Old Scoolhouse Letterkenny Ireland

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Castlewray, Co. Donegal, Ireland, Ireland

The Space

A 200 year old cottage in beautiful country location .Large living room with big comfy sofas to lounge in while you feed pot bellied stove on chilly evenings or sit outside in large garden and enjoy peace of country side.

2 double bedrooms ,one single room available .Prices are on a per person per night basis. Continental breakfast available.You may also make use of kitchen to prepare your own meals or snacks /tea or coffee freely available .Cot available for children .Private guest sitting room if required.
There is a local and national bus service available in area.. Very convenient for Letterkenny town with hotel/spa/bar within walking distance.The Letterkenny Golf club is less than a mile away .Other leisure activities include fishing and horse riding ,bowling; pitch and putt ,walking and swimming.
The heritage town of Ramelton only a 5 min drive and the stunning beaches of Rathmullan and Portsalon are all within easy reach.The Glenveagh National Park and Castle are only a 20 minute drive away.We are also a short drive from the famous Ben Bulben mountain range and WB Yeats grave.There are lots of lovely restaurants in the area . Letterkenny is very good for shopping .
Derry City ,Belfast and the Giant's Causeway are within easy driving distance .Derry City has many wonderful sights such as the 400 year old City Walls and the Peace Bridge across the River Foyle.
The roadtrip to the Giant's Causeway is rated as one of the Top Five Roadtrips in the world..Afterwards,visit Dunluce Castle,tour Bushmills Distillery and perhaps sample a wee dram.Or if you are feeling brave,cross Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.The views will take your breath away.
.The Dunfanahy jazz and blues festival held in September is a must see. The local area is an ideal location for a holiday involving country walks and healthy pursuits or if you just want to be close to all the sights of northern Ireland .
Have you ever dreamed of embarking on a journey of discovery, to hidden places and secret worlds where all kinds of enchantments lie waiting for you? Well now you can, along the wildest, most captivating, coastal driving route in the world – Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way! Tucked away in little villages and towns that snuggle into the coastline are delightful cafes and restaurants, where you can indulge in your passion for good food and great wine. Maybe you will hear a few words of Irish spoken along the way in Donegal’s Gaeltacht (Irish speaking regions) or reignite your passion for life while surfing on magnificent waves off the coast of Donegal or Sligo . Whatever your choice be prepared to be seduced by the delights on offer.See YouTube video "Chris Hadfield Wild Atlantic Way"for details from the famous American astronaut
In Ireland we pride ourselves on our welcome ( " a stranger is just a friend we have yet to meet " ) and if I had one piece of advice for anyone planning a trip to Donegal or Ireland it would be to take your time . While my country is lovely it is the people you meet along the way who will make your trip forever memorable .....
To see what Pharrell Williams thinks of our charming location please visit "Donegal is Happy" on YouTube.

Interaction with Guests

We are always on hand for our guests and will help in whatever way we can to make your stay as happy as possible . You are guests in our home and we hope to always make sure you feel welcome .

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I had 4 nights with Anne and Gus at the end of September. They were both extremely kind, welcoming and hospitable. Their beautiful house is in a lovely tranquil location, though not too cut off from civilisation (only 10 minutes drive to Letterkenny). Anne was a mine of useful information and advice on where to go and what to see. Buster the cat is extremely cute and very funny. I will definitely return to Donegal and would not hesitate to stay with them again

    October 2013
  • We had a great stay with Anne and Gus in Letterkenny. They were very hospitable and helpful. They have done a wonderful job transforming the old schoolhouse. Our upstairs room was cosy and comfortable with great views. Their cats are very friendly. We would recommend staying here.

    September 2013
  • Anne was a lovely host!!
    We really felt at home in her sweet schoolhouse, that was decorated with the most beautiful little things!
    It was great to share some time with Anne and her husband.
    The breakfast was absolutely delicious.
    We should have spent more time there!
    Thank you so much!

    September 2013
    Response from Anne:

    you are most welcome ..we hope to see you again

  • I stayed at Anne and Gus' home with my daughter for 2 nights and I wish we had stayed a bit longer. The house is really lovely and cozy. The room was very comfortable. Anne was a great source of information about the region, and her insight into Irish culture and history was really interesting. She was a wonderful hostess. She gave us some chicken on the night of our arrival, to avoid for us to have to go out again with the little one. She had prepared some toys for my daughter in the room, and even gave her a bag full of goodies for her to take. The location is fantastic, you can make day trips to Inishowen or the Fanad Head. landscapes are gorgeous. Hopefully we can stay there again one day.

    September 2013
  • Our introduction to Ireland couldn't have been better with our stay at the old schoolhouse with Anne and Gus and the occasional cat(s). Anne and Gus are very gracious hosts. We were welcomed with a cup of tea and a chat on arrival and on another night, with a glass of wine and a fireside chat outside the "summer house". Our accommodation was in a gorgeous double bedroom with ensuite, beautifully decorated with some of Anne's artistic flourishes (and which also abound throughout the house). Lovely breakfasts comprised juices, cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt, bread, bagels, and tea and coffee on beautiful crockery. Anne also went out of her way to provide gluten free foods. Anne and Gus provided very helpful suggestions for day trips and eating out. We had a wonderful time driving to Fanad Head and eating out that night at the Bridge Bar in Ramelton. The old schoolhouse is a great base from which to explore County Donegal and also Derry. Thanks Anne and Gus for a lovely 3 night stay!

    August 2013
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Anne and Gus and quite regretted having to leave! Anne's creative flair and artistic eye for detail make their home one of the cutest places we've ever visited. Our bed and room were really comfortable, the whole place was really clean but at the same time very homely. Breakfast selection was A-MAZ-ING! Anne made sure we had everything we needed, the perfect host! My husband and I enjoyed Anne and Gus's company and conversation! We'd love to visit again one day.

    August 2013
  • We stayed at Anne's place for a night during our trip around Ireland. The house was very big and confortable. They were very nice, we couldn't find the home and they came for us to reach the place!

    Besides the breakfast was really good!

    Hope to see you again!

    July 2013
  • The Old Schoolhouse is in a lovely spot, and is a delightfully old house full of character. Anne and Gus are very warm and welcoming hosts, and went out of their way to make us comfortable - even giving up their own bedroom for our use! It was very relaxing sitting in their garden in the shade of a tree and listening to the stream which runs at the back of the house.

    July 2013
  • Anne and Gus were wonderful hosts from the moment we arrived, giving us a bite to eat as we had arrived a bit late. The school house was very cute with a rambling creek behind the house. Bedroom was well kept, even had biscuits and water at the nightstand. I would recommend to those wanted to see some countryside and friendly company.

    July 2013
  • Anne and Gus are terrific hosts. The Old Schoolhouse is a wonderful place to stay. Even though it would be easier with a car, don't let that deter you. Hosts were kind enough to pick me up and drop me off. Quiet and peaceful surroundings. The perfect place for a getaway.

    June 2013
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The profile picture shows my husband Gus with our 2 "delightful "children attending a rugby international match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.I am not originally from Donegal myself ...so I have all the enthusiasm of someone who has just discovered all its many charms.I am an avid reader and film buff .I am interested in archaeology and history. I am not adverse to odd glass of red wine.I enjoy good food ,a long chat and can guarantee any visitor the most heartfelt welcome.
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