Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Sleeps 6 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 Pets No Features Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi Reviews Trip Advisor rating icon full Trip Advisor rating icon full Trip Advisor rating icon full Trip Advisor rating icon full “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 fr... moreWhat 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 to light the fire. We didn't have much of an opportunity to use the garden as the weather wasn't great, but the view from the front door was awesome. The only problem we had was the plumbing. The low water pressure in the shower made washing 4 adults and 2 children a lengthy chore. The house is a great base from which to explore the Iveragh Peninsula and beyond. We were within walking distance of Cnoc na dTobar pilgrim path (magnificent views but very steep!). It's a 5-minute drive from Cahersiveen, and about 15 minutes from White Strand beach, Ballycarbery castle and some Iron Age stone forts. We were also within comfortable driving distance of Valentia Island, Portmagee (home of Skelligs chocolate) and Waterville. All in all, a comfortable stay and I would recommend The Old Schoolhouse. Mind Y, July 2016 “The location of the house is excellent.” I dont think the house is up to good standards for renting. It is a cold house. The wind would blow through the windows and even through the wall upstairs in the bedro... moreI dont think the house is up to good standards for renting. It is a cold house. The wind would blow through the windows and even through the wall upstairs in the bedrooms. The radiators dont provide enough heat even at full . The house was very dusty and daddy long legs spiders everywhere. The sofa and chairs in the sitting room are dusty and dirty that one would be afraid to seat on them. The cottage is going on for sale so probably thats the reason why the cottage is not well look after. It is not a cosy house and I wouldnt recommend it. Esther Barden Mrs Rodriguez, October 2018 Show less 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. Summary 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. Calculate your drive time Submit About the location CAHERSIVEEN, COUNTY KERRY 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.