A spacious, comfortable family residence in the suburbs of Dublin
House, suburban with 4 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 200 m2 (2150 sq.ft), WCs 3, car optional, children OK, pets OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 4
1) July 01 2013 - August 31 2013
Where we want to go
Description of our house
Welcome to our home - a comfortable, clean and spacious family home. The accommodation includes an entrance hall, a front room and sitting room (open fireplaces in both rooms) and a spacious kitchen area which looks out onto a generous back garden. The back garden includes a patio and barbeque. Off the kitchen is a separate utility room and guest w.c. on the ground floor. There is also a study with broadband internet facility. There are 2 double bedrooms on the first floor (one ensuite) and a family bathroom with bath and shower. Additionally there are two single bedrooms. The house has ample off-street parking. The house is protected by a security system. The house is bright and airy and a pleasure to live in!
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, security system, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Child's swing, parking, garden, barbecue
Diving, tennis, roller blading, hiking, swimming, mountaineering, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Children ok, pets ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), car optional
= marks the location of this home
The house is situated in Monkstown, perhaps the most pleasant suburb on the southside of Dublin! Monkstown is approx. 45 minutes from Dublin Airport by car. This is a quiet well established area within walking distance of the picturesque sea front village of Monkstown with its many restaurants, pubs and shopping. We are also 15 minute walk from the picturesque harbour in Dun Laoghaire where you will also find shopping, cinemas and restaurants. Directly across the road from our house is the Monkstown Pool and Fitness Centre. We are approx. 7k from the centre of Dublin with excellent bus and train connections. We are also within easy reach of Co Wicklow which is regarded as the "garden of Ireland" with its historic monastic sites, beaches, mountains and villages. There are a number of large parks within walking distance of the house.
Something about ourselves
We are Richard and Liz, our children Luke (14) and Niamh (13) and pet dog Molly. Richard is a power station manager while Liz manages the house and the kids. The family's interest are diverse - Irish music, cooking, cycling, swimming, karate, table tennis...endless! We are eager to get out and see some new places and and that's why we signed up to Home Exchange. We have already had successful home exchanges in Barcelona in 2012 and Cologne in 2013. If we find a match with someone looking to do an exchange we would like to get to know you (Skype or email) and take it from there!