The Old School House

Carrowholly, County Mayo (Ref. 20314)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Harding

    “Beautiful house of solid stone in a quiet secluded location with scenic views of Croagh Patrick.”

    Good base for exploring the coastal areas with a car. The two double beds were comfortable and spacey rooms. Enjoyed the stay.

    Good base for exploring the coastal areas with a car. The two double beds were comfortable and spacey rooms. Enjoyed the stay.

    - Mr Harding, August 2021

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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double, 1 x mezzanine level twin with double sofa bed
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen leading to dining room with sofa (seats 2) and woodburner
  • Sitting room (seats 4) with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room and woodburner in dining room
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire and woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned rear garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: This property sleeps a max. of 7 adults.

About the location


Aghagower 7.4 miles.

The popular town of Westport offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars, and is alive with traditional music and rich Irish heritage. There are also good fishing rivers and lakes within easy reach, including the Erriff River, approximately three miles away, the Delphi River, approximately six miles away in the Doolough Valley and Moher Lake with boat rental four miles away. For those who enjoy a good walk, nearby, Croagh Patrick awaits with invigorating hikes and stunning views. There are also mapped mountain and forest walks locally, including the Western Way and Tawnyard. For a memorable day trip, why not head south into County Galway, just over half an hour’s drive away, with magnificent coastal scenery and the world renowned Connemara National Park?