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The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn

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Artefacts include original fireplace, old school desks, pages from roll books, and school books.
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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. WiFi 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 floo...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. WiFi 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. Sleeps 6 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. Ample parking 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. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Cathal & Elma G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2012
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Reviewed 30 June 2019

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 about the area, in fact Cathal had been to school...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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carrickfinncottages, VR Owner at The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2019

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

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Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: April 2019
carrickfinncottages, VR Owner at The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2019

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

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 with the turf fires which really brought the house alive in the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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carrickfinncottages, VR Owner at The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

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.

Reviewed 7 September 2018

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 owners were very helpful and gave us...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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carrickfinncottages, VR Owner at The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you Zoe for your very good review. Delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and we would be delighted to see you again.

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

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 property . The house is equipped with everything needed...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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carrickfinncottages, VR Owner at The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

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Date of stay: May 2018
carrickfinncottages, VR Owner at The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

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 upstairs and a well equipped kitchen. Just...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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carrickfinncottages, VR Owner at The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

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.

Reviewed 2 April 2018

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 everything you need to give it that home from home experience. The house...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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carrickfinncottages, VR Owner at The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Many thanks for your kind words. It was lovely meeting you all and hope that you will visit another time. Best wishes Cathal & Elma

Reviewed 15 October 2017

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) There are local shops as well as plenty of garages in and around Annagry...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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carrickfinncottages, VR Owner at The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

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

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Really comfortable house and a great place to stay for our week in Donegal, perfect for us and our dogs. Carrickfinn is a beautiful area with some stunning beaches.More

Date of stay: September 2017
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carrickfinncottages, VR Owner at The Old Schoolhouse Carrickfinn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you David for your review. It was lovely meeting you, Ann and your parents during your stay in The Old Schoolhouse. Carrickfinn and West Donegal area has breath taking scenery and hopefully you will come and enjoy it another time. Kind regards Cathal &...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Fireplace
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
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About the neighbourhood
The Old Schoolhouse is located in a quiet peaceful area with all the beauty of West Donegal on its doorstep. It is just a short walk to one of many golden sandy beaches, e.g.the Boat Strand beach and Blue Flag Beach. Donegal Regional Airport Carrickfinn has been voted 2018 No. 1 most scenic landing in the WORLD. Annagry village is 4 km from Carrickfinn and has a church, a supermarket, pubs, 2 hotels and restaurants. Dungloe and Gweedore are 8 Km from our houses.
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