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The Old School

Gortin, County Tyrone (Ref. 997926)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful, unusual."

    Attentive local owner. Nice little settlement.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, great showers and enjoyed soak in baths after long walks(both ensuite have a bath)very comfy beds."

    Daughter and grandson appreciated the twin beds (2 doubles stated in listing). Friendly owner who invited us to walk through his estate, friendly horses and cows! Great base for hopping across to Donegal and doggy walks galore at Gortin forest.Outside space is not enclosed so close supervision of children and pets required, a gate would be the icing on the cake . Lots of friendly folk in village, cafe and bar/restaurant a few steps from cottage , excellent food and service, local shop everything you could need at super prices! Brilliant holiday and Sykes website makes booking very simple especially being able to see availability for each month.

    Reviewed by DeirdreJul 2022

  • "The cottage is bigger than expected, well equipped, very helpful and friendly ..."

    The cottage is bigger than expected, well equipped, very helpful and friendly owners, beautiful places to visit so much more to see, we will definitely book again

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2021

  • "This property was chosen on the disability facilities that it offered."

    Unfortunately we were only advised that the wet room shower was out of order as we arrived by the cleaner. This therefore caused bathing for our disabled member of our party very difficult as we then had to go and purchase a plastic chair to use in the other bathroom. In hindsight we could have brought our disability shower stool with us from home but only if we had been informed of this prior to travelling. This was unfortunate to cast a shadow over our stay , such a shame as the property itself was beautiful and well equipped otherwise. I do however feel that anyone that has booked this property should be made aware of any disability facilities that are out of order or unavailable prior to the date of arrival.

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2021

  • "A delightful Old School, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Beautiful homemade scones and jam awaiting our arrival. The owner stopped by to check if we had everything we needed. Situated at the top of the Main Street, so walking distance to everything in the village. We found the locals very welcoming and pleasant. Such beautiful scenery to explore nearby. We are already planning a return visit.

    Reviewed by DianneMay 2021

  • "The cottage is very spacious and comfortable and in such a beautiful location."

    Even though we live in Northern Ireland we aren't familiar with Western Tyrone but were impressed by the natural beauty. Its a great spot to get away for a peaceful holiday with lots of lovely walks. The cottage is very dog friendly with the wooden floors and a large hallway to keep walking boots and dog towels.

    Reviewed by RuthFeb 2020

  • "Amazing location and brilliant school house."

    Luxurious and spacious

    Reviewed by StewartAug 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size bedroom with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with fire.
  • Oil central heating and fire
  • Washing machine, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, electric oven and hob, microwave, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Small outside area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop 0.3 miles

The property

Nestled amongst the heather-clad hills and endearing valleys of The Sperrins, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within the quaint village of Gortin is this idyllic cottage, The Old School House.

Converted from a school house this spacious property boasts bags of character and charm, offering a delightful base for exploring the rolling countryside setting of Northern Ireland.

The interior of the property enjoys a seamless blend of contemporary styling which is complemented by the characterful high ceilings, the exposed beams and the sash windows.

Spend your wind down time within the open-plan living room, where you will be delighted to find everything you could possibly need.

The exposed beams frame the well-equipped kitchen, which invites the designated chef of the group to whip up a delicious home-cooked meal before your loved ones settle down at the dining table to catch up on the day’s events.

After dinner, look forward to sinking into the sofa, lighting up the fire and tuning into the TV or relax with a good book in-hand before you head to bed.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to the evening’s embrace within one of the bedrooms, each boasting a plush super-king-size bed, a refreshing ambience and their very own en-suites.

As you wake up during a summer’s morning, head to the garden where you can enjoy your morning coffee whilst soaking up the rural surroundings and your four-legged friend roams the lawn before heading out for the day.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, a short walk will bring you to the centre of Gortin where you will find a choice of bars, a takeaway and a number of shops for picking up the essentials.

Whilst here, venture to Gortin Glen Forest Park where you will find a magnitude of walking opportunities with breath-taking scenery, as well as mountain biking in a specified part of the forest.

For those feeling more active, look forward to a hefty hike up the Sperrin hills boasting a wild remoteness and plenty of history to discover along the way to the peak, an area also popular for horse riding, mountain biking and parachuting.

The Old School promises a wonderful escape to this part of Ireland with your loved ones.

About the location


Plumbridge 3.9 miles; Omagh 10.6miles; Cookstown 23.6 miles; Draperstown 22 miles.

Gortin is a delightful village with friendly locals situated in a picturesque area of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. Although small it does have everything you need including three pubs, restaurants and a few shops for all your essentials. Situated in The Sperrins, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the surrounding area offers stunning walking and cycle paths. The mountainous valleys of the Sperrins are home to rivers, streams, lakes and wonderful glens all waiting to be explored and offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The nearby Gortin Glen Forest is a great location for mountain bike lovers from easier to harder grades as well as offering walking routes. Why not enjoy a trip through Irish history at the Ulster American Folk Park? A short drive away takes you to Plumbridge a historical village in the west of Northern Ireland, split by the beautiful Glenelly River. Plumbridge is a crossroad town containing five roads to separate locations in and around the area. From Gortin the towns of Omagh, Cookstown and Draperstown are all accessible. Gortin is an excellent base for touring this scenic area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas