Our Kitchen ....pancakes .....Ballinskelligs Bay

Entire home/apt

16 guests

7 bedrooms

14 beds
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Guided walks to Bolus Head & Emlough beach (Loop)
Free CarPark (Off Road )
Tourist Board Approved
Evening meals available
7 bedrooms with private bathroom & one large family room
Great stories & travel tips
Complimentary tea & coffee

The space

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 also on the wild Atlantic way route. It nestles between two sandy blue flag beaches and stunning mountains. The old school house is a beautiful restored school house with a lot of history and even has some of the old school records dating back to the famine years and takes you back in time with great stories a tast of times past.We have up dated our rooms and they are bright and airy while the downstairs still has a few original features ,like the blackboard and fireplace .We have our own hens so your pancakes and bread are made fresh and delicious 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 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 or you are looking for the real Irish experience . We aim to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as we can ,on dry days we have a garden and on cold days a warm fire for you to relax and read or just warm your toes.

Guest access

The Garden and BBQ area

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 are not in Dingle !

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 7 stay free sharing room,The house special is pancakes with berries and cream and along with cereal and juice is included in your room rate ,if you would like the fried breakfast there is a small extra charge.

The space
Bathrooms: 7
Bedrooms: 7
Beds: 14
Check In: 4PM - 7PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $40 / 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, 1 crib

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM

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 room you are welcome to use our lounge and we provide plates and utensils just ask.The house special is pancakes with berries and cream and along with cereal and juice ,tea and coffee is included in the room rate ,fried breakfast is available at a small extra charge.Our rates are based on 2 people sharing we do not have single rooms.


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

1 night minimum stay

84 Reviews

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Karen User Profile
September 2017
My husband and I had a lovely stay at the Old Schoolhouse! We were there for two nights and the breakfasts both days were delicious--Lillian's pancakes really are wonderful, and the fried breakfast we had on our second day was delicious, too. The location is fantastic, just off the Ring of Kerry and very close to Portmagee. The sea conditions during our stay kept the Skellig Michael boats from going out, but there were plenty of other things to do in the area, so all was not lost. Dominic provided an excellent dinner suggestion for our first night there, and he helped us with directions for the sites we planned for the day we left. The room and its en suite bath were clean and well-appointed. The fire alarm went off the first night we were there, but it was a false alarm, and we just ended up happy knowing that we would hear it if there was a real emergency. The room was also very quiet - we discovered our first morning that the guest next to us was recovering from a cold and had a very loud cough, but we could not hear her in our room! The lounge, with its fireplace, is very cozy and welcoming.

Mira User Profile
September 2017
Thank you for a lovely stay! Great pancakes, lovely room, welcoming hosts, wonderful shower and cute dog!

Mandy User Profile
September 2017
great fun place, with very welcoming hosts who managed to get us last minute tickets for skellig michel on the sunniest day for weeks! Glrious, good food, good compamy, open hearts, thankyou

Thierry User Profile
August 2017
Lilian was very kind with us. Cosy room Place close to Skellig Michael

Sabine User Profile
August 2017
Lillian is a great host, the old school house is nicely located to do hikes or visit nearby attractions. Her husband is not only a good entertainer and funny magician but also my most favorite person I met on the entire trip.

Gemma User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay at The Old School House. Stayed here 2 nights. Lilian even managed to get us 2 tickets for a landing trip to Skellig Michael! Very friendly hosts, including the dog! Would recommend for anyone staying in Ballinskelligs

Stephania User Profile
August 2017
Great cute school house and really fun hosts.
Lillian User ProfileLillian is a superhost.
Response from Lillian:
Thank you both ,enjoy the rest of the trip God Bless Dominick and Lillian
August 2017

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Lillian User ProfileLillian is a superhost.

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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