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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Clonakilty, County Cork

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Rachelpre...
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect for a relaxing week away”
Reviewed 12 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The perfect base for a great break in West Cork - the Blue School is open and airy with everything we needed for the week.
The area is beautiful with dramatic coastline, long sandy beaches and quieter coves, lively evenings in Clonakilty (if you want them) and friendly people.
We'd definitely go back.
Thanks!

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14 Jun 2016
Thank you, Rachel. So glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to host you both.
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ballyerma...
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“lovely & charming little cottage”
Reviewed 14 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Stayed here with my girlfriend over new years. Really nice setting where the property is located.Cottage is spotlessly clean and equipped very well. The two owners were really helpful with organizing taxi into clonakilty and giving general information about the area.
We will stay here again when we are in this part of Cork

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Liked best: The owners were kind nice people
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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457jsw
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A perfect retreat !”
Reviewed 5 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We absolutely loved our stay here - a peaceful and leafy setting (I rather liked hearing the odd tractor going past), a big comfortable bed with proper hotel quality bedding, helpful hosts who were on hand if needed but gave us complete privacy, and apart from the lack of a full length mirror (back of the wardrobe door perhaps?), the studio was really well-equipped. We will definitely return !

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Liked best: Peaceful setting, wonderfully comfortable bed
Liked least: lack of a full-length mirror
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Clonakilty, Ireland
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5 reviews
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“Serene, Impeccable, and Perfect Holiday Let”
Reviewed 29 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My husband and I needed a restful getaway prior to moving into our new home and The Blue School was the answer to our prayers. Convenient to Clonakilty, beaches, and all the attractions of West Cork yet nestled in the countryside. The owners were charming, accommodating, and helpful. The house itself was a delight; renovated just enough without losing its character, light, spacious, and modern with a functioning kitchen and laundry facilities. We would definitely stay again and/or recommend to guests.

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Liked best: The hosts and the ambience
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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HazelJane...
New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Adoreable Retreat .... cute dog and foraging on the farm optional”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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I spent 5 blissful days at this adorable country retreat last week and could not have asked for more. The cottage is housed in a former stables, elegantly converted to ensure complete privacy and peace. Nevertheless I found myself knocking at the door of my gracious hosts every morning .. I still miss them! Ina and Jean-Luc are wonderful hosts and encouraged my raiding of the heirloom crops and provided wonderful local knowledge re. restaurants, local markets, ferries to outer islands etc. They even loaned me their delicious dog "Coco" who came to visit every morning and afternoon.
The cottage has everything one could need including a modern kitchen that was better equipped than my own, indeed I often found myself cooking wonderful local produce which I enjoyed at my own picnic table just in front of the cottage. The location is idyllic, and perfectly located for day trips to Kinsale, Baltimore and the islands, Schull etc.
I couldn't recommend this property more, I loved it and can't wait to return next summer!

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Liked best: Elegant conversion of stables, access to garden goodies, al fresco, picnic bench, Coco the dog
Liked least: Nothing to dislike, just that I should have stayed longer.
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 35-49
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Marina L
1 review
“Beautiful retreat”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 for a stay in August 2012

My partner and I enjoyed a most relaxing week in this cosy, attractive studio. It was very spacious and bright with a well equipped kitchen. The king sized bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in and the bathroom shower was excellent. Nestled in among farm fields in the heart of the country, we couldn't have asked for a more peaceful setting. Situated as it is just a few kms from Clonakility, a lovely country town, we enjoyed many trips there. We ate out in several good restaurants in the area. It was great to be so close to the coast and we enjoyed many walks on the local beaches and along the headlands.

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Liked best: Tranquil setting in comfortable cottage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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david p
cork
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“very tastefully renovated cottage in idyllic rural location”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Really lovely renovated cottage in great location close to Clonakilty and Rosscarbery with easy access to the amazing coastline of West Cork. Owners were very friendly and helpful

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Liked best: access to West Cork
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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