School House
School Cottage
Contact: INT + 353 28 37296

School Cottage is a traditional Irish stone cottage that has been completely renovated to a very high standard. It is situated 4 miles west of Schull, in easy reach of many of West Cork's famous attractions. Set in a pretty garden on a quiet country road, the cottage offers extremely comfortable accommodation in the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful Irish countryside, and at the same time being minutes away from the seaside village of Schull. Nearby are many bars, restaurants of international renown, beaches, and leisure activities. School cottage lies amidst the gently rolling fields to the west of Schull. It is set in a garden bordered with mature trees and a stream on the western boundary, with views across the surrounding fields towards Dunmanus Bay, the hills of the Beara peninsula, to Mount Gabriel, and towards the Mizen Head. School Cottage was in the past the home of the local schoolmaster, and the old school building (now our studio) lies next door. There is a large area in front of the old school building offering ample parking. The cottage will accommodate up to six, and the sleeping arrangements are flexible. The kitchen/dining room is fully equipped with a Siemens eye level grill, oven, gas hob, microwave oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and purified drinking water tap. There is a generous amount of high quality cooking equipment, and a large dinner service. The living room has an open fire, comfortable seating, TV with RTE 1&2 plus Multichannel (providing 5 UK broadcast channels plus Sky 1 and Discovery). A video recorder, CD and tape player and radio (UK Radio 4 on long wave) is included. A glazed door leads into a pleasant garden room with western views across the fields to distant mountains. The large master bedroom has double French windows opening onto a paved terrace. It is equipped with a 6ft double bed that can be converted into two singles. Ample wardrobe and drawer space is provided. The en-suite bathroom has a full size bath, a separate walk in shower, washbasin, wc and heated towel rail.

Next to the back door is a utility room that contains a freezer, a Siemens washing machine, tumble dryer, sink unit and wc. There is also a steam iron and ironing board. Upstairs the accommodation consists of two small double bedrooms each with its own washbasin. (One has a 5ft double bed, the other two bunks). These two rooms share a bathroom that has a full size bath, shower, hand basin, wc, and heated towel rail. The cottage offers a very pleasant home-from-home atmosphere; a high standard of décor has been applied throughout, with good quality carpets, restful colours, pictures, and a selection of books and videotapes for your enjoyment. It is dry and warm throughout the year. Comfort and safety have been a priority in the restoration of this cottage, and all wiring and plumbing is new and certified. It is centrally heated throughout. We prefer our guests not to smoke inside the cottage. There are plenty of things to do. Try golf, sea, lake and river fishing, sailing, scuba diving, walking, bird watching, bicycle hire, tennis, pony trekking, and visiting the numerous historical and archaeological sites. The wide sandy beach at Barley Cove is 20 minutes away, but many beautiful sandy and pebble beaches can be discovered within a few minutes drive. There are excellent restaurants within a short distance of the cottage, and innumerable bars offering traditional Irish craic. The shops in Schull provide truly cosmopolitan goods as well as first class local produce. Included in the weekly rental price are electricity, heating oil and gas. We provide quality bedlinen, towels and bathrobes (though we would ask our guests to bring their own beach towels). A payphone is provided. For those who would like an open fire we can arrange for turf, coal, and logs to be provided at cost. We supply a starter pack of basic kitchen supplies ready for your arrival, and will try to accommodate any reasonable request.


8th January to 15th April - £300/$480/week

15th April to 27th May - £400/$640/week

27th May to 24th June - £500/$800/week

24th June to 2nd September - £600/$960/week

2nd September to 30th September - £500/$800/week

30th September to 16th December - £300/$480/week

16th December to 6th January 2001 - £ 600/$960/week

Prices include electricity, heating oil, bottled gas, bedlinen, and towels. Excluded are telephone, personal insurance, and fuel for the open fire. A deposit of one third of the total rental cost should be paid in advance to confirm reservation, the balance to be paid on arrival. A refundable deposit of £50 against accidental breakage will be asked for. We regret that we cannot take pets.
The rental week commences on Saturday afternoon and terminates on the Saturday morning of departure