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The Blue School


Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This is a charming and stylish studio apartment, recently renovated from old stables, on a one-acre organic vegetable and flower garden approximately 10 minutes from Clonakilty town. The apartment, while having an old-world charm, has all modern comforts including wood pellet fuelled central heating. The family live in the adjacent renovated school house and will be very happy to advise you on any queries you may have on the locality.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 5km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: 50km, Nearest railway: 60km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 1
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking

The County Cork region

West Cork, a source of inspiration and home to many artists, is a renowned area of natural beauty with particular areas of interest varying from famous megalithic stone circles and beautiful beaches to its many elegant gardens and activities such as whale/dolphin and bird watching. It also plays host to numerous music, art and community festivals througout the year.


Clonakilty is perfectly poised at the heart of the West Cork experience combining the artistic spirit of West Cork with the warm ambience of a lively West Cork town. It offers a variety of local leisure activities such as fishing, sailing, surfing, horse riding, golfing as well as gourmet restaurants and pubs with live music. It is also well situated to make trips to other other areas of interest all along the the beautiful South West coast.

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21 Aug 2014


"Adoreable Retreat .... cute dog and foraging on the farm optional"

I spent 5 blissful days at this adorable country retreat last week and could not have asked for more. The cottage is housed in a former stables, elegantly converted to ensure complete privacy and pea… More

18 May 2014


"Beautiful retreat"

My partner and I enjoyed a most relaxing week in this cosy, attractive studio. It was very spacious and bright with a well equipped kitchen. The king sized bed was one of the most comfortable I have e… More

1 May 2014


"A wonderful experience"

We had a lovely stay in this cosy, renovated studio apartment. It is a great base from which to explore beautiful West Cork with many nearby beaches.The studio is bright,clean and is furnished with al… More

24 Apr 2014


"very tastefully renovated cottage in idyllic rural location"

Really lovely renovated cottage in great location close to Clonakilty and Rosscarbery with easy access to the amazing coastline of West Cork. Owners were very friendly and helpful… More

20 Feb 2014


"Peaceful cottage in a fab part of Ireland"

I decided to take myself away from everything, so I could finish the novel I was writing. I was looking for a reasonably priced cottage, where I could be in peace, but where there were still people ne… More

12 Jan 2014


"Don't stay here in the winter"

We arrived at 3pm as we were told could not check in until 2pm. The cottage was freezing and Ina had to wait until her husband came home to light the fire to heat the cottage. We had travelled all n… More

This was our first December/January let during a particularly cold season. The cottage had been heated prior to your arrival but just happened not to be on when you arrived in the afternoon as we had regulated it to be on for long periods (except for a few hours in the afternoon and during the night). However, we had genuinely underestimated how long the cottage would need to warm up fully prior to a guest's arrival which is why, although the heat was on almost continuously, it didn't seem warm enough initially. We apologised profusely for this and turned it on continuously over a 24 hour period for the remainder of your stay.

We should like to point out that had your demeanour (from the moment you arrived even prior to entering the cottage) been less antagonistic and negative, we feel this would have been a much more pleasant encounter for all. We feel your expectations are perhaps best suited to hotel style accommodation where communication is at a minimum and you feel that, traveling with a large dog, to leave the accommodation in a very neglected state without saying goodbye is acceptable.

Thank you.

13 Aug 2013


"Peace & quiet with comforts of home"

We've just returned from a week at Ina and Jean Luc's lovely cottage. We wanted to get away from the city but needed to keep in touch with people on the internet so the facilities were perfe… More

6 Aug 2013


"Cozy Vacation Cottage"

My wife and I stayed at the Blue school and cannot recommend it enough. The price was a bargain for what we received---a comfy bed, plenty of space for both of us, a well appointed kitchen, and a quie… More

27 Feb 2013


"Fantastic weekend"

I was suprised by the misses with a weekend away to the blue school. The cottage has a very good atmosphere. We arrived late in the evening in february but Ina and Jean Luc were waiting for us and gav… More

17 Feb 2013


"Simply magnificent! Filled with warmth and friendliness both lodge and landlord's"

Oh what a stunning lodge inside and out...filled with the power of nature. Easy access to the wonderful surrounding tourist attractions. Yet in the quiet of country side you a simple phonecall away from your surroundings by calling the great cab services. Jean-Luke and Ina amazingly friendly and helpful. The lodge is layed out simple yet beautiful and have the warm homely feeling to it. You can eat out or simply cook away in the lodge. Whatever your holiday fancy the Blue school house allows for it all.

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Ina B.

  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:20 Aug 2014

Based in Ireland

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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