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House between coast, lake + mountains: Every window view a Connemara highlight!

Bedrooms 3
Space 120 m²
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Rest and retreat in stunning countryside betw. Coast, lakes, peat + mountains

"A stranger is a friend

you have not met yet "...

"A stranger is a friend,

you do not know yet ... "

Irish proverb

The Calla School House was built over 100 years ago and served as the village school of Ballyconneely until the 1970's. Afterwards the house was extended and used privately; bought from us in 2013, renovated and completely renovated considering the old structures.

Unique is the location of the house on the 'Wild Atlantic Way': right on the coast, framed by the 'bog', (bog), a lake and mountains: Connemara pure! Near Clifden, Connemara's capital with many restaurants and shopping, and Roundstone, one of Ireland's prettiest seaside towns.

The coastline offers many of Connemara's most beautiful beaches of varying character in the surrounding area. Calla Beach is within walking distance in 10 minutes. Our attraction: hiking at low tide on the uninhabited little island (Inis Stavros) :)

The house has 3 bedrooms, 1 living room and a dining room, a large kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower and two sinks. The glass-fronted veranda offers unparalleled views across Maumeen Lake, where the sky is mirrored, the moorland where sheep and horses graze, and the Twelve Bens mountain range.

The house is equipped with a new gas central heating / hot water, whose consumption is individually controlled with a timer.

The energy costs (minus the first 10,00 €) will be charged separately after meter reading and deducted from the deposit after departure.

The house is surrounded by an approximately 2000 square meter garden, which has several terraces with seating and small tables. There is also a picnic table. In the so-called "Swimming pool"

can be protected from the wind with a view of the mountains and the Maumeen Lake wonderful rest!

Let's talk to one of our guests:

".... Calla Old School House is not a holiday home in the true sense. Rather, it is a home borrowed from the owner for a week or more. And that's also how it feels like home. The drawers are full of useful things, Tesafilm, writing utensils, sewing kit, tools, hand mixer, casserole, etc. The house offers plenty of space: a large living room, dining room and kitchen, bathroom, three bedrooms and a conservatory. In addition, it is very tastefully decorated and with great attention to detail. Not forgetting the beautiful garden, which can even come up with a seat and garden furniture, for Ireland an absolute rarity, as here actually gravel courts dominate the house. Everything complies with German standards, dishwasher, coffee maker, central heating, hot water, etc. Not to mention the wonderful little details such. B. the electric blanket in the master bedroom. We also enjoyed the fireplace, although we still have not figured out how to make peat briquettes burn. With us they just smiled. We enjoyed living, reading, cooking, sitting in the garden in the sun, watching the sunset, eating in the conservatory, collecting shells on the beach, visiting the island at low tide and listening to the wind. Anyone who misses the internet here can only be a playful teenager - just like our son. But even he had to admit that the house is just great ..... "

More Details

Gabriele Gérard
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, german
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Roundstone, Ireland

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Did you ever want to 'shower prospect' with? The view from the bathroom to the garden of the lake and the mountains behind it is just beautiful!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 large double bed
    - 1 large double bed
    - 1 large double bed
  • Each bedroom is individually and lovingly designed - in different colors. All beds and mattresses are of good quality and new! Duvets + pillows are cleaned or renewed regularly! In two bedrooms the beds are equipped with electric blankets. In one of the bedrooms is a large spacious closet, the other two have smaller closets.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The house has a personal, loving character and is sparsely furnished vacation villas equipped for our sometimes painful experiences with everything you would need for a pleasant stay!


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House between coast, lake + mountains: Every window view a Connemara highlight!
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews
Valparaiso, In USA

We loved this beautiful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is neat as a pin and quite lovely. There is a working fireplace in the living room. We spent our time reading there or in the glass enclosed porch. We felt very at home there

It is nicely located and close to Roundstone, Ballyconneely and Clifden

The owners and the housekeeper were so very nice and easy to work with

We are already talking about going back

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem on a superb location

  • 5 of 5

Old Calla School House ( June 17th –June 24th 2017)

When we entered Old Calla School House we did feel welcome straight away!

The atmosphere, the smell, the flowers is the vase, the vieuw at the Atlantic and in the back on some of the Twelve Pins, everything was just right for a lovely week at the Connemara!

And we did enjoy every minute of that week in this lovely house at this very special place.

Our hosts left enough tourist information to keep us busy. Also enough peace in this fully equipped house (really nothing missing!) and the environment to sit outside just enjoying the view and the lovely garden. We do miss our every day walk to the beach ( only ten minutes). Great fun walking at low tide across the beach to the isle where only sheep are living.

Almost every evening we made a real peat fire in the living room. You get used to this peculiar smell and that we also miss. One solution: we have to go back to Old Calla School House along the Wild Atlantic Way again!!

Theo and Corinne

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Corinne+Theo, thank you so much for this wonderful review. You really got the spirit of this place :) and you are so welcome back any time you like! Gabriele + Hans
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Traumhaus in Connemara

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschön gelegen in Connemara. Übertrifft selbst deutschen Standard. Alles ist top organisiert. Wir fühlten uns sofort wie Zuhause. Wir kommen wieder.

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank!
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Ein geschenktes Zuhause

  • 5 of 5

Calla Old Schoolhouse ist kein Ferienhaus im eigentlichen Sinne. Vielmehr ist es ein Zuhause, das einem vom Eigentümer geliehen wird für die Dauer einer Woche oder mehr. Und genauso fühlt es sich auch an, als wäre man Zuhause.

