Traditional Irish Cottage in the centre of Ireland and on the River Shannon

Traditional Irish Cottage in the centre of Ireland and on the River Shannon


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

We have recently refurbished our beautiful cottage as close to the original style but with a few necessary modernities!! We especially love our kitchen with our Stanley Range Cooker (it makes fantastic bread and stews!!)and oak/cream solid wood cupboards. We have an open turf fire in the sitting room, with a huge supply of turf (see photo) to use at your disposal. The garden has manicured raised flower beds and a front and back lawn and should be looking good this summer. We have 3 medium sized double bedrooms. And the bathroom has great views of the neighbours cows from the shower! We have an external laundry/storage area with a chest freezer and also a good sized external office with fax/copier/scanner.

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Who we are

  1. We are a young(ish) mid 30s couple and an 2 year old girl who have just found work in Victoria and would like a long holiday/house swap to your amazing looking island. (Swap an island for an island!!) I am a nurse working in cancer care and John is a professional worker in the construction industry. Our daughter loves life and has just discovered her new sandpit!

    We would really love to hear from you if you would like to experience 'real Irish living' and are keen to see the 'Emerald Isle'!! We know we will have a great time on Vancouver Island. It looks amazing.

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

Clonown is a little village 3 miles outside Athlone which is right in the centre of Ireland -an ideal location for exploring our island, with an average distance of 1 1/2 hours to anywhere!!

The nearest house is 100m away from us and the peace and quiet is just lovely (as are the wonderful clear skies at night). There are great quiet road and river bank walks from the house. There is a little more information on

Athlone is a vibrant and fast developing midlands town. The new shopping centre has just opened together with a new Sheraton hotel. The River is central to Athlone and boating/fishing and golfing are very popular pastimes. See for lots of information. A car can be provided and is necessary to get in to town (we also have a bike with baby seat and will have a second bike soon!)

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