The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn – Home 7067811 House
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn – Home 7067811
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- 3 nights min stay
- Child Friendly
- Car essential
- Pet Friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
The Old Schoolhouse is located in the Carrickfinn peninsula, West Donegal, an area of spectacular coastal scenery.
While maintaining the character of the original building, the Old Schoolhouse has been renovated, tastefully decorated and furnished to provide quality self catering accommodation.
The schoolhouse had one classroom. This is now used as the living area and has the original fire place, one of the old school desks and copies from roll books.
TV, dvd ,radio and a variety of books available.
The overhead mezanine is a big favourite with our visitors. It has its own library, and is often used a little getaway area.
The dining area is spacious and bright.
Kitchen and utility room fitted with all modern appliances
3 large bedrooms (2 ensuite) . 2 bedrooms are on the ground floor.
Bed linen provided free of charge.
Towels provided to overseas visitors.
Cot, travel cot, high chair and stair gate available.
Bathroom on ground floor.
N.B Electricity and o.f.c.h are metered. Meters are read
on visitors arrival and departure and charged as per usage.
Turf provided free of charge for evening fires.
Sheltered deck with garden furniture.
Very quiet and peaceful area, safe for children.
Carrickfinn is a peninsula, with many golden sandy beaches, the White Strand/ An Tra Bhan, having Blue Flag status.
Ideal for seeing all the attractions in our beautiful county.
Only one dog allowed. Please contact us for further information.
We, the owners, live nearby and available if any problems arise or our visitors need our help or advice.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Full bed Twin bed
Bedroom 2: Full bed
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
- 1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuites)
- Wireless Internet
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
- 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.
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.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
About the owner
Cathal & Elma G.
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- 3 hours 13 minutes
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- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Oct 2021
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Languages spoken: English
– based on 16 reviews
- Very Good
“Perfect peace of Heaven”
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the Old Schoolhouse in Carrickfinn, Kincasslagh when we visited in early June 2021. Our hosts Cathal & Elma were extremely friendly and knowledgeable which th… More
Response from the owner Thank you Julie Anne for leaving such a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in the Old Schoolhouse and we will look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards Cathal & Elma
We recently had the opportunity to stay in The Old Schoolhouse. It was as described in its name but had been wonderfully converted by the owners. Cathal and Elma were very hospitable and knew lots abo… More
Response from the owner Thank you Winifred for your very nice review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in the Old Schoolhouse and that the gate kept puppy from straying too far. We would love to see you again. Best wishes Cathal & Elma
The house was spotlessly clean and had great facilities. It was in a great location. Close to some beautiful beaches and bays. The owners were very hospitable. Friendly and obviously very proud of the area. The down side was the extra electricity and heating charge! A reading is taken on arrival and before you leave. We had been there 2.5 days and charged €20 which equates to €240 per month. I think the owners should put their prices up to include these costs, because I'm sure like me, a lot of people will not return or recommend to others, having felt they'd been ripped off.
Response from the owner Thank you for your review.
“Thoroughly enjoyable stay”
We had a really wonderful time in the Old School House, Carrickfinn this Summer. The house is very well maintained and presented with real attention to detail. My young son absolutely loved helping wi… More
Response from the owner Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. Carrickfinn is an ideal place for children and we are delighted you and your family enjoyed the holiday. Thank you for recommending us to your friends and it would be great to see you again.
A nice cottage in a quiet spot and the beaches were great for the kids. Plenty of good walking/running around the cottage and not far to drive to shops and pubs. Good scones in the airport cafe! The … More
Response from the owner Thank you Zoe for your very good review. Delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and we would be delighted to see you again.
“A little piece of heaven”
The old school house offers a home away from home experience . The hosts are very welcoming and knowledgable .The location close to beach is perfect with a new view around every corner on road into p… More
Response from the owner Thank you Fiona for giving us this nice review. It is a bonus having WiFi in our self catering houses now, as it is the first thing our teenage visitors ask about when they arrive. Thank you for choosing our Old Schoolhouse to spend your holidays in beautiful West Donegal and it would be lovely to see you and your family again. Kind regards Cathal & Elma
“Heaven on Earth”
The “National Island” School House is 5-minutes drive from Donegal Airport! Avoid the headache of driving from Dublin (Best possible advice) as we did! Air Lingus offers very reasonable … More
Response from the owner Thank you Jodie for giving us this lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in the Old Schoolhouse and enjoyed the beauty West Donegal has to offer. We send our best wishes to you and your husband. Cathal & Elma
We had a great stay in the Old School House Carrickfin just after Easter. The house has 3 good bedrooms, 2 ensuite. The living room with an open fire was very homely There was also a study space upst… More
Response from the owner Thank you Teresa for this review. We appreciate very much you taking the time to do so. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in The Old Schoolhouse and hope we will see you again in the not too distant future.
“Fabulous place for a great getaway!”
Just spent the weekend in the Old Schoolhouse and can not recommend this place enough. Cahill and Elma were incredibly helpful with local knowledge and basically anything we needed. The house has ever… More
Response from the owner Many thanks for your kind words. It was lovely meeting you all and hope that you will visit another time. Best wishes Cathal & Elma
“AWAY FROM IT ALL IN DONEGAL”
Location was perfect as literally five minutes from Donegal Airport (Carrickfinn). My partner is based in County Fermanagh but I flew in from Scotland (Aer Lingus flight from Glasgow to Carrickfinn) … More
Response from the owner A very big thank you Stephen & Ann for your review, it is very much appreciated. We hope that, when you need a getaway break sometime in the future, you will return. Kind regards Cathal & Elma
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