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Great selection of cottages in Ireland at very competitive prices

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Providing you a huge choice of accommodation in Ireland for over 10 years - click for more information & to book online

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ireland & northern ireland holiday cottages

Ireland and Northern Ireland are unique locations with a spectacular landscape that includes coastline, waterways, mountains and bogland - you, too can experience this simply stunning destination for your family holiday. With its friendly atmosphere and relaxed pace of life, Recommended Family Holidays can offer you some great Ireland holiday cottages plus in addition, we have partnered up with Imagine Ireland in order to offer you an ever greater selection of accommodation. But why choose my website to find your next amazing family holiday? Here are just a few reasons.
  • WE ONLY HAVE FAMILY FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION all of which will give you & your family a very warm welcome.
  • A HUGE CHOICE OF PLACES TO STAY, not only by location but also by type - cottages, holiday homes, bungalows & apartments - so basically I offer you a ONE STOP SHOP, at last a website that makes finding your holiday easy.
  • TRUST and SECURITY is VITAL FOR YOU & ME, so for some holidays, you book directly with the owner OR for others I have teamed up with reputable businesses and you book online directly with them - all of them are ABTA or ATOL members so they are fully trustworthy allowing you peace of mind.
  • RECOMMENDED HOLIDAYS BY OTHER FAMILIES who have been there and experienced them - as a mum myself I know that the best holidays we have been on are those that have been recommended by likeminded people.
  • BEST PRICE GUARANTEES are offered by many of my partner companies so you won't find yourself paying more than anyone else if you book elsewhere. You, too can ALWAYS pay the lowest possible price.
  • TELEPHONE 01244 352241 If you are looking for advice or to book an Irish holiday then I have teamed up with another operator who have their own call centre to provide you with this service - lines open until 9.30pm every single day! Bookings made directly with owners are completed via the online forms on each property page or by clicking through to the owners' website from their property page

I set up RFH after becoming a Mum to 2 boys and spending hours & hours trawling the internet looking for a "new" type of holiday now that I was a Mum. Having found it incredibly difficult, I thought I could help you to find your perfect family holiday more easily by specialising in bringing together a superb collection of family friendly holidays all in one place.

How to Find YOUR Perfect Holiday

Click on the accommodation links or holiday collections to the left hand side of this page. You could do an Availability Search by entering your requirements & the available holidays will be displayed for you. Or, below is a summary of our self catering accommodation in Wales showing the features & suitability of the property all in one place. Just click on the cottage name for further details, or use the interactive map of Ireland below by clicking on the markers.
Alternatively if you are really struggling, then I am more than happy to help you out. Please provide me with as many details as possible in terms of where you would like to go, how many people, dates, budget & any other requirements such as baby equipment or catering service and I will do my very best to point you in the right direction. And, don't worry, this is a FREE service - just contact me.

Recommended regions to visit on holiday in Ireland

  • Northern Ireland close to the stunning coastline or inland near the beautiful lakes
  • County Donegal near the coast in north west Ireland
  • County Sligo in the western region of Ireland
  • County Wicklow just south of Dublin on the east coast of Ireland
  • County Wexford on the south east coast of Ireland

All of the holiday accommodation that we offer you is family friendly. Cottages & self catering apartments have services such as babysitting, kids club, baby equipment, DVD players, games rooms and swimming pools to keep all of the children occupied whilst you enjoy your holiday too!
If you have any self catering holiday cottages to recommend in Ireland then please click on "Make a Holiday Cottage Recommendation" to send us a review, or if you would like to advertise your own property as a family holiday destination then please click on "List my holiday accommodation on Recommended Family Holidays".
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cottages name recommendations rating bedrooms number onsite    location dishwasher washing machine tv dvd internet swimming pool highchairs catering or pets welcome garden or playground price guide other features
Tullow Cottages, County Carlow, Eastern Ireland     4 beds   Village YY YYY YY YN YN YN from £495/wk Indoor pool, sauna, golf, tennis
Ballycastle Cottage, Causeway Coast, Antrim 3 bed 1 Coast YY YYN NY YN NN YN from £438/wk Sea views, walk to beach.
Newtownbutler Cottages - Lough Erne, Fermanagh 3 beds 3 Lake YY YYN NY YN NY YN from £256/wk Private jetty, shores of Lough Erne
Ballyconneely Cottage, Galway Bay, West Ireland 3 beds 1 Coast YY YYY NY YN NY YN from £313/wk Sleeps 6, walk to beach
Kilcar Cottage, Donegal Coast, North West Ireland 3 beds 1 Coast YY YYY NY YN NY YN from £286/wk Superb sea views
Banbridge Cottage, Co Down, Northern Ireland     3 beds 3 Rural YY YYY NY YN NN YY from £500/wk Disabled friendly
Portstewart Cottage, Antrim Coast, North 4 beds 1 Coast YY YYY NY YN NY YN from £750/wk Walk to beach
Brittas Bay Cottage, Co Wicklow, East Ireland 4 beds 1 Coast YY YYY NY YN NY YN from £338/wk Sea views, 1 hour Dublin
Cushendun Coastal Cottage, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland 3-4 beds 3 Coast YY YYY NY YN NY YN from £296/wk Sea views, walk to beach
Burtonport Cottage, Donegal, West Coast 3 beds 1 Coast YY YYN NY YN NY YN from £258/wk Sleeps 8, sea views
Enniscrone Cottage, Co Sligo, West Coast Ireland 4 beds 1 Coast YY YYY NY YN NY YN from £321/wk Wheelchair friendly, walk to beach

self catering holiday cottages in ireland & northern ireland

map of ireland showing the accommodation - click on the cottage you want to visit

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