Top Self Catering Breaks with Swimming Pool

top self catering

So we have this amazing island to explore full of history and culture and if we get the weather, there really is no better place to be then right here in Ireland! The only problem we always seem to encounter is finding somewhere to stay, that’s reasonably priced, when you’re like us and have families with three or four children! For our families we are on the go so much that it’s easier to have the flexibility of kitchen facilities rather then inter-connecting rooms if we’re away for longer than a night or two. Usually the only thing on the kids wish list is a swimming pool which can come in very handy in Ireland for those rainy days! Again though, this can be quite difficult to find so we went on a search and these are our top picks…

  • Self Catering House √
  • Hotel Facilities ie. swimming pool, kids club etc √
  • Reasonably priced √

    Trabolgan Holiday Village Cork

    trabolgan holiday village

Trabolgan Holiday Village in the South of Ireland is located on over 140 acres of peaceful woodland beside the sea in East Cork. It is firmly established as a family favourite with both Irish and overseas visitors. 172 self-catering houses / apartments and 35 touring caravan pitches welcome visitors throughout the season from mid-March to the end of October. A coastal setting in sunny south East Cork offers the peace and relaxation that families enjoy and with tons of activities on site, nightly entertainment, as well as gift shopping, restaurant & bar facilities available, Trabolgan really has something to offer all ages. More information here

Mount Wolseley Hotel Carlow

Easter Packages at Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Golf Resort

Mount Wolseley Hotel is the ideal location for you and your family this summer. With 143 bedrooms, including family rooms and 35 Self Catering Houses on-site, outdoor playground, tennis courts, indoor play areas and much more, it is perfect for you and your little ones! Beautifully situated in the tranquil countryside of County Carlow, just one hour from Dublin City, the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is an exquisite location for your leisure break. Standing on its own 18 Hole Championship Golf Course and featuring the Wolseley Spa and Leisure Club, the hotel offers luxury accommodation matched with an elegant chic interior with ultra modern amenities and impeccable service. More information here

The Blarney Hotel & Golf Resort Cork

The Blarney Hotel & Golf Resort was in a location that we loved! Away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre but yet so close to everything. The lodges were ideal for what we wanted which was literally a base for touring the area. There is a swimming pool, a playground and go-karts and of course fantastic golf facilities (information based on our stay in 2015) More information here

Castlerosse Hotel & Holiday Homes Killarney

The Castlerosse Hotel & Holiday Homes Killarney is the perfect place to relax and chill out. This Killarney hotel is beautifully situated on the shores of the Lakes of Killarney, just 2km from Killarney town, a 25 minute walk away through the Killarney National Park. The Castlerosse is ideally situated for those travelling along the Kerry Wild Atlantic Way route which incorporates 350km of this amazing driving route. Few hotels in Killarney enjoy the unique tranquil setting of the Castlerosse Hotel with its views of Killarney’s Lakes and Magillicuddy Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountains. They have Woodland Cottages and Golf Lodges available which all have access to the leisure facilities on site. More information here

Castle Oaks House Hotel Limerick


The Castle Oaks House Hotel is set in a dream location in Limerick on 26 acres of beautiful mature gardens that lead down to the banks of the River Shannon. This owner managed Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Castleconnell, in County Limerick. They are conveniently located on the N7 making it easily accessible from Dublin and Limerick City, as well as Shannon International Airport. The hotel is also near University of Limerick, Thomond Park, Killaloe (Ireland’s Lake District), Adare and Bunratty Castle. The Riverside Mews Holiday Homes are situated on the grounds of the Hotel. All Self Catering residents have full access to the onsite facilities of the hotel including – Restaurant, Bar,  Children’s Playground, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Seasonal Kiddies Club, Steam Room, Sauna & Jacuzzi, Fully equipped Gym and Flood lit Tennis/Soccer pitches. More information here

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