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The Old School House was built in around 1815 and was the town’s first school.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Old School House

As such this is one of Clifden’s listed buildings and many of the original features remain, including the large stone fireplace, the exposed stone walls, old pine floors, doors and the original pine staircase.

Clifden is a lively and friendly town with excellent restaurants, authentic pubs and nice shops. It’s a 1-minute walk down to the high street.

This is an excellent base for touring the Connemara, a gorgeous and haunting area. There’s much to see and do here. There’s golf, of course. The beaches are beautiful, empty and clean. At every turn, you’ll see glorious scenery. There are Irish craft shops, many ancient Celtic sites and opportunities to ramble in the Twelve Bens.

Children are warmly welcomed to this property. This house books very fast so we suggest you book early.

There is a pay as you go wifi dongle at the house or most restaurants cafes have free access just down the street.

More Details

Property Manager
Yvonne Flaherty - Connemara Lettings
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018


Clifden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , tub , shower
    - toilet , tub , shower
    - toilet , shower
  • All Bathrooms are En-Suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 2 double
  • 3 Double Bedroom, 1 Bedroom with 2 Double Beds
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
18th Century House All rooms Ensuite Fireplace Near Clifden Original Features Please remember to enter the County / Region / State field when making a booking as this is required to process payment.


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The Old School House was built in around 1815 and was the town’s first school.
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Fantastic week in Clifden

  • 4 of 5

The old school house is a wonderful base for a holiday in this beautiful part of Ireland and is ideal for a group gathering (there were 7 of us). It’s well equipped and very comfortable, also really handy for the lovely town and local excellent Valu supermarket. The only slight drawback is that the driveway curve and slope makes parking a bit of an art. There’s room for 2 cars but turning room only for 1 at the top (we ended up parking our other car on the road by the church which was fine). Some of the plumbing is also quite old (eg the cistern of one of the loos takes about 10 minutes to refill after flushing). Otherwise fantasti.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clifden and the Old School House were wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The Old School House is very charming, but it is an old building so it has its quirks. The stairs are creaky, you can hear conversations through the floor, and one of the bedrooms is partially open to the downstairs so you can easily hear what is going on in the kitchen. That being said we all loved our stay there and thought it was perfect. The house is located one block (up hill) off the main square and there are many wonderful pubs and restaurants within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer. Thank you for this lovely review. Your feedback is important to us. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay at The Old School House. We shall pass your comments onto the landlord. We look forward to welcoming you back to Connemara in the future! Take care
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Utilities (oil and electricity) are charged separate, meter readings will be taken upon arrival and departure, if payment is not received on departure for utilities this will be deducted from the credit card details provided.

    Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

    Please note that a €200 security deposit is pre-authorised by credit card 2 to 3 days prior to your arrival, card details are released 3 days after your departure as long as there are no breakage's or damage's to the property.

    Check-in time is between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know). During peak season the changeover dates are Saturdays.

    Check-out time is 10am on day of departure.

    There is a pay as you go wifi dongle at the house

    Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.

  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent

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