visitor to Cork should see Blarney Castle. Kiss the famous Blarney stone and be certain to astound with your new found verve and wit. Another great mythical site, the Drombeg Stone Circle or druid's altar near Glandore is a beautifully preserved stone circle. Enjoy the glorious surrounding countryside and marvel that so much has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. Hiking, fishing and riding are all on offer and with gorgeous scenery, stunning sea views and coastal walks, it's perfect for family holidays with a difference.

Farm holidays are becoming increasingly sought after, the Cork countryside is the perfect setting for enjoying good farm cooking and an outdoor life. Or, try self catering cottages for freedom to come and go and dine as you please. Cork is a bustling city, the second largest in Ireland and there's excellent shopping, entertainment and night life, as you would expect. It's a great choice for a short break too, with everything from boutique cottages to luxury apartments, finding somewhere stylish to stay is a piece of cake. No trip to County Cork is complete without visiting the beautiful village of Summer Cove where the amazing site of Charles Fort, a star shaped fortification at the water's edge, is one of the most magnificent attractions in Ireland.

Fota Wildlife Park is a fabulous choice for a thrilling day out. Over 30 different types of animal live on this island paradise. See ring tailed lemurs and squirrel monkeys which are able to roam freely, or view giraffe and other species with ease. Over 50 species of bird can also be seen at this great island park. The Fota Island Resort & Spa is an additional bonus for the golfer in the family.

Shown on the map and list below are the popular towns in County Cork. To see the properties near a particular town, click on a map marker or list item. Alternatively click ‘refine your search’ to browse for a particular County Cork holiday home. See County Cork for yourself by taking a look at our photo gallery.

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