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Charming Old School House
Charming Old School House


Private room

16 Guests

7 Bedrooms

14 Beds


Private room

16 Guests

7 Bedrooms

14 Beds

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About this listing

Welcome to beautiful Ballinskelligs and the wild Atlantic way.
The old school house is a lovenly restored school house built in 1844 and retains some of the original features and charm with comfortable rooms and great food.We look foreword to welcoming you and helping you get the best from your time here on the wonderful Skellig coast.
There is lots to see and do here with blue flag beaches and mountain walks,we can arrange your trip to Skellig Michael,a must see if you are a star wars fan.


The space
Bathrooms: 7 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 7
Beds: 14
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $40 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Description

The space

The Old School House B&B welcomes you to beautiful unspoiled Ballinskelligs on the wonderful Skellig coast. The house has 6 bedrooms and a large lounge suitable for relaxing by the open fire or sipping your coffee while we help you plan your day. There is a cosy conservatory for reading and relaxing and a secluded garden to enjoy on sunny days. There are many activities locally for you to enjoy, be it cliff walks along the Atlantic waves, kayaking, canoeing, or rock climbing, abseiling a round of golf, horse riding, bird watching or simply taking in the view over a cup of coffee in our local beach cafe . Start your day with our home cooked and totally fresh breakfast, made with our own free-range eggs and local Valencia milk you can choose from scrambled eggs with Irish bacon or fluffy pancakes with berries and cream,not forgetting the traditional Irish fried breakfast and our homemade brown bread and scones. We can arrange your boat trip to Skellig Michael (Weather Permitting) or help you plan your day with maps and directions there are many historic sites on the Skellig ring and the nearby world famous Ring of Kerry is pure eye candy.You will love our house if you are a teacher or have an interest in history as we have old school records some great stories to share ,you are guaranteed a genuine Irish welcome .

Guest access

Guided walks to Bolus Head & Emlough beach (Loop)
Free CarPark (Off Road )

Evening meals available
4 bedrooms with private bathroom & one large family room
Great stories & travel tips
Complimentary tea & coffee in our dining room

All rooms with power showers
free WiFi access in all rooms - rooms with TV on req
children under 8 stay free and there is a secluded garden to play in.
a conservatory for reading or enjoying a cup of tea.

Interaction with guests

Singing is part of our home (URL HIDDEN) if play or sing you will feel right at home '
We love to help you plan your day so ask us about the local attractions .
The lounge is yours to use .

The neighborhood

A perfect location for visiting the Skellig ring and ring of Kerry , or dark sky reserve.There is a chocolate factory where you can sample the many different flavours of truffles and bars of chocolate then add a cup of coffee and scone for an unforgettable experience.The local beach is walking distance from the house and just a short drive is our local pub and .,restaurant plus a beautiful sandy beach with lifeguard.A new loop walk has been added to tell the story of the Skellig monks.

Getting around

we have a large free car park off road,if you would like to visit the local pub for a pint we don't mind dropping you there and collecting you when you have had a few Guinness .

Other things to note

we have a very friendly little dog called phybee who is a non shed cavachon.
we are not near Dingle town .We prefer our guests to arrive before 9pm or please phone if delayed.
Please eat in our dining room not in the bedrooms.
Our house special is pancakes with berries and cream and along with cereal and juice is included in your room rate.If you would like an Irish fry there is a small extra charge.we do not allow dogs in bedrooms .


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM

What we expect our guests to do while in our home is just to enjoy their time out and feel like part of the family,we are very chilled out people and enjoy the simple life ,if you are looking for an irish experience you will not be disappointed we will gladly entertain you with stories and songs even an irish jig ,so come in to the parlour theres a welcome here for you .We do have one rule and its for the good of all our guests ,please no eating food in the bedroom ,you are welcome to use our lounge and we provide plates and utensils just ask.Our rates are based on people sharing rooms we do not have single rooms.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Rachel User Profile
May 2017
Great hosts! Very inviting! The place is pretty secluded from anything else so very peaceful & quiet. Nothing within walking distance.
Lillian User Profile
Response from Lillian:
Thanks for your visit Rachel we did enjoy your group and yes we are secluded here and peaceful nothing but the sounds of the country and the beach is walking distance from the house but i think you were all a bit tired from your drive.,i hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Ireland and we hope to see you all again .
May 2017

Yiaoyu User Profile
April 2017
Good stay in the ring of Kerry~!Interesting family!

Gloria User Profile
April 2017
We've really enjoyed the incredible area with lots of things to do. Lillian and Domenique are the most friendly and funny hostess that I've ever met. Absolutely adviceble.

Jennifer User Profile
September 2016
Lillian and Dominic were wonderful hosts. There was a warm fire going in the original school house fireplace and on arrival we sat and warmed ourselves and got great recommendations for local dining and activities. The room was cozy, Dominic sang and played the guitar in the morning prior to a delicious breakfast. It was just the thing to send us on our way to a coveted ferry ride to Skellig Michael that they arranged for us. They are lovely people, their home very welcoming. I highly recommend staying here. Warm your bones and sooth your soul.
Lillian User Profile
Response from Lillian:
Thanks so much Jennifer we really loved your company and hope to see you again .
September 2016

Jason User Profile
September 2016
Fantastic stay all-around, and very hospitable hosts who made us feel welcome from start to finish. Tea by the fire when we arrived, dinner (optional) for us shortly after, and lively discussions as well as a tip to take a walk to the beach (~25-30 minutes) just down the road. Good WiFi, private bathroom with a great shower, excellent breakfast, a cute dog, fantastic views, really everything you could in a stay out in Kerry! We even had a bit of a private concert for ourselves which was lovely.

Steve User Profile
August 2016
Lillian and Dominic's place was quaint. Dominic was a hoot. He really chatted us up which we thoroughly enjoyed. Both we very helpful. If you love Star Wars it is close to a filming location. The area there is beautiful although when we were there for our short one night and following morning was a little wet and rainy. But am sure if sunny was breath taking. Room was great and to top it off we got a real Irish breakfast. Yay!

Ian User Profile
August 2016
Very easy to find and close to Portmagee and Waterville

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Lillian User Profile

Very Happy and easy going ,always willing to help and make sure I do everything to ensure you have a pleasant stay with us.
I really love traveling and try to do a camino in Spain every year at the end of the season.walking is my passion as well as cooking and singing .

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