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House between coast, lake + mountains: Every window view a Connemara highlight!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Rest and retreat in stunning countryside betw. Coast, lakes, peat + mountains

"A stranger is a friend

you have not met yet "...

"A stranger is a friend,

you do not know yet ... "

Irish proverb

The Calla School House was built over 100 years ago and served as the village school of Ballyconneely until the 1970's. Afterwards the house was extended and used privately; bought from us in 2013, renovated and completely renovated considering the old structures.

Unique is the location of the house on the 'Wild Atlantic Way': right on the coast, framed by the 'bog', (bog), a lake and mountains: Connemara pure! Near Clifden, Connemara's capital with many restaurants and shopping, and Roundstone, one of Ireland's prettiest seaside towns.

The coastline offers many of Connemara's most beautiful beaches of varying character in the surrounding area. Calla Beach is within walking distance in 10 minutes. Our attraction: hiking at low tide on the uninhabited little island (Inis Stavros) :)

The house has 3 bedrooms, 1 living room and a dining room, a large kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower and two sinks. The glass-fronted veranda offers unparalleled views across Maumeen Lake, where the sky is mirrored, the moorland where sheep and horses graze, and the Twelve Bens mountain range.

The house is equipped with a new gas central heating / hot water, whose consumption is individually controlled with a timer.

The energy costs (minus the first 10,00 €) will be charged separately after meter reading and deducted from the deposit after departure.

The house is surrounded by an approximately 2000 square meter garden, which has several terraces with seating and small tables. There is also a picnic table. In the so-called "Swimming pool"

can be protected from the wind with a view of the mountains and the Maumeen Lake wonderful rest!

Let's talk to one of our guests:

".... Calla Old School House is not a holiday home in the true sense. Rather, it is a home borrowed from the owner for a week or more. And that's also how it feels like home. The drawers are full of useful things, Tesafilm, writing utensils, sewing kit, tools, hand mixer, casserole, etc. The house offers plenty of space: a large living room, dining room and kitchen, bathroom, three bedrooms and a conservatory. In addition, it is very tastefully decorated and with great attention to detail. Not forgetting the beautiful garden, which can even come up with a seat and garden furniture, for Ireland an absolute rarity, as here actually gravel courts dominate the house. Everything complies with German standards, dishwasher, coffee maker, central heating, hot water, etc. Not to mention the wonderful little details such. B. the electric blanket in the master bedroom. We also enjoyed the fireplace, although we still have not figured out how to make peat briquettes burn. With us they just smiled. We enjoyed living, reading, cooking, sitting in the garden in the sun, watching the sunset, eating in the conservatory, collecting shells on the beach, visiting the island at low tide and listening to the wind. Anyone who misses the internet here can only be a playful teenager - just like our son. But even he had to admit that the house is just great ..... "

More Details

Gabriele Gérard
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018


Roundstone Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • Did you ever want to 'shower prospect' with? The view from the bathroom to the garden of the lake and the mountains behind it is just beautiful!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom is individually and lovingly designed - in different colors. All beds and mattresses are of good quality and new! Duvets + pillows are cleaned or renewed regularly! In two bedrooms the beds are equipped with electric blankets. In one of the bedrooms is a large spacious closet, the other two have smaller closets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The house has a personal, loving character and is sparsely furnished vacation villas equipped for our sometimes painful experiences with everything you would need for a pleasant stay!


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(48 traveler reviews)

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House between coast, lake + mountains: Every window view a Connemara highlight!
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

A little piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This house is in such a beautiful location with the most stunning views all around. Watching the sun set over the sea was something special. The beaches in the area are amazing and we had the weather to fully appreciate them (sunshine!). The house itself has been decorated with great love and attention to detail. It is comfortable and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. We loved this place and didn’t want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane, what a wonderful review! Thanks so much. We are deeply touched and very happy!! Love G+H
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We loved this beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is neat as a pin and quite lovely. There is a working fireplace in the living room. We spent our time reading there or in the glass enclosed porch. We felt very at home there

It is nicely located and close to Roundstone, Ballyconneely and Clifden

The owners and the housekeeper were so very nice and easy to work with

We are already talking about going back

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a Million ☘☘💚
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A gem on a superb location

  • 5 of 5

Old Calla School House ( June 17th –June 24th 2017)

When we entered Old Calla School House we did feel welcome straight away!

