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View of School House from Wild Atlantic Way viewing point
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School House from opposite side
School House from Wild Atlantic Way viewing point
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View of Slieve League from the top of Croagh Muckros (the mountain behind property)
School House at base of Croagh Muckros Mountain
Muckross Head - a popular spot for rock climbers
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Kilcar, County Donegal

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Very good - based on 12 reviews
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thisgal20...
Westfield, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Magical place”
Reviewed April 6, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Spent a wonderful two nights here with family, and wish it was longer so I could sit on the front deck and watch the ocean till I got my fill. The cottage was a cozy place to unwind after our hikes around Slieve League and the local beaches. Noreen stopped by and made sure we were all set with the cottage, and even drew out a map so we could find our way around the area.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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brooks59
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Magnificent Retreat by the Sea”
Reviewed February 19, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Its solitude with wifi and yet not too far from services. It's even nicer than the pictures when you sit and watch the waves crash against the rocks below the window. There's the beach there too if it's warm, and a lovely fireplace if it's not. Little Kilcar is 5 minutes up the road with pubs and groceries. The stunning cliffs of Sleeve league (sp?) is about 15 minutes. Killybegs takes about 20 minutes and the rest of County Donegal lies waiting. Everyone seems ready to chat and the best thing about this place is the people.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 20, 2017
Thank you Rick for your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay. Enjoy the rest of your trip.
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kelbbb
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A cosy, remote cottage nestled in some beautiful scenery”
Reviewed January 20, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

A group of us were keen on finding a cottage to rent in the Donegal area over the New Year period - and this was a great option.

The Muckross School House is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of rolling hills and fantastic beaches.

Communication with Pete before our stay (and after) was fantastic - he was on hand at the end of an email to answer any queries.

When we arrived the cottage was clean and tidy, with plenty of firewood and peat to last us the whole weekend. The bedrooms were spacious enough, and the living room was a great communal area. Towels provided in the bathrooms which was a bonus.

The kitchen is pretty tiny and really crowded if there are any more than two people in it at the time, but saying that, it was well equipped with plates, cutlery and cooking utensils (and a decent fridge).

Instructions were left in order for us to suss out the heating etc. There is a huge window in the living room area which has a really incredible view - we actually cleaned the window when we got there to really enjoy it but you could sit and stare at the rolling waves all day!

As we had planned on spending one of the two nights cooking for ourselves, we decided to walk in to the closest village. (This took around 25-30 minutes and make sure to bring headtorches/lamps as it is a windy road with reasonable amount of traffic especially at night)

Whilst there are pubs in the closest village, none seemed to serve food. There is a fast food takeaway but it was shut (I think it was probably because of the time of year). We were able to pick up some supplies in the local grocery shop so that wasn't really an issue.

There's lots of great walking (and surfing/swimming if you're brave enough) around the cottage, and it's only around a 40minute drive from Donegal town centre (there are closer villages nearby). It was so refreshing to enjoy the calm and stillness of the beautiful Irish countryside.

The only thing we would say would improve the stay would be for either a larger bin outside (maybe we just couldn't find it) or recycling options. There was a bin provided in the kitchen, but with six people cooking, eating and drinking this wasn't enough - but it didn't dampen our stay by any means.

Overall, it was a great getaway for us as a group that wanted to enjoy a stay away from everything, whilst having the great outdoors on our doorstep. Thankyou!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 24, 2017
Thank you for the comprehensive review and improvement suggestion! As a result we now have an improved solution in place regards the rubbish disposal.
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 28, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Reviewed September 23, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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