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The Blue School

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
This is a charming and stylish studio apartment, recently renovated from old stables, on a one-acre organic vegetable and flower garden approximately 10 minutes from Clonakilty town. The apartment, while having an old-world charm, has all modern comforts including wood pellet fuelled central heating. The family live in the adjacent renovated school house and will be very happy to advise you on any queries you may have on the locality.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Ina B
Hosting since September 2012
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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EFB
EFB
London, United Kingdom19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful quiet retreat
My partner and I stayed at the Blue School in early September. I'd spent time in the Cork area before, but my partner hadn't - and what a great stay this was! The area is lovely - Clonakilty is like a 5-10 minute drive away, full of adorable shops and pubs. There's a pub in walking distance from the Blue School, too. The history of the area is great - from the ancestral home of Rose Kennedy's family right next door to Michael Collins' birthplace a couple of minutes drive away (also walkable!). Clonakilty also has a fairly new Michael Collins museum. There's a lot to see along the coast and some great walking/hiking trails. The Blue School itself was quite cozy - a good size studio, it was perfect for 2. The bed was so comfortable I didn't want to leave, and I may dream about the fluffiness of that duvet for months to come. *The only downside on the bed was the pillows were feather pillows and my partner is allergic; I failed to mention this when we booked so we just bought a couple of non-feather pillows at the little department store close by. The kitchen was neatly stocked with coffee, tea, soda bread, butter, salt, a few spices, and some fresh fruit. We cooked some nice meals there - the stovetop is so useful, but there's also a microwave for the less adventurous. The little bathroom is neatly tiled, the shower worked nicely - we did have a small issue with hot water at first but Ina sorted that as soon as we mentioned it and everything was perfect afterwards! There's also a washing machine, no dryer as those are quite unusual in Ireland. *The only issue here was the drying rack provided was very small, and it'd be useful to have a full-sized one. We just hung other laundry on the rafters to dry and it was fine though! There's also a radio, TV, and wifi. I mostly stayed in bed and read several books and drank many pots of coffee, though! All in all a really great stay, I would not hesitate to return.
Visited September 2019
Written 25 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Happiness53327013359
Happiness53327013359
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
very well eqiped
very central to our needs clean tidy hot water lovely welcome pack (milk butter bread fruit) car parking not forgetting lovely dog Coco enjoyed our stay many thanks
Visited March 2019
Written 21 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JIL000
JIL000
Thank you, Marianne and Brian - it was a pleasure to have you stay. And thank you for taking such good care of the cottage. Warmest, Ina, JLuc (& Coco!)
Written 2 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Margaret S
Margaret S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A comfortable and peaceful cottage in the country yet close to the town of Clonakilty.
We stayed for nine nights whilst visiting family in Clonakilty. We were warmly received by our hosts who had kindly provided us with butter, fresh milk, bread and fruit bowl. The cottage was most comfortable and fully equipped. Our stay was enhanced by visits from Cocoa, their friendly dog, cows in the nearby field and the spotting of a fox in the lane.
Visited September 2018
Written 29 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JIL000
JIL000
Thanks so much, Margaret ~ we’re delighted that you had a comfortable and pleasant stay with us here at The Blue School. Also delighted to hear from time to time the laughter from your family gatherings! Warmest, Ina & JLuc (+ Coco! 🐾)
Written 8 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

13mazza
13mazza
Pinner, United Kingdom29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cute & cosy
We stayed here for 3 nights while we holidayed along the coast. After long road trips each day, it was lovely to come back to The Blue School to chill out. Little touches that were so considerate of Ina & Jean-Luc meant an even more enjoyable visit. They had left us with convenient domestic goods & larder & fridge goodies too!! Perfecto!!
Visited August 2018
Written 2 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Peter S
Peter S
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A nice little house and very helpful and kind hosts.
A cozy little house in the country with a nice dog and hen. The hosts ar very helpful, kind and give good advises about what to see.
Visited July 2018
Written 23 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JIL000
JIL000
Thank you, Peter. It was a great measure to have you stay! Best, Ina & Jean Luc
Written 24 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bava67
bava67
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Blue School
A wonderful place to stay . The Cottage has everything one needs. Good location to explore West Cork and its wonderful places. Great Hosts, er arrived and felt like at home from the first day.
Visited September 2017
Written 17 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JIL000
JIL000
Thank you Heinrich and Gabi - an absolute pleasure.
Written 18 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Grey Nomad traveller
Grey Nomad traveller
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely studio cottage with everything you need
Spacious, well equipped with little extras such as milk eggs, butter and other condiments we weren't expecting. Sophisticated, country décor made for a comfy, relaxed stay.
Visited August 2017
Written 14 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JIL000
JIL000
Thank you, Anne - it was a pleasure to have you stay with us.
Written 16 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Compass717223
Compass717223
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect retreat
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the West Cork countryside at Blue School. JeanLuc and Ina are excellent hosts, making us feel very welcome while also respecting our privacy. We loved having the hens roaming outside our front door and especially looked forward to the daily visit from Coco, their sweet dog. A perfect location for exploring the local beaches and the towns of Clonakilty and Roscarberry.
Visited June 2017
Written 26 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JIL000
JIL000
Thank you, Laurie and John, for your lovely company. It was such an pleasure to have you stay! warmest wishes, Ina & Jean Luc (+ Coco!)
Written 30 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

e0inmccarthy
e0inmccarthy
Lausanne, Switzerland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable rural cottage
This is a comfortable and fully equipped cottage in a rural location suitable for two people (incidentally we stayed here with our 6 month old as a cot was made available). The location is excellent, close to amenities whilst also being tranquil. The owners were very helpful, answered all our queries and made sure we had an enjoyable stay.
Visited December 2016
Written 5 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JIL000
JIL000
Thank you, Eoin and family - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us - it was a pleasure having you stay! Ina & JLuc
Written 6 January 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nomad667184
Nomad667184
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place for a country side getaway
Service was great! The owners were nice and helped us with anything we needed. The property was beautifully decorated in a vintage way, we loved the decor. It is an ideal place for a couple looking for a cottage in the country side surrounded by nature & farms that is also near the Inchodoney beach and is also close by to many pubs and the main street for shopping. Also walking distance from the Michael collins birthplace.
Visited September 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 18 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Playground
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Additional amenities
  • Trampoline
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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About the neighbourhood
Clonakilty is perfectly poised at the heart of the West Cork experience combining the artistic spirit of West Cork with the warm ambience of a lively West Cork town. It offers a variety of local leisure activities such as fishing, sailing, surfing, horse riding, golfing as well as gourmet restaurants and pubs with live music. It is also well situated to make trips to other other areas of interest all along the the beautiful South West coast.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Approx 45 minutes from Cork Airport/Port. Approx 3.5 hours from Rosslare Harbour. Car is necessary as the house is situated 10 minutes from Clonakilty. Kinsale - 20 miles.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Blue School

The Blue School is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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The Blue School - UPDATED 2024 - Holiday Rental in Clonakilty - Tripadvisor