Beach Cottages

County Cork lies on the South West coast of Ireland on the mouth of the River Lee, on an inlet that forms one of the World's largest natural harbours. These are awesome natural settings for a city, which already has a lot going for it, namely the heady mountains and the zigzagging coastline that heads east and west. The West is particularly beautiful with countless inlets, coves and wood lined beaches, all of which are un-spoilt and teeming with wildlife. People come to practice all kinds of vices here, such as sailing, surfing, kayaking or simply indulging their senses in the surrounding natural beauty and pure elements. County Cork is very Irish but definitely has a cosmopolitan air with lots of art, music, culture and is currently experiencing a gastronomic revival with farmers markets, artisan food events and master chefs popping up everywhere. Whether you enjoy posh pub grub, world-class restaurants, local produce markets or food festivals, you won't leave this place hungry with top notch eateries to be found in the likes of Kilcrohane and Glengarriff. Attractions include the mountain pass, island hopping, the cable car ride to Dursey Island, various ancient sites, ruined castles, forts and interesting mines to explore. Check out the self-catering cottages in County Cork listed below, many that are pet friendly with sea views and children welcome.