Beautiful period row house in historic district

Beautiful period row house in historic district


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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

My home is a terraced (row) house, in Rathmines, a historic district just 2km from the centre of Dublin, built in 1853 and with lots of beautiful period detail. It is very comfortable, with a welcoming sitting room, with a real fireplace and a spacious dining-room. The kitchen has all "mod-cons", a table which can fit four people comfortably, or six if necessary, and bright glass doors overlooking the patio and west-facing garden. I love my garden and make sure it has lots to interest you in every season. It is enclosed by old brick walls, is not overlooked at all, and in summer the view beyond the garden to the west consists of leafy green trees all the way to the church spire in the next parish. Once a year, in June, I open the garden to the public in the "Rathmines Garden Trail", a local charity initiative. This is a beautiful home in which to relax, or use as a base to explore the cultural amenities of Dublin and the leisure opportunities in the nearby coast and hills to the south.

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Who we are

  1. I am an architect in my early 60's, working in central Dublin. I live on my own, but I travel with three friends. My favourite hobbies are gardening and music, and I sing with the Irish national broadcasting choir, the RTE Philharmonic. My friends are fellow-singers and we love to travel; we prefer locations where we can be in or near an interesting city. We have done five successful exchanges together and still maintain friendly contact with our exchange partners. One of the reasons I like home exchange so much, is the opportunity to meet friendly people from other countries, other cultures.

  2. Please note: I now share my house with friends so can only make two-week exchanges for the main holiday periods June - August, and possibly weekends during the rest of the year.

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The house is on a small cul-de-sac (dead-end) street off an elegant square in Rathmines, an inner suburb of Dublin which was developed in the mid nineteenth century. The shops, pubs, restaurants, cinema, swimming-pool and gym (see of Rathmines are just 150 metres away, yet the street is very quiet because there is no through traffic. Less than 1.5km to the north, 20 minutes walk away and linked by a very frequent bus service, is the smart Stephen's Green / Grafton St area of Dublin, where all the best shopping, restaurants and museums are located. There is a station of the DublinBikes system just 250m away, where you can pick up bikes to ride-and-drop anywhere in central Dublin, at no charge for a short journey. (See Next to the Stephen's Green area is the historic Georgian district, dating from the 18th century and well-known worldwide, and just north of it, at the very centre of Dublin, is Trinity College, founded by Queen Elizabeth the First around 1596. A short walk from there finds you at the ancient cathedrals of Christchurch and St Patricks, founded around 1172, just after the Normans invaded Ireland.

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