LUXURIOUS 18TH CENTURY HISTORIC SCHOOL HOUSE

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
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LUXURIOUS 18TH CENTURY HISTORIC SCHOOL HOUSE

Gort Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Tierneevin, Gort, Co Galway, Ireland

Shawe-Taylor's Old School House is a wonderful place for golf, walking and relaxation. The name Tierneevin is an Irish word meaning 'A Beautiful Place', so the name speaks for itself. This is a most luxurious building and we are very proud of the finish provided. We are certain that our discerning guests will enjoy holidaying in this beautiful part of Ireland. Charming period school house (ca. 1820), recently restored to its original splendour. Eco friendly interior finished with breathable products such as lime mortar on walls, pitch pine and traditional flag on floors. Insulated throughout, the schoolhouse has a high energy rating. With its cathedral style ceilings, wooden beams and a mezzanine/balcony bedroom, it is beautifully presented with antique furniture throughout, adding enormous warmth and character. This is a wonderful place to get away from all the stress in an area of outstanding natural beauty and geology.

Ideally suited for a golfing and/or walking holiday. Gort Golf club is literally on your doorstep with very reasonable rates available, and an excellent clubhouse and restaurant. This superb 18 hole Championship Golf Course is set on 160 acres of picturesque parkland, overlooking the Burren and the Clare Hills. The Golf Course was designed by the 1989 Ryder Cup hero Christy O'Connor. It consists of four outstanding par-3's, a testing par-5 ninth and a terrific par-4, carved through by Burren stone and natural waterways. From the property you can take a delightful 3 mile circular walk, which runs through the Burren landscape. The scenery, birds and wildlife, botany, geology and archaeology - all can be enjoyed on this short walk. Also close by is Kilmacduagh Monastery with several churches and a round tower. The Monastery was established in the 7th century by Saint Colman Mac Duagh, hence the name Kilmacduagh (the church of the son of Duac). Kinvara and Ballyvaughan are nearby fishing and farming villages both on the edge of Galway Bay. For shopping there is Galway City and Ennis, both only 20 minutes' drive from the property. There are many fine restaurants close by in Gort and Kinvara.

Keywords: Old School House self catering home a wonderful place for golf, walking and relaxation

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
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My name is John Casey my occupation is Auctioneer & Estate Agent. I have been in the property business for over 25 years. I am married to Brid and we have 3 grown up sons. Together we successfully ran a farm guesthouse for 20 years and we certainly know how to look after guests. I love my leisure time, a keen golfer I play in two wonderful golf courses Lahinch and Gort. Walking is another one of our pleasures sometimes we organize walks in the beautiful Burren countryside. We love music and singing and sometimes organise singing nights in our local pub. We are nearing retirement age and hope to spend much time with my guests.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

We fell in love with this beautiful old cut stone schoolhouse two years ago and personally renovated it ourselves to a very high standard, retaining all of its traditional features. It is a building steeped in history. It was first a schoolhouse in 1840 with the principal being a Captain Shawe-Taylor, the owner of the property. It closed after a number of year and then it was a soup house during the Famine. The area surrounding this property is wonderful countryside. The four big attractions would be: Gort Golf Club, Kilmacduagh Monastery, which was founded in the 7th century and plundered in the 13th century, Coole Park, the former home of Lady Gregory, and the Burren countryside, as well as the beautiful harbour villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvara.

This is a wonderful place to relax, so bright and the sun shines in every window. It is fantastic place to read and unwind. There is always something to keep you occupied: golf, walking, shopping, beaches - all of life’s pleasures are on your doorstep.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Luxurious 18th Century Historic School House
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Luxurious 18th Century Historic School House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289584vbi
+353 065-7074273 (Ireland)
Gort Area County Galway
West Chester, Pa USA
5

Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Our stay was so memorable. It was a great location for jumping off and visiting many sites. The house itself was spacious and quaint. Each room had charm and was decorated beautifully. We enjoyed each moment there. Unfortunately, we did not take advantage of the relaxed atmosphere and were on the move constantly. Thank you for sharing such a memorable home and opportunity for an adventure in your beautiful country.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious 18th Century Historic School House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289584vbi
+353 065-7074273 (Ireland)
Gort Area County Galway
5

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Loved the house! John and Brid have done an excellent job renovated the old school house. John met us the first day and he was as nice as could be. We received a true Irish greeting!