Die Schubladen sind voller nützlicher Dinge, Tesafilm, Schreibzeug, Nähzeug, Werkzeug, Handmixer, Auflaufform usw. Das Haus bietet viel Platz: ein großes Wohnzimmer, Esszimmer und Küche, Badezimmer, drei Schlafzimmer und einen Wintergarten. Daneben ist es ausgesprochen geschmackvoll und mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Nicht zu vergessen ist der wunderschöne Garten, der sogar mit einem Sitzplatz und Gartenmöbeln aufwarten kann, für Irland eine absolute Rarität, da hier eigentlich Schotterplätze ums Haus dominieren.

Alles entspricht deutschem Standard, Spülmaschine, Kaffeemaschine, Zentralheizung, warmes Wasser usw. Nicht zu vergessen die wunderbaren kleinen Details wie z.B. die Heizdecke im Elternschlafzimmer. Auch den Kamin haben wir genossen, wenn wir auch immer noch nicht herausgefunden haben, wie man Torfbriketts dazu bringt zu brennen. Bei uns haben die nur geglimmt.

Wir haben hier gerne gelebt, gelesen, gekocht, im Garten in der Sonne gesessen, dem Sonnenuntergang zugesehen, im Wintergarten gegessen, am Strand Muscheln gesammelt, bei Ebbe die Insel besucht und dem Wind zugehört. Wer hier das Internet vermisst, kann nur ein spielsüchtiger Teenager sein - so wie unser Sohn. Aber selbst der musste zugeben, dass das Haus einfach toll ist.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danke, danke und noch einmal danke für diese wundervolle Bewertung. Nein, es ist keine "Bewertung", es ist eine Liebeserklärung an dieses Haus, das uns tatsächlich so viel bedeutet - und doch teilen wir es gerne mit unseren Gästen. Gäste wie Sie liebe Petra + ihre Familie, sind eine Bereicherung für uns, sind "Freunde" im irischen Sinne, wo ein Fremder ein Freund ist, den man noch nicht kennt!! Wir freuen uns wirklich sehr über so viel Lob und können ja eigentlich immer nur noch besser werden, vom Lob angestiftet :) Danke und wir wären glücklich, wenn Sie wieder kämen! Gabriele + Hans
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Ein Haus der Geborgenheit ....ein Haus für die Seele ...

  • 5 of 5 kann man wohl das `Calla Old School House` am Besten beschreiben.

Man fühlt sich sofort Zuhause, sobald man zum ersten Mal die Türe öffnet.

Jeder Raum ist mit liebevollen Details gefüllt. An alles wurde gedacht. Die wunderschöne, gemütliche Küche wurde bestens ausgestattet. Meine Familie kocht sehr gerne und somit waren wir glücklich, dass viele, viele Töpfe und Pfannen da waren, genügend Teller, Besteck, Gläser usw. ...

Das Badezimmer hatte genügend Ablageflächen, sodass man auch mit vier Leuten ausreichend Stauraum hatte. Traumhafter Blick auf den See und die Moorlandschaft inklusive:)

Die Schlafzimmer sind farblich wunderschön abgestimmt und jeder Blick aus den Fenstern ist ein Highlight ! Seien es die Kühe, die einen am Morgen begrüßen, oder der wunderschöne Blick auf das Meer! Die Betten haben sehr gute Matratzen ...kombiniert mit der Stille von draußen schläft man tief und fest!

Einer unserer Lieblingsplätze war der Sunroom. Man sitzt quasi mitten in der Natur-herrlich! Der nächste Lieblingsplatz war am Abend im Wohnzimmer die Couch vor dem Kamin mit dem Blick auf das abendlich, gefärbte Meer....ach es gäbe noch so viele Lieblingsplätzchen zu beschreiben ;)

`Calla Old School House` im schönen Connemara-Gebiet ist nur zu empfehlen. Ein herzliches Dankeschön an die Vermieter für diese Wohlfühloase !

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir danken sehr herzlich für diese gute Bewertung. Es ist ermutigend, zu hören, dass unser Engagement und unsere Liebe zu diesem Ort immer wieder die Menschen findet, die dies spüren und würdigen! Danke!
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Very nice house with a wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great trip to Connemara in this very cosy house. What a wonderful view! The house is well suited for babies.

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a Million, Guillaume. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. All the best!. Gabriele
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Nearest Airport
285 Kilometres
Dublin oder Shannon
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Keoghs in Ballyconneely
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
85 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
85 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Keoghs in Ballyconneely
Car: recommended

The Irish poet and philosopher John O 'Donohue describes Connemara with the following words:' Such landscapes are wild sanctuaries because they totally at peace with himself and quietly to draw us into their knowledge and silence. Almost imperceptibly gives way to the inner pressure of the soul. The senses are calmed, and the inward world in us is moved by this ancient beauty .... '

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Roundstone, Ireland

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April + Mai
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
April/Mai 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$241.36

Im Preis inclusive sind (a) Endreinigung (b) Bettwäsche, Handtücher.
Strom und Heizung werden nach Abreise abgelesen und nach Berechnung von der Kaution einbehalten. Der verbleibende Betrag wird umgehend nach Rückkehr erstattet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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