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

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

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books

Overview of House between coast, lake + mountains: every window view is a Connemara highlight!

10.0 out of 10 Exceptional
10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Mountain view
Roundstone, Galway

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationConnemara Championship Links6 min drive
  • Popular LocationDog's Bay Beach18 min drive
  • Popular LocationGurteen Bay Beach21 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
120 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

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

"A stranger is a friend
you haven't met yet "...

"A stranger is a friend
that you don't know yet ... "
Irish saying

The Calla School House was built over 100 years ago and served as a village school in Ballyconneely until the 1970s. Then the house was expanded and used privately; bought, refurbished and completely renovated by us in 2013, taking into account the old structures.
The location of the house on the 'Wild Atlantic Way' is unique: right on the coast, framed by the 'bog', (moor), a lake and mountains: pure Connemara! Nearby Clifden, Connemara’s capital with many restaurants and shopping, and Roundstone, one of the prettiest coastal towns in Ireland.
The coast offers many of the most beautiful beaches of Connemara with different characters in the surrounding area. Calla Beach can be reached on foot in 10 minutes. Our attraction: hike to the uninhabited small island (Inis Stavros) at low tide :)
The house has 3 bedrooms, 1 living and dining room, a large kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower and two sinks. The glazed veranda offers incomparable views over Maumeen Lake, in which the sky is reflected, on the moor, in which sheep and horses graze, and on the mountain range of the Twelve Bens.
The house is equipped with a new gas central heating / hot water, the consumption of which can be 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 a garden of about 2000 square meters, which has various terraces with seating and small tables. There is also a picnic table. In the so-called "Swimming pool"
can be sheltered from the wind with a view of the mountains and Maumeen Lake!

Let us speak to one of our guests:
".... Calla Old School House is not really a holiday home. Rather, it is a home that is borrowed from the owner for a week or more. And it also feels like being at home. The drawers are full of useful things, scotch tape, writing utensils, sewing tools, tools, hand mixers, baking dishes etc. The house offers plenty of space: a large living room, dining room and kitchen, bathroom, three bedrooms and a winter garden. In addition, it is extremely tasteful and furnished with great attention to detail. Not to forget the beautiful garden, which even has a seat and garden furniture, is an absolute rarity for Ireland, since gravel places around the house actually dominate here. Everything corresponds to German standards, dishwasher, coffee machine, central heating, warm water etc. Not to forget the wonderful little details such as. B. the electric blanket in the master bedroom. We also enjoyed the fireplace, although we still haven't figured out how to make peat briquettes burn. With us they just smoldered. We enjoyed living, reading, cooking, sitting in the garden in the sun, watching the sunset, eating in the winter garden, 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 teenage addict - like our son. But even he had to admit that the house is just great ..... "


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers


  • Pool


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking
  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Fenced garden
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the lake
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Unit size: 1292 sq ft (120 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law, including the right of withdrawal, will not apply to your booking. The cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

About this area


Located in Callow, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a lake. Alcock and Brown Landing Site and Marconi Trans Atlantic Wireless Station are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Connemara Championship Links and Connemara Championship Golf Links. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Connemara Championship Links - 6 min drive
  • Roundstone Ceramics - 9 min drive
  • Connemara Championship Golf Links - 13 min drive
  • Dog's Bay Beach - 18 min drive
  • Gurteen Bay Beach - 21 min drive


  • Sweet Nothings Cafe - 5 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Does House between coast, lake + mountains: every window view is a Connemara highlight! have a pool?

Yes, this property has a pool.

Is House between coast, lake + mountains: every window view is a Connemara highlight! pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at House between coast, lake + mountains: every window view is a Connemara highlight!?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at House between coast, lake + mountains: every window view is a Connemara highlight!?

Checkout is at 10:00 AM.

Where is House between coast, lake + mountains: every window view is a Connemara highlight! located?

This family-friendly Callow holiday home is located by the ocean, 3 mi (4.9 km) from Connemara Championship Links, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dog's Bay Beach and Gurteen Bay Beach. Mannin Bay Beach and Mt. Errisberg are also within 6 miles (10 km).




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10/10 Excellent

Christina B.

Liked: Cleanliness
Family holiday in Connemara
Great house and location for our family of four (2 teenage boys). The house is gorgeous, best rental we've ever stayed in. It has everything you'll need and is very comfortable. Beautiful beaches all along the nearby coastline. We swam every day, mostly at Calla beach, only 10 minute walk away. Our boys enjoyed using the bicycles to cycle to the shop in nearby Ballyconneely. Highly recommend Keoghs bar/restaurant in Ballyconneely where you will find great food, welcoming staff and a relaxed atmosphere. We fell in love with Connemara and will definitely be back xx ❤️
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2023

10/10 Excellent

Lisa R., Deux Montagnes, Quebec

Liked: Cleanliness
Excellent stay
We were super comfortable staying here and could not be happier about the location - nearby great dog friendly beaches! Host was superb and attentive. I hope to stay here again!
Stayed 28 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness
We had such a lovely stay at Calla School, the house was so clean and stocked with everything we could possibly need. We fell in love with this house and Connemara. We have never felt so comfortable in a house rental, it felt like our h