I am planning a trip to Ireland this summer, do you know of any good self-catering stays?

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You’re in luck, there are some amazing self-catering places to stay all around the island of Ireland, from cute little thatched cottages to grand country houses. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. 

In Northern Ireland, you’ll find a charming old church in County Down that sleeps 10, which makes it perfect for a slightly larger group. The five-star rated Quarry Hill Church has been restored and converted into a new, modernised stay and is ideally located on the edge of the pretty village of Strangford. There are plenty of restaurants, cute cafes and activities to keep you busy in the surrounding area. Make sure not to miss the magnificent 19th century stately home of Mount Stewart, as well as the 18th century Castle Ward. 

If you’re looking for accommodation on the Wild Atlantic Way, Doon Cottage in Connemara, County Galway sleeps up to 12 guests and is a lovely, slightly more secluded cottage with views over Cashel Bay – perfect for a stroll or a quick sea swim if you’re ready to brave the refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean! Within a 40-minute drive from the house, you’ll find activities and attractions such as Kylemore Abbey and Dog’s Bay beach. 

Located in Ireland’s Ancient East, Ballyteigue House in County Limerick is a charismatic self-catering house with space for up to nine people. The house is just a short drive to Limerick city where you will find the recently renovated King John’s Castle, The Hunt Museum and a host of cool cafés and restaurants. For those looking for even more adventure, try cycling the Limerick Greenway, which follows the old Limerick to Kerry railway line and will take you through some luscious landscapes alongside bustling towns and villages. 

If you’re planning a trip to Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, then you must check out The Forge & The Writer's Cottage. These are two separate accommodations next to each other and are perfect for a romantic getaway. They are positioned right at the foot of the Slieve Blooms (if that doesn’t make you fall in love, we don’t know what will), and an intimate size – The Writer’s Cottage only sleeps two people and The Forge sleeps 2-4. They’re also ideally located with an abundance of activities close by including walking trails, fishing and horseback riding. 

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