Where to stay around County Cork?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 544 holiday lettings near County Cork. From 326 Cabins to 326 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near County Cork is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in County Cork?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in County Cork. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Cork: 121 holiday homes
  • Kinsale: 52 holiday homes
  • Clonakilty: 50 holiday homes
  • Schull: 121 holiday homes
  • Bantry: 137 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in County Cork! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in County Cork?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in County Cork with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Cork: 121 holiday lettings
  • Kinsale: 52 holiday lettings
  • Clonakilty: 50 holiday lettings
  • Schull: 121 holiday lettings
  • Bantry: 137 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to County Cork?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in County Cork are:

  • Cork Airport (ORK): 101 self catering accommodations
  • Bantry Aerodrome Airport (BYT): 531 self catering accommodations
  • Kerry Airport (KIR): 284 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in County Cork?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in County Cork. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cork City Hall: 103 holiday rentals
  • West Cork Surf School: 150 holiday rentals
  • Inchydoney Island Beach: 149 holiday rentals
  • Barleycove Beach: 200 holiday rentals
  • Granary Theatre: 95 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around County Cork listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental, home or holiday cottage County Cork, Ireland your home away from home

County Cork is the South Eastern county of the Republic of Ireland, and the largest of all the Irish counties. County Cork is a land of lush farmland, river valleys, jagged coastline and wild sandstone moors. County Cork has a long history, will traces of settlements dating back to the Stone Age. A holiday from a self catering Cork holiday cottage can be as adventurous or relaxing as you like, but County Cork is a haven for peace and tranquilly.

Places to holiday in County Cork

The city of Cork is Ireland’s second largest city, with a huge shopping sector. It has a reputation as a relaxed destination where the bars, restaurants and pubs are lively and serve a combination of the best of local and English foods. There are many festivals to be enjoyed from your choice of self catering Cork accommodation, with the Cork Jazz Festival, Folk Festival and Film Festival. A great place to get a feel for the city is to climb Shandon Tower, and have a go at ringing the bells!

Things to do on a County Cork holiday

The hiking in County Cork is extensive. The stunning scenery of the coastline provides a beautiful backdrop to enjoy whilst you walk from a Cork holiday cottage. Walks to the Beara Peninsula and Mizen Head are very popular due to the breathtaking rock formations and the abundance of charming, friendly villages.

County Cork is a golfing hot spot. Corkians love their golf, and as a result there are a huge number and variety of golf courses in County Cork, and with 33 courses open to the public, there should be no trouble getting in a round from your County Cork holiday cottage.

The best ways to get into the stunning scenery of County Cork is by foot, bicycle or on horse back. There are many stables in County Cork offering hirelings or guided treks into some of the most beautifully wild scenery in Ireland. Alternatively, there are off-road driving centres at Clonakilty and Coachford which can teach you to drive on the rough terrain.

County Cork’s coastline is an ideal location for sea fishing. Boats can be hired from Cork Harbour, Ballinacurra and Ballynoe. For course and game angling, the Blackwater River near Mallow is one of the best Rivers in Ireland. There are also 3 diving centres on the coast.

No holiday in a County Cork holiday cottage would be complete without sampling some Gaelic sports, whether it is Gaelic football, hurling or road bowling. Details of matches can be found in all local papers.

Weather in County Cork

Ireland’s climate is well documented as being unpredictable, but if it starts to rain whilst you are enjoying County Cork's beautiful countryside, there is always a pub nearby! Summer average temperatures reach around 18°C, and winters stay mild at around 5°C.

Flights and ferries to County Cork

Cork has its own airport, just a few miles outside Cork City. Cork Airport receives flights from Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS), Cardiff (CWL), Leeds Bradford (LBA), London, Manchester (MAN), and Southampton(SOU). Cheap flights to Cork are provided by Flybe, BMIbaby, Ryanair and British Airways.

Alternatively, you can reach your County Cork holiday rental by ferry. Ferries leave from Swansea provided by Fastnet Line.