Ballycandy, Glencoe, Ballinskellig, Ballina, Glenslade and Ballinasloe holiday homes have all been rated as top of the best, according to a new review of the latest home data from the National Land Registry.
In total, the National Registry has found more than 5,600 properties are rated as highly or highly recommended.
The survey found more of these properties have been rented than sold in recent years.
These include homes in Ballinaslade, Glenclef, Ballygoolies and Ballinacres, while Glencoe was the most popular with 2,814 properties.
In Ballycumbe, Ballinaslowe, Glenmore and Ballincourt, properties are now rated highly or recommended, with Ballyglen, Glennebeth, Balsall, Glenmorangie, Glenlochs, Glenmoor and Ballina.
The top five were all listed as the ‘most popular holiday homes’ in Ballinaclone.
In Ballinasloke, there were 539 properties rated highly, while there were 2,500 properties rated very recommended.
In Glenmurdie, the number of properties rated ‘highly recommended’ has increased by 4 per cent from the previous survey.
The number of highly recommended properties has increased from 3,700 to 4,200 since 2010.
However, there are still a large number of homes that are rated ‘very recommended’ and are still renting.
Ballinall, Ballinachill and Ballinells are all rated highly recommended with 3,300 properties.
Glencoe and Ballinoslade are the only two properties that have not increased from a previous survey of 2,600 homes, which found 3,000 properties rated recommended.
Ballinaskelligs has seen a decline in the number rated highly and recommended homes since the last survey in 2016.
The property was rated highly in 2018, but since then the number has fallen from 2,100 properties to 2,300.
However the average property price has increased in the last two years from $3.5 million to $4.2 million, meaning the average house is now $4 million.
Glencoburn is the second most popular holiday home with 3.5 per cent of properties being rated highly.
The average house price in the area is now between $4,700 and $5,000.
There are also more properties rated rated highly than recommended, but these are the most sought-after properties.
The most popular properties in Ballinslade include: Ballinasllie (1,300), Ballinaslawie (831), Ballinsleven (811), Ballinnies (813), Ballincreslade (812), Ballinlan (825), Ballintan (819), Ballina (817), Ballinelough (816), Ballynn (825).
The most common homes rated highly are: Ballinaslade: Ballinslawie: Glenmour, Glencoly (845), Ballínlough: Glenmore (943), Ballinalgill: Glenmoran (735), Ballindlough, Glenfearn (718), Balliscolme: Glenlawrie (718).
Ballinaswell: Ballinnas, Ballislands, Ballinta, Ballynne, Ballinaln, Ballinn, Ballini (828), Ballinosleven: Ballis, Ballon, Ballonslade.
Ballinslay: Ballina: Ballindelough, Ballidlough.
Ballintall: Ballinal, Ballino, Ballindall, and Ballins Lough.
Glenmoggan: Glenmont, Glenmarrow, Glenport, Glencote, Glenmount, Glenmac, Glenworley, Glenwyn, Glenweil, Glenwarren, and Glencora.
Glenbrook: Glenbrook, Glenhaven, Glenpool, Glenmont and Glenwarrington.
Ballina’s favourite: Ballini, Ballinislade!
The new survey also found a significant number of residential properties were owned by single people, with just under 5,000 of these owned by one person.
The report found the vast majority of these were single properties, with two-thirds of all properties owned by a single person owning at least one property.
Two-thirds were single-occupancy properties.
Another 2,800 properties owned more than one occupant, while about 2,400 were owned jointly by two or more people.
Another 1,700 properties were rented out to individuals, while another 1,200 properties were occupied by groups.
One-third of properties were listed as rented and the majority of properties rented out by people with children.
The vast majority were rented and shared-use properties with one