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The Old School House

Cahersiveen, County Kerry (Ref. 922588)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mind Y
    July 2016
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    “Charming and full of character”
    What first attracted me to The Old Schoolhouse, Coonanna, was the photographs of the interior. The quirky decor and large comfortable communal spaces promised a home from home, and we were not disappointed. The rooms were comfortable and well-appointed (although the spiral staircase might make it awkward for guests with very young children or mobility issues). There was a decent wifi connection, a (tiny) TV with freeview and plenty of very comfortable seating in the sitting room, along with fuel ...


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Cahersiveen 2 miles.

Situated next to the owner’s private holiday home, is this charming semi-detached cottage, near the vibrant town of Cahersiveen on the scenic Ring of Kerry.

Quirky and comfortable throughout, the cottage was once an old school and has been lovingly renovated to provide a home away from home in one of Kerry’s most stunning regions.

Step through the front door to find a spacious sitting room complemented by an open fire, the perfect way to warm away any evening chills.

There is a well-equipped fitted kitchen and dining area, in which you can enjoy sociable evenings together, wining and dining away the hours with your loved ones whilst discussing tomorrow’s adventures.

As you climb the spiral staircase, you will find three bright, comfortable and cosy bedrooms and a shower room completing the accommodation.

The garden provides a peaceful space to unwind with a refreshing drink after a busy day, or with a morning coffee before setting off to discover the delightful surrounding area.

The bustling town of Cahersiveen not only lies on the breathtaking Ring of Kerry, but also Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way.

The town is home to a vibrant local community, shops, pubs and eateries and welcomes many tourists each year.

From Cahersiveen, Valencia Island is only a short boat trip away, not to mention the charming seaside village of Waterville.

Why not cruise across the sea to the World Heritage Site on the historic Skelligs, or enjoy a peaceful walk through the magnificent gardens at Kells Bay?

A wide choice of things to see and do await you from this wonderful cottage, the perfect choice for your break in Western Ireland.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared front lawned garden
  • Private rear lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mile
  • Note: The neighbour’s dog occasionally wanders outside the property
  • Note: There are two small gaps at the top of the spiral staircase, care must be taken
  • Note: Limited headroom in two of the bedrooms.

About the location


Killarney 38 miles.

The lively coastal town of Cahersiveen, birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, is ideally situated aside the River Fertha, at the foot of the Beentee Mountain, in beautiful County Kerry. Renowned in the 1800s for the salting of Atlantic fish, today the town retains strong links with the ocean, boasting an excellent harbour and a superb marina offering sailing, trout and salmon fishing and deep-sea angling opportunities. Cahersiveen provides an eclectic mix of traditional pubs and modern venues, together with a host of cafés, restaurants and interesting craft and antique shops, whilst monthly street fairs present visitors with an ideal opportunity to peruse the colourful stalls of curiosities and local produce. Cahersiveen is the principle town of the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve making it a wonderful base for astronomers. Explore the nearby hidden coves, walk the Kerry Way, visit two stone forts, discover the fascinating archaeological remains at nearby Waterville, or take a short drive or ferry crossing to the lovely Valentia Island. Skellig Michael is also well worth a visit, it is one of two impressive sea crags set in the Atlantic Ocean and was also used as the setting for scenes in the Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. With plenty to see and do, you'll want to return to this fabulous location time and time again.