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Make a holiday rental property or holiday cottage in Northern Ireland your home away from home

It is impossible not to relax on holiday in Northern Ireland. The windswept moors, rugged mountains and timeless lake scenery is an absolute joy to explore from any Northern Ireland holiday cottage, and the many unassuming rural towns and quaint fishing villages hide a wealth of cultural and historical treasures.

Things to do in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland property is the perfect base for anyone that loves the great outdoors, active living and nature. The fishing is simply exceptional, whether sea fishing, course fishing or game fishing. Lough Erne is a particularly popular place to fish from a Northern Ireland holiday cottage, but there are many miles of rivers and countless loughs for fishing.

Golf holidays in Northern Ireland are also of the highest quality. There are some 90 golf courses in Northern Ireland including Royal Portrush and Royal County Down (which are both exceptional links courses), and golf is taken very seriously. There are some excellent Northern Irish golf passes you can buy, giving you a great selection of courses to play during your Northern Irish holiday.

The open countryside is a walker’s, mountain biker’s and horse rider’s dream. The stunning landscapes of the Mountains of Mourne, Fermanagh Lakeland and Ulster Moors are covered in a maze of trails, taking in some of the most important attractions and sites. There are thousands of castles and fortresses dating back to the 12th century which adorn the landscape, and around Fermanagh and Tyrone especially are an astonishing array of Stone Age discoveries. The walled city of Derry and Mountsandel are two of the most popular places to visit whilst staying in a Northern Ireland holiday cottage, but there is so much to see across the whole region that you shall certainly not want for attractions, whether historical, cultural or natural.

Places to visit on holiday in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, you will find the vibrant city of Belfast in County Antrim and a landscape of quaint villages, lush green scenery and long golden beaches. One of the most popular beaches is the Portrush East Strand Blue Flag Beach, which features fabulous views over the Skerries to the Scottish Islands and is backed by an extensive dune system and the Royal Portrush golf course. The Glens of Antrim features lovely valleys and waterfalls.

Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attraction, the Giant's Causeway, is an incredible volcanic rock formation made up of 40,000 symmetrical basalt columns that resemble a giant staircase leading from the cliffs to the ocean floor, and is an almost vital part of any Northern Ireland holiday experience

Belfast is known for its lively nightlife, fine dining, and great shopping. Cultural and historical sights for guests of Ireland holiday rentals include the City Hall in Donegall Square, St. Anne's Cathedral, the Ulster Museum, Belfast Castle, and the historic buildings on the Golden Mile.

Weather in Northern Ireland

The weather in Northern Ireland can be a little unpredictable, but it is this that keeps the Emerald Isle quite so lush and attractive! Packing a rain coat is always advisable when travelling to a self catering Northern Ireland property just in case, but you shouldn’t need it between June and August as temperatures rise into the 20’s (7deg;C).

Travel to Northern Ireland

Reaching Northern Ireland holiday cottages could not be much easier. As part of the UK, Northern Ireland is wonderfully easy to access, with flights arriving into Belfast (BFS), George Best (BHD) and Derry City Airports (LDY) from across the whole of Great Britain. There are also regular ferry services from ports across western England and Wales.


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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Pretty cottage in ideal situation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our all too short stay in Lilac Cottage. It is perfectly situated to explore the Ards Peninsula and beyond. There is so much to visit on the door step - too many places to list here. There are pubs and restaurants within walking distance or the kitchen is well equipped if you choose to eat in. The cottage is comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated - loved the soft muted grey and heather colour scheme - so in keeping with the local colours. Plenty of room for the two of us but it would equally comfortably accommodate four. If we wanted to explore the Ards Peninsula again would certainly aim to stay here and would definitely recommend to others. Did not actually meet the owner Janet but did appreciate the welcoming card, wine and savouries.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      This gorgeous cosy house is just a wee dream. Has everything you could wish for and was perfect!!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This lovely house is so perfect for anyone looking to have a stay in Belfast. It is packed with everything you could wish and goes way beyound your expectations. Its a quiet street and has local shops, and food outlets within minutes walking distance. The city centre isnt far about 10 mins in a car but is also walkable. I would have no hesitations in either recommending this home or staying again....Just book it you really wont be disappointed.x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      The best ever, worth every star and more :-)

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What a wonderful appartment with a stunning view over the bay. We felt so spoiled with the warm welcome (wine, cheese, grapes etc to welcome us, wauw !! thank you so much Mrs Hamilton), the beds made up (thanks again), very clean and well maintained , everything available to just start to enjoy the minute you walk in and so cosy and warm and spacious. The gas fireplace is so cosy and warm in the evenings, definitely a big plus for cosiness :-) .Having breakfast every morning while looking over the bay and enjoying the doings of the birds, heavenly. Appartment as well as location are superb ! Just thought this morning, I want to go back :-). It was wauw wauw wauw :-).
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016