A Selection of the Finest Dog-Friendly Accommodation in Ireland
Ballealy Cottage, Shanes Castle Estate, Co. Antrim
Located close to the shores of Lough Neagh, Ballealy Cottage is a nature lover’s paradise. With a wonderful wildlife garden and surroundings this property is ideal for up to five people to escape from the hustle & bustle of life and enjoy a self-catering holiday with their dog. The cottage makes a good base from which to explore the beautiful county of Antrim.
Drum Gatelodge, Bushmills, Co. Antrim
Drum Gatelodge is a pretty dog-friendly gatelodge near the Giant’s Causeway suitable for two people on a self-catering break. It is situated on a quiet country road and its rustic setting makes it an ideal romantic retreat from the stresses of everyday life. It was built at the end of a long avenue of beech trees at the edge of the Ballylough Estate in 1800.
Magherintemple Lodge, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
Magherintemple Lodge is located in the seaside town of Ballycastle on the north Antrim Coast and is a wonderfully peaceful self-catering get-away for the entire family (including your dog!). It sleeps two adults and two children (under the age of 12). There is a great feeling of quiet and peace, yet it is only 5 minutes drive to a beautiful beach.
Knocknalosset House, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
Knocknalosset House ia an endearing two-storey farmhouse down a country lane in the heart of the lakelands of County Cavan. With original features throughout this property you are invited to take time to relax, unwind and recharge in this charming farmhouse. It is suitable for up to four people on a self-catering holiday.
Inchiquin House, Corofin, Co. Clare
Inchiquin House is an elegant dog-friendly self-catering period home for up to ten people in County Clare, romantically tucked away in the west of Ireland not far from the Wild Atlantic Way. It is the perfect base from which to explore the unique Burren landscape, historic sites, and the region’s many leisure activities.
Loop Head Lightkeeper’s House, Kilbaha, Co. Clare
Perched on an enclosure at the tip of Loop Head stands the lighthouse station. Surrounded by birds and wild flowers, cliffs and Atlantic surf, Loop Head offers self-catering holiday accommodation for up to five people on the rugged west coast with views of the sea down to Kerry Head and Dingle and across to the Cliffs of Moher.
Annes Grove Miniature Castle, Castletownroche, Co. Cork
A miniature medieval castle, Annes Grove Gatelodge was designed in 1853 to impress visitors to the main house – Annesgrove House and Gardens. It is suitable for two people and one dog on a self-catering holiday and is an intensely romantic building! Guests can enjoy great peace and tranquility.
Railway Crossing Cottage, Drumstevlin, Co. Donegal
Railway Crossing Cottage, located in Drumstevlin just 6 minutes from Donegal town, is a charming self-catering railway cottage suitable for two people. This beautiful cottage is full of character and has a long garden that follows the course of the old rail tracks. It comes highly recommended for a peaceful break.
Termon House, Dungloe, Co. Donegal
Termon House, a former 18th century land agent’s house in Maghery, near Dungloe, is located in the heart of the Gaeltacht area and caters for up to six people on a self-catering holiday. It is set on a stunning beachfront location on the Wild Atlantic Way, perfect for walks with your dog! This property is ideal for a true ‘get away from it all’ break.
Triumphal Arch Lodge, Colebrooke, Co. Fermanagh
The Triumphal Arch Lodge at Colebrooke is located in the heart of County Fermanagh and is suitable for up to four people on a self-catering holiday. It is the gatelodge to an estate that has a long history dating back to the 1640s. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is only a short distance from the tranquility of beautiful Lough Erne.
Bayside Cottage, Cashel, Connemara, Co. Galway
“On the Shores of this Western Paradise” Bayside Cottage is a beautiful traditionally styled home with thatched roof and whitewashed walls. The charming, ‘real-world’ escape is situated on the shores of the majestic Cashel Bay, directly located on the Wild Atlantic Way in the heart of Connemara in County Galway.
The Ardilaun Hotel, Taylor’s Hill, Galway
Formerly a country mansion, the 4* Ardilaun Hotel boasts 123 luxury bedrooms with a superb conference centre and leisure club facilities. It is independently owned and operated by the Ryan family and dogs are welcome! You will have a room beside the beautiful gardens so you’ll have easy access when the need arises and nice little playground too.
Westcove Lettings, Castlecove, Co. Kerry
Pier Cottage, Westcove House, The Stables and Garden Cottage are a collection of unique self-catering dog-friendly period properties full of character and overlooking the beautiful Kenmare estuary on the southernmost point of the ‘Ring of Kerry’. There are wonderful dog walks nearby, especially on the dunes at Derrynane.
Batty Langley Lodge, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
Batty Langley Lodge is an elegant two storey building suitable for two people on a self-catering getaway. It has seven stone pinnacles designed to be viewed from the River Walk below as part of the planned landscape surrounding the world famous Palladian Castletown House. It is situated on the old Dublin entrance to the house, now a quiet country lane.
Castletown Gate House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
This beautiful dog-friendly house at the bottom of a tree lined avenue leading to Castletown House provides a cosy retreat for up to three people for a get-away-from-it-all self-catering break. The Gate House at Castletown is one of three adjoining gatelodge buildings – known separately as The Round House, The Pottery and The Gate House.
Enniscoe House, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Enniscoe House is a dog-friendly Georgian guesthouse on a vibrant country estate dating from the 1790s nestled on the shores of Lough Conn and offering elegant accommodation and outstanding views of the spectacular landscape. Well behaved pets are more than welcome to spend the night in the bedrooms with their owners.
Courtyard Cottages at Tankardstown, Slane, Co. Meath
The Courtyard Cottages at Tankardstown offer luxurious country house dog-friendly accommodation and an award winning restaurant on an estate comprising 80 acres of woodland and parkland. Check in with your dog at reception and be taken to the beautifully appointed courtyard cottage suites where a complimentary doggie treat awaits!
Schoolhouse at Annaghmore, Collooney, Co. Sligo
Built in the 1860s, The Schoolhouse, Annaghmore is an attractive rural building picturesquely located by the Owenmore River, surrounded by mature woodland. The house can accommodate up to four people on a self-catering holiday in two double bedrooms. It is a superb base from which to explore the Yeats country, and the Sligo and north Mayo coasts.
Salterbridge Gatelodge, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
Situated on the Salterbridge estate, on the valley road a mile from the charming village of Cappoquin, Salterbridge Gatelodge is also only 3 miles from the heritage town of Lismore and 20 miles from the sea at Youghal and Dungarvan. This enchanting self-catering property accommodates two people in great comfort.
Rathsallagh House, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow
Converted from Queen Anne stables in 1798, and a member of Ireland’s Blue Book, Rathsallagh is a large 4-star Grade A country house on the Wicklow / Kildare border set in 530 acres of peaceful parkland with its own walled garden – all surrounded by the magnificent Rathsallagh Golf Club. Dogs are welcome!
Wicklow Head Lighthouse, Dunbur Head, Co. Wicklow
Wicklow Head Lighthouse has safeguarded the scenic Wicklow coastline since 1781. It is a peace seeker’s haven with inspiring and refreshing views of the Irish Sea that provide a perfect backdrop for a most unique self-catering break for up to four people. There are 109 steps to the kitchen, which is on the top floor!
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