The other dates listed below are when our home would be free for home exchange, as school holidays....
Christmas holidays (~ 28th Dec and first week in Jan)
School mid-term break mid-February
Easter Break - March/April)
Summer holidays - end June to end August
As we would like to bring our dog with us when we exchange, and that is why, we have limited our exchange to homes within Ireland and where we can take our car, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man and England.
Our charming Georgian home is in the heart of Ranelagh, Dublin 6, with 3 beds, kitchen, sitting room and dining room, three separate toilets/bathroom, tranquil and private, small walled back garden and a front garden with off-street parking.
We are 2km from Dublin City Centre, including St. Stephen’s Green, O'Connell Street and Trinity College Dublin (10mins by bus or 20mins walk) and we are within 1 km of Donnybrook, Ballsbridge and Rathmines.
Our home is a beautifully restored Georgian house, with gas central heating, high speed internet, electric showers, a new integrated security, carbon monoxide, fire alarm, etc. The house is terraced and is over three floors.
At hall door level the accommodation comprises a sitting room with open fire place, (smokeless coal supplied) and in this room is TV (recordable UTV cable TV), DVD player and Wii.
The dining room has a large table (sits eight) and there are the original restored French doors separating these rooms.
The hallway leads to the kitchen at the back of the house which leads to the back garden. The kitchen is small (kitchen table where 4 can eat easily). The kitchen includes blue tiled work surfaces, sink, microwave, integrated dishwasher, fridge, electric oven and four ring gas hob.
Going upstairs, on the return, is the bathroom with bath and shower, sink WC (timer immersion), and a separate utility room with a toilet and washing machine and dryer.
Then on the next floor are two bedrooms- one with a double bed (queen size).The second bedroom is currently used as an office. There is a separate small room, currently used as a home office.
Going upstairs again, on the return is a store room and a shower room with electric Triton shower, and toilet.
At the top of the house is one large double bedroom with a king size double bed and French doors that over look the back garden.
There is an enclosed, small, private, 15 meter (45 feet) back garden, east facing and to the front is a 30 meter (90 foot) long front west-facing garden, half in lawn, half gravel with space for two cars.
We can email and make arrangements in English and German, as we are both are fluent in German, having lived in Germany for many years.
This cosy and charming home is located in the heart of Ranelagh and Donnybrook with extensive amenities from shops, restaurants, and excellent public transport, including Luas tram (Green line: Ranelagh stop) and bus service (Bus: 11, 11A,44, 48A just outside the house) and in nearby Donnybrook (5 mins walk) are the following Bus routes: 13B, 18, 86, 140, 39, 39A, and which giving direct access to Dublin City centre, Dundrum Shopping Centre and Sandyford Industrial Estate.
Although we live in Dublin, in the heart of Ranelagh and Donnybrook and close to the centre, the house is quiet as we are 30metres back off of Sandford Road.
Our car is a Nissan Megane Estate 2004 1.5 liter. We have three bicycles, which you are welcome to use, two for adults, one suitable for a 7 - 13 year old.
We have a loveable, cuddly Newfoundland dog (born April 2010). He is large (65 kg) and we have brought him with us to many hotels and B&Bs in Ireland that allow dogs. He is very well trained. In our home, he is only allowed on the ground floor and front and back gardens, he is not allowed upstairs. In your home, we would be happy if he could be in one room, such as your kitchen, and we would guarantee to not allow him in the rest of your house. As we would like to bring our dog with us when we exchange, and that is why, we have limited our exchange to homes within Ireland and where we can take our car, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man and England.
The basement of the property has a separate entrance, separate door, and there is no access between the basement and the upper house. The basement is let out on a long term agreement with the same tenant. The basement has a separate gated entrance and has been sound-proofed. There is no access between the basement and the upper house and no connection from the basement to the back garden.