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The Old Schoolhouse

from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This property is a converted schoolhouse in the heart of the beautiful Ring of Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way b. It is 3 kms from the bustling market town of Cahersiveen. It was built in 1877 and was a school until the 1970s. It was then was converted into 2 comfortable dwellings and was the holiday home of a former Irish president, Cearbhaill O Dalaigh, for some years.

It is set in a beautiful location, surrounded by mountains and within view of the sea. it is an ideal escape from the bustling world outside. There is a fishing harbour 15 mins walk away and it is 4 kms from a sandy blue flag beach (the White Strand).

There are beautiful gardens front and rear and the mild climate is noticeable from the variety of plants, shrubs and palm trees in the extensive gardens.

The present owner has refurbished it recently and the cottage for rent is the Girls school of the old schoolhouse.

It consists of a large lounge ,extensive wooden painted kitchen with a dining area. The upstairs is reached by a spiral staircase where there is a large family bedroom and two smaller rooms, one a double and one twin. The decor is country style and it retains old world charm with ceiling beams and cottage decor. The cottage is full of light with sea views.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach White Strand (Blue Flag) 4 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Kerry Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 50 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Province of Munster region

The Ivreagh Peninsula is in Southwest Ireland in a scenic area called the Ring of Kerry on the Wild Atlantic Way. This area includes Ireland's highest mountains(the Magillacuddy Reeks), lakes , islands, a rugged coastline and many fine beaches. It boasts of a very mild climate and the vegetation is lush and mediterranean. There are many first class amenities such as luxury hotels and upmarket fish restaurants as well as outdoor activities such as hill walking , golfing and sea sports. Two of Ireland's best fish restaurants (QC's and The Point)and one of the best bakeries (Le Petite Delice) are in the nearby town of Cahersiveen.


Coonanna schoolhouse is situated about halfway between the market town of Cahirsiveen (ancestral home of the great Irish patriot Daniel O Connell) and the pretty harbour of Coonanna; 3 kms in each direction. It lies at the foot of a mountain called Cnoc na dTobar (Mountain of the Wells), a sacred site in both pre and post Christian times. There are many archaeological monuments nearby such as pre-historic stone forts and medieval ruins of ancient castles.

Valentia island is a short ferry crossing away. Waterville , with its world-class links golf course, is 15 kms away. It was to the town of Waterville that Charlie Chaplin brought his large family on holidays every year and where he indulged in his favourite past-time of fishing.

There are also many excellent sandy beaches nearby such as the White Strand , Kells Bay Ballinaskelligs beach , all which have Blue Flags.

The proximity of the ocean ensures that the seafood is excellent and varied. In Cahirsiveen itself there is also a marina where one can hire a boat or go on a trip to the nearby Skellig Rocks, a UNESCO site.

The Kerry way, a 200km walking and cycling route passes near the schoolhouse. There are two bicycles available in the house if you wish to go on a cycle tour.

The schoolhouse is a hour from Kerry airport and 3 hours by car from the Cork ferries to England and France.

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