We want to leave 3 or 4 nights unbooked in the middle of our trip so we can just wing it and decide what we want to fill in to balance out our trip. Last May when we visited Greece we were happy that we'd left some unbooked time because where we ended up wasn't what we would have initially assumed we would be doing. And, when we did this, we found some very nice places to stay that didn't have an internet presence and didn't advertise and were happy to offer good prices to walk in clientel.
Our hope is that we can do what we did there, which was to just drive up to the area we decided on, scope it out, and see some availability signs so we could just knock on the door. Will this tactic work for Ireland at this time of year? Is it also possible to find any self-catering places that would take someone for 3 or 4 nights on a walk-in basis, or would we only be able to find B & Bs? I know at one of our favorite vacation locales here in the US there are many smaller mom and pop type self-catering cottages that can be found off season and that are only known to those in the immediate area because they do no promotion whatsoever. Is Ireland the same? We'd be in the south west area. Thanks.