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 .
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!
The Old School House was a bit more old than we expected looking from the pics. The mattresses and sheets are the first items to renew. The 3 persons room had no towels. On the positive side I want to remark that all was spotless, cosy and Dominique and Lilian were very kind. We loved the breakfast, including Dom's show. Overall a nice place to stay!
Thanks for the feedback we take it very much as a positive and will be replacing all that you advised as we don't use the rooms ourselves we have no other way of knowing if the beds are good or not so thanks and we hope you come back to try the new ones and so sorry we forgot your towels.
Our two-night stay at the Old School House was something to remember: the house is lovely and breakfast was great, but above all Dominic was all that we love about Ireland: friendly, funny, great with kids, happy to share his knowledge in gaelic, on places to see, magic tricks and life in general!
Thank you Vincent for your kind words . you let me know that the job is worth doing. it is when people like you and your family come to stay with us and let us know.. it cheers us up so much !!! it is a long season...
God Bless Dominick and Lillian... and glad to meet you also
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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 .