The Old School House Cottages
County Galway The Old School House, Ardbear, Clifden, Ireland –
Excellent location — rated 9.5/10! (score from 59 reviews)
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Two-Bedroom House – Bigger than most in Clifden
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Mícheál, Rita & Emilia-Teresa
The Old School House Cottages was originally built in 1838 and is one of the oldest properties in Clifden. On the Wild Atlantic Way, close to the town center and set in the countryside we are in the heart of the most unspoiled scenery. It is 400m to Clifden and an 10-15 minute walk to the nearest pub. It's only a 5 minute walk to the Greenway, as well as 10 minute drive to Ballyconneely. Great for scenic walks, beaches, golf, painting, fishing and running with direct access onto the cycle lanes.
I am a lady of many skills and interests I studied Interior Architecture at University, ran my own Property Recruitment Business for 15 years, have worked as a Consultant and Business Developer for many startups, as well as that I've worked in numerous retail outlets for the Interior Design Industry as both Merchandiser and Stylist. I have traveled extensively around the world and have stayed in some amazing places. Thus leading us to set up our own self catering Guest House. Close to the town center and set in the countryside, we are in the heart of the most unspoiled scenery which is breathtaking. The sky in Connemara is amazing, the rainbows are exceptional, the changing weather is a pleasure and not a hindrance, especially when you have a beautiful fireplace to sit by with your family and friends surrounding you. I love cooking, art and interior architecture, I cycle to most places and like to keep myself busy with my family being my main priority. We moved to Clifden to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and commuting. We have always dreamt of having a white picket fence and living the simple life
A five minute walk to the Greenway, The Salt Lake and a couple of minutes walk to the Connemara All Blacks Rugby Club. Here, and in nearby Maam Valley are the setting for such films as The Field and John Ford's classic, The Quiet Man.
Languages spoken: English
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Property surroundings – Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Alcock & Brown Memorial1.3 miles
Kylemore Abbey7.8 miles
St. Fura's Church16.8 miles
Ballymagibbon Cairn16.8 miles
Maam Cross19.8 miles
Restaurants and markets
Steam Cafe/bar0.8 miles
Lowry's Cafe/bar0.8 miles
Marconi Restaurant Restaurant0.9 miles
SuperValu Supermarket0.9 miles
Darcy Twelve Restaurant0.9 miles
Guys Bar & Snug Restaurant0.9 miles
Griffins Cafe/bar0.9 miles
Lidl Supermarket1 miles
Aldi Supermarket1.1 miles
Salt Lake Lake0.4 miles
Owenglin River River0.6 miles
Atlantic Sea/ocean1.2 miles
Ballynahinch Lake Lake8.1 miles
Invermore River River8.1 miles
The Twelve Bens Mountain11.2 miles
Diamond Hill Mountain11.8 miles
Dawros River River11.8 miles
Tully Mountain Mountain13 miles
Lough Inagh Lake16.8 miles
Ireland West Airport Knock57.8 miles
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Most popular facilities
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Secured parking
Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Pets are not allowed.
Sit back and relax
- Outdoor furniture
- Horse riding Off-site
- Hiking Off-site
- Fishing Off-site
- Golf course (within 3 km) (Additional charge)
Entertainment and family services
- Board games/puzzles
- Ironing service (Additional charge)
- Laundry (Additional charge)
- Designated smoking area
- Non-smoking throughout
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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10:00 - 11:00
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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