Beautiful 18th century stone farmhouse with history

Beautiful 18th century stone farmhouse with history

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
4 Bathrooms
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Our home

This 18th century restored farmhouse is absolutely beautiful and furnished with taste. It is situated in some of the most gorgeous countryside in the world - Connemara, and it is famous fishing territory. My husband and I restored the house with a great deal of care not to remove any of its character as sadly many of these types of houses were knocked down. It is very comfortable and has ensuite bathrooms for all the bedrooms. We used all natural local materials like stone and wood throughout. From our bedroom you can see the lake. The rooms are big and spacious with high ceilings. On the upper level we have put seating areas in all the windows so that the lovely countryside can be viewed - with the help of a good book and a glass of wine!

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Who we are

  1. We are Lizzi and Will, and we have a little girl called Chiara who is nearly 6. This is the first time we have tried to do an exchange, and my dream would be to go to Italy as my mother is Italian and I need my daughter Chiara to practice the language. She understands everything but answers me in English! It is very important to me that she has the Italian culture and language, and I hope to establish a relationship with a family or couple so that we can exchange houses regularly. I am a fashion stylist, and I work with models and photographers. I travel a lot for my work. Will is a builder and gas engineer, and we have renovated several houses together, including an 18th century farmhouse in Connemara, in the wild West of Ireland. This house is also available for exchanges. Please contact us for details. We love our families and are very close. We also love cooking, travelling and going to flea markets and also antique auctions and looking at beautiful things. Our house is always full of children, family and friends, and I am sure that you would have a wonderful time here. We are flexible with time, as long as it is in the school holidays, and would accept a shorter stay if necessary.

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We are a 20 min walk through lovely lanes to the village of Clonbur, Co Galway. It is very hard to describe the beauty of the surrounding countryside - the deep blue lakes, the stillness and the huge skies- but God really did kiss the earth there it is so stunning! The house is situated 5 kilometers from Ashford Castle and all its wonderful grounds. We are 40 mins from Galway City and the house is between two fantastic lakes - Lough Mask and Lough Corrib. If you love to fish this is fishing country and we can put you in contact with excellent gillies. We are also 40 mins from white sand beaches which are totally empty and unspolit. During the summer all the locals swim in the lake which is 5 mins from the farmhouse. There are plenty of country sports like walking, horse riding and fishing. The area is famous for brown trout and salmon fishing. Our house is surrounded by two farms. It is extremely safe with zero crime and the locals are welcoming and helpful. The area is exceptionally clean and there is no pollution or overhead air traffic, except for the swallows! The house has some history as it was the home to the grandparents of a famous Catholic priest - Father Griffin who was murdered by the Black and Tans. Father Griffin spent a lot of time at the house, and it would be our dream to one day turn the whole house and outbuildings into a museum in his memory and also as social history record of those troubled times.

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