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The Old School House

Gortermone near Carrigallen, County Leitrim (Ref. 27798)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher


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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Curran

    “Beautiful old school house you could feel the history.”

    Lovely private flower filled gardens and patio.lots of lakes to swim in nearby and the stars at night magical.

    Lovely private flower filled gardens and patio.lots of lakes to swim in nearby and the stars at night magical.

    - Ms Curran, July 2021

The property

Carrigallen 4 miles.

A delightful, detached former schoolhouse set in an elevated position, close to the village of Carrigallen in County Leitrim.

This charming Carrigallen cottage dates back to 1890 and retains many characteristic features of the old school, including original beams and high windows.

The staircase splits, leading to two of the four comfortable bedrooms, where a good night's sleep is guaranteed.

There is an additional double with en-suite as well as a ground floor double bedroom, making this Carrigallen cottage suitable for all groups.

The spacious sitting room is complemented by a roaring open fire and the well-equipped kitchen is perfect for rustling up a tasty treat for friends and family.

Outside, the beautiful decking area and large lawned garden overlook the Leitrim countryside, with rolling hills and picturesque lakes creating a romantic setting that won't fail to inspire.

Take the short drive along the winding country lanes to the quaint village of Carrigallen, which offers cute shops and welcoming pubs.

The village is renowned for its superb arts centre, where professional and amateur performances are regularly showcased.

Alternatively, the scenic town of Arvagh can be easily reached too.

Fishermen are spoilt for choice with plentiful stocks in the hundreds of loughs that populate the local area.

Take a trip to Carrick-on-Shannon for a plethora of restaurants and bars and maybe take a cruise on the Shannon, Ireland's longest river.

The Arigna Mining experience is well worth a visit or perhaps step back in time to experience life in a World War One trench at the Cavan County Museum.

Head north for a day trip to Enniskillen or hike through the Dartry Mountains for spectacular scenic views.

The towns of Longford and Cavan are also easily reached, making this Carrigallen cottage an ideal choice for your next self-catering holiday.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin (1 with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Ground floor bathroom with roll top bath with hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and woodburner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 7) with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power included in rent April - Sept, charged by meter reading Oct - March first 30 included in rent
  • Starter pack for fire and woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Lawn and decked garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2.5 miles
  • Note: Property surrounded by farmland, pets must be kept under strict control at all times.

About the location


Carrick on Shannon 22 miles; Cavan 20 miles.

The sleepy village of Carrigallen in County Leitrim is surrounded by picturesque countryside dotted by loughs, perfect for fishermen. The village is best known for the Corn Mill Theatre, a recently refurbished facility showing both professional and amateur productions. The River Shannon flows through nearby Carrick-on-Shannon, with boat cruises and water sports available. There are also numerous walking and cycling routes through the scenic and peaceful countryside. There are many towns nearby too, offering a wide range of amenities including Cavan, Longford and Belturbet.