Ireland is a land of breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, making it a dream destination for travellers. Whether you’re seeking the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, the serene tranquillity of the Irish countryside, or the bustling energy of its cities, Ireland offers a plethora of enchanting places to stay. From luxurious castles and cosy cottages to ultra-modern hideaways, there’s something for every taste and budget. A stay in an Oliver’s Travels villa ensures your visit is as magical and memorable as the Emerald Isle itself. Here’s where to stay in Ireland.

1. Gaelic Castle

Gaelic Castle Ireland

Sleeps: 4-8

Price from: $71 pppn/£59 pppn

If you fancy yourself a medieval king, there’s no better place to hang your hat than this Gaelic castle in the Irish countryside. It was built in the 15th century, and its top-floor great hall is the perfect place to survey your kingdom. Heated floors will keep you cozy and warm, and there are plenty of fireplaces where you can snuggle up with a good book or a game of chess. It’s just a short jaunt to the nearest village, where you can pick up fresh produce for a traditional Irish feast.

2. County Meath Castle

County Meath Castle Ireland

Sleeps: 15

Price from: $51 pppn/£41 pppn

This 16th-century castle combines classic Irish history with luxurious hospitality. The castle is said to be haunted by a lovesick ghost from this era, bringing a bit of classic Irish lore to your stay. It comfortably sleeps up to 15 people in its impeccably decorated rooms, making it a perfect choice for group travels. During your stay, you can get out and enjoy the countryside with on-site clay pigeon shooting as well as nearby fishing and horseback riding.

3. Blackstairs Mountain House

Blackstairs Mountain House Ireland

Sleeps: 8

Price from: $47 pppn/£39 pppn

We can’t get enough of the stunning modern architecture this house has to offer. The house combines a sleek open-plan design with rustic mountain touches for a stylish yet cozy cabin feel. There are four acres of lush green countryside on the property, and the top floor offers stunning views of nearby Mount Leinster.

4. Bantry Bay House

Bantry Bay House Ireland

Sleeps: 12

Price from: $39 pppn/£32 pppn

This secluded beach house sits right on the shores of Bantry Bay in West Cork, one of Ireland’s best destinations for a country vacation. The comfy interior has everything you need for the perfect lazy Sunday, with a total of six bedrooms of all sizes. Outside, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy the area, including kayaks, a hot tub, a barbecue, and more. What better way to start a vacation than walking out onto one of Ireland’s most beautiful bays?

5. Plunkett House

Plunkett House Ireland

Sleeps: 17

Price from: $67 pppn/£56 pppn

Look no further than the Plunkett House for an authentic Irish estate experience. While exploring the grounds, you’ll find remains of centuries-old churches and tombs. The massive estate has plenty of space to spread out, with plenty of entertainment space perfect for dinner parties or game nights. The estate also has its own cafe, tennis courts, and gardens to explore.

6. Kinsale Hall

Georgian Mansion Estate Ireland

Sleeps: 24

Price from: $206 pppn/£170 pppn

This luxurious estate consists of three houses and offers everything a discerning traveller might want in their accommodation. Host a formal event in the ballroom, play croquet on the lawn, or relax in the game room – there’s something for everyone. There’s even a helipad, a boat jetty, and an outdoor treehouse, and there’s plenty of space for even the largest groups.


So that’s our pick of where to stay in Ireland. Still undecided? Take a look at all our homes, villas and castles in Ireland and then jet off for a magical getaway to the Emerald Isle. You’ll find the full portfolio of villas around the world on Oliver’s Travels, and our friendly concierge team are just a phone call away – they’ll happily advise and help to organise a whole host of special extras for your holiday.

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