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Charming Old School House
Hosted by Lillian
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16 guests
7 bedrooms
14 beds
7 baths
16 guests
7 bedrooms
14 beds
7 baths
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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

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 .

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 .


Extra people $42 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 6
1 king bed
Bedroom 7
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 1 bunk bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

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.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


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

1 night minimum stay

100 Reviews

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Rianna User Profile
October 2017
Amazing host! My friend and I stayed up late chatting and singing with Lillian and her family. They are truly wonderful, and gave us so many tips that made our trip even more special! Stay here, sing with them, pick their brains about where to visit, and enjoy some delicious pancakes!

Katie User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful host and hostess, very accommodating and informative of the area.

Stephanie User Profile
August 2017
I wish I could have wrote a better review. The communication when booking was good. But there were many things that my friend and I were in unison with the level of discord felt. In a brief review, while out for less than an hour (after being unpacked since earlier in the day), our hosts decided to change our rooms, and go into the locked room and move our things without our consent. It was very unsettling, as now we had to take inventory of what was missing. Once I got my suitcase and bag, I found out after we had left, a souvenir item had been missing (still waiting for it via post). It rattled my friend as well. The host's sentiment was not the friendly welcome that others had shown. Sarcasm about Americans to natives of the country is not usually well received without building rapport first. There were other things to note, but the good thing is they had reserved our spot to Skellig Michael. And their staff was friendly. Everything else was a terrible experience, which I hope the hosts can learn from.
Lillian User ProfileLillian is a superhost.
Response from Lillian:
Hi Setphanie thanks for the review and we take it all on board your little souvenir is on the way by snail mail. The mix up with the room was handled with all due consideration to you and your friend and was unavoidable and we did apologise to you both and you seemed fine with it ,again sorry for the mix up and the banter .
August 2017

Dan User Profile
July 2017
Lillian's place is great! Friendly staff and a good location.

Whitney User Profile
June 2017
If you would like to enjoy a lovely home, wonderful breakfasts and a delightful family in an historic old school house, in the Skellig ring/Ring of Kerry, this is the place for you. They are all wonderful and I cannot wait to go back someday. They met my every need and went out of their way to help me get a ticket to Skellig Michael and recommended other places. I loved my time there.

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 ProfileLillian is a superhost.
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

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 ProfileLillian is a superhost.
Response from Lillian:
Thanks so much Jennifer we really loved your company and hope to see you again .
September 2016

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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 .

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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