Luxurious 18th Century Historic School House

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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Property description

Tierneevin, Gort, Co Galway, Ireland

Shawe-Taylor's Old School House is a wonderful place for golf, walking and relaxation. The name Tierneevin is an Irish word meaning 'A Beautiful Place', so the name speaks for itself. This is a most luxurious building and we are very proud of the finish provided. We are certain that our discerning guests will enjoy holidaying in this beautiful part of Ireland. Charming period school house (ca. 1820), recently restored to its original splendour. Eco friendly interior finished with breathable products such as lime mortar on walls, pitch pine and traditional flag on floors. Insulated throughout, the schoolhouse has a high energy rating. With its cathedral style ceilings, wooden beams and a mezzanine/balcony bedroom, it is beautifully presented with antique furniture throughout, adding enormous warmth and character. This is a wonderful place to get away from all the stress in an area of outstanding natural beauty and geology.

Ideally suited for a golfing and/or walking holiday. Gort Golf club is literally on your doorstep with very reasonable rates available, and an excellent clubhouse and restaurant. This superb 18 hole Championship Golf Course is set on 160 acres of picturesque parkland, overlooking the Burren and the Clare Hills. The Golf Course was designed by the 1989 Ryder Cup hero Christy O'Connor. It consists of four outstanding par-3's, a testing par-5 ninth and a terrific par-4, carved through by Burren stone and natural waterways. From the property you can take a delightful 3 mile circular walk, which runs through the Burren landscape. The scenery, birds and wildlife, botany, geology and archaeology - all can be enjoyed on this short walk. Also close by is Kilmacduagh Monastery with several churches and a round tower. The Monastery was established in the 7th century by Saint Colman Mac Duagh, hence the name Kilmacduagh (the church of the son of Duac). Kinvara and Ballyvaughan are nearby fishing and farming villages both on the edge of Galway Bay. For shopping there is Galway City and Ennis, both only 20 minutes' drive from the property. There are many fine restaurants close by in Gort and Kinvara.

Keywords: Old School House self catering home a wonderful place for golf, walking and relaxation


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet:

    wifi connection available...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Most comfortable living room...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    sufficient towels always available...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    We have oil fired central heating also a wood or coal stove in sitting room...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Golf only a short walk away delightful golf course designed by Christy O' Connor...moreless



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Jan-Mar .. €475/week
Apr-May .. €600/week
Jun ...... €650/week
Jul-Aug .. €800/week
Sep ...... €700/week
Oct ...... €650/week
Nov-Dec .. €475/week
Christmas/New Years/Easter .. by arrangement

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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My name is John Casey my occupation is Auctioneer & Estate Agent. I have been in the property business for over 25 years. I am married to Brid and we have 3 grown up sons. Together we successfully ran a farm guesthouse for 20 years and we certainly know how to look after guests. I love my leisure time, a keen golfer I play in two wonderful golf courses Lahinch and Gort. Walking is another one of our pleasures sometimes we organize walks in the beautiful Burren countryside. We love music and singing and sometimes organise singing nights in our local pub. We are nearing retirement age and hope to spend much time with my guests.

Why the Owner Chose Gort:
We fell in love with this beautiful old cut stone schoolhouse two years ago and personally renovated it ourselves to a very high standard, retaining all of its traditional features. It is a building steeped in history. It was first a schoolhouse in 1840 with the principal being a Captain Shawe-Taylor, the owner of the property. It closed after a number of year and then it was a soup house during the Famine. The area surrounding this property is wonderful countryside. The four big attractions would be: Gort Golf Club, Kilmacduagh Monastery, which was founded in the 7th century and plundered in the 13th century, Coole Park, the former home of Lady Gregory, and the Burren countryside, as well as the beautiful harbour villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvara.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a wonderful place to relax, so bright and the sun shines in every window. It is fantastic place to read and unwind. There is always something to keep you occupied: golf, walking, shopping, beaches - all of life’s pleasures are on your doorstep.

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  • Oak Kitchen fully equiped

    Oak Kitchen fully equiped

  • Gallery room

    Gallery room

  • Upstairs Bathroom

    Upstairs Bathroom

  • View of Sittingroom/Diningroom from Gallery room

    View of Sittingroom/Diningroom from Gallery room

  • Hallway with old settle bed

    Hallway with old settle bed

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

VRBO #289584

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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