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School House Donegal

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View of School House from Wild Atlantic Way viewing point
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The School House is a beautiful cottage located in a breathtaking location in Muckross on the Wild Atlantic Way, 2km from the village of Kilcar and 10km from Killybegs. It has 2 main bedrooms, with an additional bed option within the lounge area, sleeping up to 5 people (may accommodate 6 on request). There is an outside terrace to take in the spectacular scenery and also a garden area. The property is located at the base of Muckross mountain and overlooks Trá Lathar beach (a favourite for surfing enthusiasts) and Muckross Head. A five minute walk away is Trá Bhán, which is a tranquil beach suitable for swimming. The School House is steeped in history - as the name suggests, it was once the school for the local area. The sitting room has a cosy traditional open fire, with the dinin...The School House is a beautiful cottage located in a breathtaking location in Muckross on the Wild Atlantic Way, 2km from the village of Kilcar and 10km from Killybegs. It has 2 main bedrooms, with an additional bed option within the lounge area, sleeping up to 5 people (may accommodate 6 on request). There is an outside terrace to take in the spectacular scenery and also a garden area. The property is located at the base of Muckross mountain and overlooks Trá Lathar beach (a favourite for surfing enthusiasts) and Muckross Head. A five minute walk away is Trá Bhán, which is a tranquil beach suitable for swimming. The School House is steeped in history - as the name suggests, it was once the school for the local area. The sitting room has a cosy traditional open fire, with the dining area looking out into the dramatic coastline view. There is a digital TV, DVD player and also unlimited Wifi usage. The kitchen has a gas cooker, grill, microwave, fridge and all the usual cooking utensils. There is 1 bathroom/WC with a shower. The main bedroom has a double bed. The second bedroom has bunk beds and an additional single bed. There is another single bed available within the sitting room area. A central heating system heats water and keeps the house warm. Electricity, turf and logs are included in price. Boat trips are available from near by Teelin for angling or sightseeing Slieve League, the highest sea cliff in Europe.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets may be allowed on request. Smoking allowed in outside area. Earlier check in may be available on request.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Peter S
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:91%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2016
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Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

This place really does bring you to another world the peace, stunning views and sound of the waves crashing off the rocks I couldn't imagine a more beautiful place to stay, at every turn your breath is taken away. Noreen stopped by to introduce herself...More

Date of stay: September 2020
1  Thank traveler596
Reviewed 29 February 2020

I would think twice about booking this property. I had booked and paid for a full week; then had an emergency and contacted the owner directly to cancel my booking (3 weeks before the arrival date). The owner did not want to cancel or refund...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank KathrinB9
Passport712387, VR Owner at School House Donegal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Kathrin I am sincerely sorry you had a bad experience. I pride myself on providing excellent customer service for guests, which I hope comes across from other guest reviews. The cancellation policy is completely transparent and is designed to protect owners when guests cancel at...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018

Words cannot begin to describe the Donegal coastal views from the picture windows of this lovely cottage. The only sound is the crashing Ocean waves below. You and nature are at one and alone to enjoy each other. Rarely does a car pass to take...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank BRSIMPSON
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Beautiful ocean views. This gem of a place is soaked in authentic charm and character. Dramatic Ocean views and the pleasing sounds of crashing waves. A great place for folks who like take a peaceful walks. Walking here includes being in a place with gorgeous...More

Date of stay: March 2018
2  Thank Bernard M
Management response:Responded 2 April 2018

Thanks for your lovely review Bernie!

Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This isolated cabin by the ocean was everthing we dreamed it would be. Peter has a special place here..go to get away on the Wild Atlantic Way. Special thanks to Kathleen for the wonderful welcome. You could spend the entire time here staring out the...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Muckross School House is marvellously situated above the bay with an ever-changing view on the promontory, the beach and the sea; it is close to all the major walks in the region. The house is cosy, the heating works well, the gas stove is great...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank LightPacker686850
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This wee place is absolutely perfect, the first thing that got us all was how stunning the location was, one of the best views in the world. The cottage itself has everything you need, wifi, open fire, comfy chairs, nice beds, and plenty of turf...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Michaelwh320
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: June 2017
Management response:Responded 27 June 2017

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Spent a wonderful two nights here with family, and wish it was longer so I could sit on the front deck and watch the ocean till I got my fill. The cottage was a cozy place to unwind after our hikes around Slieve League and...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank thisgal2017
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Its solitude with wifi and yet not too far from services. It's even nicer than the pictures when you sit and watch the waves crash against the rocks below the window. There's the beach there too if it's warm, and a lovely fireplace if it's...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank brooks59
Pete S, VR Owner at School House Donegal, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Thank you Rick for your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fireplace
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Ocean Views
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
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Access
Car advised
How to get there
Follow directions to Killybegs from Donegal Town. From Killybegs follow signs for Kilcar. After about 5 kms, just after the Blue Haven hotel on your right hand side, take the 'coast road' to the left. After 3 km you will see a signpost for Muckross Head and a beach - continue straight on for 0.5 km to find the School House on your right hand side just before the viewing point at the top of the hill.
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Frequently Asked Questions about School House Donegal

  • School House Donegal is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

  • School House Donegal has one bathroom available. See all property details.

  • School House Donegal has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at School House Donegal must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.