Large suburban home in cul-de-sac on Galway and Connemara's doorstep!
House, suburban with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 125 m2 (1345 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our home is a beautiful spacious, four-bedroomed, semi detached residence and it is kept in immaculate condition. It has a large master bedroom with ensuite, two double rooms, office and a bathroom upstairs. We have a large kitchen/dining area looking out on the patio and back garden and a spacious utility room containing washing machine and dryer. The sitting room is a both cosy and large and contains a 32" TV & DVD with over 100 digital channels, open fire, piano, three-piece suite and a large bookcase. There is also a downstairs bathroom. The house boasts a mixture of all modern appliances and antique furniture and is nicely decorated with wooden floors throughout.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine, dryer
Parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Diving, horse riding, 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:
Car recommended, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Knocknacarra is a suburb of Galway and is about a 1.5hrs drive from both Knock and Shannon international airports. Galway airport is 20 minutes away. Situated in a quiet estate in a much sought after part of Galway, our house is a 5 minute drive from the bustling city centre and within very easy reach of shops, pubs, hotels, beaches, churches, public leisure centre, Salthill promenade, and world famous Connemara. The attractive estate is off the road and our house is on a cul-de-sac. We have an active residents association who organise BBQs etc. in the summer months and the neighbours are very friendly and supportive. Galway is a fantastic, vibrant, and friendly university city. It is famous for its social scene, great restaurants, vibrant bars and beautiful compact city centre. It is a gateway to the West of Ireland and Connemara, is less than 20 minutes away. There is a shop, pub/restaurant, leisure centre and pharmacy within 5 minutes walk from the house with a large shopping centre 2 mins away by car. The bus into the city stops directly outside the estate.
Something about ourselves
We are Eimear and Fiachra, both professionals (a primary school teacher and an Irish language teacher). Eimear is originally from Carraroe in the Irish (Gaelic) speaking area of Connemara. Fiachra is a founder of Galway's Dragonfly Theatre (http://www.dragonflytheatre.ie We have varied interests including sport, music, walking, reading, socialising, theatre, hiking, and travelling. We haven't done a home exchange before but we have heard great reports about it and we are keen to explore different parts of the globe via similar enthusiasts. As this is our first experience of home exchange we would be eager to plan something well in advance to get used to the idea of swapping houses with another couple!