Collooney, Co Sligo
The Schoolhouse in Annaghmore was built in the 1860s to educate local children.
Nowadays its cosy vestibule leads through to a light filled sitting room where an open fire adds a welcoming glow to the double height living room. Nearby beaches at Strandhill (20 mins). Sligo town's bustling streets are peppered with small boutiques, cafes and bars, as well as a myriad of craft shops offering many handmade crafts including jewellery, pottery and knitwear.
This property is approved to Fáilte Ireland standards
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Built in the 1860s, The Schoolhouse, Annaghmore is an attractive rural building picturesquely located by the Owenmore River and surrounded by mature woodland. The building retains many original decorative features including ornamental wooden bargeboards and lattice windows surmounted by wooden hood mouldings. The most striking feature is the projecting oriel window on the upper east gable.The L-shaped one and a half storey building originally comprised of a two-storey accommodation area (the schoolmaster's residence) and a double height schoolroom. Some 19th Century schoolhouse furnishings still survive including the schoolhouse fireplace, coat hooks and chalkboards.
This charming rural schoolhouse on the Annaghmore Estate which has been owned by the O'Hara family for several centuries, features distinctively Tudor Revival decorative elements. Built in the 1860s as a school for the estate tenants' children, it is an attractive rural building picturesquely located on the banks of the Owenmore river and surrounded by mature woodland.
There is local folklore surrounding the last tenant of the schoolhouse. Hughie Savage was a bachelor who farmed on the other side of the Owenmore river and kept cattle in the mountains. He lived at Annaghmore without electricity or running water and did not have a bank account. He kept all his money in a tin box which legend says is still buried somewhere at Annaghmore since it has never been found!
GPS: 54.151905 , -8.547226
Can I bring a dog?
Yes. Check the Irish Landmark T&Cs re bringing dogs to Irish Landmark Properties.
Is linen supplied?
Yes – all beds are prepared and ready for your arrival.
Is there an open fire?
Yes. There is an open fire in the sitting room.
Can I light a fire?
Yes. You can light the fire in the sitting room.
Can I bring more than one dog?
This property is only suitable for one dog.
Do I need a car to get here?
It would be preferable to have a car as otherwise it will be difficult to get to shops, etc.
How do I get the keys?
When you complete your booking, you will receive an email giving you information about arranging access on your arrival date.
Can I arrive early?
Only by special arrangement with the bookings office and agreement of the local House Manager. A charge is made if you are requesting a morning arrival, as this means we cannot take a booking for the night before your arrival date.
What is the latest departure time?
10.00am. The House Manager will discuss arrangements for your departure on the day you arrive.
How far to the nearest town?
About 10 mins drive to Collooney.
Is there a caterer who will come in to cook meals?
We do not know of anyone who can go in to cook meals at this property.
Is it suitable for children?
Yes, but there are no single beds only 2 doubled bedded rooms.
Is it suitable for older people?
Yes. There is a separate shower room downstairs and a double bedroom on the ground floor.
Does it have facilities for disabled people?
The ground floor shower room would be suitable for the assisted disabled.
Is it suitable for a wheelchair?
Is there central heating?
There is oil central heating with radiators throughout the house.
Is the cooker electric or gas?
Is there a shower?
Yes - there is a walk in shower in the downstairs shower room.
How many bathrooms?
Do you supply towels and bed linen?
Yes. The beds will be made up on your arrival and you will be provided with a bath towel and guest towel according to the number of beds in the property.
Can I get to the house by public transport?
Yes. You would get a train or bus to Sligo and a taxi could take you onwards from there to the Schoolhouse. However, you would need a car to get to local shops, etc.
Where is the nearest train station?
Can I book for just one night?
What is your minimum booking period?
Our minimum booking period from 1st January 2016 our minimum booking period will be 3 nights. Some Special Dates will have restrictions on number of nights and arrival date.
Is there a garden at the house?
Yes. There is a large lawned area and a patio.
How many cars can I bring to the house?
Is there parking on site?
Is there outdoor furniture?
Is there a tv?
No, but there is a radio, board games, cards and plenty of books.
Is there WiFi?
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May 4, 2018
This is a wonderful place for a dogcation. Schoolhouse at Annaghmore has its own private garden, fireplace, and cosy snug each of which will provide relaxing spaces for you and your dog to rest up after your day trips. Shells Café and Little Shop in Strandhill is a busy, friendly place to eat offering a […]
May 3, 2018
Oftentimes, when a child is leaving their school for the day, they will ask their teacher “….and where do you sleep when we go home?” In their minds, the teacher has become absolutely integral to the building and the child can only imagine the teacher’s life within the confines of these familiar walls. It is […]