I’ve always dreamed of staying in a cottage in Ireland and experiencing village life. What fun to travel around seeing the area and really getting a feel for Ireland and its people. Now I find that it’s really possible to do this.
Start by looking at the listings on the internet. Search for these using the terms “Irish cottage” + “rental.” Here are some examples of what I found:
Browse through the listings, looking at locations. Visualize yourself staying in the rustic cottages. Do you want to be in a village so you can walk down to the market for a loaf of bread and to the pub in the evening for a pint? Would you rather be in the country with a hillside of sheep for company? Think about the setting that fits your dream vacation. Are long rambling walks with skylarks overhead what you want? Would you love puttering with the flower garden and reading in the sunshine?
Compare the prices of the different agencies that offer cottages for rent. What amenities are included? Do you want total authenticity with a peat fire and a thatched roof? Would you prefer a cottage setting but like to have some modernized comforts as well? Read the listings carefully for these details.
Now, start saving your money for this idyllic Irish vacation. I’m saving what I earn from writing for eHow. It’s exciting to see the savings grow and my Irish cottage vacation coming closer to reality.
Reading about Ireland helps me picture myself enjoying my Irish cottage vacation. Here’s my booklist about Ireland with a variety of titles. I’ve included some of my favorite celtic music CDs on the list too.
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