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The Old School House

Carrowholly, County Mayo (Ref. 20314)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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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
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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14 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Sweeney

    “This schoolhouse is indeed quirky but so comfortable .”

    We spent a week here everything you will need is provided we were very happy to find milk in the fridge, cake and biscuits and a fruit bowel this was most appreciated and a lovely touch . House was spotless.

    We spent a week here everything you will need is provided we were very happy to find milk in the fridge, cake and biscuits and a fruit bowel this was most appreciated and a lovely touch . House was spotless.

    - Mr Sweeney, September 2020

The property

Westport 3 miles. A quirky and unique former schoolhouse on the edge of Carrowholly, close to the thriving town of Westport, County Mayo.

This detached cottage near Westport dates back to 1836 and has been lovingly furnished to retain many characteristic features such as sloping ceilings and exposed stone walls.

The result is a wonderfully homely County Mayo cottage, with lovely touches to make you feel relaxed and settled as soon as you walk through the door.

The sitting room has a wonderful open fire for warming up after a day outside, while upstairs, the family bedroom doubles as another sitting room and provides a separate space for those wanting to enjoy the far-reaching views across the bay to the looming Croagh Patrick mountain.

Outside this Westport cottage is a well-presented lawned garden with furniture allowing you to revel in the peace and tranquillity that comes as standard with this part of Ireland.

Westport is only three miles away and was recently voted the best place to live in Ireland.

The bustling centre is home to a variety of boutique shops and you'll be sure to discover the "craic" in one of the many welcoming pubs.

Visit Westport House on the newly rejuvenated Quay, walk or cycle the scenic Achill Way or take a boat trip to Clew Bay.

Alternatively, hikers will love the opportunity to conquer Croagh Patrick, and Westport Golf Club is less than a mile away, as is Mayo Sailing Centre.

This Westport cottage will surely be the setting for an unforgettable Irish self-catering experience.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double, 1 x mezzanine level twin with double sofa bed
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen leading to dining room with sofa (seats 2) and woodburner
  • Sitting room (seats 4) with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room and woodburner in dining room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire and woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned rear garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: This property sleeps a max. of 7 adults.

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About the location


Aghagower 7.4 miles.

The popular town of Westport offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars, and is alive with traditional music and rich Irish heritage. There are also good fishing rivers and lakes within easy reach, including the Erriff River, approximately three miles away, the Delphi River, approximately six miles away in the Doolough Valley and Moher Lake with boat rental four miles away. For those who enjoy a good walk, nearby, Croagh Patrick awaits with invigorating hikes and stunning views. There are also mapped mountain and forest walks locally, including the Western Way and Tawnyard. For a memorable day trip, why not head south into County Galway, just over half an hour’s drive away, with magnificent coastal scenery and the world renowned Connemara National Park?

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