$133 / night
Total guests, Nights

The Blue School – Home 268123 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Ask about pets
  • Crib
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bed, 1 Crib
  • 1 Shower


  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Swing set or jungle gym
  • Trampoline
  • Grill
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Ina B.
Average reply time:
3 hours 9 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May 2022
Years listed:
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish





Very Good
29 reviews

Very Good

“Wonderful quiet retreat”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2019

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… More

“very well eqiped”

Reviewed 21 Mar 2019

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

Response from the owner 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!)

“A comfortable and peaceful cottage in the country yet close to the town of Clonakilty.”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2018

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 c… More

Response from the owner 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! )

“Cute & cosy”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2018

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 I… More

“A nice little house and very helpful and kind hosts.”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2018

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.

Response from the owner Thank you, Peter. It was a great measure to have you stay! Best, Ina & Jean Luc

“Blue School”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2017

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.

Response from the owner Thank you Heinrich and Gabi - an absolute pleasure.

“Lovely studio cottage with everything you need”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2017

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.

Response from the owner Thank you, Anne - it was a pleasure to have you stay with us.

“Perfect retreat”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2017

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.

Response from the owner Thank you, Laurie and John, for your lovely company. It was such an pleasure to have you stay! warmest wishes, Ina & Jean Luc (+ Coco!)

“Comfortable rural cottage”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2017

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, … More

Response from the owner Thank you, Eoin and family - we're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us - it was a pleasure having you stay! Ina & JLuc

“Great place for a country side getaway”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2016

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 … More

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