The Old School House B&B welcomes you to beautiful unspoiled Ballinskelligs recently awarded the gold star for dark skies and a popular with star gazers . It nestles between two sandy blue flag beaches and stunning mountains. It is home to Ballinskelligs abbey where the monks founded their Monastery when they came off Skellig Michael in the 9-century. 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 you can have it all. 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 smoked salmon 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.
Guided walks to Bolus Head & Emlough beach (Loop)
Free CarPark (Off Road )
Tourist Board Approved
Evening meals available
6 bedrooms with private bathroom & one large family room
Great stories & travel tips
Complimentary tea & coffee in our dining room
Great rates for group bookings of 8 to 20 people
All rooms with power showers
free WiFi access in all rooms - rooms with TV on req
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 .
Absolutely loved staying with Lillian and Dominick at their beautiful Old School House! We only stayed one night as we were hoping to take a boat trip to Skellig Michael, which we did not get to do since boats were not going out that day, however if we had not planned on that, we probably would not have planned to stay here and we would have missed this gem altogether. There were 6 of us, so we had other arrangements already planned, but we would have loved to stay at least a couple more nights. Lillian and Dominick are just genuinely good people who really know how to enjoy life. Lillian is an amazing cook and you have to try her pancakes! Dominick enthralled us with so much history of the area of Ballinskelligs, and the Old School House itself. He also entertained us with magic tricks and playing his guitar. The history was fascinating, and helped us to better appreciate the places we visited. Didn't want to leave this place! Would definitely recommend staying here and would love to go back as well! If you have the time, plan to stay a few nights and enjoy!
Lillian and Dominick were very kind and welcoming. We enjoyed getting to know them. Breakfast was great too.
Friendly and homely atmosphere (spacious but very cosy lounge with bon-fire and beautiful views). Very welcoming, carrying and helpful hosts :) Delicious pancakes with blackcurrants and cream made by Lillian, accompanied by Dominic playing the guitar!!!:) must-try:)breath-taking views, unforgettable people- special in every way:)
The room was a dream to come to after a long drive, including tea and biscuits. Lovely breakfasts, right on the Ring of Kerry. Dom and Lillian were helpful, accommodating and very friendly.
Nice breakfast. Bed was comfortable. Host was from HelpX, a girl from Madrid. She was very nice.
Dominick and Lillian were wonderful hosts and the Old Schoolhouse is truly a great spot. Fantastic breakfast, clean room, friendly hosts, and great location. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to explore the Ring of Kerry / Valentia Island area.
Excellent place to stay along the ring of Kerry! Very nice hosts that make you feel right at home!
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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 .