The Old School House

Carrowholly, County Mayo (Ref. 20314)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Westport 3 miles. Located on the edge of Carrowholly, near the bustling town of Westport, County Mayo is this charming detached former schoolhouse. This quirky cottage was originally built in 1836 and has been affectionately renovated while still keeping its original charm and character features, such as exposed stone walls and sloping ceilings. This intriguing contrast has given this quaint holiday home a homely, cosy atmosphere and is the perfect County Mayo cottage to stay in whilst exploring this beautiful area. This cottage near Westport offers two double bedrooms and a mezzanine twin room, which also serves as another sitting area from where you can see the imposing Croagh Patrick Mountain across the bay. Outside the pretty lawned garden is the ideal place to sit and relax in this peaceful location, plus there is horse riding available in the local area, and just three miles away is the bustling town of Westport, with its great selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Westport is a lively and welcoming place where it won't be difficult to find some traditional Irish music, or some friendly locals to have a chat with. Visit the spectacular gardens and beautiful views overlooking Clew Bay at the popular Westport House, play golf at the Westport Golf Club, go sailing at Mayo Sailing Centre or walk or cycle the Achill Way - all are within easy reach. For the more adventurous, climb to the top of the looming Croagh Patrick to see some spectacular views. This is a delightful Westport cottage for your Irish retreat, whatever you choose to see or do.



Ground floor

  • Fitted kitchen leading to dining room with sofa (seats 2) & woodburner
  • Sitting room (seats 4) with open fire
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC

First floor

  • One double bedroom
  • One mezzanine level twin bedroom with double sofa bed
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower, basin & WC
  • Basin & WC


  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room & woodburner in dining room
  • Gas oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • Selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire & woodburner included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • No pets
  • No smoking


  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned rear garden with patio & furniture
  • Shop & pub in Westport, 3 miles


  • This property sleeps a max. of 7 adults

About the location


Aghagower 7.4 miles.

Driving times:

  • Knock Airport - 38 miles; 1hr
  • Dun Laoghaire ferry - 170 miles; 3 hrs 25 mins


  • Nearest shop; Westport, 3 miles
  • Nearest pub; Westport, 3 miles
  • Nearest town; Westport, 3 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Westport - Rich in Irish heritage
  • Westport House - This large house and its adjoining adventure park are great fun for all the family
  • Clew Bay - Beautiful ocean bay overlooked by Croagh Patrick

Day trip:

  • Ballycroy National Park - Spend a day and admire the natural wilderness in this wonderful national park
  • Connemara National Park - Scenic National Park covering heath, bogs and woodlands
  • Galway - This bustling city has something for everyone
  • Ashford Castle - Medieval castle on the shores of Lough Corrib