The atmosphere, the smell, the flowers is the vase, the vieuw at the Atlantic and in the back on some of the Twelve Pins, everything was just right for a lovely week at the Connemara!

And we did enjoy every minute of that week in this lovely house at this very special place.

Our hosts left enough tourist information to keep us busy. Also enough peace in this fully equipped house (really nothing missing!) and the environment to sit outside just enjoying the view and the lovely garden. We do miss our every day walk to the beach ( only ten minutes). Great fun walking at low tide across the beach to the isle where only sheep are living.

Almost every evening we made a real peat fire in the living room. You get used to this peculiar smell and that we also miss. One solution: we have to go back to Old Calla School House along the Wild Atlantic Way again!!

Theo and Corinne

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Corinne+Theo, thank you so much for this wonderful review. You really got the spirit of this place :) and you are so welcome back any time you like! Gabriele + Hans
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Traumhaus in Connemara

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschön gelegen in Connemara. Übertrifft selbst deutschen Standard. Alles ist top organisiert. Wir fühlten uns sofort wie Zuhause. Wir kommen wieder.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank!
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Man muss es gesehen haben

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren bereits in einigen Ferienhäusern, aber das Calla Old School House schägt alle. Weder Bilder noch Worte können den einmaligen Charakter dieses Hauses beschreiben. Eigentlich ist das Old School Haus gar kein Ferienhaus im eigentlichen Sinne, da es während des Jahres auch von den Besitzern bewohnt wird - und das merkt man. So ist die liebevolle Einrichtung absolut einzigartig und der Gast spürt, wie viel Liebe - und harte Arbeit! - in die Renovation und die Inneneinrichtung gesteckt wurde. Aber nicht nur das Haus ist einzigartig, der Garten und die Umgebung sind es ebenso. Das Old School Haus befindet sich unmittelbar in der Nähe verschiedener Strände und auch der Connemara Nationalpark ist nicht weit entfernt.

Herzlichen Dank nochmals an die (ausgesprochen netten) Besitzer, die diese Perle interessierten Gästen zur Verfügung stellen. Wir kommen wieder!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir sind gerührt 😊Herzlichen Dank für Ihre "Liebeserklärung" an diesen wundervollen Ort und er scheint "seine Gäste" zu finden 😃☘☘☘ Kommen Sie gerne wieder!!!🌻🌻
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  • 5 of 5

Wir haben den Aufenthalt im Connamara in vollen Zügen genossen. Das sehr individuell und liebevoll eingerichtete Ferienhaus hat sein übriges dazu beigetragen. So eine Unterkunft hat man sehr selten, ein Glücksgriff. Vielen Dank

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen herzlichen Dank 🌻🌻
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Nearest Airport
285 Kilometres
Dublin oder Shannon
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Keoghs in Ballyconneely
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
85 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
85 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Keoghs in Ballyconneely
Car: recommended

The Irish poet and philosopher John O 'Donohue describes Connemara with the following words:' Such landscapes are wild sanctuaries because they totally at peace with himself and quietly to draw us into their knowledge and silence. Almost imperceptibly gives way to the inner pressure of the soul. The senses are calmed, and the inward world in us is moved by this ancient beauty .... '

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $171.59

Im Preis inclusive sind (a) Endreinigung (b) Bettwäsche, Handtücher.
Strom und Heizung werden nach Abreise abgelesen und nach Berechnung von der Kaution einbehalten. Der verbleibende Betrag wird umgehend nach Rückkehr erstattet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.