Self Catering Gems

Self catering gems such as those listed below are widely available throughout Ireland for those in-the-know? How would you like to stay in a converted lighthouse, stable, gate-lodge, or rent a whole castle for yourself and your friends? Or cruise the inland waterways of the grand canal or river Barrow on an old fashioned barge, or the longest river in Ireland the Shannon on a stream-ined modern cruiser, everything is possible in Ireland. The Irish Landmark Trust has been funded by the National lottery to renovate the various period properties acquired by the land commission over the years. Many of these unique properties are available for rent at quite reasonable rates. And they are all in great locations, particularly the lighthouses......

Blackhead Lighthouse

More self catering gems can be found up the North at Lime Park Arts and Cottages which have meticulously converted stone cottages with intriguing names, such as 'The Little Pigs House' Neds Loft and ‘Poets Corner'. Set in the very beautiful Glens of Antrim it makes the perfect touring base for the Giants Causeway Dunluce Castle, Rathlin Island or even the Bushmills Distillery! Or down the South why not explore the Magical Midlands of Ireland from the comfort of one of Irelands Hidden Places self catering gems. Choose from cottage, stable, coach-house and luxury loft style accomodation throughout north Tipperary for a great holiday or weekend break away at reasonable rates. Another option, especially if you have children might be to follow in the footsteps of the intrepid explorer Ernest Shackleton's childhood home Belan Lodge in County Kildare, which is only an hour from Dublin and even boasts its very own on-site bar, that I believe is a great success....

Lime Park Cottages

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