Beautiful new home in Athy, Co. Kildare Ireland

Beautiful new home in Athy, Co. Kildare Ireland


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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
3 Bathrooms
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Our home

My home is brand new and in excellent condition. I love it and hope you will too. From the minute I walked in the door to view it, it felt like a home and not just a house. There are 4 bedrooms 3 doubles, 2 on-suite, one single. 3 bathrooms, 1 electric shower and 2 power showers. So always a hot shower available. 2 rooms are permanent guest rooms. The house is a three story town home. Private back garden, kitchen dining room area and small sun room all connected. Separate living room. All bedrooms up stairs and the master bedroom is the only room on the 3rd floor, so very spacious. We are just minutes walking distance to the center of town. High Speed WIFI, Satellite TV. Play Station 3 and many games. A TV and DVD player in the master bedroom, with many DVD's also. Private parking for one car.
The ground floor is tiled in the kitchen/dining/sun-room areas. Hardwood in the living room and downstairs hallway. Upstairs and the stairs are carpet.

Property features

Who we are

  1. I live with my son Ryan who is 17 and a student. We travel a lot and this year we have traveled to the states Mexico, Berlin, Rome, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro. In December we are off to Budapest, Munich and Bratislava. We have lived all over the world, the Middle East, Australia, Germany, London and mainly in the US where we are both citizens and we moved back in Ireland 6 years ago.

    We both act in theater and I just finished my first small movie which will be going into the Irish small film festival circuit. (I won best actress for this film:) I write and direct theater, and I own one of the oldest family owned theater companies in our area, we have records back to 1870 when it was in my family. I recently started it again after about 30 years since my grandfather did its last production. Now I just need some new material and do an awesome show and make him proud:)

    We are avid boaters and own our own boat which we use a lot in the summer months. The rivers, lakes, and canal system of Ireland are beautiful as is the hospitality you find on the rivers by other boat owners. My boat is a heritage boat it was a life boat on a ship based in Holland, it was converted to a cruiser in 1955, I bought it in 2006 shipped it to Ireland. Use of the boat is possible weather permitting and if you are used to boats.

    I have family in this area so a key swap hand over is easily organized if we don't get to meet in person. We are really interested in going to NYC, Los Angeles, South America, Asia, Salzberg, Estonia but we are open to anywhere really and would be open to swap for weekends or mid week breaks in Europe also.

    While we don't have any pets I'm quite happy to look after yours while in your home. As our house is new and we have never had a pet here this might be of some help to those with allergies. We dont suffer from them so a home with a pet is fine for us to swap with.

    One thing I promise, we will treat your home with the utmost respect.

    I am only interested in swapping 2012, my schedules changes a lot and I cannot plan farther than 6 months in advance. I am only interest in a place with high speed internet access and as Im swapping my home Im not interested in a holiday apartment with very little amenities. I've received a lot of offers for peoples holiday apt and while they want to take their 7 person family to my home with all the luxuries of a home they want to sway a holiday with no cable no internet and accommodates 2-3 people. My home is in an Urban area 5 mins walking distance to public transport and the shops restaurants etc. Im not interested in anything suburban. Thanks Sandra

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Where is it?

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We are a 3 minute walk to the center of town. Walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, churches and shops, a park with playground, a gym with lovely pool. Our town is a heritage town, the only town in Ireland with a river and a canal running through the center of town. Used by boats going from the Shannon to the Irish Sea via the Grand Canal and the river Barrow, or the reverse to the loughs of Ireland and up north. Fishing is a huge hobby here as is Golfing. A 14 century castle sits in the middle of town on the river Barrow. We are 12 miles from Carlow Town, 11 miles from Kildare town, 40 miles from Dublin. We are on the main train line to Dublin and also buses service the area. We are close to Kildare Village designer outlet shopping mall, Punchestown racecourse, Naas racecourse, the Curragh racecourse, the Japanese Gardens. The National Stud recently visited by Queen Elizabeth. Kildare is a beautiful county and ideally located. Athy will host the world ploughing championship this year and for the last 2 we hosted the European ploughing championships. Tri Athy is on in June which brings people both spectators and competitors from all over the world. this triathlon has Olympic status. Athy has many golf courses in the area, the famous K club host of a recent Ryder Cup is also in Kildare, a tennis club walking distance from my house as is the rugby club, the GAA club and the soccer club. There are many summer camps set up for children if you need a break in the day and maybe you or your children get to know some of the locals. If your interested in this option I can get all the necessary numbers and booking forms.

We are located close to the international renowned K Club golf course, host to recent Ryder Cup. This exclusive club is one of the best in the world.

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