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The Old School House

(Ref. 27798)

Gortermone near Carrigallen, County Leitrim Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (8)
  • house (6)
  • old (5)
  • our (4)
  • stunning (4)
  • character (4)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property and great space."

    The old school house is well planned out and a great central spot for exploring the Midlands of Ireland. Biggest issue is the spiders in the house, while no fear of spiders it definitely made us unable to relax completely. Also oven would need updated as takes ages to cook anything.

    Sorry to hear that spiders made the visit uneasy for your visit. We are here now for a few days and there are 2/3 spiders around which we put outside.This is the countryside and there will be more than in a city location now and then. We appreciate your positive comments on our property .Regarding your comments on the cooker :it is a modern electric standard ceramic 4 ring hob with with oven and grill in full working order. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2023

  • "Stunning location, place has so much character."

    Refurbishment done so well. Loved our stay.

    Reviewed by BronaghApr 2023

  • "Hi, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old School."

    The only problem we had was with the huge quantity of spiders in the house, we were going to use a spare blanked that was stored on top of a wardrobe in one of the twin rooms until we took it down and gasped at the amount of spiders and moths when we opened it out, we then quickly returned it to the top of the wardrobe. The School could do with a monthly deep clean down and especially all the spiders removed. We nicknamed the School Hotel Transylvania. We did enjoy our stay and would recommend it to others. Brian & Family.

    Thank you for your nice comments and glad you enjoyed your stay overall.Will take up the issues mentioned with the cleaning team and have the spare blankets cleaned and stored in sealed clear plastic so that this will not re occur.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2022

  • "Lovely character filled house with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside."

    We really enjoyed our evenings out on the deck overlooking the lake.

    Thank you Gerard for your nice comments about our Schoolhouse and glad the stay was enjoyable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GerardJul 2022

  • "This cottage is a lovely place to stay superb views and close to places we wanted to visit."

    it was absolutely stunning the photos on sykes doesn't do it justice would recommend this place to friends and family we really enjoyed our stay here thank you

    Thank you Lisa for the positive comments and glad your stay was enjoyable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaJun 2022

  • "It was just lovely, located amongst stunning and beautiful countryside."

    So comfortable and peaceful. Had a wonderful and relaxing week.

    Thank you David for your positive feedback and glad you enjoyed the peacefulness of the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "Charm and Character in Rural County Leitrim, Ireland: Gortermone Schoolhouse was built in 1891."

    The owner has done a wonderful job maintaining this period building and providing all the modern conveniences inside, including wifi and satellite TV. The old schoolhouse has wonderful views of the lovely Leitrim countryside. Highly recommended, Tony K. Houston, Texas

    Your comments are much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2022

  • "Very nice house, renovated with care and taste, in a beautiful countryside, in the heart of Ireland, with a very nice view on the countryside and the lakes."

    This old schoolhouse with its history deserves to be discovered. (Too bad there is no washing machine!). We'll be back !

    Thank you for your positive comments.I would just like to say that there is a washing machine located next to the boiler in the room behind the toilet and has been there for a few years now. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LucApr 2022

  • "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.

    Delighted you enjoyed our Schoolhouse and appreciate your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2021

  • "Was even better than we expected."

    Good location only missing local pub but nice little towns with very friendly people nearby Perfect for children and dogs. Plenty to do.

    Thank you Catherine for your nice comments. Might build a wee pub next door Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "Nice older property with great character Fantastic views from patio."

    Lovely owners. Very happy to recommend this property.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your nice comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "Really nice home, lots of space and beautifull view."

    There is no wifi, and it is a bit remote. But we had a beautifull vacation!

    We realized WiFi was needed and is now installed and free Netflix also.Thanks for your positive comments.I would also like to mention that we have installed new pitch pine flooring in the kitchen and sitting room as much as we wanted to keep the original floors, they were too far gone , impossible to keep clean looking and detracted from the overall clean look of the rooms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TwanJul 2018

  • "Stunning location with view to die for."

    Lovely house, very comfortable and spacious with everything you need. I'll definitely be back to Gortermone Schoolhouse!

    Reviewed by AnitaJul 2016

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  • 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
  • Highchair
  • WIFI and Netflix
  • 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.

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.

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.