As more and more restrictions start to lift, we can now wait for summer vacation and get away from it all for a few days after a stressful year.
There has been a lot of talk lately about the cost of stays in Ireland with potential holidaymakers saying they’ve been quoted in the hundreds for a night or two in a hotel.
However, you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a summer in Ireland and there are some great options for individuals, couples, and families.
With that in mind, we’ve found seven vacation homes you can rent in Cork for under € 300 a week this summer.
This pretty little wooden cottage overlooks the hills of Maughanaclea and also offers views of the Sheehy Mountains on the Cork / Kerry border.
The cottage is on the owner’s domain and is approximately 10 km from the sea with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
It is ideally located for visiting West Cork or the Beara Peninsula and Kerry. and there are also many walking and cycling trails nearby.
The chalet can accommodate up to six people and is comfortably furnished with a well-equipped kitchen and dining area.
For just € 222, this is a great option for a West Cork countryside getaway.
We love this place, and not just because it’s adorably called “Nana’s House”!
With two double bedrooms, one single and a family shower room, this cottage is suitable for five people.
The chalet overlooks the sea in a hamlet just five miles from the Allihies and is ideal for a small family wishing to explore this beautiful part of Ireland.
You can rent this house for just € 232 per week.
You couldn’t be closer to the water than this old stone boathouse that has been converted into two vacation homes.
The houses are by the sea overlooking Clonakilty Bay and are just two miles from town.
The area is popular for its wildlife and it is also a great location for golfing and fishing with the added benefit of Inchydoney’s blue flag beach also being nearby.
The three bedroom house can be rented for € 250 per week.
This next option would be ideal for a couple looking for a romantic getaway as unfortunately this traditional stone cottage is not suitable for children.
The chalet can accommodate up to four people and is located on a working goat farm near the landlocked Lough Ine nature reserve.
You can even meet the goats on the farm and watch their cheese being made, how cool is it?
The city of Baltimore is just 2 miles away where you can enjoy food, shop or even take a boat trip to the Sherkin and Cape Clear Islands.
This chalet is currently available for rent for € 191 per week.
The Dispensary is a self-catering bungalow located in a rural area in the village of Inch, six kilometers from the village of Killeagh.
The chalet is another getaway spot for couples as it can only accommodate two people and if you are bringing a child it will need to be supervised at all times as the chalet is next to a river.
There is a lovely outdoor patio next to this house which would be a great place to relax after a long day of exploring.
You can spend a week there for just € 167.
This comfortable three bedroom cottage is located in a picturesque orchard with panoramic views of Bantry Bay and the Ouvane River.
The village of Bantry is just a short drive away with plenty of dining options on your doorstep to enjoy.
The ground floor comprises a living / dining room, a kitchen, a veranda, a double bedroom with en-suite shower, a twin bedroom, a bathroom with a separate shower cubicle and a utility room.
Upstairs there is a twin bedroom under the eaves with a view of the bay.
You can rent this cottage for only € 250 per week.
If you really want to escape reality and get as far from home as possible, a stay in Cape Clear might be the option for you.
Cape Clear Holiday Homes overlook Roaring Water Bay, Long Island Bay and the Mizen Peninsula with panoramic views of patchwork farmland on Ireland’s southernmost inhabited island.
The new purpose built homes are perfect for families, nature lovers, writers, or those looking for a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
For just € 250 per week, that’s a bargain in our book!