Winter is well and truly upon and that means a lot of weekends spent staring out the window.
Sure you might as well do the same any any one of this gorgeous cottages dotted around the island, all of which are complete with cosy fireplaces to warm your toes in front of.
Whether you’re looking for a weekend escape with your other half, a place to get the gang together or even if you just to head away solo for a bit of ‘me’ time, we’ve got you covered.
We’re feeling warm just looking at these. The only problem is, will you ever want to leave?
1. Fintown, Co. Donegal
Perfect for a couple, this cottage is nestled perfectly in the hills of Donegal and costs only €60 per night.
2. Grangecon, Co. Wicklow
€59 a night will get you this converted stable which even has a chess board to while away the hours.
3. Feakle, Co. Clare
A cosy cottage close to the Cliffs of Moher and Lough Derg for €35 a night.
4. Ballymacoda, Co. Cork
This 150-year-old country cottage is the height of authenticity. €48 a night to nab this gem.
5. Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
Perfectly located and at €59 a night, the quaintly-named Pat’s Cottage is as toasty as they come.
6. Co. Longford
Escape from it all for just €35 a night at this midlands haven.
7. Lismore, Co. Waterford
With room for six guests, this three-bedroom cottage is yours for €65 a night.
8. Aughrim, Co. Wicklow
Peace and quiet is guaranteed at this restored 19th century stone cottage. At €90 a night it’s at the pricier end of the scale.
9. Kilmacrennan, Co. Donegal
Another choice ideal for a group, this thatched farmhouse is within walking distance to a of a pub. What more could you want for €40 per night?
10. Emyvale, Co. Monaghan
With room for four people, this stone cottage on a country estate even has a dog kennel so there’s no need to leave your pooch at home. €70 a night with activities such as pony-trekking, golf and paintballing nearby.
11. Westport, Co. Mayo
A short drive from the bustling metropolis that is Westport. €44 will see your feet parked at this gorgeous fireplace for the night.
12. Killarney, Co. Kerry
Splash out €92 a night for this gorgeous cottage at the foot of the McGillycuddy Reeks.