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The Old School

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The Old School
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
This former school house has been lovingly restored to provide luxury self-catering accommodation for 6 to 8 guests while retaining the historic character of the building. Situated on Kerry Head, along the Wild Atlantic Way, 4km from Ballyheigues Blue Flag beaches, golf courses and traditional pubs there are spectacular views over Tralee Bay and the Dingle Peninsula. Described as one of the top ten Irish holiday hideaways by the Irish Independent newspaper, the Old School is an ideal location from which to visit the many attractions along the Irish West coast....This former school house has been lovingly restored to provide luxury self-catering accommodation for 6 to 8 guests while retaining the historic character of the building. Situated on Kerry Head, along the Wild Atlantic Way, 4km from Ballyheigues Blue Flag beaches, golf courses and traditional pubs there are spectacular views over Tralee Bay and the Dingle Peninsula. Described as one of the top ten Irish holiday hideaways by the Irish Independent newspaper, the Old School is an ideal location from which to visit the many attractions along the Irish West coast.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
brendan b
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

Spent an extremely relaxing week at The Old School in August 2019. Despite the weather, we enjoyed bracing walk on Ballyheigue beach and an afternoon visiting Killarney, the lakes. Muckross House and Ross Castle. The Old School is a fantastic launch pad to explore north...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank slowroll1965
Reviewed 26 September 2018

If you are in the need of a quiet, clean and spacious location with overwhelming views over Tralee bay, Dingle and Mt. Brandon The Old School is the perfect place to stay. Never had that panorama from a bedroom! Combining the charme of the old...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Monika C
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We stayed for a week at the Old School enjoying the tranquility and never ceasing to marvel at the amazing view across the bay, constantly changing with the weather. Loved the building... the character is wonderfully preserved inside and out while at the same time...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank slowroll1965
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We (4 adults, 4 kids) spent marvellous two weeks at Brendan's cottage! On our first day we had a warm welcome by the housekeeper, who also gave us some tips what to see and where to go. The region is very nice with e.g. Killarney...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Anne K
Management response:Responded 15 August 2018

Hi Anne, thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Old School and hope you will consider a return soon. Best regards, Bren

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Me and my family had a wonderfull stay in this lovely home by the sea. Fully (family) equiped, top location, a very friendly and kind housekeeper. We van recommend this place to everyone who is looking for an unforgettable stay (and memories) in this region...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank kevin d
Management response:Responded 27 July 2018

Kevin, many thanks for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at the Old School and I hope you will return soon. Best wishes, Bren

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Everything The accommodation The views Locality to village Can't say enough about this wonderful place

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank nanhughes2017
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great place at a fantastic location! Plenty of space to accomodate six persons comfortably. The house is a charming place, both the owner and the housekeeper were very friendly and helpful. The kids even made friends with a dog that we presume belongs to one...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Tobias D
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Being a native of Ballyheigue and returning home for a family visit ,I wanted to stay somewhere special where i could entertain extended family and friends . The old school house was the perfect location - with its breathtaking views of the ocean from the...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank martina c
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Perfect location for touring Kerry, Limerick, Clare and Cork. Best equipped rental that we have ever had during the last 6 years of travelling to Europe. The old school house is large but cozy. The views are incredible. Brendan and Mary were very informative and...More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank Elizabeth699
Reviewed 22 September 2015

A lovely old stone school house that was carefully converted to a guest house situated on a most scenic spot in County Kerry with a great view of the Dingle Bay and a portion of the Dingle peninsula. Very comfortable for 5 of us with...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank ginnih2015
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Access
Car recommended
How to get there
FROM DUBLIN AIRPORT 330 km 205 miles 3:45 hours Take M1 towards Dublin City Centre Merge onto M50 Southbound At junction 9 take N7/M7 towards Limerick At junction 30 take M20 towards Cork After 9.5km (6miles) take to N21 to Tralee Follow R551 to Ballyheigue Continue through village and West along the Coast Road The Old School is 4.5km (3miles) from Ballyheigue on the seaside of the road FROM SHANNON AIRPORT 150 km 95 miles 2:10 hours Take N18 towards Limerick At junction 1 take M20 towards Cork After 9.5km (6miles) take to N21 to Tralee Follow R551 to Ballyheigue Continue through village and West along the Coast Road The Old School is 4.5km (3miles) fro...
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