By now the reality has set in for many parents and teachers. The school year is officially on and, for many people, the first full week back is nearing completion.
There are just 42 days between now and the mid-term break on Friday October 23rd so you could be forgiven for thinking you need a holiday to get you through the months ahead.
What better excuse to get away than by booking a holiday home to suit all the family?
With that in mind, MyHome.ie has compiled five of the best properties around at present at both home and abroad.
A newly built development of luxury holiday homes close to Kenmare town centre, these three bed properties are located in a quaint courtyard setting. Equipped with every modern convenience, they can sleep up to six people with all that Kenmare has to offer on your doorstep.
This three bed house stands within its own half-acre grounds, with its elevated position offering uninterrupted panoramic views over scenic Carrowmore Lough. This is a superb holiday base, offering breathtaking coastal walks, the Bangor Trail, miles of deserted beaches and unspoilt coastline to explore. Fishing is available from the lake with many renowned rivers and deep sea angling opportunities nearby. There is also golf, bird watching and watersports close by with the Ceide Fields, Westport, Foxrock and Ballina all within a short drive.
Located in Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way, this four bed detached residence is situated on an elevated site overlooking Cleggan Bay with uninterrupted views over the Atlantic, Twelve Bens mountain range and Inishbofin, Inish Shark & the Mayo Islands. Located just 1km from Cleggan village and a two minute walk from the beach, it offers an ideal seting for a family break away.
This fabulous five bed detached country residence is situated on five acres of land within walking distance of the beach, shops and restaurants. There are an abundance of amenities nearby including Dollar Bay, Baginbun, Dunbrody House Hotel, Waterford Castle, The Cliffhouse and Shielbaggan Adventure Centre which offers kayaking, canoeing and more. It also features a children’s play area, football goals, basketball net and large paddling pool on the grounds.
Seodin is a five bed cottage that nestles ideally between the foothills of the majestic Mount Errigal and the shores of Dunlewey Lake, overlooking both the lake and the hauntingly beautiful Poisoned Glen. The house is light-filled throughout and benefits from a large raised decking area with stunning views. Amongst the amenities close by are the magnificent Glenveagh National Park and the Dunlewery Centre, which offers horse riding, play areas and more.
Located 3.7 miles from the village of Dunster in Somerset, Dragon House is set over three floors, sleeping 22 people in eight bedrooms. The house also has a commercial kitchen, a dining room with gas fire, a sitting room, a second sitting room with bar and open fire, a conservatory, a hall with seating and a second floor landing area with a sitting area. An ideal setting for a family or group of friends, it is situated near the North Somerset coast and all it offers.
Situated in the peaceful community of Seasons, just a 15 minute drive from Walt Disney World, this villa is a fantastic choice for families looking to be close to it all in Florida. Recently renovated, Villa Jasmine enjoys a fully fitted games room, with pool table and table football while the inviting private pool is overlooked by a covered dining area, ideal for making the most of the warm climate whilst enjoying the view of the lake in the distance.
This beautiful four bed villa in the South of France sleeps eight people and comes with a private garden and 12m swimming pool with south facing terrace. The medieval walled town of Aigues Mortes is less than 10 minutes by foot, with the beach less than 5km away. Aigues Mortes is a lively town with many festivals throughout the summer. It also offers plenty of fine restaurants and stores with guided tours available.
This Tuscan villa, together with the adjacent farmhouse, is surrounded by olive groves and has views of the Valdichiana. The property consists of four self-contained units over two floors, which are not connected internally. There is also a lovely natural swimming pool on two levels, as well as a solarium. There are several historic cities to visit including Arezzo 20km, Siena 40km and Florence 80km. Other more local places to visit are Monte San Savino 4km and Civitella.
This exquisite Costa Brava first line house is located overlooking the idyllic bay of Aiguablava in a private gated community of only four other neighbouring residential properties, and is one of the few properties in the Costa Brava to benefit from direct beach access. The house is located in tranquil, scenic surroundings, with unbroken views across the bay. The attractive medieval town of Begur is just 4km from the house and offers a wide range of amenities.
We have thousands of holiday homes available both in Ireland and overseas, with some of the top agencies and landlords advertising on the site. If you’ve got a place you would like to make available for renting, make sure it is advertised with us.