It was just my husband and I that stayed in the house, but it could easily accommodate 4 more people comfortably.

The town of Gort, is a great hub for exploring the Western part of Ireland. I highly recommend visiting the town of Kinvara, (20 minutes away) a quaint fishing village, and also home to Dunguaire Castle where they hold banquets dinners inside.

In Gort, there is also a train station that will take you into Galway City, which we fell in love with, and it also gives you a break from driving. :)

We loved feeding carrots to the two donkeys (which we named Honky and Tonky) in the morning.

Highly recommend the stay, before we even left, we were already discussing when to return. :)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thanks very much for the nice review love to get them for the sake of the house. It was a pleasure having yu.

John & Brid Casey
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Luxurious 18th Century Historic School House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289584vbi
+353 065-7074273 (Ireland)
Gort Area County Galway
Knoxville, TN
5

What a place!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
John and Brid Casey have done an excellent job renovating this old school house. The pictures do not begin to do it justice. It is MORE than we expected by far. So lovely and comfortable. It is also convenient to most of western Ireland. The Caseys are excellent hosts, providing so much information, and they are charming as well. We highly recommend this home. We were there a month.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for a very nice review it was a pleasure having you in the school house.

Best wishes,

John & Brid
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Luxurious 18th Century Historic School House
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+353 065-7074273 (Ireland)
Gort Area County Galway
Walnut Creek, California
5

Wonderful Visit ---

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
The four of us were delighted with the School House. It has been beautifully constructed and restored and was the perfect beginning for a three-week visit to Ireland. From the dining table, we watched the new lambs next door over breakfast, explored the beautiful beaches and countryside around Gort and Galway during the day and loved returning to the School House for dinner and a cozy fire. The Cliffs of Moher are beautiful but The Burren with its tombs, rocky mountains and ancient churches was our favorite. We stopped for lunch at the little harbor town of Kinvarra and even visited the larger town of Ennis. The Gallery Cafe was our favorite Gort stop-off. It was great to meet John and Brid (and Tots) who were so gracious during our visit, even arranging to return a forgotten item to us before our departure at Shannon Airport. Hoping to return again ... the California group
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious 18th Century Historic School House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p289584vbi
+353 065-7074273 (Ireland)
Gort Area County Galway
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
5

Highly Recommend This Charming VRBO

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
My family of 6 (we and our 4 twenty-something children) thoroughly enjoyed staying in this fantastic, charming, spacious, fully functional home. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Everything we needed was provided. The kitchen was great - had everything we needed to make our own meals. We especially enjoyed spending evenings in the great room by the fireplace, having breakfasts on the back patio, and wandering over to the thousand+ year old monastery ruins about 1/2 mile up the road (Kilmacduagh). Our only regret was that we were out of the house every day driving and sightseeing, so didn't get to spend more time relaxing at the house. Every one of us (including our college aged children) fully recommends this place for your stay in Ireland.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Gort/Kinvara

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Availability & Rates

Gort Area House Rental Rates

Notes

  • €475-€800/wk
  • Euros
  • Jan-Mar .. €475/week
  • Apr-May .. €600/week
  • Jun ...... €650/week
  • Jul-Aug .. €800/week
  • Sep ...... €700/week
  • Oct ...... €650/week
  • Nov-Dec .. €475/week
  • Christmas/New Years/Easter .. by arrangement

Amenities

Gort Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Lake View
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • golf

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