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Highlights in Cork

  • Blackrock castle
  • A day trip to Cobh
  • The English Market
  • Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone
  • Sunday’s Well

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Prices and availability

Current Holiday letting prices in Cork

€257for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
€234 annual average
Average price per week

Current holiday letting availability in Cork

< 1%for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
32% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Holiday homes and rentals in Cork

Inland city for a relaxing holiday in a holiday home

Not far from the centre, all the holiday homes in Cork offer comfortable and really cosy accommodation. Different neighbourhoods to stay at such as Blackhorsefield or Old-Fort or choose the ones close to the main attractions like Cork City Gaol or Granary Theatre. Find spaces that suit your needs and style. From country homes to city homes that go from cheap to luxurious living. Brimming with attractions, shops, restaurants and bars, Cork is the better base away from home. Many of the rentals are in a 4-6 mile radius from the beautiful village of Blarney. Enjoy the history, monuments and the scene with a rental holiday home in Cork.

Holiday homes and rentals in historic centre of Cork

In Cork you can find specific amenities for your getaway. Many holiday homes feature fully equipped kitchens with appliances, laundry facilities, parking, little gardens and some of them have a pool so you can take a dip when the sun shines. A popular destination for families, groups or couples that can find a holiday home for 2 or accommodation up to 7 people. Take in top local attractions like Cork City Hall, enjoy shopping around and having a bite nearby your holiday home!

Holiday in Cork

The area and getting around

Discovering the Irish island

In the province of Munster, in southwest Ireland, lies the cosmopolitan city of Cork which center is split by the River Lee into two channels. The place comes alive with its vibrant scene, cool cafes and shops, unique pubs and unusual museums. While in the city centre, make sure to visit the Crawford Gallery, take an Urban kayaking tour or step into the English Market and feast on amazing food. A pleasant and friendly city with a laidback life with no hurries or hassles. Besides the urban scene and just a short drive from the city, you can visit Blarney Castle with its dungeons, caves, gardens and Blarney Stone. Explore the surrounding areas and drive to picturesque little villas in the countryside or further North to enjoy the scenery of green Ireland if you have a car.

A Celtic experience for everybody

Ready to find out what things to do and see while in Cork? A brimming place plenty of art galleries, unusual museums and really good pubs where to try Cork’s craft beers such as Blarney Blonde. A walkable city centre, where getting from one place to another is such a pleasant stroll. And as a foodie capital, you can taste Rocket Man’s falafel, Café Paradiso’s veggies, Electric’s fish or a delicious and creamy ice cream at Gino’s gelato. Mouthwatering bites waiting for you! On an island, we cannot forget about beaches! Not far from the city you can also enjoy Barley Cove, a beach not-to-be-missed especially if you are a surf lover. The waves will be awaiting for you! And if the sea is a bit rough, try your swing and play a round of golf at the Old Head Golf Links.

Travellers and activities

Cork for history lovers

Can’t wait to discover the Emerald Isle? Culture taken to the next level is what Cork offers the visitors. Within a marvellous converted church arthouse and various gigs taking place, The Triskel Arts Centre is what you are looking for. Want to visit one of the curious museums? The Butter Museum shows a different and interesting view of this industry. But for unique experiences, at St Anne’s Church you can ring the bell and then head to the river to get on an urban kayaking tour that goes under the bridges. Cork has got you covered.

A paradise for food lovers

It is also a byword for lovely food because of its quality. Step into the English Market, an 18th century covered market, where you will find artisan cheese, superb smoked fish, and delicious chocolate. Flavour and innovation at Café Paradiso or Elbow Lane. And no better place to find Cork’s local brews like Eight Degrees Brewing or Rising Sons. Tasty craft beers can be enjoyed at the brewpub Franciscan Well Brewery. Ask for a Blarney Blonde, Shandon Stout or Rebel Red.

In 1912, Cobh was the Titanic’s last port of call and the first potato in Ireland was planted in Cork in 1588

Top 5 travel spots in Cork

1. Blarney Castle and the Stone

This medieval stronghold is near Cork and river Martin and it currently keeps what was built in 1446. In the battlements they built limestone blocks and according to legend when kissing the stone, endows the kisser with the gift of the gab. Find out what happens...

2. Take a day trip to Cobh

One of the finest natural ports and the last port of call for the Titanic. Whether you want to spend a few hours or the whole day, you won’t be disappointed when you get to the cathedral and see the impressive views from the water, from below, far or close to it.

3.The fascinating district of Sunday’s Well

To enjoy contemporary craft beer, classic stews or gourmet burguers, Sunday’s Well is the district to be. Plenty of lively and varied pubs in narrow lanes where to delight yourself.

4.Blackrock Castle

This castle was built between was built between 1828 and 1829. It’s just a fast spin from Cork. Admire the castle with it large circular towers with crenellated parapets resting on large corbels.

5. A Michelin-starred takeaway joint?

Don’t worry, we have not lost our marbles. You can now have a supreme Japanese experience by prestigious Michelin-star chef Takashi Miyazaki in this peculiar takeaway across the river. From delicious sushi rolls to udon noodles or donburi (rice bowls with your choice of topping). But if you fancy a 12-course kaiseiki or tasting menu at his top-end Japanese restaurant for a mesmerizing experience, Ichigo Ichie is the place to go. Here is where this wonderful chef will prepare the plates right in front of you if you get a seat by the counter!

FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Cork

On average, what was the cost for holiday homes in Cork in 2020, during the corona crisis?

Considering the average price of €152.16 per night, Cork lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday homes in Ireland.

When can you get the best deals on holiday rentals in Cork?

Those who want to save as much as possible should travel to Cork in December, November, and October which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of €133.12, €135.33, and €138.14 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.

When does the price of holiday homes in Cork go up the most?

When it comes to looking for a holiday home in Cork, the most expensive months are, in descending order, August, July and May with average prices per night of €169.27, €167.7, and €162.88, respectively.

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Cork well in advance?

When visiting Cork we recommend you to be proactive, as 54% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

When are more holiday homes available?

In 2020, the months with the largest number of available properties in Cork were January, February, and November with average availabilities of 68%, 53.8% and 50.25%, respectively.

When are fewer holiday homes available?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is June (only 40.25% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by October (40.4%), and August (41.4%).

Are there many holiday rentals in Cork?

We have 60 properties for you in Cork, provided by our 6 local and international partners.

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