It’s been a long couple of years, and it’s easy to feel like we’ve missed out on quality time with family and friends. Now that things are starting to look up, we think a family gathering is long overdue. Here are some fantastic self-catering houses for a well-needed catch up:
Gorgeous Irish Getaways for Family Gatherings
Straffan House at The K Club, Kildare
The K Club is home to many stunning features and accommodation options. The exquisite resort is the perfect spot for a family break, with lots of activities to keep the whole clan busy. From paddle boarding to archery and horse riding.
The Straffan House is just one of the many options, with 10 elegantly designed bedrooms and large communal spaces – ideal for large families. This luxurious country-style house has distinctly French features, offering guests a warm welcome from the second they step inside.
Dunkerron House, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
This 55-acre estate bordering Kenmare Bay is ideal for a relaxed family break, surrounded by stunning woodlands. The grounds are also home to the ruins of Dunkerron Castle and have their own walled garden, so there’s lots to discover.
Dunkerron House is packed with luxury, with eight bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen, a playroom, a small private bar and a dining room seating up to 16. This is a great choice for families looking to reconnect and enjoy some quality time among nature.
Ballyrane House, Wexford
Ballyrane House is a fabulous escape in County Wexford, just by Rosslare Harbour and 10km from Wexford Town. This spacious home sleeps up to 10 guests, with five stunning bedrooms. This peaceful country home is both cosy and bright, ideal for bringing families together.
Enjoy the comfortable sitting room, complete with a fireplace for those quiet nights in. The house is complete with a small garden terrace, making it ideal for the warmer months. The house sits on seven acres of land, surrounded by a charming garden for outdoor activities.
Sea Barn, Sligo
A seaside break is sometimes all we need to relax and recharge, and this Sea Barn in County Sligo means you can do just that. Sleeping up to 17 people, you can bring the entire family to enjoy some time by the coast.
The modern home offers comfortable accommodation, with all you need for your self-catering experience. When you’re not out exploring the gorgeous Sligo coastline, take some time to wind down inside, with each en-suite bathroom kitted out with VOYA organic seaweed products, bathrobes and slippers. The bedrooms are complete with private patio areas, with reclining deck chairs and tables. This really is the ultimate spot for finding tranquility.
Silver Birch, Glengarriff, Cork
Sleeping up to 22 people, Silver Birch is the perfect home away from home for your family break. This is a spacious and modern home, with all the warm and inviting characteristics of a cosy cottage. Overlooking Glengarriff Harbour, this is another one for escaping to the seaside.
The house is complete with some fantastic communal spaces, 11 gorgeous bedrooms and even its very own saunas and games room. With a fully equipped kitchen, you can treat the whole family to a wonderful home-cooked meal. For those of you looking for that little bit more from your holiday rental, this is a no-brainer.