Experienced exchangers - large comfortable home with spectacular views
House, rural with 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 3 bathroom(s), floor area of 275 m2 (2960 sq.ft), WCs 3, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 2
3) July 04 2013 - August 14 2013
Where we want to go
Description of our house
Our home is a modern bungalow with sheltered garden and patio. It has a living room, kitchen, sun room, utility room, office, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom areas (one with jet bath), nook area and games room. There is also high speed internet wireless access. We have had more than 30 exchange partners share our home. The living room area is one of the main rooms in the house. It is centrally heated but also has a multiple fuel stove which provides a cosy place to spend the evenings. A clavinova is also provided for some musical entertainment. It also has satellite TV and DVD player. The fully fitted kitchen has an extended dining area and all of the modern conveniences. This includes dishwasher, oven, grill, microwave, hob, fridge, freezer and television. The utility room has a sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a shower room off the utility room. A beautiful sunroom was added to the rear of the house in 1996. It is 4 metres by 6 metres in size. An stove in the corner adds character to the room. The doors open onto a patio area with BBQ and spacious garden totally sheltered from the road. The master bedroom was recently added when we extended our home. It has built-in wardrobes, TV, DVD player and an en-suite. Please have a look at our website http://www.irelandhomeswap.co.uk for more details and pictures.
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
Garage, terrace, parking, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, surfing, horse riding, tennis, water skiing, hiking, swimming, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), hospitality considered, wheelchair friendly, car optional
= marks the location of this home
We live between the lovely villages of Kesh and Belleek, set in rural County Fermanagh, in the north west of Ireland. We enjoy unpoilt and beautiful views over Lough Erne - the largest inland waterway in Europe. There is plenty to do and see in Fermanagh - Belleek Pottery, Castle Archdale, Marble Arch caves, County town of Enniskillen with the award winning Ardhowen theatre, National Trust properties such as CastleCoole, Crom and Florencecourt, ruins of castles, pony trekking, golf (Lough Erne Golf Resort), fishing, water sports and walking. If this is not enough to keep you occupied our home is also ideally situated to tour the rest of Northern Ireland - the Titanic exhibition, Giant's Causeway, Bushmills distillery, Sperrin mountains, Ulster American Folk Park. We also live 10 kilometres from County Donegal and close to Sligo and the west of Ireland. Belfast is 1.5 hours by car and just over 2 hours to Dublin. Please have a look at our website http://www.irelandhomeswap.co.uk for more details and pictures.
Something about ourselves
Our family consists of Mervyn (54) who is a Principal of a local school, Adele (slightly younger!) a volunteer driver and two grown up children who have moved out of home (phew!). Two friends may accompany us. We really enjoy home exchanges and have had many happy times all over the world (more than 30 very successful exchanges). If possible we like to get to know the people we exchange with and usually meet with them before or after the exchange if circumstances allow and that is what our exchange partners want also. We enjoy hiking / walking, sports, swimming and generally soaking up the culture of an area. We are very flexible in where we go. Please be assured that we will treat your home and possessions with respect. We have a Cavalier King Charles dog which we would like you to look after if possible. Someone can look after him if you are away for a period of time.
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