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  • €1,200
  • 4 bedrooms
  • House  4 bedrooms
  • Rent
  • Clifden, Co. Galway
  • ireland Flag Ireland
Sleeps 8
Price from: 1,200 per weekx
The former Church of Ireland School House
was built by the founder of Clifden, John
D`Arcy, in around 1815 and was the town`s
first school.

As such it is one of Clifden`s listed buildings
and many of the original features remain,
including the large stone fireplace, the
exposed stone walls, old pine floors, doors
and the original pine staircase.
The ground floor`s open plan allows one to
take in the scope of the public rooms upon
first crossing over the threshold. The
atmosphere is very comfortable and casual.
In the sitting room, large stone arched
palladium windows allow plenty of light and
the fireplace adds visual and actual warmth.
This is a perfect room for entertaining or just
sitting quietly with a book. There is a TV
and DVD player. The galley kitchen is to the
right of the entryway and although not huge,
it is a cook`s kitchen with everything close
hand and equipped with all you should
need. The adjacent dining area seats 8
comfortably at an old refectory pine table.
There is a small utility room that houses a
cloths washing machine and separate dryer.

All four bedrooms are en suite (with W.C.
and with shower/shower-over-bath). Two of
the bedrooms are on the main/ground floor.
One is off the front entrance hall with a
4ft6`/1.37m double bed, very nice
appointments and a cute little stone ensuite
with shower. The other bedroom, has twin
beds (2 singles) with ensuite shower-over-
bath, is at the back of the house, beyond
the living room.

There are two staircases, one on either side
of the house. The original pine staircase,
near the dining area, leads up to the open
balcony sitting area which overlooks the
living room. The spiral staircase, located
just at the front entry way, leads directly to
one of the upstairs bedrooms, a spacious
room with stone walls a king size bed (2m)
and an extra of 1.37m . This room is ensuite
with shower. The other upstairs bedroom is
on the opposite side xof the balcony sitting
area and accessed via the pine stairs. It has
a 5ft/ 1.52m bed with a spacious ensuite
with shower-over-bath. All the bedrooms
overlook a nice grassy area behind the
The back lawn area is not level and does
not have a patio. You can eat casual meals
in a designated area at the side or at the
front of the house where there is a picnic
table/bench and outdoor chairs. It`s fun to
look down onto the town from this perch.
Clifden is a lively and friendly town with
excellent restaurants, authentic pubs and
nice shops. It`s a 1-minute walk down to
high street.

This is an excellent base for touring the
Connemara, a gorgeous and haunting area.
There`s much to see and do here. There`s
golf, of course. The beaches are beautiful,
empty and clean. At every turn, you`ll see
glorious scenery. There are Irish craft
shops, many ancient Celtic sites and
opportunities to ramble in the Twelve Bens.
Children are warmly welcomed to this
property. This house books very fast so we
suggest you book early.
There is no internet access at the house but
there are several internet cafes just down
the street. There is a pay-as-you-go cell
phone at the house for your use.
Sleeps 8  Price from: 1,200 per weekx  The former Church of Ireland School House  was built by the founder of Clifden, John  D`Arcy, in around 1815 and was the town`s  first school.    As such it is one of Clifden`s listed buildings  and many of the original features ...
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