Where to stay around County Cavan?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 84 holiday lettings near County Cavan. From 53 cottages to 19 houses, 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 Cavan is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Monaghan: 18 holiday homes
  • Carrickmacross Lace Gallery: 29 holiday homes
  • Rally School Ireland: 27 holiday homes
  • Lough an Leagh Mountain: 26 holiday homes
  • Sam More Open Farm: 36 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in County Cavan! 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 Cavan?

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

  • Enniskillen: 19 holiday lettings
  • Carrick-On-Shannon: 33 holiday lettings
  • Ashbourne: 562 holiday lettings
  • Navan: 36 holiday lettings
  • Trim: 39 holiday lettings

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

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

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

  • Carrickmacross Lace Gallery: 29 holiday rentals
  • Rally School Ireland: 27 holiday rentals
  • Lough an Leagh Mountain: 26 holiday rentals
  • Sam More Open Farm: 36 holiday rentals
  • St. Tiernach's Park: 43 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around County Cavan 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.

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If you love the outdoors then you will enjoy exploring from a holiday cottage or holiday rental home in County Cavan, Ireland

County Cavan is an inland county situated on the border of Northern Ireland. The counties of Leitrim, Monaghan, Fermanagh, Longford, Meath and West Meath border the county and the county town is Cavan. Famous places in the county include Magh Slécht, which is an historic plain in Ireland east of Slieve Rushen Mountain and south of Woodford Canal and Castle Saunderson.

Where to holiday in County Cavan

County Cavan's towns and villages are full of life with award winning restaurants, fashionable hotels, bed breakfast, guest houses and even a park hotel, a vibrant theatre, arts and crafts and loads of outdoor pursuits. It has spectacular scenery, walks, championship golf courses, excellent angling, boating, cycle routes, heritage and cultural centres and museums.

Despite all the excellent accommodation in the district, self-catering apartments are the preferred choice of most visitors. Irish cottages are perfect for exploring, suit most people's pockets and allow for a more flexible timetable. Riverside cottages in Ballyconnell are close to the Anglers Rest, a popular pub with its own bait and tackle shop. Most of the fisheries in the area comprise of several major river systems and their connected lakes. The Shannon Erne waterways and Dromore/Annalee dominate the middle of the county and the River Boyne in the east with country cottages not far away.

Holiday cottages are convenient for golfers especially for the Erne Waterway Golf Challenge, an annual three-day festival played over the three excellent courses of Castle Hume, County Cavan and Slieve Russell. The Cavan Gaa (Gaelic Athletic Association) runs many yearly events like the Cavan Óg sport 7 a side competition held in July.

Things to do in County Cavan

Hiring a barge on the Shannon-Erne Waterway is a great way to relax or you can explore the Cavan Way, the Shannon Pot or the Burren on foot. Cyclists can enjoy the Kingfisher Cycle Trail and the countryside is perfect to enjoy on horseback. There are riding schools at Redhills Equestrian Centre, Mountnugent or Ross House centres. Your holiday cottage allows you to plan the following days activities in home from home comfort.

Nature or birdwatching is just one possibility in Dun-Na-Ri or Killykeen Forest Parks as there are planned walks, sailing, canoeing and beautiful picnic areas. Cavan town is growing shopping centre supported by the Cavan Crystal factory, yet it is pleasantly peaceful and rural. The Cuilagh Mountains are another nature and birdwatching area but also have a blanket bog plateau to explore.

County Cavan has a long history and no holiday is complete without visiting a castle or stately home. Then there are Drumlane and Kilmore abbeys, Avan Friary and Killinagh, Slanore, Tomregan and Urney monasteries. Museums include Cavan County Museum and the St. Killian's Heritage Centre.

Weather in County Cavan

County Cavan's climate is damp and cool and the weather can be particular windy and severe in the mountainous areas.

Travel in County Cavan

Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Galway, Knock, Sligo, Belfast, Derry are some of the airports convenient for County Cavan, as are the ports of Dublin and Rosslare. There is a good network of buses from Dublin, Belfast or Donegal and throughout the county.