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“Fantastic stay at the The Old School”
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23 reviews
The Old School
Livingroom
Dining Area
Patio
Inner Hall
Tralee Bay Bedroom
Tralee Bay Bedroom view
Ensuite Bathroom
Kerry Head Bedroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Study / Supplementary Bedroom
Garden Bedroom
Restroom / WC
Kitchen
Utility
Enclosed Garden
Schoolroom 1
Schoolroom 2
Ballyheigue Beach
Ballyheigue Castle
Herry Head Sunset
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Ballyheigue, County Kerry

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Shaun M
Birmingham Uk
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay at the The Old School”
Reviewed 7 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

My family and I stayed at The Old School during the last week of April and had a fabulous time. Mary the caretaker gave us a warm and friendly welcome and then we saw the amazing views across the bay to the mountains and that just captivated all of us throughout our stay!
The house has so much character and is very spacious and well equipped, even in comparison to much more expensive rental properties that we have stayed in.
Ballyheigue is a great little village just 3 miles down the road with a choice of shops for groceries and some bars (although we did not visit any of the bars). The beach there is also fantastic with miles of sand, perfect for my 2 year old granddaughter to enjoy.
The WIFI was also very good and appreciated during our stay.
Brendan the owner has been friendly and professional throughout the booking process too.
All in all I would highly recommend The Old School and we certainly hope to visit again later this year.

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Liked best: The charm and comfort of the property + amazing views.
Liked least: 3 miles from town so had to use the car to visit shops and beach.
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kbergin31...
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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“what a way to relax”
Reviewed 24 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

staying here just outside the village was a great way to relax. it was easy to fee right at home, looking at the sea and thinking about nothing.

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Travelling group: Friends
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Michael H
Cologne, Germany
1 review
“wonderful brilliant view on the sea and comfortable house”
Reviewed 7 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed in the old school with four adults for two weeks. The house has a wonderful view on the Tralee Bay and the Dingle peninsula. You could injoy the view independent of the weather, of course, a sunny sky delivers the best view. The facilities of the house are good and compelete. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The environement of the house is very quite, only a few cars over the day , no plane and nearly no ships on the bay and really dark nights with a beautiful sky, wonderful.
On sunny days we missed a lit bit garden furnitures outside like a sunbed, because a normal chair on the terrace is not the best choice.
The housekeeper Mary lives nearby the house and helps immediately if you have any problems.
Overall the house is really recommendable!!

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pauline H
Middletown, New Jersey
1 review
“Amazing house, location and vacation”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We booked the Old School House for a family vacation in July. We are from Ireland but live overseas and this was a great opportunity to holiday in Ireland with our wider family. Often times, the reality doesn't match up to the advertising but the Old School House was all that and more. Amazing views from the house ... every day we could see the weather changing over the Dingle Peninsula and heading down to Banna Strand and Ballyheigue Beach. The house is in a very peaceful location but a short drive to town. Ballyheigue beach is of course beautiful and the town is just right for a family vacation. Lots to see and do in the surrounding areas if you choose. We were so happy with the house that we chose to spend a lot of time just relaxing there and enjoying the scenery from the patio.

The Old School House was incredibly comfortable with tons of character and lots of room for the family to hang out comfortably together without being on top of each other. It was an incredibly relaxing and peaceful location. We will definitely be staying there again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet break in a beautiful setting.

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Liked best: High standard of the house combined with the location
Liked least: Wished small things like cleaning supplies were fully stocked versus sparsely. Very minor niggle really, everything was perfect.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Louisej20...
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
“A stunning location in a spectacular county!!!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We both stayed at the Old School for a week during early July 2014. The location is stunning with spectacular views across the bay to the Dingle Peninsula. It is an ideal place to either explore the delights of Northwest Kerry or use as a relaxing hideaway!!! We would both highly recommend the Old School for couples or families!!!

We both thoroughly enjoyed our week in West Kerry and look forward to coming back some day!

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Liked best: The location and the Irish Country Cottage feel! (The peat/wood fire)
Liked least: Not sure there was anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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